Jan. 11 2011

As TrutJeff Sh Wins Out’s Mike Airhart pointed out, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda is likely to be considered after February 18th. Thus, we begin the arduous process of stopping this homicidal bill and documenting the criminal actions of those behind it — both in Uganda and America. We are doing so to ensure that the perpetrators of this eliminationist campaign are prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

Truth Wins Out will begin our documentation by looking at the secretive fundamentalist group, The Family, which hosts the annual National Prayer Breakfast and is led by Doug Coe. This furtive organization is knee-deep in the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Indeed, it was introduced in Uganda’s parliament by a key member of the organization, David Bahati.

Much of the information below was compiled from Jeff Sharlet’s book, “C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy”. It is not a complete list of the membership, but a snapshot — so people can get a glimpse of the immense power The Family represents and what they stand for.

Basic Background Information

  • Abraham (Abram) Vereide founded The Family. He had a vision referred to as “The Idea”, which was the notion that he should minister to the elite. He believed that Jesus favored the wealthy and anointed political leaders. This is the core of The Family’s message.
  • The first National Prayer Breakfast took place in 1953.
  • The Family’s original name was the International Christian Leadership (ICL)
  • The organization focuses on cultivating “key men” in countries throughout the world
  • The Family believes in “soul surgery”, cutting into the self and exposing one’s desires in front of a small groups of social equals.
  • A Family’s goal is to create,“Two hundred national and international world leaders bound together relationally by a mutual love for God and the family.”

Family Quotes

  • “The more invisible you can make your organization, the more influence you will have,” (Doug Coe, the leader of The Family)
  • “You say, hey, you know Jesus said, ‘You got to put him before mother-father-brother-sister’? Hitler, Lenin, Mao, that’s what they taught the kids. Mao even had the kids killing their own mother and father. But it wasn’t murder. It was for building the new nation. The new kingdom.”  (Doug Coe)
  • “We elect our leaders, Jesus elects his.” (Doug Coe)
  • “[The Family is] A veritable underground of Christ’s men all through government.” (Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship)
  • “I’m guilty of two things. I’m a Jesus guy and I have a heart for Africa.” (Sen. James Inhofe, R-OK)


Family Members (Senate)

Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN)

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)

Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Family Members (House)

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL)

Rep. John Carter (R-TX)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO)

Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)

Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Rep. Tom Osborne (R-NE)

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)

Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA)

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC)

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)

Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN)

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)

Old Family Members (Senate)

Sen. James B. Allen (D-AL) ** George Wallace Democrat – anti-civil rights

Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo) ** Attorney General under George W. Bush

Sen. Ralph Brewster (R-Maine) ** Klan campaigned for him. Close to Sen. Joseph McCarthy

Sen. Frank Carlson (R-KS)

Sen. Carl Curtis (R-NE)

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-OR)

Sen. Harold Hughes (D-IA)

Sen. Robert Kerr (D-OK)

Sen. Don Nickles (R-OK)

Sen. Dan Quayle (R-IN)

Sen. Absalom Willis Robertson (D-VA)   **Rev. Pat Robertson’s father

Sen. Herman Talmadge (D-GA) ** Segregationist

Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) ** Segregationist

Sen. Paul Trible (R-VA)

Old Family Members (House)

Rep. Charles E. Bennett (D-FL)

Rep. Don Bonker (D-WA)

Rep. Tony Hall (D-Ohio)

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)

Rep. Jack Kemp (R-NY)

Rep. Steve Largent (R-OK)

Rep. Chip Pickering (R-MS)

Rep. Mark Siljander (R-MI) ** was convicted of obstruction of justice and acting as an unregistered foreign agent related to his work for an Islamic charity with ties to international terrorism. Siljander pleaded guilty to the charges in Federal court on July 7, 2010.

Rep. Jim Slattery (D-KS)

Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS)

Family Members (Gov.)

Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS)

Former Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC)

Family Members (Retired Military)

Richard Carver, former assistant secretary of the Air Force (President of the Fellowship Foundation)

Lt. Gen. Claude “Mick” Kicklighter (Board member of the Fellowship Foundation)

Melvin Laird, former Secretary of Defense (and congressman)

Col. Oliver North

Family’s Anti-Gay Activists

Lou Sheldon, Traditional Values Coalition (Meets with foreign diplomats at C Street house)

Old Family Members (Other)

Hermann Abs, ** German ICL and Hitler’s leading banker

Rev. Richard Halverson (U.S. Senate Chaplain)

Merwin Hartfounder National Economic Council, ** fascist sympathizer, Chairman of the John Birch Society of New York

David Laux, National Security Council (Fellowship Foundation Board member)

Ed Meese, former Attorney General during Reagan Administration (1985-88)

Family Members (Other)

William Aramony, former United Way CEO (Served 6 years in prison for looting the charity)

James Baker (former Secretary of State)

Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship

Warren “Cubby” Culbertson (Gov. Sanford’s spiritual advisor)

John C. Maxwell, management guru on C Street Prayer Breakfast Circuit

William Rehnquist, Supreme Court Justice

Family Properties (US)

