Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Christian Fundamentalist Guatemala 1994 Harper, Leanne C. "Paths of Silence and of Night " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 145. "Saints had become a Maya codeword for the old gods, fit one way or another into the Catholic pantheon. As a lapsed Catholic, she was fascinated by the way it had been done over the centuries, with the gift of Mayan gods' attributes to the various saints. In her part of the country the fundamentalist protestants had made little progress in converting the people to their new Christianity. "
Christian Fundamentalist Indiana 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 6. "Madison, Indiana, was just a town on the Ohio River, a few miles from the small Fundamentalist liberal arts college where Pam's father was head librarian and her mother worked as a secretary in the president's office. " [Other refs. not all in DB.]
Christian Fundamentalist Mars 2128 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 106. "'Jackie is right,' Nadia said... 'People claiming that some fundamental right is foreign to their culture--that stinks no matter who says it, fundamentalists, patriarchs, Leninists, metanats, I don't care who...' "
Christian Fundamentalist New Mexico 1988 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 11. "His grandparents raised him after the Grapevine thing; hard-shell Christian fundamentalists, very strict. "
Christian Fundamentalist New Mexico 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 140-142. "...Billy Jo Rankin, triumphantly returned from Odessa, preach to the multitude. Billy Jo enunciated a stark doctrine of Reward, Retribution, & the Rapture. But tonight was a healing night. The curative instrument, the congregation was told, was the holiest of relics... What Billy Jo Rankin brandished was the actual amniotic fluid that surrounded and protected the Lord. The liquid had been carefully preserved...

Joss was appalled... This was religion. Religion was too important to gloss the truth, much less to manufacture miracles. He took to denouncing this imposture from the pulpit.

As his fervor grew, he railed against other deviant forms of Christian fundamentalism, including those aspirant herpetologists who tested their faith by fondling snakes... "; Pg. 142: "In a field filled with competing entries, many of dubious probity, Palmer Joss became, in erudition and moral authority, the preeminent Christian fundamentalist preacher of his day. "

Christian Fundamentalist New Mexico: Atocha 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 61. "Roberts frowned down at him. 'Thou art wearing the seven-pointed Star of Babylon on thy breast. Does this mean that thou hast given thy heart to the Evil One?'

Loren sighed. Some fundamentalist looney had started the Star of Babylon business a few years ago, and he hadn't heard the end of it since. "

Christian Fundamentalist New York: New York City 1987 Cadigan, Pat. "Addicted to Love " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 317. "It had all sounded so fine and noble--trying to counteract the antiace, antijoker hysteria that had been building up, fueled by hysterical extremist politicians and evangelists. "
Christian Fundamentalist New York: New York City 1987 Leigh, Stephen. "The Hue of a Mind " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 269. Pg. 269: "'. . . your self-centered, blind fanaticism! You and the Nur are just Barnetts in Arabian drag. You have the identical hatred in your pompous souls...' "; Pg. 273: "'Shroud, he told me what your brother preached. The Nur don't sound awful different from Barnett.' "; Pg. 297: "Gregg was the voice of reason against fanatics such as Leo Barnett. " ['Barnett' is Rev. Leo Barnett, an Evangelical/Christian Fundamentalist preacher running for president of the U.S.]
Christian Fundamentalist New York: New York City 1991 Shiner, Lewis. "Riders " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 254. [Feminists threaten the publisher of Playhouse, an 'adult' magazine, demanding that the magazine support Feminist issues.] "'I'm not afraid of you.'

'You should be,' Toni said. 'We can mobilize letter-writing campaigns that will get your magazine pulled from every convenience store in the country. Picket lines to keep your employees from getting to work. Media coverage that will have the fundamentalists all over you like flies on sh--... Not to mention breaking up your marriage.' "

