So, late last summer, the UES was papered with these tracts by our dear Pastor of New Jerusalem, Tony Alamo. The theses point to the coming apocalyse resulting from the church and government being co-opted by Satan (he does have a point). UFO sighting are also a message of the impending apocalypse. He first found his church after seeking to become a musician in Hollywood. However his entertaining skills have served him well in spreading his message, especially in his televised broadcasts through the seventies and eighties. They gathered a support base after passing out their fliers to the lost of Los Angeles and grew to one of the larger congregations. Unfortunately, life as a beacon of the light of truth has been a rough, but rewarding road for Alamo. Among being imprisoned for tax evasion, child abuse, losing custody over his children and the public fight over his wife’s body. He prefered to have his dead wife in a mausolem in his house awaiting her resurrection a la Lazarus. In the end, it was forced to be buried in Arkansas. Whatever hard times he went through, it seems that he still retains a loyal base as they choose to distribute his texts in the areas that frequently need spiritual guidance the most.
Information on Tony Alamo’s Christian Ministry can be found at www.alamoministries.com
by C. Kidd