The Family is a secretive religious political organization that has lured many politicians into it, where they preach Dominionist Christianity. Watch the videos above for more information. Originally started by Abraham Vereide it was also called the Fellowship for many years.
A long time ago, I saw this quote, it basically sums up this problem we are seeing of religion being used for POWER.
"The religious among us are little more than blind sheep milling around, stumbling in single file in the direction of the loudest voice blaring from Tower of Babel churches and media ministries. They are unable to discern good from evil and incapable of recognizing the filthy hypocrisy of the religious right's fundamentalist theocracy."
Dominionism is a heresy, and a pure evil, and many so called "angels of light" are involved. What is sickening is how many will defend to no end, the pastors that bow before the feet of politicians, NWO wars for NWO profit, and ignore the ramifications of the one world religion and how political abuses and intrigue fit into it. If anything their agenda is growing, what is going on today, is even putting the Moral Majority to shame in terms of numbers and influence.
Of course this book "The Family" being written by Sharlet who is an unbeliever, he does not realize that these mover and shakers are anything but real Christians, they are not real fundamentalist Christians, they are deceivers who desire power, using religion as the cloak. And that is the problem with nominal Christians today, this total ignorance even understanding how that works, and how organized religion is abused and used. If you read this book, keep in mind, he is not a Christian, he definitely sees parts of the puzzle but does not put the whole spiritual picture together.
The networks exposed in this book are quite intense, where the doings of these politicians even enter into nations overseas and the linked groups that are now everywhere and in almost all the churches.
Read about the book here:
".....compellingly brilliant account of power in America and how it's shaped by religion. 'The Family' chronicles the ideas advanced by the elite Christian fundamentalist group of that name at the highest levels of government during the past half century. Through its White House and congressional connections, the Family has influenced the deployment of US power, especially in foreign policy during the Cold War and beyond. Led by the talented and Machiavellian Doug Coe, the group has operated sub-rosa in the corridors of power unhindered by democratic accountability.
Jeff Sharlet, a scholar-writer on the nexus of religion & politics, pursues three goals in this remarkable book: (1) To trace elite fundamentalism's lineage from Jonathan Edwards in the 18th c. through the 19th c. religious leader Charles Finney to the present; (2) To demonstrate the Family's behind the scenes role in deployment of American power; and (3) To challenge the purely secular American historical narrative by arguing the role of religion behind the facade of formal power.
Sharlet accomplishes the first objective with verve, the Finney chapter alone is worth the price of the book. Based on his research in the Family's archives, the second goal is achieved, especially on the group's involvement in blunting US de-Nazification policy in postwar Germany, facilitating Indonesia's Suharto's crushing of East Timor, and encouraging the Somalian dictator and other similar types. The author's third challenge is the most ambitious, but I believe he meets it.
In fact, if the critical sociologist C. Wright Mills who wrote the influential 'The Power Elite' (1956) were alive today, I expect he'd be among the first to welcome 'The Family' revelations on the secretive role of Coe's elite "followers of Christ in government, business, and the military" in the projection of American power."
Sharlet also wrote another book called
This book dives into the corruption, odd tactics overseas--wanting to bring old testament law to Uganda and the affairs and scandals tied to The Family and politicians involved with it such as Mark Sanford's affair.
One thing I read in Sharlet's first book, is this group started off THE CELL group stuff, that I have warned about on this blog before. This group teaches Dominionism, blind obedience and this weird "jesus plus nothing" stuff, but it is not the Jesus of the Bible they follow but the Antichrist in my opinion. The indirect connections to Rome are there with Opus Dei linked senators being associated with this group.
In this book, he quotes the leaders from many meetings and its shocking. Praises for Hitler, Mao, the attitude of the upper elite, towards the masses, that the underlings, need the "better" elite to direct them, and the attitude that their quest for power comes first, even at the expense of hundreds of thousands of deaths. When I read "Christian" as a descriptor word for these people in this book, I just thought Satanist, because there was NOTHING Christian at all about them. If you really want to understand what is happening behind the scenes of the religious right and all the growing calls for Dominionism, you need to know about this group.
What is scary is that their influence is out there and all over. The National Prayer Breakfast is their puppy.
"Fellowship Foundation is best known for the National Prayer Breakfast, held each year on the first Thursday of February in Washington, D.C. First held in 1953, the event is now attended by over 3,400 guests including dignitaries from many nations. The President of the United States typically makes an address at the breakfast, following the main speaker's keynote address. The event is hosted by a 24-member committee of members of Congress. Democrats and Republicans serve on the organizing committee, and chairmanship alternates each year between the House and the Senate.
At the National Prayer Breakfast, the President usually arrives an hour early and meets with eight to ten heads of state, usually of small nations, and guests chosen by the Fellowship."
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One interesting fact, Hillary Clinton was said to be part of The Fellowship too. See here...
"Through all of her years in Washington, Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as the Fellowship. Her collaborations with right-wingers such as Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) grow in part from that connection."