Fred Carter, the Little-Known Black Artist Behind Chick Tracts, Dies at 83

Image: Chick Publications / Edits by Mallory Rentsch
Image: Chick Publications / Edits by Mallory Rentsch

His name did not appear on his art. Most of the millions who have seen it do not know who he is.

But Fred Carter’s art is unforgettable.

He drew bodies that were heavy—weighted with humanity and the possibility of redemption. He painted biblical characters who seemed real enough that their struggles and stories could be the viewers’ own. He depicted sin so that it was tempting; salvation so it mattered.

And his art was reproduced by the millions. It was distributed across the country and around the world while he remained in anonymity.

Carter—an African American artist who drew gospel tracts, evangelical comic books, and Black Sunday school curricula—died on May 9 at the age of 83.

He was the close collaborator of Jack Chick, pioneer of the popular evangelistic cartoons known as Chick Tracts. According to Christian Comics International, more than half of Chick Tracts were drawn by Carter.

Carter worked with Chick for eight years before Chick acknowledged the partnership, despite the obvious, dramatic difference between the men’s two art styles. Some suspected Chick was trying to hide Carter’s contributions, perhaps out of a desire to claim all the credit or out of fear the presence of a Black man would spark controversy.

Chick, for his part, said the decision was Carter’s.

“Fred is rather shy and declines to put his name on the art,” he said.

Carter appears to have only given one interview in his 49-year career, speaking briefly to a Los Angeles Times reporter in Rancho Cucamonga, California, in 2003. His statements were simple and straightforward.

About his calling: “It’s almost not like a job. It’s like a ministry I always wanted to be in.”

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Source: Christianity Today, Daniel Silliman

Daniel Whyte III Says in Message Series Titled “The Importance of Having Men Who Understand the Times and Who Know What to Do and How to Lead the People of God” Parts 1, 2, and 3, if Ed Stetzer, Church Leaders, and Outreach Magazine Are Going to Support and Prop Up the False Pastor and Heretic Andy Stanley, They Should Shut Down Because They Are Complicit and Aiding and Abetting Andy Stanley in His Demonic Heresy and the Gutting of the Old Testament and the New Testament for the Sake of Causing Churches to Foolishly Allow Practicing Homosexuals as Members and Thus Leaders of the Church, Which Has Caused the Church to be Devastated Due to the Rebuke and the Chastisement of the Lord Jesus Christ Upon the Church, Resulting in Thousands of People in the Church Dying, Including Pastors and Pastor’s Wives, and Churches Closing and Not Being Able to Meet, Which Has Diminished the Church and Its Effectiveness More Than Any Other Time in History. He Also Advises All Evangelical Organizations, Including the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Baptist Convention, National Association of Evangelicals, Liberty University, and Others, From This Point Forward to Consult With Dr. Tony Evans Before They Make Major Public Decisions Regarding the Issues of Race, the Abomination of Homosexuality, or Regarding Politics, and He Tells All Christians and Evangelicals, No, You Should Not Follow a Hippie Songleader to the Gates of Disneyland Protesting Against Mickey Mouse in This Election Year. All You Are Trying to Do is Cover Up the Fact That You Have Been Disobedient to God’s Great Commandment and God’s Great Commission Over the Past 50 Years Which Has Caused This Present Crisis. What You Need to Do, Church, is Repent of That and Obey the Commandments That Jesus Gave You in the First Place, LOVE EVERYBODY AND WITNESS TO EVERYBODY – THE GREAT COMMANDMENT AND THE GREAT COMMISSION. Just Shut Up and Vote for a Change This Year for You Sweet Evangelicals and Protestants Have Messed Up the Church, the Government, and the Nation Enough by Disobeying God’s Great Commandment and His Great Commission and by Doing Dumb Things That Have Permanently Hurt the Cause of Christ. So Therefore Do Not Do Anything or Say Anything Publicly Until You Consult With This Man of God, Dr. Tony Evans, Without Dragging Him Across the Country in Meetings That Don’t Amount to Anything – Use Zoom Instead. To My Dear Southern Baptist Brethren, Pay Him the Same Amount of Money That You Wasted on Will Mancini and His Companies. By the Way, Dr. Tony Evans Does Not Have Any Clue That I Am Telling You to Do This, But He Will Understand Because Apparently You People Do Not Understand the Times and You Don’t Know What to Do, So You Need to Listen to Somebody Who Understands the Times and Who Knows What to Do and Has Been Telling You What to Do for the Past 50 Years But You Did Not Listen. It is Time to Start Listening to a Man Who Understands the Times and Knows What to Do and How to Lead the People of God Who Happens to be a Black Man BECAUSE YOU ARE DIGGING A DEEPER HOLE AND MAKING THINGS WORSE FOR THE CHURCH, THE FAMILY, THE NATION, AND THE WORLD. AND I ASSURE YOU THAT EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU WILL ANSWER TO GOD FOR THE CHAOS YOU HAVE CAUSED.

