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A MOON PRIMER

 

This is a compilation of information gathered from many sources about Sun Myung Moon and his plan for the United States and the world. These often heroic individuals have struggled against a powerful and determined organization to provide the truth to the American people. We apologize that our compilation doesn’t, and never can, cover the story fully. We encourage you to conduct your own research further into these alarming matters.

 

Should you decide to study the subject further or need information on a particular point, we hope this compilation will serve as a guide.

 

 

You will find the footnoted links for each entry, numbered, following this primer. There are often many more sources for the same information. Please, we ask that you not only use the links provided for reference, but that you do your own searches to see what you find on this very important topic.

 

Keep in mind the rank and file members of the Moon organization are not bad people; most believe they are working toward a noble goal. It is their leaders, their goals, and the parties who aid them, with whom we should become familiar. The members should be prayed for daily, that they might have what Steve Hassan calls “Freedom of Mind.” Read on. . .

 

 

Do you remember “Reverend” Sun-Myung Moon and his Unification Church? (1) The moonies? (2) Remember how they were associated with classic cult mind control? (3) Are you old enough to remember how Americans of the late seventies knew Moon and his groups were something to be shunned and scorned for the way in which they broke up thousands of American families? (4)

 

Why then is Moon involved in countless activities funding politicians and groups who claim to be conservative and Christian? Read on. (5)

 

Moon's recruits believe he is the messiah; indeed, Moon claims Christ appeared to him and begged him to fulfill his (Jesus’) failed mission. (6) He says Jesus Christ was not supposed to have died on the cross and that Jesus failed further by not having children. (7) Moon is said to have performed a marriage ceremony where he married Jesus Christ to a Korean woman, thus allowing Jesus to enter heaven. (8) Moon claims no one knows the spirit world better than he, former member Craig Maxim says, “The Unification Church has much more in common with the Occult, than it ever has had with Christianity.”(9)

 

Although they have tried to hide their claim that Moon is the messiah in the past, as of December of 2001, they no longer hide it. In fact, they say God, Jesus, Muhammad and many other historical/religious figures have declared that Moon is the second coming, the Messiah. (10)

 

Former members of Moon’s group say he teaches what is called "heavenly deception," meaning it is all right to lie to the "non-moon" world if it helps the group reach its goals, such as world domination under the group. (11) When recruiting, moonies are known to deny any association with the group in order to deceive a potential victim. (12) Please read the stories of former members in the links below. (13) Moonies over the years have been trained to prey on people who are idealistic and willing to try new things. One former member, Todd Harvey, said they would fight over who would be first to approach a backpacker. They looked on them as "prepared people". (14)

 

Moon is known for performing mass wedding “blessings” where he matches up couples that often have never met. (15) He claims that he and his wife are the “True Parents” of mankind, and that the children of these marriages are born without sin. (16) Moon’s, supposedly sinless, first son’s wife divorced him saying he was a heavy drug user and beat her when she was pregnant. (17) Moon said that Jesus was in heaven acting as a servant to Moon’s son who died in auto accident. (18) Moon’s second son many believe jumped out of a 17th floor window at Harrah's in Reno. (19)

 

In 1978 there was a congressional investigation of Moon’s ties to the Korean CIA, and his efforts to influence the United States Government. The report refers to the “Moon Organization” because of its hundreds of international front groups that work together towards Moon’s goals. (20)

 

Here are the first five findings of the 1978 investigation:

1. The UC (Unification Church) and numerous other religious and secular organizations headed by Sun Myung Moon constitute essentially one international organization. This organization depends heavily upon the interchangeability of its components and upon its ability to move personnel and financial assets freely across international boundaries and between businesses and nonprofit organizations.

 

2. The Moon Organization attempts to achieve goals outlined by Sun Myung Moon, who has substantial control over the economic, political, and spiritual activities undertaken by the organization in pursuit of those goals.

 

3. Among the goals of the Moon Organization is the establishment of a worldwide government in which the separation of church and state would be abolished and which Moon and his followers would govern.

