Thursday, July 12, 2007

I finally watched Jesus Camp

Our good friends, Brian & Bekkah came over last night to watch Jesus Camp. I knew what the documentary was about, but I wasn't prepared for how intense it would be. If you haven't seen it yet, please rent it. It's seriously fucked-up, man.

After the film, I did take comfort in knowing that with Bush's approval down to 26%, there must be some Evangelicals out there that realize they have been used.

And, after further research, I was thrilled to learn:

From: The Seattle Times:
Pastor will shut down controversial kids camp

Unfortunately, there are many, many more that are still going strong.


PoliShifter said...

I still just haven't brought myself to see it. I'm still recovering from the shock of Sicko.

That asshole Ted Haggard is emerging back on the scene. Soon he'll be beating the gay out of people alongside the best bible thumpers.

It's very sick. I especially feel sad for the children whose minds have been poluted by this type of thinking who have been indoctrinated from an early age and have no chance to experience a healthy mindset and alternative.

LET'S TALK said...

Lizzy, the scary thing about the camp is that it will be down on a temporary basis.

LET'S TALK said...

Hi again Lizzy, I'm just letting you know that I will be posting the Tagg you gave me on Let's Talk About It.

Oh and Lizzy, I've been tagged with "The Schmooze Award" so you can start looking to recieve that from me as soon as I post it.

I told you I would tag you back didn't I?

I think that you deserve the schmooze award, I'll give you all the details soon.

Tom Harper said...

Glad to hear those assholes have closed down. But like you say, there will be others just like them springing up.

That scene with Ted Haggard was hilarious (filmed right before he got outed).

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Lizzy said...

Poli, I'm still recovering from Sicko, as well, but you must see Jesus Camp. It's much worse than you can imagine.

LT, I knew you would get me back. The Schmooze Award? Sounds interesting.

Tom, Unfortunately, like LT said, it will only be shut down temporarily. Yep, the Haggard scene was wonderful.

Lew Scannon said...

Sometimes, being surrounded as I am by right wing Christians, that I don't have to watch Jesus Camp, it's the type of crap I see every day.

Lizzy said...

But have you seen what they've done to their kids, Lew?

Snave said...

What Becky Fischer and her helpers do to those kids is a form of child abuse, if you ask me. Looking at the expressions on some of their faces in the movie made me think they were being made to experience emotions and ideas they were far too young to comprehend. The absolutism of Fischer's approach leaves no room for learning about the world through the process of questioning and expermentation necessary for children to use. The kids are being presented with "believe this or die" message, and it probably terrifies many of the younger ones. I agree with Polishifter about the sickness inherent in these peoples' approach to children.

I procrastinated re. watching this movie for a month, and when I did view it I found it much worse than I thought it would be. Fundamentalism is all about power. Using that power over kids must be a sin of some kind...