The following post is about a t-shirt. Nothing more. In discovering the information below, I simply thought that the details involved showcased a slice of our current American culture. Thank you.
Do you enjoy wearing your faith and your politics on your sleeve? Well, then, this might be the t-shirt for you.
She was listening to her favorite talk radio show when an idea popped into Kelly’s head.
“I heard [the radio host] use the phrase, ‘Babies, Guns & Jesus,'” says Kelly, a resident of the great state of Louisiana. “[And] I couldn’t get it out of my head! It was too perfect!”
She continues: “I know there are so many issues out there to be discussed, but [Babies, Guns, and Jesus] are a few things I believe in. I know there are people out there who want to take these things away.”
Hence, her awesome idea! Help save Jesus. So, in effort to keep Jesus from suffering the same fate as Christmas in Whoville, Kelly did something truly original. She decided to turn that talk show host’s little slogan into t-shirt.
Kelly enlisted the help of a friend to douse most of the t-shirt’s design with flowers, plants, swirls, and one good-sized bird, which I can only assume was because she didn’t want anybody to notice that beneath all that “design,” she printed the words, “Babies, Guns, and Jesus.” Which seems to be her idea of funfetti. However, in order appear nonpartisan, Kelly’s friend drew a wavy banner coming out of the bird’s mouth with the words “Vote ’08” printed across the front.
“If you are out there,” says Kelly, “and you happen to want to show others how you feel too, please purchase a t-shirt. All proceeds will go to support the campaign of the [presidential] candidate who would wear this t-shirt.”
She stopped short of telling us which of the two candidates she believed would be caught dead donning the blue flowered swirly t-shirt. She simply ends the sentence with an innocent little smiley face, one that is giving us the wink wink, as if we’re supposed to automatically know if it’s McCain or Obama who digs the kind of design that looks like a Smirf took a poo on blue cotton.
Anyway, if you’re interested, Kelly’s t-shirts are only $25! Which certainly seems like an affordable price to pay to ensure that Jesus doesn’t get taken from us.