Thomas Ramey Watson

Fusing American Superiority with Blatant Revisionist American History

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

al standing.

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.


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