Behind Closed Doors at the Wal-Mart Media Conference
That picture showing the "Wal-Mart" sign differs from the ones around here. The ones around here read "Wal*Mart." I can't remember it ever having a hyphen. It may have.
Wal*Mart has destroyed our downtown retail sector in this small East Texas county seat town. Now a reactionary fascistic "church" is taking it over. Don't get me wrong. There are a lot of fine, upstanding members of the church, but it is a "cancer" on downtown. If you were to tell anyone who lived in this tiny burg 100 years ago that the downtown square would be swallowed up by a "megachurch," no one would have had a clue what you were referencing.
It's not that they didn't go to church. It's just that the "Christians" used to know that the temple of the Holy Spirit resided not in a building, but in the individual believers.