Demon Chocolate

by
Abby Zimet

It's almost Halloween, time to give the devil his or her due. But not to worry: the wingnuts are on the job.
There are "Christian-based pumpkin carving kits... to promote God in
the work place" and contests for pro-life jack-o-lanterns to "tell the
world about the personhood of preborn babies." There are warnings about
candy "dedicated and prayed over by witches," though we hope that
doesn't include Whopper malted milk balls. And there are book burnings of "perversions
of God's word" at North Carolina's Amazing Grace Baptist Church, which
doesn't much seem to like music either.

"We will also be burning Satan's music such as
country, rap, rock, pop, heavy metal, western, soft and easy, southern
gospel, contemporary Christian, jazz, soul, oldies but goldies, etc... We will be serving fried chicken, and all the sides."

 

 

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