Posted by Christopher Johnson | Friday, February 8th, 2013 | Uncategorized | 19 Comments
A South Carolina editorial cartoonist/douchebag named Robert Ariail finally Goes There:
Bob’s certainly not implying anything, mind you. Heaven forfend.
A reader expressed disgust that I would portray the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina as “racist.” I did not. That’s not at all what the cartoon implies and given the context of the news on the schism, to infer that it conveys a racist message doesn’t make sense.
Because I used the symbol that racists think they own? What could possibly be racist about that? Golly gee willickers. Besides, you know how South Carolina is. Those goofy South Carolinians are always seceding from stuff.
South Carolinians engaged in a battle to secede from a national federation. I know there are some who view the flag as a sinister symbol of racism and there are others who uphold it as emblematic of their Southern heritage, but first and foremost it’s a battle flag that represents the secessionist states of the Confederacy….
Then Ariail actually has the audacity to play the “context” card.
However I must ask readers to consider the context in which these cartoons are offered before rushing out to cancel their subscriptions and remember that, to paraphrase Sigmund Freud, sometimes a battle flag is just a battle flag.
I’ll believe that you mean that last part when you paint one on the roof of your car.
A couple things, hotshot. We know that you don’t believe that the Low Country’s Anglican Christians are racists. If I were you, I’d be sure to have a fire extinguisher handy if you let any smokers around that straw man of yours.
But we also know, as well as we know our own names, that you think that they’re bigots because they refuse to compromise 2,000 years of Christian teaching just to make homosexuals feel good about themselves.
Oh, and outstanding job associating Mark Lawrence and the other actual Christians he shepherds with a symbol that Ku Klux Klan idiots carry around. Particularly since traditionalist Anglicans actually respect Africans and African-Americans while the Episcopal Organization does not.
For two reasons, I’m actually not that angry about this. I’m genuinely surprised that it took as long as it did. And since I converted to Christianity, I stopped caring a long time ago what Episcopalianity thinks about anything at all.