Calvin grew up in a very Christian family, and even went to a Christian based high school. So, for him this was very familiar. He was humming and singing along to all of the songs they were singing as I sat here rolling my eyes.
The movie is about these kids that go to a camp all about Jesus and Christianity. The only issue is that they are all 6, 7, 8 years old and are being indoctrinated with political agendas.
There is one point in the movie where a woman in pearls and beautiful clothes comes out with a cardboard cut out of President Bush, and all of the children have to pray that he makes this nation “one nation under God” and that he appoints the correct Supreme Court justice. What!?!?!?!
There were multiple times in the movie where I said to myself, “This footage looks exactly like the Al-Queada footage, the only difference is these kids won’t grow up flying planes in to buildings, they’ll be voting for the right-winged Christian radical.” Which is worse? Who knows.
I love that they used Ted Haggard in the documentary. All these kids are coming to worship and listen to the gospel of Ted Haggard, and a year later he resigns after being caught soliciting a male prostitute named Mike Jones, and buying methamphetamine from him! The producers just got SOOOO lucky on having him in the documentary.
The best part of the entire movie is at the very end. One of the little girls that is featured throughout the movie walks up to a group of older black men sitting in the grass. She asks them a few questions about if they think they are going to heaven or hell. As she turns to leave with her other friends to cross the street after she was finished talking to them, she says, “I think they were Muslim.” This is exactly what is wrong with this country. Why do people believe that to be an American or to be accepted in this country you HAVE to be Christian?? And, what basis does this 8 year old girl have to determine if these people were Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or anything? It’s really unbelievable.
Here is a trailer for the movie that I found on YouTube. The movie is $9.99 on iTunes, or you can rent it for $2.99, which is what I did. Trust me, it is definitely worth it.