Children’s Ministry Rents Billboard Advertising With Adolf Hitler

Blake Hooper via twitter

Blake Hooper via twitter

Life Savers Ministry (Trigger warning: Music auto-play embedded in site.) looks like a diverse, racially-inclusive organization ministering to children from all walks of life, but particularly those living in the projects. By all appearances, founder James Anderegg is involved with the ministry and knows the children it serves. So what went wrong? What led the organization to use a quote from Adolf Hitler, and one associated with the Hitler Youth, no less? Anderegg hasn’t really offered much in the way of explanation except to say that he probably should have quoted Hoover instead.

A billboard at the Village Mall in Auburn, Ala., features five smiling kids beneath a quote from Adolf Hitler: “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”

According to Lamar Advertising’s Montgomery office, the billboard was rented out by Life Savers Ministries, based in Opelika, Ala.

Hitler’s quote traces back to his speeches of the ’30s, and has historically been tied to the Nazi youth programs.

The billboard went up Friday and will be taken down Tuesday, per LSM’s request.

“We are pulling the billboard and certainly never intended to cause confusion. … Herbert Hoover would have been a far better one to quote when he said, ‘Children are our most valuable resource,'” founder James Anderegg told the Ledger-Enquirer. “We are a children’s organization and had honorable intentions and nothing less.”

via Opelika ministry rents, removes billboard with Hitler quote | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer.

5 Comments on "Children’s Ministry Rents Billboard Advertising With Adolf Hitler"

  1. “We are a children’s organization and had honorable intentions and nothing less.”

    Lol I wouldn’t call indoctrinating the youth an “honorable intention” and this hitler quote sums up their intentions pretty well.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Jun 4, 2014 at 1:26 am |

    way to play the Hitler card

  3. Cortacespedes | Jun 4, 2014 at 2:00 am |

    I didn’t think it possible; what is this? A hint of truth in advertising perchance?

    The Herbert Hoover statement they almost used instead is remarkable as well; “Children are our most valuable resource.”

    I remember hearing Utah Phillips doing a take on it. He said something like, “When they talk about children being a valuable resource, you have to think, what this country does with its ‘resources’. Run kids, run!!!!”

    • SusieBartlettedo | Jun 4, 2014 at 7:42 am |

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  4. PrimateZero | Jun 4, 2014 at 8:52 am |

    I got to respect their honesty. At least these Christians weren’t hiding their fascist’s tendencies. Indoctrination is the standard operating procedure for religion…get them while they’re young.

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