Magazine article New Internationalist

Jesus Camp

Magazine article New Internationalist

Jesus Camp

Article excerpt

Jesus Camp

directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

This is one very disturbing documentary about American Evangelicals - people who have a mission to take back America for God. People like children's pastor Becky Fischer, who gets them young. At summer camp, kids learn to babble in tongues and to pray beyond their personal concerns for righteous government. They want a Christian society, and they're politically militant - 'Liberalism is dead, let The Church rise!'

Did you know that every Monday morning born-again President Bush and his advisors have a closed session with preachers from Evangelical churches? That Evangelists open a new church every two days, some 'mega-churches' holding thousands? One senior pastor confidently predicts that their vote will decide the next presidential election.

Fischer and her ilk are not happy clappies, with love for life, creation and their fellow beings. …

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