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Trumpeter’s Lament


by James C. Stephens

Friday, June 30, 2011 2:30 AM


Is this still my country tis of Thee

Sweet land of liberty?

I’ve forgotten her face.

Was she but an illusion? An attempt?

She hangs in the balance.

A nation turns a deaf ear

to the Trumpeter’s cry and Herald’s plea

They hear, but do not act.

Thy blood is not on my hands, he weeps.

Knowing soon, shackles will be on theirs.

O Master, can we be?

Truth, the nation falls in shame

wallowing in the filth of unknown dogma

Eyes filled yet with prideful glance

‘We never were with Thee.’

The cock crows.

The Master beckons me follow.

Continue thy pilgrimage.

Am I mad?

Trumpeter. Look away.

See My Face

And do not look back.


RED ALERT Six Days until THE KALACHAKRA CEREMONY in WDC “Dangerous Iceberg Ahead!!”

Global Prayer Update on the Kalachakra Ceremony in Washington DC July 6-16, 2011

by James C. Stephens

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8)

“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deed.” (2 John 10-11).


He was born in the year of the Wood Hot 1935, in a small village called Taksser, in Northeast Tibet.  Through occult rituals, divination and dreams, Vajrayana Buddhist shamans discovered his whereabouts and after examining him with the traditional signs, ransomed him from the local Muslim governor and brought him to Lhasa’s Potala Palace where he was trained in the art of being a god king. Known as Kundun, by his people, he’s globally recognized as His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the temporal and spiritual god King of Tibet. He presently lives in exile in Dharamsala, India and is the spiritual leader of 6-14 million followers of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide. His influence reaches beyond his own Buddhist sect to millions of Buddhists, secularists and other faiths.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_in_the_United_States)

Man of Peace. Many years ago, a friend asked a secular leader of a major counter cult group what he thought it would take to overcome all the terrible violence and wars we are experiencing worldwide. His immediate response was, “We need a “man of peace.”

When asked who that might be, without hesitation he responded, “The Dalai Lama, of course.”

Pluralist Pope. In 1993, when we were filming a documentary at the centennial celebration of the “Parliament of the World’s Religions” at Chicago’s Palmer Hilton, the charismatic Dalai Lama emerged as the spiritual star among the 6,000 religious leaders, and became the “darling” of the media.  The Parliament was the platform for Hans Kung’s “Declaration of a Global Ethic.”  Since then he has skillfully ascended in popularity as the chief proponent of secular ethics, and become in many ways the Pluralist Pope.  Few recognize that for a period of time, he was a paid agent of the CIA making $100,000 a year at a time when President Kennedy was making $25,000. Recently released through the freedom  of information act, it has been discovered that the Dalai Lama has been used by the US Government in Psychological Operations against China and paid to speak on campuses around the US.

Might we be witnessing immanent signs of the end of the age? For Christendom this is a disturbing development for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.  Is this he “who through peace will destroy many?” One veteran missionary helped build houses for the Dalai Lama and Tibetan refugees when he was in high school in Northern India. Seeing the Dalai Lama today, makes him question whether or not he did the right thing.  We are to help the alien in our midst, the homeless, the orphan. Some leaders in America today, though might do well to  ask themselves, ” Did we open the door to our own destruction by cuddling up to this “simple Buddhist monk” as we funded his psych ops, speaking engagements to our kids?

Trojan Horse. While the Dalai Lama has spoken to coliseums of thousands of students, business owners and initiates all over the world of peace and secular ethics, this ceremony slips in as a modern spiritual Trojan Horse. Now it is being billed as the largest peace gathering in world history. What is the rest of the world seeing? While America is on vacation, is some great drama being played out on the global stage in our absence? In May 2011, researchers mentioned that the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman are  going to be involved with Al Gore in a new film about Saving the Planet. Some conjecture that the Free Tibet Movement has reached its apex and is looking to channel that energy into a new movement. From Free Tibet to Save the Planet. 

Victor and Victoria Trimondi who were originally instrumental in securing the Austrian and German government’s invitation for the Dalai Lama to come and address their nations, have come to shockingly different conclusions.  Personally challenged by the Dalai Lama to consider becoming Tibetan Buddhists, they delved deeply into the metaphysical structures of its worldview and came up with startling conclusions released in The Shadow of the Dalai Lama: Sexuality, Magic, and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism. What they discovered was an entirely different picture of the agenda of the god-king of Tibet than it was being publically portrayed.

Peace Propaganda. “Dharamsala and the current Dalai Lama make a constant propaganda project of presenting Tibetan Buddhism and the history of Tibet to the world public as a storehouse of eternal teachings about nonviolence and peace. There is thus a refusal to accept that the Kundun first acquired his pacifist ideas (e.g. under the influence of Mahatma Gandhi) after his flight; instead it is implied that they are drawn from the inexhaustible inheritance of a many hundred year old tradition and history. Even the aggressive “Great Fifth” and the “Great Thirteenth” with his strong interest in military matters now appear as the precursors of the current “Buddhism of peace”. On the basis of this distortion, the current Dalai Lama is able to fully identify with his fifth incarnation without having to mention his warlike and Machiavellian power politics and murderous magic.”

“Jamyang  Norbu, co-director of the Tibetan Cultural Institute, thus accuses his “revered leader” (the Kundum) and his exile Tibetan politicians of fostering the formation of the western myth of the good and peaceful Tibet of old. At no stage in history have the Tibetans been particularly pacifist—the terrible fighting out of the conflicts between individual monasteries proves this, as well as the bloody resistance to the occupation in the fifties. “The government in exile”, says Norbu, “capitalized upon the western clickes, hampers a demythologization, a critical examination of its own history” (Spiegal, 15/1998).

“There is also absolutely no intention of doing this.”

Buddhist Shambhala War. “The Tibetan war gods have been waiting for centuries to strike out and re-conquer their former extended empire. Every higher tantra includes a call to battle against the “enemies of the faith”. In any event, the Kalachakra ritual and the ideology at work behind it are to be understood as a declaration of war on the non-Buddhist world. Important members of the Tibetan clergy have already reserved their places in the great doomsday army of Shambhala. “Some already know their future name and the rank that they will occupy (Bernbaum, 1982, p. 35).”

“When the political circumstances are ripe the “simple monk” from Dharamsala will have to set aside his personal pacifist tendencies and, as the embodied Kalachakra deity, will hardly shrink from summoning Begtse the god of slaughter or from himself appearing in the guise of a heruka. “The wrathful goddesses and the enraged gods are there,” we learn from his own mouth (before he was awarded the Nobel peace prize), “in order to demonstrate that one can grasp the use of violence as a method, it is an effective instrument, but it can never ever be a purpose” (Leavenson, 1992, p. 284).


“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house upon the rock. And the flood descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock.

And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall.”  ~Matthew 7:24-27

From July 6-16, a series of ancient occultic Tibetan rituals will be conducted in Washington, DC at various venues on dates they have chosen according to Tibetan astrological signs. Occult Earth rituals, ancient rites of possession will be conducted upon the grounds of the United States capitol.   

According to Professor Jeffry Hopkins, the Dalai Lama’s interpreter, the Kalachakra ceremony conducted by the XIV Dalai Lama in its simplest form can be described as follows:

“Light rays from the heart of the lama draw into the surrounding area the initiation deities-the male and female Buddhas and Bodhisattvas; he makes offering to them. The lama requests the initiation deities in space to confer initiation on the students. The initiation deities in space thereby develop an intention to confer initiation, but the actual conferral in the Kalachakra system will be done by deities from the mandala itself—the five female Buddhas, the five male Buddhas, and so forth.  Each initiation will be conferred in its respective way-by touching the student with water, by putting on a crown, and so forth.” -‘Procedure of the Initiations’ excerpted from Kalachakra Tantra, Rite of Initiation by Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, ed. Trans by Jeffrey Hopkins, Wisdom Publication. London, p. 107

SACRIFICIAL MAGIC CIRCLE. According to the Trimondis, “The mandala is considered to be an archetype of order…This Sanskrit word originally meant “circle.” Like a stencil, a mandala pattern impresses itself upon all levels of being and consciousness. A body, a temple, a place, a town, or a continent can thus as much have the form of a mandala as a thought, an imagining, a political structure. In this view, the entire geography of a country with its mountains, seas, rivers, towns and shrines possesses an extraterrestrial archetype, a mandala prototype, whose earthly likeness it embodies. This transcendent geometry is not visible to an ordinary eye and conceals itself on a higher cosmic level.”

The Kalachakra palace is thus an alchemic (magic) laboratory for the appropriation of life energies…a gigantic sacrificial altar.”

“One aspect of the Buddhist/tantric mandalas has been compared in cross-cultural studies with the magic circles made by medieval sorcerers of Europe to summon up spirits, angels and demons. Then a mandala (magic circle) can also be used to conjure up Buddhas, gods and asuras (demons) (Trimondi:Shadow,pg.113).

The Dalai Lama as the “time god wanders through this circle as the savior…He is the Buddhist “messiah.” He is the clock hand which in every second transforms hell into heaven…(Trimondi: Shadow, pg. 111).


In the Name of Yeshua Ha’Moshiach, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, by His shed blood, as citizens of Turtle Island, seated in heavenly places FAR ABOVE all principalities and powers, we humbly submit to ABBA, Our Heavenly Father, YHWH, and beseech Him, if He be so kind and merciful, to bind all principalities and powers that are being invited here through traveling participants, the Dalai Lama, Nechung Oracle, all Tibetan Shamans, Lamas, ritual masters, and all Buddhist sects, and other religious shamans, as well as all astral spirits, that YHWH, You would fight this battle for us. That they would not be able to enter Turtle Island, nor any of these sites, or be transmitted under any legal rights, and loosed upon unwary participants, citizens, intercessors and/or members of the covenant community and their inheritance. (Ephesians 6:12; 2:4-7.  We ask if possible that this event will be cancelled and never again held on Turtle Island soil. If it is Your judgment for our Nation’s wickedness, so be it. Your judgments are true and righteous altogether. Please remember mercy in Your judgment.

We pray that the name of Yeshua Ha’Moshiach, Jesus Christ of Nazareth will be lifted up, and that YHWH’s Name would be glorified and magnified in this battle of the ages.

We pray for a preemptive repentance on the part of all the believers of this nation, in order to avert this horrific ceremony of wrathful deities driving our nation into worse despair.

For spiritual armour, wisdom and guidance for all the Outreach team and favor with all authorities. (Psalm 18:28;43:3)

For Unity and a solid, loving evangelical witness of the Christian community to reach spiritually lost followers of Tibetan Buddhism. (Ephesians 1:15-23;3:1-6:4:29-32; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12).

For a spirit of humility in our witness, that we, without Master Yeshua’s loving sacrifice on our behalf, would be as lost as they. (Ephesians. 2:1-4).

For protection, anointing, and for YHWH’s Words to set many free in the Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, Russian, Nepali, Bhutanese, Sikkimese, Indian, Afghanistani, Pakistani, Taiwanese, Western World, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao, Thai, Indonesian, peoples of the world.

For Christians of all denominations to repent for breaking the commandments found in the Torah and throughout His Word. For them to become aware of the Buddhist influence in America and their responsibility to love their neighbor as themselves and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The greatest crime in the desert is knowing where water is and not sharing it. Are you sharing the ONE Complete Perfection, the Uncaused Cause, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Living water?

Pray daily against all demonic empowerment of the Ceremony, the venue, and of the Dalai Lama and his shaman lamas and oracles.

Pray for conviction of all supporting venues, including the historic Synagogue which is allowing Kalachakra talks.

Pray for the salvation of many, many Buddhists.

Pray that the LORD would raise up gatekeepers, intercessors, evangelists, and mentors.

Prayer for the course of study, for students and necessary funds to develop additional courses (Phil 4:17).

“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it. Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:14-15).

