Monday, March 2, 2009

What Exactly Makes This Kid At CPAC Any Less Scary Than The Kids Featured In The Documentary Jesus Camp?



8 comments:

ILUVBlackWomen March 2, 2009 at 2:37 AM  

first of all thank you for beating the drum and keeping me informed. I actually got veryinspired by this video whereas with those Stepford Kid clones of the ULTRA CHRISTIAN RIGHT. Lil John hehehe couldnt resist is articulate, it feels right listening to him just explain a very specific point - What is the definition of Conservatism? I actually got inspired what if I could partner with some young people to write their own book that talks to adults and then prepare them to be able to Debate their point whether it was What is Blackness or What is the Definition of Connected in their eyes. This video is inspiring because Lil John was able to clearly give something more clarity but imagine if we take it further get the kids to give definitions of what they define _____ as? wow professor tracy see that's why i read or get your rss feed everyday yep thats whyiluvblackwomen :)

JD March 2, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

While I may not agree with the content of the message, I have to give the young man props. First for being a published author at that age and being able to deliver your message in such a way.

What are our kids doing......the stanky leg.

Conservative Black Woman March 3, 2009 at 6:04 PM  

Cosigning JD except I think the Kid has an excellent message.

Mr. Noface March 4, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

There is nothing scary about this kid or the kids in the Jesus Camp trailer. The fact that they have a message that you might not agree with should not be be cause for alarm (it happens). That Kid at CPAC convention was explaining his views clearly and with forthought. Most adults in a similar position (with similar view points) would just be flapping their lips while foaming at the mouth, stopping short of calling for the assassination of current leaders (Rush Limbaugh?).

just another opinion March 4, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

I find this over-rehearsed, hyper-slick child grotesque, like Tom Cruise's character in Magnolia. I'm all for children's rights being valued and their voices being heard, but really, we need children explaining this stuff to us because we can't understand ideologies on our own? And a standing ovation? I quit this bitch.

Professor Tracey March 4, 2009 at 9:51 PM  

Does anyone remember being a child? Since when is it a good thing to get children so wrapped up in ONE point of view before they have experienced the world or completed their educations?

Children should not be whipped up into a religious frenzy they can't possibly understand to the point of tears. Jesus Camp is frightening in terms of it's close-mindedness and the failure of adults to remember that they are ministering to impressionable children.

And MR. NOFACE - Ted Haggard is in this film. Ted Haggard! Preaching to children. Spare me!

Sorry JD and CBW -

I don't subscribe to those bullshit generalizations. We have plenty of black children doing positive things, we just don't see the need to give the same platform because too many adult black folks are trying to get the spotlight themselves.

And overall folks, what makes these kids any different than how young children in the KKK are taught to believe things? I am fearful of any child being pushed to believe ONE ideology without the chance to really understand the choices being enforced upon them.

Mr. Noface March 5, 2009 at 1:49 AM  

"And MR. NOFACE - Ted Haggard is in this film. Ted Haggard! Preaching to children. Spare me!"


Yes, and that is why those children believing what they believe is so scary! pfft...spare me!

Professor Tracey March 5, 2009 at 2:44 AM  

Mr. Noface -

I understand you loud and clear. In your world it's perfectly okay to teach children to parrot the bible without any context or understanding - to scare them into certain beliefs and this limited way of thinking can be taught to them by a man who hired male whores for sex, bought and used drugs, lied to EVERYONE about being on the down low.

Wow!

I guess you're okay with priests that molest children. Doesn't matter who teaches the word to children as long as the children "believe" everything the molester or lying-ass preacher teaches. Right?

Very scary world you live in.

I don't mind children learning about religion and God, but anyone and everybody should not be teaching the word and children should be allowed some room, some right to figure out faith for themselves, not be bullied into it.

And since Jesus Camp was shut down immediately after this documentary aired, I'm not the only adult troubled by what was going on.

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