The Pentagon Sends Messengers of Apocalypse to Convert Soldiers in Iraq By Max Blumenthal

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By Max Blumenthal,
Posted August 8, 2007.

Actor Stephen Baldwin, the youngest member of the famous Baldwin brothers, is no longer playing Pauly Shore’s sidekick in comedy masterpieces like Biodome. He has a much more serious calling these days.

Baldwin became a right-wing, born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks, and now is the star of Operation Straight Up (OSU), an evangelical entertainment troupe that actively proselytizes among active-duty members of the US military. As an official arm of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, OSU plans to mail copies of the controversial apocalyptic video game, Left Behind: Eternal Forces to soldiers serving in Iraq. OSU is also scheduled to embark on a “Military Crusade in Iraq” in the near future.

“We feel the forces of heaven have encouraged us to perform multiple crusades that will sweep through this war torn region,” OSU declares on its website about its planned trip to Iraq. “We’ll hold the only religious crusade of its size in the dangerous land of Iraq.”


h/t: Malcolm

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3 thoughts on “The Pentagon Sends Messengers of Apocalypse to Convert Soldiers in Iraq By Max Blumenthal

  1. Pingback: The Financing of Fundamentalism, & the Antichrist by Rev Richard Skaff « Dandelion Salad

  2. I’d hardly call these evangelical nitwits representatives of the Christian religion. By the way Bush’s own church (Methodist) doesn’t support this war.

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