Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Lifestyles of the Religious Nutball: Nutball Pastor Is Afraid of Red and Black Paint
The red and black paint forms a demon that just happens to be a high school mascot. Nutball Pastor [pictured above left] wants it removed. Add this to the 'God's kryptonite' list
by Larry Simons
July 28, 2010
We have seen crusades in the past from the nutty religious community to abolish a smorgasbord of elements that threaten the very existence of the all-powerful God they worship: homosexuality, shrines of other religions/religious leaders, “evil” heavy metal music, Halloween, Harry Potter movies/books or ouija boards.
Add to that list now, red and black paint. Well, it just so happens that the red and black paint forms a demon that is the mascot at Warner Robins High School in Georgia. To any normal, sane, rational, thinking human being, this demon is just a symbol. A picture. Red and black paint. A cool looking, intimidating representation of what the students and administrators at Warner Robins High want to project to other schools as a way of paying tribute to where the demon came from; the 7th fighter squadron at Robins Air Force base during World War II.
The school adopted the name in honor of the Screaming Demons fighter squadron. Principal Steve Monday says the demon is patriotic, not diabolical. Enter nutball Donald Crosby, Pastor of the Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ in Georgia, who has gathered names in protest of the demon mascot.
Crosby says, “Hundreds of children gather into one place at one time chanting 'Go Demons.' It's the equivalent of us gathering into a church on Sunday morning and shouting 'Go Jesus' or 'Hallelujah Jesus”. Yes, and no one would protest you doing that, would they? And if they did, would you cease and desist? I am absolutely certain you would not.
Crosby has a son who will be starting the 9th grade and is furious that he will be a future “demon”. I wonder if Crosby’s son is furious that he has a father who is a present nutball.
Why are Christians so offended and threatened by these types of petty, Earthly, trivial issues? Is God not more powerful than these mundane issues that his nutball disciples waste their life protesting? Do they believe the painting of the demon will come to life, erupt in fury and take the form of a real, physical demon during a school basketball game like he's Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf? Even if it did happen, God could handle it, right?
Crosby said, “a pitchfork-wielding mascot sends the wrong message to teens”. And what message is that, Pastor? That if one of the schools sports teams lose, they will come charging their opponents armed with pitchforks? Or will it just remind them that farmers use them too and they may get the urge to fling some hay?
One teen, senior Ellen Ziesenhene [pictured below], says, “We're all proud to be demons…You walk through the halls and see everyone wearing their Warner Robins High School shirts. It's really awesome.” Yes, look at her. Look how demonic she looks. Hell, she practically resembles Linda Blair’s demon-possessed body in The Exorcist, doesn’t she?
What is ironic here is that the pitchfork is actually used in satirical Christian demonology and was never meant to be a depiction of something serious. Maybe the message it will send to teens is that they will chuckle when they realize the pitchfork was only meant to be something funny.
They may be too busy laughing at nutty Pastor Don to have time thinking about the real connotation of the devil pitchfork.