Friday, May 20, 2005

Guided By Voices

If you have spent more than fifteen minutes on the World Wide Web, you have probably come the conclusion there are some mighty strange people out there (present company excepted, of course). Recently, I have started looking at some of the advertisements that appear on this blog from time to time and it has given me pause.

Hearing voices again....The Serial Killer Evangelist Posted by Hello

David Berkowitz, a.k.a “Son of Sam”, was the infamous serial killer who terrorized New York City in the mid-seventies. His killing spree of over a year and a half was apparently directed by the neighbor’s dog, which transmitted evil messages telling Berkowitz to kill. The story had all the lurid details the tabloid press loves; satanic rituals, black magic, sex, and talking dogs.

Berkowitz is now incarcerated, serving several life sentences in an upstate New York prison and has converted to Christianity. And this is where the story takes another bizarre twist. He has become somewhat of a poster child for the “Focus on Family” organization. You know, the folks helping to lead the charge of the Christian Right. Its leader, Dr. James Dobson, is the fellow who discovered that SquareBob Spongepants was gay and has been instrumental in declaring the fight over judicial nominees was “attacking people of faith”.

Is “Focus on the Family” going to give us “Manson Family Values” next?