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Leave these games behind?

The backlash has begun for Left Behind Games (right), violent Christian video games based on the popular “Left Behind” book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.

In Newsweek, Troy Lyndon, CEO of Left Behind Games, said the game’s Christian themes will grab the audiences that didn’t mind gore in The Passion of the Christ movie. “We’ve thought through how the Christian right and the liberal left will slam us,” Lyndon said. “But megachurches are very likely to embrace this game.”

Miami attorney Jack Thompson, a leading activist against distribution of violent video games, said the church is supposed to be confronting and transforming the culture, rather than the other way around.


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