Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family, and founder of The Revealer, has done new reporting on the connection between American religious conservatives and the proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda. The connection comes through an organization called “The Family.” As Sharlet’s book details, The Family is a secretive fundamentalist organization dating from the 1930s that seeks to cultivate political leaders with a combination of quirky theology and conservative policy. Among other endeavors, they provide housing for senators and congressmen, run Bible studies, and host the annual National Prayer Breakfast. On Fresh Air this week, Sharlet discussed the role of The Family in Uganda. A nice summary of this matter can be found at Episcopal Cafe. Take a look. But be forewarned—it’s scary.