NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 03, 2008
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The political influence of Doug Coe, leader of The Fellowship, examined; scenes shown of former presidents at the National Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by The Fellowship; photos shown of senators who attend Coe’s weekly prayer groups; details given about Senator Hillary Clinton’s relationship to Coe and Coe’s comparison of a commitment to Jesus to a devotion to Hitler; statement from a Clinton spokesperson quoted. [Atlantic.com Joshua GREEN- explains how the prayer groups helped Clinton.] [On video, COE – describes atrocities under China’s Chairman Mao.] [Former Coe follower Jeff SHARLET- says we were taught the leadership lessons of Hitler, Lenin and Mao; says they call themselves the “Christian Mafia.”] [Former White House aide David KUO- says Doug is using Hitler as a metaphor for commitment.]