US Christian loon wants demonic children’s book banned

US Christian loon wants demonic children’s book banned December 5, 2019
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YES folks, she’s out from under her rock again. This time Elizabeth Johnston, aka ‘The Activist Mommy’ has declared war on A Children’s Book of Demons and the outlets that are selling it.

The human foghorn and mother of ten begins a blog post by saying:

Time and time again, Christians are mocked and scorned for our belief in the supernatural and our acknowledgment that dark forces are at work in this world. 

Postmodernists would like to think that the teachings of God’s Word regarding the immaterial realm are little more than persistent mythology that continues to hold humanity in the dark ages. But then, they publish garbage like this.

Aimed at children aged 7-10, the book offers a chance for young readers to “grab your coloured pencils and sigil drawing skills and dial up some demons” as a “fun” way to solve problems such as bullying or housework.

The book, written by Aaron Leighton, an award-winning illustrator and art director and fan of all things occult, first hit bookstore shelves back in July.

A review of the book from the Canadian Review of Materials (CM) stated that the humorous nature of the “demons” it catalogues simply makes it a fun, entertaining children’s book.

FUN? Now there’s a word to get the undies of fundies like Johnston’s in a right old twist.

Johnston shrieks:

As if it weren’t shocking enough that a book like this even exists, CM suggests that it be integrated into classroom curriculum: Though A Children’s Book of Demons is not an essential purchase, this fun, imaginative read could be used as a stimulus in a combined language arts and art class in which students are invited to invent and illustrate their own demons for situations and problems …

This is what “calling evil ‘good’” looks like, folks. 

As ridiculous as the “demons” contained in the book may be, there is nothing innocent or fun about even pretending to summon evil spirits, least of all as a means of ‘creative problem-solving.’ But who is to say it is pretend? The spirit world is real and is no laughing matter. 

She then points out that Leighton is an occultist who is:

Clearly looking to proselytize our children. Not on our watch!!

This vile book is currently for sale by Amazon, Target, and even Walmart. While the former two have given us ample reason for boycott in the past, especially Amazon’s practice of banning books at the LGBT movement’s request, this is something of a surprise coming from Walmart.

While the book has several extremely negative reviews on each website cautioning shoppers to avoid it, this isn’t good enough. 

Contact Walmart to demand that they stop selling this dangerous book!

The reason that the book has been getting bad reviews is because Christians have been trolling sites like Walmart and Amazon. One of the funniest Amazon reviews comes from Katrina Luckenbach who wrote:

My 7 year old son got this for his birthday and could it put it down for a week! At first, I was glad that he put down the video games and opened up a book, but now I’m not so sure. Ever since finishing the book he (they?) keeps referring to himself (themselves?) as Sliatiel, Lord of maggots. He’s not the same little boy anymore. He’s…oh god he’s outside the door. Please help me …

That this was satire was made clear by one reader who pointed out that Katrina Luckenbach was a ship.

Leighton missed a trick by not featuring Johnston as one of his more frightening demons. She has a face that would terrify a police horse on a foggy night!

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  • Anne Fenwick

    I would be so proud if my child referred to hirself as ‘Lord of Maggots’. But seriously…. does this poor woman know that there is an entire department of the library called ‘fiction’? And that Christians enjoy the extraordinary privilege of not seeing the Bible on its shelves?

  • WallofSleep

    “She has a face that would terrify a police horse on a foggy night!”

    She has the face of a woman who hasn’t had a decent bm in years.

  • WallofSleep

    “… this is something of a surprise coming from Walmart.”

    It’s only surprising to you because you’re fool enough to actually believe a corporation can have ‘religious values’ that go beyond chasing paper.

  • larry parker

    Were Johnston and Andrea Williams separated at birth?

  • minggnim

    “Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the
    cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more
    than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it
    the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that
    has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.”

