Friday, March 23, 2007

The Deep Politics of God (Part Seven): The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal


The Deep Politics of God (Part Seven): The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal

By Phillip Collins and Paul Collins

The Franklin Cover-up and the CNP

If the Franklin scandal can be tied to the Iran-Contra affair, then the name of CNP member Ollie North will invariably resurface. After all, North was the chief coordinator of the Iran-Contra operation. Evidence that this may be the case comes from Rusty Nelson, King’s personal photographer. Nelson testified on February 5, 1999 at the U.S. District Court in Lincoln, Nebraska in a civil action known as Bonacci v. Lawrence E. King (Steinberg, no pagination). This case ended with the Judge Warren K. Urbom ordering King to pay Bonacci $1 million in damages (no pagination). Nelson described to a journalist for the LaRouche publication Executive Intelligence Review, an incident that linked King to Lt. Col. Michael Aquino while he was still on active reserve duty. This incident also ties Oliver North to Aquino and King. Jeffrey Steinberg elaborates:

Some time in the late 1980s, Nelson was with King at a posh hotel in downtown Minneapolis, when he personally saw King turn over a suitcase full of cash and bearer-bonds to "the Colonel," whom he later positively identified as Aquino. According to Nelson, King told him that the suitcase of cash and bonds was earmarked for the Nicaraguan Contras, and that "the Colonel" was part of the covert Contra support apparatus, otherwise associated with Lt. Col. Oliver North, Vice President George Bush, and the "secret parallel government" that they ran from the White House. (No pagination)

Who exactly is Michael Aquino? Aquino was a high ranking Army officer who joined LaVey’s Church of Satan in 1969 (Goldston, no pagination). In 1975, Aquino started his own satanic church, the Temple of Set (no pagination). Aquino’s wife, Lilith, was a priestess in the temple’s Order of the Vampyre (no pagination). It seems that the Temple of Set had a rather elaborate system at the Presidio in San Francisco. Linda Goldston elaborates:

INSIDE A CONCRETE BUNKER BEHIND THE MILITARY Intelligence Building at the Presidio, the words "Prince of Darkness" are painted boldly in red on one wall. Used decades ago to house artillery guns, the reinforced concrete batteries appear to have been converted to something like ritual chambers.

Emblazoned next to the "Prince of Darkness" is the word "Die," and what looks like a list of names, painted in red, that have been crossed out with heavy black paint. One wall is covered with the numerals 666, a sign of the devil, and occult drawings. A clearing in the center of the concrete floor, where the ground is exposed, is filled with refuse and partly burned logs. On the front wall beneath the window that faces the Military Intelligence Building is a huge pentagram inside a circle. In the rear, where sunlight gives way to darkness, white and black candle drippings sit atop a dome shaped recession in the wall, apparently a crude altar. Incense sticks lie half burned to the side.

At another battery farther up Lincoln Boulevard, a large drawing of Satan, with red eyes and horns appears on an outside concrete wall. Doors to the battery are secured shut; there are no windows to climb though. No entry is possible here. It would be easy to dismiss the satanic graffiti as the pranks of adolescents, taking advantage of the isolated bunkers to play new versions of "Dungeons and Dragons." But events in the Presidio case suggested something more sinister could have been involved. (No pagination)

What sort of sinister activity related to satanism was taking place at the Presidio? The testimony of a former base MP named Albanoski provides some clarity:

Satanic goings-on are not new to the Presidio. In the early 1980's, when he was an MP at the Presidio, Albanoski recalls, "We got a call from the Portola MacArthur housing area. One person reported a man dressed in black holding a little girl's hand running toward the park. Another call came in saying they heard screams near the creek."

The search led to a gardener's shack at Julius Kahn Park, a strip of city-owned playground adjacent to the Presidio, behind the housing area. "We heard noises coming from inside," Albanoski recalls. "We kicked the door open and here's this nice little bedroom. In a corner was a mannequin with a gun aimed at the door. On the left side there was a bunk against the wall. There was a pentagram on the floor, a huge one. There were dolls' heads all over the ceiling, just off-the-wall stuff." Music was blaring from a radio.

