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Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.1 Corinthians 6:9-10
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron… If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.1 Timothy 4:1-6
Note to the Reader: You will notice a major change in this series. First of all, and most obviously, I am now putting a NAME to the person (“Rev.” Jesse Lee Peterson) who has perpetrated the corrupt actions I have been discussing. I have a reason for that, which will become apparent as you read further.
Second, I am providing more context and background for his actions, so that the reader will be able to “connect the dots” easier. In past articles, I started in a fairly vague manner, hoping to wake up my old friend, “Rev.” Jesse Lee Peterson, so that he would level with his congregation regarding his dark actions and deceit, and close his corrupt organization (or at the least—have responsible persons clean it up, and start rebuilding it properly).
Instead, he dodged, excused, and subtly attacked those bringing the truth to light—therefore I saw the need to be increasingly direct; in the hopes that it would warn and awaken his congregation and associates (some thankfully have woken up and left), and in the hopes it could warn those who may have been hurt or perhaps were in the process of being hurt by Jesse’s depraved sexual actions.
To give you an idea of how I have structured this series, here is the timeline of my previous posts regarding this matter. But even before that, I had been alluding to these issues for some time on my blog, and have spoken to Jesse about them several times (he was privately apologetic regarding the sexual sin issue, yet refused to come clean with his congregation, which has become increasingly concerning as other allegations have surfaced…)
WHAT Made Me CONTINUE in SEXUAL SIN 11/22/21
SHOCK is the Proof of DELUSION 11/26/21
The SYSTEM Won’t Fix ITSELF 11/29/21
The HARDEST LESSON of All 12/14/21
No More TEACHING! 12/18/21
CHANGING the DEFINITION of Sin 12/30/21
Some have hotly criticized my actions, questioning my motives and accused me of trying to “destroy” this man. If that were the case, I would have used his name in these posts from the beginning and fired every bit of “ammunition” that I had at him. Instead, I tried the route of reason, and ramped up my clarity as I’ve seen the need.
Some have chosen not to believe me, and have demanded “proof.” First of all, how easy would it be for me to prove secretive sexual encounters?
Also–consider that I have a wife and son. I’d have to be insane to allege what I have as a man with a family I love! In any case, Jesse has apologized to me and my family (and yet has refused to level with his congregation—though he is obliquely dropping clues for them as information continues to come out).
Up until now, I have not taken the route of naming him, though many criticized me for not doing so. They’ve had their reasons, which I understand, but up until now I have not seen sufficient reason to do this.
There is a third group that were glad to read this story (typically after experiencing the shock of feeling that the world we think we know has disappeared under our feet!), because they understood the overriding point: That we MUST put our trust in GOD ALONE, and not put men on pedestals (where we can be taken advantage of) and not seek our salvation through them. That is such a FREEING revelation, which I heard (and continue to hear) from people often. At heart, I truly believe that this is GOD’S message.
After reading the entirety of this post, I hope that you will see for yourself the rationale for my actions.
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Patrick Rooney. I have been a close friend of “Rev.” Jesse Lee Peterson for the better part of thirty years.
Over twenty of those years were spent working for Jesse’s nonprofit organization BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny). I have worked just about every non-tech position at BOND, including public relations, radio and TV show producer, management, and fundraising. I have also been a member of BOND’s board.
I used to appear regularly on Jesse’s Internet show, in a segment called “Behind the Headlines.”
Later, after moving out of state, I appeared a number of times on his show, promoting my businesses, Greek Physique, and later Old School. I have also been a featured speaker at the 2017 BOND Men’s Conference in Los Angeles.
Everybody from Jesse’s “old congregation” knows who I am, as do some in the “new” congregation. Most who currently work with / live with Jesse know me too. Most who know me know I am telling the truth in my recent series of posts. Thank God, I have a reputation for integrity (with the obvious exception of my lengthy secret sexual relationship with Jesse, for which I am profoundly sorry to God and to those who have looked to me as an example).
I first met Jesse at the Foundation of Human Understanding (FHU) former headquarters in Los Angeles around 1992. The FHU was the late Roy Masters’ organization. Roy was a Christian minister, radio host, author, and speaker. He taught an observation/meditation technique that has helped millions of people worldwide to overcome sometimes deep-seated spiritual, mental, and physical issues. He was a brilliant and good man.
I had been practicing Roy Masters’ meditation technique since 1984 or 1985, and had several powerful spiritual breakthroughs because of it. I had sought spiritual “rebirth” since going through a series of traumas including being molested by another boy when I was about eight years old. I have published much of my story in a three-part series titled Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll Really ARE The GATEWAY TO HELL.
The above series explains how I was set up to be taken advantage of by “Rev.” Jesse Lee Peterson. By the way, I use quote marks around the word “Rev.”, as I don’t believe he ever followed a real ordination process. Not that that makes much difference to me, as long as a minister is following God’s laws, which Jesse was not and is not, as I will explain. The “Reverend” title was really added on to give Jesse more clout in the media (like “Rev.” Jesse Jackson, of whom Jesse Peterson had a long history battling, which goes well beyond the scope of this story).
Since my posts have come out exposing our secret sexual relationship, as well as other instances of sexual grooming/sexual actions—Jesse has told his congregation to no longer use the “Reverend” title for him. He did not tell them the true reason—that he can no longer use it in good conscience—instead, he said that he doesn’t want them to view him as an “authority.”
Speaking of my finding Roy Masters’ meditation—I credit it with saving my life.
Jesse and Roy
Mr. Masters (Roy) had allowed Jesse to use his facility to meet with other black men for the purpose of spiritual enlightenment. This group later became Jesse’s organization, BOND.
Jesse had contacted Roy, telling him that by hearing Roy speak on the radio, and sitting quietly as Roy had suggested, he—Jesse—was able to see right away that he hated his mother (for trying to turn Jesse away from his father), and while weeping—seeing how wrong his hatred of his mother was—he was instantly freed of all anger and fear. Or so the story went.
I’m not here to say that the story was not true, but I do have a hard time matching up the idea that Jesse was somehow instantly free of all anger and sin with what I know of his behavior over the years.
The two things just do not fit together. In fact, his statements cannot be true and therefore are an out-and-out LIE! I’m not saying he’s necessarily lying intentionally. The Bible speaks of those who are self-deceived (or Devil-deceived), and therefore are easily able to deceive others.
Jesse has stated many times that he also went to see his mother—and later his father—and told them why he had hated them, but that he had forgiven them.
Jesse went on to continue an association with Roy Masters for many years.