Christian Fundamentalist North America 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 58. "Following this, a wave of millennial enthusiasm swept the continent; Christians and Jews everywhere feasted, fasted, prayed and in other ways celebrated the imminent Second (or First) Coming of Christ. Evangelistic and fundamentalist sects garnered souls by the million. "
Christian Fundamentalist North America 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 103. "Contrary to popular belief, the Temple of the Accord was not originally an alliance of Christian fundamentalists nor yet an educational venture. "
Christian Fundamentalist North Carolina 1998 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Holly Lisle. In the Rift. New York: Baen (1998); pg. 104. "She turned her attention directly to Snead. 'But that's in the Old Testament, and if you're a Christian, then you must believe that Christ took the judgment of humankind upon himself when he died, so that my beliefs would then become a matter between me and him and therefore none of your business. In any case, Christian or not, the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion, absolutely forbids murder. And whether you are a right-wing fundamentalist asshole murdering doctors who perform abortions, or a left-wing tree-hugging asshole killing the lumberjacks who are cutting down virgin forest, or any other kind of asshole who feels justified killing a human being over a difference of ideology, you would still be in violation of the law of the land... And you would still be an asshole.' "
Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 182. [Ewell and Falsey are Evangelicals and/or Christian Fundamentalists, visiting the museum to plan how to bomb the Burgess Shale fossil exhibit.] "Each staircase encircled a huge totem pole of dark wood. Falsey had stopped by one of the totems and was staring up. The pole rose all the way to the ceiling and was topped by a carved eagle. The wood was devoid of paint, and had long vertical cracks in it.

'Will you look at that?' said Falsey.

Ewell glanced at it. Pagan symbols of a heathen people. 'Come on,' he said. "

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 135. "Cooter Falsey... looked up, his eyes red.

'There,' said Ewell, 'That's better.'

'He's dead,' said Falsey. 'That man on the radio said it: the [abortion] doctor is dead.'

Ewell shrugged. 'An eye for an eye, you know?'

'I never wanted to kill anybody,' said Falsey.

'I know,' said Ewell. 'But that doctor, he was doing the devil's work. You know that, Cooter. God will forgive you.'

Falsey seemed to consider this. 'You think?'

'Of course,' said Ewell. 'You and me, we'll pray for His forgiveness. And He'll grant it, you know He will.'

'What'll happen to us if they catch us here?'

'Nobody's going to catch us, Cooter...' "

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 147. "I'd never questioned whether I was right or wrong when confronted by obviously deluded creationists. I'd never doubted my convictions when assailed by fundamentalists. But here I was, meeting with creatures from other stars, and the fact that they had been able to come to me while I had no way of going to see them made blindingly obvious which of us was intellectually superior.

And these aliens believed what I hadn't since childhood.

They believed an intelligent designer had made the universe. "

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 157. "'They've got a museum here in Toronto, and it's got some special fossils on display. Those fossils are a lie, says Reverend Millet. A blasphemy. And they'll be showing those fossils to that great big spider alien.'

'Yeah?' said Falsey.

'This world is a testament to God's handiwork. And those fossils, they either are fakes or the work of the devil. Creatures with five eyes! Creatures with spikes sticking out everywhere! You've never seen the like. And scientists are telling the aliens that those things are real.'

'All fossils are fake... Created by God to test the faith of the weak.'

'You and I know that. And it's bad enough the atheists are able to teach our kids about fossils in schools, but now they are showing them to aliens, making those aliens think we believe the lie of evolution. The aliens are being led to believe that we humans don't believe in God. We've got to make it clear that these godless scientists aren't speaking for the majority.' "

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 158. "'So . . .,' said Falsey, inviting Ewell to continue.

'So, Reverend Millet, he wants us to destroy those fossils. The Bogus Shale, he calls them. They're on special display here, and then they're supposed to travel down to Washington, but that won't happen. We're going to put an end tot he Bogus Shale once and for all, so those aliens will know that we don't care about such things.'

'I don't want anyone to get hurt,' said Falsey.

'No one will.'

'What about the alien? Doesn't one of them spend a lot of time at the museum. we'll be in a powerful lot of trouble if we hurt him.'

'Don't you read the papers? He's not really there; that's just a projection.'

'But what about the people who go to the museum? They may be misguided, looking on all them fossils, but they aren't evil like those abortion docs.'

'Don't worry,' said Ewell. 'We'll do it on a Sunday night, after the museum has closed.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 172. "Laser-printed leaflets were blowing down the sidewalk; one that caught my eye showed Hollus, or another Forhilnor, with his eyestalks exaggerated to look like a devil's horns.

I entered the museum and made it up to my office. Hollus wavered into existence a short time later. 'I have been thinking about the people who blew up the abortion clinic,' he said. 'You said they were religious fundamentalists.'

'Well, one presumes so, yes. They haven't been caught yet.'

