1989 tract by Jack T. Chick.
Now, kids, let's talk about Communism. Or, rather, how the
dreaded word "communism" is used to scare people to notice the
"obvious" connection between Communism and... oh yes, you
guessed it... Catholicism.
A village is overrun by government forces. A guy called Carlos escapes alive, and decides the Government is baaaaad and decides get up to go to the barricades.
The relatives send another guy called Juan, who is considering
joining the revolution, to talk with - you guessed this - the
preacher. Who isn't that convinced that a revolution would do any
The preacher says that "All revolutionary leaders kill those
closest to them. Stalin did it, and so did Castro."
Then the preacher tries to make some weak connection from Bible to
the matter at hand, using Isaiah 9:6-7 to say Jesus is
the ruler, and humans are Eeeeevil (Jeremiah 17:9). I
fail to see how these phrases defend Capitalism and condemn
Communism, though, because following that logic, anything but
absolute theocracy would be bad... (Unless if he meant that
the Government is always Ordained By God, or something other
equally contradictionary in this case.)
OK, Juan meets Carlos, and joins him - and Carlos introduces him to
Father Dominic, a - here it comes - Catholic and a "good
Dominic defends his view, saying Jesus was a revolutionary - "He said take from the rich and give to the poor. Jesus was a communist, you know.". He shows a picture of angry-looking Jesus with an AK-47. (No. I'm not making this up. I know it's weird, even for Chick.)
The revolution comes, and the revolutionaries are victorious.
Juan's family gets executed by "necklacing" ("Killed by a
gasoline-soaked car tire placed around the person's neck and set
on fire"). Dominic informs Carlos about Juan's increased rage (well,
who wouldn't be pissed off if family gets slaughtered?), and has Juan
executed with a neck shot.
And God throws Juan to lake of fire for not accepting Jesus
as the Savior and bla bla bla bla bla
bla. Insert traditional Jack T. Chick
guy-with-a-light-bulb-head stuff here.
"5 years later", says the date line, the situation is same as in
the beginning: Communists are wondering what to do with the signs of
Good ol' JTC. Always so predictable... What's next? "The Group I Don't Like Today Is Actually An Evil Catholic Organization"? =)