Yikes: The right-wing, crazy Christian group American Family Association ran a creepy campaign last week “to place the TRUTH FOR YOUTH BIBLE into the hands of our teenagers who will distribute them to lost students in our public schools.” (Campaign mottos: “Preventing Truth Decay,” and “Help Take Back America’s Public Schools”)
Bible-thumping kidsor their parentscould call a toll-free number to request a free bible. The special biblesthe New Testament, plus “powerful full color comics that are packed with ‘absolute truths’ regarding issues young people are faced with, such as: Evolution, Sexual Purity, Homosexuality, Abortion, Pornography, Drugs, Drunkenness, Peer Pressure, School Violence and Secular Rock Music“were available “to all teenagers who commit to give the Bibles to their unsaved friends in school.”
According to the folks running this campaignscheduled for last week (sorry kids!)they’d already distributed 900,000 bibles as of August 29. If Truth for Youth’s flash-heavy website is to be believed, those bibles will prevent kids from shooting up their schools, snorting coke, contracting AIDs, aborting their fetuses, and getting wasted on prom night. We’ll see about that.