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The 21st Day Redemptionist Church is a large and popular religious organization. Led by the charismatic "Dr. James", the Church's radio ministry and large tent revivals have attracted national media attention. The revivals are especially popular, featuring the usual speaking in tongues, faith healing, and testimonials, as well as singing and prayer. Dr. James (who claims to have a doctorate in divinity) then concludes his tent revivals with what he calls his "Two Minutes of Meditation on the Word" where he and the flock share two minutes of silence to, ostensibly, meditate on the word of God.
Dr. James' sermons have taken a different tone of late and his followers have been becoming more insular. The Doctor's sermons have become more apocalyptic and full of fire and brimstone then they used to be and his revivals have become angry affairs, full of shouting about doomsday and disparaging of those who have not accepted The Word. Popular opinion has turned against the 21st Day'ers because of this, which has only added fuel to the already smoldering Redemptionist pyre.
2.) Dr. James has slipped off of the edge of sanity. He believes that the last days are coming and that he and his followers need to make a bold move to proclaim their devotion to God. During his next sermon at the 21st, the parishoners may notice some odd odors inside the tent. The whole structure will have a strong chemical smell. This is because the good Doctor and his right-hand man, Walter Simms, have doused the entire structure, as well as the ground underneath the plastic tarps on the floor, with a powerful chemical accelerant. People entering the tent may notice the ground feels a bit muddy, though it didn't rain the night before. Walter will stand at the back of the tent, closing and tying the flaps after the last attendee enters.
The sermon will be particularly inspired, espousing the congregation to exhultations of love and devotion to God. Then, during the final two minute meditation, Dr. James will signal Simms. They will then push the candleholders near them into the highly flamable tent walls. the interior of the tent will become a riot of flames and flailing, panicked bodies. People caught inside will only have seconds to get out before being crushed in the press of bodies, overcome by fumes, or burned alive.
3.) Dr. James has fallen under the influence of a diabolic avatar of Nyarlathotep masquerading as Walter Simms, an unemployed auto worker. The Outer God has been slowly turning the 21st Day Redemptionists to the worship of the Old Ones. Simms' sway over Dr. James isn't complete and if he can be removed from his position of influence for at least two weeks the doctor will regain his senses. Simms is pushing the Doctor toward more and more violent and angry sermons. His end goal is known only to him. Perhaps he wishes to start another cult, to push this church to a violent Waco-style end, or to lead the Doctor into performing abhorrent ceremonies that will summon an elder power? These possibilities are left to the creative keeper.