Jesus Camp Closes

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Jesus Camp Closes

Postby vertigo25 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:33 am

From the Toronto Daily News

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.
The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:41 am

Reading about these cults really creeps me out...
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Postby gothic_spleen » Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:45 pm

i cant believe i used to be into
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Postby Asher » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:04 am

kids on fire is a great name

-sound of blowtorch ticking-
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Postby Silent Huntress » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:24 pm

Asher wrote:kids on fire is a great name

-sound of blowtorch ticking-

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