Jesus Camp

This is a simple but powerful documentary about an evangelical summer camp for children in Missouri. There is nothing fancy here. The camera picks out three children, two of them extremely articulate, to follow through the camp, and it watches as their parents talk about homeschooling, and the camp pastor explains that evangelicals have to imitate muslims in getting children to commit to a brand of religion when they are very young. The counterpoint is provided by a radio talk show host (one of the pair that does the ‘Ring of Fire’ program on Air America) who talks of the perversion of religion that emanates from the religious right. For most of the documentary, the evangelicals speak for themselves without commentary.
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