|Published:||Nov 02, 2012 6:19 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Nov 02, 2012 6:21 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Racist and offensive. That's what one Cape Coral mother is calling comic books she found in her children's Halloween bag.
They are known as Chick Tracts and passed out in a Cape Coral neighborhood. They're evangelical books, at the end, asking people to repent and come to God.
But one mom says these books go way too far and says they shouldn't be passed out to children.
"If you have something to say and you believe something, that's fine. But don't give it to children." A Cape Coral mother doesnt think these comics, found in her kids halloween candy, are funny at all. "This is hate. You are just spreading hate in our community," she said.
Each cartoon focuses on a different topic or religion.
The 'Sky Lighter' is about an Islamic boy who blows himself up in a crowd of people.
'Is There Another Christ?' calls Catholic priests "false Christs" and says it's an evil religious system.
'The Visitors' is about a pair of Mormons who visit a home and deliver some controversial comments. "The babies that are faithful to Jesus are born with white skin. The children that don't fight valiantly during the battle in heaven are the babies born with black skin," states the comic.
Shamrock Lakes community off Hancock Bridge Parkway is where the mom says she took her children trick or treating. That's where they got these comics. But she doesn know who passed them out.
The comics are Chick Publications and have been around for decades. They were started by a man named Jack Chick. The company told WINK-TV by phone from it's headquarters in California, it has one purpose.
"He writes the tracts using scripture from the King James Bible and he just wants people to come to know the Lord," said a woman named Karen. "I understand some may consider them offensive, if they really don't want to know the Lord, or don't want to hear what God says in the Bible, they would accept it as offensive," she said.
There are more than 100 different Chick Tracts. We spoke with the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. A spokesman says, while these can be offensive, they are protected speech, and can be used an an opportunity to talk about biases and different religions.
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