Thursday, June 15, 2006

Young theofascists prepare to lay down their lives...for theofascism, not America

The star of the film is Pastor Becky Fischer, who explains the startling mission of her “Kids on Fire” camp: “I want young people to be as committed to laying down their lives for the Gospel as they are in Pakistan.” At the camp, the children are asked: “How many of you want to be those who will give up your life for Jesus?” Little hands shoot up from every direction. They are told: “We have to break the power of the enemy over the government.” At one point, Becky yells: “This means war! Are you a part of it or not?” More little hands.

The directors take us into the homes of the children, where we see them “pledge allegiance to the Christian flag” and play a video game called “Creation Adventure” that debunks evolution. A mother helps her children with homework and informs them that, “Global warming is not going to happen. Science doesn’t prove anything.”

The film takes us back to the camp, where the children are gathered for their daily teaching. Suddenly, a camp counselor places a life-size cardboard cutout before the group. No, it’s not Jesus. It’s George Bush. Clapping erupts and Becky encourages them to “say hello to the President.” Becky claims that “President Bush has added credibility to being a Christian.”


Bu^h gives "credibility to being a christian" by lying all the time
http://tinyurl.com/o9ppe
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7 Comments:

At 5:36 PM, Anonymous jovial_cynic said...

Wow. You sure write a lot of posts.

Fellow left-leaning Christian here, tired as well of churchianity and of the love affair between the church and the republican party.

So... aside from writing about your general disdain for the current situation, do you have any ideas for solutions?

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger ChristianLibrul said...

Vote for Democrats, then hold their feet to the fire.

 
At 8:16 PM, Anonymous jovial_cynic said...

do you suggest that democrats are actually better than republicans? it seems like the american political system is capable of screwing average joe-citizen, regardless of who is in office...

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Alexander said...

If I'm going to get screwed by a government, I think I'd rather be screwed by a secular government uninterested in my private life, instead of one draped in religious hypocrisy and obsessed with what I'm doing with my penis at any given moment.

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger ChristianLibrul said...

Republicans are fascists, theofascists and criminals. Democrats are merely corporate whores and wimps. It's an easy choice.

 
At 8:11 AM, Anonymous jovial_cynic said...

haha... clever. republicans are also corporate whores, though... and as much as I'm not a fan of the "religious right," I think I might be less a fan of the marriage between government and corporations. But I'm not sure yet. It's hard to determine which is worse.

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger ChristianLibrul said...

Bad as Democrats are, republicans are an order of magnitude worse on all levels.

 

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