  • C Street Center Inc. (Washington, DC)
  • The Cedars, the Family headquarters (Arlington, VA) — $8 million
  • Potomac Point (House across from Cedars) —$1 million
  • Ivanwald (Arlington house for young men)
  • Cedar Point Farm (Maryland)

Uganda Perpetrators

David Bahati, Secretary of the Family’s Uganda branch

Dr. James Nsaba Buturo, Minister of Ethics and Integrity

Michael Kyazze, Omega Healing Center

Pastor Moses Solomon Male

Miria Matembe, One of the original members of Uganda’s  (Against death penalty because homosexuality is a curse by God. No longer a Family member. Thinks breakfast was corrupted by Americans)

  • “I was the first person to fight homosexuality!” (Matembe)
  • “I used to come here and catch them! People used to tell me where they were hiding.” (Matembe)

Archbishop Luke Orombi, Anglican

George Oundo, Ex-Gay Uganda

Pastor Queen, leader of anti-gay movement

Pastor Martin Ssempa, Primetime abstinence party at Makerere University’s outdoor pool. Formerly tied to Rick Warren. Ssempa also burns condoms.

Uganda’s American Perpetrators

Rev. Tom Anderson, Oklahoma pastor

Rev. Lou Engle, The Call

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

Carl Jenkins, founder and presiding bishop of Christ Central Christian Ministries Worldwide in Albany, Ga.

Tim Kreutter, The Family’s point man in Kampala, Leadership Academy, African Youth Leadership. He had been a mentor to Bahati (164) (188)

Rev. Scott Lively, The Pink Swastika

Caleb Lee Brundidge, International Healing Foundation

Bob Hunter, Family Spokesperson, brought Museveni to Jesus

Mark Powers, works with Inhofe, Assemblies of God missionary

Don Schmierer, Exodus International

Rev. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church

Quotes linking Uganda to The Family

David Bahati: “We know Sen. Inhofe. We respect him. We know him.” Bhati knew Doug Coe too.

Bahati speaking of Rev. Rick Warren: “He said that homosexuality is a Sin and that we should fight it. He was making a strong point that we should not accept it.”

Bahati: “I do not know what you mean, ‘connection’. There is no ‘connection.’ They are the same thing. The bill is the Fellowship. It was our idea.”

Jeff Sharlet: In the last ten years, The Family has poured millions into “leadership development” in Uganda, more than it has invested in any other foreign country

Jeff Sharlet: “The kill-the-gays bill wasn’t conceived at C Street or the Cedars. The Uganda Fellowship that launched the bill was. The Family didn’t pull the trigger; they provided the gun.”

Buturo: “It [the death penalty in the bill] is in the interest of those who are homosexuals because people will start lynching them. Take the law into their own hands.”

Bahati: “When Bob (Hunter) talked to me he was talking about the pressure the gay community is exerting on the Fellowship. He communicated his fear that this might cause the destruction of The National Prayer Breakfast. He was trying to control the damage. He has never said, ‘David, what you are doing is a problem.’ What he has said is to discuss the pressure of the gays.”

Bahati: “God made it [the issue] bigger. We are going to get the bill through, now or later. And when we do, we will close the door to homosex, and open society to something larger.”

Bahati: “Homosexuals have won the battle in America.”

Bahati: “We have talked to a number of conservatives in America who believe what we are doing is right, and that if we do not close the door to homosexuality at this time, it would be too late for us to breathe. They wish homosexuality was confronted and fought as severely in America.”

Sharlet: “There was still hope for Africa. God would use the weak to teach the strong, a Bahati to send a message to America.”

Bahati: “Leviticus is very clear. If a man sleeps with a man – punishable by death. If a woman sleeps with a woman – punishable.”

Bahati: “The fundamental issue is homosexuality is a sin. And if it is a sin, it must be punished. Now. We live is the world, so we must see how best we can punish these people. Yeah?”

Family Front Groups

The C.S. Lewis Institute (Arlington) – fighting the “infection of secularism”

The International Foundation (also The Fellowship Foundation)

The Wilberforce Foundation (Holds properties for The Fellowship Foundation)

Downing Foundation (Englewood, Colorado) — $6 million estate

Denver Leadership Foundation — Produces the Colorado Prayer Luncheon

Leadership Academy

Youth Corps (Secret group)

Family’s Major Donors

Jerome Lewis (oil) – Gives through Downing Partners Inc.

Dictators and Mass Murderers Supported by The Family

Gen. Sani Abacha (Nigeria)

Mohamed Siad Barre (Somolia)

Omar al-Bashir (Sudan)

General Park Chung-hee (South Korea)

Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier (Haiti)

Generalissimo Francisco Franco (Spain)

Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines)

Daniel arap Moi (Kenya)

Yoweri Museveni (Uganda)

Mohammed Suharto (Indonesia)

International Members

Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Likud Minister of Information (Israel)

Zarook Marikkar, founded local prayer breakfast (Sri Lanka)

Linked Organizations

Christian Embassy

Officers Christian Fellowship (OCF)

Campus Crusade for Christ

Campus Crusade for Christ’s Military Ministry

Prison Fellowship