Well I try not to insult people's religious beliefs (I'm not always successful, but I do try, most of the time), but these particular Evangelical Christians on Jesus Camp have an excellent chance of producing some screwed up adults.
Sorry, but they do.
This is too much intensity, guilt, and pressure for these little kids. Holy crap (pun intended).
I'm watching the abortion scene right now where they put red tape with the word "Life" over the kids' mouths and start chanting about ending abortion in America and how it is their generation's mission to do so. The kids have little plastic fetusus that they are holding and waving around.
They are all crying. They've been crying pretty much the whole documentary.
They are pledging Christian allegiance to God and George W. There is a lot of political talk being preached to these small children.
I remember when I was little we spent a summer in Kentucky with true Southern Baptist relatives of mine, complete with true Southern Baptist revivals. I'm sorry, but that was some scary stuff, all the crying and speaking in tongues and rolling around. It is very intense and confusing for a little person. I remember standing there just BAFFLED because this was not how it went down in my church. In my church, on the happy little island I grew up on, Jesus didn't make people cry. He CERTAINLY didn't want you rolling around in the aisles and screaming. There was no reason to bring your own box of tissues to the church I was used to.
I feel sad for these kids at this camp. That's judgmental of me for saying so, but I'm pretty sure they feel sad for my kids (the heathens) too, so we're even.