Neo-Nazi Teen Twins Lamb and Lynx Gaede Say They've Renounced Hateful Message, Want Marijuana Legalized

ABC News/July 20, 2011

Lamb and Lynx Gaede were established teen recording artists 5 years ago. But the adorable, freckle-faced California twins weren't singing songs of love.

Raised in a Neo-Nazi household, the Gaede twins' lyrics were those of white supremacist hate.

Now 19, the pair formerly known as the pop group Prussian Blue claim to have changed their extremist ways.

"I'm grown up now. I was a little kid back then and said a lot of things I don't believe in now," Lynx told ABC News.

The girls credit moving to Montana - and attending public school there - for truly opening their eyes and giving them new perspectives on life.

"My sister and I were home-schooled. We were these country bumpkins.... it makes me proud of humanity every day that we have so many different places and people," Lynx told the Daily Mail newspaper.

That's a far cry from the 14-year-old Lynx who shuddered at the thought of diversity.

"We don't want to, you know , just be a big puddle. We don't want to - we just want to preserve our race," she said in an interview on ABC News' 20/20.

The twins also adopted a new perspective on the need for medical marijuana after Lynx was diagnosed with cancer during her freshman year of high school. She began smoking the substance to ease her pain.

"I have to say, marijuana saved my life... I would probably be dead if I didn't have it," she said to the Daily Mail.

Frank Meeink, a former Neo-Nazi, joined the movement when he was 13 years old. Like the Gaede girls, many young children in the movement were taught to hate, he said.

"The twins were grabbed when they were so young and I mean a mother teaching you is everything. That's where you learn all of your morals and your humanity if you have any," said Meeink, who wrote the book "Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead."

For Lamb and Lynx, that grooming started at birth. The girls were nurtured on racist beliefs by their mother, April Gaede. She has defended her parenting and beliefs.

"If they were - we were Christians, they would be maybe singing Christian rock songs. But we're not. We're white nationalists. And so, of course, that's a part of our life and I share that part of my life with my children," she told 20/20 in a 2006 interview.

But the twins' mother believes their new outlook is a result of peer pressure.

"They are saying what everyone wants to hear so they won't be harassed anymore. Let's face it, it's not popular to be a white separatist, and they want to be popular," she said.

But the Gaede twins say they are new people, and that time, experience and love have changed them for the better.

'We just want to come from a place of love and light ... I think we're meant to do something more - we're healers. We just want to exert the most love and positivity we can," Lamb told the Daily Mail.

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