From One Horror Movie To The Next?

Releasing in select theaters at the end of this month is “Jesus Camp The Movie.” The movie follows three kids who attend the “Kids on Fire” camp in North Dakota. Here is the official synopsis of the film . . .

A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that requires Christian youth to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of their religious movement.

JESUS CAMP, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, directors of the critically acclaimed The Boys of Baraka, follows Levi, Rachael, and Tory to Pastor Becky Fischer’s “Kids on Fire” summer camp in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in “God’s army.” The film follows these children at camp as they hone their “prophetic gifts” and are schooled in how to “take back America for Christ.” The film is a first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America’s political future.

I’m sure the movie will be opening in Philadelphia, but I don’t know if I can make myself see it. I want to, but I’m afraid. I know this is one film that will anger me, as having religion pushed on me angers me enough as is. We have freedom of religion in this country, which also includes the freedom to have no religion if you choose. By the looks of this film it is showcasing the viewpoints of those who feel we need to have freedom of select religions.

You can watch the trailer at I enjoy the contrast of the happy music and images with some of the words coming out of the people’s mouths. Hellfire and damnation? Thank you but no.



2 Responses to “From One Horror Movie To The Next?”

Aravis Says:

Like you, this subject matter is likely to anger me too greatly to watch it. I certainly won’t see it in the theater. Perhaps in my home later, when I can throw things at my tv…


Debby Says:

That’s much scarier than the horror movie I saw this weekend! That kind of stuff just gives me the creeps. Poor kids…they should be out enjoying themselves and letting their personalities develop naturally not forced into a scary little box.