The first thing that struck me about this video clip advertising the Faith Church’s alternative to engaging in the “Satanistic”—it says that for centuries the devil has owned the month of October—rituals of traditional Halloween celebrations was the claim that this year “Jesus takes Halloween back!” Apparently they thought it was Jesus’ holiday to begin with.
The second thing that struck me was how the youth leader goes about showing his dislike for the traditions of Halloween. First he smashes a pumpkin, no big deal and not what caught my attention. Then he punts a little stuffed Dracula doll through the uprights on a football field, again not that big of a deal and not what caught my attention. It’s the third thing he does that made me sit up and take notice. The scene shows him driving along holding a water balloon when the video suddenly freeze frames so you can see the following:
Yes, that’s right. This upstanding Christian youth leader is about to vandalize someone’s Halloween display and that’s exactly what he does. Naturally, being a good and upstanding Christian, he immediately feels guilty for messing around with someone else’s property and expresses his remorse to the camera.
Of course he doesn’t. Don’t be stupid. Granted it was only a water balloon and at least he didn’t run up and trash it completely, but he’s still supposedly a better person for knowing Jesus and so you’d presume that he’d be above this sort of “Jackass” style of antic, but you’d be wrong.
The funny part of it all to me is that I didn’t have a problem with him smashing his own pumpkin or punting his little vampire doll around or the fact that he’s trying to recruit kids to his alternative to Halloween. I didn’t get pissed until he felt the need to fuck around with someone else’s Halloween display. Don’t like the holiday? Fine, don’t celebrate it. Offer up an alternative if you want. Just don’t be a dick to the rest of us who disagree with you.
Found via Hellbound Alleee. Full video after the jump if you want to see it.