Cartoon Black History: Foghorn Leghorn
Motivation is a funny thing. Sometimes it drives you and other times you drive it. There are even times you get to sit in both front seats simultaneously. In the case of this great black man, he got to play each role and help thousands in the process.
Foghorn Leghorn was a big poindexter as a kid. He was attentive, answered questions and was always at the head of the class. Other than that, Foghorn played by himself and was very quiet (only the Lord could’ve known how much that would change).
Leghorn spent quality time with the deacons and bishops preaching there. They took him under their wings helping him become more sociable. Mimicking their sermons helped. Due to how bright Foghorn was, they knew he could be a phenom in the ministry. He eventually developed a spiritual charisma and cadence in his speech that stuck with him into adulthood.
That’s how Foghorn Leghorn talked on any given Sunday. That’s apropos because, after becoming a reverend, he spoke like that every Sunday to dozens. On one of those Sabbaths, Henery Hawk, the biggest delinquent in town, stormed into the house of God berating Reverend Leghorn.
The parishioners witnessed the ranting Hawk reduced to tears of forgiveness when Foghorn laid hands upon him. The word of his Word spread. Thousands came to Foghorn’s church to hear him preach. A stadium had to be used to house everyone comfortably. Say hello to your first evangelist.
Reverend Leghorn performed his first healing in front of a sellout crowd. It would also be his last. A delusional fanatic felt he was doing black magic (rhyming is cool). Foghorn was shot in the heart.
Reverend Foghorn Leghorn’s execution inspired a slew of evangelists to rise up in his name. With the help of technology, their message is now received by millions. His revolution is, in fact, televised. Thanks to today’s televangelists, we can get our sins forgiven while lounging in our underwear. Mr. Leghorn, you are a treasure from on High.