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The Importance of Having Men Who Understand the Times and Who Know What to Do and How to Lead the People of God

1 Chronicles 12:32: And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Mark 9:43-48: “And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

LeBron James’ 17-Year-Old Son Bronny is Trolled by White and Black Racists for Taking a White Girl to His High School Prom — If We’re Still Talking About Foolishness Like This, You Know This Nation Has Lost Its Way

LeBron James’ 17-year-old son Bronny is being trolled with vile racist abuse for taking a white girl to his high school prom

LeBron James’ 17-year-old son Bronny is being trolled with vile racist abuse for taking a white girl to his high school prom after sharing images of the happy couple arriving at the event in a $326,000 custom Mercedes GT sports car. Continue reading “LeBron James’ 17-Year-Old Son Bronny is Trolled by White and Black Racists for Taking a White Girl to His High School Prom — If We’re Still Talking About Foolishness Like This, You Know This Nation Has Lost Its Way”

Stop Whining and Complaining. If This Man Can Make It in Life, You Can Make It in Life: Man Born Without a Jaw Who Can’t Eat, Speak, or Breathe Properly Admits Bullying Left Him Suicidal – but Says Finding Love With His Wife Has Helped Him Believe in Himself

A man who experienced severe bullying throughout his life after being born with half of his face missing has revealed he no longer lets his condition hold him back and has tied the knot since improving his self-esteem.

Joseph Williams, 41, from Chicago, was born with an extraordinarily rare condition called otofacial facial syndrome which left him without a jaw.

The welder said people have run away from him in fear but he hasn’t let his condition hold him back from anything in life.

After meeting his wife, Vania, 39, in 2019, Joseph is happily married and loves travelling and socialising.

Joseph, who doesn’t know the cause of the syndrome, communicates through sign language, gestures, writing notes and using his phone.

He eats by putting blended food through a tube into his stomach.

Joseph said: ‘Being born without a jaw came as a shock to my birth mother.

‘I was a twin but the other baby passed away before we were born.

‘When I was just a couple of days old, I was taken from Illinois, where I was born, to Chicago, for multiple surgeries.

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Source: Daily Mail

Buffalo White Supremacist Murderer Is Branded a ‘Coward’ as He Appears in Court Charged With Single Count of First-degree Murder: He Still Faces Federal Terror Charges

An 18 year-old white supremacist accused of murdering 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket stood silently in court Thursday after being indicted by a grand jury on a single count of first-degree murder.

Payton Gendron, who also faces federal terror charges, appeared in court wearing a white mask and bright orange jail scrubs, remained silent throughout the proceeding despite being heckled by a victim’s distraught family member who yelled out, ‘Payton, you’re a coward!’

The first-degree murder indictment, which covers all 10 deaths, was handed up Wednesday, Assistant district attorney Gary Hackbush announced in court.

In New York, prosecutors can charge a defendant with first-degree murder only under special circumstances, including when multiple people are killed in a single incident, like in the Buffalo shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people on Saturday. The single count against Gendron covers all 10 deaths at Tops Friendly Market.

No domestic terror charges have been filed in federal court at this time. Gendron will be back in court on June 9 at 9:30 a.m. He is being held without bail.