 

4. In pursuit of this and other goals, the Moon Organization has attempted, with varying degrees of success, to gain control over or establish business and other secular institutions in the United States and elsewhere, and has engaged in political activities in the United States. Some of these activities were undertaken to benefit the ROK Government or otherwise influence U.S. foreign policy.

 

5. While pursuing its own goals, the Moon Organization promoted the interests of the ROK (South Korean) Government, and at times did so in cooperation with, or at the direction of, ROK agencies and officials. The Moon Organization maintained mutually beneficial ties with a number of Korean officials. (20)

 

The investigation also covered the ways in which Moon intended to reach his goals.

 

From the 1978 report, quoting Moon:

"This year we have to expand our UN campaign, work among all the Senators and Congressmen with our PR brothers and sisters, and we are going to establish a university. Another thing we are going to do is to start a newspaper plant."

 

“As Moon predicted, a daily newspaper was opened in the United States--in December 1976, News World began publication in New York.” (20)

 

News World, published in New York in the late seventies, was the predecessor to the Moon owned voice of the conservative movement, The Washington Times. (21) Although the paper claims independence from the moonies, editors have quit the paper saying that is not true. (22) The Moonies, knowing they needed a “name” to bring credibility to the paper, heavily recruited and were able to convince James Whelan, a man with tremendous integrity to be The Washington Times first editor/publisher. Whelan quit after one year calling it a “Moonie newspaper” and adding he had “blood on his hands” for helping to give the paper credibility. (23) Former member Steve Hassan says the paper promotes fascism. (24)

 

Moon’s group bought United Press International (UPI) in May of 2000. (25) Also, as he predicted, he now controls the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, an accredited college. (26)

 

A 1990 NBC Nightly News report stated that Moon owned 1/3 of the United States fishing Industry. (27) Moon’s group owns millions of acres of South America, where he is setting up his “heaven on earth”. (28) Please see link below for a list of Moon’s business/front groups. (29)

 

It’s a shock to the system to think that we have allowed this group, whose goal is to subvert our form of government (30a), to not only operate freely, but fund, support and work with major politicians, conservative groups and to control institutions which have tremendous influence on public policy in America. (30b)

 

How has Moon’s group been allowed to reach this level of power in America?

 

The congressional report on Moon’s Organization suggested further investigation of the group saying, “there was evidence that it had systematically violated U.S. tax, immigration, banking, currency, and Foreign Agents Registration Act laws, as well as State and local laws relating to charity fraud, and that these violations were related to the organization's overall goals of gaining temporal power.” (31)

 

However, in the 1980's Ronald Reagan and then vice-president George H.W. Bush held Moon’s Washington Times up and gave it, and by association its owner, their blessing. (32) They, along with a long list of predominately so called “Christian” conservative Republicans, decided to ignore the fact that Moon disrupts families all over the world and has a stated goal for his group to dominate the world. They have looked the other way so they could receive his money and media influence for their blatantly hypocritical theocratic views. (33)

 

Tim LaHaye, author of the “Left Behind” series of books touting an end of the world point of view, was funded by Moon. (34) In 1983, Lahaye organized hundreds of ministers to protest Moon’s imprisonment for tax evasion. Despite the overwhelming evidence and Moon’s history, LaHaye whipped up the preachers telling them that the government would come after them next. (35) LaHaye was one of the founders of the Moon funded super secretive Council for National Policy (CNP), which has a theocratic agenda. (36) George W. Bush spoke to this group in 1999 and received its endorsement for President. The Bush administration refuses to let the CNP release the transcripts of his speech or tell what he promised the group. (37)

 

Former president, George H.W. Bush has given speeches on behalf of Moon front groups around the world. (38) Bush helped Moon open a newspaper in Argentina, giving a talk in which Bush called Moon “the man with the vision.”(39a) Moon uses the credibility he receives from Bush and others when recruiting. (39b) One year after calling Moon “the man with the vision” Moon gave a donation of one million dollars to Bush’s presidential library. (40) Jerry Falwell took Moon’s money to keep his operation afloat. (41) Moon was a VIP guest at the Reagan/Bush inaugural. (42)

 

