From watching "Jagad Guru Speaks," it is pretty clear to me that Chris Butler considers himself to be the equal of Jesus. Butler clearly considers himself to be a spiritual representative of God and he also considers Jesus to be just a spiritual representative of God.
I've been going through my notes. I definitely have a Siddha devotee stating that "Jesus is not God." I think that Butler may have said that during one of his "Jagad Guru Speaks" lectures. I need to go over my notes again and maybe review some of those "Jagad Guru Speaks" segments.
What does His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada teach about Jesus?
It seems to me that Butler's teachings are pretty close to Prabhupada's.
One reason that this is of interest to me is that Mike Gabbard, over the years, has gotten considerable support from conservative fundamentalist Xtians. At this time, Mike Gabbard is claiming to be a Roman Catholic.
Part of the major deception of Mike and Carol Gabbard's political campaigns is that they have tried to deny any connection or involvement with Chris Butler or the Science of Identity Foundation. This deception has been unsuccessful on their part, however.
Some Xtians in Hawaii have see through the Gabbard's deception, though:
The folks at "Let Us Reason Ministries" need to watch a few more episodes of "Jagad Guru Speaks" and watch and hear Butler compare himself to Jesus and conclude that he is the equal of Jesus.
It is probably not going to affect the Gabbard's though. They are probably going to be able to make a claim that they are Xtians stick.
In truth, conservative Xtian beliefs and Hare Krishna beliefs are not that different. Start with "sex is for procreation only."
It turns out that the Hare Krishnas are also opponents of the teaching of evolution. Michael A. Cremo is the Hare Krishna (ISKCON) writer who is their leading writer against evolution. Check out:
Cremo, of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, gets wide exposure periodically on worldwide radio programs like "Coast to Coast AM with George Noory."