Thursday, February 04, 2010
“The Family” Breakfast
Just to keep you updated on the subject, the National Prayer Breakfast has now become controversial because it’s sponsor, “The Family” has become controversial.
National Prayer Breakfast Draws Controversy
”The objections are focused on the sponsor of the breakfast, a secretive evangelical Christian network called The Fellowship, also known as The Family, and accusations that it has ties to legislation in Uganda that calls for the imprisonment and execution of homosexuals. “
I think the U.S. Government should avoid fundamentalist religious groups too.
I think I should also point out that Rachel Maddow has been doing the yeoman’s work on this. There are numerous reasons the U.S. Government should be staying away from The Family but Rachel Maddow found the issue that captured everyone’s attention and kept it in the spotlight. (video)
Background information is here and here. And it all started with Jeff Sharlet’s book, The Family (review here.)
February 4, 2010