The Ikeda Sect
I phoned the SGI North Hollywood, CA Kaikon to inquire if they had scheduled a Commemorative Gongyo Session on April 28 in honor of Nichiren first having chanted Namu Myoho Renge Kyo. I was informed they had not.
Every year they hold a special Gongyo in August to Commemorate the day Daisaku Ikeda joined the SGI. They have since stopped holding Commemorative Gongyo meetings for April 28 and February 16, the birthday of Nichiren as most all Nichiren sects do.
On Saturday, April 27th I attended the morning Men's Division meeting only to see if they would mention that the next day Commemorates the Daishonin first having chanted Namu Myoho Renge Kyo.
They showed a movie entitled, "Songs for Justice" in which Daisaku Ikeda bragged about all of the songs he has written for the Gakkai over the years.
During the meeting Daisaku Ikeda's name was mentioned over 12 times.
Not only did they not mention the importance of April 28th but they did not quote Nichiren and Nichiren's name was NEVER mentioned at all!
The SGI is officially "The Ikeda Sect".