So much for the idea of “separation of church and state.” On Monday, Ryan Teague Beckwith, a politics editor with Time’s D.C. bureau, tweeted an image of a devotional candle that features Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., along with a link to the site where one can purchase the candle.
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) July 17, 2017
According to the page at Etsy (Emphasis added):
Tall white altar/ prayer candle featuring the Patron Saint of 2020.
Is America headed for a recession?
The image is photoshopped then printed and pasted to a traditional “7 day” white altar candle. Placement may vary slightly as these are hand-cut and placed. Blue, Yellow, green and red candles also available, but may take additional time.
Naturally, the item sparked a fair amount of mockery:
— L.M.Whistleblower (@laurenmarie10) July 17, 2017
The company which makes the product, Mose Mary and Me, sells a number of devotional candles featuring everyone from RuPaul to Bill Murray, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Gilda Radner. Michelle Obama is featured on one while another shows Nicki Minaj with her tongue sticking out. In all, the company sells 86 items. There’s even a candle that features Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren.
Of course, no such collection would be complete without Democrat Hillary Clinton, the most evil person ever nominated to the White House by a major party:
Oh yeah — that’s real, and the description defines her as “The Patron Saint of Herstory in the making.”
One critic noted:
Another person responded:
As soon as you make one you can take my money.
— Leigh (@Hammock_Cat) July 17, 2017
Devotional candles for politicians.
No. Just no.
— Hana Five O (@HanaFiveO) July 17, 2017
“Creepy stuff,” Twitchy said. We agree wholeheartedly.
Probably a bit of both. Certainly, the anti-Trump candle and the overwhelming number of leftist icons make us think there’s a political agenda at work here.
The site has 218 reviews, with many praising the product line.
Stephanie Kauffman, the owner and creator of the shop, notes: “My aunt Mary is my role model for kindness. My grandpa Mose is role model for authenticity. When I create, I think of them. Enjoy our shop!”
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