Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Indiana Restaurant Yanks Billboards Mocking Jonestown Massacre



I was quite surprise many people caught that.........

(The Blaze) SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana restaurant that erected billboards referring to the 1978 Jonestown cult massacre in which more than 900 people died has removed the signs following complaints that the signs were offensive.

Jeff Leslie, vice president of sales and marketing at Hacienda, acknowledged that the billboards were a mistake. He said the South Bend-based company ordered the signs removed less than two weeks into Hacienda’s new advertising campaign.

In November 1978, more than 900 members of Jim Jones‘ People’s Temple drank cyanide-laced, grape-flavored punch in a mass murder and suicide in the group’s compound in Guyana.

Hacienda executives responded in writing, apologizing for offending her and informing her that the billboards would be taken down.