25,000 evangelical Christian teens invaded San Francisco last weekend to take a stand against the evils of pop culture. Has pop culture become more wholesome and pure as a result? Have they all deleted their myspace.com accounts, disconnected from the Net, and stopped watching T.V.? I think I know the answer to that one.
What I find amusing is that Christians can’t seem to congregate in large numbers without a military theme. The event was called “Battle Cry for a Generation” and there was a lot of talk about how they were fighting a war against pop culture terrorism and other peepeecaca. Why does everything have to be war and battle and end-times apocalypse with these people? Whatever happened to service, humility, worship, and compassion? Maybe it was in there somewhere, buried under all the fiery speeches and roaring crowds and loud music. Oh, and some “waved triangular red flags flown from long, medieval-looking poles.” This whole thing is very scary to me, and the people of S.F. sounded pretty freaked out about it too. The power of persuasion is very strong in that kind of setting, especially with thousands of impressionable teens as the audience. Cre-e-e-e-py.