Jack Chick


#1

I was reading a Jack Chick “comic” for the first time the other day, and all I can say is wow! That guy seems a little out there. One thing I thought was slightly intriguing was his story about the nuns in Spain killing their babies and leaving them in an underground tunnel. Is this story widespread? It’s just that I’ve never heard it before and thought that something this serious would be more talked about.

Here’s alink to the story: chick.com/reading/comics/0112/albertoindex.asp


#2

this guy is sooo anti-catholic…he is awful.

he has comics about “the death cookie” --eucharist

“why is mary crying” because catholics are worshiping her

if you do research he basically “made up” the so called priest and nun in his stories


#3

Luckily for us Catholics Jack Chick lost his credibility long ago when it was proven that Alberto was never a priest, and had made up all of the things that are in the Alberto comics. The story about the nuns killing babies in Spain is one of the stories that comes from this con man who convinced Jack Chick to believe his story. The article on this site about Jack Chick explains why we don’t see more affect from Jack Chick as we once did. Even most anti-catholics know that he is full of lies.


#4

[quote=Juxtaposer]I was reading a Jack Chick “comic” for the first time the other day, and all I can say is wow! That guy seems a little out there. One thing I thought was slightly intriguing was his story about the nuns in Spain killing their babies and leaving them in an underground tunnel. Is this story widespread? It’s just that I’ve never heard it before and thought that something this serious would be more talked about.
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Jack Chick was debunked years ago in the Protestant magazine Christianity Today. I wish i had a link to that article, but I do not.

However I think you will enjoy this article about an encounter with Jack Chick

catholic.com/thisrock/2004/0403fea2.asp

and this one about the whole Jack Chick operation.

catholic.com/library/sr_chick_tracts_p1.asp


#5

Where can I get information on Alberto not being a real priest? Also, is there anywhere that has information proving the babies in Spain story to be a hoax?


#6

You’ll not find a more rabid anti-Catholic than Jack. Distortion and innuendo are his stock in trade, he has zero credibility and if he told me it was daylight at noon I’d look out the window to make sure.


#7

[quote=Juxtaposer]Where can I get information on Alberto not being a real priest? Also, is there anywhere that has information proving the babies in Spain story to be a hoax?
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catholic.com/library/sr_chick_tracts_p1.asp


#8

[quote=Emmaus]Jack Chick was debunked years ago in the Protestant magazine Christianity Today. I wish i had a link to that article, but I do not.

However I think you will enjoy this article about an encounter with Jack Chick

catholic.com/thisrock/2004/0403fea2.asp

and this one about the whole Jack Chick operation.

catholic.com/library/sr_chick_tracts_p1.asp
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I just read the first link you gave. It was quite ammusing. Thanks.


#9

Alberto Rivera, the alleged former Catholic priest, bishop, and anti-Catholic hero of Jack Chick comic strips, was exposed as a total fraud by non-Catholic (evangelical Protestant) Gary Metz, in two articles appearing in evangelical magazines:

  1. “The Alberto Story,” Cornerstone, vol. 9, no. 53, 1981, pp. 29-31.

  2. Christianity Today, March 13, 1981.

I have heard that the Christian Research Institute (CRI), founded by the late Dr. Walter Martin, widely regarded as the foremost evangelical counter-cult specialist, has also done an exposé of Rivera. Here are some excerpts from the first article above:

. . . the Christian Reformed Church, Zondervan Publishers, and the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board have banned it from their bookstores.

Jack Chick states that Christian bookstores are being infiltrated by undercover Catholic propaganda teams who pressure the owner until he ‘compromises with Rome and pulls Alberto out of the store.’

Is Alberto’s story true? No! Our intensive investigation reveals his police record, his investment schemes, his bad check-writing, his contradictory testimony, his fabricated educational record, and his reported family abuse . . . Alberto Rivera, also known as Alberto Romero, has a history of legal entanglements. He is currently involved in a court action in Southern California, accused of fraud.

In 1965, a warrant for his arrest was issued in Hoboken, New Jersey, for writing bad checks. He also left debts in excess of $3,000.

In 1969 two warrants were issued against him in DeLand and Ormond Beach, Florida. The first was for the theft of a Bank-Americard. The criminal investigation division of the Bank of America reports he charged over $2,000 on the credit card. The second warrant was for the ‘unauthorized use of an automobile.’ Alberto abandoned the vehicle in Seattle, Washington. From there he moved to Southern California.

Alberto’s account of his conversion is contradictory. In 1964 while working for the Christian Reformed Church, he said he was converted from Catholicism in July of 1952. Now he maintains it was in 1967 . . . 3:00 in the morning on March 20, 1967. He says he immediately defected from the Catholic church. However, five months later, in August of 1967, he was still promoting Catholicism and the ecumenical movement in a newspaper interview in his hometown of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.

continued… ic.net/~erasmus/RAZ343.HTM


#10

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