'No smoking gun,' said Hollus. "

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 187. "And now the floodgates were open. Now everyone, everywhere, was talking about creation, and the big bang, and the previous cycles of existence, and the fudging of fundamental constants, and intelligent design.

And the charges were running high against evolutionists and biochemists and cosmologists and paleontologists, claiming that we'd known--or at least had an inkling--that perhaps all this might be true, and that we'd deliberately suppressed it, rejecting the papers submitted to journals on these topics, and ridiculing those who had published such ideas in the popular press, lumping anyone who supported the anthropic cosmological principle in with the obviously deluded fundamentalist young-Earth creationists. "

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 245. "When I first saw Inherit the Wind, I'd laughed smugly at the way Spencer Tracy demolished Fredric March, reducing the fundamentalist to a gibbering idiot on the witness stand. Take that, I thought. "
Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 48. "Even so, no end of people wanted to speak with me. Susan and I had an unlisted phone number. We'd gotten it a few years ago after some fanatics started harassing us following a public debate I'd had with Duane Gish of the Institute for Creation Research. "
Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 93. "He closed the newspaper... The sole headline... declared, 'Abortion Doc Killed.' 'I have seen many references to abortion in your media,' said Hollus, 'but confess to not understanding precisely what it is...'

'Well, um, sometimes human women get pregnant unintentionally. There is a procedure... It's, ah, somewhat controversial, and because of that it's often done in special clinics rather than at regular hospitals. Religious fundamentalists disapprove strongly of abortion--they consider it a form of murder--and some extremists have taken to using bombs to blow up abortion clinics. Last week, a clinic was blown up in Buffalo--that's a city just over the border in New York... And yesterday, one was blown up in Etobicoke, which is part of Toronto. The doctor who owned the clinic was inside at the time, and he was killed.' "

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 93. "Hollus looked at me for the longest time. 'These--what did you call them? Fundamentalist extremists? These fundamentalists extremists believe it is wrong to kill even an unborn child?'


It was hard to discern tone in Hollus's speech... but he sounded incredulous, at least to me. 'And they demonstrate their disapproval over this by murdering adults?'

I nodded slightly. 'Apparently.' " [Later, pg. 144-145, Hollus explains among his species, abortion is not used because they have birth control, and intelligent people are expected to practice birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies. When asked what is done in cases of rape and incest, Hollus points out that it is ridiculous to base any policy on extreme rarities, rather than the norm. In cases of rape or incest (which are rarely the cause of unwanted pregnancies), abortion is allowable among his people.]

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 268. "'...I'm the director of the museum. What are you doing?'

The two men looked at each other the guy with the crew cut shrugged. 'We're destroying those lying fossils.' He looked at the aliens. 'You aliens, y'all have come to Earth, but you're listening to the wrong people. These scientists'--he almost spat the word--'are lying to you, with their fossils and al. This world is six thousand years old, the Lord created it in just six days, and we are his chosen people.'

'Oh, God,' I said, invoking the entity they believed in but I did not. I looked at Christine. 'Creationists.' "

Christian Fundamentalist Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 269. [Dr. Jericho confronts the Christian Fundamentalist/Evangelical terrorists who have been destroying the priceless fossils.] "I took in air through my mouth... I took another step forward. 'If you believe in the Bible,' I said, 'then you've got to believe in the Ten Commandments. And one of them'--I knew I'd have made a more convincing argument if I'd known which one--'says 'Thou shalt not kill.' ' I took another couple of steps toward him. 'You may want to destroy those fossils, but I can't believe that you'd kill me.'

'I will,' said the man.

More bursts of gunfire... 'No,' I said, 'you won't. God wouldn't forgive you for that.'

He jabbed the gun in my direction; we were maybe fifteen meters apart. 'I've already killed,' he said. It sounded like a confession, and there was what seemed to be genuine anguish in his voice. 'That clinic; that doctor . . .'

...My God, I though. The abortion-clinic bombers . . . "

Christian Fundamentalist Pennsylvania 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 120. "'It was a little Assembly of God church, what I guess nowadays they would call fundamentalist. To us it was just church...' "
Christian Fundamentalist Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 1982 Simmons, Dan. "Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1982); pg. 51. "Gail, what is the last thing you can remember?

'I remember dying.' The words hit Bremen squarely in the solar plexus. For a moment he could not speak or frame his thoughts.

