I really felt like I was reading The Onion when I saw this one, but it's from a legit news source.
This gigondo elephant is supposed to represent pornography (not as material but as an abstract concept). I'm guessing it has something to do with an elephant's... trunk?
This is part of an effort by National Porn Sunday (no, it's not as fun as it sounds) to raise awareness on the problem they have with people making their own sexual decisions. From their leader:
"We need to turn people's heads and use big language and outrageous methodology to get public attention," he said. "We make no excuses or apologies for that."
Bridge Community Church's culture pastor Kel Vaughan said while most of his congregation thought the elephant was "kinda funny," the message remained very real. Pornography affects the family. By addressing it in the church, pastors are taking a proactive approach to reinforcing family values.
Because families' number one threat isn't the redirection of wealth towards the richest Americans or parents having to get several jobs because the tax burden is being shifted towards the working class while real wages decrease or not being able to get health care coverage because insurance premiums continue to rise or even not having access to family planning, it's pornography.
It just seems like those issues are the real elephants in the room. Americans are already spending quite enough times trying to delegitimize other people's sexual autonomy.
(h/t Feministing, photo KHOU)