Posts tagged "the family"

The Kony2012 Family

In a statement on their website and a follow-up video released on April 5th, IC elaborates on the background behind the Kony story and encourages everyone to explore inhumane conditions throughout the world. To this end, they devised a worldwide day of action titled “Cover the Night (Make Kony Famous 2012).

In Lieu of Hobbits

An interview with Jeff Sharlet about his new book of essays, Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithless, and the Country In BetweenSharlet is the bestselling author of  The Family and C Street and a contributing editor to Harper’s and Rolling Stone. Mellon Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College, he taught literary nonfiction through...

Networking What?

A week after David Kato, a rights activist, was killed in Uganda, President Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast.  More on Kato at the New Yorker.

Ugandan Anti-Homosexual Violence

At the last minute Friday night, Brenda Namigadde, an activist from Uganda, was granted a reprieve by the UK from deportation.  She had already boarded a plane bound for Uganda. Targeted by the Ugandan paper Rolling Stone as a lesbian, along with one hundred other gay and lesbian activists -- one of which, David Kato, was...

Preparing to Fight the
Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Truth Wins Out takes the time to note contact information for senators and representatives as well as Ugandan officials affiliated with The Family and the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda.  A vote, according to TWO's Wayne Bresen is slated for some time after January 18th. For more, read Warren Throckmorton here.

Ugandan Genocide, On Schedule

The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, also known as the "kill the gays" bill, never went away.  We were just supposed to think it did.  A debate of the bill is set to begin before Uganda's parliament in the next few months, writes Warren Throckmorton, who last week interviewed the author of the bill, David...

Tea Party Theology

From "Is the Tea Party becoming a religious movement?" by Jeff Sharlet at CNN.
Liberals and centrists wring their hands over Miller and giggle about O'Donnell, hoping that her political hopelessness somehow proves that the movement isn't going. They compile lists of what they take to be her craziest statements, such as her confession that...

Junkets for Jesus

By Jeff Sharlet This article is cross-posted from Mother Jones and is adapted from C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. THE OLDEST AND MOST politically influential Christian conservative organization in Washington is known to the public, if at all, for one thing: adultery. In particular, that of three Republican politicians, Sen. John Ensign...

"Jeff Sharlet has an incredibly rare double talent: the instincts of an investigative reporter coupled with the soul of a historian." --Hanna Rosin

Debating Heaven

Uganda's parliament will soon vote on the so-called "Kill the Gays" bill which originally called for the death penalty for homosexual acts but has been stepped back to require life imprisonment. Michael Wilkerson writes today at Religion Dispatches about The Call's event this weekend in Kampala that was organized to rally support for...

Jerry Moran, Persecuted

The C Street discount dweller Representative Jerry Moran (R-KS) is firing back at those who charge he was illegally receiving discounted and undeclared housing from The Family, the secretive Christian group profiled in Revealer founder Jeff Sharlet’s best seller last year. After adultery scandals came to light regarding three of the legislators living in the house, Ohio pastors have...

27 Pairs of Shoes Drying on the Front Porch

That — and a medicine-cabinet-raiding house breaker — is what it took to tip off the residents of a Washington, D.C. suburb that a group home for “four men” was actually a religous retreat for many more, or so reports Annie Gowen in The Washington Post. Gowen’s account of the neighbors’ angry reaction is the latest in a...