Bil Browning

Jesus Camp to close up shop

Filed By Bil Browning | November 10, 2006 1:53 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media
Tags: entertainment news, evangelical Christian, fundamentalists, Jesus, Jesus Camp, movies, scandal, Ted Haggard

10m.jpgRemember the clip from Jesus Camp that Tony posted a while back? It got a few comments - mostly along the lines of "Oh. My. God." If you remember, Jerame then posted a clip from the movie that showed our favorite meth-smoking "I only got a massage!" fundamentalist slimeball sharing his thoughts on homosexuality.

Well, it seems the aftermath has been too much for Jesus. The camp is closing. Doesn't it just break your heart? Where are all these kids going to learn to speak in tongues, worship GW Bush, and paint themselves in camo (to be warriors for the Lord, of course!)?

Allow me to suggest Boy Scout camp. After all, they have the same mentality now.

The summer camp featured in the documentary "Jesus Camp," which includes scenes with disgraced preacher Ted Haggard, will shut down for at least several years because of negative reaction sparked by the film, according to 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 documentary, which hit select U.S. theaters during the summer, portrays Fischer, 55, as drill instructor to a group of young evangelical children steeling themselves for spiritual and political warfare.

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