Years later, Jesse recorded his own version of Roy’s observation/meditation technique, which Jesse called “Be Still and Know”–the same name Roy called his exercise. It is my understanding that Roy was not fully aware of the content and perhaps name, and after finding out, instructed Jesse to cease making the exercise available on his website, as Roy said that Jesse did not properly understand the exercise.
Jesse complied. He even admitted to me sometime later that he didn’t actually practice Roy’s meditation to “overcome” his hatred of his mother, which was a bit jarring to me. Jesse stated that he simply sat down quietly and this happened spontaneously.
I have never heard of something like this happening (a complete letting go of anger and fear in an instant)—other than the story of Paul on the road to Damascus in the Bible. Not that I—and many others—don’t believe it is possible. I do believe that becoming free of sin and anger is not only possible, but desired, and is what Jesus meant when he said…
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
Jesse said that he had no anger, and no sin, and continued to make that claim for decades. I have not heard him make that claim lately, and I suspect he knows that it would be a tough “sell” since the time of the publishing of my posts regarding my long-time illicit sexual relationship with him—and the stories regarding his initiating sexual incidents with others—have begun to come out…
The first video is of a protest in front of Jesse Lee Peterson’s BOND headquarters in Los Angeles, featuring Jesse’s former #1 supporter and long-time house mate, Martin Francis, Arman–another man who has accused Jesse of encouraging and participating in sexual misdeeds, and other former supporters…
This second video was shot during the same protest. “Rev.” Jesse Lee Peterson had one of his employees call the police on the protestors, even though the previous video makes clear that they were peaceful and respectful.
It is interesting that Jesse decided to call the police on these peaceful protestors, since he is well-known for protesting others, including Jesse Jackson.
This third video is Jesse Lee Peterson’s former #1 supporter Martin Francis’ story. He explains how Jesse attempted to “turn him” (toward homosexual acts), and also explains some personal and spiritual challenges he is facing…
This fourth video is from former BOND Member Arman Martikian, who has his own story to tell regarding Jesse tempting him into a sexual situation, and regarding another young man who lived at the BOND home, who told Arman about sexual contact between he and Jesse.
Arman has released a follow-up video in which he is crystal clear and comprehensive. He states that Jesse encouraged him to expose himself while in private counseling; and has also testified of running into a young man, Trayvon, who used to stay in the BOND Home and who told him that Jesse performed sex acts on him, reportedly calling it “oral massage.”
Arman said that when he confronted Jesse, that Jesse discredited the victim as someone who was “on drugs,” and said that Arman confused the victim with someone else. Arman says that Jesse even threatened to tell lies about Arman, in an apparent attempt to chill Arman into not speaking out about the matter.
Thank you, Arman, for standing up for me, for others, and for the truth!
Arman said he told Jesse that, “The good you taught us has come back to fight the evil in YOU!” He said that Jesse had a one-word response (perhaps you can guess it…) “Amazing”,,,
Regarding his professional relationship with Roy Masters, Jesse never told me that Roy Masters had any issues with him. In fact, he always told me the contrary—that Roy was proud of how well he had done, and had regularly praised him. I always had some doubts about that and sensed that perhaps Jesse was “sugar-coating” the relationship. Recently I have done some checking, and it appears my doubts were well-founded.
A “sinless” example to follow?
Jesse’s claims that “I do not sin” have been a strong selling point for his “ministry.” I know that I—as well as others—stayed around as long as we did partly because we were hoping that somehow what Jesse claimed he had/was would “rub off” on us. That never happened—at least in a good way!
It’s not that many of us have not received some great benefits from “Jesse’s teachings.” We have, and are grateful for that.
Jesse has spent countless hours with me (and many others) over the years in counseling. I will always appreciate that. Although, frankly I have wondered how necessary all this counseling was when almost every problem we have can be solved through the daily practice of quiet and sincere prayer.
Ministers and gurus sometimes subtly make themselves the source others come to believe they need to come to for enlightenment. Jesse is no exception.
Jesse does encourage people to pray (with his “Silent Prayer,” which I will get into more). Yet, he has always maintained a busy and profitable counseling service, and his “church” service is much more about Jesse dispensing his “wisdom” than it is about fostering the sharing of testimony regarding what God is doing in his congregants’ lives.
A positive influence?
Many have told stories of how Jesse saved their lives or even the lives of their families. He was a father or older brother figure who regularly dispensed (and still dispenses) much wise advice—despite all his deceit.
That is the paradox many have spoken of.
Regarding Jesse’s “positive” influence, I do not want to cast doubt on those who may really have been helped by Jesse. In fact, just about all those who are now speaking up about his dark activities have acknowledged that he has helped them and sometimes their families too. Some have said he has helped them a lot.
But believing that Jesse has helped us in one way or another is often the EXACT REASON many of us have been hesitant to come forward regarding his evil doings! I believe the Devil is at work in this too.
Further, recently I’ve begun to question how much Jesse’s influence has truly helped people. For instance, I am aware of some who appear to have become much “stronger” from his teachings/their association with him, but who are essentially copying Jesse’s “in your face” personality and sayings. When he is not around, some of these followers are forced to ask themselves “what would Jesse do,” or simply fall into their more “regular” personality.
True, permanent change comes from WITHIN, not from WITHOUT!
I have also noticed that some who have “gotten stronger” around Jesse have become angrier and more corrupt. The innocence that I once saw in them—even if accompanied by weakness—was much more beneficial than their current state.
Some of Jesse’s followers have developed an extremely protective attitude toward him, and have reacted strongly to my and others’ recent statements exposing his secret homosexual advancements and actions. Yes, I am saying “homosexual.” I have not heard of any allegations of this nature coming from women.
[I am NOT saying that Jesse has no interest in women. He often spoke/bragged of old sexual exploits with women that could be true. And he does have a son, whom I have met, and found to be a nice guy, so he may not be exclusively interested in men].
An interesting side point to Jesse’s sexual talk, is that it was and perhaps is still common for him. Some of us thought it was “cool,” and that we were just “uptight.” After all, Jesse had the reputation of being a different kind of preacher—“free” to paint outside the boundaries. Crude sexual talk was the norm for Jesse behind closed doors. This kind of talk also appeals to some of his more corrupt male followers, and no doubt makes them feel more comfortable in their own sins.
So since Jesse has been claiming that he does not sin for decades, and yet I know that he has been engaged in predatorial, homosexual sin during this time period, what can explain this?
Jesse has defined sin as essentially anger alone. He has said, particularly recently after my posts began to come out, that it’s all about the “heart,” and once God cleans up your heart, he will take away your “vices”–as he calls physical sins.
