Monday, February 07, 2005

Madsen Update: EXPOSÉ: THE “CHRISTIAN” MAFIA

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EXPOSÉ: THE “CHRISTIAN” MAFIA
Where Those Who Now Run the U.S. Government Came From and Where They Are Taking Us

By Wayne Madsen


Part I
After several months of in-depth research and, at first, seemingly unrelated conversations with former high-level intelligence officials, lawyers, politicians, religious figures, other investigative journalists, and researchers, I can now report on a criminal conspiracy so vast and monstrous it defies imagination. Using “Christian” groups as tax-exempt and cleverly camouflaged covers, wealthy right-wing businessmen and “clergy” have now assumed firm control over the biggest prize of all – the government of the United States of America. First, some housekeeping is in order. My use of the term “Christian” is merely to clearly identify the criminal conspirators who have chosen to misuse their self-avowed devotion to Jesus Christ to advance a very un-Christian agenda. The term “Christian Mafia” is what several Washington politicians have termed the major conspirators and it is not intended to debase Christians or infer that they are criminals . I will also use the term Nazi – not for shock value – but to properly tag the political affiliations of the early founders of the so-called “Christian” power cult called the Fellowship. The most important element of this story is that a destructive religious movement has now achieved almost total control over the machinery of government of the United States – its executive, its legislature, several state governments, and soon, the federal judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

The United States has experienced religious and cult hucksters throughout its history, from Cotton Mather and his Salem witch burners to Billy Sunday, Father Charles Coughlin, Charles Manson, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Marshall Applewhite, and others. But none have ever achieved the kind of power now possessed by a powerful and secretive group of conservative politicians and wealthy businessmen in the United States and abroad who are known among their adherents and friends as The Fellowship or The Family. The Fellowship and its predecessor organizations have used Jesus in the same way that McDonald’s uses golden arches and Coca Cola uses its stylized script lettering. Jesus is a logo and a slogan for the Fellowship. Jesus is used to justify the Fellowship’s access to the highest levels of government and business in the same way Santa Claus entices children into department stores and malls during the Christmas shopping season.

When the Founders of our nation constitutionally separated Church and State, the idea of the Fellowship taking over the government would have been their worst nightmare. The Fellowship has been around under various names since 1935. Its stealth existence has been perpetuated by its organization into small cells, a pyramid organization of “correspondents,” “associates,” “friends,” “members,” and “core members,” tax-exempt status for its foundations, and its protection by the highest echelons of the our own government and those abroad.

The Roots of the Fellowship

The roots of the Fellowship go back to the 1930s and a Norwegian immigrant and Methodist minister named Abraham Vereide. According to Fellowship archives maintained at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College in Illinois, Vereide, who immigrated from Norway in 1905, began an outreach ministry in Seattle in April 1935. But his religious outreach involved nothing more than pushing for an anti-Communist, anti-union, anti-Socialist, and pro-Nazi German political agenda. A loose organization and secrecy were paramount for Vereide. Fellowship archives state that Vereide wanted his movement to “carry out its objective through personal, trusting, informal, unpublicized contact between people.” Vereide’s establishment of his Prayer Breakfast Movement for anti-Socialist and anti-International Workers of the World (IWW or “Wobblies”) Seattle businessmen in 1935 coincided with the establishment of another pro-Nazi German organization in the United States, the German-American Bund. Vereide saw his prayer movement replacing labor unions.

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3 Comments:

Blogger JamBoi Anonymous said...

Of course Madsen and everyone should be aware that I strongly object to these people being referred to "Christian" in any way shape or form. They are anti-Christ, anti-Jesus and they refer to themselves as Dominionists"Let's call a spade a spade.

JamBoi

2/08/2005 8:49 AM  
Blogger JamBoi Anonymous said...

We have always had the equivalent of Dominionists around. People who deem power and "order" as being more important than sincere faith but who use faith as a cover for their nefarious purposes. It boils down to an attitude of "The end justifies the means" and part of the means will be psuedo-religion. In three phrases we're simply talking "lust for power", "hypocrisy" and "pride" (the evil kind of pride that is). These are the marks of a Dominionist.

It was Dominionist-types that lead the crusades that Christians get blamed for. The leaders of these things were no Christians and had nothing to do with the love of Jesus. They were mostly dispossessed gentry looking to grab land and power with the church's blessing (ie. Dominionists). They were "spreading liberty" throughout the world. Not real liberty, only liberty in their Orwellian mold. Liberty for the inhabitants to be "freed" from their native cultural elites to be slaves to the Dominionists own swords. Nothing Christian about it.

Look for yourself at history if you don't believe me.
Nothing has changed about these guys. They are still using the name of God to foist their evil upon the world. These truly are evil-doers.
Religion is not to be used to cover up one's faults or to kill and destroy other life. That's not what Jesus was about!

What is the true place that religion should hold for us? We don't need to guess. James, the brother of Jesus spoke plainly:
James 1:27 (Contemporary English Version)James1:27 "Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world."

Another translation is
James 1:27 (Contemporary English Version)27Religion that pleases God the Father must be pure and spotless. You must help needy orphans and widows and not let this world make you evil.

JamBoi

2/09/2005 2:39 PM  
Blogger Bruce Wilson Anonymous said...

Heads up :

DailyKos : Pictorial Account of Military Recruitment at Kentucky ChurchAlso, COR ( Coalition on Revival ) featured the use of cells and also a blood oath : close parallels w/"The Fellowship"

2/10/2005 11:38 AM  

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