Pray that the eyes of those who profess Jesus Christ as their Master and Savior, will not be lead astray by those who masquerade as angels of light and in the name of peace.  That they not attend the Kalachakra ceremonies.

Awaken the Body of Christ, the covenant community to the dangers of this false prince of peace.

“A king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. And his power will be mighty, but not by his own power, and he will destroy to an extraordinary degree, and prosper and perform his will. And he will destroy mighty men and the holy people. And through his shrewdness, he will cause deceit to succeed by his influence; and he will magnify himself in his heart, and he will destroy many while they are at ease.” (Daniel 8:25).

In the King James Version it says they will be destroyed through peace which takes a ruler skilled in intrigue. They are like sheep, prepared for slaughter.

Pray for a holy reverence and fear of the LORD Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha’Moshiach among all believers, especially those who are involved with prayer and outreach. The LORD encamps around those who fear Him.

Prayer for a fortress around all the Christian participants and their families, intercessors who participate, all pastors and their flocks (Psalm 18:30).

Pray for the salvation of Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama. (Ps. 2:1-12; Jer. 18:1-17;26:13).

Ask YHWH to awaken intercessors from their slumber and give them wisdom with understanding.

RED ALERT Seven Days Until the Kalachakra in Washington, DC Peace, peace and there is no peace

The Indictment

June 28, 2011

by James C. Stephens 

“I am coming soon. Hold onto what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Wake up. Strengthen what remains and is about to die.” Revelation 3:2, 11.

There is an indictment in heaven. Yeshua our High Priest pleads our case.  We awoke the other morning to the sound in a dream of a cosmic gavel rending space and time. One cosmic gavel hit the table of justice. Rendering a decision. We both heard it. I wrestle in anger tonight. It’s late. I am angry. I feel caged.  Zeal for His house and nobel themes is in my heart. I cry, “Where are you men?”  I have grieved for years. I am ashamed. This nation once believed. Was held up as a torch. Was I taught? No, to my family’s shame. We strive now to be honorable.  I see now that the Dalai Lama’s vile Kalachakra ceremony is now touted as the largest peace gathering in history. Is it not like the prophet Daniel spoke. “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many …” Daniel 8:25:a.

Nine kings, one resigns.  The pluralist pope as spiritual carpetbagger, yet traveling the globe as Lucifer plying his craft. Through peace I will destroy many. Giggling in self righteous glee the time god looks down at his watch, I’ve fooled them all, except One. I have no answers, only sand.

Our Yeshua said not to build your house on sand, but upon the ROCK.

The indictment.  Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?”

If I bought a pot, would I not own the pot? Don’t I have the right to do whatever I wish with the pot?

Who are you to speak to your Creator thus? Does the clay say to the Potter, I can do as I please? No. The Potter does as He pleases.

Today, I saw a You Tube video of the Dalai Lama’s lamas pouring out a vase of sand from the Kalachakra in Melbourne, Australia. It looked like the Egyptian priests of old pouring out blood. It was red. Who are we? Who have we become? The LORD, righteous and true has all the rights in the universe and eternity to judge this nation. The mountains cry out, “You have defiled the waters with your chemicals and pharmaceuticals and now the Tibetans come and defile them with their vile tantric substances. I’ve seen them bury their vases on my peaks. I’ve seen them take the defiled substances of their magic and fly it to Turtle Island. “The land is full of adulterers. The land mourns because of the curse. The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. For both prophet and priest are polluted. Even in My house have I found their wickedness, declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:11.  “The storm of the LORD has gone forth in wrath, even a whirling tempest. In the last days, you will clearly understand it.”  See the tornados from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham? Tibetan lamas built defiling sand mandalas at the Alyce Stephens Museum. I saw that the lamas swept up the sand in the form of tornados. I saw the young girl taught to make the mandala. I saw the eager faces taking the sand from the dissolved mandalas into their homes. Bringing defilement into their homes. Into the National Cathedral. Into Presbyterian Churches, Baptist Universities, Methodist Universities, Catholic Universities.  Who are you? Hear the Word of the LORD. Read Deuteronomy 28 and you will see you have a choice today to either be blessed or to be cursed. You wanted freedom to choose. Here you have it.

The nation is on vacation. So where will it be this year? The Smithsonian? Eleven years ago in Washington, DC two million  turned the prayer wheels on the National Mall at Tibet, Land Beyond the Snows. Are you happy you did? Did you even think of what they meant? What prayers were being recited? What the sand mandalas were designed to do? Do you use your God given mind to reason what it is you have chosen to do?

Where are the 400 youth who stood their ground in front of the US Capitol repenting for the sins of the nation? At the same time, two streets away on the National Mall the Dalai Lama did his thing, the Monlam Chenmo, “World Peace” Prayer Ceremony? Did the construction of sand mandalas do any good for New York where thousands participated in the building of the Kalachakra mandala in Tower One of the World Trade Center? Tell the surviving family members. Look them in the eye. For one day, you will have to look the One Complete Perfection, YHWH in the eye. And He will judge.

The gavel has fallen. The verdict rendered. Is it too late to repent? The Advocate walks in the court pleading for you.  Only by the blood of the innocent lamb can your sin be reconciled before the JUDGE of ALL.  ONE lamb, one Perfect Lamb without sin, without blemish has already paid the price for your wicked and vile ways.

You say, not I. There is none, no not one without sin. Washington, DC you are on serious trial. Christians run around thinking they are doing God’s will, but yet serve under the dictates of the government on land defiled by Egyptian gods.  Why do foreign personages call him King Obama? The US Capitol is laid out according to ancient Egyptian pagan beliefs under the Star Sirius, a dome and the obelisk dedicated to Washington. Is it a gateway to heaven or the gateway to hell? A covenant breaking government with thousands of First Nations skeletons in its museum’s closets? Over 900 broken treaties with the host peoples. You say, “We must return to our foundations as a Christian nation.”  You error.  We are called in Micah to do justice, to remember mercy, and to walk humbly before YHWH. Restoring what we have stolen, the covenants we have broken.  We are but guests on the land. A land that is about to spew us out for our defilement. YHWH is angry, can’t you see?

Where are the men? The men of God? Not thirty third degree Freemasons, or Knights Templar, or Skull and Bones. Not shamans.  Where are the Jeremiah’s? The Isaiah’s? The Pauls? The Stephen’s. Few and far between.

Standing in Caesarea Philippi, known for being a prominent pagan site dedicated to Baal, Yeshua declared before Satan the father of lies and all the principalities and powers  that He would build His church on the Rock, his living stones and all the gates of hell would not prevail. That all the demons of  hell could not turn back what He was to accomplish by His redeeming blood on the cross at Calvary.

The Dalai Lama may have his day, his little party. He like all men will pass away. He is just a man. He claims no perfection.  But at this hour, I ask,  “Where are the Mongolian Christians? The Bhutanese Christians? The Tibetan Christians? The Burmese Christians? The Japanese Christians? The Korean Christians? The Chinese Christians? Do I dare call you bold brothers and sisters for the faith? Will you stand fast against these vile rituals or do you too, like most of the lukewarm Christians in America fail to recognize  Jesus your Savior in public? Are you ashamed? Where do all the gatekeepers hide?

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. When the Trojan horse was brought into Troy, some immediately said, “Burn it!”  They smelled treachery. How many members of the US Congress know what the Dalai Lama stands for? He openly claims in front of former George W. Bush at Southern Methodist University that he’s a Marxist and proud of saying it in a capitalist country.” The audience applauds. Troy was destroyed that day.  Change the name, the acts of deceit are the same. As King Solomon said, “There is nothing new under the sun.”  Nothing happens the same, but forget your roots, live in unrepentant sin, and the long suffering One whose judgments are righteous and true has a set time for His court. The witnesses are watching, be they the mountains, the seas, the rivers, the men of the Most High YHWH.

The only sure compass is the Word of God and only then properly interpreted.  Sound the trumpet. There is an enemy in the gates. That enemy is of our own making and ignorance.  That is the most troubling thing. “A Great Civilization is not conquered from without until it is conquered from within.” (Will Durant).

“If we and our posterity shall be true to the Christian religion, if we and they shall live always in the fear of God and shall respect His commandments, … we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country..But if we and our posterity neglect religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution that holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”  Daniel Webster.

“I am coming soon. Hold onto what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Wake up. Strengthen what remains and is about to die.” Revelation 3:2, 11.


June 27, 2011

by James C. Stephens

“Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors:

To you, O men, I call. And my voice is to the sons of men.”       

                                                         Proverbs 8:1-5

Revisiting 2000

The following segment is a historical snapshot of our prayer initiative in July 2000 in Washington, DC to address the $6,500,000 Smithsonian Exhibit on Tibet Land of the Snows witnessed by over two million observors.  For in-depth training sign up for our intensive online  twelve lesson course which provides “A Christian Perspective on the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism” at http://www.worldviews101.com.

Could it be those arrows of God were unleashed in Washington D.C. against the idols of our nation? I also wonder if the draught, the onslaught of fires in our country this summer are a manifestation of God’s judgment for our unbelief as a people and for our lukewarm faith? 

Will we awake from our stupor? From worshipping Baal of the stock market? The Greek gods of the sports arenas? The whore of Hollywood’s gross entertainment? Can we see the invisible spiritual war that rages in our midst?

 WASHINGTON, D.C.Our contact with the Christian community in Washington, D.C. came about several years ago, after the Lord brought their attention to a Buddhist group at nearby Poolesville who was constructing a Buddhist prayer monument and channeling spiritual energy upon the US Congress, White House and Supreme Court. Their Buddhist monastery near D.C. is called Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) a.k.a. the World Prayer Center.

Catherine Burroughs who adopted the Buddhist name, Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo is the founder of KPC, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in America. She is also the subject of Martha Sherrill’s provocative journalistic expose of The Buddha from Brooklyn which investigates Jetsunma’s Buddhist monastic cult from an insider’s point of view. Here is American Buddhist pluralism at its most seductive apex. Previous to KPC’s founding she had a dream wherein , “A dove came down and began to circle her head. A voice said, “You are the light of the world…this is who you are.” She was recognized by a Tibetan religious leader as the reincarnation of a seventeenth century Tibetan Buddhist nun and is the subject of “deity yoga” in which devotees spend hours visualizing the lama and “becoming one with him or her.”

Team members joined us from Asia, Washington, Colorado, California, Connecticut and the D.C. area and focused upon prayer and outreach at the Smithsonian http://www.si.edu/festival/future.htm which co-hosted a two-week outdoor exhibit on the National Mall of “Tibetan Culture Beyond the Land of Snows”. Over two million visitors were said to have visited the Folklife Festival. Our time there for seven days was packed with difficult spiritual work.

The Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture’s stated purpose for the event was, “At a time when anger, intolerance and violence are rampant throughout the world, the wisdom and compassion of Tibet’s unique Buddhist culture offer a path of development the world cannot afford to lose” http://www.tibetanculture.org/beyond.htm

Although, I appreciate and love the Tibetan people and many aspects of their colorful culture, and believe it is our duty to defend their right to free religious expression, we have the Christian duty to question their underlying Buddhist agenda and belief that Tibetan Buddhism is the answer America’s problems. 

If Tibetan Buddhism thinks it provides the answer, then why was it unable to withstand it’s own demise in Tibet? It is our contention that it is introducing a tantric idolatry to our nation which brings with it not seeds of peace, but seeds of destruction.

While we do believe in religious liberty, do we not hold to a separation of Church and State? The Supreme Court ruled against prayer in public arenas just weeks before, but here was an event paid for by millions of American tax dollars which featured burning incense, prayer wheels, spiritual sand paintings, prayer monuments, and public Tibetan prayer by the spiritual head of the entire Tibetan Buddhist world.

