David G. McAfee
It seems like everywhere I turn I see some sort of religious propaganda somewhere, from “John 3:16” written in chalk on the sidewalk or a WWJD bumper sticker on a Mercedes… I’m sure you have seen these ‘stories’ before but this little comic strip, published by Chick Publications, really takes the cake. The Christian right has always pressured American entertainment to censor their work so as not to corrupt the mindset of their children- the themes in this comic are far worse than ‘Will and Grace’ and ‘South Park’.
Firstly, it is designed with pictures and very few words- and in the same styles as many newspaper comic strips- but instead of Dennis the Menace accidently breaking a window with a baseball, you have a young boy intravenously abusing drugs and being anally raped in prison and subsequently being diagnosed with AIDS. Handed out for free (A pile of these sat in front of a convenience store) – this is the type of material that is really threatening the well being of our society… As you can see from the comic, the Christian publisher is laying out a timeline of events that shows that if you don’t believe in Jesus you will do drugs, become addicted, steal to support your habit, sell drugs (this part is unclear- apparently the dealer refuses to sell him anymore unless he sells for him), get arrested by an undercover officer, go to prison, be anally raped, contract the AIDS virus, and then you will accept Jesus and die of AIDS anyway… BUT as long as you accept Jesus as your savior before you die, an angel will save you and fly you up to heaven.
I apologize if the resolution is low, but in order to scan each page and import it to WordPress, I had to drastically reduce the size…