Anyone who’s been paying attention to the ‘alt news’ sites over the past week will be aware that a prominent member of the conspiracy community named Zen Gardner (real name: Don Ferguson) was recently revealed to have been a long-time member of the notorious ‘Children of God’ cult, later known as ‘The Family’.
Mr Gardner joined the Children of God when he was 22, and by his account, remained in the cult for 27 years. Now calling itself The Family International, this cult is known for having encouraged child sexual abuse amongst its members.
Survivors who’ve escaped describe harrowing stories of being separated from their parents, and of enduring beatings, starvation, and abuse, along with constant intensive indoctrination in the cult’s teachings:
Founded by David Berg (also known as “King”, “David” or “Moses”) in California in 1968, the cult, today known as The Family or Family International, preached the imminent apocalypse and the shunning of all personal property.
Free love was encouraged within communes (though contraception was banned) and Berg encouraged “flirty fishing”, sending out female members to recruit new members and earn money through prostitution. By the time Berg died, he was wanted by Interpol for inciting sexual abuse against children. In 2005, Berg’s stepson and heir apparent murdered his former nanny and then killed himself, leaving a video claiming she had abused him as a toddler, adding the person he really wanted to kill was his mother – Karen Zerby, still the cult’s leader.
On Monday’s edition of her Conscious Consumer Network YouTube livestream, ‘Angela’s Caches’, Angela Power-Disney interviewed Mr Gardner.
Here’s a video from Conscious Consumer Network Pedos Exposed that we think sums it up neatly:
We don’t think we’re being unduly harsh when we say that the interview itself was a revolting spectacle. Rather than asking hard questions (such as how Mr Gardner could rise to a position of power within the cult and yet claim to be unaware of the brutal mistreatment and sexual abuse of its children), Angela tossed him softball after softball, appearing to sympathise and commiserate with him, and completely failing to challenge any of his evasive answers.
Remember, this is the same woman who has called down the wrath of God upon those she has falsely deemed to be paedophiles; but when she’s sharing a screen with a person who admits to having belonged to an actual, bona fide paedophile cult…she smiles and chats and lets him off the hook.
By the way, Angie, just in case you were wondering what you could have and should have asked, here’s someone who could teach you a thing or two:
Mr Chanter raises a great many important questions, and encourages people to do their own research and not fall into the trap of ‘lionizing’ purveyors of ‘truth’. By contrast, Angela’s hypocrisy, always palpable, really comes to the fore as she allows Mr Gardner to make excuses and evade responsibility for his actions as a senior member of a child sexual abuse cult.
Somehow, we cannot say we’re surprised.