Surviving Under Misrepresentation

by Van (in The Urantia Book, Lucifer Rebellion)
Gabriel of Urantia (author of many spiritual books dealing with Fifth Epochal Revelation)
TaliasVan (music career name) on May 19, 2022

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Since the misrepresentation by NBC Dateline in 1997 of them falsely implicating myself and Global Community Communications Alliance as a negative alternative religious group—with very strong insinuating pictures of Charles Manson and Jim Jones, implying that we are just like those dangerous groups—in their one-hour sensationalized show they made about our community, for 22 years we have been defending ourselves from apostates from our community, media who come and want to sensationalize us by sneaking into our community when they don’t have to, and anyone who has an axe to grind with us for whatever reasons.

Some examples are:

  • apostates — many of whom were on our Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, who could not stay clean from alcohol, drugs, or premarital sex.
  • false media — who want to write sensational articles or produce videos, which they sneak in with hidden cameras or write the article before they even talk to us, and then send us an email saying “We are willing to hear your side,” like they’re being fair or actually care.

These so-called “journalists” are nothing but ambulance chasers in the media business, and not true journalists—who are really looking for the truth or go to foreign countries and risk their lives, like Lara Logan, Chris Hedges, or Marie Colvin, who was recently killed.

Joe Ferullo, the Producer of the Dateline show, has been a wannabe actor, just like Vikram Gandhi, who pretended to be an Indian guru by the name of Kumare, who wanted me to teach him. We get fooled by these unethical journalists because we are trusting and, like any true teacher, have a desire to teach others. And so they know how to play on our compassion. John Larson, the so-called “journalist,” only showed up the day of the Dateline interview, so it was all a prearranged show, and we were naive enough to fall for their lies about wanting to produce a show on alternative religious groups.

There is actually a negative network that was formed by angry haters of Divine Administration and myself mostly, because I am the Elder who speaks and teaches very strongly to obey God’s commandments and the procedures of Divine Administration, which include no drugs, no (or moderate) alcohol usage, and no sex before a committed relationship or marriage, in which the apostates all took a vow (after a six-month initiate period) to uphold.

I am the main Elder Pastor of Global Community Communications Alliance Church, just like any other pastor. We have a Board of Directors of 14 other individuals. All in this advisory board are in decision-making positions. And because my spiritual work extends beyond our local church, I am a spiritual leader to many others around the world with my books, article writing, and music. My ministry is not secretive. I am out there all over the Internet with our websites and YouTube videos. I have also been an activist for spiritual, environmental, and social causes, which makes me a target from many individuals of different opinions, particularly self-interest groups.

We are a religious order, very much like an order in the Catholic Church, such as the Franciscans or Dominicans, and our religious vows to uphold our beliefs and procedures are sacred to us and they are expected to be adhered to, particularly the respect for eldership.

In Germany, the Nazi party came into being first by a negative network of disgruntled individuals against the then-present government. Soon the target of their hate was Jewish people, who they classified as the bankers and rich people of Germany. The truth of it is that there were more poor people who were Jews in Germany and other European countries than there were rich. But that did not stop the negative network’s hate from targeting all Jews.

First the negative network scorned the Jews in private and public places and talked about them behind their backs. Then more violent events took place, like throwing stones through windows at their places of business. Then they began to set fire to their businesses. Then the negative network became the Nazi party, and Jews were arrested and thrown into prisons and work camps that eventually became concentration camps where people were mass gassed by the thousands and burned in ovens. Auschwitz is one of the most known of these notorious camps, but there were hundreds of them.

The Nazi party taught their doctrine by having children and teens go against their parents and report their parents if they did not agree with the Nazi party. This was a tactic also of Lucifer 200,000 years ago with the Lucifer Rebellion. “Divide and conquer” has always been Lucifer’s tactic.

The controlling Nazi party gave a legal outlet for racism against not only the Jews but the blacks and the gypsies of Europe. So with the negative Nazi network, hatred of specific groups of people was accepted, and not only accepted but encouraged and respected.

In America in the nineteenth century, the target of hate (besides the Native American Indians for hundreds of years previously) became Joseph Smith and the Mormons, because they were an alternative religion to then fundamentalist Christianity. Mormon people were beaten, tarred, and feathered, and Joseph Smith was called blasphemous and eventually assassinated. To this day, more than a century later, the Mormon Church still has the stigma of being called a group that practices heresy.

NBC Dateline and other yellow journalistic attacks against Global Community Communications Alliance and myself have negatively impacted the amount of financial donations given to our organization, which makes it very difficult to do many of the ministry outreach endeavors that we would like to do, such as have more housing for the homeless and those who need rehabilitation for addictions of all kinds.

We do the best we can in assimilating as many homeless as we can within our own homes, but if we could buy a location with housing units with my oversight of the administration of it, we could eventually house hundreds of homeless and hopefully rehabilitate them at the same time, because that is my training and experience. But the little money we do manifest has to be spent in other areas of service and ministry.

We are trying to build the Global Communications Center, which we also call the Global Temple, that will also house The University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion. But the building of this is very slow due to the fact that the income is not coming from outside donations but from our cottage industries, which is internal. We do not get external donations because of the bad rap that NBC Dateline first gave us and the negative network happily use against us, at their convenience, even with custody cases, where we lose children to any judge who allows this misrepresentation into the courtroom. Thank God for some of the judges who do not allow this kind of insinuation, misrepresentation, and outright judgment into their courtrooms.

You may or may not have heard the saying that “any group that practices a new revisionism is the church down the street.” America is known to be more bigoted and self-righteous than other countries of the so-called “free world.” Americans do really well in labeling someone something negative, using character assassination techniques in order to ruin their reputations.

