Deep Into the Darkness of Fear

Bible-Belt_IMG_0467_sm

Today I traveled south to Athens, Georgia to prepare for an exhibition of great urgency in these perilous dark times, America on the Brink, opening in September at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.

Along the way I ventured into the belly of the beast, spending the afternoon at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina only to find a message of fear emanating from the very darkness itself:

The Fear of the Lord is a Fountain of Life – Proverbs 14:27

It is here at Bob Jones University that the nation’s youth are recruited and prepped for service in the Great Right Wing Republican Christian Armies of the Night.

Beware: they are opportunists, they are young, they are fresh, and they are lethal.