They have a right to assemble as did the Nation of Islam, Promise Keepers and others, but one former State Supreme Court Justice questioned their right to have major public financial backing for a spiritual gathering on the National Mall. The Smithsonian catalogue in 26 pages did much to promote Tibetan Buddhism, religious art, nuns, and the spread of the Buddhist Dharma (teaching) groups in the West. This is tantamount to a State Church being given financing.

As Christians we believe that God loves the Tibetan people who He created as equals, but He also detests all idolatry. Our nation was not founded on Buddhist principals, it was founded on Judaic-Christian principals. Even though many may contend we live in a post-Christian society which is there right to proclaim, it is our undying commitment that we must continue to call our nation back to its original foundations, while still repenting for our historic failings, e.g., mistreatment of Native Americans and African Americans.

Our first morning in Washington began with a seminar on strategic intercession for several local prayer groups. We spent much time in confession, heartfelt worship and praise, foundational teaching, and memorable fellowship those days.

We were invited to have lunch in the Senate Cafeteria, but I missed the famous Bean Soup. The ride on the underground railroad past all the State flags was an intriguing surprise. That afternoon, our team was invited to attend a meeting in Rayburn Hall in the Capitol to prayerfully listen to five members of the Knesset and various members of Congress address the present state of US-Israeli Relations (hosted by the National Unity Coalition for Israel). Christians, Jews and Congressmen asked that Israel rescind it’s offer from China to build an AWAC for long distance detection of air warfare. This contract’s fulfillment essentially would of handicapped any American military support of Taiwan. It may be because of this meeting and prayers that the contract was later withdrawn.

After the meeting, I was escorted and introduced to Craig Lotz, who was in Washington, D.C. with 400 dedicated youth from the Northwest who had been fasting for forty days and crying out for revival in America. I had heard about this group, but had previously been unable to contact them. It is so striking to see how God ordains our steps. The next thing I knew is we were walking to the very same church where we had just been on our face in confession that morning. I shared my heart with 400 students I confessed my role as a former Buddhist leader thirty years ago who converted many students to Buddhism and asked for their forgiveness. I concluded by sharing the story of my redemption in Christ, our mission and purpose for being in Washington that week. It was a powerful Kairos moment.

That evening was concluded with Shabbat (a weekly religious meal celebrated by the Jews to begin their day of worship on Friday evening at sundown) with our wonderful host, Betty and Charlie. God visited us that evening in a profound way. The transparency, and loving openness of each team member revealed the light of heaven.

Each shared a story of God’s gracious hand in guiding them through a dark period of pilgrimage in their life. Gene spoke of the love of God. Sally of God’s miracle of bringing a Vietnamese son into her life. Linda of God’s friendship through friends who understood her personal trials. Bernie, a Sinhalese Sri Lankan, shared his conversion story and his commercial exploits of buying pepper in India. Sam W., a Tamil Sri Lankan (you know there is a civil war in Sri Lanka between the two groups?), shared how the Christian compassion Bernie conveyed to him influenced his life. What a blessed evening!

Do you remember me asking you to pray for my healing from the daily headaches I’ve had for the last three years? That night God worked deeply in my life as Sally, Bernie, and Sam prayed for me. Since then I have taken only two aspirin. I am very grateful to God for answering your prayers!

On Saturday, July 1 “Tibetan American Day,” we witnessed thousands protesting for “A Free Tibet” as they proceeded from the White House to the Chinese Embassy. Eric drove up from North Carolina and was able to capture two days of events on video which will eventually be edited into a short video presentation.


World Tibet Day poster (right) promoting Universal Religious Freedom. Notice the eight icons representing the World’s religions. Can you guess what they are? From left to right they are 1) the Ankh, which is the Egyptian sign of life, or handled cross; 2) the Sikh symbol; 3) Christian cross; 4) Buddha symbol; 5) Jewish Star of David; 6) Om, the Hindu Symbol also beginning of a chant used by Tibetan Buddhists; 7) Crescent moon used by Islam; and 8) Shintoism’s Gate. All of them are emanating from the sun of the Tibetan flag.Bernie W. and I were privileged to be invited to visit the West Wing of the White House that afternoon. We looked in on the Cabinet room and Oval office, where so many important decisions have been made for our country. Seeing Kennedy’s desk in the Oval Office where his son “little John, Jr.” hid was sadly nostalgic in light of his recent tragic death. Visiting the West Wing with Bernie who is a Sri Lankan American helped me appreciate the greatness of this office from an immigrant’s point of view who echo’ed my desire to see it return to its proper dignified role.The night before the Great Tibetan Prayer Festival (Monlam Chenmo), thousands of Buddhist prayer candles were lit up on the grounds of the National Mall. Later that night, Sally from California, was awakened by an awful vision of hoards of demonic giants marching on the Mall. We gathered to pray for God’s victorious presence to be manifest the following day on the National Mall.

Left: Tibetan God of Death, Yamantaka mask is crowned by human skulls. This costume was worn by Tibetan dancers during their religious festival on the National Mall.

Providentially, the leadership of the 400 youth, who had no foreknowledge of the Dalai Lama’s event, had arranged a permit way back in January to meet on the National Mall repenting for the sins of our nation on Sunday July 2 from 10:30-12:30 PM at the same exact time the Monlam Chenmo Great Prayer Festival was to be conducted by the Dalai Lama. Bernie said, “Can you believe it?” I said, “Wow. Nothing takes God by surprise, nothing.”

On the morning of July 2, we silently prayed to the Lord with divine authority against the Great Tibetan Prayer Festival (Monlam Chenmo) ceremony. We proclaimed in agreement what Craig Lotz’s group had shared with us, of Nehemiah’s word to Sanballat, that God’s people had an historic right and responsibility to contend for the rebuilding of the wall which Sanballat stood against. We too took that as our call to responsibly stand in the gap for our nation against the idolatrous practices of the Dalai Lama and his followers in America, who were burning incense, chanting incantations to demonic deities during the ceremony. We who propagated Buddhism in the seventies and eighties and now follow Jesus Christ confessed and repented for our contribution to the present assault of Buddhism.

Between the youth crying out to God and the Dalai Lama’s prayer convocation was an incredible banner sent out from California which was a spiritual act of worship painted by Kathy Paine in 1997. It is of “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah” roaring from Zion against the enemies of God. These enemies are not the Tibetan people, but the “principalities and powers,” the “forces of wickedness” that keep the Tibetan people in bondage. This symbol of God’s power was a testimony against the powerless thangkas (religious paintings) of Buddhist deities that were a backdrop to the Dalai Lama and the chanting monks at the Monlam Chenmo. Let us remember this title of Christ–the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Satan the counterfeiter is only “like a lion.”

God has set before us a blessing or a curse. If you obey His commands, “The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you… the LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you…” (Deuteronomy 28:8-9). However, if we worship idols, burn incense to other gods, turn prayer wheels, build vain sand mandalas and prayer monuments to false deities, He has promised to curse us.

This is instructive to the Tibetan people who may wonder why God has judged their nation and to us if we do not turn away from our nation’s present wickedness. God is long-suffering and yet His judgments are righteous and forthcoming.

He said, “The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand, a nation of fierce countenance who shall have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young.” This will all come about “If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name the LORD your God…” (Deut. 28:49,58).

In George Washington’s famous vision at Valley Forge, it was revealed to him that three great wars would confront this country. Two have already taken place. The third vision was of a great cloud of judgment rolling in across the nation and bright explosive lights destroying many cities. Followed by an Angel with a banner proclaiming this far and no more. The price of the sacrifice for our years of disobedience was the blood of consecrated youth, not unlike the terrible letting of brother’s blood during the Civil War.

We spent time in confession and reconciliation with fellow believers and in repentance along with the many youth which is a powerful intercessory weapon. Those who mock prayer, will be mocked in the end. As we prayed, and many of you know I am not given to visions, I had a powerful vision of huge arrows without shafts in the form of “v’s” being shot rapidly out of a powerful black granite fortress towards the Great Tibetan Prayer Festival (Monlam Chenmo). I felt I had witnessed a visible act of divine judgment of our Almighty God in response to the heartfelt cries out of youth in the gap. Truly “God is not a passive or indifferent spectator of events that take place in the world” (MacArthur’s sermon notes). (not against the Tibetan people, but the false deities of Vajrayana Buddhism originally from India).

Remember the words of God through Moses warning His people that, “They have provoked Me with their idols… For a fire is kindled in My anger, and burns to the lowest part of Sheol (Hell) and consumes the earth with its yield, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap misfortunes on them; I will use My arrows on them” (Deuteronomy 32:23 ). 

Could it be those arrows of God were unleashed in Washington D.C. against the idols of our nation? I also wonder if the draught, the onslaught of fires in our country this summer are a manifestation of God’s judgment for our unbelief as a people and for our lukewarm faith? Will we awake from our stupor? From worshipping Baal of the stock market? The Greek gods of the sports arenas? The whore of Hollywood’s gross entertainment? Can we see the invisible spiritual war that rages in our midst?

“See now that, I am He, and there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded, and it is I who heal; And there is none who can deliver from My hand. Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven, and say, as I live forever, If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, and I will repay those who hate Me. I will make My arrows drunk with blood” (Deu. 32:39-42).

The night before, Bernie, who is also not given to visions had a dream of a demonic gathering in front of the Lincoln Memorial. On the morning of July 3, we hurried out to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Now a re-enactment like that wouldn’t be unusual in D.C. except for the fact that it was being done in front of the Lincoln Memorial by a group of Free Tibet sympathizers from America and 13 Tibetan Buddhist monks and high government officials. It strikes me as strange that they would sign a document whose foundational beliefs are in a Creator God, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”

Right: Picture of a leader from the Tibetan government-in-exile, a formerly imprisoned nun, Lamas, and American Free Tibet advocates speaking in front of the Lincoln Memorial after signing another page of the American Declaration of Independence.

First of all, Tibetan Buddhists don’t believe in a Creator God. Secondly, they don’t believe in equal rights. Any layperson in Tibet would say, “The Lama knows” inferring that their religious leaders are above the law of the common man. Ask any member of the Shugden Organization which has been demonstrating against the recent repression of their worship of an outlawed deity by the Dalai Lama’s government-in-exile. The forced signature campaign and religious suppression by the Dalai Lama’s monks has been likened by Shugden followers to “those things (that) happened in Nazi Germany” (Hindustan Times, “Tibetan sect up in arms against Dalai” by Poornima Joshi June 26).

When I heard the speeches I recognized the heartfelt need for our Tibetan friends to be free, but it was a bit too Hollywood for me and also an affront at the Lincoln Memorial where a President who loved God is memorialized. Earlier that morning, I was profoundly moved by the words of Abraham Lincoln,

“On the 30th Day of April in 1863, President Lincoln issued this proclamation for a National Day of Fasting, humiliation and prayer. He said, “We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand, which has preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us. We have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated by unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient, and too proud to pray to the God that made us. It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”

The question posed to the Christian community originally about the tidal wave of Buddhism in America was, “Who opened the door?” I read some interesting commentary on a site by Ron Campbell called Jeremiah Project  which shows how all of Washington, D.C. is laid out in Masonic ritualistic form and is dedicated at a deeper level to the sun god. Ron Campbell asked, “To what deity was Washington, D.C. dedicated? Is it possible that through Masonic rituals, our nation’s government has been symbolically offered to the kingdom of darkness?”

He also addresses the falsehood of Masonry, a secret religious and fraternal order. The Mason, “Manley Hall wrote that a Mason’s religion ‘Must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer.” However, “Roman Catholics, Assemblies of God, and Presbyterian Church of America, and Missouri Synod Lutherans, have said membership in a Masonic Lodge is incompatible with the Christian faith.” The Southern Baptists have refused to admit to this “Preacher’s during the First and Second Great Awakening condemned it (Freemasonry)” along with the famous evangelist Charles Finney who openly opposed freemasonry.”

