Monday, July 20, 2009

"The Family" Plus Christian Embassy & US Empire Spreading the Gospel

Jesus Camp
Battle Cry Ministries
Patrick Henry University
US Military Chaplaincy approx. 80% Evangelical Fundamentalists
Christian Embassy

If we add to our list of Christian Evangelicals the bizarre "Family" one is left with an impression that these extremists have more power in Washington over the executive and the Congress and Senate and over the Pentagon.

Meanwhile President Obama has not dared to investigate whether they do have undue influence over Washington Domestic and foreign policies. At the very least as Jeff Sharlet points out they are infringing on the rights of soldiers in the US forces who are not Evangelical Fundamentalist.
Does Obama think that proselytizing in the military or the US military proselytizing to the people of other nations and especially in a war zone as in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is ok with him. Does he really not see this as a problem. Or since he likes people such as Rick Warren is Obama somewhat predisposed himself to see nothing wrong with such vigorous proselytizing.

The Family set up originally to attack FDRs New Deal & Unions
Christian Mafia -Biblical Capitalism
Dictators - Fetishizing strength - Explicitly anti-Democratic
God is the invisible hand which directs the Free market Place
Regulation of the market is a sin as is socialism

Zach Wamp tells Knoxville New Sentinel " C street members sworn to secrecy" well Wamp claims he never said that. But if its an oath for secrecy so taking the oath itself is a matter of secrecy so of course Wamp backtracks and says he never said what he actually said.So how could he talk about the oath without breaking the rules concerning secrecy. Rule#1 Do not talk about Fight Club. Torturered Logic at its best.

"Zach Wamp Whines and Bitches About 'C Street' Coverage to Rachel Maddow Show"
July 14, 2009

(By Heather, ) Rep. Zach Wamp's office contacted The Rachel Maddow Show to complain about the C-Street coverage on her program last Friday.

The Family set up originally to attack FDRs New Deal & Unions
Christian Mafia -Biblical Capitalism
Dictators - Fetishizing strength - Explicitly anti-Democratic
God is the invisible hand which directs the Free market Place
Regulation of the market is a sin as is socialism

"Creepy GOP Christian Cult (Part 3 of 3)"

also see at YouTube: Tom Hartmann on his radio show interviewing Jeff Sharlet July 10, 2009 Jeff Sharlet - Is there a secret society of Christian crazies and is Mark Sanford a member?

and: "The Family" - Fundamentalism, Friends In High Places interview of Jeff Sharlet (Fresh Air - NPR) 1/3 at YouTube
Recorded from NPR's Fresh Air from WHYY, July 1, 2009 · In the book "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power", author Jeff Sharlet examines the power wielded by a secretive Christian group known as the Family, or the Fellowship.

Obama has taken a hands off approach to the proselytizing by Evangelical Fundamentalists in and by the US Military.
The Kids from Jesus Camp style Evangelicalism are helping to formulate US miliary policies and tactics.

The peoples of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan see the invasion of their countries by the American & NATO forces as just another Christian Crusade. This should be a cause of concern for leaders in the US, Canada, & Britain and other NATO members but it is either tolerated or promulgated by Western Leaders and their citizens as the right thing to do. As Ann Coulter famously said in regard to Muslims that America should " invade their countries kill them or convert them". If the peoples of these predominantly Islamic countries hear this sort of extremist comment or sees soldiers actively proselytizing in the name of Christianity what are they supposed to conclude that the West means them no harm.

It appears the West has decided to carry out this program which was started by Bush and Tony Blair who wanted to punish all Muslims for the 9/11 attacks and other terrorist actions and to make them more compliant to the wishes of the Western Nations by killing as many as they can or converting them to what many Western leaders it seems believe to be" the One True Religion"

"Are US Forces Trying to Convert Afghans to Christianity? Democracy Now 5/6/09 2 of 2

"The Crusade for a Christian Military": Are US Forces Trying to Convert Afghans to Christianity?

The military is denying it allows its soldiers to proselytize to Afghans, following the release of footage showing US soldiers in Afghanistan discussing how to distribute Bibles translated into Pashto and Dari. We speak to Air Force veteran and former Reagan administration counsel Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and journalist Jeff Sharlet, author of a Harpers Magazine article on The Crusade for a Christian Military."

also see Jeff Sharlet's article at Harper's Magazine Jesus killed Mohammed:The crusade for a Christian military, May 2009 in which he reveals to what extent Christian Evangelical Fundamentalist have infiltrated the US military and have influenced the policies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

...They had commissioned the Special Forces interpreter, an Iraqi from Texas, to paint a legend across their Bradley’s armor, in giant red Arabic script.

“What’s it mean?” asked Humphrey.

“Jesus killed Mohammed,” one of the men told him. The soldiers guffawed. JESUS KILLED MOHAMMED was about to cruise into the Iraqi night.

The Bradley, a tracked “tank killer” armed with a cannon and missiles—to most eyes, indistinguishable from a tank itself—rolled out. The Iraqi interpreter took to the roof, bullhorn in hand. The sun was setting. Humphrey heard the keen of the call to prayer, then the crackle of the bullhorn with the interpreter answering—in Arabic, then in English for the troops, insulting the prophet. Humphrey’s men loved it. “They were young guys, you know?” says Humphrey. “They were scared.” A Special Forces officer stood next to the interpreter—“a big, tall, blond, grinning type,” says Humphrey.

“Jesus kill Mohammed!” chanted the interpreter. “Jesus kill Mohammed!”

A head emerged from a window to answer, somebody fired on the roof, and the Special Forces man directed a response from an MK-19 grenade launcher. “Boom,” remembers Humphrey. The head and the window and the wall around it disappeared.

“Jesus kill Mohammed!” Another head, another shot. Boom. “Jesus kill Mohammed!” Boom. In the distance, Humphrey heard the static of AK fire and the thud of RPGs.

and so it goes,

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