Was C Street, the christian house, a brothel?

Another Alleged Affair Tied to Christian House on Capitol Hill

By Jonathan Allen | July 16, 2009 7:29 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

A Capitol Hill townhouse that serves as a dormitory and meeting place for a band of conservative Christian lawmakers has been linked to a third episode of marital infidelity, this time in a Mississippi court filing by a former lawmaker's estranged wife.


In an "alienation of affection" lawsuit, former Rep. Charles W. Pickering Jr.'s estranged wife, Leisha, alleges that he carried on an extramarital affair with a onetime college sweetheart while he lived at a house at 133 C Street in Southeast Washington. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., and Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., both of whom admitted to cheating on their wives in recent weeks, are members of the Christian fellowship of lawmakers known as "C Street" for the address of the house where several of the members live at any given time.

Pickering Complaint

Leisha Pickering alleges that some of the "wrongful conduct" on the part of the woman accused of breaking up the Pickering marriage "occurred and accrued" in Washington, D.C., "at the C Street Complex."

A source familiar with the C Street group said it is difficult to envision a resident carrying on relations with a mistress in the townhouse where he lived with other lawmakers.

The extremely tight-knit and secretive group is described by those with knowledge of its practices as a prayer group in which members seek to discuss personal issues and "hold each other accountable."

Pickering was once seen as the natural successor to Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., who retired in the 110th Congress. But the lawsuit alleges that Pickering turned down an offer by Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., to take Lott's seat and instead retired from the House this year because his mistress gave him an ultimatum: either continue in Congress without her or leave Congress to be with her.
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Categories: Slice of Congressional Life

Tags: Barbour, CStreet, Ensign, Pickering, Sanford


Some people might consider these so-called "conservative Christian lawmakers" to be astounding moral hypocrites in light of all these adultery revelations, but I don't think so.

I think it more likely that they were never sincere Christians (as their behavior has revealed) to begin with - they only pretended to be so, knowing that this pose would help insulate them from criticism and help attract the votes of religious conservatives.

It was a good scam for them while it lasted, but sooner or later true character shows through, as it has here. Fortunately for them, there's always the tactic of blaming the media, which I am sure they'll be doing soon.

Posted by: billp Author Profile Page | July 16, 2009 9:55 PM

Perhaps these rightwing Republican zealots should actually live by the words of the Bible and not just quote them during election time.

Posted by: mag_amberson Author Profile Page | July 16, 2009 11:27 PM

"Onward Christian Soldiers..."
Don't forget to bring your condoms.

Posted by: William Joseph Reynolds Author Profile Page | July 17, 2009 8:50 AM

Perhaps spouses should check the CV of the landlady, Miss Belle Watling, when their better halves sign the rental agreement?

Posted by: jw Author Profile Page | July 17, 2009 9:13 AM
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  • Hooligan 2009/09/15 14:49:22
    Why are you only talking about the Republicans. I count four Republicans and two dems staying at the house.
  • Will 2009/07/22 15:57:39
    The sad part is this house is tax exempt masquerading as a place of worship. I am waiting for them to pay back taxes and go to jail for fraud.
  • EDIE47 2009/07/19 19:10:35
    NO!!! Why am I not surprised! GOP: Horn dogs & closeted gays. surprised gop horn dogs closeted gays
  • Not Einstein 2009/07/19 05:52:39
    Not Einstein
    Surprise, surprise, surprise!

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  • artist1963-Progressive Patr... 2009/07/19 00:19:05
    artist1963-Progressive Patriot for Change
    This is the group known as "The Family" and saw a lot of coverage on this place and it's members. Definitely, a bunch of freaks in THAT circus!!!
  • m 2009/07/18 16:24:48
    Wow, the so called party of the "higher moral ground" once again rears its ugly, pustulent face.
  • KUDABUX m 2009/07/18 17:57:15
    "pustulent" Excellent description!
  • -sasman- 2009/07/18 13:25:36
    These guys better stop trumpeting how "good-god" they are. They are making themselves look like complete jack-asses.
  • BlondieBrownEyes 2009/07/18 01:27:34
  • Twobears Shunke Wakan 2009/07/18 00:56:52
    Twobears Shunke Wakan
    If you ever visit there don't eat or drink from anything, Eeeewwwwwwwwwwww !!! Nasty Bible Thumping Bastards
  • mandinka 2009/07/17 23:57:52
  • Peggy 2009/07/17 23:16:48
    Yes it is. See, if it was legalized they would have to pay taxes on their fun.
  • Chris K - the best is yet t... 2009/07/17 20:35:49
    Chris K - the best is yet to come
    What a sick, twisted mess.
    It reminds me of the Victorian Era where everyone was oh so proper on the outside and oh so sleazy in reality.
  • N.D. Nile 2009/07/17 20:32:49
    N.D. Nile
    I can imagine the TV sitcom now. "C Street", where the Conservative Christian Congressmen meet! Church like you've never seen it before!

    Can you tell me how to get
    How to get to 'C' Street

    Come and play
    Anything goes - A-okay
    Christian neighbors there
    That's where we meet

    Can you tell me how to get
    How to get to 'C' Street

    It's a magic carpet ride
    Every door will open wide
    To horny people like you
    Hypocritical people like you
    What a beautiful

    Slimey hug
    Sweeping things under the rug
    On my way to where the air is sweet

    Can you tell me how to get
    How to get to 'C' Street...

    How to get to 'C' Street

    How to get to...
  • Chris K... N.D. Nile 2009/07/17 20:37:46
    Chris K - the best is yet to come
    OMG! *holding sides* HA! *sliding off office chair* lol! This post is a thing of greatness and must be saved! ha!
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    N.D. Nile
    Well, thank you - me and my chemo brain weren't certain it would fly...
  • Chris K... N.D. Nile 2009/07/17 20:45:31
    Chris K - the best is yet to come
    Do you mind if I copy and save this? lol! How wonderful!
  • N.D. Nile Chris K... 2009/07/17 20:48:56
    N.D. Nile
    Don't mind at all.

    Just started a new round of chemo this week. Only 5 more to go..
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    Chris K - the best is yet to come
    have you ever heard of Reiki?
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    N.D. Nile
    A little. I have a little meditation routine and mantra that I use during treatments and the bad times. I try to get into a stress free zone (that means, sign off of Sodahead more often!)...

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