Breaking news from the Sacred Sandwich —
Revealing further evidence that American churches are sinking deeper into apostasy, a new nationwide survey by The Barna Group discovered that almost 23% of U.S. churches are now using Papyrus typeface in their logos and church bulletins.
According to Barna’s polling data acquired by a random sampling of churches around the country: 57% of American churches continue to use the traditional Times Roman typeface, while 23% have succumbed to Papyrus, 15% have abandoned written language altogether and only communicate with YouTube videos, and the remaining 5% use Old English font because “that’s what King James used.”
“I think it’s safe to say that the Apocalypse is very, very near,” said Bob Vincent, spokesman for The Barna Group. “We thought things were bad when our past research showed that a large number of professing Christians didn’t believe in Jesus, but this insidious Papyrus lettering fad is clearly a sign of the end times.”
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For those unfamiliar with this controversy, the font at issue appears below (PARENTAL ADVISORY: MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY) —
I’m sure that many readers — those who naively don’t keep up with threats to God’s kingdom — fail to see the wickedness in the Papyrus font, but true believers, those who deeply love the Lord and don’t follow the winds of fashion, that is, those who seek to please God rather than themselves — have joined in the fight.
One God-fearing soul has set up a website to warn about the devastating consquences of Papyrus called “Papyrus Watch.” I’m sure loyal readers will want to add this one to their RSS feeds!
Another Godly soul has sounded the warning at “5 Terrible Fonts You Should Not Use in Print Design.” And I quote,
Despite looking like a cheap, gimmicky single-use font, Papyrus has the dubious honour of cropping up everywhere – in the high street, in menus, banners and leaflets. Particularly popular amongst gift shops.
The pernicious nature of the font has been exposed at the “Stuff Christian Culture Likes” site.
Papyrus runs rampant amongst church websites, bulletin handouts, and most particularly with women’s ministries. Papyrus font is to women’s ministries what grunge fonts are to youth ministries.
This is not what we meant by “counter-cultural”!!!!
Please — I BEG you — warn your church secretary that Papyrus is a sign of the Anti-Christ. Do not let your congregation fall to this dreadful abomination. Indeed, recent scholarship has shown that “666” will be written in Papyrus!
(Just show me — book, chapter, and verse — where Papyrus is authorized by Holy Writ!)