The Fellowship of the Ring

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2440733850101706852s200x200q85.jpgHillary has sure spent a lot of time and energy bashing Obama and the Reverend Wright. Maybe this acorn should look at the Oak tree above. (As a caveat – before seeing this story on MSNBC this morning, I only vaguely recall every hearing about this group.)

The Fellowship (not of the ring) is is an “organization” with the following mission

“To develop and maintain an informal association of people banded together, to go out as “ambassadors of reconciliation,” modeling the principles of Jesus, based on loving God and loving others. To work with the leaders of other nations, and as their hearts are touched, the poor, the oppressed, the widows and the youth of their country will be impacted in a positive manner. Youth groups will be developed under the thoughts of Jesus, including loving others as you want to be loved.”

In other words, the Fellowship (aka The Family) is a cult. Period. The Fellowship has formed small groups of people who hare interested in the teachings of Jesus. While there is no official membership roster of this group, several members of Congress are members of this double super-secret society. Including:

Republican Senators Inhofe (Oklahoma), Grassley (Iowa), Domenici (New Mexico), Ensign (Nevada), ex-Senators Nickles (Oklahoma), Burns (Montana) and [drum roll please] – Hillary Clinton (New York). Yes, the woman who will do anything to drag Obama down (including “mis-speak” about dodging bullets in Bosnia and stopping bullets in Ireland) is a member of this Congressional Jonestown (sorry for the reference, but it just was too hard to pass up).

The Fellowship is most known for the annual National Prayer Breakfast, held every February. It is attended by over 3,500 notables and held under the guise of peace, reconciliation, and charity. The Breakfast is the centerpiece of a week of forums, meeting, speeches and symposiums on a variety of issues – many of them not open to the public. The Breakfast is also known as “a tool in a larger purpose: to recruit the powerful attendees into smaller, more frequent prayer meetings, where they can “meet Jesus man to man.” Would you like Kool Aid™ with your toast Senator Clinton?

Shrouded in Mystery

The Fellowship is led by Douglas Coe – a ambiguous and enigmatic person. While Wright is all fire and brimstone, Coe is subtle and quiet. Coe personally lead a private Senate prayer group – and guess who is a member?

The Fellowship has managed to influence many behind the scenes governmental and legal policies. It also is know to have had ties to some really “nice” people like General Suharto of Indonesia and convicted torturer Carlos Vides Casanova of El Salvador. The Fellowship is not what one would call a fan of left wing causes, as all its support in the past was geared to Conservative/Neocon/Right wing movements. It has a budget of over $10,000,000 and has NO known fund raising events, as all donations are solicited privately. The headquarters in Washington are in a mansion known as the “The Cedars.” The Cedars was purchased with a $1.5 million donation from Ken Olsen, the CEO of Raytheon, one of the country’s largest arms manufacturers.

There they forge “relationships” beyond the din of vox populi (the Family’s leaders consider democracy a manifestation of ungodly pride) and “throw away religion” in favor of the truths of the Family. Declaring God’s covenant with the Jews broken, the group’s core members call themselves “the new chosen.”

Here are some ‘pointers’ from a document called “Thoughts and Principles of the Family”

21. We recognize the place and responsibility of national secular leaders in the work of advancing His kingdom.

23. To the world in general we will say that we are “in Christ” rather than “Christian”—“Christian” having become a political term in most of the world and in the United States a meaningless term.

24. We desire to see a leadership led by God—leaders of all levels of society who direct projects as they are led by the spirit.

If this sounds scary, it is. There is a terrific (and lengthy) article about this group and some of the goings-on at The Fellowship from the March 2003 issue of Harper’s Magazine. The Fellowship’s archives are held at Wheaton College in Illinois – and are classified as restricted – which means NO one is going to see them. This organization is classified as a 501(c) which means it receives special tax and charitable benefits.

Why this doesn’t get more attention is just another in the long line of omissions by our crack media. The fact that this religious organization is so secretive and has such influence over public policy makers is the stuff of a Dan Brown novel. But as I watch Hillary bash Reverend Wright and then hear about her participation in this group – I can only wonder if the current douchebag in the White House who only answers to a higher father, could be followed by another one.

Separation of church and state with Hillary? You decide

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~ by distributorcap on March 27, 2008.

