Sunday, February 11, 2007

'Christian' bookstore features exX

rated flicksColumnist raises question of just what makes retailer biblical WORLDNETDAILY - By Bob Unruh - February 1, 2007 - - When NewsWithView s.com writer Paul Proctor wrote in a new column that parents should make sure their kids are out of the room and the door is locked before going to a Christi an Heritage Bookstore website, he was serious.

Because among the items featured at the "Christian Heritage Bookstore" along with 14-karat gold cross earrings and the like are the exX - rated "P--- boy: exX Mates, Vol. 1 – BMX/Wakeboards," and an adult 4-pack of "classics" titled "Debbie D--s Dallas," "D--p T----t," "Behind the Green Door," and "The D---l in Miss Jones."Right there on the same page that quotes Psalms 119, verse 111, "Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart," is a listing for "Rated exX – A Journey through P- -n." ---

Ever think you'd see that on a Christian website?" Proctor asks in his column. "That's right – 'Christian Heritage Bookstore.'" ---"Friends, we've got a serious problem in the online Christian bookstore industry. In fact, someone really needs to ask the question: Just what is a Christian Bookstore?" Proctor wrote. ---At Christ ianResearchService.com,

which says one of its goals is to "alert and warn fellow Christians about spiritual deception outside and within the body of Christ," Christian Heritage Bookstore and its related companies have been given the "Shelves of Shame Award."

That organization also reported on some objectionable materials listed on the website for the Southern Baptist Convention, the Lifeway Christian Resources, although they dealt more with the fringe of theology rather than explicit s-x. But the Research group noted that managers made changes in their stock lists when they were made aware of the concerns over their compliance with biblical teachings.

Earlier, Proctor had reported that LifeWay had removed more than a dozen books on yoga and Eastern Mysticism from its Internet catalogue after hearing concerns from Christian Research Service chief Bud Press.

Proctor also reported he'd found theologically objectionable publications being sold by the American Family Association."Remember Peter Singer? He's that controversial fellow WorldNetDaily just wrote about in a September 14th article entitled: 'Bioethicist': OK to kill babies after they're born.

"The WND piece begins this way: "An internationally known Princeton 'bioethicist' and animal-rights activist says he'd kill disabled babies if it were in the 'best interests' of the family, because he sees no distinction in the child's life whether it is born or not, and the world already allows abortion." ---

"Well, if you would like to read more about Mr. Singer's family values, you can find a couple of his books for sale at AFA's American Family Resource Center," Proctor wrote at the time.The AFA has responded by making changes in its product lists as well.

"Now before you lose your cool and fire off an indignant e-mail or letter to some editor, webmaster or religious leader, you need to know this: Many of them don't know what they're selling. That's the good news. The bad news is, some of them do," Proctor continued.He suggested Christians be more diligent in researching the authors they purchase, and referred people to a master list compiled by Christian Research Service as a tool to begin. ---Read Full Article

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