Up until 2009, the only thing Washington D.C.’s secretive The Family organization would acknowledge it did was host the National Prayer Breakfast under its official Fellowship Foundation name, something that fell out of favor when Obama took office. Since then, we’ve learned The Family, which harbors (counsels?) anti-gay politicians who cheat on their wives, and that there are sketchy ties between members of the group and Uganda’s lawmakers who are backing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Among them is David Bahati, the bill’s creator, who was reportedly flying to the U.S. next month to speak at the Feb. 4 Breakfast. Except now he’s been dis-invited. So don’t expect him there.
The Fellowship’s mouthpiece Richard Swett, the former ambassador to Denmark and New Hampshire lawmaker, insists the invite was issued before Bahati introduced the bill last year, according to Dr. Warren Throckmorton (who is quite the interesting fellow). And any request that Bahati attend has been heretofore rescinded.
Which is a shame, because Breakfast organizers had already updated the menus to include chilled Haterade.