Congratulations to everyone who has survived two years of nuclear annihilation!
Heh. . .from what I can see, for some strange reason Hawkins seems to have dropped any mention of a specific date for the nuclear wars, just saying that “they’re coming!”. Although he still has plenty of places where he hasn’t changed his original webpages, so they’re still going on about 2006. Oh, and you can still buy (ahem, I mean “receive as a gift”) the book by paying (sorry, I mean “donating”) $25.
Just because I do miss September12 so much and wish he would come back -
House of Yahweh leader Yisrayl Hawkins has penned a four-page newsletter sent to thousands of residents in Taylor, Callahan and Jones counties, claiming the news media has wrongly portrayed the group.
While Hawkins declined to return calls Friday, House of Yahweh adviser John Young said the newsletter is an effort to give a more accurate insight into the religious sect than that provided by the media.
So you got me looking at the HoY website again. I was struck by something—two different mentions of “60 years ago” that I ran into today.
One was from Hawkins’ very strange version of the past:
Buffalo Bill Hawkins - 24 July 2014 06:00 PM
Sixty years back, the United States of America seemed to be following some of the Holy Scriptures. America was blessed and actually seemed like a safe, righteous environment to raise a family. Most families had bibles and most of them actually practiced what they saw written there. Families, for the most part, were safe. The husband or father protected them. In some cases, even when the husband was sick, neighbors would take care of his fields, livestock, and even his family. At that time period, neighbors all around the area could depend on these things.
The schools also were strict toward certain forms of Righteousness in their students. Generally students respected their teachers and adults. I hope one day to see that done the right way.
And then there was this mention of the realities of 60 years ago:
President Obama - 24 July 2014 06:00 PM
This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed—why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent Mall, and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.
Poor Hawkins! How he longs for the good old days when black people weren’t so uppity—excuse me—“elite”.