The PEW survey
recently released; summarised by Andrew Sullivan
reveals that evangelicals are most likely to approve of torture.
This survey coincides with Harpers May edition lead article ( presently behind a subscription firewall
) extracted here
. The article is by Jeff Sharlet - (previously
: How the Christian right is reimagining U.S. history). The two are not unrelated. The division of the world into God's people and Satan's people enabled the Bush Administration
to support the most devilish behavior imaginable, all in the name of righteousness, as shown by General Boykin
then Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.
“For more than 50 years, the National Prayer Breakfast
has been a Washington institution. Every president has attended the breakfast since Eisenhower, elbow-to-elbow with Democrats and Republicans alike.”*
The event is sponsored by a secretive Capitol Hill group known as “The Fellowship,”
(aka The Family
“For 15 years, Hillary Clinton has been part of [this] secretive religious group that seeks to bring Jesus back to Capitol Hill
.” An exposé of the group 'The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
,' by Jeff Sharlet
will be published in May. [NBC video
]. [more inside]
A new Harper's article by Jeff Sharlet
, author of the also-must-read Jesus Plus Nothing
. To win a war, you must have an elaborate strategy...