Hollywood Video has it on DVD.
A few months ago, I heard Chris Hedges on the radio speaking about his new book, American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.
Hedges sounded genuinely frightened, even despairing. After seeing this movie, which shows the kind of people he interviewed for his book, I know why.
I consider what I saw in this movie to be child abuse. Adults at this camp had children smash coffee cups with a hammer, saying that the cup represented enemies in government. They also had children dancing in fatigues and camouflage face paint, and in another scene, were yelling "This is war!." In another scene, the preacher of the camp says that children are "usable" for Christianity, and talks about the militaristic inculcation of Muslim kids she says she saw on the Internet, suggesting that Christians need to do this also. Again, please watch this - it is very disturbing.
"Riveting" "Provacative" "Eye-Opening" Startling" "Important" "One of the Best Films of the Year" "Two Thumbs Up" ® says the cover - I agree.
The Justice Department under George W. Bush might consider what I just said to be an attack on religious freedom, and sic the power of the federal government on me:
Gonzalez unveiled this "First Freedom" initiative at a Southern Baptist Convention executive committee meeting:
I can't find the article, but someone wrote that Gonzalez was basically enlisting the Southern Baptist Convention to go around looking for "discrimination" against Christians.
Like zoning laws applied to megachurches?
Here is an excellent review of "Jesus Camp":
My only criticism of this review is that she describes the effect as a generation of voters that will determine the outcome of elections. These kids will be voters, but will also be citizens and soldiers. The clear distinction these kids draw between "Christians" and "non-Christians," and even among Christians, suggests that these kids are being inculcated to view me as the enemy because I am an agnostic about good and evil. So I fear worse, and so apparently does Chris Hedges.
My Christian upbringing makes me think that these adults are deceivers, and I even read demonic looks into their eyes. Or maybe that is just the look of a human predator, abuser, exploiter. An adult that says that children are "usable" for any cause is all three.
These Evangelicals would agree that there are deceivers and apostates leading many churches:
Why aren't they teaching these kids the Sermon on the Mount? You know, the New Testament? Basic ethics? Love, not hate?