The Family: a Secretive Christian Fundamentalist Organization
Ralph E. Stone & Judi Iranyi - Aug-14-2010
“You know Jesus said ‘You got to put Him before mother-father-brother sister? Hitler, Lenin, Mao, that’s what they taught the kids. Mao even had the kids killing their own mother and father. But it wasn’t murder…” - Doug Coe, ‘Family’ leader
(SAN FRANCISCO) - There is a secretive group known as “The Family” or “The Fellowship,” one of the most powerful, well-connected Christian fundamentalist movements in the United States. The Family’s membership includes congressmen, corporate leaders, generals, and foreign heads of state.
The Family is anti-labor, anti-gay, and pro-life. It is also anti-communist, but not necessarily a firm believer in democracy. Rather, it favors a totalitarianism for Christ, a sort of Christian theocracy. In foreign policy, it promotes a “soft” U.S. expansionism.
Is the Family a cult, cabal, or a right-wing conspiracy? Whatever it is, we should be concerned that a secretive, privately funded group — without public scrutiny — is profoundly influencing U.S. domestic and foreign policy.