This shameful tract is no longer in print, and isn’t even available on the Chick Publications website. However, it is included in the book Hot Topics, in which Chick and the equally insane David W. Daniels tackle six of the “hottest issues of our times,” most of which seem to involve different permutations of gay people and child molestation. And Dungeons & Dragons for some reason.
Lisa was first written and distributed back in 1984, but was quickly yanked for reasons that become painfully obvious once you actually read the damn thing.
It tells the story of Henry, an unemployed and henpecked husband with a penchant for naughty videos. Oh, and apparently he’s been repeatedly raping his young daughter Lisa for quite some time. It’s not a well kept secret. Even Henry’s neighbor Charlie knows, and promises to keep quiet if Henry will agree to “share and share alike.”
We jump ahead to two months later. Young Lisa has been diagnosed with herpes, and the doctor confronts Henry with the fact that he knows Lisa was sexually abused. And then he calls the police and has Henry arrested.
No, wait. That’s what a decent person would do. Instead, the doctor takes the opportunity to witness to Henry about Jesus.
The doctor explains that Henry isn’t responsible for his actions because “Satan is in control.” Fortunately, if Henry accepts Christ as his savior, Satan won’t be allowed to tempt him beyond what he is “able to bear.” That’s all Henry needs to hear! He drops to his knees, repents, and prays. And when he’s done, he feels clean. Hell, he’s practically glowing!
So Henry returns home and tells his wife that the most wonderful thing has happened to him.
We then find out that Henry’s wife, Linda, knew all about his molestation of their daughter. However, Linda chose to turn a blind eye because she was molested as a child by her uncle. Linda tearfully confesses that she’s been taking out her frustration on Lisa as well, and that she has “really hurt her.” Fortunately, Henry knows how to make everything better. He prays with Linda, and she invites Jesus into her life.
And then, ten minutes later, they cheerfully tell the tiny, teddy-bear-clutching Lisa that they’ve got wonderful news. “Your daddy and I will never hurt you again,” Linda says. “We love you, and Jesus does too.”
And so our story ends with poor Lisa suffering from herpes and the emotional scars of having been raped and abused by her parents (and a neighbor, who never gets mentioned again). But it’s a happy ending, because Henry and Linda have become Christians after seeing the error of their ways.
So the moral of our story is that pornography is bad. Oh, and apparently it’s okay to rape and abuse children as long as you ask Jesus into your heart when you’re done.
Fuck you, Jack Chick. Just fuck you.