Sunday, July 8, 2012

Christian Confusion

I removed this from the bulletin board at the Former Hometown ("Former" since it is no longer my Hometown) transit center (after the event had passed, or course - I'm not a monster). I had to cut it down with scissors into manageable sizes for my scanner, and to remove participants' personal information. I just thought it was both hilarious and disturbing for various reasons.


Wow! Power Point! Kids love Power Point presentations, am I right?


Those eyes! Those eyes! Aaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuugggggghhhhhhhhhhh!

As you can see, the image of JoJo the Opossum's eyes are a lot more pixillated looking than those of Samson's, and it's not from me zooming in on the image. It appeared that way on the original poster. It made me think that Reverend Chub Bub must have gotten the image off of a website and blown it up himself. I did an image search on "opossum puppets" and immediately found this:

It's exactly the same image as on the poster, right down to the position of the hair. This led me to the website of the company that makes the puppet, which also made Samson. Now there's nothing wrong with using an image from the web - it just seems odd not to use your own photo if you actually own the puppet.

Another disturbing tidbit: the blue and red circle next to the picture of Samson and the morbidly obese Protestant says "Warriors Against Satan" around the edge, with a fancy "WS" logo in the middle. I searched for a group called Warriors Against Satan", and image searched for that logo, all to no avail. The closest I came was this:

This is a little confusing, because the handle of this blogger reads "Warrior Against Satan (Debra P.). At first I thought "Warrior Against Satan" was identifying herself parenthetically as "Debra P.", so I thought it was weird that "Debra P." seemed to be railing against a woman named...Debra Pasquella. A strange coincidence, or a case of self-loathing?

I did a search on "Debra Pasquella" and found she has a blog that mixes LGBT issues and spirituality.  It seems like just the sort of thing that a wing-nut "Christian" like "Debra P." would foam at the mouth about. I finallly concluded that "Warrior Against Satan" was identifying "Debra P." as Satan in the parentheses.

It's interesting that "Warrior Against Satan" joined Blogger as recently as March of this year, posted once about Debra Pasquella and hasn't made a peep since. He or she probably threw holy water on an image of Debra Pasquella on their computer monitor and was electrocuted.