That may sound good, and I believe that God works that way, but I have no reason to believe that God would allow a minister access to vulnerable younger and older men—in order to tempt them or even violate them (keep in mind that in my situation I was married with a son, which constituted he being an accessory to adultery), and have this minister continue in this behavior over a period of decades. God would certainly not approve of a minister spreading this kind of corruption.
Which brings up the point: Did God really “ordain” Jesse to preach and provide Jesse the credibility to work closely with vulnerable men, knowing that Jesse had serious sexual issues that he had not overcome?
Some years back, Jesse said at BOND meetings on at least two occasions, that he had been molested as a child. And clearly he has not overcome these sins—or if he has, he would have had to have done so within the last month (I’ll get to this).
This is troubling.
So clearly Jesse is conflating (deliberately or otherwise) basic “vices” like overeating or over-drinking, or even something like masturbation which basically (but not completely) affects the individual themselves—with the much more serious sin of sexually corrupting another individual.
His congregation has not called him out on this point yet. Perhaps somebody will consider it after becoming more educated via this post/video testimonials.
Regarding anger supposedly being the only sin that matters (per Jesse), it’s just not true. The Bible clearly defines what sin is, as does our common sense. I have discussed the devastating effects of physical sin in my Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll Really ARE The GATEWAY TO HELL series as linked above.
How could ANYONE make the case that corrupting another man—even in my case helping a man commit adultery—is somehow not sinning?! Jesse himself admitted to me (privately) that the Devil convinced him to fall into this.
I was surprised at his admission. “It definitely wasn’t God!” he answered.
No, this makes no sense on any level. The behavior is not defendable and must be dealt with, particularly for a “Christian” minister, who is supposed to be God’s representative.
“Rev.” Jesse Lee Peterson’s sin here is not just the sexual predatory part. He has also covered up these sins and has even attempted to confuse or even threaten to “expose” an individual who has confronted him regarding it, as noted above in Arman’s testimony.
I’ve recently found out that someone who Jesse has mentored and been close to for years confronted him over the Christmas break regarding the allegations that are coming out, and Jesse is said to have responded that they are “all lies!”
Since when is bearing false witness against your neighbor also NOT a sin?
An explanation for failing to overcome
After Roy Masters told Jesse to stop promoting his own version of his observation/meditation technique, Jesse recorded another meditation technique—which had some key changes in it. He called it the “Silent Prayer.”
Roy Masters taught his meditation technique in stages. The final stage had the meditator place his or her fingertips together in a prayer-like position. Although he does not explain the spiritual significance of this in the exercise instructions, I have come to see the power of this in my own practice. I discuss it in this post.
In true, effective meditation, there is an “in-filling” of the Spirit that can occur, and I have noticed that this is more likely to occur (or at least more powerfully) when the fingertips are together in a prayer-like fashion.
But in Jesse’s “Silent Prayer” technique, the hands are left on the lap, either turned up or downwards, in a style I recognize from New Age practices. In other words, when the fingers touch, the spiritual “current” is closed, but when they do not, the “circuit” is open, and therefore is not as effective.
I realize that Roy Masters taught earlier stages of his observation/meditation technique that did not include the fingers coming together, but from my decades-long experience with it, I have found that bringing the fingers together is more powerful—simply a better connection to the Spirit.
So I believe that Jesse’s long struggle to overcome sexual sin is hindered by using an inferior technique to access the Spirit (Of course, that assumes that Jesse truly wants to access the spirit and get over this sin, which I’m no longer sure of, as I will discuss).
This could explain why some of those who have used Jesse’s technique find success early on—but find themselves falling into the same sins later—that they believed they had already overcome.
One of Jesse’s congregants spoke with me last week about this very issue.
Part of that explanation could be that Jesse’s WORDS in his meditation instruction act as a behavior reinforcement—at least for a time.
This is an explanation I’ve never heard anybody discuss—and may just be the “missing link” in the “Why the struggle?” question.
Let me add something else that has not been publicly discussed, to my knowledge, regarding this mystery. And this comes back to Roy Masters again…
A relationship gone sour?
I have said that Jesse always portrayed his relationship with Roy as a good one, with Mr. Masters looking at Jesse as “my son, in whom I am well pleased.” I have long suspected that this was not the case.
It is also known that Jesse rarely credited Roy as being the source of so much of what Jesse used to advance his name and reputation (when I say “the source”—of course, I am talking about the human source—needless to say, GOD is the original source of all wisdom).
Even after Roy’s death, Jesse did not speak to his congregation about the man, who was unquestionably the most influential man (in a positive way) of his time, and the most influential man (other than his father) in Jess’s life.
Jesse always told me that Roy had told him that he (Roy) had a reputation of being a “cult leader” (which is true–the media did try to paint him with that brush), and so Roy did not want Jesse to be tarred by association. I could see that risk being possibly true in the early days of Jesse’s “career,” but once someone is established–particularly one like Jesse who claims to be his “own man,” it’s hard to see that as being a serious issue.
I looked into this also, and Jesse’s claim didn’t check out. It seems something else was at play. Perhaps Jesse bristled at Roy’s corrections. After all, Jesse is a stubborn and prideful man who hates correction, and Roy was the kind of guy who didn’t hold back.
Related to that, Jesse used to say that after co-hosting his radio show with Roy, he would often be so “wiped out” that he would have to lay out on his couch for hours. Now realistically, why would that be necessary unless he resented Roy? A friend pointed that out and it rang a bell for me. That would explain much of Jesse’s behavior in relation to Roy.
There was one exception, where Jesse did credit Roy semi-publicly at a luncheon BOND held for him at a local steakhouse in Los Angeles. Much of our “old” congregation was there, many of whom used to attend Roy’s church when it was still located in Los Angeles, and they of course knew of the Jesse-Roy connection.
At the event, Jesse presented Roy with the “Booker T. Washington” award. It was a nice event, and Jesse even broke down in tears. He was either quite appreciative of what Roy had done for him, or was overdoing it–much like guilty mourners do at a funeral (people Jesse likes to make fun of).
At this point–knowing what I know–it’s hard to tell.
What did Jesse get from Roy? As I said, Jesse used Roy Masters’ building to hold meetings for black men in the early years. And Jesse also used Roy’s observation/meditation technique as his own.
Jesse used many of Roy’s teachings, such as the man-woman relationship starting in the Garden of Eden (Roy Masters even wrote a book titled The Adam and Eve Sindrome ).
Jesse also used many words and phrases that Roy Masters used long before. Besides the “Be Still and Know” observation/meditation technique, Roy also promoted that technique as “Antidote for All”–Jesse called his most recent book “The Antidote.”
Roy Masters referred to “the fallen state” as the sin state that human beings find themselves in–Jesse used (and still uses) the same name for his TV show.