Gail went on. 'We've never believed in an afterlife, Jerry.' Hypocritical fundamentalist parents. Mother's drunken sessions of weeping over the Bible. 'I mean . . . I don't . . . How can we be . . .'

'No,' said Bremen, putting his dish on the arm of the chair and leaning forward. 'There must be an explanation.' "

Christian Fundamentalist Sudan 1883 Miller, John J. "Hewn in Pieces for the Lord " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 37. "Gordon... He'd always had a reputation as an independent eccentric, heedless of conventional wisdom and eager to flout higher authority in the name of justice. Though a devout fundamentalist Christian, he was not a bigot. He believed that every man should be left to worship his own particular god in his own particular way, as long as he worshiped some god. " [Charles "Chinese " Gordon is the main character of the story. Many refs. to his Christian beliefs and values throughout story, some under 'Christianity.' Most refs. not in DB.]
Christian Fundamentalist Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 201. Pg. 201: "For a moment his sense of relief was so great that he simply lay there, saying a clumsy prayer to his fundamentalist God, a prayer of thanks; then a wave of panic swept over him. ";

Pg. 205: "'You would like to be able to reduce me to the stature of a mere nut, wouldn't you? I know how you think, Gus, how you divide humans into good men and bad men, the saved and the damned. And you, of course, are one of the saved.'

'I'm a good Christian,' Gus muttered, rallying.

'You believe,' the voice continued implacably, 'that the flesh is evil, but you can't escape it. You're helpless to stop the regular, persistent functions of your body, the functions you regard as dirty and sinful and unmentionable, and so you live in constant guilt. You are an abomination, Gus; to me and to everyone--to yourself most of all. You can never be king, Gus...' " [Other refs. to this Fundamentalist character, not in DB, but not to 'Fundamentalists' by name.]

Christian Fundamentalist Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 211. [Gus, a Christian Fundamentalist character.] "Staring at the cards like a man hypnotized he began slowly to speak. 'Ladies and gents, good evening, or good morning or afternoon, as the case may be, depending on just where the heck you happen to live on this great, wonderful planet of ours that God has given us, and quite recently given back, thanks to Merciful Providence, and I run a quiet little bale down here in the southern part of the U.S.A. that you might have heard of in connection with the trouble we've had with Neeg-parts, called Tennessee. I'm just coming on TV like this, informally, to sort of talk to you as neighbor to neighbor about the world situation which, thanks to in some measure my own efforts, we happen to find ourselves plunk in the middle of.' " [More.]
Christian Fundamentalist Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 2. Pg. 2: "At the bend of the road, a lone UPS van sat in the gravel parking lot of the Biblical Truth Church. Through the open doorway DeWitt caught sight of full pews. No gas, but the true believes had walked. Pastor Jimmy's voice drifted from the church, cold as the breeze, brash as the sunlight. Damn him. Preaching about demons. With that UPS van parked there. "'; Pg. 6: "'She probably went to church last night,' Doc said. 'Loretta never misses church. All them church folks are addicted to that talk about demons.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Christian Fundamentalist Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 25. "Pastor Jimmy Schoen could smell sin. He smelled it through his telescope when he caught sight of the adulterer leading his mare into Hattie Nichol's barn... He could smell it around the condom rack and on the black teenager who was surreptitiously studying the stock. And when Purdy Phifer came in, the stench of homosexuality nearly overpowered him.

'Hey, pastor!' Purdy called.

Schoen riveted his gaze to the shelves of analgesics... he walked to the rear counter.


Turning down an aisle, Schoen left the little man between the cold remedies and the laxatives... When no one came to check him out, he dug into his pocket and got a folded Bible verse.

It wasn't right not to pay for things, Schoen thought as he laid the small slip of paper next to the register. Handouts made life too easy, like the smooth, well-traveled road to damnation. "

Christian Fundamentalist Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 79. "'Bad ones. Just plain bad. I'm telling you, DeWitt, Janet and your kids aside, those folks down at the Biblical Truth Church don't teach life right.'

'Well . . .' Tyler was a Catholic. Even before Bomb Day, even before he left his cornfields to take over the vacant post of school principal, the man had looked askance at the fundamentalists.

'And what worries me is, the Torku [aliens] are getting awful interested in what Pastor Jimmy's saying.'

