Friday, February 16, 2007

Gay-Friendly Authors Populate SBC's LifeWay Site

What in the world is happening to the Christian Bookstore Industry? I have spent a number of hours researching this subject and it is incredible how quickly things have gone from bad to worse.

Here are some resources on the subject.
-SRN

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Gay-Friendly Authors Populate SBC's LifeWay Site
Bob Allen
01-29-07

In 2005 the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution urging churches to be on guard against homosexual influences in public schools. But a conservative Web site says the nation's largest Protestant body might first want to get its own house in order by checking out shelves of the SBC's publisher, LifeWay Christian Resources.

Baptist Press last week bemoaned that Wal-Mart is "still dabbling" in support of "the homosexual agenda," despite warnings of a boycott by religious conservatives. A writer challenged readers to type the word "gay" into the search engine for Wal-Mart's online bookstore, reporting that more than 1,000 titles turn up.

On Friday Paul Proctor at NewsWithViews.com followed two earlier columns warning about Christian book sites that promote authors who are "heretics and false teachers" with a similar challenge.

"[I]f you go to the ChristianResearchService.com website, click on the Master List, scroll down to the section subtitled, 'Homosexual/Lesbian/ Transgendered/Pro-gay,' and enter each of the names listed there into the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWaystores.com search engine, (select keyword: 'author')," Proctor said, "you will find numerous examples of the double-standard that continues unabated in the online Christian bookstore industry."

EthicsDaily.com did just that, counting 13 of 32 authors on the Christian Research Service list in LifeWay's product database.
http://www.ethicsdaily.com/article_detail.cfm?AID=8465

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For more on this subject we mention the in-depth research done by Bud Press at Christian Research Service.

Christian Bookstore Industry
http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ChristianBookstores.htm

ALSO THIS IS QUITE HELPFUL:

MASTER LIST
CONTEMPLATIVE, CULTIC, HERETICAL, EMERGING CHURCH, HOMOSEXUAL, LESBIAN, NEW AGE, PURPOSE DRIVEN, TRANSGENDERED, PRO-GAY, AND WORD-FAITH AUTHORS AND BOOKS FOUND ADVERTISED AND PROMOTED WITHIN MAJOR ONLINE AND WALK-IN CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES


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