It’s clear that Jesse held those who had been part of Roy’s “church” with a certain amount of disguised contempt. He made fun of them, and accused those he had trouble influencing of being “Roy-Bots.”
Ironically, as a friend once said, Jesse was the biggest Roy-Bot of them all.
It’s also interesting that last Sunday, Jesse announced his “theme” for the year—“Be your own man.” He has always portrayed himself as being an original—and his personality is indeed unique and kind of strange. Yet much of his philosophy and language was taken directly from Roy Masters.
One more note regarding Roy: Though he was a Jewish man from England, he had many black radio show listeners / church members. I’m not sure what the reason for that was, other than the fact that he boldly spoke the truth, which earned their respect.
It’s like the respect many black basketball fans have for the legendary (and very white!) Larry Bird, who had a “take no prisoners” style. One thing I’ve noticed in many black people is that they can’t stand weak, patronizing white folks!
In contrast, Jesse has a different kind of relationship with the black community. He started his organization to help black men overcome their issues, come back to God, and lead their families. Jesse used to have a good amount of black men and women in his congregation, yet lost many over the years. In fairness to Jesse, part of this reason was because Jesse was a (rightful) critic of hard-core socialist Barack Obama. But I believe something else has been going on here too.
“Thank God for slavery!”
On one of my last conversations with Jesse, somehow we got on the subject of slavery. I remarked how I enjoyed (liberal) Ken Burns’ old Civil War series, and really learned a lot from reading Frederick Douglass’ autobiography. Jesse has always been known for making dramatic statements that are generally truthful but appear to be motivated by a desire to shock. For instance, Jesse has famously said “Thank God for slavery!”
Now, the true part of that, is that if black Americans didn’t come here (for the purpose of being slaves), then they never would have gotten access to the great (or at least once-great) country of America. But it’s obvious that many people don’t know who Jesse is or what he’s talking about when he makes that kind of statement, so of course many blacks react with shock and just dismiss the statement–and Jesse–out of hand.
It almost seems that that is the secret purpose of making such a statement–to get people to disagree, to then point out how angry they are, and then to disparage those people. I told that to Jesse the last time we talked. Like most things, he doesn’t really agree or disagree–at least to me. He just tends to keep doing what he has been doing.
Apparently, it “works” for him.
Another example of this is Jesse’s statement that “There’s no such thing as racism.” Again, there is a spiritual truth there, which is that hating our fellow man is at the heart of the problem. Yet, imagine saying this to black Americans, who have been conditioned to see racism everywhere. There’s little chance of having a meaningful conversation after you’ve essentially thrown a lit firecracker into a crowd.
I remember seeing an old newspaper article from a black-owned publication called The Los Angeles Sentinel in one of our BOND scrapbooks (in a blue or green binder that’s likely still buried in one of their storage rooms). The article was a profile on Jesse, and the headline quotes Jesse as saying that “99.9% of black men are immoral.”
I wish I could link to the article, but I can’t find it on their website.
As I think back to that article, I realize what a crazy statement that was, and seriously wonder what good it really did. That profile came out very early in BOND’s existence, and indicates that Jesse was always a “bomb-thrower,” but that characteristic has worsened over the years, as he has become more corrupt–and in response to Jesse’s Internet fans, who love the “red meat” that he throws out about black people.
Again, truly, what good is this really doing?
Today, there appear to be few blacks left in Jesse’s congregation, which is sad, because black Americans need truth, rational dialogue, and redemption more than ever.
I’m sorry, but–Jesse’s protests of “l love black people” to the contrary–I sense and have for a while now that Jesse has an issue with black people in general. The proof is in the fruit–there are plenty of blacks in the Los Angeles area, but the vast majority do not come to BOND. That can’t be completely explained away by saying that the majority are Democrats.
Jesse and women
Similarly, Jesse claims to “tell the truth” about and “love” women, but I just don’t buy it. I didn’t even expect to get into this here; but suffice it to say, something’s not right. Sure–much of what he says about women (and what Roy Masters similarly said about women) is the truth. But there’s an edge to how he speaks, that I think belies something else going on.
Did Jesse ever truly forgive his mother as he claims? He is obsessed with telling people they need to confront and “forgive” THEIR mothers. I’ve even heard of extreme examples, with a caller telling Jesse about a clearly abusive father, and Jesse asking if they’ve forgiven their mother–what?!
Believe me, I understand that women can be seriously screwed up, particularly many modern American women. But men have the responsibility to love women in the right way, and not use and abuse them. If men would truly come back to God, then most women would come back to order.
Jesse used to say that a woman could not go directly to God, that she needed to go through her husband. As brainwashed as I was, I still challenged that as it made no sense. And he had no coherent answer for it. What an odd thing to say!
How I got involved with Jesse
When I first heard Jesse’s initial radio show many years ago (I believe shortly before I met him at Roy Masters’ organization’s building), my first impression was that he sounded like a Roy Masters’ imitation. That was the cold truth.
Had I held on to what the spirit clearly showed me back then, I could have saved decades of time and trouble.
Later, after meeting Jesse, he charmed me as he has so many others, and I began to “fall away” from my original way of seeing him.
This is just one of the many characteristics that Jesse shares with all cult leaders. You may object to me using that term, but if so, I urge you to read The 12 Characteristics of a Cult Leader, which I have posted several times in the past in regards to Jesse. If you know Jesse well, have seen “behind the scenes,” and are honest—you will see him (at least subtly) in EVERY SINGLE CHARACTERISTIC.
There’s also an interesting companion article that obviously applies to this situation, How Cult Leaders Use Sex to Control Followers.
At the time, I was the co-host of a Los Angeles public-access TV show called “Drug Wars.” A friend of mine, Ted, who had overcome heroin addiction through understanding/applying the teachings and observation/meditation technique of Roy Masters, had asked me to help him put together a show to help others overcome their issues. We knew of Jesse’s association with Roy, and we ended up broadcasting two interviews with Jesse and another member of Jesse’s organization, BOND.
Jesse and I personally hit it off well. After the tapings were completed, we spoke “backstage.” During that first one-on-one conversation, Jesse bluntly asked me if I was “gay.” My first reaction was to turn red.
I was never a practicing homosexual, but as I said, and have well-catalogued in the Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll series, I had been molested by another boy, and the trauma of it / resentment toward it produced sexual feelings toward men. I had always been ashamed of those feelings, and sought to suppress them.
I had never stopped being interested in women, and I certainly did not want to make these feelings known publicly.
My reaction had said enough to Jesse, and I’m sure I admitted some of these things to him. From that point on, our relationship turned into “counselor-counselee” / “teacher-student.”
