IFAS | Freedom Writer | September/October 1990 | yoga.html

Yoga leads to devil worship!

Fundamentalist Christians in Georgia successfully blocked a county-sponsored yoga class because of fears that it could lead to devil worship. The class, sponsored by the Toccoa-Stephens County Recreation Department, was canceled on August 31, after county commissioners received a number of complaints from church groups.

The man, Philip Lawrence, who "as a Christian" opposed the class said, "The people who are signed up for the class are just walking into it like cattle to a slaughter." "Half of yoga," he said, "is a branch of Eastern mysticism, and it has strong occult i nfluences." He said yoga is a form of New Age mysticism and can lead to devil worship.

Lawrence gathered support from Baptist, Lutheran and Church of God congregations.

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