Ensign's 'C Street House' Owned By Group Touting Plans For Christian World Control
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Most recently covered by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow ( 1, 2), Washington D.C.'s "C Street House" has over the past two weeks become the center of a media firestorm. Along with GOP Senator Tom Coburn, sex-scandal embroiled GOP leaders Senator John Ensign and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford have been tied to the row house, assessed to be worth 1.84 million dollars, which is registered as a church and provides Washington politicians with substantially lower than market rate rent. Coburn and Ensign have lived at the C Street house, while Sanford has participated in its Bible study group.
Editor's Insertion: The following is a partial transcript from Maddow's show on the C Street House:
If you consult this buildingâ€™s financial paper trail, you will find that itâ€™s actually considered to be a church. That designation makes â€œC Streetâ€ a convenient tax-free haven for the secretive organization that runs it, an organization known as â€œThe Family.â€ It also makes for some awkward tax and income questions for the at least five, probably seven, members of Congress who live at the house in exchange for what appears to be substantially low market rent. ...
The "C Street house is a former convent. It's used as a sort of subsidized, really upscale dorm for members of Congress who are associated with this powerful, poorly understood religious group.
The Family and the house at C Street have ended up reluctantly in the headlines now because of the two major politician sex scandals that are embroiling the Republican Party this summer, and that have taken two of their reported 2012 presidential hopefuls out of political contention. Embattled Nevada Senator John Ensign lives at the C Street house.
The husband of Senator Ensignâ€™s mistress says that prominent members of the family, including sons of the groupâ€™s founders ... were both aware of Ensignâ€™s secret affair and were involved in his efforts to pay off the mistress and her family...." [End transcript]
According to the Washington Post the house is owned by Youth With a Mission D.C. Youth With a Mission is one of the most extensive Christian fundamentalist para-church organizations on Earth, and YWAM founder leader Loren Cunningham has publicly outlined a vision for Christian world-control.
In a 2008 promotional video, "Reclaiming 7 Mountains of Culture", Loren Cunningham describes a vision he shared along with the late Campus Crusade For Christ founder Bill Bright and late Christian theologian Francis Schaeffer, in which Christian fundamentalists could achieve world domination by taking over key sectors of society such as business, government, media, and education.