The following video clip is from a sermon titled, "One Thing Worse Than This," by Rev. William Holmes, and delivered at Northaven Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas on the Sunday following the assassination of President Kennedy.

This clip was broadcast midweek on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. Anger from Dallas locals forced Rev. Holmes into hiding for a week, at the suggestion of the Dallas Police.

The sermon takes the City of Dallas to task for the political extremism that pervaded Dallas at the time and, in Holmes' word, had allowed "the spirit of assassination" infect Dallas.

You can learn more about the sermon, its aftermath, and its ongoing legacy, in a diary/reflection written by me (I am the current pastor of that church).

Find that diary here..

Originally posted to ericfolkerth on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 07:52 AM PST.

Also republished by Street Prophets , Dallas Kossacks, and Progressive Friends of the Library Newsletter.

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