- These days, when an army of men stands in a football
stadium, or on the Washington mall, chanting Jesus slogans, weeping, each
man hugging the next man and purging his sin in front of a giant video
altar, they are in general unaware of who it is that has amassed this army
and brought them there. The Promise Keepers cult is an American-based project
of "utopian" military and related religious and political operatives,
associated with British imperial strategy and the George Bush machine.
We will detail here some of the key personnel,. and the New Age sexual
brainwashing they used to manufacture the movement
- This exposure is essential, because the project has been
consistently boosted by the "mainstream" media with no investigative
journalism to find out what was really going on. ABC News anointed Promise
Keepers founder/front-man Bill McCartney, a former University of Colorado
football coach, as their "Person of the Week" in February 1996.
The Eastern Establishment press lavishly promoted the October 1997 rally
in Washington. D.C., ending with a cover story in Time magazine. Press
coverage of criticism from feminists, lesbians, and atheists only served
to promote the project.
- The Promise Keepers experiment was begun on 70 Colorado
men in 1990. About 4000 turned out to rallies in 1991. As attendance grew
to 22,000 in 1992, the project leaders arranged for the writing of a bizarre
book intended to mold the emotions and self-conception of their now-growing
mass following. Masculine Journey was written for the Promise Keepers by
Lt Col. Robert Hicks, a military expert in religious terrorism. It was
published in 1993 under the supervision of Hicks's Air Force colleague,
Gen. Jerry White. a specialist in military mobilization, military police,
and electronic security. General White is the longtime chairman of a military
ministry group, "The Navigators." whose NaviPress published the
book, and a companion study guide for Promise Keepers (PK) psychological
- Hicks's book was distributed to every one of the 50.000
men who assembled for the first PK mass rally, held at the University of
Colorado's Folsom Field. This free distribution was unique, since PK usually
charges its men high prices for group clothing items, worship accessories,
and commercial aids to male bonding.
- Promise Keepers then mass-marketed Masculine Journey,
and its study guide, through 1994, when about 275,000 people came to PK
rallies, and 1995, when attendance hit 725,000.
- By 1995, the Hicks book had come under increasing criticism.
Promise Keepers stopped publicly selling the book, but they continued to
endorse it for their inductees, who buy it from NavIpress.
- Masculine Journey to Sodom
- Under veneer of Bible chapter and verse citations, Masculine
Journey is pagan psychological manipulation, akin to the New Age pornographic
training that shaped the lesbian and Wiccan upsurges of the 1960s. Its
techniques are congruent with those developed by the British military and
intelligence services through the Tavistock psychiatric institute, a pivotal
agency in introducing the drug-rock-sex counterculture to the USA. The
author, Lt Col. Robert Hicks, is an intelligence community professional
in the field of post-traumatic shock. The Tavistock Institute, pioneer
in this field, viewed public shocks such as the Vietnam War and the 1960s'
multiple assassinations, as the opportunity to radically alter the philosophy
of the American population. The current societal breakdown, with the stimulus
of PK Nurrmberg-style rallies. gives this mindbending a fair chance to
- Hicks teaches "Religious Terrorism" to officers
at the Air War University (Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama). In that military
course, be explains the mental path that Christian Identity and other varieties
of British-Israelite race cultists are induced to travel and, similarly,
with Jewish fanatics (Kach, Kahane Chai). Islamic suicide bombers and Japanese
- His Masculine Journey complements ad competes with radical
feminism, making the genitals the center of the Promise Keepers psyche.
The book explains:
- "Possessing a penis places unique requirements upon
men before God. . . We are called to worship God as phallic kinds of guys,
not as some sort of androgynous, neutered nonmales, or the feminized males
so popular in many feminist enlightened churches. We are told by God to
worship Him in accordance with what we are, phallic men."
- If you think pornography is an organized crime racket,
you probably haven't considered it as a phase of worship. Writes Hicks:
- " I remember staring at.. .[an]ancient hawaiian.
..statue [when my wife] questioned. 'Why is it so large?' Her question
was . . . related to . . the size of the protruding phallus. . . .To me
there was very little difference between this Hawaiian idol/image and the
artifacts that are sold regularly in 'adult' bookstores. I'm sure some
day future archaeologists will dig up the adult toys from our current society
and view them as elements of our religious worship. They will be right
because that is precisely what they are and always have been. The phallus
has always been the symbol of religious devotion and dedication. Professor
George Elder notes, 'Phallus, like all great religious symbols, points
to a divine reality that cannot be apprehended otherwise.. . . It is not
as a flaccid member that this symbol is important to religion, but as an
erect organ.' "
- On the naked Jew
- "Every Israelite, when looking at himself naked,
was reminded of how different [circumcised] he was from the Gentiles and
for what purpose. In this sense, his sexuality took on spiritual significance.
Every time he used his penis, he was making a spiritual statement about
who he was and who he worshipped and why."