...'What do you mean?'

'He's converting 'em.' "

Christian Fundamentalist Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 197. "Sometime during the drugstore fire Jimmy Schoen's fingers had set loose his parishioners' hearts.

Now, down the table Foster and Tyler were smiling: Lucifers with pleasing faces... He closed his eyes, a weary Job. God was testing him, not with boils, but with his people's pestilent disregard.

He should have been jury foreman, yet a Papist had been elected. Worse was the presence of Foster, false prophet, evangelist of nihilism. Schoen opened his eyes in time o see the jury nod in agreement and laugh at something witty Foster said.

A Torku came into the room, filling coffee cups from a Pyrex pot. The jury members seemed easy with the demon, too, laughing and joking with it...

'Will you wish some more?' the demon asked politely.

What else should Satan be but courteous? The world the devil had created was an easy place. Hell... " [This Christian Fundamentalist pastor thinks of Catholics as 'papists' and thinks of the Torku (an alien species) as demons.]

Christian Fundamentalist Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 267. "'You Bible-thumping bastard! Answer my question! You never got no call before the phones went dead, did you? You let us live six goddamned years thinking our world was gone just to prove your tight-assed, fundamentalist point!'

Schoen turned and walked out the door, hearing a rumble behind him, reverberations of secular judgment... Schoen thought to open his Bible, but didn't. Thought to turn on the television, but couldn't. "

Christian Fundamentalist Texas: Fort Worth 1995 Martin, Lee. Bird in a Cage. New York: St. Martin's Press (1995); pg. 90-91. "He crossed himself, which I took to mean that his brother was dead. But of course I had to ask.

After having been informed about six times that his wife, his brother... and his niece were with the Holy Virgin, I thanked him for his help and he departed. I shook my head. In the South--and Texas is as much the South as it is the West--you get used to fundamentalist Protestant religious fanatics. Unless I missed my guess, I'd just encountered the first Catholic religious fanatic of my career. "

Christian Fundamentalist United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 60. "Mr Andre Stanley... served in Vietnam... Andrew wants to write screenplays for Jesus . . . and reclaim the media from barnstorming fundamentalists. He is working on a screen treatment now, about helicopter pilots in Vietnam. "
Christian Fundamentalist United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 217. "By breakfast the next day, rosa mundi covered the walls in identical copies of itself. There was a carpet of them on the floor and ceiling. They floated in a vase made of bone that the Christian fundamentalist spaceship had grown out of itself. " [One of the characters, Mike Stone, is a Baptist/Christian fundamentalist.]
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1981 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 550. "'I have known Jimmy [Rev. Sutter, the Christian Fundamentalist/Evangelical televangelist] for many years. The first time I saw him preach was in a tent revival in Texas four decades ago. His ability was unfocused but irresistible; he could make a tent full of sweating agnostics do whatever he wanted them to and do it happily in the name of God. But Jimmy is getting old and he uses his real persuasive powers less and less while relying upon the apparatus of persuasion he's built. I know he had you out at his little fundamentalist magic kingdom last week . . .' Barent held up his hand to cut off Harod's explanation. 'That's all right, Jimmy must have told you that I would know . . . and understand. I don't believe that Jimmy wants to upset the applecart, but he senses a possible shift in power and wants to be on the correct side when the shifting subsides...' "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1982 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 216. Pg. 216: "'Did you see in the paper that there's another expedition to Ararat to find the Ark?'

...'Maybe so, but I think the reason for this expedition is interesting. It's a little fundamentalist group in Florida--they say they have to find the Ark in order to measure it, so they can find out how long a cubit is.' "; Pg. 217: "'What do you mean by that? What way are they wrong?' Cliff Guthrie asked. 'I'm a Baptist myself,' he added.