Albanoski and another MP were given approval to set up surveillance of the shack. After a while, the investigation was called off. "We were sitting there, we've got a cult on the Presidio of San Francisco and nobody cares about it," Albanoski says. "We were told by the provost marshall to just forget about it". (No pagination)

Apparently, the Temple of Set has Nazi overtones. During a NATO tour in 1982, Aquino "performed a satanic ritual in the Westphalian castle that had been used as an occult sanctuary by Heinrich Himmler's SS elite in Nazi Germany" (no pagination). Rusty Nelson’s testimony linking Aquino to pedophile Larry King seems to suggest that the Temple may also have been involved in an organized pedophile ring. Evidence that this was the case came in 1987. When their three year old daughter began having nightmares and wetting herself when frightened, Larry and Michelle Adams-Thompson sought the help of a therapist at Letterman Army Medical Center (no pagination). During therapy, the girl began to speak about being molested by Gary Hambright, a baptist minister and the man who taught the girl’s class at the Presidio Day Care Center (no pagination). The girl also claimed that a man named "Mikey" and a woman named "Shamby" were involved in the abuse (no pagination). "Mikey" and "Shamby" remained unidentified until Aug 12, 1987. Goldston elaborates:

On Aug. 12, 1987, the Adams-Thompsons were shopping at the PX at the Presidio. Suddenly the girl ran to Larry Adams-Thompson and clutched his leg. He looked up and saw a man whom he knew as Lt Col. Michael Aquino.

"Yes, that's Mikey," the 3-year-old told Adams-Thompson. After being taken outside, the girl added, "he's a bad man and I'm afraid." As they were leaving the parking lot, the Adams-Thompsons saw Aquino's wife, Lilith. Larry asked the child if she knew the woman.

"Yes, that's Shamby," the girl said. (No pagination)

After this incident, the FBI were called by the family (no pagination). When interviewed by authorities, the girl positively identified Hambright as one of her victimizers in a photo line-up (no pagination). The girl then explained that Hambright had transported her from the Day Care Center to the home of Mikey and Shamby (no pagination). There, she was abused and photographs were taken of her (no pagination). Goldston continues:

The investigators drove her to Leavenworth Street in San Francisco. The girl was asked to identify any of the houses that she had been to before. While walking past 2430 Leavenworth, the girl identified the house as the one where she met "Mikey" and "Shamby." It was the Aquinos' house.

A search warrant was served on the Aquino home on Aug. 14. In attendance were agents from the FBI and the San Francisco Police. Because the abuse allegedly occurred on city property, it was to be a city case.

Among the items seized were video tapes, cassette tapes, notebooks with names and addresses, two photo albums one paper plate and two plastic gloves from the kitchen garbage, four plastic cases of negatives and 29 photos of costumes and masks. (No pagination)

No formal charges were ever brought against Aquino. It makes little sense that Aquino, a Satanist and possible pedophile, would be part of "Christian" Oliver North’s Contra support apparatus. Perhaps former CIA pilot Gary Eitel hit the nail on the head with his remark about North: "Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, anymore than going to a car wash makes you a car." The sincerity of Ollie’s Christianity aside, his possible link to Aquino is one connection between the CNP and sexual deviant rings.

One possible link between the CNP and organized sexual deviants that is closer to Haggard’s backyard lies with his close friend and CNP member James Dobson’s promotion of Joseph Nicolosi’s reparative therapy. This controversial psychotherapy is supposed to help homosexuals rid themselves of their gay desires. To prevent homosexuality in young boys, Nicolosi recommends that a father "even take his son with him into the shower, where the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger" (no pagination). This is a very bizarre method of preventing a young boy from becoming sexually confused, to say the least. It is questionable whether reparative therapy is effective or not. So why is it still embraced by people in the Evangelical establishment. Is reparative therapy used to cure young boys, or seduce them?

Another possible tie comes through Mark Foley and his Scientology connections. On May 24, 2003, Foley attended a brunch held in his honor at Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom. The event was organized by the Flag Land Base of the Church of Scientology ("Cached webpage from Flag Service Org website showing Mark Foley accepting awards at special dinner along with Mary Story of the Office of Special Affairs," no pagination). At this event, Foley received leather-bound copies of two major Scientology works, Dianetics and The Way to Happiness (no pagination). Wayne Garcia has also claimed to have seen Foley at a Scientology event at the Celebrity Center in Los Angeles (Garcia, no pagination). After the Foley scandal broke, Scientology scrubbed Foley from their site (Bercovici, no pagination). CNP members Gary Bauer, Beverly LaHaye, Carol Steinke, and Paul Weyrich are all connected to Scientology ("CNP and Scientology," no pagination). LaHaye and Steinke are signatories of the Scientology Pledge (no pagination). Bauer’s Family Research Council is listed at Hubbard’s CCHR web page (no pagination). Weyrich’s former group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is funded by Scientology (no pagination).

