more on alleged 'minions of satan' telegram
I wanted to add that Hoover claimed that Aimee's station, KFSG, wandered off-frequency and that he ordered her radio station to be shut down by the Department of Commerce. There's no record this ever took place. Hoover also claimed that McPherson sent the telegram in response to his order to shut down KFSG. Such a story was never reported in the local or national media at the time. I believe if it happened, it would have been in the news. The alleged 'minions of satan' telegram doesn't make any news until Hoover tells the alleged story in his memoirs. Meanwhile, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, which Aimee Semple McPherson founded, says that out of their database of 3-million pages of Aimee's sermons, speeches and other talks from 1917 to 1944, she never once spoke the words "minions of satan" or anything close to that phrase. Church archivist Steve Zeleny says he believes it is highly unlikely that she used the phrase only once in her entire recorded lifetime. He says Aimee was kind, popular and loved, and doubts she got that way by calling people "minions of Satan."