GARLAND, Texas – For Dan Southern, Halloween isn’t about trick-or-treating.
It’s a time for “tracts and treats.”
His 10-year-old daughter, Tyler, will dress up as a princess, go door to door and offer Christian literature, or tracts, as thanks for lollipops and candy bars. Son Adam, 15, will stay home and give “Testamint” candy and “Scared Yet?” tracts to ghosts and goblins who stop by.
“It’s a natural opportunity because people are coming to your door, instead of you having to approach them,” said Southern, president of the American Tract Society and a former longtime crusade director for the Rev. Billy Graham.
One way to save money in candy each year is to dress up like a fundamentalist preacher and answer the door yelling “Repent” and “Thall shall not suffer a witch” and also kneeling down and praying over those dressed in Harry Potter costumes.
I wonder if your a child in West Virginia mountains with parents members of Pentecostal Signs, if you look forward to the annual snake-bobbing contest. “Just remember son, you can pick up snakes and other deadly things and it won’t hurt you.”
I have seen the testamint candies in Christian stores, but nowhere else. With all of the tart candies out now they ought to come out with a line of sweet and sour eatable bible scrolls. “Takes like honey in you mouth, but bitter in you stomach” Then we would just need a clever name and an ad campaign so it could go national and not just sell as a novelty items in Christian Book stores.
“Revelation” the end of the world for you hunger. Revel in the flavor.
“Apoco-Lips” Lip smacking chocolate taste to die for.
“Scroll You!” The anti-social candy.
“Saintly Snacks” A crowd of witnesses testify to it’s heavenly flavor.
“Alpha & Omega” Tastes divine from beginning to end.
“Mary Maculates (M&M)” Taste so pure that you will give it twelve stars.
“Maranatha Munch” Coming soon!