Could we not agree then with the Prophet Isaiah’s confession? “Woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips among a people of unclean lips” Are we standing for what we believe or are we like the proverbial frog in the boiling pot, being heated degree by degree until the frog is too complacent to act any longer and boils to death?

The last event on the Tibetan Buddhist’s event schedule was the dismantling of the Sand Mandala. To most, this would seem anti-climatic, but to Bernie, this was the most critical time for spiritual warfare. In his former Buddhist days in Sri Lanka, India and Japan, he had been raised as a Buddhist guru by the famous monks in Sri Lanka who knew Colonel Henry Steele Olcott, Madame Blavatsky and Dharmapala, the famous Buddhist revivalist. At the final sweeping ceremony of the mandala, he had previously been eyewitness to the instantaneous spirit possession of seekers who gathered to be possessed by the demons who had been invoked into the Mandala. He knew that following the dismantling, the sands would be meticulously swept up and dumped into a local body of water to impart demons into the environment. This time it would be into the Potomac, the river running through our nation’s Capitol.

Bernie said the mandala  was ‘inhabited by 22 legions of deities.’ He observed that ‘the Mandala which must be broken down before a certain hour. That hour kept being delayed for which the chief lama had to apologize to the deities.’ This Bernie attributed to the presence of praying Christians.

As we waited the Lama explained how the mandala was dedicated to the Patron deity of Tibet, Avalokitsevara.’ There are four symbolic gates. The lama went on to explain the dark power of the deities and how this mandala will be built in many colleges, high schools, and museums around the country as part of their program to bring Tibetan Buddhism to America. As I listened, I was reminded of what Bernie had said earlier. “Buddhists are making plans one to two generations down the road.”

Alicia Matsunaga, the author of The Buddhist Philosophy of Assimilation  gave an example of how Buddhism was originally introduced into Confucian China. Their first step was the preliminary introduction of the Dharma (the Buddhist Law). The next step which took about eighty years was the translation of their scriptures in the language of the host country. The third step was the implementation of honji-suijaku, the doctrine of assimilation, the process when Buddhists seek out the areas of commonality, wherein Buddhists would appear in the eyes of the common people to have much in common with their own religion.

Where is Buddhism today on that timeline? In 1893, Dharmapala came to Chicago to attend the Parliament of the World’s Religions and planted seeds which today are bearing fruit in America. The Publisher Paul Carus who attended utilized his company, Open Court Publishers to further promote his Buddhist faith. Today, their textbooks are being considered for use in elementary schools within the entire Los Angeles Unified School District, one of the largest in the world. According to one Open Court employee, their textbook sales are financing Buddhist translation work in California.

Left: Children surround the monks constructing the sand mandala and are intrigued by its color and symbolism unknowingly being exposed to a spiritual channeling tool that is temporary home to 722 deities we would call demons.

We were standing there in spiritual defense to protect our country from the unleashing of these demonic hoards. Bernie in his past as a Buddhist guru would actually communicate with these demons and said that they are held to the ritual to be released upon the invocation of the lamas. At that point they would travel horizontally and possess those seeking possession. Because of our presence and prayer to God, they were bound to depart from there back to their abode. Strangely all the sands were swept up and given out to those who were standing around. Although that was not good, it was far better than a general dispersal of these into the local environment.

Bernie reflected, ‘God gave us a great victory as their process of dismantling the mandala did not follow the traditional lines as we bound the powers and restricted their transferability. The lamas could not disperse the demonic powers. The chief lama even had to apologize to the deities for this act. This was most significant because Washington, D.C. is the most prominent city in the world.”

A time of rejoicing in God’s victory as we reported to various prayer groups at the trust.

Tools for Peace Glendale. After getting back to California, we engaged in training students that were preparing for ministry in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist world. During July, Tom G. (a journalist) and I visited the construction site of a permanent three dimensional mandala symbolizing the Buddhist universe at Glendale’s Forest Lawn Cemetery. The “Shi-tro Mandala for Universal Peace” project was particularly disturbing to me as it is being constructed where my grandparents are buried. Most of the motifs at the cemetery up to this time have been biblical and is famous for its 120 foot painting of the Crucifixion.

According to the “Tools for Peace” literature, they have established a community outreach program that will accompany the Mandala to “teach peace education to youth and those educating youth.” The curriculum is “centered on the basic structure of the mandala.” The exhibit and program will be traveling to Washington, D.C., schools, museums and parks around the nation in order to put on workshops for “at-risk youth populations to turn them away from violent and destructive behaviors” and work with local police departments. They are partnered with the Glendale non-profit “We Care for Youth.”

The mandala however is not spiritually neutral. If it is so powerful, one might ask, “Why did it not protect Tibet from the genocide of over one-million Tibetans and the destruction of 7,500 Buddhist temples by the Chinese? Secondly, because of its deeply religious connotations, how is it that it can be shown in schools and where Christian programs are banned?



I am the LORD, that is My Name;

I will not give My glory to another,

Nor My praise to graven images.”

                                        Isaiah 42:8

“The land is full of adulterers

For the land mourns because of the curse.

The pastures of the wilderness have dried up.

For both prophet and priest are polluted.

Even in My house I have found their wickedness, declares the LORD.”

                                      -Jeremiah 23:11

To whom will you liken God?

Or what likeness will you compare with Him?

                                        -Isaiah 40:18

Present your case,” the LORD says. Bring forward your strong arguments.”

Declare the things that are going to come afterward, that we may know you are gods.”

Behold, you are of no account, and your work amounts to nothing;

He who chooses you is an abomination.”

                                        -Isaiah 41:21



Humanity’s Greatest Crime

By James C. Stephens

June 26, 2011

The early Church Father Tertullian (c. 160-c.220AD) was raised in Carthage and an apologist of the early church who fought against the heresy of Marcion as well as Christian Gnosticism. In his writings “On Idolatry” he wrote,

“The principal crime of the human race, the highest guilt charged upon the world, the whole procuring cause of judgment, is idolatry … Set aside names, examine works, the idolater is likewise a murderer. Do you inquire whom he has slain? If it contributes ought to the aggravation of the indictment, no stranger nor personal enemy, but his own self. By what snares? Those of his error. By what weapon? The offense done to God. By how many blows?

. The essence of fraud, I take it, is, that any should seize what is another’s, or refuse to another his due; and, of course, fraud done toward man is a name of greatest crime. Well, but idolatry does fraud to God, by refusing to Him, and conferring on others, His honours .”


I recall as a fairly new Christian in the ministry being called by a leader of a local seminary to come down and look at some items that he felt would be good for our ministry work among Buddhists.  When I arrived he took me into a room and showed me some very expensive Jade statues of Buddha and an old family ancestral tablet in an religious type cabinet. He said, “I think these would be very good to show your students what Buddhists actually have in their homes.”

I said, “That I might be able use some of the books for research, but I would have to prayerfully consider his offer.”

As I walked towards my office, a passage from His Word came to me:

“Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Or can a man walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? –Proverbs 6:27-28

How could I bring into my home, items that were an absolute abhorrence to the LORD Jesus Christ whom I love and serve?  Not only that, but it was disobedient to the Ten Commandments. How could I have an idol in my home or in my office? It would be a great offense to the LORD and to those who had left Buddhism. It would be like having a stack of pornographic magazines which give sin an opportunity and open door.  I turned around and walked into the Seminary office and said, “I don’t think these are items which would honor the LORD. In fact, I don’t think any of these items should be in a seminary as well. I would suggest that they be destroyed.

When my wife and I confessed Jesus Christ as LORD and gave Him our life, the very next day, we wrapped up our Tokibitsu Gohonzon, we called it our object of worship, and also our two special Amamori Gohonzons and then I walked to the World Culture Center and gave them back to the organization.  I was not instructed as to how I was to deal with my idols, but felt that since they were actually “on loan” to us from the organization, we should return them. When I did so, one of my colleagues at the World Culture Center, Ann Hagihara, said, “You can’t do this. You must return them to your headquarters.”

I said, “You don’t understand. I am not part of your system anymore.”

Ann knowing that I had been a very devout Buddhist for fourteen years said, “Do you want to see a counselor? Are you feeling okay?”

My response was, “I’ve never felt better in my whole life.”

It may be a case of “Render unto Caesar what it Caesar’s and unto God what is Gods.”


I remember seeing movie billboards advertising “Battle for LA” about an alien invasion.  Many times, it seems that Hollywood mirrors the angst of our culture.  On March 10, 2011 I visited an old friend from Montana who’d come down with aging Father to visit his brother in Long Beach.  After breakfast we walked down to wharf where you could see the permanent anchorage of the HMS Queen Mary and also the Los Angeles river channel into Long Beach Harbor. I’d mentioned how Maria Schwarzenegger had made a trip to Dharmasala, India to invite the Dalai Lama to address the 20,000 women leaders who would be attending the First Lady of California’s Woman’s Conference.  At the Conference, the Dalai Lama lead the women briefly in Buddhist meditation after his talk where he spoke to them of their important role in shaping society.

I also shared the fact that the Dalai Lama was about to visit Southern California in early May for a series of talks at USC, UCLA, UC Irvine and conducting the Highest Yoga Tantra Ritual which would occasion the invitation of high level Tibetan Shamans and tantric practitioners. That Long Beach was an international Gateway city which has been a high level terrorist target.  That we’d been involved in a number of prayer initiatives asking the LORD’s protection over the harbor.

After I left, I drove by the” Battle for LA” Billboards which were in the same proximity of the Harold Camping Billboards warning that Judgment Day would begin on May 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. So many people were falling prey to another date based prophecy about end times.  Little did the world know that the next morning, not May 21, but on March 11, that a record 9.0 magnitude earthquake would hit Sendai, Japan. Now called the Great  East Japan Earthquake,  it was followed by a horrific Tsunami and a nuclear meltdown.  So far the death toll has reached 15,457 deaths,  5,389 injured, with  7,676 people still missing.

I called my friend early that morning and warned him that there was a Pacific Tsunami alert on the West Coast of California as well.  


I recall attending the Urbana Student Mission Conference back in 1990 and reading a quote on one of the University of Illinois buildings by Edmund Burke that strongly resonated with me.  He said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”  A watchman must stand fast in his post. 

The Dalai Lama was slated to lead the Highest Yoga Tantra in Long Beach which also involved the building of a special sand mandala. As I conducted research on the sand mandala, I discovered that it was to Yamantaka. Why? As I conducted my research, it appeared that it ties into the Kalachakra Mandala that is being built in Washington, DC in July.  The entire North American continent, Turtle Island is part of that Mandala system.  Yamantaka is the Tibetan Buddhist god of the west gate of the Kalachakra mandala. West Gate=Long Beach. According to Don Upham, ‘thirty four percent of this nation’s commerce passes” through Long Beach.  After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the Thubten Dargye Ling moved from the Culver City area to Long Beach, California. Long Beach is a major gate between Santa Monica and Irvine. 

In 1990, I gave several talks to students interested in mission to Buddhists and I began by stating that this talk has a warning label. It comes from Ezekiel 33: ..if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.’

I have been warning those in the West extensively since 1990 about the dangerous incursion of Buddhism in North America and the ramifications.  So when I called to see if anyone was going to deal with the Yamataka Mandala in Long Beach, I did not find any parties that seemed to be going down there to confront it. So, after much prayerful  preparation, communion, and sanctification, I decided it was time to take the battle to the gates and address the spirits that were about to be released from the Sand Mandala.

