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Weird Tract Number 81: "The Last Generation" by Chick Publications (1972 version)

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Troy Davis writes:

When it comes to demented religious tracts, I just want to hug the original 1972 version of "The Last Generation" written by Jack Chick and drawn by Fred Carter. As author Bob Fowler noted in his thorough and groundbreaking book on Chick tracts The World of Chick (Last Gasp 2015), 1972 was a seminal year for Chick Publications; for one thing, Fred Carter was hired by Chick and his more realistic art style complemented Chick's cartoony art. The Last Generation is the centerpiece of the demented Chick tracts first created in 1972 (The over-the-top homophobic "Gay Blade" is a distant second).

The story of The Last Generation is a dystopian one-world government that rules just prior to The Rapture.  It's the story of a Christian family's struggle in this Christ-hating society whose schools have successfully indoctrinated their child Bobby, who is now a Hitler Youth-type (at the end of the tract, Chick reassures us  Bobby later received his …

From The Collection of The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts:Moral Majority Report Paperweight

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Troy Davis writes:

The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts has copies of the defunct Moral Majority Report put out by Jerry Falwell and his defunct group the Moral Majority. We also obtained a paperweight from the organization.

Check out some of the other strange objects in the museum's collection: 1. Spire Christian Comics spinner rack; 2. Our Lady of Guadalupe sculpture; 3. "La Nueva Jerusalen" print; 4. a triple-decker Nativity scene


The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts is a project of Les Zazous Postmodern Art Galley of Bellaire, Ohio. Read the Welcome Statement of The Museum here.

Weird Tract Number 80: Chalcedon Report No. 351 (October 1994) by the Chalcedon Foundation

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Troy Davis writes:

In the collection of The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts are a dozen copies of The Chalcedon Report from the 1990s.   It's the publication of The Chalcedon Foundation, the leading Christian Reconstructionist organization; Reconstructionism is a fundamentalist, theocratic dominionist movement founded by Rousas John Rushdoony (1916-2001); it's hardcore and anti-democratic. It wants to replace American democracy with its own buzzkill version of Biblical law: the death penalty for homosexual acts and incorrigible children, and women who had abortions. Back in the 90s, I wrote the group for general information and they assumed I was a live one kept sending me their report until I moved.

One of the regular columnists at the time was conservative firebrand John Lofton (1941-2014) who previously wrote for Sun Myung Moon's Washington Times; Lofton was a gadfly on the talk show circuit (on CNN's Crossfire, an exasperated Frank Zappa told Lofton, …

Weird Tract Number 79: "Who's Calling The Shots?" by Vic Lockman

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Troy Davis writes:

When it comes to religious comics from the late 20th century, the catalog of Vic Lockman (1927-2017) is less well-known than that of Al Hartley, Jack Chick, and Life Messengers comics but it more than makes up for it in generally high levels of bat-shittiness. The Museum has an extensive collection of dozens of Lockman’s tracts and booklets.
Like Chick and Hartley, Lockman did mainstream doing many Disney, Dell, and Gold Key books.  However, unlike the other two, he continued to do secular comics throughout his career. He is one of the most prolific mainstream comics artist/writers of all time.
Lockman’s politics includes some similarities with the John Birch Society such as the embrace of laetrile. “Who’s Calling The Shots” is a 12-page promotional tract for the 1960s Bircher book None DAre Call It Conspiracy, a book by Gary Allen that sold millions of its screeds against global elite cabals. Lockman’s tract was part of a 1972 promotional campaign for Allen’s book …

Weird Religious Sculpture: Triple-Decker Nativity Scene by Jaimy

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Troy Davis writes:

This sculpture of a triple-decker Nativity scene is really off. I mean, who puts the livestock stable on the top floor of a three-story structure? Mary and Joseph were turned away at the inn and the innkeeper tells them, "I have not vacancies but you can go up to the penthouse and hang out with the animals!" Who does that?

The maker's mark indicates it was "designed and sculpted by Jaimy." I can't beleive someone would donate such a tasteful artwork to Goodwill (where I bought it for two bucks).

