Chick Tract? Odd name. But wow. There’s a whole site full of these shit stains. Incredible.
It’s named after the artist, or his pseudonym (I never bothered to find out if it’s a real name), Jack Chick.
Evangelicals leave these things on car windshields, in mailboxes, I’ve found them in aisles at the grocery store, in libraries, pretty much anywhere you might stumble across it and have your day fucked up by someone’s annoying religious baloney. Of course, as you can tell, they’re marketed at children.
The idea is that you’re a bad parents because you’re probably a heathen or a Jew or a catholic or a Mormon or just not fucking saintly enough, so when your kid finds this on the Little Debbie display case or in a toy store he can be afraid of hell an god without even having to have shitty parents putting it on him.
I’m not saying this guy killed his daughter because of The Bible. Clearly, he’s not of sound mind, but I find it interesting that he was able to rationalize murdering his daughter by being “at peace with god.”
Arthur Morgan III told his daughter, Tierra, that he loved her.
He gave her a kiss.
He placed the 21/2-year-old in a stream in Shark River Park in
And then he walked away.
Morgan, 29, who was homeless but whose last known address was in Eatontown, never denied placing his daughter in the stream, where her body was found the next day, strapped in a car seat that had been weighed down with a metal car jack attached to it.
But he claimed he blacked out and couldn’t remember whether he threw the child in the car seat off of a bridge and into the stream or if he walked down through some woods and placed her there.
He did explain how he attached the car jack to the baby’s car seat to weigh it down “like a ball and chain,” but he refused to acknowledge it was inevitable she would die as a result.
"When I left Tierra, Tierra was alive," Morgan told detectives.
“I’ve slept for about as long as I’ve been in that cell,” he said on the videotape. “Only because now I’m at peace. I’m a God-fearing man. I know my daughter is in heaven.”
Then, Morgan quoted a passage from the Bible.
"There’s a scripture, Matthew, 19:14. It says, ‘Let the little children come to me. Do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven is for thee,’" Morgan said.
And we see, ladies and gentleman, the very hate Christ predicted being hurled. I am a “son of a bitch” because I held to the biblical truth of sexual morality. This person glosses over the fact that I believe gays and lesbians are perfectly welcome in church, and as christians.
That is glossed over and the person HATES me because I did not lie about the words of the bible.
Keep on hating, you only prove my bible to be true.
lol, martyr complex, much?
Ye Olde Rage Against The Heavens Atheist trope.
Nearly as old this ancient Huckster himself.
So there was this Christian group in the atrium at my school, and they had all these signs posted everywhere with blank sticky notes to write your thoughts and opinions on. Someone wrote “Man created god, not the other way around,0 and my friend Kyle and I drew arrows to it and said “I agree.” And…
What does this religion do to people? It makes them forget their humanity in favor of this kind of bubbling aggression.
“Fred Phelps is now the past. The present and the future are for the living. Unfortunately, Fred’s ideas have not died with him, but live on, not just among the members of Westboro Baptist Church, but among the many communities and small minds that refuse to recognize the equality and humanity of our brothers and sisters on this small planet we share. I will mourn his passing, not for the man he was, but for the man he could have been. I deeply mourn the grief and pain felt by my family members denied their right to visit him in his final days. They deserved the right to finally have closure to decades of rejection, and that was stolen from them.
Even more, I mourn the ongoing injustices against the LGBT community, the unfortunate target of his 23 year campaign of hate. His life impacted many outside the walls of the WBC compound, uniting us across all spectrums of orientation and belief as we realized our strength lies in our commonalities, and not our differences. How many times have communities risen up together in a united wall against the harassment of my family? Differences have been set aside for that cause, tremendous and loving joint efforts mobilized within hours…and because of that, I ask this of everyone – let his death mean something. Let every mention of his name and of his church be a constant reminder of the tremendous good we are all capable of doing in our communities.
The lessons of my father were not unique to him, nor will this be the last we hear of his words, which are echoed from pulpits as close as other churches in Topeka, Kansas, where WBC headquarters remain, and as far away as Uganda. Let’s end the support of hateful and divisive teachings describing the LGBT community as “less than,” “sinful,” or “abnormal.” Embrace the LGBT community as our equals, our true brothers and sisters, by promoting equal rights for everyone, without exception. My father was a man of action, and I implore us all to embrace that small portion of his faulty legacy by doing the same.”