Evangelicals must repudiate this product (see below). It goes without saying that liberal Christians will do so.
The prime directive of Christians is, Do not bring Christ into disrepute. The game does precisely that, in a big way.
According to Jonathan Hutson, “You are on a mission – both a religious mission and a military mission — to convert or kill Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, gays, and anyone who advocates the separation of church and state — especially moderate, mainstream Christians. … The dialogue includes people saying, “Praise the Lord,” as they blow infidels away.”
Here’s the promo video, made available to churches.
The game is licensed by Tyndale House, a reputable evangelical publisher. Here’s another quote from Jonathan Hutson:
Tyndale also publishes Bringing Up Boys and The Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide by Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, PhD. Mr. Dobson has advised parents to monitor the amount of time children spend playing video games and “avoid the violent ones altogether.” But he has not yet stated his views on whether there should be an exception for video games that role play gunplay in the name of Christ, or of the AntiChrist.
Tyndale’s licensing of the project infuriated one of its authors, Jack Thompson…. “It’s absurd,” said the video critic. “You can be the Christians blowing away the infidels, and if that doesn’t hit your hot button, you can be the Antichrist blowing away all the Christians.”