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HOLY TERROR IN THE HEARTLAND




Kids for Christ



They look like any other American children, but the kids in Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's disturbing, Oscar-nominated, documentary Jesus Camp are part of an expanding Christian fundamentalist world where religion touches every aspect of their lives, and God and politics are intimately enmeshed.

When Tory, 10, dances, she is already aware of the shame of "dancing for the flesh". She prefers God-focused Christian heavy metal to the boy-centric pop of Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, she says.

According to 12-year-old would-be preacher Levi's mother, who home-tutors her son, creationism holds all the answers to how we got here, and global warming is not a problem. Levi, who was "saved" at the age of five, reveals that his "spirit feels kind of yucky" when he meets a non-Christian.


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http://arts.independent.co.uk/film/features/article2889306.ece

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