Thursday, November 02, 2006

Moral Haggard, Or, Notes On Jesus Camp

What is it with these movie stars and their decadent lifestyles?

Levi, Rachel and Tory are seen [in the movie Jesus Camp] at home, a bowling alley, going to camp and then crisscrossing the country from an Evangelical church headed by Ted Haggard in Colorado Springs, Colo., to praying outside a Kansas abortion clinic and finally protesting abortion with red tape with "life" written on it over their mouths, as they pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.


In the documentary, Haggard, who heads the National Association of Evangelicals, brags that children are fueling a boom in his churches and that evangelicals would hold a lot of control in U.S. politics.

Evangelical Christians are estimated to number 75 million in the United States. It's estimated 25 million Evangelicals voted in the 2004 presidential election with 80 percent voting Republican.

"There's a new church like this every two days," Haggard boasts in "Jesus Camp." "It's got enough growth to essentially sway every election. If the Evangelicals vote, they determine the election."

Unless they're too busy banging escorts, that is.

Late Breaking News: Haggard has "confessed" something to "Big Rod" Parsley, while James Dobson, Focus on the Family's Top, remains the queen of denial.

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