    “Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is no more derogatory to the
    Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more
    contradictory to itself than this thing called Christianity”

    “It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that
    the Bible describes”

    “All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than
    human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power
    and profit.” –Thomas Paine-

  • Great Galaxies, why those people is so stupid and feel so offended for everything?

  • Ann Kah

    No, don’t do that. The real ugly is on the inside.

  • Freethinker

    Not just any corporation. One that recently had this on display…..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7a076371c9de3357f7411f847bd0f41889b1bb0ea3e03860d08f18aa1d01a1d2.jpg
    Because Jesus and America and apple pie dammit.

  • Freethinker

    Maybe it’s that giant coke spoon pendant she’s wearing that is to blame.

  • Gods. Even the Fae have a better sense of humor than this woman! (And they’re not known for being funny!)

  • In fairness, there are counterexamples – Hobby Lobby for one. Still, it’s a valid point.

  • frostysnowman

    If I boycott this coloring book, can I read Harry Potter?

  • I’d say it comes from the enormous privilege they enjoy as part of the predominant religion, coupled with a black-and-white view of reality and a spiritual chip on their shoulder that’s just looking for something to offend them. Of course, then they turn around and make fun of anyone who’s “triggered” by something outrageous they might have said about something.

  • Wow, this sounds so reminiscent of the whole Satanic Panic and the howling about “demonic” D&D back in the 80s.

  • WallofSleep

    Oh, HL says their corporation has ‘religious values’, but even that was profit driven.

  • Jim Jones

    Oh America, what the h_e_ll happened to you? You were never this d_u_mb before, were you?

  • Jim Jones

    To be fair, Walmart is notorious for censoring books and magazines for their crazier shoppers.

  • 3vil5triker .

    Has she ever asked herself: what if the teachings of God’s Word regarding the immaterial realm were little more than persistent mythology that continues to hold humanity in the dark ages”? How would she know? Wouldn’t people who believed in such persistent mythology act exactly the same way she is acting?

  • WallofSleep

    I’ll wager that’s a profit driven decision as well. I know with stuff like video games, making games over a certain rating can effectively guarantee you’re closed out of entire markets, and even entire countries. For instance (IIRC), an AO game doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in **** to sell in Australia.

    Since Walmart is a multinational corporation whose greatest strength is purchasing in bulk, I don’t doubt that their decision to censor certain things (in order to sell in certain markets/countries) is also profit driven. It could well be that we see Walmart selling a censored magazine in the U.S. because of a decision to appeal to a market in an African country.

  • Jim Jones

    Yep. All about the Benjamins.

  • KenderJ

    It looks like both Wal-Mart and Target pulled this book from their shelves. That’s too bad, I guess I’ll have to buy it from Amazon. Yep, advertising works.

  • barriejohn

    Postmodernists would like to think that the teachings of God’s Word regarding the immaterial realm are little more than persistent mythology that continues to hold humanity in the dark ages. But then, they publish garbage like this.

    Does she think that THEY really believe in demons as well?

  • barriejohn

    Exactly; it’s the Bible that’s the really dangerous book. Should children be reading stories like this:

    http://www.awkwardmomentsbible.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/virgins_full.jpg

  • ManxStuart

    I’d have thought any genuinely responsible mum would be more concerned that you can buy guns over the counter at Walmart without even minimal background checks….. but there you go.

  • barriejohn

    It’s OK if they have a Bible verse on the stock!

  • cwoods

    Hobby Lobby has been caught multiple times for knowingly in possession of stolen and smuggled atifacts from the middle east. Yes a great counterexample.

  • Jim Peale

    Does she actually… you know… have kids? That haven’t been taken away from her? Or haven’t run away? She seems so fearful and angry that I can only guess that her child rearing techniques feature a lot of punishment.

