It’s Halloween time once again. It’s time to scare. It’s time to be spooked. It’s time to be saved. It’s time to spread the Word.

Or at least that’s what Halloween means to the churches that put on Judgement House, a sort of Xian themed haunted house type thing. Here’s the 411 from JH itself:

Over more than 20 years, Judgement House has established a remarkable track-record as the most effective evangelistic tool for reaching those who are wary of attending a traditional church service or outreach event. Since its inception in 1983 an estimated 3.9 million people have attended a Judgement House presentation with 390,000 of those choosing a saving and personal relationship with Jesus Christ for the first time.In addition Judgement House has an amazing impact on the church or organization that chooses to become a covenant partner and produce a Judgement House presentation of their own. These covenant partners are continually reporting that producing a Judgement House presentation unifies their people, focuses, enriches, and improves their prayer lives, and energizes their commitment to reaching the lost of their community.

Speaking from personal experience, this unrepentent sinner thinks Judgement House is a grand ole time and creepy in ways the good folks behind the operation never intended. I mean, a Columbine inspired haunted house? Yes, it’s timely, but it’s also tasteless. What’s next a JH scenario based on antibiotic resistant staph, the new schoolyard bogeyman? A lead-paint tainted toy disaster at a daycare center?

Well, if you’re interested in getting scared into accepting Jesus as your personal savior here’s a list of area churches where you can attend a Judgement House:

Northbridge Baptist Church

1160 Sam Rittenberg

Charleston South Carolina 29407

Charleston Baptist Church

13 San Miguel Road

Charleston South Carolina 29407

First Baptist Church Goose Creek

141 St. James Ave.

Goose Creek South Carolina 29445

In other scary news, how about these statements from Nobel Prize winning scientist and co-discoverer of DNA James Watson, courtesy of the The Independent in the U.K.:

Dr Watson told The Sunday Times that he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really”. He said there was a natural desire that all human beings should be equal but “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true.”