has a report this week on Operation Stand Up
, an evangelical military entertainment group that is planning to send care packages including Left Behind: Eternal Forces
to American troops fighting in Iraq.
The game, which raised the ire
of many activist groups for its promotion of killing and converting non-Christians, will come packaged in "freedom packets" that also include a pocket-size Gideon bible, a Christian extreme sports DVD
and the proselytizing book More Than a Carpenter
. The OSU web site
describes the game's inclusion as "just one more way OSU Tour can be a conduit in changing a soul forever."
While the group is affiliated with the Pentagon's America Supports You
program, it's unclear just how much official support they have has from the military. The group does have the backing of "celebrities
" including Stephen Baldwin, Evander Holyfield and, according to sources close to the group, God.