Nowhere has the alignment of American exceptionalism and right-wing Christian theology been more dangerous than in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. Since the free market includes the entire globe, conservatives claim, our biblically inspired, capitalism-driven democratic values must be exported, an idea that threatens our intern ation
It’s this theology that drives
the international exploits of a secretive group of Capitol Hill elites — including Jim DeMint and Mike Pence
— known alternately as the Fellowship or the Family.
The Family made rare headlines last year, when it was revealed the group had supported the Ugandan lawmakers who proposed an anti-LGBT bill that would make certain practices punishable by death.