Gee, Maybe This Isn't Such a Good Idea...

Well, I'll be greased and fried. Looks like a conservative Christian eyed the "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" video game (background here and here) , shook themselves awake and realized that peddling a video game where Christians kill non-Christians might not be the best idea.
The Christian supremacist video game Left Behind: Eternal Forces has drawn the wrath of conservative Christian attorney Jack Thompson. He has denounced and cut ties with Tyndale House, publisher of the Left Behind novels that inspired the video game, and he is now threatening a lawsuit over its licensing of the game. Talk to Action has obtained a letter from Mr. Thompson in which he has urged Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Ph.D., to join him in repudiating Tyndale House.

Mr. Thompson has charged that in licensing the game, Tyndale House, publisher of his own book against video game violence as well as the Living Word Bible and several of Mr. Dobson's titles on child-rearing, "has now become one of the mental molesters of minors for money."

I love how the True Believers always use alliteration.
"What is more," Mr. Thompson continued, "we as a nation are involved in a war on terror, and this game gives radical Islamists two arguments: that we indeed do export pop culture sewage to the rest of the world, and we Christians entertain ourselves with the notion of killing infidels, now in a `Christian game'."

Holy crap, someone actually got on the Clue Bus! Fetch the smelling salts.

More, including tons of links, at the Talk to Action page. Tip 'o the Energy Dome to Crooks & Liars.

(Sorry about the double post... I had to make an edit, and it's early. More coffee is obviously needed.)

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