Over the past few years, WorldNetDaily has been promoting a WND-published book that bashes another book, "The Shack," for allegedly having "deceived millions" about God -- author James B. De Young even smears "The Shack" author Paul Young as being aking to Jim Jones and the book's fans as having "cult-like" tendencies,. WND editor Joseph Farah's wrote of the book, "It embraces a universalist creed that suggests everyone is saved. It rejects the clear biblical condemnations of sinful behavior. It preaches the false 'I'm OK, you're OK' gospel and rejects the reality of eternal damnation."
In other words, it fails to comport with the right-wing fundamentalist Christianity of Farah and WND.
With reports that movie rights to "The Shack" have been optioned by Hollywood, it was time for WND to go "Shack"-bashing again. An April 24 WND article by Garth Kant that rehashes De Young's attacks on the book, asserting that "The Shack's" message of universal reconciliation is "a heresy that goes back all the way to the third century of the Church. It came to America in 1740 and was propagated among the churches of New England, where it found fertile ground and has been never totally eradicated.”
Since this is WND, neither Young nor anyone else is permitted to respond to De Young's attacks.
If the film version of "The Shack" does indeed get made, look for WND and De Young to continue to ride its coattails by bashing it.