Saturday, October 19, 2013

yet another player on the chessboard of "christian" livestock management...,


wikipedia | The Fellowship, also known as The Family,[1][2][3] is a U.S.-based religious and political organization founded in 1935 by Abraham Vereide. The stated purpose of the Fellowship is to provide a fellowship forum for decision makers to share in Bible studies, prayer meetings, worship experiences and to experience spiritual affirmation and support.[4][5]

The organization has been described as one of the most politically well-connected ministries in the United States. The Fellowship shuns publicity and its members share a vow of secrecy.[6] The Fellowship's leader Doug Coe and others have explained the organization's desire for secrecy by citing biblical admonitions against public displays of good works, insisting they would not be able to tackle diplomatically sensitive missions if they drew public attention.[6]

Although the organization is secretive, it holds one regular public event each year, the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington, D.C. Every sitting United States president since President Dwight D. Eisenhower, including President Barack Obama, has participated in at least one National Prayer Breakfast during his term.[7][8][9][10]

The Fellowship's known participants include ranking United States government officials, corporate executives, heads of religious and humanitarian aid organizations, and ambassadors and high-ranking politicians from across the world.[1][11][12][13][14] Many United States Senators and Congressmen who have publicly acknowledged working with the Fellowship or are documented as having done so work together to pass or influence legislation.[15][16]

In Newsweek, Lisa Miller wrote that, rather than calling themselves "Christians," as they describe themselves they are brought together by common love for the teachings of Jesus and that all approaches to "loving Jesus" are acceptable.[16] In contrast, Jewish writer[17] Jeff Sharlet, whose book, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,[2] and an article in Harper's[18] about his experience serving as an intern in the Fellowship, brought the group renewed and increased public attention has opined that the organization fetishizes power by comparing Jesus to "Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Bin Laden" as examples of leaders who change the world through the strength of the covenants they had forged with their "brothers".[14][16] Fist tap Nakajima Kikka.

6 comments:

Ed Dunn said...

I don't get it - is this an accurate or inaccurate statement:
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the organization fetishizes power by comparing Jesus to "Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Bin Laden" as examples of leaders who change the world through the strength of the covenants they had forged with their "brothers"
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how else do one change the world?

CNu said...

It's an accurate statement reflective of the realism of the Fellowship. That said, such political realism doesn't sit well with the mainstream's leftist, feminist proxies spouting 40+ years of demonstrably failed nonsense about personal tyranny, self-esteem, and safe spaces in which to express racial, gendered, and sexual identity. The feminized nonsense oozing out of higher-ed has messed up more people at more levels than crack cocaine....,

BigDonOne said...

Putting it all in perspective, a 'love for the teachings" is indeed important...

CNu said...

2Parties/1Ideology - prayer breakfast methodists even drink beer on sundays..,

ken said...

How would you consider Hillary's ideology in line with...let's say Rick Santorum? What parts of Rushdoony's Old Testament law do you see Hillary bringing into the US Government if she becomes president?

CNu said...

The Fellowship has no truck - with those who're nutty-as-phuk - and the Mormons don't luv'm either....,

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