Neal Chase is the great grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, third President of the Universal House of Justice of Baha’u’llah (www.UHJ.net) and current Guardian of the Baha’i Faith seated upon the throne of King David which is to last for ever (Psalms 89; Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, page 15).
Background and Education
Neal Chase was born on Candlemas Sunday, January 30, 1966 in Bridgeport Connecticut, home of the Charter Oak. As a child he attended Live Oaks elementary School. Later his family moved to Oak Park, Michigan, where they lived in Stratford Court near 8 Mile Road on the limit of the city of Detroit. He received his secondary education at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was elected to student government without campaigning, and graduated as President of his class. He attended college for two years at Michigan State University, in East Lansing Michigan, located near the home of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), where he first came into contact with the Baha’i religious faith in 1985.
In 1987, on March 21, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he helped to establish the Mid-Western Baha’i Center of the United States, giving public talks at the University of Wisconsin, on diverse subjects such as the Harmonic Convergence, the Prophecy of Great Pyramid of Giza, the Book of Revelation as well as holding Baha’i Firesides in his home, and continuing his research and educational work.
After moving to Montana in August of 1990, he lived in the city of Deer Lodge, Montana, continuing research on prophecy fulfillment and publishing his book “Ezekiel’s Temple in Montana”. He later re-entered school in 1995 at the University of Montana, receiving his Bachelors Degree in Psychology on 22 December, 2000 AD, with a minor in History, and a specialization in symbolic systems in Mathematics, of which he also received the Mac Johnson Family Scholarship award for Mathematical Analysis in 1997. He currently holds a Master’s Degree, Master of Science in Psychology, and is working on his doctoral program toward completion of his Ph.D. Thesis.
Religion and Spirituality
As a young boy in Connecticut, Neal Chase, began to be aware of religious and spirituality experiences occurring in every day life. In a recent interview he explained that though he was not able to articulate it then due to his extreme youth, it came in general the form of a supernatural, yet invisible, persistent Presence. This Presence had a definite mind, will and purpose, and though its effects were noticed and observed by all those present during these occasions, the other people would come up with excuses to deny its existence, or to explain away it effects as mundane coincidences. He explains, “This Presence or Entity, was attempting to communicate, not just to myself, but apparently to everyone – it had a definite message to communicate to all the world of humanity, and was continually and persistently trying to make itself known. However, these attempts would wax and wane, like the Moon and the Tides, depending upon the amount of love or light in the room. It would appear to withdraw during episodes of negativity, and in its absence calamity, accidents and catastrophes would occur to greater and lesser degrees.
According to research done by Jackson Armstrong-Ingram (primarily based on letters of the Afnan family and other firsthand accounts) and Mildred Mottehedeh who confided to Michael Zargarov and several others, Shoghi was a homosexual who struggled with his condition for his whole lifetime. There have also been suggestions that George Townsend was perhaps the one true love of Shoghi’s life, and not as popularly believed Mary Maxwell (aka Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum).
Apparently among Ruhi Afnan’s papers, there are several letters which explicitly suggest Shoghi’s homosexuality as early as his days in Beirut, well before Ruhi and Soheil’s expulsion at Shoghi’s hands. Perhaps these cousins were in fact expelled because they knew Shoghi’s dark secret.
Mildred Mottehedeh, who was quite close to the Rabbanis, had also known about this. Perhaps the time has come to psycho-analyze the “Guardian,” reasses his ministry and examine his authoritarian style of governance in light of his repressed homosexuality and unrequitted love for George Townsend. After all, according some recent historical findings, Adolf Hitler was a bisexual who struggled with his effeminate ponceness and compensated it with political power and the Will to Power (* Ernst Roehm, leader of the Brown Shirt SA, was an out and out ponce). Perhaps a Nietzchean-Freudian probe into Shoghi’s life and writings is not that too far off in the horizon, not to mention suggestions by Wombat Joey that one of the Persian Hands who was a lifelong Shoghi devotee was himself also a closet homosexual.
Courtesy : http://freebahai19.wordpress.com/
Since the establishment of Universal House of Justice in 1963 at Baha’i World Centre, at Haifa the Baha’is cannot make any departure from the norms and the procedures lay down by the UHJ. No amount of failure or development of progressive ideals can supersede whatever is written in the Messages/letters of UHJ.
