California State Resolution (Text)

The Senate, California Legislature
Of The Senate Rules Committee
By Senator Milton Marks

Relative To Commending The Reverend Jim Jones
And The Peoples Temple

WHEREAS, The Reverend Jim Jones, an officially ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination, has been pastor of his church, the Peoples Temple in Redwood Valley, for 25 years; and

WHEREAS, The Reverend Jim Jones, whose steadfast support of the Constitution and encouragement of responsible citizenship have led to his serving with acclaim in many civic posts, travels many hundreds of miles each week to minister the three Peoples Temple churches in Redwood Valley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco; and

WHEREAS, He and the Peoples Temple have extended financial and other kinds of support to the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood and Health Clinic in the Bay Area, the American Cancer Society, the Mendocino County Heart Association and other medical research and testing programs, KQED and other educational broadcasting stations, Big Brothers of America, anti-hunger groups throughout the world, Indian relief, city schools, hospital development, and to the family of a slain highway patrolman in the Fresno area; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Jones ministry is concerned not only with helping to meet the needs of those who are disadvantaged, but also with identifying the causes of those needs so that they might be eradicated from our society; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE, That the Members commend the Reverend Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple for their exemplary display of diligent and devoted service to and concern for their fellow man, not only in this state and nation, but throughout the world; and be it further

RESOLVED, That suitably prepared copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Reverend Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple.

Senate Rules Resolution No. 1021
Adopted October 18, 1976

[Signature of James R. Mills, Chairman]
[Signature of Milton Marks, 9th District]

Originally posted on May 16th, 2013.

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