FIRST, I  prayed earlier at Long Beach State College where the Dalai Lama was to go later in the week.  We had  heard that he was ill in Japan and would not be able to make it on Sunday to Long Beach, nor to UCLA on Monday.   This did not deter me.  I made proclamations written on a wooden stake based upon Deuteronomy 28, pounded it into the ground as a declaration. I  then read it before the Court of Heaven addressed it to principalities and powers that YHWH was setting before the State of California, blessings and curses. After taking communion, I walked around the Long Beach State obelisks as a testimony against them. I don’t know if they were built with any malice in mind by the original artists, but know it was a statement, recognizing that there has been witchcraft on this site and pled the blood of Yeshua upon the students to protect them and call them to repentance before the YHWH of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. To serve the King of Kings Yeshua Ha’Moshiach.    I then sensed in the Spirit of the LORD that it was time to go down to the Long Beach Terrace Theater where the sand mandala was built and about to be desconstructed.   

When I found out that the Sand mandala was being deconstructed, I walked into the room precisely as the Tibetan shamans were chanting their incantations and scooping up the sands.  I had been given Ezekiel 14. They had just ended their chanting rituals and were scooping up the sand as over 1oo people were looking on awaiting the dispersal of sand in which some would be given to them and another deposited in the sea.  While I was silently praying against the principalities which I had already done by name, I heard from the LORD, “Watchman I will require the blood from your hand if you do not warn them.’  So I began reading the Ezekiel 14:6-7 out loud.

“Therefore say to the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices!

 7 “‘When any of the Israelites or any foreigner residing in Israel separate themselves from me and set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet to inquire of me, I the LORD will answer them myself. 8 I will set my face against them and make them an example and a byword. I will remove them from my people. Then you will know that I am the LORD.”

At that point guards were coming up to me, people were telling me to be quiet with ONE MAJOR exception, someone behind me, said to the crowd, “Let him finish.”

I then finished reading the Word against idolatry and then said, “Repent, and turn back from your idols, and turn back your faces from all your abomination.  I am warning you in the Name of Yeshua, Jesus Christ and YHWH, not to take this cursed sand into your hands or homes. It is defiled.  If you take it into homes you will bring judgment into your homes and into this city and State and Nation.

YHWH says your gods are not welcome in this nation.   I’m finished.

I then left behind some wine from Passover in which the curses of Egypt were poured. If you do not repent, these curses will certainly come upon you and your household.



Those who forsake the Torah, praise the wicked.

But such as keep the Torah contend with them.”

Proverbs 28:14


“Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.

Say to those with anxious heart, take courage, fear not.

Behold, your God will come with vengeance;

The recompense of God will come, but He will save you.

Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

Then the lame will leap like a deer,

And the tongue of the dumb will shout for joy.

For waters will break forth in the wilderness

And streams in the Arabah.

And the scorched land will become a pool,

And the thirsty land will become a pool,

And the thirsty ground springs of water;

And a highway will be there, a roadway,

And it will be called the Highway of Holiness.

Isaiah 35:3-8

“Do not fear, for I am with you;

Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you,

Surely I will help you,

Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored.

Those who contend with you will be as nothing, and will perish.

You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them.

Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existant.

For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand,

Who says to you, “Do not fear, I will help you.

Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel,

I will help you,” declares the LORD, and your Redeemer, is the Holy One of Israel.”

-Isaiah 41:10-14

RED ALERT_Countdown-10 Days until the Kalachakra Ceremony in Washington, DC_St. Crispen’s Day

RED ALERT_Countdown-10 Days until the Kalachakra Ceremony in Washington, DC_St. Crispen’s Day

RED ALERT: Warning to North American Gatekeepers

TIMEFRAME: June 10-July 20, 2011

AREA: Turtle Island (Canada, United States, First Nations Reservations, Mexico, Cuba, Territories).

“You are therefore to keep all My statutes

and all My ordinances and do them,

so that the land to which I am bringing you to live

will not spew you out.”

~Leviticus 20:22


“The Ancient of Days will pass judgment in favor of the saints, when the saints begin to take possession of the kingdom!” Daniel 7:22

“I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.”  Daniel 7:21-23.

It’s so interesting when Ryrie comments on Daniel 7:24-27. “Antichrist will march to power by subduing three of the ten nations (v.24), will blaspheme God (v. 25), will try in some way to change times and laws in order to promote his anti-Christian program (v. 25), and will persecute God’s saints (they, v. 25) for the last three and one-half years of the Tribulation period.”

The Kalachakra ceremony is conducted by the Tibetan god of time. Kala=time, Chakra=Circle.

“And he will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever.” 

Not by power, but by My Spirit thus says the LORD.  

St. Crispen’s Day Speech

  Shakespeare’s HENRY V

C. 1599

Although Shakespeare penned this work nearly two hundred years after the Battle of Agincourt (1415), it remains the finest dramatic interpretation of what leadership meant to the men in the Middle Ages.

Prior to the Battle, Henry V had led his English footmen across Northwestern France, seizing Calais and other cities in an attempt to win back holds in France that had once been in English possession and to claim the French crown through the obscure but powerful Salig Law.

The French, aware of Henry’s troops weakening condition because of their distance from England and the attacks of dysentery that had plagued the dwindling band, moved between King Henry and Calais, the port he needed to reach in order to return to England. The troops followed Henry’s band along the rivers, preventing their crossing and daring them to a battle they thought they could not win.

The English knights fought on foot after the manner devised by Edward III. Archers were to be used in support, the English and Welsh longbows having established their credentials both at Crecy (1347) and at Poitiers (1356). But here the French seemed to have sufficient numbers to deal with even this threat, and they refused to allow Henry pass, angered by the English seizure of the cities.

Morale in the English line as they looked upon the overwhelming force of heavily armored, highly skilled French knights must have been extremely low. King Henry, rising to the occasion, spoke words of encouragement that rallied the English troops and carried them to a victory. As a result of the victory the French Princess Catherine was betrothed to Henry V, and France and England were at peace for the remainder of Henry’s short life. He perished of dysentery in 1422, but was survived by his son (Henry VI) and was buried at Westminster Abbey, close to the shrine of Edward the Confessor.

Although the speech below is a work of fiction, it is evocative of the spirit with which Henry–and all strong medieval kings–ruled through the strength of their convictions and by force of their personality.

–Brian R. Price

–January 30, 1998

St. Crispen’s Day Speech

William Shakespeare, 1599

                          Enter the KING

WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here
    But one ten thousand of those men in England
    That do no work to-day!
KING. What’s he that wishes so?
    My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;
    If we are mark’d to die, we are enow
    To do our country loss; and if to live,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
    God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
    By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
    Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
    It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
    Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
    But if it be a sin to covet honour,
    I am the most offending soul alive.
    No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
    God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
    As one man more methinks would share from me
    For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
    Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
    That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
    We would not die in that man’s company
    That fears his fellowship to die with us.
    This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
    And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian.’
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
    And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.’
    Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he’ll remember, with advantages,
    What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
    Familiar in his mouth as household words-
    Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
    Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
    Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.



By James C. Stephens


Friday, June 24, 2011

Parking is an event at Grace Community Church on Sunday mornings. If you miss the window of time and are late by ten minutes you have to park at another lot which is a ten minute walk away. I was late, so I dropped off my family and as I was walking to the church, I struck up a quick conversation with another late arriver, who happened to be seminary student.  After a couple of minutes, I asked him, “So, do they teach you how to minister to Buddhists or those in other faiths?”

He simply responded, “No. We spend so much time on Greek, Hebrew, Hermeneutics, Exposition, etc., that we have no time to study world religions.”

I then jokingly remarked, “So, I guess you’re going to be working in a rural area.”

“Not quite,” he replied. “I’m going to be working in Chicago and really do need training on how to share the Gospel in a pluralist context.”

To be fair, Dr. John MacArthur is known to do his homework and tackles difficult subjects like Islam and has addressed it on “Larry King Live” and not backed down. He has been a fierce theological lion protecting the Narrow Gate in the public square. You know where he stands. May his tribe increase! 

If men are not equipped first to properly handle the Word of God, they don’t have a leg to stand on to judge right from wrong. They can’t see.  If you can’t see, then it’s a case of the blind leading the blind. Few are equipped to contend in the public square where they are “naked” and exposed.  I don’t mean physically stripped down, but when speaking in the public square one doesn’t have a pulpit and congregation to hide behind.     

In England, radical Moslems and Christians vigorously debate in Picadelly Circus, a square in downtown London. So what do we do in America? The latest it seems finds Americans opting out for a “Chrislam”, the newest brand name for a peaceful spiritual, non-offensive, politically correct interchange between Christianity and Islam in the Churches. Remove the “offensive cross”, pull out your Koran and Bible and compare verses. Well at least the ones that are not offensive. We are the Rodney King generation, “Can’t we all just get along?” Trouble is, neither contends for their faith openly. We don’t want to offend anyone. Americans don’t know how to debate. We’ve been dumbed down. 

Apologetics is needed more than ever in the seminaries. Strike that. More than ever in the Church among the priesthood of ALL believers. But we are like the Sunday afternoon sailor who doesn’t want to sail too far away from the shore, so we stick with the cults that typically knock at our door, Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons and leave the difficult sailing to the “experts.”  Trouble is,  that we no longer live in such a simple society as our new neighbors that have moved in next door are Buddhists, Hindus, Moslems, Sikhs, or just plain don’t care about anything except making a dollar.

We like the old Clint Eastwood movies where the hired gunslinger comes to town harassed by the cowboy ganstas, the townspeople slap a sheriff’s badge on him and he takes the heat, while they huddle like a bunch of frightened hens in a chicken coop. He rallies them, they kill the bad guys and he rides out of town.

That’s been my experience. After twenty two years of mission work, I recognized that the Church wasn’t equipping the flock to share the Gospel in our pluralistic society and probably wouldn’t venture far from shore to do so. They do what they do best. So, here we are, doing damage control and finding little help, again, from the Church to deal with the politically correct missionary Buddhism of the Dalai Lama.

We wait for Chicken Little to run around crying, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling.” And when it doesn’t fall on our head, we go about our daily routine, not realizing that the temperature of the kettle we’re in has just been raised by one more degree. You’ve heard that story about the frog in the kettle? Throw him in a five quart pan of water and slowly raise the temperature of the water and basically the frog is lulled to death, or should I say boiled to death!  A slow death.


 Rita Mae Brown, not Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”  Haven’t read her book, don’t know who she is, but good quote. So here we are, same time, same channel. The Dalai Lama is coming to town. Sounds like the Santa Claus tune. So, everybody lines up, gets their $76 ticket, the cheapest seat in the house at Verizon Center in Washington, DC with an audience capacity of 20,000. Or you could opt for the $396 ticket. Ten days of ceremonies training them to become citizens in the Shambhala kingdom.

A few Christians see the danger, the rest are on summer vacation.   

“Who me?”

“Well, do you think it’s an issue?”

“Frankly, I think you’re making a mountain out of a molehole.”

“So you’re okay with him doing his thing in Washington, DC?”

“Yeh, I’m okay.”

“So it’s “I’m okay, you’re okay is it?”

“Why not ok? Oh forget it. I don’t have time to hear about this crazy conspiracy theory stuff!”

“Whatever floats your boat.”

“Are you being sarcastic?”

“Hey, if you want to bury your head in the sand like an ostrich, go right ahead. But don’t tell me that you weren’t warned.”

“Warned about what? The cuddly giggly grandpa type guy from Tibet that wears those sun visors and ugly brown Gucci shoes?”

“Take our course. It’s all there. First week is only $1. What’s stopping you? Too busy? Buddhism is breaking out all over like the chicken pocks. Let me ask you? Do you believe in Reincarnation? Cremation?  If you do, you’ve already been sold the goods and don’t even know it! Did you know that cremation has never been a Jewish or Christian practice? Did you also know that it was actually introduced into America by Colonel Henry Steele Olcott, a White Buddhist who fought a court case in New York over a hundred years ago to be able to do so? http://www.worldviews101.com.


Psalms 49:20 struck me as I thought about the popularity of the Dalai Lama.

“Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, is like the beasts that perish.”

If he or any Buddhist doesn’t know the LORD, they’ll perish. So what are you doing to be equipped to share the Gospel with your neighbor? What’s the great Commandment? “Love your LORD, your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.”

