Gabriel (left) and a GCCA church service
This is a preview of the latest episode of the show I co-host, Failed State Update.
In Tumacácori, Arizona, a stone’s throw from the U.S. border with Mexico, roughly 85 “destiny reservists” await their fate. They are the followers of Gabriel of Urantia. Born Anthony J. Delevin in Pittsburgh in 1946, Gabriel’s life work is a community known as the Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA). They live in a compound in the desert where they raise animals, harvest hemp, and study their prophet’s teachings. This is all in preparation for the end of this world, and the coming of the next.
And the apocalypse, according to Gabriel, is closer now than it’s ever been.
Last week, Paladin — the channeled trans-dimensional space being who speaks through Gabriel — called the cult’s radio station KVAN-FM last week to address the people of Tucson on the air.
On today’s Failed State Update, former GCCA member Joshua Lilly listens to Gabriel’s latest broadcast with us and helps us understand both the message and cult psychology in general.