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Teens and the Dark Religion

Filmmaker: Steven Rosenbaum
Year: 1999
Length: 50 Minutes
Color: Color
Details: SD


It's happening in the suburbs of New Jersey and in small towns like Norton, Massachusetts. Kids are searching for faith - and you won't like what they're finding. Witchcraft, vampirism, Satanism, it's all attracting teens who are desperate to find a spiritual center. Organizations like the Church of Satan reach out to kids as a way to fit in. Sometimes it's harmless - sometimes it's fatal. Rituals, sacrifice, murder - is this religious conversion? Or, are these just troubled kids with nowhere left to turn. Meet Angela, a 17 year old witch who put so much fear into her parents they had her kidnapped and taken to a Christian rescue mission some 3000 miles from her friends and family. Watch as she is deprogrammed and sent home. Has she been cured? Was Satan to blame for her fascination with the occult? Travel to the Church of Satan in San Francisco to meet the High Priestess who many blame for leading these kids to the dark side. It's a first-person exploration into the hearts and minds of the kids who worship Satan and practice Witchcraft. Should parents be concerned? Or are these kids turning to alternative practices as a means of self-empowerment and acceptance? This program reveals the many psychological and spiritual levels that play a role in the lives of parents and teenagers coping with Dark Religions.

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