Feb 2, 2011

THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST? “History has proven time and again that the kind of hatred, bigotry, and prejudice promoted by ‘The Family’ cannot be allowed to go unchallenged...¨

anti-LGBT ¨National Prayer Breakfast¨ founder ¨The Family¨ and ¨The Family¨ Home on ¨C¨
Street, Washington D.C.
...‘The Family’ already has blood on its hands, and must be stopped before it can kill again in even greater numbers. Uganda today serves as a lethal preview of what ‘The Family’ hopes to accomplish worldwide...”

“The Family” has invested much in mentoring current and future world leaders, including David Bahati, a Ugandan Member of Parliament and author of the Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill (a.k.a. the “Kill the Gays” bill). “The Family” has held the National Prayer Breakfast since 1953. In the 1970’s the American President began giving the keynote address to an audience that has grown to nearly 3,500 political leaders from around the globe. According to the official White House Press Guidance, President Obama is planning to attend this year’s event and deliver a short speech.

“The very fact that ‘The Family’ is able to push its harmful anti-LGBT agenda under the guise of morality at events where our national leaders are attending is cause for grave concern. Today, we stand up and speak out for those who suffer under forced silence for fear of their lives. Today, we shine a light on the hateful tactics used by ‘The Family’ to maintain power and inequality all over the world, including the pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda,” said Janelle Mungo, an organizer with GetEQUAL DC...¨ read it all,  HERE

¨stop the genocide in Uganda¨
¨The Family, which hosts the annual National Prayer Breakfast and is led by Doug Coe. This furtive organization is knee-deep in the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Anglican and MP David ¨Kill all the Gays¨ Bahati--Ugandan ¨extended¨
 Family member
Indeed, it was introduced in Uganda’s parliament by a key member of the organization, David Bahati.

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Much of the information below was compiled from Jeff Sharlet’s book, “C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy”. It is not a complete list of the membership, but a snapshot — so people can get a glimpse of the immense power The Family represents and what they stand for.

Basic Background Information

•Abraham (Abram) Vereide founded The Family. He had a vision referred to as “The Idea”, which was the notion that he should minister to the elite. He believed that Jesus favored the wealthy and anointed political leaders. This is the core of The Family’s message.

•The first National Prayer Breakfast took place in 1953.

•The Family’s original name was the International Christian Leadership (ICL)

•The organization focuses on cultivating “key men” in countries throughout the world

•The Family believes in “soul surgery”, cutting into the self and exposing one’s desires in front of a small groups of social equals.

•A Family’s goal is to create,“Two hundred national and international world leaders bound together relationally by a mutual love for God and the family.”

Family Quotes
Douglas ¨Doug¨ Coe,  The Family ¨underground¨
•“The more invisible you can make your organization, the more influence you will have,” (Doug Coe, the leader of The Family)

•“You say, hey, 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. It was for building the new nation. The new kingdom.” (Doug Coe)

•“We elect our leaders, Jesus elects his.” (Doug Coe)

•“[The Family is] A veritable underground of Christ’s men all through government.” (Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship)

•“I’m guilty of two things. I’m a Jesus guy and I have a heart for Africa.” (Sen. James Inhofe, R-OK)

Family Members (Senate)

Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN)
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AK)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Family Members (House)

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Rep. Tom Osborne (R-NE)
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA)
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC)
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)
Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN)
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)

Old Family Members (Senate)

Sen. James B. Allen (D-AL) ** George Wallace Democrat – anti-civil rights
Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo) ** Attorney General under George W. Bush
Sen. Ralph Brewster (R-Maine) ** Klan campaigned for him. Close to Sen. Joseph McCarthy
Sen. Frank Carlson (R-KS)
Sen. Carl Curtis (R-NE)
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-OR)
Sen. Harold Hughes (D-IA)
Sen. Robert Kerr (D-OK)
Sen. Don Nickles (R-OK)
Sen. Dan Quayle (R-IN)
Sen. Absalom Willis Robertson (D-VA) **Rev. Pat Robertson’s father
Sen. Herman Talmadge (D-GA) ** Segregationist
Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) ** Segregationist
Sen. Paul Trible (R-VA)

Old Family Members (House)

Rep. Charles E. Bennett (D-FL)
Rep. Don Bonker (D-WA)
Rep. Tony Hall (D-Ohio)
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Jack Kemp (R-NY)
Rep. Steve Largent (R-OK)
Rep. Chip Pickering (R-MS)
Rep. Mark Siljander (R-MI) ** was convicted of obstruction of justice and acting as an unregistered foreign agent related to his work for an Islamic charity with ties to international terrorism. Siljander pleaded guilty to the charges in Federal court on July 7, 2010.
Rep. Jim Slattery (D-KS)
Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)

Family Members (Gov.)

Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Former Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC)

Family Members (Retired Military)

Richard Carver, former assistant secretary of the Air Force (President of the Fellowship Foundation)
Lt. Gen. Claude “Mick” Kicklighter (Board member of the Fellowship Foundation)
Melvin Laird, former Secretary of Defense (and congressman)
Col. Oliver North
Family’s Anti-Gay Activists
Lou Sheldon, Traditional Values Coalition (Meets with foreign diplomats at C Street house)

Old Family Members (Other)

Hermann Abs, ** German ICL and Hitler’s leading banker
Rev. Richard Halverson (U.S. Senate Chaplain)
Merwin Hart – founder National Economic Council, ** fascist sympathizer, Chairman of the John Birch Society of New York
David Laux, National Security Council (Fellowship Foundation Board member)
Ed Meese, former Attorney General during Reagan Administration (1985-88)

Family Members (Other)

William Aramony, former United Way CEO (Served 6 years in prison for looting the charity)
James Baker (former Secretary of State)
Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship
Warren “Cubby” Culbertson (Gov. Sanford’s spiritual advisor)
John C. Maxwell, management guru on C Street Prayer Breakfast Circuit
William Rehnquist, Supreme Court Justice

Family Properties (US)

•C Street Center Inc. (Washington, DC)
•The Cedars, the Family headquarters (Arlington, VA) — $8 million
•Potomac Point (House across from Cedars) —$1 million
•Ivanwald (Arlington house for young men)
•Cedar Point Farm (Maryland)

Uganda Perpetrators

David Bahati, Secretary of the Family’s Uganda branch-ANGLICAN
Dr. James Nsaba Buturo, Minister of Ethics and Integrity
Michael Kyazze, Omega Healing Center
Pastor Moses Solomon Male
Miria Matembe, One of the original members of Uganda’s (Against death penalty because homosexuality is a curse by God. No longer a Family member. Thinks breakfast was corrupted by Americans)

•“I was the first person to fight homosexuality!” (Matembe)

•“I used to come here and catch them! People used to tell me where they were hiding.” (Matembe)

Anglican Archbishop Henry Orombi,  ¨spiritual counselor¨ to David Bahati and Ugandan ¨extended¨ Family
Archbishop Luke Orombi,  ANGLICAN
George Oundo, Ex-Gay Uganda
Pastor Queen, leader of anti-gay movement
Pastor Martin Ssempa, Primetime abstinence party at Makerere University’s outdoor pool. Formerly tied to
Rick Warren. Ssempa also burns condoms.

Uganda’s American Perpetrators

Rev. Tom Anderson, Oklahoma pastor
Rev. Lou Engle, The Call
Sen. Janes Inhofe (R-OK)
Carl Jenkins, founder and presiding bishop of Christ Central Christian Ministries Worldwide in Albany, Ga.
Tim Kreutter, The Family’s point man in Kampala, Leadership Academy, African Youth Leadership. He had been a mentor to Bahati (164) (188)

Scott Lively, author of ¨The Pink Swastika¨ and ¨Family¨
Rev. Scott Lively, The Pink Swastika
Caleb Lee Brundidge, International Healing Foundation
Bob Hunter, Family Spokesperson, brought Museveni to Jesus
Mark Powers, works with Inhofe, Assemblies of God missionary
Don Schmierer, Exodus International
Rev. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church

Quotes linking Uganda to The Family

“The Uganda Fellowship that launched the bill was. The Family didn’t pull the trigger; they provided the gun.”

David Bahati: “We know Sen. Inhofe. We respect him. We know him.” Bhati knew Doug Coe too.

Bahati speaking of Rev. Rick Warren: “He said that homosexuality is a Sin and that we should fight it. He was making a strong point that we should not accept it.”

Bahati: “I do not know what you mean, ‘connection’. There is no ‘connection.’ They are the same thing. The bill is the Fellowship. It was our idea.”

Jeff Sharlet: In the last ten years, The Family has poured millions into “leadership development” in Uganda, more than it has invested in any other foreign country

Jeff Sharlet: “The kill-the-gays bill wasn’t conceived at C Street or the Cedars. The Uganda Fellowship that launched the bill was. The Family didn’t pull the trigger; they provided the gun.”

James Nsaba Buturo, Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Ugandan extended Family
Buturo: “It [the death penalty in the bill] is in the interest of those who are homosexuals because people will start lynching them. Take the law into their own hands.”

Bahati: “When Bob (Hunter) talked to me he was talking about the pressure the gay community is exerting on the Fellowship. He communicated his fear that this might cause the destruction of The National Prayer Breakfast. He was trying to control the damage. He has never said, ‘David, what you are doing is a problem.’ What he has said is to discuss the pressure of the gays.”

Bahati: “God made it [the issue] bigger. We are going to get the bill through, now or later. And when we do, we will close the door to homosex, and open society to something larger.”

Bahati: “Homosexuals have won the battle in America.”

Bahati: “We have talked to a number of conservatives in America who believe what we are doing is right, and that if we do not close the door to homosexuality at this time, it would be too late for us to breathe. They wish homosexuality was confronted and fought as severely in America.”

Sharlet: “There was still hope for Africa. God would use the weak to teach the strong, a Bahati to send a message to America.”

