Savage Love

Confidential to Whom It May Concern: Could someone explain to me the connection between roller rinks and Christianity? Whenever my boyfriend and I are in a small town, we like to go roller skating for the Xanadu of it. In addition to Celine Dion, invariably we're subjected to Christian contemporary music, and there's always "What Would Jesus Do?" merchandise for sale at the concession stand. I don't get it. When I was 12 years old (in 1976) and hanging out in roller rinks, they were for bad kids: stoners and rockers with tight jeans, bad attitudes, and feathered hair. Jesus-freakazoid kids, when they did venture in, had the crap kicked out them. What happened?

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