Crusading for irony
A little bird told us there’s a new unintentionally-comedic Jack Chick comic book tract out, number 18 in the evangelical publisher’s Crusader series (mock them all!).
This one’s called The Enchanter, and purports to warn of the dangers of Mormonism, claiming that "After people read this illustrated book, they will not be vulnerable to the Mormon recruiters!" It features panels like this one:
Now see, to me the problem here is that this preacher could be from just about any religion, particularly the brand espoused by Chick. I mean, if you’re going to call your series Crusaders Comics, that pretty much conjures up images of fanatics attempting to establish religions using swords. But I guess irony isn’t one of those lessons easily learned from Bible study.