If you don’t know what they believe, you’ll never know how to share the Gospel with them. You’ll just be another ignorant Christian to them that doesn’t know the difference between an apple and an orange.

I remember a friend telling me a saying his Dad used all the time, “The one-eyed man is king in the valley of the blind.” 

I think that the real issue here is that people are lazy. They don’t study, they just talk about things which they have to do that day, or plans they make for the weekend.

Trouble is that it really doesn’t matter what you think is truth, if it is false, someone is going to get hurt, and hurt badly. Think Bernie Madoff here, or the banks. Where were the whistleblowers? The Gatekeepers? Many people are kicking themselves now, but “it’s too late baby.”

Last night, I was wrestling about this whole initiative. Attempting to get down to what it is that we’re facing here. I went to bed late, was exhausted, and totally spent. I asked Abba for His grace and healing. I’m done without you. Few are responding to the call to deal with the Kalachakra event in Washington, DC. I didn’t want to write this blog anymore, except if Yeshua wanted me to.

 When I awoke this morning, I was much refreshed even after little sleep. After coffee, I opened the Word to 2 Kings 6:1-7:20. Just what I needed to hear from Abba.

The Prophet Elisha was busy counseling the king of Israel who was at war with the king of Aram. Elisha was so right on in his prophesies and counsel that the king of Aram wanted him captured. So he sent an army in the night and surrounded the city in order to capture the Prophet. His servant was basically freaked out when he saw all the chariots and soldiers and asked his master, “What shall we do?”

Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

“As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, “Strike these people with blindness.” So He struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked. Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” (Him of course!) So he leads him into the city, asks the LORD to open their eyes and where do they find themselves? Yep! In the city of Samaria facing the army of the king of Israel.

The king asks Elisha, “Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?”

Elisha says, “Do not kill them.” I mean really are you going to kill men you’ve already captured? Feed and water them and send them back to their master.’

Well, these kings are not too smart. Really, check it out. After all that, Ben-Hadad decides he’s going to take the city. Things weren’t going well there. Food prices were out of this world. A donkey’s head was selling for a king’s ransom. It was expensive!  Two women were arguing about whose kid they were going to eat tonight for dinner!  I don’t mean a goat, I mean whose child!  It’s not really funny, but you get the point. And if it wasn’t rough enough for the Prophet Elisha, his own king is ticked at him, gone insane and rips off his clothes, and decides he wants to take off the prophet’s head.

Elisha gets wind of him coming and tells his servant to block the door. The king’s messenger knocks at the door and relays the king’s question: “this disaster is from the LORD. Why should I wait for the LORD any longer?”  Elisha knows the kings right there ready to take off his head when the door is opened. But says, “Hear the word of the LORD. This what the LORD says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the  gate of Samaria.’

I mean, ‘such a deal!’ But the king’s messenger, unbelieving jerk that he was spouts off and says, “Look, even if the LORD should open the floodgates of heaven, could this happen?”  In modern vernacular, “In your dreams!”

Elisha said, “You will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of it.”

Change scenes.  Four lepers sitting at the entrance to the city gate. Starving. And talking with one another about their situation. Hey. Look. We’re going to die of starvation here. So, we’re just going to sit around waiting for a handout? In the city they’re fighting over whose son they’re going to eat for dinner. We’re not getting any scraps believe you me. So, I tell you. The enemy camp is looking real good. Hey, if they don’t feed us, they kill us! Such a deal. We’re going to die anyway. So whaddya say? Let’s take a chance and hit up their camp.

Leper’s Luck.

So they head off over to the enemy’s camp, looking for some leftovers. And did they find leftovers?! Not one of the enemy was there. All the pots were on the stove, full of the best Aramese cuisine.

Doesn’t look like they’d mind? They’re not around. Whaddya say? Wow, this is awesome! I’m full. Hey, where are they? This is weird. Some type of alien abduction? (not really they wouldn’t say that, just kiddingJ) So they look around and see some pretty nice boom boxes, clothes, and the like and take what they need, not too much mind you, just enough, hide it and say, “You know something? This isn’t right is it?’ I mean they didn’t decide to unhide their spoils, but they were good lepers, and said, let’s let our people know, pots on the stove! And the enemies gone!

So they go back, tell the king and his chief gatekeeper. But they are not too sure they’re not being set up for an ambush. So they send out scouts and find, all of the enemy has fled, leaving their food, resources, armour, shields and spears behind. “Something” has scared the dickens out of them and they ran for their lives. So the scouts come back with the good report, the king of Israel tells his chief gatekeeper to watch the front gate and then he let’s the people know “Chows on!” Ever seen a run on a Christmas sale? I mean that’s nothing. All these people were STARVING! The chief gatekeeper who didn’t believe the prophet Elisha never saw it coming. Poor dead gatekeeper. He was run over by a starving Samarian stampede.

Moral of the story? Listen to the True prophets.




Thursday, June 22, 2011

by James Stephens

“For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and loses his own life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?”

                                                                                ~Mattithyahu (Matthew) 16:28.

“Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, is like the beasts that perish.”

                                                                              ~Psalms 49:20

In 1996, the XIV Dalai Lama was awarded the Key to the City of Pasadena. When I interviewed Dr. Arthur Glasser at Fuller School of Intercultural Studies and asked him about the award and how we as Christians might feel, he responded,

“Surely, he is a foreign personage, we should be respectful of him, but to offer him the Key to the City, Christians would tend to react. The key, the authority, what sort of authority is going to be understood by the Dalai Lama? We should speak about the seduction of idolatry.”

http://youtu.be/8AIv-BYZhsoShort clip of the Dalai Lama receiving the key.

http://youtu.be/R9Br7mC3ZNI. Dr. Arthur Glasser’s response to the Key.

Cities that the Dalai Lama has been given keys to in America.


San Francisco (Mayor Feinstein) September 9, 1979, Los Angeles (Mayor Bradley) September 1979, Pasadena July 1996, New York City (Mayor Blumberg) 09-25-2005, Seattle (Mayor Greg Nickels) April 13, 2008, Memphis (Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. & Memphis Mayor Myron Lowery)September 22, 2009, Toronto October 24, 2010.

Tokens of Destruction

“When warnings for instruction are not received, they are tokens of destruction. This is a truth which none almost deny, and none almost believe. Had it been believed, many desolating judgments in former ages had been prevented; nations and cities should have abode in prosperity, which are not sunk into ruin, yea, into hell.”  


“When God utterly forsakes a people, he will regard them no more, but give them up unto idolatry, false worship, and all sorts of wickedness.”  


 —John Owen’s “An Humble Testimony Unto The Goodness and Severity of God in His Dealing With Sinful Churches and Nations.”



The following are historical examples:


Dark magic was at work within the walls of the “National Cathedral” (September 11, 2003) as the Dalai Lama’s special retinue of tantric practitioners were about to release a demonic hoard from the bowels of a sand mandala as it was dissolved, wherein the sands swept up, given to those attending, and the remainder cast into the waters of the Potomac.  All of this was occurring at about the same hour when ENDA legislation was being voted on in Congress which would directly end the ability of the clergy in this nation to hire those who would uphold the Laws of God and legally require their hiring practices to be inclusive, code for –not discriminating against people because of their sexual orientation, be it gay, lesbian, or transsexual.

In California, Governor Schwarzenegger whose wife invited the Dalai Lama to speak at the California First Ladies conference in Long Beach (September 2006) signed a bill prohibiting the use of “mom” and “dad” as designated terms in elementary schools, requiring schools to use inclusive language and teach elementary and secondary school children that there are “other types of family’s” recognized by our society.

As the Dalai Lama was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal (October 2007), the highest civilian honor that can be bestowed, Diane Feinstein, was sure to mention that she was the first American public leader to welcome the Dalai Lama into the United States as the Mayor of San Francisco in 1979 when she gave him the Key to the City.

 In Richard Blum’s book, Himalaya:personal stories of grandeur, challenge and hope, he recollects his wife Diane Feinstein’s story about her first meeting with the Dalai Lama.

“I first met him in Dharamsala through my husband-to-be, Richard Blum, in the fall of 1978. I was awed by his presence and moved to action. We first went to visit the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India. The purpose of this meeting was to deliver an invitation for His Holiness to visit the city and county of San Francisco. The Dalai Lama was appreciative of the invitation. At that time he had never even been to the United States.”

Not many people remember the unfolding series of event that were then to propel Diane Feinstein into the public limelight immediately after she returned from inviting the Dalai Lama to America.

“For most San Franciscans over 40, the memory of Dianne Feinstein’s November 27, 1978 press conference announcing the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk remains vivid. She was distressed but controlled. She heard the gunshots, had seen the killer, former Supervisor Dan White, in the moments between the two murders and he had rebuffed her attempt to talk to him. She raced to Milk’s office, saw the fatal wound, tried to take his pulse, but knew immediately he was dead.

Only nine days earlier, 913 people, mostly former Bay Area residents, had committed mass suicide with Reverend Jim Jones in Guyana. The same year, her second and much loved husband, neurosurgeon Dr. Bertram Feinstein, had died of colon cancer. Though she had been contemplating retirement after returning the day before from a trip to the Mt. Everest area where she met the Dalai Lama, on that November day it fell to Dianne Feinstein not only to tell the world of the assassinations, but to step into Moscone’s shoes as acting mayor. The very human and capable way in which she handled the situation, and later restored confidence to the city, proved her abilities. She vaulted to the forefront among California Democratic leaders. (The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement by Steven L. Pease)

 Later as Senator, in a speech congratulating the Dalai Lama on being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal she was sure to mention her longstanding connection to the Dalai Lama. She in fact was responsible for opening the Gate in America to the Dalai Lama.

“In September 1979, as Mayor of San Francisco, I was the first official to invite and welcome His Holiness to San Francisco to present him with a key to the City. This was his first visit to America.

As I came to know His Holiness, I have tried to be a bridge between His Holiness and the Chinese leadership.

In fact, on three separate occasions since 1991, my husband and I hand-delivered letters from His Holiness to the Chinese leadership: Asking for direct talks, reiterating his Middle Way approach and clearly stating that he does not seek independence for Tibet, but is looking to secure Tibet’s religious and cultural autonomy.

The simple truth is this: I can think of no one who more embodies the spirit of the Congressional Gold Medal than His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.”


“The Center for Public Integrity has reported that Feinstein and her husband, Richard Blum, are making millions of dollars from Iraq and Afghanistan contracts through his company, Perini.  There have also been critics who argue that Feinstein’s support of policies that are friendly to the Chinese government are because of her husband’s extensive China-related business holdings.”

RED ALERT_Day Twelve_ ‘Our Family Sanctuary’

June 22, 2011  

 by James C. Stephens


“But without belief it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to Elohim has to believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him. By belief, Noah, having been warned of what was yet unseen, having feared, prepared an ark to save his house, through which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to belief.”  Ibrim (Hebrews) 11:6-7.

“Trust in YHWH, and do good; Dwell in the earth and feed on steadfastness (cultivate faithfulness).” Psalm 37:3


My father Carlton who grew up  in Texas, desired to make his way in the world as a young man and hopped a train to California with one of his friends. He loved business and became an entrepreneur at a relatively young age and was not afraid of taking calculated risks. One summer our family went on vacation and visited Zion National Park, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Park back when gas was abundant and inexpensive. They decided to stay in Montana to raise their family. We moved quite a bit and finally settled on a 72 acre ranch in North Crowe Creek Community near the Flathead Reservation.

Our neighbors were sheep farmers and horse ranchers. We raised alfalfa for feeding livestock. I learned that our sheep farmers had to protect their flock from major predators like wolves and coyotes. Fences were critical as well as proper monitoring or sheparding of the flock. We also had a healthy respect for the forest on our property after we’d run into a black bear. Swiftly flowing canals were particularly dangerous during the springtime as well as mossy stones in creeks, and swifting flowing streams.