From that point on, I began to drive to the BOND building (which at the time was located about a block away from “The Forum,” where the Los Angeles Lakers played) for private counseling with Jesse.
I wanted to get over these embarrassing feelings, and I believed that Jesse’s counseling would help me do that. I had no idea that instead—Jesse would begin to groom me for sex.
I was living in Southern California with my parents at this time. That’s another long story in itself that gets really deep. I tell it in Part II of the Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll Really ARE the GATEWAY TO HELL series.
I had had a major health challenge (my lung had blown out while roofing in the South Bay with my friends David, Brian, and their associate, Matthew), and after the surgery, I could not work. As an adult (about 27 years old), I was forced to go back to live with my elderly and ailing parents in the San Fernando Valley. I was their caretaker for a total of about two years, which included moving to Thousand Oaks, where I cared for them in a guest house behind my older brother and his family’s home.
I was sinking into debt and my stressful situation worked on my mental state. I needed a way out. I needed to get out on my own. And I needed to work a regular job.
One day my friend Ted (my co-host from “Drug Wars”) called me. He was living in Grants Pass, (Southern) Oregon at the time. Roy Masters had moved his FHU headquarters up there, as he had long warned Americans to “get out of the big cities.”
Ted was working as a real estate appraiser there, and offered to teach me the trade. I had no particular interest in real estate, but the offer of a “ticket” to escape my current situation was really appealing, and so I accepted.
I ended up spending three and a half years working in Southern (and other areas of) Oregon as a real estate appraiser, where I also managed an office (in Springfield, near Eugene). One of the first places I lived in Grants Pass was in a rented room of a house owned by a friend and her father.
In the meantime, Roy Masters had invited Jesse to come up from L.A. and co-host a radio show with him, and Jesse accepted. Jesse called me, giving me the news, and asked if I minded him moving into the house I was living in. I was good with it, he worked it out with the owners, and came on up. This was in 1993 or 1994.
I spent a good amount of time with him alone in that house, and he did some things I thought curious, such as laying against me on a bed with his genital area pushing against me. Yet, because of who he was—or rather who I thought he was—I pushed these thoughts away, thinking this was just his way of “playing.”
No doubt others have thought the same thing over the years, and because of the way Jesse trained people to view him, they made it make sense in their minds.
It’s interesting that Jesse often says “ALL thoughts are a lie,” and since I have been posting my articles, I have heard from people who have seen odd things from Jesse but because what they saw became thoughts, they dismissed these things. This is a devious trick of the Devil.
But looking back, some of the physically inappropriate things Jesse did with me in Oregon were obviously bold grooming moves. I have also come to realize that the Devil uses boldness to shock us into acting outside our best judgment.
My response to Jesse’s moves was to (nervously) laugh them off.
At this time, Roy Masters still believed that Jesse was a good man (later he was to find out and state otherwise). In fact, a woman called Roy’s radio show one day and said some uncomplimentary things about Jesse. Roy was quick to say that “Jesse Peterson is as pure as the driven snow!”
I knew enough even then to know that Roy Masters was the one being “snowed.” Jesse Peterson was and is a lot of things, but one of them isn’t being “as pure as the driven snow”!
In addition to co-hosting a radio show with Roy Masters in Southern Oregon, Jesse also established a chapter of his nonprofit organization BOND there. I had been going to Roy Masters’ church in Grants Pass, but Jesse convinced me to start going to his meetings instead. He did that with a number of Roy Masters’ congregants, and Roy was not happy at all about this.
I was told that Roy stopped Jesse from using his office, and he likely told Jesse something to the effect of “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us!” Jesse was soon heading back to Los Angeles to restart regular BOND meetings there.
At that point, while still in Oregon, I began helping Jesse with BOND, such as assisting him in generating press releases for the organization.
I had been writing several movie screenplays with my friend, Marc, who was a basketball teammate of mine in high school. We had recently finished a new script and sought to sell it, so I decided to move down to Los Angeles to do that.
Jesse said I could live in his “BOND house” there. He called it the “BOND Home for Boys” and later the “BOND Home for Young Men.” By the way, we did help some young men there—more so in the early days, but we said we helped many more than we actually did. “Puffing” the numbers was something Jesse encouraged his employees to do, and something he himself regularly engaged in and likely still does.
Whenever I’d challenge Jesse on his desire to exaggerate almost everything, he’d fire back that I was too honest, or “rigid.” I bought that correction for a while.
The BOND Home program was pretty “seat of the pants” and could have been structured much better to help many more young men. That goes for most of the programs—the time, energy, money, and manpower were always pushed toward Jesse’s radio / Internet show and TV show. I don’t think that’s an accident, and I complained many times about that. What got the attention were the “Jesse” media “vehicles”—not the programs.
In fact, the organization never grew properly, and the programs never produced enough “fruit” to impress grant makers much. I tried to impress upon him the need for us to show “impact” if we wanted to increase income.
But to no avail.
So I came down to L.A. and moved in at the BOND Home. That was mid-1996. I remember the time frame because I moved in about a week after Independence Day–when he and members of his organization stood up for our border sovereignty against radical Mexicans and others who were pro-illegal immigration.
That is some of the work (border enforcement) we did that I am most proud of. We also helped the pro-life movement to some extent, and Jesse was quite vocal in opposition to homosexuality.
You can make of that what you will… I’m not saying he was wrong. I’m just sayin’… 🙂
One of Jesse’s finest hours was shown in this viral video when he brilliantly dressed down a liberal Hispanic reporter after she asked fellow BOND member Martin Francis if he was a “racist”—while blood poured from his face after he was hit by a frozen soda can from a violent pro-illegal alien activist!
Ironically, this is the same Martin Francis who has appeared in several of the video links I’ve provided, exposing Jesse’s sexual predatory actions… The same man who was Jesse’s #1 supporter (perhaps you can see why after viewing the video interview above). The same man who lived with Jesse in the “BOND home” for years, but who has recently moved out in disgust.
In Los Angeles, Jesse continued grooming me. He was certainly patient in that category, because he took his time.
First sexual incident
Yet no sexual acts took place until years later. I have checked my records as thoroughly as possible, and from what I can tell, the first incident was most likely in 2005 or 2006, in a Virginia (Washington, D.C. area) hotel room. Jesse’s BOND organization co-hosted two conferences (2005 and 2006) with the Heritage Foundation—a major conservative organization dedicated to preserving our freedoms. I’ve always had much respect for them, and met some great people there.
In 2005, BOND and Heritage co-hosted “The New Black Vanguard” conference.