- On the "playful pleasure" of homosexuality
- 'God ... obviously knew men would be put into situations
where this would be a very real temptation. Whether it be men at sea for
months at a time, a men in prisons, or adolescent boys playfully experimenting
with each other, situations can create the temptation. The pleasure experienced
in those playful moments, or the bonding that occurs through the first
experience- subsequently repeated- does not change the reality of the creational
- "I have often counseled gay men on my observation
that even in their sexual relations with each other, they must find a substitute
opening for their penis.... For a man to have satisfactory sex he must
find an opening for his penis. In rejecting the God-given opening of the
woman, the homosexual merely affirms what he thinks he is denying whenever
he finds an alternate opening."
- And if men are going to "bond," PK style, they'll
need to visualize Jesus--nude:
- "Jesus was also very much zakar, phallic....Jesus
was very much masculine, and masculine means being male, and bring male
means having a penis. There's no way around it. Some in church history
could not tolerate the exposure of the Son of God's genitalia. Therefore,
you will never find a portrait of the crucifixion of Jesus with penis exposed
even though it was a common Roman custom to crucify criminals naked. Even
the Gospel writers tell us that Jesus' outward. garment was torn into four
pieces, leaving the inner tunic, which was then gambled for intact ...That
left nothing. No underpants. Nothing."
- Promise Keepers are told that homosexuality is an "inherent
passion," even in Christ
- "I believe Jesus was phallic with all the inherent
phallic passions we experience as men. But it was never recorded that Jesus
had sexual relations with a woman. He may have thought about it as the
movie ''The Last Temptation of Christ' portrays. ... If temptation means
anything, it means Christ was tempted in every way as we are. That would
mean not only heterosexual but also homosexual temptation! I have found
this insight to be very helpful for gay men struggling with their sexuality"
(emphasis in the original).
- Based on the archetypes of the Satanic occult psychiatrist
Carl Jung, the PK book calls for today's Christians to re-create pagan-modelled
phallic initiation rites to celebrate personal milestones. In an appendix
summarizing the book's argument Hicks lists some of these personal spiritual
breakthroughs: the first time for "wet dreams"; appearance of
"pubic hair"; "masturbation"; and "intercourse."
Hicks intersperses this poison with homilies about staying faithful to
- Promise Keepers spokesman Pete Richardson defended Masculine
Journey in an April 7, 1995 letter replying to questions from Al Dager
of Media Spotlight:
- Question (Dager): "Dr. Hicks has been quoted as
saying that men should worship Jesus with their phallus. Isn't this a blasphemous
statement? Why should someone associate Jesus with sexuality?"
- Answer (Richardson): "This raises two issues. First,
the nature of worship, and second the issue of associating Jesus with sexuality.
'The idea of worshipping
- Jesus with one's sexuality flows out of Dr. Hicks' understanding
of the nature of the book of Leviticus...."
- Richardson elsewhere describes the book as a "biblically
centered, frank, and honest account of a man's journey with God."
- Origins of the Promise Keepers
- Whose project is this? The operatives who make up the
PK leadership were developed in several phases The first was in the post-World
War II years, when British-allied banker Averell Harriman directed the
U.S. military and intelligence reorganization, along with John Foster Dulles,
globalist religious leader and secretary of state, and his brother Allen
Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence. The last preparatory phase involved
the military/mercenary covert operations under George Bush as Vice President
and President. (George's father, Prescott Bush, was partner of HArriman;
the Dulles brothers were their lawyers.)
- David du Plessis, an agent for the Anglo-Dutch monarchies
and for their turncoat American intelligence allies, supervised Pentecostalism's
"charismatic renewal," with agencies such as the Full Gospel
Businessmen's Fellowship and the Far East Broadcasting Co. The same intelligence
apparatus spun out Bill Bright's Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951, and
Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network in the 1960s (see EIR, Aug.
22. 1997). Bill Bright, heavily funded by billionaire misanthropy Nelson
Bunker Hunt, and commanding 13,000 paid staff and 100,000 global volunteers
for his Campus Crusade, now sponsors Promise Keepers. Pat Robertson fervently
pushes PK on his 700 Club television show.
- Coach Bill McCartaey launched Promise Keepers after being
recruited into the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, a depraved "Third
Wave Pentecostal" venture. Vineyard's leader, former rock musician
John Wimber, is one of the operatives produced by the old du Plessis-Dulles
machine, through Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California Vineyard
set up churches notorious for their barking, shrieking, and wretching worshippers
at Toronto Airport, and in Pensacola,Florida
- Steven Strang, publisher of the Promise Keepers' glossy
magazine, New Man, also puts out Charisma, organ of the Third Wave and
herald of every British intelligence project even faintly related to religion,
"Christian" environmentalism. etc.
- Penetration of the military
- Let us now observe the efforts of this gang to penetrate
the U.S. military, aided by the Bush machine, already in place.
