Abram是羅威移民．當時是１９２０ｓ．Abram十分上進，他娶了牧師的女兒．生活窮困．他每早四時半禱告："Do you want me, Lord, to go as Thy Ambassador?" 如是者到１９３５年某日，Abram糾倣收到神的指示；神的手移動祂的子民去一個新的方向。神的啟示很簡單：”To the big man went strength, to the little man went need.”
But who would help the big man? Who would console him when he, as Abram did sometimes, wept in the early mornings? That the big men of society wept Abram never doubted. He thought that powerful people, so clearly blessed by God, must surely possess equally great reserves of compassion and love that they wished to shower down on the weak, if only someone would show them how. ..pp89
The Cold War becomes the Family's cause célèbre, the eradication of communism worldwide in the name of Jesus Christ becomes its driving mission. Sharlet details the Family’s involvement in Indonesia (Suharto’s slaughter of untold millions), Somalia (Siad Barre’s slaughter of untold millions), Haiti, Central America, Uganda- the trail of blood goes on and on. The Family, not unlike many US administrations, nurtures dictators when it suits their political agenda and turns a blind eye to crimes against humanity.
I haven't even touched the gross hypocrisy of the Family's sheltering of and excuse-making for the recently-scandalized slimeballs Gov. Mark Sanford and Sen. John Ensign, among others, while proclaiming cultural war against gays and lesbians (and advocating for the death penalty for homosexuals in Uganda) and family planning that includes birth control.