Dial-the-Truth Ministries

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Dial-the-Truth Ministries
Web address av1611.org
Available in English
Owner Dr. Terry Watkins
Launched 1990 (phone line)
1995 (website)
Alexa rank negative increase 326,895 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Online

Dial-the-Truth Ministries is a Protestant Fundamentalist website. The organization began in 1990 as a telephone ministry with "inspirational" recorded messages for the caller. They are King James Only-advocates, which means they believe the only "true" English version of the Bible is the Authorized Version of 1611 (hence, their web address: www.av1611.org; See King James Only movement). The website first went online in 1995. It is run by Dr. Terry Watkins and is based in Pinson, Alabama, United States. It archives many different articles.

Beliefs[edit]

Dial-the-Truth Ministries maintains that rock music is evil, based on the Biblical instruction, "Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers" (II Corinthians 6:14), that both "mainstream" and "Christian rock" music are tools of Satan and that popular Christian artists such as Stryper, Frontline, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Carman, Point of Grace,[2] DC Talk and Jars of Clay could be "under the influence of Satan".[3] The site has criticised Britney Spears as a "whorish woman" who provokes "youthful lusts" and parents who allow their children to listen to the Spice Girls as "co-conspirators in this cultural rape of their daughters".[4]

Dial-the-Truth Ministries also believe that Hell is a physical place[5] located in the core of the Earth. They also believe that Santa Claus is a form of Satan.[6] Dial-the-Truth Ministries has additionally written on the theory of a link between the number '11' and the September 11th terrorist attacks, alleging that, "This could be the "beginning of the end" of America the great."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Av1611.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Barnet, Richard D.; Larry L. Burriss (2001). Controversies of the Music Industry. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 93–94. ISBN 978-0-313-31094-2. 
  3. ^ "Christian Rock:Blessing or Blasphemy?" Dial-the-Truth Ministries
  4. ^ Gauntlett, David (2002). Media, Gender and Identity: An introduction. Routledge. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-415-18960-6. 
  5. ^ Smith, Christian; Melinda Lundquist Denton (2005). Soul searching: the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. Oxford University Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-19-518095-4. 
  6. ^ "Santa Claus: The Great Imposter" Dial-the-Truth Ministries.
  7. ^ "The Number Eleven and the World Trade Center Bombing." Dial-the-Truth Ministries.

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