IFAS | Freedom Writer | November 1998 | update.html

Religious Right update

Retraction for Campolo

New York, New York Tony Campolo, now serving as part of an "accountability group" for President Clinton, demanded and received a retraction from The New York Times. The newspaper had described him as "a liberal Baptist who encourages Christians to accept homosexuality." The retraction said he "finds homosexual behavior contrary to Scripture."

Church breaks with SBC

Raleigh, North Carolina First Baptist Church of Raleigh has ended its 135-year association with the Southern Baptist Convention because of the denomination's stance that women should "submit graciously" to their husbands. The theologically "moderate" church also opposed the convention's 1984 resolution against ordaining women and its 1997 boycott of Disney.

New at the Hell House!

Arvada, Colorado Famous for its Halloween antiabortion skits and depiction of sinners burning in hell, the "Hell House" at the Abundant Life Christian Center has two new characters this year President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky plus a scene of a high school shooting.

Quotes of the month

"Heaven help the God-fearing, law-abiding, Caucasian, middle class... Americans are ready to fight for the true bullae of cultural war... They want the America they built...They want an America where you can...be White without feeling guilty."

CHARLTON HESTON, president of the National Rifle Association, in his Christian Coalition Road to Victory banquet speech, September 19, 1998

"When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we'll execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed."

RANDALL TERRY, founder of Operation Rescue, speaking of doctors who perform abortions, in an address to the U.S. Taxpayers Alliance, August 8, 1995. (Terry is a congressional candidate for the Right to Life Party in upstate New York.)

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