When Riverdale Was Taken Over By A Fundie CultGreat article on Al Hartley's Christian Archie Comics. Did you know he was the son of the Taft-Hartley Act's co-author? Suddenly his adaptation of Chuck Colson's autobiography, in which a completely innocent Nixon almost looks handsome, makes more sense.And here's many, many more, and an article on another Hartley Spire adaptation, "Hansi, the Girl Who Loved the Swastika." No, I am not shitting you.
And I love Hartley's message(for which he often uses Big Ethel) regarding ugliness and difference, as expressed in this terrifying "parable," Jonathan Siblington Pelican. The message? Yes, if you're ugly or smart or different in any way, you are worthless and people will mock you, and there's no point in trying to achieve anything. But at least God loves you and Christians will take pity on you, so that's okay.
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