Check out some of the other objets d'art in the museum's collection: 1. Spire Christian Comics spinner rack; 2. Our Lady of Guadalupe sculpture; 3. 
"La Nueva Jerusalen" print
The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts is a project of Les Zazous Postmodern Art Galley of Bellaire, Ohio. Read the Welcome Statement of The Museum here.
For more on the gallery, check out the web site here and the gallery's Twitter handle is @…

Weird Tract Number 78: ""Donald Trump Is The Antichrist: Prepare For The Rapture!" by Troy Davis of CultJam Productions

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Troy Davis writes:

I have pointed out that not only am I a huge Jack Chick fanboy and collector of Chick-related stuff but I make Chick tract parodies.  This tract (read it online here) is a revision of an earlier Chick tract parody I made when Trump was running for president; I improved the art and made it up-to-date now that he is in the Oval Office (read the notes below the tract) The goal of the tract is to promote the film I wrote and co-produced, Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story (watch it here). I loved making this tract and I hope you enjoy reading it.

The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts is a project of Les Zazous Postmodern Art Galley of Bellaire, Ohio. Read the Welcome Statement of The Museum here.
For more on the gallery, check out the web site here and the gallery's Twitter handle is @ZazousLes.  The Twitter handle for the museum is @WeirdTracts
Contributions of weird tracts to the museum can be made by mail: send your weird tracts to Les Zazous Po…

Weird Tract Number 77: "Constitutional Rites" by Satanic Bay Area

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Troy Davis writes:

I previously wrote about a pamphlet put out by Satanic Bay Area (formerly Satanic San Francisco). These people have some great lit. Constitutional Rites is a Jack Chick tract parody that advocates freedom of religion through a parable (just like the ones put forth by Jeebus). There's a stuffed shirt legislator who is all for a Ten Commandments monument being erected at the state capitol grounds but is appalled at the idea that the same rights being given to a satanic sculpture. The blowhard crashes into the Ten Commandments monument and is knocked unconscious. Satanists take him to their place where he recovers and learns about religious freedom! Talk about having a Come-to-Beelzebub moment!  Great stuff.

The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts is a project of Les Zazous Postmodern Art Galley of Bellaire, Ohio. Read the Welcome Statement of The Museum here.
For more on the gallery, check out the web site here and the gallery's Twitter handle is @Zazo…

Weird Tract Number 76: "Jesus Failed" by The True Bible Church

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Troy Davis writes:

Nathan Boyer started the True Bible Church with a Kickstarter campaign in 2013. The fruits of this campaign were three tongue-in-cheek yet thought-provoking tracts; Jesus Failed is number three in the series "Christianity Made Clear." This tract, like the others, takes the ideas from The Bible to their logical conclusions, conclusions that are really really bizarre. The tract has the coolest Come-to-Jeebus appeal in the history of religious tracts and it is below for your benefit.

The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts is a project of Les Zazous Postmodern Art Galley of Bellaire, Ohio. Read the Welcome Statement of The Museum here.
For more on the gallery, check out the web site here and the gallery's Twitter handle is @ZazousLes.  The Twitter handle for the museum is @WeirdTracts

Contributions of weird tracts to the museum can be made by mail: send your weird tracts to Les Zazous Postmodern art Gallery 3475 Guernsey Street, Bellaire, Ohio 4390…

Weird Tract Number 75: "World's Deadliest Drug" by "Dr." Terry Watkins

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Troy Davis writes:

Tracts by Terry Watkins have been featured on the museum's site here, here, and here.  This is one of the least hysterical of Watkins' tracts because--unlike scourged Watkins warns against like satanic ritual abuse--societal harm caused by alcohol abuse is real and extensive. Nevertheless, the tone of this pamphlet is off-putting and Watkins makes use of bold fonts and all caps throughout his screed. He makes me want to do a beer bong just to spite him.

The Museum of Weird and Demented Religious Tracts is a project of Les Zazous Postmodern Art Galley of Bellaire, Ohio. Read the Welcome Statement of The Museum here.
For more on the gallery, check out the web site here and the gallery's Twitter handle is @ZazousLes.  The Twitter handle for the museum is @WeirdTracts

Contributions of weird tracts to the museum can be made by mail: send your weird tracts to Les Zazous Postmodern art Gallery 3475 Guernsey Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.