My living experience in the countryside was very helpful in understanding the Bible as it uses a number of agrarian terms. In many ways, Americans are modern nomads, rarely living in one home longer than five years.

As Christians, we’ve come to look at the land differently.  We are called to seek the welfare of the city we have been called into exile in. We are pilgrims on a journey out of the city of destruction. We do see ourselves as stewards of whatever we are given and attempt to take good care of the properties we live in whether or not we rent or are paying a mortgage.

When we moved into Arcadia, we went with a brother in the LORD to City Hall to pray and ask God to bless the city and to direct our steps where He wanted us to live. When we drove around the city looking at homes, we prayed over the city. We prayed for stable families, that God would pour out His Spirit upon them and that they would come to know His Son Jesus Christ our LORD. 

Finally we found the home we ended up living in for five years. When we moved in, we prayed over the four corners of the property and anointed all the windows and doors in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

When I was working on writing the chapter on the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism I began to run into more and more spiritual warfare. Our son had a garage band and we later found out that one of the band members was using drugs. One day he was drawing a picture and when I looked at it I immediately recognized it as the Chinese Zen Buddhist patriarch Bodhidharma. I said, where did you get this picture?”

He replied, “Out of my head.”

At times, I would sense a dark spiritual presence over my office in the back house. At other times, I would feel it in the house. It seems that whenever there is a demonic presence in the area, I can feel the strong presence of the HOLY SPIRIT who is protecting us and alerting us to the danger. When we began having more issues around the house, I began to seek the LORD about what He would have us do.

It became obvious to me that we were dealing with a principality that had been brought in by Chinese Folk Buddhism. Often as my wife and I would prayer walk the neighborhood in the evening, we would see red lights on our Chinese Buddhist neighbors altar tables. We would pray a hedge of protection over our home every night and ask the LORD to protect us in our sleep as we found some members of our family were suffering from frightening demonic dreams at night.

We’d ask Him to give us a good night’s rest and cause us to wake refreshed in the morning so that we could serve Him with all our heart, soul and strength. Next to my bed on my nightstand, I have my Bible and have made it a habit to read the Word, until I find something that the LORD seems to be speaking to me about, write it in my commonplace, and meditate on that passage prayerfully before falling asleep.

After seeking the LORD about the increased warfare on the property, I talked with a Christian brother who was radically saved out of high level Satanism when he was an arms dealer for the Hell’s Angels. He stayed with us a few nights and he said he’d heard sounds from the rear neighbor’s house next door that he recognized as a witch. The next day, he discreetly pointed out  a number of signs that confirmed that she was indeed a practicing witch.

Then I was led to speak to my landlady as the LORD had burdened me for the task. I told her that the LORD had spoken to me about the property and that there was something wrong. She then said that when she moved in she discovered that all the cabinets had been filled with Chinese artifacts that were collected by the former owner who had traveled extensively to China and held meetings at her home about China.  

Our landlady got rid of all of the items which were filling shelves around the house. She said that she’d seen a demon in the main house and was frightened in the rear house when she was painting by a strong apparition. After she saw the demon in the front house, she discovered that her husband had gotten very involved with drugs. His behavior became more and more violent and at one point he got so angry he began to beat her up in the kitchen. After his drug use escalated he ended up in a vegetative state from which he has never recovered.

We then seriously began to pray over the property and for its sanctification. We were led into the back yard behind the clubhouse in the southwest corner where there was a unusual pile of stones. We prayed and were led by the LORD to excavate the ground. As we dug we began searching the soil through our garden sifter and uncovered strange wire in configurations, bones, broken plates and other items. When we took it to the police department because of the size of one of the bones, he mentioned that it should go to the coroner’s office for investigation. As it happened, the coroner said it was most likely from a Wiccan or Santeria ceremony.

We then fully dismantled the stone altar and sanctified the ground through sprinkling it with Kosher salt and anointing the fences with olive oil. We asked that YHWH to sanctify the ground from all its defilement by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

We then inadvertently noticed through a window in our landlady’s adjoining storage unit to our garage that she had a collection of boxes which we could see were witch figurines. We grew increasingly uncomfortable with our situation.

The warfare increased dramatically when we dug up the bones, which were not human evidently, but animal. We determined that this was not an old incinerator site first.

Things became increasingly horrific. We discovered that the street had been named after the first Mayor whose name was Perkins. The City of Arcadia had been founded by Lucky Baldwin who was deeply into all sorts of occultism and had been a preacher’s kid from Indiana gone bad, and became an adventurer, made it in the Silver business, purchased 63,000 acres of land which are now Monrovia and Arcadia, was married four times, and prohibited any church from being planted there for nearly a century as he didn’t want them to interfere with his brothels and his horse racing track and gambling business.

He had gone to India as well and made contact with Hindus and brought back peacocks which now populate certain neighborhoods of Arcadia. The peacock is said to represent Lakshmi, a Hindu deity and is also associated with a Chinese Buddhist deity Kwan-yin.

“If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, all his ministers become wicked.” Proverbs 29:12

His relationship with his daughter Anita was tumultuous. She shot and almost killed him and was heavily involved in the occult. She had close ties to Grace Nicholson who she donated many artifacts which she displayed in her Chinese style home in Pasadena, which eventually became the Pacific Asia Museum.

 We began to understand that there were bigger issues than we had knowledge of before. Each city has a redemptive gift which is often the missing component in a founder’s life. As believers we are commanded to pray for those in authority over us. That means, we need to have a list of their names, positions and responsibilities. We ask the LORD for ‘able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain” (Exodus 18:21), that are “wise and discerning and experienced men” (Deuteronomy 1:13). Leaders who exhibit the attributes of integrity, and recognize the need for justice balanced with mercy.” The Biblical purpose of government and civil law is to restrain the evil action of men in society” (Romans 13; 1 Peter 2).

By establishing a place in our home to pray, be it a room set aside for prayer and worship, or an area of the room, or a closet, we can establish a place where we can quiet our hearts, read His Word, and listen to His still small voice, and present our petitions, pleas, and draw near to Him. A map of the community is also very helpful as you pray over its boundaries and for the pastors of churches in the community.

We believe that the redemptive gift of Arcadia which is known as the City of Homes is “Solidly Committed, Compassionate and Wise Biblical Parenthood” as exemplified by Dr. James Dobson whose  established the Focus on the Family in Arcadia thirty years ago (August 1981).

The city has now been adopted by many Chinese immigrants as their new home.  Many of the homeowners hold dual residences in China and the US. The churches now serving the community and actively sharing the Gospel are proof that YHWH will build His Covenant Community and the gates of Hell will not prevail (Matthew 16:18).



Monday, June 20, 2011_by James C. Stephens

It was said of “the sons of Issachar” that “they were men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do.”  I Chronicles 12:32

When I came to know the LORD Yeshua in 1984, the Scripture that weighed most heavily upon my soul was 2 Peter 3:10. “The Day of the LORD will come like a thief in which the heavens and earth will pass away with a roar and all the elements will be consumed with intense heat.”

Knowing this, what type of people are we to be? YHWH’s set apart people, holy people.  And yet, like Isaiah, I feel “woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips among a people of unclean hearts.’  Rarely today have Elizabeth and I found friends who have not suffered from divorce or infidelity or some besetting sin, even in the body of Christ.  It is a difficult day.

During my early walk with Master Yeshua, I recall being deeply distressed when I began to see all of my sin. All of a sudden my despair was replaced with great joy as I realized that I could only see it because of the abiding work of the HOLY SPIRIT in my heart. At times, I grasped realities that I would share with other believers such as, “Can you believe it! Jesus is ALIVE! I mean, REALLY. He is not in the grave! He is ruling at the right Hand of YHWH and will return!” The expressions on their faces betrayed their hearts. “Yeh, so.”  WHAT?! I mean this changes everything! He is raised from the dead! He is our KING.

I began to see back then, that the Church was lukewarm. I didn’t come from a lukewarm Buddhist sect. We were zealots. How could I be any less zealous for my Savior Yeshua Ha’Moshiach, Jesus Christ of Nazareth?

We wrote tracts that spoke of our decision to follow Jesus.  We discovered on short order, that there was a Devil, and he was YHWH’s adversary.

Our first outreach in Santa Monica involved handing out literature to thousands of my former Buddhist friends who were attending a Buddhist parade. The night before our outreach, it seemed that all the forces of hell were unleashed as our son threw up on our bed, I got sick and gang members were attempting to break into an apartment above ours. We were apartment managers at the time as well. We didn’t let it stop us, but went out and shared the Gospel. I got miraculously well while witnessing.  While some of them have come to the LORD, I have recently discovered that many of them have passed away which has grieved me. It has also intensified my resolve to return to my first love, Yeshua and do the deeds I did as a young believer.

After our conversion to Jesus Christ in 1984 which coincided with the Olympics in Los Angeles, we felt compelled to share the Gospel with our Buddhist friends. After taking “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” we discovered there was a gaping hole in the Christian Movement to reach the Buddhist world and were challenged by Ralph Winter to do something about it.  After much prayer and searching for a mission agency who worked among Buddhists we discovered there few doing any serious outreach.

 At about the same time in Pasadena, a terrible murder occurred of  Lois Haro, the daughter of Elsie and Herb Purnell who had been missionaries to Thailand and were working at the US Center for World Mission and William Carey International University. Lois, a newly married bride was abducted from the Pasadena Plaza at gunpoint, taken to the Rose Bowl, raped and shot to death. As a result of her tragic death, a cry for prayer went out in Mission Frontiers entitled, “Make Satan Pay for this one!”  It called for prayer for the establishment of an organization that would focus on reaching unreached Buddhists around the world. Prior to that the LORD Jesus had placed a burden on our heart for the establishment of a work to accomplish the same goal.

In 1996, when the Dalai Lama came to Pasadena, he was given the Key to the City by the Mayor, a sand mandala was built at Pacific Asia Museum, and the Dalai Lama spoke to 3,000 Chinese Buddhist leaders from all over the world. While it was a daunting spiritual task, we knew we were called to share the Gospel and pray against the onslaught of Tantric Buddhism in California.

While some Christians were very supportive, even financing the production of “Mankind Needs a Savior” which included the testimonies of four former Tibetan Buddhists and a Gospel message; some Pastors were resistant and suggested that it was not their responsibility to address since there are four hundred cults that come through here a year.

A small group of former Buddhists recognized our responsibility to engage in covering the city. During our interview of the Tibetan lamas that were building the sand mandala, they told us that they had to conduct prayers to prevent their own demonic possession since they were doing ritual that invited 722 deities to take possession of the territory where the sand mandala was built.

Bernie W. formerly a Buddhist from Sri Lanka taught us how to pray authoritatively over the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the venue where the Dalai Lama was to conduct ancient rituals and give talks to the Buddhist community and at the Distinguished Speakers series to the general public.

It had not been the first time the Dalai Lama had been in the Los Angeles area. The question we wrote in a prayer letter,

“I keep asking the Lord,  “Why is the Dalai Lama coming to Pasadena? From a natural perspective, its timing may have something to do with conducting a visible media event during the Olympics for “Free Tibet.” On a supernatural level, couldn’t it be a continuation of the invisible spiritual war between God and the powers of Darkness? In light of Pasadena’s significance as a Christian center and an increased number of students who are now engaging in serious coursework preparing to do ministry among Buddhists, please pray.”

What we didn’t recognize was just how serious spiritual warfare was in this context. Years later, when I spoke to Chuck Pierce about the proliferation of Tibetan Buddhism in America and showed him the map we had done of all the sand mandalas, he said, “I dealt with Tibetan Buddhism once and will never do it again because of the intensity of the warfare and the backlash.”

After the 1996 outreach and spiritual initiative, all of our teams suffered from serious backlash. That is a very, very long and complex story. Many painful lessons were learned. But, Satan did not stop YHWH’s agenda.

