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Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Arthur Frommer the travel writer has found a place he tells people not to go to.

"Arthur Frommer's Branson," a travel guide he assigned to himself because of his Missouri boyhood. While he hoped to enjoy writing a book that celebrated the city's enterprise, he was repulsed by what he saw.

"I hated the jingoism. I hated these country singers, who had all been draft dodgers themselves during Vietnam, who marched down the aisle with drum beats, with machine-gun bullets, and waved the flag," he says, still disgusted. "Also, all of these people who become so religious! ... Many of the country-music theaters in Branson are used as stages for proselytizing."

"It's the only guidebook in history," he says, "that tells the reader, in effect, do not go!"'

"My dad says it's like Las Vegas if it was run by Ned Flanders."

-Bart Simpson
If you have ever gone to the Christmas show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster you will know exactly what Fromer is talking about here. It's two hours of Christian proseletyzing followed by a giant game of "screw everyone, I'm getting out of this parking lot first by gum." A real object lesson in Christian Conservatism.
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