Annotated Transcript Q612a

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(Editor’s note: This annotation is only of Part 1 of Q 612a, a Los Angeles sermon from 1974.) 

Jones: (Ministerial voice) …hundreds of people that lifted their hands in pained and crippling conditions. I did not touch them. I just sent my word, and everyone in the room was healed. That’s all it takes. If you know what you’re dealing with, if you know that the magnetic force is here, if you know the electrifier, the deliverer, the revolutionary, the li— liberator, the savior has come, if you know it, (Speaks quickly) all you have to do is just call. Mentally. Make a mental and a spiritual contact. (Voice raises) I don’t care where you are. You may be like Sister (unintelligible— sounds like “that Turner”) was going off into the— into the water, with her five children. (Pause) Down there in the barb wire, in the middle of the lake. But bless her heart, she held onto the picture that— of me that she had on her ignition key, and she said, “Father, for the sake of my children,” and up that car came, as we all know. Up it came.


Jones: Not only did it come from the middle of the lake, where it would— where she jumped over the culvert into the middle of it, (quiet intensity) but it came right up to the shoreline. And everyone stepped out, and when she finally got her five children out and she stepped out, (Voice raises) it rolled back down into that bottomless pit. My my my my my my!


Jones: (Stretches out words) Just call on your God, and you will get an answer!


Jones: (Evangelical tone) For every service I’ve called you out and told you the thoughts of your mind, told you the details of your life, caused cripples to run, caused the blind to see, caused those that were impossibly injured, crushed legs— that was what happened last week— (quieter tone) my, my— Surely you’ve seen enough, that now you should know. And to whom much is given, much is required. My son willed the spirit, the tapes mention the offering, and we today need your assistance. (Pause) (Conversational tone) I think it might not be bad, and even though— how many were not here yesterday? (Clears throat) (Pause) While I’m taking the offering, set up those pictures and just flash them again. I think people need to see them. Of our Promised Land. (Pause) Seventeen minutes of four. Shh! [You] say, why are you talking about a Promised Land? Have you been reading the news? Yesterday, the Academy of Science demanded, the world’s scientists demanded, the US scientists demanded that the world science convention that they be allowed to teach that the black people are an inferior race. I got the newspaper here. Don’t you know what they’re getting ready to do? That’s what they did with the Jews, before they murdered seven million of them. (Voice raises) Now I know some of you say, I got my Bible, it’ll take me through. (Cries) The Jews — some of you walkin’ out — the Jews were chosen people. That’s what their Bible said. But seven million of them were exterminated in gas ovens. Buried alive, burned alive (Numerous references, including Deuteronomy 7:6, Deuteronomy 14:2, Psalm 33:12, and Psalm 105:43). Shot in Christian churches. I know 75 children, they were offered a piece of candy in a Christian uh, Full Gospel Church in Germany, and the secret police went down, said, open your mouth, close your eyes, and they put a Luger— 75 troopers stepped up right then, and blew the brains of the children out on the altar. [You] say, it won’t happen here. (Ministerial voice) Have you been reading about our young women, 12 and 11, that have been eugenically, they call it eugenically, given therapy so they can’t have babies? Meaning that they’ve been sterilized? Did you read last year of the three hundred and some— the seven hundred and so men that were given syphilis, black, and not even given a penicillin shot when it could have cured them, and hundreds of them died, many of them went crazy? (Pause) Treated just like a guinea pig? Worked on like a rat, by the United States Department of Health? Yes, Mexican mothers, did you read about the three hundred Mexican mothers that was given a drug, that told them, they came to be prevented from having a pregnancy, they said, this’ll prevent it. And it was a cancer-causing drug, that guarantees, everything it’s every been used on, has developed cancer within 19 years. And they all got pregnant, nearly. Because it didn’t stop their pregnancy. Have you been reading? (Pause) (Voice raises) Supreme Court says that they can wiretop— tap your homes? Now the police can stop you any place without a search warrant, and go through your effects, and go through your car and through your homes? They beat up enough people, those rookies from Mississippi— that’s where a lot of these white under-policemen come. Not the chiefs and the commanders and supervisors, but a lot of these rednecks running these streets, they come directly from Alabama and Georgia and Mississippi.

Scattered applause.

Jones: (Normal tone) Now, don’t stand there and look uh, like you don’t know what I’m talkin’ about. Some of you are afraid to stand up and be counted. It was just in this town, that a white, blond-headed priesman— policeman, few weeks ago, few days ago, shot a black man, James Baldwin, 34 years of age, left several children, shot him. Said he had a gun, and it was their gun. They planted the gun on him. (Pause) And then planted heroin on him. Every newspaper finally brought it out, because there were 50 witnesses. They couldn’t do anything else. (Harder voice) How many times has it been done and not brought out? Don’t tell me. One of our sisters right around here was beat on and called a nigger bitch and throwed on the s— the bed, and then they admitted they had the wrong person.

One voice: Uh-huh.

Jones: (Conversational tone) We’re developing a dictatorship. That’s why they kidnapped Mrs. Hearst. Now all the black businesses are getting threatened. We’re going to kill ten blacks, they say, for every white, if something happens to her. That’s why black people are being accused of shooting whites on the street corners. My— One of my sons— one of my church members, was— as I said, I want you to get that in your heart, how great miracle that was, he was right on the street, on Geary, when it was about to happen to him, and the car cruised back. He said, it didn’t look like black to him. Looked like somebody with a plastic—

One voice: Fixed-up.

Jones: —fixed-up, cosmetically, to look like they were black. But they stopped, like they were going to kill him. But he said, “Jim,” and the car rolled on, just a few more feet, and shot down another white person. But did not shoot him. (Cries out) Why do you think they’re having this happen across this nation? Boston, white people supposed to be set afire by black people. (Pause) White people shot on the street, supposedly by a black cult, or black political group. (Normal tone, lecturing) They want the poor to start a war amongst themselves. Because with this mass production, they don’t need poor workers anymore. The cotton fields don’t need cotton pickers, because they’ve got mechanized cotton pickers. So they want to do away with a lot of the poor people, and there’s no better way to do away with them than to start a race war between black and poor whites, and that will kill them off, just like they killed them off in Vietnam, for a long time. (Self-evident tone) They killed us all off in Vietnam. Thirty-seven percent of our people that died over there were black, yet only 10% of the population is supposed to be black. (Pause) [You] say, I didn’t come here to hear about that— No. You came here thinking this was another church, some of you. You thought you’d be lied to, just like your preachers lied to you. I’ve come to save you. I’ve come to save you, not from sin, but from the sinners, (cries out) the honkies that have sinned against you.


Jones: Sometimes you make it too easy for your children. You let ‘em get by with things, and then, they’ll get in trouble, and there’ll be nobody to help them. So we need to teach people that life has to be (short humorless laugh) struggled with.

Tape cuts off for unknown time.

Jones: (Evangelical fervor) — terrible thing. And we can’t do something fast— because black people are, as I said, as blind as the whites, they still promotin’ that religion, read the religious se— columns, read your church section, anniversaries, trips to Jerusalem, always want to take a tour of the Holy Land, but yet a black person cannot even get residence. You can’t even reside in the Holy Land, yet black people every year, these old jackleg preachers take their money and take them a trip to the Holy Land. I’ll tell you, this is our Holy Land. And that’s our Holy Land.


Tape cuts off for unknown time.

Jones: (Normal tone) Now shift yourself, please. I do that for a reasons of arterial (Pause) heart and blood pressure reasons. (Clear throat) Peace.

Tape originally posted May 1999