I think the real question that should be asked is, “

Are we doing the work YHWH has purposed for our generation?”

I read John Owen’s “Sermon to the Nation” delivered on April 20, 1649 before the Parliament on a day set aside for extraordinary humiliation that should link our heart to the soul of the historic blood washed covenant community. We must ask ourselves, “Are we fulfilling YHWH’s burden  and purposes for our generation? Will we be ashamed to stand in the presence of our King before such an audience of faithful men and women? Will He say to us, “Well done, good and faithful servant?”  These are questions we must ponder in our generation.

Owens exhorted the Parliament! Yes, the Parliament who set an entire day aside for humiliation! How far we’ve fallen! Grasp that fact alone. Again, Owens, “The kings of the earth have given their power to Antichrist, endeavoring to the utmost to keep the kingdom of Christ out of the world. What, I pray, hath been their main business for seven hundred years (and I’d add, their business today as well?) and upwards,–even almost ever since the man of sin was enthroned? How have they earned the titles, Eldest Son of the Church, The Catholic and Most Christian King, Defender of the Faith, and the like? Hath it not been by the blood of the saints? Art there not, in every one of these kingdoms, the slain and the banished ones of Christ to answer for? In particular,–   

Hath not the blood of the saints of Jesus (eclipsed by Antichrist and his adherents), Wickliffites and Lollards, cried from the ground for vengeance upon the English “heaven and earth” for a long season? Did not their bodies lie in the streets of France, under the names of Waldenses, Albigenses, and the poor men of Lyons? Is not Spain’s inquisition enough to ruin a world, much more a kingdom? Have not all these, and all the kingdoms round about, washed their hands and garments in the blood of thousands of Protestants? And do not the kings of all these nations as yet stand up in the room of their progenitors with the same implacable enmity to the power of the Gospel? Show me seven kings that ever yet labored sincerely to enhance the kingdom of the LORD Jesus Christ, and I dare boldly say, Octavus quis fuerit, nondum constat.”   

I witnessed martyrdom in America when I received a call to a hospital to identify the body of Wally Tope, a Christian brother  who was struck down during the LA Riots in 1992.  We live in a serious age, which calls for men of faith willing to take unpopular stands in the face of evil. Wally was well known for his in-depth counter cult apologetic research on Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses which he produced incredible tracts from that lead many into the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Wally was called to preach in the hard places and had been working on a research project on Tibet at the time and had my card on his person.  That day I heard from the LORD that this was the beginning of many martyrs in America.

So where are we TODAY JUNE 20, 2011? Do we see YHWH’s Hand in turning kingdoms upside down? He has promised “His church that he will give unto it holy priests and Levites, Isa. Lxvi.20, 21, which shall serve at the great feast of tabernacles, Zech. Xiv.16.” The kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord, Revelation 11:15.

Are we walking as His sons and daughters in truth and obedience?

Don Upham, a former Navy pilot who served as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Captain, and Battalion Chief with the Los County Fire Department believes that “The Ancient of Days will pass judgment in favor of the Saints…When the Saints begin to take possession of the kingdom!’ according to Daniel 7:22.

In 2003, I worked with Don while addressing “The Circle of Bliss: an art exhibit on Buddhist meditational art” at the LA County Museum of Art. Years early when I was a Buddhist, I had performed in a Buddhist brass band in the same exact place that the sand mandala was being constructed. I confessed my sin in helping lay the groundwork for these Buddhist events in my young days as a Buddhist radical.    http://www.worldviews101.com for more indepth coverage in our twelve lesson course which focuses on a Christian perspective on the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism).

During the process of our work together on a series of events that were being spawned from the Dalai Lama’s visits including An International Buddhist Film Festival, Sacred Music Festival inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles, etc., Don and I worked through many levels of strategic spiritual warfare. He ended up being instrumental in answering the question I had about the Dalai Lama’s activities in Pasadena back in 1996.


Don recognized that we had to dig deeply to uncover the root iniquities that gave the Dalai Lama permission to conduct his ceremonies in Los Angeles. We learned the power of answered prayer when no one else seemed to want to listen or assist in the battle.   His spiritual model which is thoroughly discussed in his excellent book In Favor of the Saints.

Don openly speaks of the spiritual battle and struggles he had in understanding what the LORD wanted him to do with what he was witnessing in his own life as he grappled what it would look like to walk out the purpose of God in his generation. First of all, YHWH has an agenda and we are involved in an ongoing battle with Satan, the dispossessed god of this world. YHWH wants us to learn to walk in the authority that He’s given us. Don drew on his experiences in Latin America in the Argentina revival and his growing experience of spiritual authority as a Christian working for the LA County Fire Department. The LORD showed him how worship changed the atmosphere over an entire territory as he sang over the territory assigned to him. Fires diminished.

He worked on difficult assignments dealing with toxic chemicals as well and recognized that the nature of the toxic spiritual rituals that the Dalai Lama and his priests were designing. But understanding the meaning and strategy of the enemy was not all. God wanted a canopy of worship established over the County of Los Angeles which would require prayerful teamwork and careful hearing the LORD.

He began to see that there were multiple dimensions of warfare and in this the LORD began unveiling the sins that had opened the doors for Tibetan witchcraft.  The LORD also began revealing how institutions that had fallen had broken original covenants that were honoring Jesus Christ and the faith. Christians began uncovering these at Claremont which was a beginning.  

On one day, I participated in the raising of the Canopy over Los Angeles and with a team of about five people prayerfully asked the LORD Jesus Christ for His Holy Scriptures that we could write on a tall fence stake which we pounded into the ground as one of the stakes to hold up the spiritual canopy over Los Angeles. It had become the LORD’s answer to Satan wishing to strengthen his dominion over Los Angeles through the Buddhist sand mandala. Shortly afterwards, we discovered that another mandala had been made. While we were in Hacienda Heights praying, one of the prayer warriors who was a son of a Central American President who had been assassinated by a bomb and had escaped afterwards to he United States where he came to faith, came up to me and said the LORD Jesus who saved me showed me your face in a vision. And here we are. There is much work to be done. It is but a beginning.

Shortly afterwards we prayed and also prayed over an area where a Latin American woman evangelist had been martyred by Satanists and dragged behind a truck and dropped off on Hacienda Heights blvd.  An hour later we were praying in the neighborhood over a house that we felt was a nest of evil. We were invited in and the house was full of every conceivable devil mask from around the world. The four of us testified to him about the power of Jesus Christ to set him free from his sin and were allowed to pray for his salvation. It was a powerful moment. He was the radio voice of a program on spiritualism in San Francisco broadcast out of Hacienda Heights!

There is so much more on identifical repentance, the influence of Jack Parsons who worked with L.Ron Hubbard attempting to channel the Spirit of Babylon into Pasadena. The hidden meaning of the Seal of the City of Pasadena. So much material.  Order the book, it provides an excellent experiential model of what was done complete with many biblical references.

Here is the link to In Favor of the Saints website for the book which lists the Table of Contents and other information. Also has links on the website for purchase on line and another link to his publisher for purchase and download of a PDF format of the book.

http://www.infavorofthesaints.com/              http://www.infavorofthesaints.com/


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Pray about the floods and nuclear plants on the Missouri and Mississippi.

First the floods starting in Montana. Pray against the Tibetan tantric vases that have been buried in Helena, the State Capitol, in the Missouri, in Glacier National Park, Yellowstone.  Repentance.

Here’s the status of the flood from today:


“It’s all just sitting there, sitting there, sitting there. Everyone knows it’s going to come down, it’s just when and how quick that we’re all waiting for,” he said. “The bull is basically sitting in the chute and the gates are already open. He’s just not coming out to play yet, but when he does I anticipate he’s really going to be ticked off and bucking hard.”

…. http://youtu.be/G2zpkayD5k4


Federal officials have determined that Sacramento has the highest flood risk of any U.S. city outside New Orleans, with some neighborhoods under 10 to 20 feet of water after a catastrophic levee failure. Last month, state and federal officials participated in an emergency drill to prepare for just such a disaster.


The National Weather Service predicts this will be one of the top five water years in history in the Pacific Northwest, and the biggest since 1997, the last year of significant flooding, said Gina Baltrush said of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


 Fire knocks out spent fuel cooling at nuclear plant near Omaha — Operating under heightened alert level because of nearby flooding on Missouri River

June 10th, 2011 at 08:11 AM

  1. Fire knocks out spent fuel cooling at nuclear plant near Omaha — Operating under heightened alert level because of nearby flooding on Missouri River June 10, 2011                                                   
  2. JUST IN: ‘Notification of Unusual Event’ declared at nuclear plant near Omaha — “They don’t expect any radioactive material to be released” June 7, 2011                                                         
  3. Report: Radioactive release from nuke plant less than 150 miles from New Orleans               May 3, 2011Quake, not tsunami, may have caused



June 9, 6:37 p.m.

I am the President (and a Board Member) of the Chicago-based NUCLEAR ENERGY INFORMATION SERVICE (NEIS), “Illinois’ Nuclear Power Watchdog Group.” It just so happens that, living in Council Bluffs, Iowa, I went to Dana College in Blair, Nebraska (in the vicinity of the Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun nuclear plant), from 1972-1976, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. While at Dana College, I testified at the licensing hearing for the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant—arguing against giving Ft. Calhoun an “operating license.” ( I spoke about the dangers of the ionizing radiation to be released by the plant.) The electrical fire that “knocked out” the cooling for the irradiated (spent) fuel pool there shows us that: NUCLEAR POWER IS A VERY COMPLEX, INHERENTLY DANGEROUS AND ‘DIRTY’ ENERGY TECHNOLOGY WHICH IS HIGHLY VULNERABLE TO A WIDE RANGE OF UNANTICIPATED MISHAPS!!! What we need is a “nuclear construction moratorium,” the immediate removal of ALL direct and indirect federal nuclear subsidies (including loan guarantees and the Price-Anderson Act), and a speedy phase-out of the entire commercial nuclear power industry. We need to aggressively pursue a “‘CARBON-FREE/NUCLEAR-FREE’ ENERGY PATHWAY”—the best technically and economically feasible way for us to get off of all oil without nuclear (or coal) within 30-50 years. What we are talking about is a 100-percent U.S. renewable energy economy by 2040-2050, being based upon these things: (1) Greatly Increased Energy Efficiency; (2) Combined Heat-and-Power; and (3) Appropriate Renewable Energy Technologies.

Bob Nations, Jr., the Director of Shelby County Office of Preparedness, says that since the lack of preparation exposed by Hurricane Katrina, he is “preparing for the catastrophic event” in his six-county jurisdiction.&nbsp

Nations admitted that after a major quake, Tennessee′s infrastructure and response capabilities “would get overwhelmed fairly quickly.” 

There are 15 nuclear power plants in the New Madrid fault zone — three reactors in Alabama — that are of the same or similar design as the site in Japan experiencing problems. 

The USGS report predicts that a major quake would create horrific scenes like something out of a science fiction movie, potentially cutting the Eastern part of the country off from the West in terms of vehicular traffic and road commerce. 

“The older highways and railroad bridges that cross the Mississippi River, as well as older overpasses, would likely be damaged or collapse in the event of a major New Madrid earthquake,” according to USGS. 

In September, FEMA’s associate administrator for Response and Recovery, William Carwile, told a Senate panelthat FEMA has five regional groups planning for possible earthquake responses, but a major quake along the New Madrid fault line could displace 7.2 million people and knock out 15 bridges. The response would require 42,000 first responders from local firefighters to the Pentagon.&nbsp

Another study by the Mid-America Earthquake Center last year estimates that nearly 750,000 buildings would be damaged, 3,000 bridges would potentially collapse, 400,000 breaks and leaks to local pipelines and $300 billion in direct damage and $600 billion in indirect losses would occur. Source