Austin has put up one of those mild, positive, and effective billboards that so rile up the faithful. It’s impressive that it’s happening in Texas, but I noticed something portentious in its placement: it’s on I-35, a road familiar to me as the major north-south artery in this region (Minnesota and Texas have a direct connection, you see). I-35 also has a freakish association in the fundagelical brain, because of a passage in Isaiah 35:8:
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
If any indignant bible-lovin’ Texans start complaining about the billboard, I suggest we tell them to read their Good Book, where it clearly says there can be no error in the sign.