The next year, we co-hosted a follow-up conference called (ironically now!) “Moral Reconstruction: A Model for Urban Transformation.” At that conference, one of our speakers was a man who had come up through the BOND program, and who was successfully mentored in the building trades by a member of the organization.
It is most likely that the incident between Jesse and me happened at the time of the 2005 or 2006 event.
My records did say that I went to D.C. two other times–in 2008 and 2012–but it appears that those times were for multi-day fundraising conferences at the Leadership Institute–a conservative campus activist organization. These were election years too–a time when fundraising was most important in conservative (or liberal for that matter) circles.
I’m just trying to be accurate here, and fair to Jesse. I do not want to make any more or less of this than what it was.
A few days ago, I thought of the first sexual incident that took place between Jesse and me, and I remembered something odd about it. I was sitting on a bed next to Jesse, as physical closeness at that point was not unusual for us. Suddenly, he turned and almost yelled at me, “What do you wanna do?!”
I’d never heard him use that tone with me in that manner.
Previously, I had already confessed to him—based on his questioning–some of the sexual activities I was interested in in my “fallen” state of mind. So his barked question in the hotel room clearly referred to that. But it startled me. So I responded by telling him again what I’d said before.
The next thing I knew he stripped his clothes off and advanced on me sexually. Before I knew it, I was taking part.
It’s recently occurred to me that this is a tactic of the Devil—to shock us into falling away from what we know is right. The Devil operates on SHOCK.
From this point onward, we carried on a secret sexual relationship that only ended when I stopped it in 2015, before I moved with my family to Tennessee. This may have been nearly a decade based on my calculations above—if this is indeed the length of time, it shocks me to think about today. I had always thought the activity started around 2010 (which if that were the case, would still be a five–year period–shocking enough!).
Perhaps I really didn’t want to know how long this went on.
Beyond the obvious trauma of the above-described situation, one thing I don’t think I’ll ever forget is Jesse’s behavior after it happened—he had to do a radio interview by phone, and conducted it flawlessly—speaking about the moral issues as was his norm. I wondered to myself how someone could do what he just did without any visible sense of shame.
I was still in shock as to what had just taken place.
I have not described this particular incident anywhere else, but as to the general situation and what I saw about it, my post WHAT Made Me CONTINUE in SEXUAL SIN pretty well covers it.
As I’ve written in the past, my conscience nagged me for some time about this relationship, and I finally started to listen. I put an end to it in 2015, and started making plans to leave BOND. Real estate was and is largely unaffordable in Southern California, and despite the fact that I was born and raised there and loved it in the old days, many areas have turned into s—holes.
I did some research on decent places to live and settled on Middle Tennessee. By year-end, I moved my family out of Southern California.
At that point, my friendship with Jesse was still basically intact, and I continued to work on and off for BOND at a distance while I was starting my own businesses, until the beginning of 2020.
But the full weight of what we had been doing was slowly dawning on me. In my writings, I have tried to explain the mindset I had as a child, not having a close relationship with my father, being badgered too much by an over-protective mother, experiencing trauma, never really finding my identity, making great steps forward through the meditation exercise Roy Masters taught, and then seemingly going backward–putting Jesse on a “pedestal” for so long with disastrous results.
This week I saw an old videotape of me talking on a public access TV show I started on my own (called “Culture Wars”) after co-hosting “Drug Wars” with my friend Ted. I was struck by how together and inner-directed I was becoming by my early thirties…
That all changed after becoming involved with Jesse. Some people think I became stronger during that time, but as I’ve mentioned earlier, looking closer it was not the case. I may have sounded stronger, or had the “right” things to say on the “right” issues, but I’d become more distant from my true self.
So once in Tennessee and away from Jesse’s daily presence, I did start to find my own ground of being again. Yet I was still confused. More and more I could see what I’d done wrong with Jesse, and it brought up feelings of anger toward him. But I’d tell myself, essentially, “You’re just angry, and anger is the real problem here, etc., etc.”
Everyone who has ever heard Jesse at a BOND meeting knows the drill!
In other words, while being associated with Jesse, I’d become a “Jesse-Bot.”
In fact, my friend John (who used to volunteer at BOND) told me—after I’d recently told him what happened between Jesse and me—that he had come to me a number of times when we worked together at BOND to tell me things that Jesse was doing wrong, but that EVERY SINGLE time I took Jesse’s side, to the point that John told me he quit approaching me!
I had put Jesse on a ridiculous pedestal, and that’s not his fault. Yet it was his fault for cultivating that relationship, and for taking advantage of it.
So I’d go back and forth, from being angry with Jesse for his actions to focusing on my anger toward him. It wasn’t till much later, that I began seeing the situation in a more mature manner. That it wasn’t an either-or. The anger itself was surely wrong, and through the practice of true prayer as I have mentioned, I have come a long way in overcoming that.
I have also come to see MY role in the whole issue. All of what I have said about the imbalance of the relationship and the reasons for it are true. Yet, I am a grown man, and therefore must shoulder my share of the blame, for not doing the Christian thing and saying “Hell, No!”, as I have said in one of my articles. Yet, I’ve come to realize that—though I should have said that—I never totally overcame the inherent weakness of not having my own firm ground of being, and therefore in reality I couldn’t say it. I was too brainwashed.
That is changing now that I am more objective through God’s grace.
After I’d said in one of my articles that Jesse had the characteristics of a cult leader, he called me and said he doesn’t even know how to brainwash people. I told him that he doesn’t need to know—the DEVIL working through him knows very well how to do it!
So I was still working for BOND for a time while in Tennessee, I was a featured speaker at BOND’s 2017 Men’s Conference in Los Angeles, and I did occasional video interviews with Jesse about my Greek Physique (personal training) and later Old School businesses, as well as discussing current events.
That same year, Jesse traveled back to see me with a young man from the organization. I trained Jesse at a nearby gym I worked at, and he and the young man had Thanksgiving dinner with my family and a married couple we knew. Jesse asked me to stay with him at his hotel overnight, but I politely declined. 🙂
At some point in 2020, I called Jesse and unloaded on him. I know I had confronted him in person in Los Angeles in 2015 sometime before I moved, but I don’t remember the content of the conversation. What I DO remember was how he flipped it on me and made me the bad guy because of my “anger.”
One thing I discovered about Jesse is that he must be in the “teacher” role—not the student (at least as far as spiritual matters). I found that he does not accept correction regarding matters of any seriousness.
After I confronted these issues with him several times, and let him know I no longer wanted to associate with him, Jesse told me he was working with some of the BOND guys, helping them to buy real estate, and he asked if it was okay to refer any to me, since he knew I was beginning to practice real estate in Tennessee. I thought about it a moment, and politely declined. He may have been genuine, but then again it may have been a kind of bribe to keep me quiet. Knowing what I know now, and knowing he offered something similar to me recently, I’m more inclined to believe he was trying to keep me close and quiet.
