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March 28, 2010

Incisive satire or merely an offensive cartoon?

Filed under: Politics,Pro-life — David Jenkins @ 8:25 pm
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A pro-life blogger wonders if this goes too far.

This blogger wonders if it goes far enough.



  1. This cartoon is in sharp juxtapostion to one of the questions we discussed in Sunday School this morning:

    How do you think Satan is using the current political and economic situation to divide people? What symptoms do you see? (Cf. Gal. 5:20 and 2 Cor. 12:20.):

    1.To divide our communities and country

    2.To divide the Body of Christ (i.e. believers)

    The leader was part of a Christian ministry in the Former Yugoslavia in the mid 90s and related how rhetoric led to much violence in that part of the world.

    Comment by Warren — March 28, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

  2. Warren, were these the actual questions used during Sunday School. Do you mind if an Englishman asks the age range of the group.

    Comment by Stuart — March 29, 2010 @ 2:39 am

  3. Stuart, I copied and pasted directly from the PowerPoint slide. Bear in mind that when I say “Sunday School” I’m talking about adult fellowship groups that meet on Sunday Mornings. My church, which has about 1400 members, has a 9:00 am and 10:30 am service. During each time block, there are several fellowship groups that also meet. If you were thinking children, I agree that these kind of questions would be a little heady.

    Comment by Warren — March 29, 2010 @ 8:13 am

  4. Thanks I did wonder, I imagined these questions being posed to a little group of 7 years olds and thought goodness me things are different to the UK 🙂

    Comment by Stuart — March 29, 2010 @ 10:25 am

  5. I have seen on other blogs people stating that this cartoon is “racist”. That both Obama and Liberty are depicted in their actual “colours” is somehow “racist”? Would these people think that it would not be “racist” to depict Obama in some other “colour”, perhaps green making him and Liberty the same “race”. Or would they scream “racist” even louder?

    Comment by AMPisAnglican — March 30, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

  6. “I have seen on other blogs people stating that this cartoon is “racist”.” – Crying “racism!” is just the standard, mindless name-calling (one can hardly call it a “defence”), that some people indulge in, who won’t/can’t face the issues; reason is beyond them. With a far-left anti-democratic president, who was white (there could be one sometime), they’d have to risk thinking about things.

    Comment by John Thomas — April 1, 2010 @ 7:48 am

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