Apocalyptic Mega-Chuch Pioneer Chuck Smith Has Died

The Los Angeles Times has an obituary of Pastor Chuck Smith, who has died aged 86: He was a biblical literalist who believed staunchly in hell, Armageddon and the sinfulness of homosexuality. But from the pulpit, and in person, he emanated a disarming warmth. His church became famous as a sanctuary for a generation of counterculture refugees. […]