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  •  I looked online but only found the second, (1+ / 0-)
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    replacement letter in which he carefully said he'd moved out and has never been a member of a religious org called "the Family." (They call it the Fellowship internally i guess.)

    Anyway, as I understand it, the first one tried to fudge the issue by saying somethink like "there are a lot of residences on C St."

    Wish i could find it online!

    Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

    by Catskill Julie on Thu Mar 11, 2010 at 12:10:18 PM PST

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      the second editing the first with the '...lot of residences on C St' quote.

      When asked by Yahoo! News about his ties to the secretive religious group "The Family," Congressman Bart Stupak's office offered this stock letter that it has been sending to constituents who do the same:

      Thank you for your communication on C Street, a house where I previously rented a room in Washington, D.C.

      I no longer reside at the C Street house.  Due to the recent controversy regarding the International Foundation and some former residents of the C Street house, I decided to move. Although the vast majority of the reports regarding the C Street house are baseless and totally inaccurate, the controversy has presented an unnecessary distraction.

      I do not belong to any religious group referred to as "The Family" and I have never been asked to sign a contract or oath of secrecy concerning C Street or its residents. I remain a devout Catholic and practice my faith.

      At no point did renting a room at C Street influence any of my votes or my ability to serve as your congressman.  As your representative in Congress, I have always acted and voted in the best interest of my district. I will continue to base my decisions on what is in the best interest of the people of Northern Michigan.

      If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library? Lily Tomlin

      by msmacgyver on Thu Mar 11, 2010 at 12:23:29 PM PST

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