According to investigative journalist Tom Flocco, a retired intelligence agency official with multiple Capitol Hill sources told him that Mark Foley was "just the tip of the iceberg" (no pagination). Flocco reported that federal agents linked Foley to GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and GOP reporter/former male prostitute Jeff Gannon (no pagination). Flocco’s intelligence insider informed him that Abramoff "operated the sex / spy ring at the Watergate, Ritz-Carlton and Sheraton hotels in Washington, DC" (no pagination). The insider also told Flocco that Gannon and Abramoff acted as "facilitators for the poker parties and an elaborate prostitution ring of pedophiles and extortion-friendly homosexuals-in-the-closet serving elements of the Republican leadership" (no pagination). If Flocco’s allegations are true and his sources are correct, this is yet another tie to the CNP. Abramoff has been a member of the CNP ("Council for National Policy: Selected Member Biographies," no pagination). Abramoff has collaborated with other CNP members, one being Grover Norquist. In June 2006, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee released an investigative report charging that CNP member Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform:

served as a "conduit" for funds that flowed from Abramoff's clients to surreptitiously finance grass-roots lobbying campaigns. As the money passed through, Norquist's organization kept a small cut, e-mails show. (Schmidt and Grimaldi, no pagination)

Norquist’s Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy was also involved in Abramoff’s operations. Susan Schmidt and James V. Grimaldi elaborates:

A second group Norquist was involved with, the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, received about $500,000 in Abramoff client funds; the council's president has told Senate investigators that Abramoff often asked her to lobby a senior Interior Department official on his behalf. The committee report said the Justice Department should further investigate the organization's dealings with the department and its former deputy secretary, J. Steven Griles. (no pagination)

Norquist and Abramoff have been very close friends since they were leaders of the College Republicans (no pagination). CNP members Jesse Helms and Alan Keyes also worked with Abramoff’s International Freedom Foundation which was "a Washington-based organization in part clandestinely funded by the South African military to prop up overseas support for apartheid" (Ballenger, no pagination). Abramoff also arranged for CNP member Tom DeLay to make a trip to the island of Saipan over the New Years holiday in 1997 (Ross, no pagination). DeLay went on at least three other free trips that were connected to Abramoff (no pagination). These include a trip to Moscow in 1997, a trip to London and Scotland in 2000, and a trip to South Korea in 2001 (no pagination). At one time, CNP member Ralph Reed acted as an unpaid intern for Abramoff ("Jack Abramoff," no pagination). Reed was invited to sleep on Abramoff’s couch and, in his book Active Faith, Reed even claims that Abramoff introduced him to his future wife (no pagination). Reed’s marketing company was also involved in Abramoff’s lobbying efforts (no pagination).This places the CNP very close to GOP deviant sex rings, if Flocco’s allegations concerning Abramoff prove to be true and his intelligence source is legitimate.

Flocco’s allegations are supported by the fact that former CNP member Abramoff’s lobbying team was involved in preparing Republican Representative Ralph Hall’s statements on the House floor. These statements questioned the credibility of a teenage girl who claimed to be a victim of the sex trade in the Northern Marianas Islands (Kiel, no pagination). CNP member DeLay was Abramoff’s closest Congressional ally when it came to the Marianas issue, and Hall took money from DeLay when he was still a democrat (no pagination). CNP member Diana Weyrich is also a former staff assistant to Ralph Hall ("Council for National Policy: Selected Member Biographies," no pagination). What do these individuals with CNP ties want to keep people from knowing about the Marianas sex slave trade?

Another compelling tie between the CNP and GOP deviant sex rings is Covenant House. According to DeCamp, Covenant House was used to acquire children for pedophilia. The former Nebraska senator provides the following description:

Lauded by the Reagan and Bush Administrations as a showcase for the privatization of social service, Covenant House had expanded into Guatemala as a gateway to South America. According to intelligence community sources, the purpose was procurement of children from South America for exploitation in a pedophile ring. The flagship Guatemalan mission of Covenant House was launched by a former business partner of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza, Roberto Alejos Arzu, who had ties to the CIA, according to the Village Voice of Feb. 20, 1990. The Voice quoted Jean-Marie Simon, author of Guatemala: Eternal, Spring, Eternal Tyranny: "It’s like having Idi Amin on the board of Amnesty International." (180)

A major source of money for Covenant House has been Robert Macauley, the founder of Americares (180). CNP member J. Peter Grace helped found Americares (Collins, "Order of Malta valuable to church in Zaire," no pagination). CNP member Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network is one of Americares’ largest contributors (no pagination). In February of 1989, when Covenant House’s director, Father Bruce Ritter, was accused to of having molested children at the youth organization, the powerful PR firm Hill and Knowlton dispatched Charles Perkins to help with Covenant House’s public relations dilemma (DeCamp 180). Perkins rushed from New York and gave aid to Covenant House for a fraction of Hill and Knowlton’s regular fee (180).