19 Responses to “The Fellowship of the Ring”

  1. Check out the Mother Jones article about Hill and The Fellowship: http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2007/09/hillarys-prayer.html Scary indeed. Tit for tat…I hope all of the media ask her about them.

  2. Shit, the link won’t work. Just google Mother Jones Hillary Clinton The Fellowship. You’ll get it. And it ain’t pretty.

  3. Hello, Mr Cap.
    Reading.

    The link above doesn’t work because the period is included in the link. Knock the period off the end and it will work.

  4. This is something Hillary seems to keep out of the MSM pretty well. She is very hooked into this.

  5. PINY — there is not a lot of stuff out there about this group. thanks

    prog – you meant the mother jones link.

    fia – thanks. again there is not a lot out there

  6. I would rather see Tom Cruise than these people in power. Is this why Hillary doesn’t give dome????

  7. And here I thought Obama was the religion/Kool Aid drinker. Holy fucking crap! Wow was I way off base about both Dem candidates. Thanks for knocking me in the head with this 2×4 DCap. There’s much that I need to reconsider.

  8. That is, in the cant of the young people, fucked up. But hey, at least they recognize the place of secular leaders. Know your role, minions. It’s time for a Cthulhu-based 501(c).

  9. Maybe I missed something, DCap, but I don’t see anything super ominous or scary about this at all. Isn’t a Senator being involved in a group that meets for private prayer meetings very similar to that Senator simply going to church? Like I said, I might have missed something, but it seems to me that you’re making the line between church and state so wide that it prohibits the practice of one’s religion, which is surely not what was intended. I am definitely for separation of church and state, but I don’t think this group is anything to worry about. It sounds, according to your first quote, that they simply want to promote peace, love, and compassion, using Jesus as an example.

  10. Here’s another take on the same story, from Barbara Ehrenreich: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-ehrenreich/hillarys-nasty-pastorate_b_92361.html

    Regards,

    Tengrain

  11. Thanks for all the information on this. I had read something about it before but the details are very concerning.

    Reminds me of some of the warnings people used to give about politicians being involved in the Freemasons.

  12. ab — tom and kirstie alley!

    spart – this whole thing was eye opening

    randal – chilling

    reasic — anythign so secret and hidden in govt is a problem — this is not about going to church, there is something nefarious about it. read other articles on it — i had one link and tengrain has anohter — it would have been too long. IMHO they are not promoting anything so altruistic

    ten — thanks

    maui — we should all be aware of this

  13. D-cap – I’m so glad to see you posted this stuff to Jonestown where more people are likely to see it than otherwise. I read all the articles last weekend and the fact these guys do ‘wink and nod’ agreements with dictators and fascists of every stripe is a very ugly bit of business. This has nothing to do with the separation of church and state but everything to do with power and control at the secular level.

  14. The Borg Queen has had a terrible week.

    Despite the Clinton machine playing the race card and throwing all sort of feces at Barack Obama, he is now 8 points ahead of her nationally.

    Then you have the endorsement of PA Sen. Bob Casey.

    Then you have senior Democratic US Sen. Patrick Leahy calling on her to drop out.

    Yet this tone deaf woman vows to “keep fighting,” even if it means tearing the Democratic party in pieces. It’s all about Hillary and Billary and their addiction to power and the limelight.

    Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee and the sooner the Borg Queen and her philandering husband accept reality the better it will be for them and for the party.

  15. Jesus Effing Christ! This is weird, interesting, disturbing and enough to make me go hide with the monks in Tibet – at least they know who is messing with them.

    This is hard to believe, and yes, where is the media? Busy writing stories from press releases and gossip I guess.

  16. Great job. I linked to this in my latest post.

  17. susan – thanks…it all has to do with power

    christopher — the more i find out, the more I (well you get the idea)

    gary – yep weird, but pulhleeze, journalists do their job or care?

    kelso– thanks, you are a pal!

  18. Great post, DCap. You’ve done the heavy lifting for us. Our elected officials have become way too cozy with these religious special interest groups. The danger from these groups is that they seek to establish themselves above the rest of us for the purpose of imposing their will and beliefs. And their belief system is about limiting personal freedoms.

  19. Anything involving Inhofe, Domenici, Ensign, & Burns can’t be altruistic in intent.

    Good post.

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