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Lurking in the Shadow of Fire by dogeatdog5 Lurking in the Shadow of Fire by dogeatdog5
Prejudice shows its face at times in the most unlikely places. It seems to hide in the shadows waiting to show its face in one way or another. The Bible has been used by many groups over the years to justify bigotry, hatred, oppression, racism and prejudice. The KKK used it with African Americans; many groups used it to keep women in their place and of course the boy scouts and Salvation Army used it with the gay community. I lit this shot solely with fire. This is the first piece in a series and part of a gallery show opening up in Nov. in Chicago at the Johnsonese Gallery. [link] I will probably lose half of my watchers with this series but hopefully I will gain more and generate some dialog.
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Pansextional Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
The truth hurts. Let them leave. There isn't anything in your statements above that isn't true.

All religions are irrational thru and thru.
Linnae Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Oooh -- ouch! Very well done concept. (And one I caught the gist of before reading the description.)
muzikluvr Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Amazing picture..
Art-Terrorist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
It's an amusing image and very well done. But I feel that comparing the Boy Scouts to the Klan is a bit extreme.

Senator Robert Byrd was an Exalted Cyclops and a Grand Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan. Does that make it fair to compare all Democrats with the KKK?
DavidLoganMorrow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Great concept. I wished I'd been in Chicago at the time to catch your show. Cheers!
eggflesh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008   Photographer
Well, you've gained a watcher here.

Very powerful!
hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist
Very nicely done. A chilling picture, and the fire-only lighting is perfect.

I always loved the idea of the Boy Scouts. But their anti-gay and transgender policies were sort of the one jagged piece of the Scouts that upset me. And some of them get downright vicious in how they speak of gays and others they don't approve of.

I was never in Scouts proper, and that's one of the reasons. Kudos for posting something like this, despite the possibility that you would lose watchers or offend people. You showed your opinion in a striking way, but were not nasty, immature, or overly nasty about it.
dogeatdog5 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Thanks so much for the props!
voldieshorts Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
wow I really like this picture despite the slight predjudice I get often. I'm black, in a interracial relationship (my bf is white) and I just happen to be bisexual. My bf is slightly homophobic (towards men, he thinks two chicks are hot *sigh*) and racist (more or less ignorant because no one told him what he was saying is wrong XP) and I have to get on him alot about what he says to people. He's also a Eagle Scout so yeah we avoid this kinda conversations alot...however this piece hits something for me and I am going to fav it! I love it!
dogeatdog5 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
Thanks so much, I love to hear how this photo effects people in a way that I never intended. Thanks again.

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