The WSJ is an anti-neutrality propaganda machine. (Columnist Holman Jenkins has written the same column over and over for years on the subject.) That's because entrenched media interests want pay-to-play Internet to protect themselves.
Without network neutrality, sites like SermonAudio.com would slowly fade away since the Internet would become a place where you had to pay to get fast network traffic, and only huge media corporations could afford to pay that amount.
Strange that conservatives in general, who have used alternate media to get their message out and consider the mainstream media to be their enemies, would be so vehemently opposed to network neutrality, since without neutrality the mainstream media conglomerates would have a stranglehold on the Internet. Guess politics does make strange bedfellows.
Not surprised. I haven't been in one for a while, but it was mostly religious-themed bric-a-brac and stuff. They still had some Bibles, but other books like commentaries had been cleaned out. Prices were not competitive. Not sure how they can turn things around, since they're like the Radio Shack of Christian merchandise without a lot of room to differentiate themselves in the market.
For a while there, I thought I was the only person who had not gone to heaven and wrote a book about it.
Funny how this book is being retracted now that they've sold as many copies as they'll probably sell and it has very little value to the publisher. When "heaven tourism" was a fad and these books were selling, questions about the authenticity of the book didn't seem to be asked.
The answer is no, because I raised this issue with SermonAudio several years ago when it started happening, in my blog, with a fact sheet (still available, but out of date), with News In Focus pastors, and others who have blogs and radio programs. No one paid any attention to what was happening, so I gave up. Printing Bibles in China is not important. I'm glad someone is still trying to raise awareness of the issue, but I don't think where Bibles are printed matters.
The poll was sponsored by an organization that sells a book and other products to people who view pornography, so the numbers have to be taken in that light. They have a built-in incentive to make the problem seem as bad as possible. I'm not saying the problem isn't bad enough as it is, but they do have every reason to make it seem worse.
I agree with the use of "flat-opening sewn binding" since perfect bound (glue on the spine) Bibles generally fall apart as soon as you start using them. I had one that had already fallen apart in the box when I ordered it. Bible quality is all or nothing these days. Bibles are either super high end and expensive, or low quality. The middle has almost disappeared. I wish more publishers would publish sewn-spine Bibles without expensive high-end leather bindings. (Cambridge is one of the last holdouts that has moderately-priced, sewn-binding Bibles in their product line. The Emerald Text edition is one of them.)
Don't buy a leather (or leather substitute) perfect-bound Bible. It will just fall apart. Usually in a few months. Get a hardback, which at least has a thicker spine to support the pages. They last much longer.
Kenneth Copeland discussed this meeting at the recent Southwest Believer's Convention, in his evening session on the first day. The content was just now put online and I haven't had time to listen to it yet.
This article is the kind of breathtaking drivel you get on one of the slowest news weekends of the year.
Since this crackpot is promoting his books, and one of his books is about how to time travel (really!), why doesn't he use his knowledge and travel to the future to give us an exact date? That would improve his credibility and help both his books sell better.
No surprise. They have less stuff in their stores to buy. Of course their profit is down. People are buying low-margin groceries, but the days of Wal-Mart selling anything else are over. Just for example, I had to replace a radio that Wal-Mart carried for many years, but they don't any longer and I had to order it from the manufacturer. Repeat this thousands of times and you get today's Wal-Mart, which has less stuff to buy.