Peoples Temple Collection; Box 28, Virtual Item 22 - Q1057-Pt.1 - Part 1, Jones Speaking
- Peoples Temple (Organization)
In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States. On June 16, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B108-27. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES conducting a sermon wherein he tells the members how devoted he is to them. Later he exhorts the members to donate more money to People’s Temple. JONES comments that "the Bible is your enemy … there’s no truth in it." JONES concludes by cataloging the "evils" of Christianity. There is no summary or transcript of this recording, but a full index is available on the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website.
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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute