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Highly Commended Award 1999Comment and Opinion

Army of God

This site was highly commended in the 1999 Millenium Project Awards

The Army of God is the sort of place that gives religion a bad name. While I respect their right to be opposed to abortion, I think that encouraging the murder of doctors is a bit outside what I would expect to find in normal Christian teachings today. Abortion is a sensitive (and legitimate) moral issue and quite properly engenders strong feelings on both sides of the debate. I just wonder who the Bible will tell these people to murder next. Jews? Muslims? Atheists? Catholics? Anglicans? Police? Musicians? Hairdressers? Do you feel safe?

Encouragement Award 2000In a remarkable effort, this site was again honoured when it was given an Encouragement Award in the 2000 Millenium Project Awards, receiving the following citation:

Another Encouragement Award goes to one of last year's Highly Commended sites, the Army of God. Last year they were telling us how to murder doctors and do other Christian things to stop abortion. Their site disappeared for a while and has now returned as a very pale shadow of its former self, with just some pictures of aborted foetuses with cute names. So, come on, soldiers. Get into line, suck in those guts, and charge that hill. Tell us again how killing people is right because killing is wrong. Tell us again how Exodus 20:13 applies to them but not to you.

I don't think Sabine Baring-Gould and Arthur Sullivan were thinking of this army when they wrote Onward Christian Soldiers.

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