Thursday, November 09, 2006

Jesus Camp Closed

From The Toronto Daily News

Controversial Religious Summer Camp Closed
The documentary about summer camp where children would tearfully beg God to end abortion and bless President Bush prompted to close the camp.

The summer camp "Kids on Fire" where children would tearfully beg God to end abortion and bless President Bush, will shut down for at least several years after a documentary about the camp.

The film, showing young evangelical children steeling themselves for spiritual and political warfare, includes scenes with pastor Ted Haggard, the evangelical leader accused of gay sex and drug use.

In one scene, Haggard tells the audience, "We don't have to debate about what we should think about homosexual activity. It's written in the Bible."

Titled "Jesus Camp," the documentary sparked a negative reaction, said the camp's director.

"Right now we're just not a safe ministry," Becky Fischer, the fiery Pentecostal pastor featured in "Jesus Camp," said Tuesday.

The pastor, who has been accused of "brainwashing" the children, said she's shutting down the camp for at least several years.

Up to 100 children visited the camp each year. [1]

Oh my goodness. We will be losing ground again to the Muslims. We will not be turning out enough wildly fanatical children to be future bombers of Abortion Clinics or picketers of Military Funerals. Our supply of toughly indoctrinated homophobes might be in danger.

But wait! A ray of hope just glimmered! This is Jesus Camp!

Expect a follow up story in about three days.

crossposted at 3B's


Blogger Rick and Gary said...

I wonder why Jesus Camp closed just two days after Ted fessed up. The movie has been out for about 3 weeks, I think.

8:46 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Oh my goodness. What strange timing.

They should put everyone involved with this shit in jail for child abuse. And include the parents who sent them there too, because these sick freaks are insane. If we heard of something like this happening in another country with another religion, our country would be raising hell.

More and more I believe there are human beings, who under the blanket of religion, are awful people and do awful things. Why are they allowed to get away with it?

1:42 PM  
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1:53 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

the whole premise that we need to indoctinate and brainwash our children because there is a lack of fanatical, mindless, future suicide bombers among christians is mind boggling in and of itself.

3:22 PM  

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