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BattleCry: Ron Luce’s Holy War

Truthdig contributor Sunsara Taylor reports again from the front lines—a BattleCry Christian-fundamentalist rock music rally, where a “sexpert” claims that “condoms don’t work,” Navy SEALs stage mock assassination raids in the name of Christ, and evangelist Franklin Graham suggests that HIV/AIDS is a punishment from God.
(Third in a series. See: column 1, column 2)

Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE

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Images: YouTube & / Illustration: Blair Golson

Fear and Loathing at Philadelphia’s BattleCry

Go behind the scenes at a Christian fundamentalist youth rock show in Philadelphia, where hired goons shadowed a young activist, the author of this column, and where a letter of praise from President Bush kicked off the festivities. “This must have been what it felt like to watch the Hitler Youth,” writes Sunsara Taylor.
(Second column in a series of three. First column here, Third column here.)

Posted on May 13, 2006 READ MORE

World Can't Wait protests against BattleCry

Battle Cry for Theocracy

A young activist explores the frightening world of a Christian evangelical youth movement that is holding rock concerts and rallies at city halls nationwide this weekend.
“If you?ve been waiting to get alarmed until the Christian fascist movement started filling stadiums with young people and hyping them up to do battle in ‘God?s army,’ wait no longer.”
(First column a series of three. Second column here, third column here.)

Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE

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