Pentagon pulls apocalyptic video game


The Pentagon stopped delivery of a proselytizing videogame about the apocalypse after complaints led by a Jewish activist.

“Military Religious Freedom,” headed by Mickey Weinstein, a Jewish former Air Force officer, had uncovered a plan by Operation Straight Up, a group that targets U.S. troops for evangelism, to send the “Left Behind: Eternal Forces” game to troops stationed in the Middle East.

“It’s a horrible game because in it you either kill or convert the other side,” Weinstein said in a statement about the game, based on the hugely popular “Left Behind” novel and movie series.

The Pentagon last week withdrew its approval of Operation Straight Up’s plans to distribute the game.

Muslim groups also complained.

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