I’ve seen it a few times before, but today was the first time I saw the (rather arrogantly named) “Truth Truck” during the new presidential administration. To be honest, I’m surprised it took so long.
This photo doesn’t depict the specific messages I saw on the truck, but I wasn’t able to grab my own photo. Apparently, the truck’s message panels are designed to be interchangeable- they appear to be made of plywood and hand-painted. You can see it in its Terri Schiavo phase, but in order to fully appreciate the ingenuity of this modular design, you simply must view the Truth Truck’s photo album, featuring it all decked out for all kinds of issues- abortion, terrorism, homosexuality, public education, etc. The Truth Truck seems to go where the action is, and when I saw it today it was covered in messages blaming gay people for God’s judgment on America in the form of 9/11, so I’m guessing it has something to do with the DC Council vote from earlier this week.
I found it kind of interesting that the website for the truck is entitled “Engaging the Culture.” I majored in both politics AND religion at a conservative Christian college, so “engaging the culture” is something we talked about a lot. And yet, not ONCE did we come up with the idea of painting a bunch of slogans on some plywood, attaching them to a truck, and driving coast-to-coast, parking in front of random office buildings. Maybe we just lacked imagination. Or sufficient crazitude.