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A Dangerous Wingnut Cult

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Greco, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Greco

    Greco Well-Known Member

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    Over the past few months more of the secretive details about the C-Street group, aka “The Family” has been brought out into the light of day. It’s both disturbing and disgusting. Personally, I have a very negative opinion of individuals that invoke the name of God as they go about creating harm to others.

    There are numerous examples of that. Tony Alamo, cult leader and preacher in Texarkana, Arkansas recently was sentenced to prison for having sex with children of his cult following, David Koresh was responsible of the deaths of 54 adults and 21 children of his cult, Jim Jones and his infamous Kool-Aid suicide pact with his followers, the Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas that torments attendees at funerals of American servicemen to showcase their hatred and intolerance of gays, these and many others come to mind. All of the above have attempted to justify their actions under the umbrella of “God’s will or purpose”. All are sick and demented.

    It’s been widely reported that “The Family” teaches its cult followers that they are chosen individuals, specifically selected by God to be a leader and have certain exemptions available to them for conduct totally outside of the mainstream of public acceptance for non-cult members. In his best selling book, “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power”, author Jeff Sharlet cites a conversation he had with cult leader, David Coe. Coe is attempting to explain the cult’s belief and rules about its members being above societal rules and mores. Coe relates a conversation he had with a new recruit.

    “Let's say I hear you raped three little girls. What would I think of you?" The man guessed that Coe would probably think that he was a monster. "No," answered Coe, "I wouldn't." Why? Because, as a member of The Family, you’re among what Family leaders refer to as the ‘new chosen.’ If you're chosen, the normal rules don't apply.”

    Clearly that philosophy is un-American, and goes against the concept of “all men are created equal” authored by Thomas Jefferson in The Declaration of Independence.

    One of the events that seemed to propel “The Family” into the public’s awareness was the significant level of sexual promiscuity among its cult members. Media accounts of cult member Senator John Ensign’s sordid affair also implicated Senator Tom Coburn, who is Ensign’s roommate at the cult’s dormitory. As was reported, Coburn performed an intermediary role in attempting to negotiate the cash payoff to the husband of Ensign’s married mistress. If that’s accurate, that’s the role of a pimp, to negotiate the price of sex. That’s what pimps do, even if it’s after the fact. Governor Mark Sanford’s affair, another member of “The Family”, remains in the news. These acts, and probably others that haven’t gained the same level of national notoriety, illustrate that traditional family values aren’t a very important component to this cult.

    Now the news of the proposed law in Uganda which potentially would create a death sentence for the “crime” of being gay, and that government’s close ties to “The Family” serve up another example of the harm to others that keeps resurfacing in association to this cult. Senator Jim Inhofe, another cult member, has made frequent trips to Uganda at tax payer expense to promote the cult’s ideology to government leaders.

    To date, there are no balancing events for “The Family” in which they’ve made life better for others, or served humanity in a positive role. What has been revealed is a group of individuals that feel they have special privileges, special status, and invoke God’s name to justify actions unseemly, even abhorrent to most Americans, and willingly harm others in a delusional belief that they’re “chosen”.

    I don’t share that view, and believe the more Americans learn about the secret activities of “The Family”, and behind the scenes actions of its cult members, the more repulsive its conduct and philosophies will appear. These individuals, members of this secret cult, are not people to hold in high esteem, unless we chose to accept their belief that they’re really “chosen” people, superior to all the rest of us. If we don’t subscribe to that twisted belief then they should be rejected as our representatives.

    “All men are created equal.” We believe that. Cult members of “The Family” don’t.

    (More information about Senator Coburn and Senator Inhofe's secret cult can be read in this informative article. http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/07/21/c_street/print.html )
     
  2. ASPCA4EVER

    ASPCA4EVER Well-Known Member

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    Interesting reading with this only correction that I can validate: That 'nut-job Reverend Phelps' is from Topeka, Kansas not Wichita!
    Sorry to tell you that but your posts are so 99% accurate I couldn't allow you to be wrong on that minute matter...he lives on the same street as a cousin of mine!

    The interesting issue with the ideology of 'THE FAMILY' and the ILK that perpetrates these things; while making my skin crawl part of my conscience shouts out at me that "this isn't the first, nor the last time" that we'll have subversive groups that handle their private and elected office in the same mannerism that these lessor thinking humans have!
     
  3. Greco

    Greco Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I've made the correction.
     
  4. Stalin

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    ..oh .. I thought this thread would be about the Palin faction of the Republican Party.

    Comrade Stalin of Gori
     
  5. Sihouette

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    Good point Stalin. Self-righteous lunacy seems to be the only cohesive glue that binds the splintering factions of the GOP these days. You can rape little girls, shoot wolves from a helicopter or pray for the end times every day if you are one of the "chosen"..
    :cool:

    What a coincidence. You and God have the same hangups [refer to the Ten Commandments]
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Y'all sure are worried about the governor. Are pretty women that scary ?
     
  7. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    ....Are they all-of-a-sudden qualified for public-office????

    :rolleyes:

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    You "conservative"-males have gotta get-beyond that fantasy of yours'....gettin'-into Sister Sarah's pants.....by helping getting her elected to public-office.

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    You may not have noticed but she has actually already held public offices.
    She's demonstrated executive experience.
    AND
    Been good at it.

    Neither Obama, McCain or Biden could make that claim.

    And as if that were not enough, she's cute as can be !
     
  9. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah....and, almost made it, all-the-way thru her term.

    yipeee.....

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm reminded of the old Marine ad campaign how they got more done before 8am than most people do all day.
     
  11. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Uhhhhhh.....that was The Army, Skippy.

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    long time ago, still applies.

    the governor achieved more of significance in her tenure that Obama or Biden did combined.
     
  13. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah....she can't wait to tell EVERYONE about her "accomplishments".

    :rolleyes:
     
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