Conservative Evangelical Games Shipped to Iraq-Deployed Troops


A right-wing evangelical group is shipping out “care” packages to American soldiers based in Iraq that include a controversial videogame.

Among the items the group, called OSU Tour, is shipping out is Left Behind: Eternal Forces, a videogame produced by Left Behind Games.

Left Behind is a real-time strategy title in which Christian believers are swept into heaven after taking out non-Christians, who endure a less pleasurable fate in the struggle to defeat the Antichrist.

It was generally panned by reviewers and was also condemned by Christian anti-game activist Jack Thompson as intolerant.

The rest of the package includes a pocket-sized bible, snacks and evangelical literature – including Arabic translation – all approved by the Department of Defense.


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