The courtroom remained quiet until the end as Gendron, cuffed and shackled was escorted out by a heavy security detail, only the sounds of his chains clinking, when one of the victims’ family members yelled out angrily at him from the courtroom gallery.

Thirteen people were struck by gunfire at the supermarket on Saturday, most of them black, and 10 of the victims died, before the gunman surrendered to police confronting him inside the store.

Shortly before the attack, Gendron posted hundreds of pages of writings to online discussion groups where he detailed his plans for the assault and his racist motivations.

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Source: Daily Mail

Biden Administration Health Officials Issue New Warning as Increase in New Coronavirus Plague Infections Is Nearing 100,000 a Day

Top Biden administration officials warned Wednesday that one-third of Americans live in communities experiencing rising levels of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations and urged them to resume taking personal protection measures, including wearing masks.

The increase in new infections — nearing 100,000 a day — comes as the nation heads into Memorial Day weekend with its large gatherings and travel. That case count is almost certainly an undercount, officials said, given the widespread use of at-home tests for which results are often not reported to health officials.

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strongly encouraged those living in communities designated yellow or orange, indicating they have large numbers of new infections and hospitalizations, to consider wearing masks in indoor public spaces and taking other steps to protect themselves.

“As we’re currently seeing a steady rise of cases in parts of the country, we encourage everyone to use the menu of tools we have today to prevent further infection and severe disease, including wearing a mask, getting tested, accessing treatments early if infected and getting vaccinated or boosted,” she said.

Wednesday’s warnings from Walensky and two other officials — Ashish Jha, White House coronavirus coordinator, and Anthony S. Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser — came on the same day the United States surpassed the grim milestone of 1 million covid-19 deaths, a toll that even the starkest predictions at the start of the pandemic in 2020 did not anticipate.

While officials stressed that the current situation is far less dire than the winter omicron-variant surge, they cautioned that the country will be ill prepared to respond effectively in coming months if Congress does not soon appropriate billions of dollars in coronavirus aid to buy a new tranche of antiviral treatments, vaccines and tests.

Walensky said the seven-day average of new infections has climbed to about 94,000 per day, an increase of 26 percent over the previous week and a threefold increase over the past month. Hospitalizations are also beginning to rise, she said, with admissions increasing about 19 percent over the previous week, to about 3,000 per day.

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Source: Washington Post

Monkeypox Case Reported in Massachusetts, as Spain and Portugal Report Infections in Growing Outbreak

The United States confirmed a case of monkeypox infection on Wednesday in a man who recently traveled to Canada. It is not yet clear if the man, who lives in Massachusetts and who traveled to Canada by car, is connected to the growing outbreak of monkeypox cases in Europe.

The case was announced in a statement posted to the website of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Confirmatory testing was done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which had warned earlier Wednesday that cases in this country were likely to begin to be detected.

“Given that we have seen now confirmed cases out of Portugal, suspected cases out of Spain, we’re seeing this expansion of confirmed and suspect cases globally, we have a sense that no one has their arms around this to know how large and expansive it might be. And given how much travel there is between the United States and Europe, I am very confident we’re going to see cases in the United States,” said Jennifer McQuiston, deputy director of the CDC’s division of high consequence pathogens and pathology.

McQuiston said in an email Wednesday that it has not yet been determined if the Massachusetts case was part of the growing European outbreak.

The development adds the United States and possibly Canada to a growing list of countries reporting monkeypox cases in an outbreak first spotted in the United Kingdom. The Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement late Wednesday that no cases have been reported at this time.

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Source: Stat News

$121.5 Million Settlement Agreement Announced in New Mexico Church Sex Abuse Scandal – and You Wonder Why the Church Is Under the Rebuke and Chastisement of the Lord Jesus Christ

FILE – Archbishop John C. Wester, head of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, N.M., tells reporters on Nov. 29, 2018, the diocese will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection the following week as clergy sex abuse claims have depleted its reserves. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, one of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States, announced a settlement agreement Tuesday, May 17, 2022, to resolve the bankruptcy case. “The church takes very seriously its responsibility to see the survivors of sexual abuse are justly compensated for the suffering they have endured,” Wester said in a statement. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States announced a settlement agreement Tuesday to resolve a bankruptcy case in New Mexico that resulted from a clergy sex abuse scandal.

