Cafe Talk | Talking Points Memo | Dobson a member The Family?: "I heard an interview with Jeff Sharlet on the Diane Rehn show yesterday. Sharlet is the author of a new book called The Family: the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power. The Family aka The Fellowship aka many other names is composed of cells of powerful unorthodox Christian fundamentalists.
The organization began in the 1930s or 1940s. It's founder received a revelation from God telling him that the Christians had been preaching the wrong message for 2000 years. God told him that He doesn't actually care about the poor and weak and ill. His concerns are with the powerful. The powerful people are the receivers of of His beneficence and the powers will then award what they want to the poor, the weak and the ill. It's a trickle down effect...sound familiar"