'Well, Cliff, no offense to your religion, but they're wrong because they claim to know what the answers are. They say the Bible is literally true because it's the word of God, but that can't be, because the Bible is full of contradictions. There are two accounts of the Creation in Genesis...' "

Christian Fundamentalist USA 1985 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 372. "The Church of the Lord's Universe was officially launched in 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by the merger of 230 existing protestant congregations--Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Lutheran. In part the new church was a revolt against the extreme fundamentalism peaking at that time. "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 159. "'...I need hardly tell you that the whole broadcast industry faces a serious challenge from certain vocal religious sects, not only that we broadcast hour after hour of their programming but that we do it on the basis of what they call 'the Christian discount.' We had that problem in Dayton. Our predecessor management had been unable to resist the pressures, I guess. Anyway, we were overloaded with that programming. Now, the Christian fundamentalists may be wild with enthusiasm, but that audience is small, and since the evangelist is off the air, they don't stay with you. Televangelism was costing money.' "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 318. "Everyone knows that broadcasting pornography is unlawful--though Harding's fundamentalist friends may define pornography differently than Catlett does. CCE stations have never been convicted of broadcasting pornography. This means they are innocent, under the law, of the charges brought by certain televangelists. " [Other refs., pg. 330.]
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1986 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 12. "'Our society's attitudes toward the victims of the wild card virus have changed for the worse in the last year. In some ways people like the Reverend Leo Barnett would have us regress to the oppression of the fifties...' "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1986 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 64. "'...dr. Tachyon, when asked, has been evasive on the subject, since it suggests that the deformed jokers have somehow punished themselves. That's just the kind of emotional fodder that reactionaries such as fundamentalist preacher Leo Barnett, or a fanatic 'prophet' such as Nur al-Allah, would use for their own purposes.' "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 126. "And are we so very much better in the enlightened USA, where fundamentalists like Leo Barnett preach that jokers are being punished for their sins? Oh, yes, there is a distinction, I must remember that. Barnett says he hates the sins but loves the sinners, and if we will only repent and have faith and love Jesus, surely we will be cured.

No, I'm afraid that ultimately Barnett and the Ayatollah and the Mayan priest are all preaching the same creed.--that our bodies in some sense reflect our souls, that some divine being has taken a direct hand and twisted us into these shapes to signify his pleasure (the Mayas) or displeasure (Nur al-Allah, the Ayatollah, the Firebreather). Most of all, each of them is saying that jokers are different. "

Christian Fundamentalist USA 1987 Willis, Connie. "Ado " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 113. [Author's introduction.] "I wrote 'Ado' when political correctness was still just a gleam in some activist's eye, and the only thing the Fundamentalists were trying to do was keep The Catcher in the Rye from being taught in high school. "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 74. Charity Stovall is getting a tour of Hell: "'...Now this one.' One jack-lug finger tapped the popcorn purveyor between its spindly power-cable legs. 'He was a Fundamentalist politician who proclaimed himself God's candidate.' The jack finger flicked at the laughing fool. 'This one believed him.' "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 19. "There were widespread fears of violence should Hartmann be denied the nomination [for Democratic candidate for president]. Already there were reports of ugly clashes between Hartmann's jokers and the fundamentalist supporters of Reverend Leo Barnett. " [Rev. Barnett, a prominent Christian Fundamentalist minister, is one of the main characters in novel. Many refs., not in DB.]
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 164. [Rev. Barnett is a Christian Fundamentalist leader.] "'Do you have any idea what's going on down in Atlanta?' Dutton asked him patiently. 'Thousands of jokers have gone south to peacefully demonstrate in support of Hartmann. They've been welcomed with arrests, street brawls, attacks by the Klan. Yesterday there was a near riot when a hundred men in Confederate uniforms fired on the crowd. [Reverend] Barnett has already managed to pull the teeth out of our jokers' rights plank, and if he's elected the good reverend will put us all in camps. Many people believe that Gregg Hartmann is the only thing that stands between this country and joker genocide.'

'A lot of people believed in Hitler, too,' Jay said... 'The tainted blood is gone,' Dutton told Jay, 'and if God is merciful, Gregg Hartmann is going to be the next president of the United States.' "