The tentative deal totals $121.5 million and would involve about 375 claimants.

The proposed settlement comes as the Catholic Church continues to wrestles with a sex abuse and cover-up scandal that has spanned the globe. Some of the allegations in New Mexico date back decades.

The chairman of a creditors committee that negotiated the agreement on behalf of the surviving victims and others said it would hold the Archdiocese of Santa Fe accountable for the abuse and result in one of the largest diocese contributions to a bankruptcy settlement in U.S. history.

It also includes a non-monetary agreement with the Archdiocese to create a public archive of documents regarding the history of the sexual abuse claims, committee chairman Charles Paez said.

“The tenacity and courage of New Mexico survivors empowered us to reach a recommended settlement that addresses the needs of the survivors on a timely basis,” he said in a statement Tuesday.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe filed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case seeking protection from creditors in 2018.

The settlement still must be approved by the abuse victims. It includes funds from sales or property and other assets, contributions from parishes and insurance proceeds. It does not include settlement of any claims against any religious orders, lawyers for both sides said.

“The church takes very seriously its responsibility to see the survivors of sexual abuse are justly compensated for the suffering they have endured,” John C. Wester, archbishop of Santa Fe, said in a statement Tuesday.

“It is our hope that this settlement is the next step in the healing of those who have been harmed,” he said.

In New Mexico, some 74 priests have been deemed “credibly accused” of sexually assaulting children while assigned to parishes and schools by the Archdiocese, which covers central and northern New Mexico.

Established in the 1850s after the Mexican-American War, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe filed for reorganization in late 2018 to deal with a surge of claims. An estimated $52 million has been paid in out-of-court settlements to victims in prior years.

“No amount of money can undo the pain and trauma that our clients and their families have suffered,” Dan Fasy, a lawyer who represented some of the victims, said Tuesday. “But we hope this settlement can bring some form of closure and healing to the abuse survivors we were privileged to represent.”

Source: AP

Survey Says Nearly 40% of Gen Z Adults Believe Jesus Christ Was Not Sinless – Daniel Whyte III Says the Church as We Know It Today Has Failed God, Jesus Christ, the Family, the Nation, and the World

PHILADELPHIA (BP) — Nearly 40 percent of Generation Z believe Jesus was a human and sinned like other people when He lived on earth, the American Bible Society reveals in State of the Bible 2022.

The perception among Gen Z, polling at 38 percent, was comparable to other age groups, including Generation X, 37 percent; and millennials and boomers, 35 percent. Only the elderly polled significantly lower in believing Jesus sinned, at 26 percent. The numbers based on age groups do not address whether those polled identify as Christian or non-Christian.

Among the Scripture-engaged of all ages, only 18 percent believe Jesus was a sinner, the ABS said.

The findings are included in Chapter 2 of the 2022 report, in part focusing on how the Bible shapes ideas about spiritual things, specifically their perceptions of God, Jesus and Satan.

ABS expressed hope in finding that Gen Z registers high in curiosity about Jesus and/or the Bible, with 75 percent falling between a little curious (11 percent) and extremely curious (31 percent). One-fifth, 21 percent, said they were very curious and 13 percent said they were somewhat curious.

“Curiosity has been called “the most underrated tool of persuasion. If that’s true, then Christians are well-positioned to share God’s message with their neighbors because curiosity is trending higher,” ABS said, gauging curiosity about who Jesus is and what the Bible says. “It cuts across all generations. The Elder generation leads all age groups at 87 percent curiosity.”

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Source: Kentucky Today

The Importance of Having Men Who Understand the Times and Who Know What to Do and How to Lead the People of God, Part 2 with Daniel Whyte III

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The Importance of Having Men Who Understand the Times and Who Know What to Do and How to Lead the People of God, Part 2

1 Chronicles 12:32: And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Mark 9:43-48: “And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.