Bahati: “Leviticus is very clear. If a man sleeps with a man – punishable by death. If a woman sleeps with a woman – punishable.”

Bahati: “The fundamental issue is homosexuality is a sin. And if it is a sin, it must be punished. Now. We live is the world, so we must see how best we can punish these people. Yeah?”

Family Front Groups

The C.S. Lewis Institute (Arlington) – fighting the “infection of secularism”
The International Foundation (also The Fellowship Foundation)
The Wilberforce Foundation (Holds properties for The Fellowship Foundation)
Downing Foundation (Englewood, Colorado) — $6 million estate
Denver Leadership Foundation — Produces the Colorado Prayer Luncheon
Leadership Academy
Youth Corps (Secret group)
Family’s Major Donors
Jerome Lewis (oil) – Gives through Downing Partners Inc.

Dictators and Mass Murderers Supported by The Family

Gen. Sani Abacha (Nigeria)
Mohamed Siad Barre (Somolia)
Omar al-Bashir (Sudan)
General Park Chung-hee (South Korea)
Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier (Haiti)
Generalissimo Francisco Franco (Spain)
Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines)
Daniel arap Moi (Kenya)

The President of Uganda,  Yoweri Museveni,  Anglican and ¨extended¨ Family member
Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), ANGLICAN
Mohammed Suharto (Indonesia)

International Members

Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Likud Minister of Information (Israel)
Zarook Marikkar, founded local prayer breakfast (Sri Lanka)
Linked Organizations

Christian Embassy
Officers Christian Fellowship (OCF)
Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Crusade for Christ’s Military Ministry
Prison Fellowship


· Thanks to Truth Wins Out, sidebar
· Thanks to Wayne Besen
·  Thanks to  ¨Gearing up to stop genocide in Uganda¨
· Thanks to  ¨Spotlighting The Family¨
· Thanks to Jeff Sharlet, ¨The Family¨
·  Thanks to  Michael Dixon, a lead organizer for GetEQUAL DC.
· Thanks to LGBT Asylum News, sidebar
· Thanks to Janelle Mungo, for GetEQUAL DC.



Bonnie said...

Hi Leonardo--Amazing post. Will take me awhile to really read and inwardly digest it all. But I see that Heath Schuler's name is on the list. Ouch for us North Carolinians.

Also Coulson and North from the legacy of Tricky Dicky Nixon and maybe you have to be my age to remember them.

Also reminds me of The John Jay Institute band that Don Armstrong installed at Grace under the leadship of Alan Crippen who is/was an Akinola/Minns groupy/toady(?) only their particular hate speech seemed to be directed at Muslims.

Hope all is well under the foot of the volcano. We are missing the brunt of the snow storm here in WNC but still a tad on the chilly side.

Leonard said...

Good Evening Bonnie (I´ve already been asleep watching the dreaded battle in Cairo)--I have very bad instincts regarding this outcome--far too biased with the soldiers allowing the pro group attack within--seems like what often happens--the oppressors, the majority (not the moral majority they´d like to think themselves to be) taking selective action against the trapped, the innocent--shooting fish in a barrel...makes me sick. That´s what Orombi does--along with his agents dressed as priests and bishops and MP´s--they shoot fish in a barrel--gangs of cowards and thugs who believe themselves to be righteous good citizens--large scale insanity--there will be more martyrs, no doubt, in Cairo and in Kampala--Lord have mercy (off to bed).

Hugs (and shudders), pray for the innocent, the oppressed, the exploited and the abused.


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Dearest Leonardo,
I pinch this important post for Facebook, if I may.

Leonard said...

Dear Göran,

Always, what´s mine is yours!

Un abrazo fuerte,

Göran Koch-Swahne said...


Anonymous said...

The Family also murders American citizens when the citizen has " dirt" on them. Trust me, I've been the brunt of a lot of "Family interventions".
I was stalked out of one home. I've had a series of break in's where nothing is taken. I found " white dust" which was actually drywall dust, from them installing a secret camera in my home.
I am certain the Family wants to murder me.
I live in South Carolina if that explains it.

The Family is in total control of America's finances. There are many many names of members not on your list. Try all of the politicans from South Carolina!

The Family has control of the US Dept. of Justice, all OIG's, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. They use the money as if it were their own.

The Family is truly out to " break" America. Their words not mine.

Leonard said...

Dear Anonymous--Please leave a name of somesort (even if you make it up):

I had no idea the crimes of ¨The Family¨ were soooo far reaching. Would you provide a list of ¨Family¨ names of important folk that we´re missing from our list? I´d also be interesting to know who the ¨murder¨ victims are that you attribute to ¨The Familÿ¨ hits...actually, I realized these men, and they are mostly men, have a very high regard for the Almighty Dollar but Lord knows I have never been enlightened as to violent crimes they actually commit with their own hands--I thought they prefered the likes of Bishop Henry Luke Orombi, David Bahati and President Museveni to do the really messy Ugandan brain washing stuff. Appears I´m dead wrong...so to speak.