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Hawaii Candidate For Governor Claimed Membership in Group That Burns Native Art

Published: October 19, 2010, Author: AngelSupport

Running against former Democratic Congressional Representative Neal Abercrombie to be Hawaii’s next governor, Republican Lt. Governor James “Duke” Aiona has disavowed his relationship with an international evangelical ministry called the International Transformation Network, whose leaders advocate burning religious artifacts and native art. But in newly discovered video footage from 2008, Aiona enthusiastically stated that he was indeed a member of the ITN’s Hawaii chapter, Transformation Hawaii. ITN leaders claim to fight “witchcraft” and burn native art, depict non-charismatic Catholics as damned, try to cure HIV and AIDS with faith healing, and allege homosexuals are possessed by demon spirits.

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