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Child Evangelism Fellowship Targets Portland Children for Summer Salvation. Locals Fights Back

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In past summers, Child Evangelism Fellowship has targeted children in Boston, Denver, Chicago, Little Rock, Salt Lake City, and the Twin Cities for conversion to their brand of biblical fundamentalism. This summer they chose Portland, Oregon. It may have been … Continue reading

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When Courage Means Quitting: Why a Young Humanist Walked Away from West Point

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Blake Page, a 24 year old cadet in his 4th year at West Point, created a storm on November 19 when he announced he was leaving in protest over religious discrimination and church state boundary violations. In his letter of … Continue reading

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Baptists Bank on Fire and Brimstone

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The Southern Baptist Convention is a force to be reckoned with. As the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, with over 45,000 affiliate churches, it have been shaping and channeling conservative Christian sensibilities since the Civil War, when Southern … Continue reading

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Our Public Schools Their Mission Field

“The Gospel has been taught freely in public schools all over the world for some time.  Now children in the U.S. have that opportunity, too!” – from the Child Evangelism Fellowship website A fundamentalist Christian organization, Child Evangelism Fellowship, has … Continue reading

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Sex Sells – Even in Church

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This weekend’s NYT Magazine featured a piece by Molly Worthen about Seattle megachurch Mars Hill: “Who Would Jesus Smack Down?”.  The article, like the church itself, leads with titillation.  And as in the church itself, the titillation is an opener … Continue reading

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