The list of Republicans that use the C Street House includes our own Congressman Joe Pitts.
OK, I made up “The Family” members burning a picture of Ronald Reagan in their hand but everything else about “The Family” fits a description of “The Mafia”.
There is a book on what you might call America’s answer to the Sicilian Mafia; “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,” by Jeff Sharlet, contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. “Sharlet’s book describes The Family as a kind of shadow multi-national government, operating in secret through small prayer groups called “cells” and modeled after the organization of mafia and terrorist groups. Doug Coe, the leader of the group, frequently refers to the leadership lessons of Hitler and the example of the mafia as a model for how the group operates.
How far-reaching is The Family’s influence? David Kuo, a high-ranking official in the Bush administration who oversaw the White House’s office of faith-based initiatives, wrote in a recent book: “The Fellowship’s reach into governments around the world is almost impossible to overstate or even grasp.”
Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction (Hardcover)
by David Kuo (Author)
I already know a formidable amount about the Sicilian and Calabrese versions of the Mafia. I need to know more about our own home grown version of the Mafia. I’ll pick up a copy of “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power,” it looks like a primer on the “American Mafia”.
I guess that honest hard working Americans will have to wait for a Republican Party version of Joseph Valachi to rat out the high ranking “Family” members.
Republican sex scandal meets spirituality on C Street