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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 25, Virtual Item 25, Q952- Political and religious lecture

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_25.25


  • Digitized: October 15, 1974


Summary Note

In a sermon in San Francisco, Jones tells of the progress Cuba has made since it became liberated under Fidel Castro. He talks about a country transforming itself from a racist Southern state like Mississippi into a place where everything is free. Jones spends part of time criticizing Kathryn Kuhlman, a faith-healer who hasn't healed anyone. The exposure of her fraud has brought disrepute upon all faith-healers, and "with the mess that's going on, we as respectful people may very well want to get out of the entire healing business." Her advantage is, though, that she speaks about the power of God, so no one can attack her. "And no one in this country wants to attack God, because that's the way you control the country. You control the country by letting the people, the masses, believe in God." Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Physical Description Note

Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.

Publisher Note

Publisher: The Jonestown Institute

Repository Details

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