In 1986, one of Hill and Knowlton’s former employees, Robert Keith Gray, became chairman and CEO of the PR giant after his own firm was bought out by Hill and Knowlton (178). According to DeCamp, Gray "is also reportedly a specialist in homosexual blackmail operations for the CIA" (178). DeCamp also reveals Gray’s relationship with two major covert operators, Edwin Wilson and Frank Terpil. DeCamp states:

During the Watergate era, Robert Keith Gray served on the board of Consultants International, founded by CIA agent Edwin Wilson. When Wilson and fellow agent Frank Terpil got caught running guns abroad, Gray tried to deny his connection with Wilson. "Yet ten years before," according to Peter Maas’ book Manhunt, "in a top secret Navy review of Wilson’s intelligence career, Gray described Wilson as a person of ‘unqualified trust,’ with whom he’d been in contact ‘professionally two or three times a month’ since 1963.’" (179)

Gray’s connection to Wilson is significant. Fugitive ex-CIA officer Frank Terpil has claimed that sexual blackmailing operations directed by the CIA were intensive in Washington during the Watergate era (DeCamp 179). Terpil also asserts that his former partner, Ed Wilson, was coordinating one of these sexual blackmail operations (179). In a letter to author Jim Hougan, Terpil revealed Wilson’s modus operandi:

"Historically, one of Wilson’s Agency jobs was to subvert members of both houses [of Congress] by any means necessary…. Certain people could be easily coerced by living out their sexual fantasies in the flesh…. A remembrance of these occasions [was] permanently recorded via selected cameras…. The technicians in charge of filming… [were TSD [Technical Services Division of the CIA]. The unwitting porno stars advanced in their political careers, some of [whom] may still be in office." (Qtd. in DeCamp 179)

DeCamp asserts that the Wilson/Terpil/Gray operations were merely continuations of sexual blackmail operations ran by the infamous Roy Cohn:

Gray’s associate Wilson was apparently continuing the work of a reported collaborator of Gray from the 1950’s-McCarthy committee counsel Roy Cohn, now dead of AIDS. According to the former head of the vice squad for one of America’s biggest cities, "Cohn’s job was to run the little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did not want to go along with the program. Cohn’s job was to set them up, then they would go along. Cohn told me that himself." The first president of Tong Sun Park’s George Town Club, where Wilson’s sexual blackmail operations were reportedly run, was Robert Keith Gray. (179-80)

Cohn’s sexual blackmail operation may have even included the cult that Maury Terry alleges was behind the Son of Sam killings. Terry conducted a meticulous investigation into the Son of Sam murders and gathered compelling evidence that David Berkowitz was only one participant in what was, in fact, a string of cult killings. The cult behind these crimes was the Process Church of the Final Judgement. According to David Berkowitz, the Process provided children for sex at parties held by wealthy people in Westchester, Manhattan, Connecticut, and Long Island (Terry 534). Berkowitz informed Terry that one of these parties were held at Cohn’s house in Connecticut and Berkowitz even got to meet the infamous McCarthy aide during the party (534).

Cohn is important because of his connection to the CNP. After the mysterious death of Larry MacDonald, Cohn ran Western Goals Foundation for a short time ("Western Goals Foundation," no pagination). Recall that CNP member John Singlaub was a joint-founder of Western Goals (no pagination). CNP member J Peter Grace had the CNP’s major funder, Roger Milliken, on the board of Directors of his W.R. and Grace Company (no pagination). One of Western Goals’ major contributors, Nelson Bunker Hunt, was a CNP member (no pagination). Two other CNP members, Daniel Graham and Mildred Jefferson, were also involved in Western Goals (no pagination). It is also possible the former CNP member Abramoff’s sex/blackmail ring is yet another continuation of the Cohn/Wilson operation.

Is the CNP some monolithic conspiracy of sexual deviants? Of course not. However, it does seem to be part of a network where a sexually deviant subculture has flourished hiding under a cloak of "family values." Furthermore, given these sexual deviants’ intelligence connections, it is not out of line to contend that the CNP is merely part of the deep political system. There is a very real risk that involvement in the CNP could lead genuine Christians away from Jesus and into the practice of deep politics.

In the eighth installment of the ongoing investigation, we shall examine religious engineering and the creation of a new Gnostic Christ to inspire the Promethean ambitions of modern sociopolitical Utopians.

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