Yes, I know we have a periodic blog post that gets posted, but I wanted to highlight this one, from today’s Washington Post:
The foundation, an Arlington-based religious enterprise associated with a house at 133 C St. SE where several members of the House and Senate have rented rooms, acknowledged Wednesday that it had received two $25,000 checks, in May and June 2004, from the Missouri-based Islamic American Relief Agency.
The charity was included on a Senate Finance Committee list of terrorist financiers in January of that year.
Nothing like a fundie group receiving payments from a known terrorist group while the lunatic fringe on the right claims that the President has ties to terrorism.
Oh, and here’s another nugget about the “Fellowship Foundation”, aka, “The Family”:
Other Members who have accepted trips from the Fellowship Foundation are Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), who also lives at the C Street house, and Republican Reps. Frank Wolf (Va.), Joe Pitts (Pa.) and John Carter (Texas), according to House records. Sens. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) each also accepted one trip from the foundation.
Wait, what? Our congressman, Frank Wolf, accepted trips through a foundation that is funded partly through donations from terrorist organizations?
What pressing legislative work was Mr. Wolf doing on these trips he was taking? How many trips did he take? From Mother Jones:
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.)
for trips to Hawaii, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, and Lebanon, all for “meeting with government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities.”
Ah, “National Prayer Breakfast Activities”. Much more important business than, say, making sure that $900 million in funds for the Dulles Rail project isn’t squandered, in a Subcommittee you chaired. It’s much more important to promote the “National Prayer Breakfast”, sponsored by the Fellowship Foundation, a secretive Christian fundamentalist group that has received funds from known terrorist organizations.
But wait (as they say), there’s more!! From Huffington Post:
The stated destination of Tony Hall’s and Frank Wolf’s February 18-25, 2000 conjugal junkets was Kona, Hawaii, home of the international campus and headquarters of Youth With a Mission. YWAM is a global Christian ministry that owns the C Street House and whose founder Loren Cunningham proposes an ambitious plan for Christian domination in which believers achieve control of key societal sectors including government, business, media, and education: the 7 Mountains Mandate. snip
…The 7-M Mandate has also been promoted at Sarah Palin’s most significant church, the Wasilla Assembly of God.
Longtime Family leader Douglas Coe, who has for decades been able to arrange private meetings with sitting US presidents, has come under scrutiny as footage has surfaced showing Coe expressing admiration for the dedication, and organizational and revolutionary prowess, of Hitler’s Nazis, Chinese Red Guard, and Lenin’s Bolshevik revolutionaries.
A little light reading for a Thursday, folks. Take this into consideration when you decide to cast your vote on November 2nd.
(hey, if the Tea Partiers can do it, so can I)