Anoka, Minnesota bills itself as the Halloween Capital of the World™. It is also in Michele Bachmann’s congressional district and houses a school district under fire for not protecting the civil rights of its LGBT students. That makes the following, sadly, almost inevitable.
At Saturday’s Halloween parade, someone was passing these out:
On the back was apparently a bible verse about leading children into sin. I’m not a bible atheist, so I don’t know which verse that would be, but feel free to guess for yourself.
The person who received this flyer, once she realized what it said, tried to track down the person who gave it to her in the crowd. I understand the intent had something to do with (suggested, self-inflicted) paper cuts in intimate places. Failing that, she posted the picture on Facebook, where it has been passed around.
The discussion, as one might expect, contains the obligatory comments of “How do you know this person was a Christian?” (Answer: Know? We don’t. But this is Anoka, where the homophobic crap is coming out of proudly Christian mouths.) and “They’re not real Christians” (Answer: Oh, yes, they are. They are not terribly Christ-like, but they are decidedly Christian.).
So, remember, people: This Halloween, be sure to avert your children’s eyes from any tolerance, diversity, equality, respect and acceptance.