I have been hard at work tracking down some lost and hidden material regarding Chris Butler and his puppets, The Gabbards. Here is just one lead I am tracing:
“In the '80s and '90s, Butler appeared in a series of locally filmed shows, titled Jagad Guru Speaks, in which he sermonized on spirituality. In one episode, titled "Is God Really Loveable?" Butler mocks the Bible and the Christian interpretation of God, calling them nonsensical. "These Christians don't know God," Butler says. His comments summon laughs and nods of agreement from the room full of listeners. Mike and Carol Gabbard are shown sitting just a few feet away from the charismatic guru, laughing along with the audience.
A copy of that video or even still shots would be very embarrassing to Mike Gabbard and Carol Gabbard who continue to disavow any ties to Butler. Their daughter, Tulsi Gabbard, pretends to be Hindu American. I’d be happy to have real Hindu Americans learn the truth about the Gabbards and Tulsi’s true heritage. Chris Butler and Mike Gabbard threatened law suits and the video was taken down. Once I locate it, I can find a safe server where it cannot be so easily censored, perhaps located in Russia. Anyone with knowledge of a copy, or anecdotes about the filming, is encouraged to message me or post here. The name Cara James is familiar, so please comment if you know of her and her history with Rick Ross Forum abd threats made to her person.
Why do I care? Harlan Hughes said it best here:
“When someone runs for public office they should be open and honest about who they are, what they believe, who they support, and who supports them. Hidden alliances and misrepresenting oneself are, in my opinion, are the same as lying.
Mike Gabbard represents himself to be a “practicing Roman Catholic”, but for many years has been a member of a radical Hara Krishna splinter-group, who’s leader, Chris Butler, a.k.a. “Jagad Guru”, claims to be “Teacher of the Absolute Truth, above all religions and above all governments, and refers to the Christian God as a “Sadist”. Gabbard has also been honored by the leader of the “Moonie” cult who claims to be the “Messiah” and preaches couples that don’t want children are less than human.
When someone running for public office is involved with groups considered to be “Cults”, and espouses their dogma, it’s good to look deeper into the Cult and the candidate’s involvement before deciding to support them. I do not denigrate Hinduism. I do believe however, that Chris Butler is a narcissist, seething with disdain for “non-believers”, a false Prophet, and Mike Gabbard’ role model…”
The news about Bhakti Gabbard’s total melt-down down is very sad and likely due to his cult upbringing. So, I was surprised to read of Mike Gabbard’s work experience related to drug treatment, psychiatric wards, and counseling. It seems Mike will need to work on some excuses of why he did not get help for Bhakti back in 2000 when he first was arrested related to drugs. Or, Mike can simply rewrite his Bio for the hundredth time:
- Counselor at drug rehab program through Sonoma State (9/70 to 12/70)
- Intern at emergency psychiatric ward, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (1970)
More clips from the deep web:
“Chris Butler Threatens To Sue This Website mikegabbard.info
Written by Cara James
Monday, 26 May 2008
Chris Butler Threatens To Sue This Website
Over Video Produced By Carol Gabbard…”
Gabbard's Religion: In His Own Words
Written by Cara James Saturday, 31 May 2008
“In 2004, due to pressure from congressional opponent Ed Case to reveal information about his connection to the Science of Identity Foundation (SoI) and his guru Chris Butler, Mike Gabbard published a religious biography on his site mikegabbard.com. In less than 2 months it had disappeared and a more subtle and edited version reappeared on the site mikegabbardreligion.com which also disappeared after 2 months….”
earlier pages from mikegabbard.info
“…Mike Gabbard claimed to "embrace Christianity" at a meeting of the Open Table last year. He told the interfaith group that his "only happiness is working for God, our supreme lord Jesus Christ." But Gabbard's words of praise for Christian belief ring hollow. For many years, the Gabbards have been devoted supporters and adherents of a splintered-off Krishna cult and members of the Science of Identity Foundation, a local Hindu cult founded by Chris Butler (aka Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa)…”
University of Hawaii web site. “Until recently, Carol Gabbard served on the Science of
Identity Foundation's Board of Directors. In a video series titled "Jagad Guru Speaks,"
Mike and Carol Gabbard appear with Butler as he bashes Christianity
and attacks Mormons. Butler refers to God as a "sadist" and calls Christians "fanatics."
In this video, the Gabbards laugh and nod in agreement with their guru.”
“Mike, Carol and three of their children outside their restaurant in 1988, four years before
Homosexual extremists forced them out of business.”
