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Jesus Camp: Brainwashed in the Blood - or Is it Spin?
Christianity Today ^
| Rich Tatum
Posted on 09/21/2006 9:52:31 PM PDT by conservativefreak
As a Pentecostal, I'm not too thrilled with the way kids from my denomination are depicted in Jesus Camp. Matter of fact, this new documentary ticks me off for a number of reasons.
(Excerpt) Read more at christianitytoday.com ...
This article is articulate and reasonable. The writer's tone and intelligence argue against the freaky stereotypes with which liberals (atheists) try to depict evangelical churches.
posted on 09/21/2006 10:06:58 PM PDT
by Brad from Tennessee
(Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
To: Brad from Tennessee; conservativefreak
This must be a very bad movie. Even the way-left Village Voice laughs at it
God is in the details no matter what you believe, but this red-state-baiting doc is content to introduce its appalled exposé of evangelical Christian youth culture with shots of a fast-food- and flag-lined highway and the words "Missouri, USA." Welcome to hell, kids. Art-house horror has rarely been scarier than it is in the hands of filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, for whom a drive-through car wash illustrates the evils of American cleansing. Missouri yikes!is also the home of Pentecostal minister Becky Fischer, a super-size general in the army of the Lord who commands young attendees of her Kids on Fire camp to worship a cardboard Dubya, clutch tiny fetus dolls, and sing along to spiritual hip-hop ("kickin' it for Christ," y'all). The doc these kids would make with flea market camcorders couldn't possibly be as ugly as this absurdly hypocritical critique of the far right's role in escalating the culture war. The classier indoctrination to which Gap-shopping urban Democrats subject their kids might look damn spooky, too, but it probably wouldn't sell.
posted on 09/22/2006 1:06:44 AM PDT
This is a horror film it seems to me. Making Christians look bad seems to be the new "in" thing, even more than usual. Yikes for sure!
posted on 09/22/2006 1:35:04 AM PDT
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