- In February 1996, a Promise Keepers' gathering of thousands
of clergymen in Atlanta Georgia featured a special meeting for recruiting
military chaplains. Air Force Gen. Richard Abel (ret.). who manages Bill
Bright's military penetration ministry, addressed this meeting,as did Lt
Col. Chuck Stecker (ret.), a 23-year Army Special Forces veteran who now
manages the Promise Keepers organization in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky,
- Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
- Following the chaplains' meeting, a Promise Keepers rally
was held for hundreds of soldiers on the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Army
base, home of the Special Forces units. That rally was led by Col. Jim
Pack (ret). a psychological warfare specialist who now manages the Promise
Keepers operations in Texas.
- Colonel Pack spent 25 years in Army Special Forces. This
is the U.S. service force deeply infected with British imperial philosophy,
in the tradition of T.E. Lawrence ("of Arabia"),Orde Wingate,
and Denis Sefton Delmer, the fascist British intelligence black arts practitioner
who lectured at Fort Bragg in 1962. Special Forces veterans, and Air Force
kooks of the Robert Hicks variety, are heavily represented among the leaders
and agents provocateurs in the militia and separatist movements. Homoerotic
specialist Hicks, we note, also trains military chaplains at Maxwell Air
- In a 1995 interview (quoted in June 1995 in The Heritage,
a Protestant newsletter) Colonel Pack defended the Promise Keepers' privacy-stripping
psychological techniques  derived from Hicks' book, and explained, "There
are probably men out them that probably need almost an electrical jump
start to get their engines going before they're willing to confront anything."
Colonel Pack referred to the "People Bingo" quiz specified in
the study guide to Masculine Journey. The small group leader asks each
man to reveal which of the following apply to him: "Is wearing boxer
shorts or bikini briefs"; "Has been arrested at least once";
"Has made most of his funeral arrangements"; "is going through
a mid-life crisis"; "Has had circumcision, vasectomy, or prostate
operation"; "was neglected or abused by father."
- In the build-up to the 1997 Promise Keepers Washington
rally, inquiring journalists interacted with national capital region PK
manager Mike McDaniel. He could be counted on to prevent embarrassment
to the project. McDaniel was formerly executive director of the American
Defense Institute, a right-wing military lobbying group close to the Heritage
Foundation. ADI was founded by McDaniel's father, Eugene "Red"
McDaniel, the Navy and Marines liaison to Congress. The McDaniels are decent
but limited individuals, who an being used by the cultists.
-  Editor: Stave Van Nattan-- Balaam's Ass Speaks--
In Central California, in 1997, local PK leaders called a meeting of the
faithful PKers. About 200 men came out. They were locked in a room with
nothing but chairs and a telephone at the front. The men, who had not been
talked to about any illicit affairs in their lives, were at once told that
they all were unfaithful to their wives. They were ten ORDERED , one by
one, to come to the phone and call their "girl friends." They,
before the room of fellow PKers, then called various girls, and they confessed
various sins to them specifically. There IS a communist cell-group type
psycho-manipulative coercive aspect to PK of the most sinister quality.
These men can now be threatened with exposure to their wives if they ever
defect from PK. You see, the men were ALL told not to EVER tell their wives
of their illicit affairs. Our informant was in the room, and he refused
to use the phone.
- African-Americans targeted
- Preparing for the big Washington event, Promise Keepers
stepped up its outreach to African-Americans, using a growing pool of proto-facists
and military specialists. Joining the PK board in 1996 was Lt. Gen. Alonzo
E Short Jr. (ret), an African-American Pentecostal. who was Commanding
General of the U.S. Army Information Systems Command, an intelligence-gathering
service. During 1990, General Short was commander of Fort Huachuca, Arizona,
the training center for U.S. military intelligence officers.
- Wellington Boone is an African-American Promise Keepers
cult guide, frequent PK speaker, and editorial board member of New Man.
He wrote in Charisma this brainwasher's credo:
- "We are called to be 'worms.'...A worm never protests.
. . .Can you say, for Christ 'I am a worm and am no man'?... If we allow
God ... to work into us the idea of 'worm-training,' it would be revolutionary.
We would gain a worm's eye view of what God wants.... When we really meet
Jesus and allow ourselves to be crushed as we model [sic] His example,
the impact will rock this world."
- Lawrence Reed, PK regional manager for all the states
from West Virginia to Maine, was formerly the financial manager for "Worm"
Boone's personal ministries enterprise.
- Boone is also a leader of the Coalition on Revival, a
Christian Reconstructionist grouping calling for abolition of public schools,
capital punishment for violations of the Bible, and an outright theocracy.
Frequent PK African-American speakers Joseph Garlington of Pittsburgh (an
ally of Richard Mellon Scalfe), and John Perkins of Pasadena, California
(a board member of New Man), are both core leaders of the fascist Coalition
- Let the foregoing facts, then, give warning:
- Before your husband, brother, or son is herded into a
mass "religious" rally, or submits to personal questioning by
a PK trainer, you and he must go beyond "sincerity of feelings,"
and beyond blind disappointment over the collapse of our society-lest you
foolishly contribute to that collapse.