“August 2, 2004
A Honolulu Attorney representing Chris Butler’s Science of Identity Foundation is threatening to sue the mikegabbard.info web site, claiming copyright infringement, and attempts to negate the connection between Gabbard and the Science of Identity Foundation stating [the] “website appears to be an in artful attempt to maliciously link Mr. Gabbard with the Science of Identity Foundation.” This appears to be a similar ploy used in Nov. of 2000 by Mike Gabbard, which was unsuccessful, to stop criticism of him and his jihad. See below.....
Gabbard Threatens to Sue!
The Gabbard Homophobia Machine is so paranoid that it is threatening to sue
LaGondino for speaking out!
November 2, 2000
In a futile attempt to discredit, intimidate, and cease the truth dispersing activities of…”
Open letter to Mike Gabbard from his congressional opponent, Ed Case:
22. You've stated that you were affiliated with the " Ponomauloa School" in Wahiawa; what type of school was that, what years was it in existence, and what were your responsibilities and in what years?
23. You've stated that you "know the challenges of running your own business"; exactly what businesses have you owned or operated, where were they located, and what was your specific role with each and in what years?
26. You have implied that you are or have been a Catholic; are or were you, when, and what church if any do you currently attend?
27. Are you or have you been a follower of the religion sometimes called Vaisnava or Vaishava, and have you worshiped or do you worship Lord Brahma or Lord Vishnu?
28. Do you follow or have you followed the teachings of the Vedas?
29. Are you or have you been a follower of Chris Butler, also referred to as Jagad Guru, Siddha Swarupa Ananda, or Siddhaswarupananda Paramahansa?
30. What is or has been your relationship with any of the Science of Identity Foundation, Identity Institute International, the International Society for Khrishna Consciousness, or Down to Earth Inc.?
32. Did you work for former State Senator Rick Reed?
At the meeting, I called attention to Gabbard’s claim of being both a “practicing Catholic” and a practitioner of “bhakti yoga.” Gabbard bristled. “Are you saying that I am NOT?,” he bellowed.
I said that I did not feel comfortable playing the role of “Defender of the Faith” for the Catholic Church, but that the plain truth is that he is a disciple of Chris Butler. Gabbard demanded to know how his relationship with Chris Butler had any relevance to his wanting to join the Democratic Party…. What Gabbard is saying, when he says “I am a Catholic and I do bhakti yoga” is that he is a Catholic AND a devotee of Krishna. And that he is a disciple of a spiritual master. In this case, that is Chris Butler, Jagad Guru, spritual master of the entire manifest universe.”
Therefore, I would believe that by Gabbard's appearance on Butler's television show, he is a full-fledged initiated disciple of Chris Butler. In the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, your guru comes first, family 2nd, friends 3rd, and constituents last. On mikegabbardreligion.com, all he did was deny affiliation to SIF, which, as stated at the beginning of this essay, is something very easy to do. Case's questions, as insightful as they were, unwittingly gave Gabbard a considerable amount of "wiggle room" in vaguely answering legitimate questions.
“…Elected officials are required to disclose positions held by themselves or their spouse including officerships, directorships and trusteeships.
(Carol) Gabbard’s filing does not include her former position as secretary of the Science of Identity Foundation or her husband’s position as president of the Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values, which helped lead the campaign against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 1998.
Gabbard said she resigned last year from the Science of Identity Foundation, which she described as a "nonprofit, nonsectarian religious organization that promotes love for God and brotherhood amongst all humankind."
And she described as "laughable" the claim that there was any attempt to hide her husband’s affiliations…”
“Gabbard's Small-Business Image
Written by Cara James
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Mike Gabbard claims to be a businessman although examination of his employment history demonstrates he has made misleading statements, sugguests that he has been involved in fabricating companies and has extremely limited means of independent financial support beyond his salary as a senator.
"Gabbard maintains he has continued working as a small businessman, but he declined to give the Weekly the source of his livelihood. "How do I survive? … For obvious reasons, I won’t give you any specifics, because if word gets out, homosexual activists will simply target me once again," he says. (Honolulu Weekly "The Gospel According to Gabbard" Chad Blair January 27th 1999)…”
I promised that I would post new incriminating evidence regarding Mike Gabbard and his wife, Carol Gabbard. They deserve much worse for what they have done to their son, Bhakti. These are the ties to Joseph Bismark which I referred to to last week:
This from the Gabbard's own web sites and Mike Gabbard's disclosure to the Hawaii State Senate.
•Family business, MC Services – distribute air and water purifying systems, nutritional supplements, and do family counseling (1994 to present)
•Owned Infotech Communications, LLC (June 2002 to April 2004)
I have known many Catholics, but never one who changed his congregations unless moving far away. It is unheard of, but Chris Butler changed his church and has probably forgotten that it remains public information. It would be interesting to learn why. Did a fellow Catholic blow his cover?
Mahalo for reading, Flash signing off...