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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 25, Virtual item 32, Q953pt2- Los Angeles sermon (May 1974) | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 25, Virtual item 32, Q953pt2- Los Angeles sermon (May 1974)
Date:
May, 1974
Description:

This sermon and request for donations to Peoples Temple took place in Los Angeles in May 1974, a short period after the members of the Symbionese Liberation Army died in a shoot-out and fire in nearby Compton. That event set much of the tone for Jim Jones had to say that day.

Jones begins by saying that he had needed help to get to the pulpit, because someone had tried to poison him by placing a needle in his underwear. But, he is still there, "just as I always will remain." As for those who tried to do this evil, he hopes they know "that it will take something more to remove God than you're accustomed to doing."

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
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ms-0183_25.32pt2
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Special Collections & University Archives
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The Jonestown Institute
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