Jesus Camp looks like a documentary worth watching. I saw an interview with the directors of Jesus Camp (the movie), Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, on the Gill Deacon show today. (I was flicking through the channels while eating lunch, give me a break.)
Both women were bright and engaging so I expect the film will be very well done. I won’t sum up their interview, but instead will direct you to the movie’s website. Watch the video trailers that are available – it’s quite chilling…
All the details you ever wanted to know about the movie and controversy are available at Wikipedia.
Following is a portion of the Directors’ Statement on JesusCampTheMovie.com:
During the 2004 Presidential election John Edwards’ “Two Americas” speech seemed like a rather unoriginal way to describe the growing divide in this country. But now, after having spent almost a year shuttling back and forth between the religious heartland of Missouri, and home in New York City, the “two Americas” concept has taken on an entirely new meaning.
Clearly there are two parallel Americas: and one is a conservative counterculture comprised of tens of millions of Evangelical Christians who feel engaged in a culture war with what they perceive as immorality and godless liberalism. They consume their own news and popular culture via Christian television, radio, and publications, and carefully expose their children both to a literal interpretation of the bible and a call to political activism.
*Amazon says the DVD release date is January 23rd, but I’m sure they said the 31st on Gill Deacon today.
Let me know what you thought of the movie if you’ve seen it. If you haven’t seen it, do you think you will?