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DEAR MR. WILDMON... AN OPEN LETTER

 

 

 

By Paul Proctor

September 30, 2006

NewsWithViews.com

Let me begin by expressing my sincere appreciation for you seeing to it that Peter Singer�s books were removed from your American Family Resource Center after I mentioned his work being for sale there in a recent NewsWithViews.com article entitled: Beware Of �Christian Bookstores'!

It was very thoughtful of Innovative Inc.�s Larry Haege to email me, and a few others, with a confirmation of that removal.

But I�m still a little confused about something and am hoping you can clear it up for me and a few of my concerned friends. Please forgive my writing to you in this manner; but since ending your last email to me with: �I have nothing else to say to you� going public seems to be the only way of getting answers.

Regarding your organization�s recently retracted review of the Contemplative Spirituality book, Sacred Listening, on Agape Press, you might recall me asking you in that email exchange, the following two questions:

1. �Why does AFA offer a retraction for one book full of new age teachings while operating a 'Resource Center' full of them?�

2. "How can you possibly maintain 'a traditional evangelical position with respect to theology and Christian doctrine' while profiting from the promotion and sales of pagan beliefs, practices and mysticism?�

As we both know, you didn�t really want to answer these and other questions privately; so I am hoping you will be more inclined to do so publicly, along with a few more:

1. Why do you petition and protest Ford Motor Company for supporting homosexual marriage and issue an �Action Alert� to your subscribers criticizing Wal-Mart for endorsing the homosexual agenda and sponsoring Diversity Week when American Family Association has been selling numerous books by homosexual and pro-gay authors from its American Family Resource Center for years?

2. Why do you interview authors like Brian Flynn on your Worldview Weekend radio program about the dangers of new age mystical practices like Contemplative Prayer, as if you oppose it, when you�ve been selling the books of New Age and Contemplative authors from your American Family Resource Center all along?

3. Do you oppose the Church Growth Movement and its leadership with their pragmatic precepts and principles such as those found in The Purpose Driven Life and similar books? The reason I ask is because your close associate and Worldview Weekend co-host, Brannon Howse, publishes numerous articles on his Worldview Weekend website AGAINST Rick Warren and The Purpose Driven Life while you SELL 86 PDL products from the American Family Resource Center, along with many other books by church growth gurus, as if you support them. Are you not a sponsor of Worldview Weekend and its conferences? Is it me � or is this just another strange contradiction that continues to go unexplained like the others listed above? Maybe you could put this matter to rest once and for all by going public with your position on the Rick Warren issue in an honest and forthcoming manner and not evade the subject any longer.

Once you clean out your American Family Resource Center of its unchristian products maybe you could join us in our effort to clean up the rest of the Christian Bookstore Industry � that is if you indeed hold "a traditional evangelical position with respect to theology and Christian doctrine.�

Thank you Tim, for your time and consideration.

Related Articles:

1. Beware of 'Christian' Bookstores!
2. AFA Retraction
3. Ford supports homosexual marriage groups
4. Wal-Mart Sponsors Diversity Week
5. Brannon Howse & Tim Wildmon Interview Former New Ager, Brian Flynn About The Dangers of Contemplative Prayer (Broadcast)
6. The Master List

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Paul Proctor, a rural resident of the Volunteer state and seasoned veteran of the country music industry, retired from showbiz in the late 1990's to dedicate himself to addressing important social issues from a distinctly biblical perspective. As a freelance writer and regular columnist for NewsWithViews.com, he extols the wisdom and truths of scripture through commentary and insight on cultural trends and current events. His articles appear regularly on a variety of news and opinion sites across the internet and in print.

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