In America today, everyone—particularly a public figure—is open target for all kinds of slander and misrepresentation in the name of free speech. The Constitution of the United States has been twisted to mean just the opposite of what the Founding Fathers meant when they wrote it. “Free speech” has become the right to verbally assassinate your neighbor and get away with it. It used to be that a truly godly editor, working for a newspaper or magazine, would not let this kind of ugly verbiage into their newsprints.

Today you can say anything you want to say, even about the President and the Office of the President, and get away with it. There is no evidence needed for your accusation, you just have to make the accusation. When the accusation first gets printed, then it goes on to the worldwide Internet, for millions and millions of people to see, whether it is true or a lie. Thus many public figures are judged “guilty” before they are actually proven guilty, simply by accusation.

Laws should be written for the protection of people. Although our U.S. Constitution says, “for the people, of the people, and by the people,” our laws in America actually protect corporate America, not the people. And Facebook, YouTube, and other social media outlets are open to post any person’s vendetta of lies and misrepresentation without any screening or taking responsibility for the harm this may cause the victims of this kind of hate.

So in my own life, this attack against my character has caused reception of my spiritual music, books, and public ministry to suffer (as I could not get on radio or television to speak, because after all, I’m a nonconformist). To most people of common sense and discernment, it is obvious that much that is said about me is slanted and mostly lies. But once those lies get out there, the damage is done in our new technological society, because anyone anywhere in the world, sitting behind a computer, can throw anything up on YouTube or Facebook and character-assassinate anybody else.

Two thousand years ago Jesus Christ was crucified, eventually, by the negative network against Him, which ultimately brought Him before Pontius Pilate, who represented Caesar. I teach the same thing Jesus Christ taught: obey the Father’s commandments. The lack of obedience to the Father’s commandments and laws today, in America and the free world, is even worse than it was 2,000 years ago, because so many films and television teach that good is evil and evil is good. It is not in vogue to be a righteous person or a gentle person, but it is in vogue to be immoral, a drunkard, lustful, macho, or gossipy. It’s in vogue to be materialistic and “greed is good.”

So those apostates from Divine Administration, who band together because they do not want to obey God’s commandments, can give a sympathetic ear to anybody else who doesn’t, and band together with corporate media which has come against:

  • Václav Havel, former Czech Republic President (lived to 75 but was character-assassinated during the communist era of Czechoslovakia, to the point that it caused his ill health)
  • Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Anwar Sadat, former President of Egypt
  • Yitzhak Rabin, former Prime Minister of Israel
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy
  • and many others

who were assassinated because they were all trying to do something right and beautiful.

I am not even listing all those whose characters have been ruined by misrepresentation, simply because they were candidates for public office, teachers, or true journalists who spoke out against the wrongs of this world and tried to live good and decent lives.

We at The University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion study in depth the Lucifer Rebellion in The URANTIA Book and how this Rebellion is alive and well in the twenty-first-century world.

King Arthur wanted to build a holy city, Camelot, where God’s commandments were kept by the people. Many from all walks of life came to ancient Avalon (in the Glastonbury area) to help Arthur build it. Many soldiers of the light came, who actually had to pick up the sword, like Lancelot, to defend the lives of the people of Camelot, because soldiers of the dark side tried to kill them. Camelot was continually attacked by the forces of darkness who wanted to continue in their sins of all kinds. And eventually King Arthur himself and the defenders of Camelot, like Lancelot and the Knights of the Roundtable, were all outnumbered and killed—just like today, in America, the defenders of the commandments of God are outnumbered.

However, Jesus Christ—before He ascended back to His capital world called Salvington—said to His apostles and disciples that He would return and set up His Camelot (also called the Holy City, Zion, and the New Jerusalem) when He returned. He gave signs that would happen, in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 and the book of Revelation, of what would take place in the heavens and the earth before His return. And all the signs are now here, in this era, and all over the earth we are going through a tribulation, which will get worse before it gets better.

But one day soon, the Lucifer Rebellion—that has been on this planet for 200,000 years—will be over, because rebellion has to end on every rebellious world in time and space, and a first stage of light and life will come to this planet of pain and suffering. This is the hope that we cannot lose in our hearts. We have to believe that justice will rule and that love will overcome evil, sin, and iniquity and the meek will inherit the earth.

The book of Revelation mentions the calling out of 144,000 at the end of the age and into the beginning of the new age. The Cosmic Family volumes point to these individuals as the Destiny Reservists mentioned in The URANTIA Book. They will be from all walks of life, who leave the fallen system of Caligastia (also called today the matrix), to basically become missionaries to serve God and humanity.

The First Planetary Sacred Home is the gathering place for these Destiny Reservists/missionaries to be trained and then to be sent to the four corners of the earth/Urantia, particularly after the return of the Promised One. If you feel that call of the Father in your heart, we bid you come.

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About the Author

Van / Gabriel of Urantia / TaliasVan

Van / Gabriel of Urantia / TaliasVan is one of the most unique and distinct spiritual leaders and authors of our time. His work provides wisdom, cosmic absolutes, and answers to the questions of the seeking soul.

He is the co-founder of Global Community Communications Alliance, a multifaceted global change nonprofit, comprised of approximately 120 change agents from five continents. Van / Gabriel of Urantia / TaliasVan also co-founded The University of Ascension Science & The Physics of Rebellion located on the campus in Rio Rico, AZ.

His lifelong devotion to God and service to humankind has led him through many levels of spiritual growth resulting in his founding innovative and highly successful programs for helping others to ascend spiritually so they can heal and prosper as ascending souls of God.

Van / Gabriel of Urantia's musical name is "TaliasVan"; learn more about his musical career at or click here to follow him on Spotify.