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Family Research Council’s ‘On Our Knees For America’ Campaign Almost Seems To Invite Trolling…Like Maybe A Photoshop Contest!

There's no way this isn't a graphic designer's inside jokeSo what we have here is a copy of the graphics from the Family Research Council’s “Call2Fall” campaign, which is set for this Sunday, June 30. The event’s FAQ explains that it’s “nothing fancy,” merely a pledge for Christians to take time on June 30 to “call your people to get on their knees and faces before the Lord in repentant prayer for God to reshape our lives and renew our land.” Is the hip, modern “call2fall” slogan biblical? Well of COURSE it is, you silly; in fact, it “comes straight from the pages of Scripture:”

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14).

See? The word “call” is in there! God sure comes up with some catchy branding! We would also like to think that He led the FRC to hire a graphics team that couldn’t resist giving trolls ideas. If that logo doesn’t just scream “Wonkette Photoshop Contest,” we don’t know what does! (It probably also screams “NSFW,” too, depending on your workplace’s opinion of ambiguously posed cartoon people).

FRC leader Tony Perkins plugged the event in an email following the Supreme Court’s decisions on DOMA and Prop 8, saying that “Every follower of Christ should be troubled by our nation’s continued rejection of God’s revealed truth” and calling on recipients to “join over 1.7 million other Christians on their knees this Sundaycrying out for the Church, for America?” Then Buzzfeed called attention to the comic potential of a campaign trying to save America from sodomites while using the tagline “on our knees for America.” And using this logo, “in case you missed it”:

I'm here to please / I'm even down on my knees

Definitely time to unleash the trolls! And so: Photoshop Contest! Wonkers are invited to remix the images and text  from call2fall to their hearts’ content, and to send their graphical goodies to our tipline. Get creative! Surely you can top this crude MS-Paint production by Yr. Doktor Zoom:

They had to see this sort of thing coming (as it were)

As the treacherous old man in Catch-22 would have said if he’d had access to a graphics program, “It is better to troll at your desk than to die on your knees.”

[Buzzfeed / call2fall]

About the author

Doktor Zoom Is the pseudonym of Marty Kelley, who lives in Boise, Idaho. He acquired his nym from a fan of Silver-Age comics after being differently punctual to too many meetings. He is not a medical doctor, although he has a real PhD (in Rhetoric and Composition).

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