Secretive religious group = Cult

Rachel Maddow has focused on the C Street bunch for two straight days now. The C Street religious group is known as The Family. Everyone is sworn to secrecy..hence I think of it as a friggin cult.

Part one of the interview is with a gent, Jeff Sharlet, that lived at the C Street church/dorm for a year and then wrote a book about it and it’s founder, Doug Coe. From an MSNBC article on Coe and The Family:

In his preaching, Coe repeatedly urges a personal commitment to Jesus Christ. It’s a commitment Coe compares to the blind devotion that Adolph Hitler demanded from his followers — a rhetorical technique that now is drawing sharp criticism.

“Hitler, Goebbels and Himmler were three men. Think of the immense power these three men had, these nobodies from nowhere,” Coe said.

Later in the sermon, Coe said: “Jesus said, ‘You have to put me before other people. And you have to put me before yourself.’ Hitler, that was the demand to be in the Nazi party. You have to put the Nazi party and its objectives ahead of your own life and ahead of other people.”

Coe also quoted Jesus and said: “One of the things [Jesus] said is ‘If any man comes to me and does not hate his father, mother, brother, sister, his own life, he can’t be a disciple.’ So I don’t care what other qualifications you have, if you don’t do that you can’t be a disciple of Christ.”

The sermons are little surprise to writer Jeff Sharlet. He lived among Coe’s followers six years ago, and came out troubled by their secrecy and rhetoric.

“We were being taught the leadership lessons of Hitler, Lenin and Mao. And I would say, ‘Isn’t there a problem with that?’ And they seemed perplexed by the question. Hitler’s genocide wasn’t really an issue for them. It was the strength that he emulated,” said Sharlet, who is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone and is an Associate Research Scholar at the NYU Center for Religion and Media in New York.

Ensign and Sanford were both residents of this C Street church/dorm. hmmm…Watch the videos here on my video page..it will make your skin crawl when you listen to Coe preach about hating your mother, father, sister and brother..

This church/dorm/cult only houses elected officials. They are all about POWER.

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Posted on July 10, 2009, in C Street, Doug Coe, The Family. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. ok- i don't care for this comment thingie at all- i lost my comment so i will suffice to say:

    interesting- couple that with the birchers in justice….

  2. KarenZipdrive

    This C Street thing is just the tip of the iceberg.
    The Republicans are showing themselves as a roach nest of perverts, liars, crooks, Narcissists, phonies, fanatics, cultish, secretive, deceptive cowards and traitors.
    With the CIA scandal starting to form into a giant zit, watch, the Obama administration will be afraid to connect the dots until they lead to the inevitable puppetmasters, Cheney and Bush.
    Nothing will change until some very huge GOP fish are caught, fried and eaten.
    Obama came in as a liberal but he's quickly turning into a mealy mouth moderate.
    Without a strong leader to prosecute these conniving GOP bastards, nothing will change.

  3. KZ, sadly I think you are right about this shit.

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  4. Randal Graves

    I, for one, am glad lunatics like this exist because I realize I'm not as psychopathic as I previously thought. Plus, I wouldn't worry about the nefarious plans of all these cults since everything is going to end in 2012 when Cthulhu comes back to fuck our shit up.

  5. isn't it fun when something sleazy the rethugs has done uncovers something even more sleazy lurking beneath?  rethug scandals are like big, rotting onions.   so many layers, and each one smellier than the last. 

  6. mommapolitico

    Wow. The party of family values…So much for that plank in the platform…
    I agree, Karen, it's tip of the iceberg time. They've been handling this shit in-house for a lot longer than anyone wants to admit, and this is just one little piece of the puzzle.

  7. mommapolitico

    By the way, great blog. Just discovered you, but will be back! 😀

  8. Well, at least people like that make me seem perfectly sane and reasonable by comparison.

    So therefore I think that the occasional cult should just be left alone. I wish they would be more public and vocal in their beliefs.

    It only makes me look saner.

  9. LOL! Great point, Lazy Iguana! I'll have to remember those words of wisdom!

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