WWJD Animation

Although she has received a lot of positive comments, she has also received vicious threats and slurs for her work…. (Please be warned that the article contains graphic quotes from email that Ava has received.)

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I found this story on digg.com.

Fifteen-year-old Ava Lowery is getting herself into a lot of hot water these days. She’s a peace activist and produces short Flash animations on her website, peacetakescourage.com. She submitted an animation called, “WWJD,” to a contest. It is a powerful animation of children singing “Jesus Loves Me,” while showing image after image of wounded Iraqi children. (Please be warned that these image are very graphic.)

Although she has received a lot of positive comments, she has also received vicious threats and slurs for her work. You can read the article about Ava here. (Please be warned that the article contains graphic quotes from email that Ava has received.)

One thought on “WWJD Animation

  1. It really depends on Ava’s intent was….to suggest WE or our leaders don’t love Iraq children because they are suffering and dying due to a civil war that started after the war to free Iraq from a brutal despot’s grip, then, I think she is mistaken. Our current leaders are regularly attacked and critiqued for all of the mistakes relating to this current situation. Were there mistakes? Of course; too many to count. But I stand with our leaders in the decision to do what was done, not to protect the United States (although I’m sure they did a lot of thinking along those lines), but because it was “the right thing to do.” That last quote was from Tony Blair.

    If Ava is trying to upset people, I think she should look deeply into the inner motivation behind that. Was oil a motivation behind this war? Of course. Was the fact that Hitler might develop an atomic bomb behind our move into World War II? Of course. But none of that changes the simple morality of the actions taken to rid the world of evil rulers.

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