'The Family' - A Secretive, Elitist, Fascist, Tax-Exempt, Fundamentalist, organization that influences politicians
I caught this on NPR this afternoon. Basically an author came on to talk about a little known and secretive fraternity known internally as "The Family" and externally by many aliases.
It's one of the most influential and least well known organizations in the country. The Family, also known as The Fellowship, consider themselves followers of Christ, and individuals responsible for changing the the world. An inside look at the power and history of The Family.
Here is a wiki article about them
I was pretty shocked to hear what these guys have had their hands in. Not to mention they are tax-exempt despite lobbying all of these politicians, dedicating to "ministering" to the powerful. They've supported dictators, even recruiting former Nazis back in the 40s and have counted members of the US fascist movement among their members. This author was in their group for a while and has spilled the beans on their secrets. Their worldview is essentially a dumbed down form of Calvinism where they, upon joining the family, believe themselves to be members of the elect and from there on, are, no matter what they do, doing the work of Jesus Christ. Their agenda is to turn America into a Christian empire and is incredibly anti-democratic, as they believe that their inner circle of elites should be the ones who rule the world, in the name of god of course. And I am not just using vitriol in the title. All of the things I said about them in the title are things that they have used to describe themselves. Back during the 40s they would do the Hitler salute. Currently they are the sponsors of the national prayer breakfast and when asked by sociologists, many conservative politicians rank them as the most influential religious organization, even higher than focus on the family and the family research council.
Check it out, its very shocking. And not just that, these people are virtually unknown outside of elite circles, which is part of their strategy.
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