Tuesday, December 9, 2008

God's Next Army

This documentary has not been edited properly...the first 2:26 is the end of the show that came before.

Conservative evangelical Christians hold key positions in the US Government and now they're training the next generation to take power...

God's Next Army investigates Patrick Henry College (PHC), set up five years ago in Virginia, near Washington DC. Its mission is to train young fundamentalist Christians to become the next generation of America's cultural and political leaders. Though the separation of church and state is enshrined in the US Constitution, with financial backing from the evangelical community the college aims to 'rechristianise' America; to 'preserve the world from the sinfulness of man'.

PHC students are an isolated group who come from close-knit communities where everyone prays together and shares moral certainties. Most have been educated at home and have had no contact with either the social diversity or the political and intellectual cut and thrust of mainstream schools. Derek Archer, a prospective PHC student believes home-schooling has protected him from the 'moral decay of the world'.

Once at the college, the students ceremonially sign a covenant which commits them to a strict behaviour code: no alcohol, drugs or obscene literature; sex will be reserved for marriage; personal conflicts will be resolved biblically; the students will be above reproach, will uphold the tenets of evangelical Christianity and lead the nation for Christ.

Everyone at PHC, including the academics, also signs a statement of faith which includes these assertions:

The Bible in its entirety … is the inspired word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts, and the only infallible and sufficient authority for faith and Christian living.

Man is by nature sinful and is inherently in need of salvation, which is exclusively found by faith alone in Jesus Christ and His shed blood.

Satan exists as a personal, malevolent being who acts as tempter and accuser, for whom Hell, the place of eternal punishment, was prepared, where all who die outside of Christ shall be confined in conscious torment for eternity.

There are political as well as biblical imperatives. The students are highly trained in political debating techniques for which they win national trophies. The college is extremely well-connected in Washington, and students are propelled towards internships working for top politicians.

God's Next Army shows students taking their first step towards power, canvassing for a key Republican candidate. They visit a conservative lobbying company which is opposing the payment of compensation to people affected by asbestos, and is trying to repeal estate tax because 'the earth is the Lord's'.

Helped by the institution's friends-in-high-places, PHC has already provided the current White House administration with more interns than any other college in the USA, and more are in the pipeline – on the way to becoming 'key players in a Christian republic'.


Newton2Philly and Beyond said...

Could you find the documentary "The Linguists"?

Anonymous said...

I want to find out what they say now, after it's pretty much been proven that bush, the answer to their prayers, is the worst president in history. when i see them pray for bush, i just ask my self, is god blind??

Anonymous said...

How sad, parents turning their children into good little robots.

Submit, obey, do not question, the mantra for religion.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WTF...I mean do they seriously believe this nonsense :S

And in regards to the gay marriage remarks, if any two people love eachother and want to spend their lives together, whether they are the same gender or not, then let them be happy...Why don't we concentrate on the actual problems in the world like you know war...genocide...rascism....economic crisis'...

These people think Bush is the best thing to come along since sliced bread...so I guess it's bad to kill unborn babies but allowing the deaths of hundreds of children that have already been born in Iraq is OK???

Anonymous said...

Is that America? I thought its Afghanistan and the students are Talibans (nonviolent variety).

devonn said...

wonder at what stage of the process do they convert the "thou shall not kill" to "though shall not kill unless..."..probably theemployment stage..
.. how pathetic, once again proof that ignorance is taking over, and we gotta take the power back..

Anonymous said...

I would advise this documentary for anyone who says we do not need an organized pushback against this madness.

Sinclair Lewis said that when facism comes to America, it will be holding a cross and be wrapped in the flag.

Anonymous said...

That system is so fundamentally flawed! Those teenagers' world views are so parochial (probably because of the home Ed) how can they possibly expect to last a minute in the political arena? What happens when they actually finally meet gey and lesbian rights lobbyists. Will they pass out, puke or just try to stab them? What about non Christian visiting foreign dignitaries!?

America is a scary SCARY place, no wonder you all carry guns.

Anonymous said...

Frightening stuff. Just unashamed indoctrination, the guy practically said "We are going to continue with your indoctrination now" at the induction speech.

Feel very very sorry for these kids, their life is over before it's even started.