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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Video: Tulsi Gabbard praises her Guru Chris Butler on 50th Anniversary of Hare Krishna in USA
By Video @ 4:21 PM :: 19133 Views :: Religion, Tulsi Gabbard

Did the Chris Butler Cult order that video removed?  No problem, watch this one instead.... 

(Tulsi Gabbard begins at 4:41:00 mark of this 7 hour video)

by Andrew Walden

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 arrival of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in New York City, marking the founding of Hare Krishana in the United States, devotees packed the Netaji Indoor Stadium August 13th in Kolkata, India for a 7 hour event.

Rep Tulsi Gabbard sent ISKCON her special videotaped greetings on this occasion.  In it she praises her "Guru Dev Srila Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa"--which is what Chris Butler is called by his followers. 

The video is remarkable because it is one of the few times Gabbard directly acknowledges who she follows.  Normally she keeps her cult connections under wraps, but Butler's need to assert himself in internal Krishna politics likely forced her hand on this.

Gabbard's inclusion of Butler is drawing criticism from within the Hare Krishna movement for "Promoting Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa."

The website "Exposing the Cult Leader Chris Butler aka Jagad Guru" has posted more information on this video and Butler's background within the Hare Krishna movement.

Gabbard's video is also available on ISHKON News.  ISHKON News includes a 7 hour video of the entire celebration.  Gabbard pops up at the 4:41:00 mark.

The Chris Butler Cult was really, really, bad news until Tulsi flip-flopped on Gay Marriage.  Now suddenly the rest of the media has gone silent.

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