After these conversations with Jesse, where I made it clear I didn’t want to keep any kind of relationship with him, he still sometimes called my son, who used to go to the BOND “Academy” school Jesse had started.
The BOND Academy is a whole nother story that I don’t need to tell today. Suffice it to say that in its several years of operation, though we had a teacher and dedicated volunteers (including my wife) who worked very hard and did a great job, and had some nice successes, on the whole, it never amounted to much more than a “glorified daycare” for BOND employees (in that we never built it beyond a few students), as one employee dared say (he ended up being let go later, for what may have been legitimate reasons, to be fair to Jesse).
In any case, Jesse decided to keep in touch with my son, and with my wife. Now I want to be clear—I believe (or at least believed) that Jesse did care about both, and he regularly kept in touch. But I was not comfortable with him still doing this after I’d confronted him about our secret sexual relationship.
At this point, they did not know about that relationship, and they carried on with him as normal. But I did not want Jesse close to my family at this point, I no longer trusted him, and so I committed the ultimate Jesse “sin”—I went against the conventional “wisdom” he’d always spouted to never tell your wife if you cheat on her.
As I’ve said in other articles, there can be wisdom in that if you have a wife that seeks your destruction—but not if you have a good wife—which I do.
I told her, and I told my son. I did not want those relationships to continue, and I never wanted to take the chance that my son could be put at risk with Jesse. I would never forgive myself if something ever happened. That may sound harsh, but if Jesse thought he was “loving” me, why wouldn’t he consider “loving” my son in the same manner?
Taking it to my website
I did not intend to go any further than that with my story. But some time later, I found out that Jesse had inappropriately touched a young man many years back who was in one of our programs. The young man had been asleep, and awakened to find Jesse fonding his (private part). When the young man wondered what was going on, Jesse replied, “This is what fathers do.”
Wow. That is EVIL!
This is not the only time I have heard of Jesse denying, excusing, or turning something around on a victim. And it’s pretty sick.
Now again–to be fair–this young man, who is much older now and has a family, desires to remain anonymous, and one of the reasons for that is that he believes that if it were not for meeting Jesse and finding a BOND mentor, he would be in jail or dead.
This is the kind of story that has given me great pause along the way. Yet, I also realize there are many who–because this and other incidents are coming to the surface–have found great spiritual release from the lessons contained in it. For instance, Martin Francis, who I have mentioned earlier and who posted three videos he has appeared in exposing Jesse, has told me several times how beneficial my posts have been in helping to save his spiritual life!
He had been involved in physical / sexual sin for decades–habitually. And he–like Jesse (the man he looked up to)–excused and indulged in his sin to the point of it nearly destroying him. Now he has made a complete turnaround!
I do not want to minimize the stories of people who have said that Jesse “saved” their life. On the other hand, I could find similar stories from those who have been helped by people like Louis Farrakhan–who is a known anti-Semite and hater of white people. Just going to the NOI website, I see that there is information warning people not to get the COVID vaccination–that information is likely saving many lives!
No doubt I could likely find some nice testimonials there from people who’d credit Louis Farrakhan with saving their lives from drug addiction, gang violence, etc.
But I think many who are reading this post would also agree that Louis Farrakhan is not a good man.
What happened “in between”?
I began to think (which per Jesse, we’re not supposed to do, since “ALL thoughts are lies!”) that Jesse did something with the young man I mentioned above many years ago, and also did something with me which only ended fairly recently (2015 because I stopped it, and then moved).
The obvious follow-up was, “Has he been doing anything like this to / with others IN-BETWEEN that time???
Good question, right?
How could I get the word out somehow to try to ascertain that? For several reasons, I decided to put something out on my website, starting in a fairly vague manner (the clarity of the message which—as I said—needed to be ramped up based on the public denials / veiled attacks I received from Jesse via his “church” service performances).
BOND isn’t a traditional church and doesn’t have a traditional Elder structure. A lot of the older guys are obviously tight with Jesse. I didn’t think it likely would go anywhere just telling Jesse and them. So after telling Jesse, I decided to bypass the telling of others—trying to hold meetings, etc.
My hunch was proved right as recently—upon the request of one of the older guys I’ve been in contact with—I did talk to a couple of the guys I thought would reject my testimony. Sure enough, they reacted as I’d thought, with one going so far as telling me that what I was saying (not what Jesse and I DID) was “poison.” He told me not to tell anyone—I told him that ship had already sailed!
Yet, after sending the main story link (WHAT Made Me CONTINUE In SEXUAL SIN) to some of the key people at BOND, I was pleasantly surprised to hear from Martin Francis (“The Bible Go-To Guy” from Jesse’s radio/Internet show—the same one who was in the immigration video, and the first three videos on this post), who I’d assumed had written me off forever based on the way he rejected other critical information about Jesse in the past).
I was shocked one day to get a call from Martin Francis. He told me that when he read my post, he knew I was telling the truth right away, based on his own experience as Jesse’s #1 supporter / benefactor and long-time housemate. Martin has been through some serious physical and spiritual challenges, and he has really woken up!
It’s inspirational to see his courage!
A NEW accuser!
And now there’s a very credible man who has told Martin that Jesse (within the past month!) had him sit down on his bed, told him to close his eyes and began to instruct the man in meditation, then took the man’s pants down and fondled his (private part). The man was scared—he kept his eyes closed for a time, then excused himself, leaving the room.
This last allegation shook me—it took this situation to a whole new level. Keep in mind that this incident happened AFTER I posted at least FIVE articles on this topic… AFTER Jesse apologized to me again when I talked to him… And I AFTER several key supporters contacted Jesse with their concerns.
I talked with one of these major supporters this week, who is convinced that Jesse is doing great work, and who urged me to be fair to Jesse, in my article(s)… That I must “balance” the evil that Jesse has done with the thousands he has helped, and the “fact” that he is doing “God’s work.”
As I’ve said, I acknowledge that many have credited Jesse for the “good” he has done.
But let me tell you something—a man cannot ride two horses! You cannot be doing evil and good at the same time! Yes, you can say some things or do some things that help people. But if you are corrupt, you will also infect others with that corruption over time.
I believe that those who have done best from Jesse’s influence are those who have heard some freeing truths, and then moved on instead of staying too long.
The man who is convinced that Jesse is doing “God’s work” urged me to watch last Sunday’s “church” service and said what Jesse preached was “all truth.” Because I value this man’s friendship, and because I wanted to be one hundred percent sure before moving forward with this expose, I did watch the service: and seeing it actually CONFIRMED everything I have already seen about Jesse.
