My news clippings skip forward to the early years of Chris Butler’s political ambition. Bill Penaroza is quoted so I thought it was relevant to the thread. Comments are appreciated as always.IGG party trying to recruit outside Krishna groups, The Honolulu Advertiser, August 10, 1977
The Independents for Godly Government, a po-
litical party formed in Hawaii last year, an-
nounced yesterday that it has begun to reorganize
in an effort to recruit outside the "Krishna Yoga"
This move was being taken because of "a need
to build a broader base and the desire to obtain
input from leaders and members of the more
organized religious groups," said Bill Penaroza,
State Chairman of the Independents.
He said the party had tried to recruit broadly in
its first campaign in 1976 but that, despite this;
more than half of its candidates "were practition-
ers of Krishna Yoga, though not members of any
temple or church."
Penaroza said a Reorganizational Advisory
Council has been formed consisting of "advisors
from all denominations throughout the state ."
A list of religious and community leaders was
attached to a press release issued by the party.
But, according to Penaroza, over 50 per cent of
the "advisors" asked to remain anonymous.
Moreover, he said that they were not officially
members of the party's steering committee.
The Council is also expected to help the party
select candidates, who would get the backing of
"We plan to work across all party lines," said
John Moore, Oahu County chairman.
"Though we will still run candidates as Inde-
pendents for Godly Government, more of our ef-
fort will go into selecting and backing qualified
candidates of other parties than previously."There is a William Penaroza, who is 63 years old and lives in Ewa Beach on Oahu.
I wonder if he is truly “persona non grata” with Chris Butler. If he is, then he should send me a private message about CB's political ambition and agenda plus the cult's involvement in the Gabbard elections. Hall of fame or hall of shame, Bill?