Jack T. Chick Works for Edwards?
I normally attempt to stick to more devotional posts but this post on Curt Jester is too outrageous. I learned all my theology, as a 14 year old, from the volumes of Chick tracts I read and crammed my skull full of mush with. I guess I wasn't the only one so schooled in such anti-Catholic rants. What is surprising and disturbing was the degree of vitriol and profanity leveled at Catholic/Christian belief.
Despite the perhaps "humorous" and "blogadacious" aspect of this recent early campaign gaff of a possible contender for the 2008 White House, it points to the reality that Catholic bashing is the last acceptable prejudice left in America. Somehow though, I am encouraged that Catholicism does not become mainstream as many denominations have. I take comfort in the reality that Catholicism lived out as it was intended will always be counter-cultural and the target for derision, abuse and out right persecution. Perhaps, we need to take heart in the Sacred Scripture that says all who live Godly lives in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution, and corporately, His Church as well.
Now should we just move on and ignore this recent attack on the Church and Christianity?
I suggest writing to John Edwards here and encouraging him to take the path of righteousness
and make restitution for his campaign staff comments. (Something Catholics call Penance)