Peoples Temple Collection; Box 27, Virtual Item: 25, Q1022-Side3- Redwood Valley sermon, discipline session
- Digitized: October 24, 1973
This address by Jim Jones to his Peoples Temple congregation in Redwood Valley in October 1973 has many elements of his sermons from the period: he analyzes some of the news of the day for his followers, showing how it demonstrates the corruption and decadence of the US; he holds up Peoples Temple - including its congregation and most especially himself - as a refuge from the world outside; he castigates his enemies; and he proclaims his own divinity. What is more singular to this tape is that he let the tape continue to record as he solicits donations from his followers (in most other addresses transcribed on this website, he turned off the microphone during his appeals for funds). And the majority of the tape is a wide-range and open discussion of how to handle several discipline problems, including those presented by a young black man and by three elementary school-age children. Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.
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Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute