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The Criminalization of Christianity: Read This Book Before It Becomes Illegal! Hardcover – April 20, 2005

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About the Author

Janet L. Folger is the president of Faith2Action, which works together with the most effective organizations in America to win the cultural war for faith and family. She also served as the national director of the Center for Reclaiming America, founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy, where she launched an online effort that resulted in one of the largest pro-family grassroots armies in the nation - more than five hundred thousand strong. One of her previous books, True to Life, describes her experiences as a pro-life advocate who successfully lobbied for the passage of the nation's first partial-birth abortion ban.

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Read in a voice that sounds both strident and adolescent, another polemic of the Christian Right confuses the right to speak freely with the desire to impose religious beliefs on captive audiences in publicly funded institutions. Janet Folger earns some empathy for her grieving at the lack of overt moral influence in most of this country's public arenas. She gives effective, often sensational, examples of how Christian proselytizing is unreasonably prohibited in some settings while, at the same time, vulgarity in the media proliferates. Though the author's speedy reading and unrelenting righteousness make listening unpleasant, the lesson is an important salvo in one of the many public debates that make this country great. T.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah; First Edition, First Printing edition (April 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590524683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590524688
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Bill Muehlenberg VINE VOICE on August 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book makes for scary reading. Even if it were only half true (which I do not think is the case), it would still be very scary reading. The sad truth of the book is that there is a war going on, and those who hold to faith and family values are subject to a relentless and focused attack.

Many of us have been aware of some of the moves to silence believers, to push activist agendas, to stifle freedom and to straightjacket the churches. But to see all this information concentrated in a book which can be read in one sitting makes for sobering reading.

And many of us have been aware of the persecution of believers in countries such as China, North Korea and Sudan. It seems harder to believe that active persecution and suppression of the faith is happening in the "Christian" West. But that is indeed the case.

In this book horror story after horror story is laid out, documenting the very real assaults on our freedoms and our faith. Consider but a few examples.

-Believers in Philadelphia faced felony charges and jail time for simply quoting from the Bible in public.

-Two Christians (one heavily pregnant) were ordered off a bus and had to walk home in the rain because the driver said their discussion of their faith might "offend" other passengers on the bus.

-A Canadian believer and print shop owner who declined to print homosexual material was found guilty of discrimination by the Ontario Human Rights Commission and fined $5000, which went to the homosexual group. He also now has to pay off a $170,000 legal fee.

-A group called American United for Separation of Church and State is sending people to churches to monitor sermons to see if there are any so-called church/state separation violations.
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I came on tonight at 11PM just to write a product review for this wonderful book. In the first 40 pages, I am captivated. I was already very aware of the freedoms being lost in my beloved US of A but this book has much more detail than I had the time to research and find myself. It is SO well written and her conclusions are well supported. I found myself both angry for what is happening in our country but also glad that there are people courageous enough as Janet Folger to write a book like this. Her conclusions are so clearly supported and she writes so well as to anticipate the rebuttal and I found myself frequently laughing out loud and saying "EXACTLY!". Please don't give a single view to the propagandists' reviews that this book is terrible. Listen to me, I came on at 11PM leaving my wife to go to bed alone so I can tell you, of my own free will and without the promise of pay, that this book is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ. Why? Because most people, including myself, have busy lives and don't have the time to compile all the research Janet has done to write this book and when you sit down and read it your eyes will be opened to what lies ahead, if we don't speak up and do something about it while we still can. I agree with Janet wholeheartedly as well that the majority of Christians are standing down and not speaking up.

Those hateful reviews tearing this book down are by paid propagandists who seek to spread the false perception, just as Hitler and the Nazi regime, that no one apposes them, and if you do you will be crucified. Join the ranks... onward Christian soldiers!

Bravo for this wonderful work. Buy it now, before it is illegal.
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I found this to be a very inspiring book. I'm not one to usually get involved with any cause aside from maybe making a donation to an organization I believe in, from time to time. However, this book really opened my eyes to some terrible truths and has really inspired me to become more closely involved with some of these causes.

Folger, who is primarily known for her right-to-life involvement for many years, spends a majority of the first portion of the book showing real-life (and very well documented and annotated) examples of how Christians are repeatedly singled out and discriminated against. She illustrates how the crowd who largely and loudly preaches "tolerance" as be-all and end-all are the ones who are violently, unabashedly, and hatefully intolerant of Christians.

Stories ranging from the common, such as gay and lesbian organizations being granted meeting space in public buildings, but denying Christian groups the same, to the outright disturbing accounts of gay activists storming churches, urinating and defecating on the carpet during a worship service abound in this book. It illustrates the extent to which Christianity is under attack, and that it's only the beginning.

She reveals the tactics of various anti-Christian groups and gives plenty of examples of how those tactics have come to fruition. These tactics generally are designed to inflict as much damage on Christian morals and values while making Christians look like the bad guys.

She also points out how anti-Christian groups are systematically using court cases and lawsuits to set legal precedent.
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