Hillary and The Fellowship

Mother Jones wrote about it last September. I wrote about it in February. And here, The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green reminds us of an important piece he wrote on Clinton, some of which was about it, The Fellowship (a.k.a., The Family), back in November 2006. Green also links to an important Harper’s piece published in March 2003 — written by Jeff Sharlet, who has written a soon-to-be-released book on The Fellowship called The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. The New Republic‘s Noam Scheiber has more here.

The media have been all over Obama and Wright. Just to be fair, they should be all over Clinton and The Fellowship, the right-wing Washington prayer group led by one Douglas Coe.

Would you care to explain yourself, Mrs. Clinton? In a speech, maybe? Say, on the separation of church and state? Or on how this secretive organization is working to christianize the upper echelons of the political and business worlds?

Or perhaps you’d just care to explain yourself?

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Via Chris Orr at The Plank, I see that Hillary’s pastor, Dean Snyder of the United Methodist Foundry Church, thinks Jeremiah Wright is “an outstanding church leader” and “a profound voice for justice and inclusion in our society.”

Chris: “Does this mean Hillary should ‘choose’ to attend a new church? After all, her pastor is aggressively defending what she has described as ‘hate speech.’”

Good question, good point.

Mrs. Clinton?