Yes, Jesse spoke much that is true. That has always been the case, and is the main reason those who are coming out to expose his dark deeds (including me) have struggled with bringing them to light. We feel personally indebted to him, and do not want to hinder people getting help.
But we also know that the Devil knows the truth, and can quote it very well. Many religious leaders hand out the truth like candy—corrupting their followers with untimely knowledge, instead of guiding them back to the truth within.
Even though Jesse constantly tells his congregation he is bringing them back to that truth within, I firmly believe that he still wants them to look to him for that truth.
An example of this from last Sunday’s service is when a woman told Jesse she has realized that she had put Jesse on a pedestal (as he subtly encourages while denying it), but now she sees that God is the only one who has authority over us.
Jesse didn’t fight what she said (how could he?), but still managed to place himself into a position where people would look to HIM for answers, by saying, “I’M bringing truth from God.”
So basically “Trust no man (except for me, since God is giving me this message!”). Very tricky stuff! Who can be this smart? The Devil is VERY smart!
This woman also asked a great question: “Can you be saved and also have a VICE?”
The background of this question is that since Jesse’s sexual predatory actions have come to light, he has been trying to do “damage control” and essentially admit that the accusations are true without admitting it. That’s a fine wire to walk too!
Instead of continuing to portray himself as the man “without sin” as he used to, now he’s saying that “I’m just Jesse,” and telling people not to call him “Reverend” anymore. He’s been speaking a lot about how “God cleans your heart, and then your “vices” fall away.
Keep in mind that Jesse has an almost entirely new congregation—culled primarily from the Internet. Much of the older congregation know him better, and are now wise to his devious ways.
So in answer to the question, “Can you be saved and also have a “vice,” Jesse told the woman “Yes. Because He (God) will fight the vice for you—we can’t do anything about it.”
Just a “vice”?
Now this sounds good, but to put this whole thing into sharper focus, by “vice,” Jesse is purposely downplaying the reality of what he has been doing for decades, and what we know he has CONTINUED to do within the past month—SEXUALLY TEMPTING AND ABUSING MEN! This is no mere “vice”!
Toward the end of the past Sunday “church,” Jesse’s assistant and radio host, James Hake, read a comment from “Michelle” in the Internet feed “chat.” Michelle’s comment was that people need to be careful not to allow “don’t judge yourself” as permission to continue in their vices.
In response, a distracted Jesse said “Try to avoid it, but just don’t judge it.” But this is a great danger of Jesse’s message now: Where once he at least told people not to have sex out of wedlock and guard themselves from physical / sexual sin, now his message is “there’s nothing we can do about it, let God deal with it.”
In the context of sexually predatory behavior, this is downright dangerous! He knows what he is doing is wrong, but it has continued for DECADES! And he is subtly teaching his congregation to accept their “vices.”
This type of teaching led ex-BOND supporter Martin Francis to wallow in his sin for decades—just as Jesse has, before waking up recently—and aided by these posts.
I have spoken with Jesse several times since my posts have come out. He has been apologetic to me, and even admits the Devil caused him to sin with me (and no doubt others, though he wouldn’t admit to any wrongdoing with them). Yet his public face to his congregation continues to be one of defiance, denial, and veiled attack (“They’re ALL lies!”).
Clearly, at this point, my old friend has no desire to change or be truly honest. The Devil clearly has his mind (as ironically, he has so often said of others), as well as his body, and soul.
On one of our calls, I spoke with Jesse for the better part of an hour. I told him he needs to come clean with his congregation and close his organization—as it is too corrupt and self-serving, with a “rubber stamp” board and little financial oversight, as I’ve discussed with him many times. How can donors be satisfied with this? Perhaps it could be rebuilt if it were done by more trustworthy people.
On that same call, Jesse made me another curious offer—to have me as a host on his (planned) talk radio network! He knew I love doing “talk radio.” But seriously—there’s no way he would actually follow through with that promise, knowing that I would be on the air exposing him and others who are leading the “flock” astray. It appeared to be another attempt to offer me something of value as a way to try to keep me quiet. You know—keep your friends close, and your old friends closer!
Is Jesse a sociopath?
It is hard to say certain things about someone I have been friends with for a very long time (albeit in a pretty unhealthy “friendship”!).
But it is hard to square Jesse’s dark deeds with him being a “man of God.” How could God have given him this ministry (as he claims), with all the associated access to vulnerable young and older men, knowing that Jesse was a slave to his sexual passions and apparently has STILL not overcome them?
And how can we explain the other corruption in his life and teachings?
Clearly, the Devil has control of this man. And he appears to be working so stealthily in Jesse’s life that Jesse is not even fully aware of it!
The whole thing is mind-boggling!
And yet it is true.
What is this all about?
I can only conclude that the Devil is making good on his promise to “deceive every man, woman, and child,” as Jesse himself has said on many occasions.
What does Jesse get or think he’s getting out of this “bargain”?
I believe he’s getting the same thing people always get when they deal with the Devil: increased pride (of being “The Teacher”), fame, power, and money.
Deception is the name of this game.
“But evil men will go from bad to worse as they deceive others and are themselves deceived.”2 Timothy 3:13
There is only one solution to this problem—true repentance.
So where does the true seeker go for help, if he or she cannot go to Jesse Lee Peterson and BOND?
I have discussed this question in my post, A MODEL for a NEW Kind of CHURCH. I do highly recommend the late Roy Masters’ church, the Foundation of Human Understanding (FHU) as an excellent start. I have no affiliation with them—just a sincere appreciation for all the help I have received over the years.
If you need to contact me, send me an email at [email protected].
Feel free to post any comments you may have at the bottom of this article.
I’ve posted this article and others as a public service. Ultimately, Jesse’s fate is in the hands of his congregation… and of course, God!
If Jesse wants to continue being a YouTube influencer / guru / entertainer, and people are interested in following him, then have at it. You know where to find him.
But I and others have not been willing to stand by and allow this man to continue pretending to be a Christian minister—it is an insult to God and his congregation.
We’re talking about our very souls here! Our souls are not play things!
Let the “buyer” beware.
I sincerely hope that my old friend, Jesse Lee Peterson, is willing to lay down his pride, repent before God, and come clean with his congregation. A little honesty goes a long way. He doesn’t need to go into detail.
But I strongly recommend that he show a bit of humility–and humanity. And that those around him hold him to account.
“After all, what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul?”
Patrick Rooney is the Founder of OldSchoolUs.com. He communicates clearly and fearlessly during perilous times about natural health, success, and freedom. To reach Patrick, email him at [email protected].
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