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Gospel in the Halloween goodie bag

I’m trying to figure out why the fundies would participate in Halloween at all, given how freaked out they get about witches/paganism/satanic influences, etc. (AgapePress):

The American Tract Society’s Donna Skell says Christians should give trick-or-treaters more than candy this Halloween. She suggests they wrap candy treats in gospel tracts that will grab children’s attention with fun cartoons and games. Some of the tracts offered by ATS this year even glow in the dark. Skell says Halloween offers Christians a great chance to share the good news about Jesus Christ.

“Children are ringing your doorbell and asking you for something,” the ATS spokeswoman observes, “and how great it is to give out a great candy bar but wrap it in a gospel tract — a children’s gospel tract — that they’ll enjoy reading and [that will help them to] understand the truth of the gospel.”

Every year, she notes, the Society hears from people who have become Christians after reading the colorful ATS Halloween pamphlets, which are sold at Christian bookstores. “We saw three generations saved,” Skell recalls.


I have to point you to a hilarious post from last year around this time, I’m not sh*tting you, Halloween edition, about the The Hell House Outreach Kit that you can order and stage “dramatic and timely messages on homosexuality, abortion, satanism and all the other wages of sin.” Here are a couple of dramatic teaching moments that you can dramatize:

* Gay Wedding ($45) — This energetic scene will give you another powerful weapon in your arsenal against the homosexual stronghold and the born-gay deception. The demon tour guide conducts the ceremony that actually involves a young married couple. (The wife dons masculine make-up for the necessary male look.) The tour guide pronounces them “husband and husband”. Then the scene utilizes a time warp to move several years into the future with one of the partners dying of AIDS as demon imps swarm into a hospital room. This package comes with the originally produced rock-n-roll wedding march CD, the air of evil background music CD and the death drum track also on compact disc.

* Sex Scene Package ($45) – This scene deals with the out-of-control sexual appetite our youth are demonstrating in their dating lifestyles. The scene is portrayed in a tasteful, yet sizzling fashion by a young married couple playing two teens who have planned for this event and are in her parents’ bed. Mom and dad are gone for the weekend, but what the teens don’t realize is that they’re not alone! The tour guide has been a part of orchestrating this delicious temptation that will “execute the pearl of her virginity as she gives away what she can never regain”. A powerful underwater drowning sequence is utilized to illustrate the killing of her purity at the hands of the demon. This package includes the drowning video and the drowning background effects track on CD.

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