Some of you whippersnappers may be too young to remember when the church pulpit was routinely being used to preach against Pokemon trading cards. No, I'm not kidding.
Turns out all those insidious Blastoises and Charmanders were really just clever disguises for invisible demonic forces looking to sneak into your children's brains and make them like heavy metal... or something. None of it every really made much sense.
There was a time when all that energy was focused on Dungeons & Dragons, and then on the reviled Magic: The Gathering (remember when Unholy Strength had a big inverted pentagram on it?), but you better believe the religious right got around to Pokemon as well.
While all the hysteria resulted in more than a few annoyed kids not being able to play the latest fad card games (myself included), it also led to some hilariously amusing pop culture, like the infamous Turmoil in the Toy Box book series.
Sadly, that trend has re-ignited as certain segments of the religious population have noticed just how popular Pokemon Go has become. The pastor in the clip below for instance has quite the entertaining story about children becoming possessed by Pokemon...