There is a wide divide between the democratic ideals of equality and freedom, rights of citizens, individual liberty and pluralism cherished by Baha’u’llah, Abdul Baha and the rigid format of governance envisaged by the Self centric and anti-pluralistic Universal House of Justice.
As a result, most of the Baha’is have remained isolated from the Baha’i Holy writings of Central figures of the Faith. The widespread and disproportionately higher level of intolerance shown by Universal House of Justice for all other ideas and thinking and fear of excommunication have made the Baha’is to examine the claims of other Sects of Baha’is and to take solace in them especially the one having Universal House of Justice.
The terrible failure of Ruhi books curriculum and humiliating court case defeats resulting into NSA attorney Mr. Christopher Dolan begging the Sects leader to have a compromise and to find a way out for such a humiliating situation has put further question mark on the UHJ’s claim of infallibility.
The dissatisfaction amongst the Baha’is is brewing up against the policies of UHJ. The Baha’is worldwide are thinking that Ruhi system has arrested the growth of Baha’i community worldwide because of its useless Ruhi Books and Ana’s presentation. The Baha’is think that the world requires Holy writings as the mean to affect the hearts of the people rather than a jumble box prepared by a former NSA member and counselor of Columbia. In fact Dr. Arbab did not resign but he was sacked by UHJ for forming a group inside UHJ to control and manipulate it. Lately this group is given the name of Ruhi brigade comprising of Arbab himself Faredon Jawaheri, Payman Mohajir second seeded Mr. Sheriyar Razavi, Paul Lample and Gustav correa.
In this system a highly successful Professor in a University or a Baha’i from a respected Family who served the Faith with distinction for the whole of his life whose two family members have served as Counselor are supposed to go through the rigorous courses of Ruhi Book where a 15 year Old girl appointed as Teacher will teach you the tenets of Baha’i Faith. Any disagreement from this system will make you a recipient of a warning letter from the House of JUSTICE .The language used in the letter will make you further reflect that whether the letter is written by the custodians of the Faith or an international Terrorist organization threatening you to come in line with the UHJ or get ready to be declared as Covenant breaker.
We assure the UHJ that these conferences will help in betterment of the society and bring those who have been excluded into the circle of intimate friends means making more Bahá’ís across the globe that can work untiringly for UHJ and keep on paying Huququlláh to the Bahá’í World Centre. This Huququlláh will help the Bahá’í world centre in defeating the covenant breakers and those who disagree with the infallible house of Justice by slamming more court cases against them. In this way the UHJ will help in shedding light of Justice upon the whole world.Dear House let these conferences be a source of deepening for the youths who are galvanized by the vision of Bahá’u’lláh and are ready to put the needs of others before their own. That such high-minded youth, by dint of their own exertions as well as the momentum they lend to the whole community, should be contributing so effectively to efforts everywhere under way bodes well for the anticipated acceleration of these efforts.Beloved House of Justice: let us make these conferences as an opportunity to make a Contribution in making our belief strong towards Ancient Beauty and please make an agenda by clarifying the following points which are disturbing the Bahá’í Youths raised by Covenant Breakers and Enemies of Faith. We are sure that these points will be clarified at these conferences.
3. The Will of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is a forged one researched by greatest Forensic Scientist of our time, Mr. Mitchell but UHJ says that it was written by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. So what about the principle that Religion and Science should go hand in hand.
4. Shoghi Effendi died as a Martyr in London but UHJ says that Shoghi Effendi passed away in London suffering from dysentery.
5. Why was the Body of Shoghi Effendi not brought to the Holy Land? Why he was buried in London?
6. The Holy writings of Bahá’u’lláh clearly stated that there will be 24 Guardians, but UHJ says that there is only one Guardian, Shoghi Effendi.
7. The alleged Will of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá says that it is incumbent upon a Guardian to appoint another Guardian in his life time; UHJ says that Guardianship ended with Shoghi Effendi.
8. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá called Mason Remy as his spiritual son but UHJ say he was a Covenant Breaker.
9. There are at least 13 recognized sects in Bahá’í Faith but the UHJ says there are no sects.
We ask the Blessed Beauty for endowing His youthful followers with an immense collective capacity for service, and we beseech Him that these conferences will be realized in benefit to humankind.
CONCERNED BAHÁ’Í YOUTHS