Josh C recently posted a lovely article on some local Christian Kitsch (“Shades of Glory” — a guy marketing Christian sunglasses).
Not to be outdone, and to show that Roman Catholics are just as good at this sort of earnest and well-intended salesmanship, here’s a website I really like that markets little statuettes to the parents of Christian athletes.
The slogan for each little statue is JESUS IS MY COACH. Talk about shades of glory!
You can find these statues pretty easy (on a number of RC websites) if you do a google search for “Jesus Playing Sports.” My favorite thing about the series is that in a number of the statues Jesus goes from a mild supportive “helper” to a kick-ass competitor, aggressively grabbing the ball (puck, etc.) from the hapless 8-year old child.