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One of the latest from AFA

National 'Truth for Youth' Week - Order your free Bible online now!

Help to reach 53.8 million youth in America's public schools with "the truth" of God's Word

August 28, 2009

Dear Sharon,

American Family Association / American Family Radio is partnering with Revival Fires International, the ministry of Evangelist Tim Todd, this week (Aug. 24-28) to place a Truth for Youth Bible into the hands of teenagers who will distribute them to lost students in our public schools. Teenagers are urged to participate in this vital campaign by going to: http://thetruthforyouth.com/tfy_bibles_2009.asp or calling toll free 1-800-733-4737 (8:00am - 6:00pm CST) and ordering a FREE BIBLE for a teenager to distribute at school. Tim Todd has underwritten the costs of making this Bible available free of charge.

During this designated week, in a very effective and unique evangelism outreach, "The Truth For Youth" will be given to all teenagers who commit to give the Bibles to their unsaved friends in school. Limit: One Bible per teenager in each home. Additional copies may be purchased for a special discounted price of only $3.00 each by going to: http://www.thetruthforyouth.com/truth_bible.html#HELPTHECAUSE.

"The Truth For Youth" consists of the entire New Testament in the God's Word version, along with 100 pages of powerful full color comics that are packed with "absolute truths" regarding issues young people are faced with, such as: Evolution, Sexual Purity, Homosexuality, Abortion, Pornography, Drugs, Drunkenness, Peer Pressure, School Violence, Secular Rock Music, Sorcery and Witchcraft. God's wonderful plan of salvation is incorporated into each of the stories.

Request A Free Bible Today
Teenagers, or parents of teenagers, are urged to participate in this vital campaign by going to: http://thetruthforyouth.com/tfy_bibles_2009.asp or calling the toll free 1-800-733-4737 (8:00am - 6:00pm CST) and ordering a FREE BIBLE to distribute at school.

In the past seven years, a partnership with American Family Association in these evangelistic efforts has resulted in more than 350,000 Bibles being given away in school and more than 2500 young people sending decision coupons, emails or letters confirming they have surrendered their hearts to Christ. A total of more than 1.25 million Truth for Youth Bibles have been distributed since the conception of the Truth for Youth Bible for teens.

Basically, they are giving away bibles for teens, which isn't what I have a problem with. It's that they are putting the focus on distributing them in public schools! Religion doesn't belong in public schools.

I am oddly curious though to see "100 pages of powerful full color comics that are packed with "absolute truths" regarding issues young people are faced with, such as: Evolution, Sexual Purity, Homosexuality, Abortion, Pornography, Drugs, Drunkenness, Peer Pressure, School Violence, Secular Rock Music, Sorcery and Witchcraft." Not curious enough to order one though.

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scubagrrl
Sep. 4th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
I just started reading Richard Dawkins' book "The God Delusion" which is proving to be quite interesting. Kind of preaching to the choir, but it's still fascinating.
kindredspirit75
Sep. 4th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
*icon love*
scubagrrl
Sep. 4th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! Sharon made this one for me from a picture of my kitty sitting on top my monitor. I should probably change my default icon now that she has passed on.
mle292
Sep. 4th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Kind of preaching to the choir

Or rallying the troops. :)

scubagrrl
Sep. 4th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Ok. He's trying to get the atheists to come out of the closet which amuses me. I mean, I agree, there is power in numbers and visibility, but it's still pretty funny.

It just struck me that people who really need to read the book are the ones who would never ever pick it up. I hope I'm wrong.

Personally, I do have faith (I'm a pagan) but I don't expect my personal experience to convince anybody else of anything. I think I also have a different definition of deity than does wider society. Deity as defined by Einstein might work but it's still not quite what I believe.
kindredspirit75
Sep. 4th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
I'm not religious at all and according to the Jehova Witnesses who constantly knock on my door, me and everyone I know are all doomed to Hell.

I doubt very much if my grandaughters would hand out bibles to their "unsaved" friends at school. It's not right and I agree with you about seperating church and school.
scubagrrl
Sep. 4th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
But I thought the "saved" were essentially encouraged not to have friends among the unsaved. :)

I haven't played with the missionaries yet. This is a small city and if word got around that I'm pagan, it could hurt my husband's job. He works for a religious company. I could have a lot of fun with 'em, though.
mysticmoonstorm
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Sounds fantastic! I'm going to order my bible right now and then I'm going to start a campaign to hand out the Koran, the Tripitaka, the Vedas and for good measure the Necronomican.
I bet it takes 5 minutes for a fundie to flip out about those other religious texts but they think it's ok to put the Bible in the school.
Honestly, I'm ok with Religion in schools as long as ALL religions are taught equally and there isn't a bias towards one religion or another. Otherwise - just keep it out of the schools period.
scubagrrl
Sep. 4th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
But Christianity's the only right religion! The others will just confuse people... :)
mightyj
Sep. 4th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
No need to buy! You can read the comics from the web page.
whimsywinx
Sep. 4th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'm feeling a little bit sick.
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