The Religious Right is at it again, this time in the form of a video game, the religious right’s violent and hateful video game Left Behind: Eternal Forces.
“This brutal game urges born-again Christians to convert or kill others
who don’t adhere to their extreme ideology – including Muslims, Jews,
and Catholics. While the religious right has not yet come out against this
hate and intolerance masquerading as a children’s game, America’s #1
video game seller should know better.” – DEFCON
DEFCON is trying to get Wal-Mart to stop carrying this hateful video game, and they need our help to send letters to Wal-Mart asking them to re-evaluate this vicious game. You can find their letter here to sign and send.
It will be interesting to see how Wal-Mart reacts to this. Not wanting to be boycotted by the religious right, they reversed their decision to join the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Their reasoning was that they didn’t want to be involved in anything controversial. So with the controversial nature of this game, it will be interesting to see if they decide that this is a controversial issue to stay away from as well.
The religious right is arguing that banning this game is against the 1st amendment. While, it can be seen as that, it is more an issue with a game that is being sold as a religious enlightenment game, that just happens to encourage the killing of people that don’t conform to Christianity. If this were a muslim game promoting the idea of killing people for not believing their ideals, it wouldn’t even make it to the market! This just shows how tight a grasp the right wingnuts have on this country. It’s almost like a training video for a religious war to be unleashed on the world.
Please if you feel the same way as I and DEFCON, please I urge you to go to their site and ask that Wal-Mart reconsider selling this new game, especially now during the holidays when Peace and Understanding are the morals that are supposedly being shown. Parents need to be educated as to what this game is all about!