Christian Fundamentalist USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 73. "Tom Gavin spinning off to his new fundamentalist realities. If God spoke to you while you were up there alone in the command module, Tom, why didn't you tell Dave and me during the flight back? Or mention it during debriefing? Why wait all those years to announce it on the PTL Club? " [Other refs. to Tom Gavin and his religious direction, not in DB.]
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 88. "The cable TV's program had been one of the many clones of the PTL Club that filled the fundamentalist network's schedule. The set was done in K-Mart gothic, the host's gray hair perfectly matched the gray polyester of his suit, and a ten-digit phone number remained permanently affixed on the screen in case a viewer was suddenly moved to pledge money and had forgotten the address which the host's white-wigged wife displayed every few minutes. "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1991 Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 175. "Ambrosius imagined had learned to fear that special hell, whether one of fire or ice or eternal separation or mere time-serving prior to some later reconciliation with whomever or whatever they considered responsible for their fate. There were many espousing fundamentalist Christian faiths, all babbling of the love of God while seething with guilt and resentment. "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 99. "'It was two weeks before first grade when my dad showed up with my new mother, my stepmother, and took me back to Pine Bluff. Now, up to then I hadn't seen much of religion. This woman was Church of Christ, which means she wasn't just a fire-breathing fundamentalist, she went to a church that hasn't even got music in it...' "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 57. "Gail's parents are fundamentalist Christians, increasingly fundamentalist as Gail grows older, and she rarely hears death spoken of in any terms other than 'passing over' to Christ's kingdom. When she is eight and her grandmother dies--she has been a stiff, formal, and odd-smelling old lady... Gail is lifted up to view the body in the funeral home while her father whispers in her ear, 'That's not really Grams . . . Grams is in heaven.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 92. "Anti-wild card zealots were in a definite minority in the South; most Vietnamese, urban and rural alike, did not really love the jokers, but what they wanted first and foremost was to be left alone. "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 141. "Not the kind of folks to totally head up this kind of project. What are some of those people doing here? A fundamentalist Bible-spouter couple out of fifties TV, several social scientist academics, you name it. "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 142. "For example, if we did it with the Standishes, you'd be in a universe where God, and the Christian fundamentalist God at that, not only solidly existed but existed as they imagine Him to be now, or as they wish it as now. They did a bunch of that sort of thing under Brand--the company, that is. "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 261. "'Well, the Standishes are a nice-looking young couple right out of suburbia, only they're right-wing fundamentalist Republicans who want God in all aspects of America, and only they know what God wants...' "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1995 Jonas, Gerald. "The Shaker Revival " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 290. "...I assumed they were just another crackpot fundamentalist sect like the Holy Rollers or the Snake Handlers, an attempt to keep alive the pieties of a simpler age in the present age of abundance. "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1996 Hauman, Glenn. "On the Air " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 163. "Finckley: Does being a mutant affect the way you conduct your business in any way? Do you find yourself shying away from any business deals, losing clients, things like that?

Worthington: Well, in our financial holdings, we've had to be very careful. In the eighties, we had some significant holdings in biotechnology stocks, just like every other large financial player in the market. Our problem was the impression started by some fundamentalist wackos that our investments in these companies were covers for secret research to turn out more mutants. Patently ridiculous, but we divested anyway. "

Christian Fundamentalist USA 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 29. "This view worke well with gropus that--with some justification--yearned for an earlier time. Fundamentalists tended to favor a still that yielded grain alcohol from corn in a process one controlled at home... "
Christian Fundamentalist USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 247. "'It was before the sectarian roundups began in earnest. As long as you said you were some sort of a Christian and you were married, for the first time that is, they [Christian Fundamentalist regime that gained control of the country] were still leaving you pretty much alone. They were concentrating first on the others. They got them more or less under control before the started in everybody else.

'I was underground it must have been eight or nine months. I was taken from one safe house to another, there were more of those then. They weren't all Quakers, some of them weren't even religious. They were just people who didn't like the way things were going.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Christian Fundamentalist USA 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 267. "'The U.S. is not alone in having to deal with civil unrest,' Augustine continued. 'We're heading toward a social disaster of major proportions. Plainly speaking, the general public does not understand what is going on. They react according to gut instincts, or according to the dictates of demagogues. Pat Robertson, bless him, has already recommended that God blast Washington, D.C., with Hell's hottest fires if the Taskforce is allowed to go ahead with RU-486 testing. He's not alone. There's a real likelihood that the public will knock around until they find something, anything, more palatable than the truth, and then they'll flock behind that banner, and it's likely to have a religious aspect, and science will go right out the window.'

'Amen,' Cross said. Nervous laughter rippled through the small audience. The VP did not smile. " [Also pg. 344: Christian Broadcasting Network.]

Christian Fundamentalist USA 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 14. "What had once been the stuff of tight-lipped television news reports--food riots, looting, cannibalism in Laos and Kansas City, Bible school vans set on fire by anti-Fundamentalists... "

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