No Comment — July 10, 2009, 9:26 am

The C Street Club (Updated)

What links John Ensign, Mark Sanford, Jim DeMint, Tom Coburn, and a number of other senior Republican leaders on Capitol Hill? It’s a highly secretive religious organization that promotes a radically different view of Christianity, a sort of cult of power. Listen to Harper’s contributing editor Jeff Sharlet discuss The Family–the organization that runs the notorious C Street residence and the subject of his article from 2003 in Harper’s as well as his recent book–last night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show:

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Update:

On Friday evening, Jeff returned to the Rachel Maddow Show to provide more update on the Family and its relationship to the C Street house that provides the backdrop to much of the unfolding Ensign and Sanford scandals:

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