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Chippewa
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  10:02:55  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
Came across this while looking for something completely different: These "costume masks" marketed to fundamentalist's "drama ministry or children's ministry" are racial stereotypes.

http://www.letusteachkids.com/drama/masks.htm

Don't know anything about this and the other links appear dead so maybe they're out of business or just reply on faith (or devotee's contributions) to maintain their website.

Also from the text:
"Long, curled up nose, black straight hair, head scarf which makes her perfect for a zany Bible character." How about those zany Bible characters eh?
But the real point of this post is: They probably believe they are teaching goodness and love, but they just don't get it, do they?

Diversity, independence, innovation and imagination are progressive concepts ultimately alien to the conservative mind.

"TAX AND SPEND" IS GOOD! (TAX: Wealthy corporations who won't go poor even after taxes. SPEND: On public works programs, education, the environment, improvements.)

pleco
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  10:07:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
Do you think they could have made the nose and lips any bigger?

quote:
This full round-faced, big-mouth latex mask comes in a chocolate color.


Fucking racists.

BTW, contact info is pat@letusteachkids.com

I sent a very civil email. I eagerily await a reply.

by Filthy
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Edited by - pleco on 07/04/2006 10:20:06
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R.Wreck
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  10:17:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
quote:
Don't know anything about this and the other links appear dead so maybe they're out of business or just reply on faith (or devotee's contributions) to maintain their website.


Try the home page for working links. Prepare to have your brain numbed.

These people shouldn't be allowed within 2 miles of children.

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beskeptigal
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  13:49:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
Unbelievable. They think these are cute characters or something?
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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  14:50:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Wait! Am I missing it, or are they lacking the essential Hook-Nosed Jew mask?


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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  16:22:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Wait! Am I missing it, or are they lacking the essential Hook-Nosed Jew mask?
I thought that was provided with the "Bashfool" and "Ms. Bashfool" masks. Get it-- "zany Bible character"? That's code for Israelite! And look at them! They've got it all-- two African/Afro-Americans, and Asian (complete with goofy nerd glasses-- where's his camera?), and the "zany" Jews with their big noses. Great to teach good Christian boys and girls that non-white, non-Christians should be laughed at. That is, unless you find the first mask too creepy to be humorous like I do...
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Chippewa
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  17:20:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

...Great to teach good Christian boys and girls that non-white, non-Christians should be laughed at...


Yikes! And let's not forget their Middle Easterner puppets. They fit into the zany Biblical mode too:

http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppets/camel.htm#Biblical

And these could be what? Iraqis?

http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppet%20p/p%20biblical.htm

Then there are the obligatory Urban Black Youth:

http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppet%20p/p%20s%20ethnic.htm

and there's even a Frenchman:

http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppet%20p/chef.htm

Here's the Inquisition Puppet wouldn't want him running loose in my home!

http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppets/bible1.htm

And here are some nice gay folks:

http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppet%20p/p%20bikers.htm

Diversity, independence, innovation and imagination are progressive concepts ultimately alien to the conservative mind.

"TAX AND SPEND" IS GOOD! (TAX: Wealthy corporations who won't go poor even after taxes. SPEND: On public works programs, education, the environment, improvements.)
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  19:59:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Cuneiformist: I think the "Bashfools" are supposed to laughable idiots, representing the slap-happy mentally handicapped. They do not appear sly or hook-nosed, as a good Semitic caricature would require. (Or, alternatively, perhaps they are idealized representations of that church's average parishoners?)

Chippewa: The "Biblical" puppets all seem to be deliberately cute and more Nordic than Semitic, aside from hair colors. (After all, "Christian Identity" fundies consider Christ and the "real" Hebrews to have been Aryan.) And where's the bright red, savage Indian, grinning in brutal blood lust as he considers adjusting the payout rate of his casino's slots?

These guys are pikers, afraid to go all the way.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 07/04/2006 20:01:56
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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  20:08:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Chippewa

Then there are the obligatory Urban Black Youth:

http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppet%20p/p%20s%20ethnic.htm
I wonder if the two paragraphs on "Bunraku Puppetry" are to try to distract a person from the fact that those particular puppets are labeled "ethnic."
quote:
And here are some nice gay folks:

http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppet%20p/p%20bikers.htm
In all fairness, they claim the one on the right in the top photo has her hair in a braid. The one on the right in the bottom photo, however, looks chillingly like our own filthy.

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Zebra
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USA
354 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2006 :  20:46:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Zebra a Private Message
Hey - from the bottom of the "Queen" puppet page - it's the right wing's puppet, GWB!



[Edited to add: from http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppet%20p/p%20biblical.htm#Queen]

I think, you know, freedom means freedom for everyone* -Dick Cheney

*some restrictions may apply
Edited by - Zebra on 07/05/2006 20:47:51
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Zebra
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USA
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Posted - 07/05/2006 :  20:57:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Zebra a Private Message
This site is incredible. The racist masks are atrocious, but the jaw-droppers go even beyond the puppets. There's the Christian Armor of God Flannel teaching kit: http://www.letusteachkids.com/curriculum/army/visuals.htm (note "H.I.S. Army" across the top - I don't even want to know what it stands for).

And, because correct spelling isn't one of the Ten Commandments, there's this teaching kit, which uses "Lawz" and "Kidz" interchangeably with the secular spellings in the marketing material and packaging:


I think, you know, freedom means freedom for everyone* -Dick Cheney

*some restrictions may apply
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2006 :  21:04:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Zebra

Hey - from the bottom of the "Queen" puppet page - it's the right wing's puppet, GWB!



[Edited to add: from http://www.letusteachkids.com/puppet%20p/p%20biblical.htm#Queen]

My God! I thought that face was familiar! These folks aren't very subtle about how they rule America, are they?


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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