Kathryn Joyce

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The FundamentaList (No. 45)

Evangelicals organize an ecumenical coalition against gay marriage in California, a "progressive" religious blog isn't progressive, and evangelicals mourn Solzhenitsyn.

1. Armageddon in California People for the American Way reports (PDF) on a conference call between religious right leaders including evangelical luminary and Prison Fellowship head Chuck Colson, the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, Ron Luce of the militaristic teen ministry Battle Cry and pastors gathered at more than 215 sites throughout California, Florida, and Arizona. The call was designed to organize the pastors and urge them to throw the weight of their congregations against same-sex marriages and behind California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative. It's a coalition fit to wage battle in what Colson described as the "the Armageddon of the culture war," to be fought with prayer, fasting, voter identification and turnout programs, absentee ballots, and more rallies. The PFAW report notes that Lou Engle, founder of the charismatic youth movement The Call, "actually described a massive rally planned in Qualcomm stadium on November 1 as a 'blitzkrieg moment.'" As is becoming...