Gloriavale: The Hopeful Christian interview
By Jehan Casinader – Stuff – 15/05/2018
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This story was first published in 2015, but has been republished after Hopeful Christian died after a battle with cancer on Tuesday.
“Did you know”, Hopeful Christian whispers, “that some medical vaccines contain the embryos of aborted fetuses? Did you know that? Aborted fetuses. That’s what they put in them. Right? Now, tell me this: why on earth would anyone want to vaccinate their children?”
He pauses to take a sip of homemade apple juice. I’m having dinner with Christian inside Gloriavale, the fundamentalist commune he founded two decades ago.