Earlier this week we told you about the connection with Kansas Senator Sam Brownback and Rep. Todd Tiahrt to the conservative cult The Fellowship on C Street. And Colin Curtis at Everyday Citizen has a great piece today about the article in the KC Star where Tiahrt tried to walk back his relationship with them
Well... now McClatchy has another addition to that list. Rep. Jerry Moran from the Kansas First District and candidate for US Senate is now an open resident of C Street.
I once thought of Moran as the lesser of the two evils in the Kansas Senate Race, but to now know that Moran is aligned with this secret society and "church" cult on Washington DC Capitol Hill.
"It is a reminder to all of us that we ought to be a lot less judgmental," said Kansas Republican Rep. Jerry Moran, who lives at the C Street house.
"We ought to avoid, as best we can, being hypocrites. All of us have failings in life, and part of what a Christian believes is the ability to overcome those difficulties and to find forgiveness," Moran added."
Rep. Moran is 100% correct. We should not judge those so eagerly funnel money through a church for politicians. We should never judge those who have extra-marital affairs while advocating for "family values."
So its great to see that Rep. Moran has taken the moral high ground, now that its convenient to him.
The article interestingly cites two local democrats who have attended prayer circles at the C Street house - former Rep. Jim Slattery and current Rep. Emanuel Clever an ordained Methodist minister.
Both say that C street should not be hitting so hard because its a great place for faithful members to go for a moment of prayer in solidarity with other elected officials.
I've no doubt that the downstairs portion of C Street is used as a meeting house for an elected official's church, and I have no doubt many people have come through its doors for a moment of silent conversation to the Lord, and as a faithful person I celebrate those moments particularly for those who celebrate the kind of social justice that Jesus would have advocated.
But behind the closed doors, up the stairs, and between the books, is a questionable conservative cult of right wingers seeking to push legislation contrary to the majority of Americans.
The article alludes to connections to Hillary Clinton through Fellowship leader Douglas Coe. One of the interesting things you see on the extensive article via wikipedia is not merely a denial of connectivity to The Fellowship but also a denial of funding to The Fellowship.
This indicates to me that C Street isn't just about prayer, but is connected to something that both the President and the Secretary of State find questionable.
"It has sex and political hypocrisy, and even claims of political payoff. Ensign's wealthy parents gave nearly $100,000 to the family of the senator's mistress, who'd been one of his top campaign aides. Her husband had been on his Senate staff."
I'm not surprised Fellowship Friendlies are trying to make this argument about prayer, because prayer does actually happen at C Street, and its good! But no matter how much you spray the air freshener the piles of poo don't stop smelling.