Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult
by T. McCracken and Robert B. Blodgett
A Calm Before the Storm
Have you heard of the appointment which we all must surely meet,
When the final court assembles, with the Judge up on His seat?
You have certainly been summoned, for the Bible tells me so,
And whatever your engagements, you must to judgment go.
Oh what weeping and what wailing, as the wicked turn away
To their awful doom eternal, on that great and awful day.
From the Reverend Knapp’s Bible Songs of Salvation and Victory
Creffield called no witnesses in his defense at his trial. All he asked was for the jury to listen to his plea. After affirming—rather than swearing—to tell the truth, he said that the laws of the country were founded on the Ten Commandments, and he had never violated one of those Commandments. His defense, he said, was founded on the Holy Bible.
Sorry. I really would love to continue this chapter and give the whole book away, but I'd also really love to sell a few books to pay the bills.