  • Vanity Unfair

    Has Ms. Johnston campaigned against Michael Hague’s or E. Nesbit’s Book of dragons or even the Ladybird book of dragons (sadly out of print but available second-hand)? More are listed.
    Dragons are indisputably a greater danger than demons and are, more to the point, real; after all St. George killed one, didn’t he?
    (O.K. probably not since he probably did not exist either but he is still on the calendar.)
    Perhaps if the book only referenced non-Christian demons she would be placated, but would other religionists feel slighted?The book of non-Judaeo-Christian demons does not have the same ring.

  • Kevin R. Cross

    I’m not sure she knows the word “library”. She certainly wouldn’t approve of anything that might get people to read something “GASP” unapproved!

  • Vanity Unfair

    If we’re talking about Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library then it’s the Dragons that have no sense of humour, surely. The Fae, nasty and sadistic as they are, do seem to enjoy themselves a little during their exploits.
    If we’re not talking about Genevieve Cogman then I’m stuck. Please enlighten me.

  • phatkhat

    I’m thinking it may be for sale in urban walmarts, and online, but I doubt it’s in the rural, red, and hyperXtian communities like mine. If it is, I might buy it…

  • phatkhat

    She looks a lot like DWS, but, DWS is Jewish, so I guess they’re not twins.

  • phatkhat

    Lucifer. Light-bringer. I think I like the devil better.

  • larry parker

    DWS?

  • phatkhat

    I just sent WalMart this email:

    I am extremely disappointed to find out that WalMart has caved to that hideous harpy, Elisabeth Johnston (AKA Activist Mommy) and her posse of religious nut jobs, and removed the clever little book “A Children’s Book of Demons” from its inventory. I had planned to purchase 3 copies for my grandkids. MY family does not believe in all that superstitious claptrap, and Ms Johnston does NOT speak for us. The book is cute, clever, and invites kids to be creative. I realize there are some people to whom it will not appeal, but they are a vocal minority, and should not be able to push their peculiar mores on the rest of us. Shame on you, WalMart. I guess I’m shopping at Amazon this year.

    I went to their online shopping, and they do not even offer it online. Actually, the grands are a little old for it, but meh.

  • Sassafras
  • phatkhat

    Debbie Wasserman-Schulz.

  • phatkhat

    Walmart actually replied!

    Thank you for contacting Walmart.com, where
    customer service is our priority, my name is xxxxx and this is a
    pleasure to assist you.

    I’m really sorry to know you were not able
    to find this book, I understand how important is for you to get this
    item. I want to let you know that the available of an item online and at
    the store will depend on the demand the item has.; if the demand is low
    it’s possible that the item might get remove from our inventory.

    I understand that there are some of
    our customer like you that would like to purchase this book and rest
    assured I’ll forward your email to the proper department so we can get
    this item back in the future.

    If you have any question, please let me know and we’ll glad to help you.

    Unless there is pushback, the FundXtians will keep bullying stores into doing their will. WalMart doesn’t care about demons, they care about $$$, and ours are as green as anyones.

  • phatkhat

    Cute! I have a dragon about that size who rides with me!

  • Philip Buczko

    I think the devil only killed a few people and those at God’s insistence.

  • Philip Buczko

    Perhaps Elizabeth Johnston has done a private deal with the author, Aaron Leighton by increasing sales of the book through this splendid publicity.

  • Benny S.

    Johnston: As if it weren’t shocking enough that a book like this even exists, CM suggests that it be integrated into classroom curriculum: Though A Children’s Book of Demons is not an essential purchase, this fun, imaginative read could be used as a stimulus in a combined language arts and art class in which students are invited to invent and illustrate their own demons for situations and problems …

    Now we have a perfect endorsement for the Second Edition:

    “…this fun, imaginative read could be used as a stimulus in a combined language arts and art class….” ~ Elizabeth Johnston, The Activist Mommy

  • David Cromie

    Has Johnston never read that big book of magic, devils and demons, usually referred to as the ‘bible, and which would have us believe that its proffered ‘god’ created everything, including same devils, and demons?