Mongrel Patriot Review: Isis Aquarian

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Seemingly patriarchal religious leaders, especially ones who practiced polygamy, hung around with underage girls, and apparently lived by the slogan “no fat chicks,” are not the sort of things to thrill my punk feminist sensibilities.  But as I read through the fascinating and beautifully illustrated book Process Media released about The Source, and as I listened to recordings, and watched The Source Family documentary, I realized that Jim Baker was a balls out (literally and figuratively) example of American Metaphysical Religion, and I had misjudged him and The Family.  He reminds me of people like Tom Morton, who got into trouble for erecting America’s first Maypole and having a party he invited everybody to whatever their gender or race.

Before the interview, a few words about this Baker guy.  Born on the 4th of July, in Cincinnati in 1922, he wasn’t wrong to come to Hollywood to try…

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