Many preachers were disturbed when they discovered that the George W. Bush inaugural prayer luncheon they were attending was sponsored by Moon. They were more upset when Moonie propaganda was handed out after the luncheon. (43) Moon funded Louis Farrakhan’s “Million Family March” and has a major effort in progress to make inroads with black Ministers and churches. (44)

 

In 1993, Trent Lott, on the floor of the Senate, proposed “True Parents Day”, a term taken directly from the Moonie “bible” The Divine Principle to describe Moon and his wife; after the name was changed, it passed. Yes, we have a national holiday promoted for and by the moonies, in essence to honor Moon. (45)

 

There were warnings, Robert Parry; investigative journalist with years of experience covering Moon’s activities describes Rep. Jim Leach’s efforts to warn the Republican Party against forming alliances with Moon. (46)

 

“In 1983, the GOP's moderate Ripon Society charged that the New Right had entered "an alliance of expediency" with Moon's church. Ripon's chairman, Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, released a study which alleged that the College Republican National Committee "solicited and received" money from Moon's Unification Church in 1981. The study also accused Reed Irvine's Accuracy in Media of benefiting from low-cost or volunteer workers supplied by Moon.

Leach said the Unification Church has "infiltrated the New Right and the party it [the New Right] wants to control, the Republican Party, and infiltrated the media as well." Leach's news conference was broken up when then-college GOP leader Grover Norquist accused Leach of lying. (Norquist is now head of Americans for Tax Reform and a prominent ally of [then] House Speaker Newt Gingrich.)”(46)

 

There are Audio-Video Links to programs that delve into the world and the works of Sun Myung Moon at the end of the following footnotes.

 

 

 

1.From Steve Hassan’s “for members” site, “Introduction to the Moon Organization”. Click links at bottom for short essays on each topic.

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies/moonintro.htm

 

Group Watch: Unification Church; The Public Eye.

 

Unification theology is "a potpourri of Christianity, Confucianism, mysticism, patriotism, anti-communism, and Moon's own megalomania. In Moon's eyes, Christ technically falls into the category of a failure, for although he established a spiritual kingdom, he didn't establish a physical or political one. Moon is here to rectify that oversight; he is anointed as the man to complete Jesus' original mission."

 

http://www.publiceye.org/research/Group_Watch/Entries-125.htm

 

Unification Home pages

 

http://www.tparents.org/default.htm

 

Moon’s current home page

 

http://www.familyfed.org/

2. ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE MEDIA?

If so, I just want to let you know that the word "Moonie" is NOT POSSIBLY a Pejorative! After you read this article and view my evidence, then you cannot help but agree. Just briefly, let me cover a few points to PROVE without a shadow of doubt that the Moonies are LYING (Yes! Lying!) when they claim that the title Moonie is an epithet to them.

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/cup.html

 

3. Mind Control in the Unification Church Ingo Michehl, M.Ed. (C. Psychology)

 

http://www.trancenet.org/moonism/mcontrol.shtml

 

Sapporo -- The controversial Unification Church group was on Friday ordered to pay 29 million yen to 20 former followers it was convicted of brainwashing with mind control techniques. In handing down the Sapporo District Court ruling, Presiding Judge Yoichi Sato said the Unification Church had acted illegally in persuading 20 women to join the group and make donations.

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif138.html

 

Mind Control Toolbox Cultwatch Mark Vankrovich

 

http://www.cultwatch.com/mctb.html

 

Mind Control “B.I.T.E.” Model from “Releasing the Bonds; Empowering People to Think for Themselves” by Steve Hassan.

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/articles/BITE.htm

 

“Mind Control” by Todd Harvey former member

 

http://www.home.rconnect.com/~bigenuf/mc.html

 

“My Four and One Half Years with The Lord of The Flies”

Allan Tate Wood- a member in the early years of the moonies in the U.S.A.

 

Excerpt: The training program at Belvedere was aimed at breaking down the individual's identity by subjecting him or her to an emotionally and physically exhausting schedule of repetitive lectures, exercise and door-to-door soliciting. Trainees were quartered in large rooms in army bunks with little or no privacy. Men were strongly advised to cut their hair short. Mustaches and beards were unthinkable. The entire scenario was an echo of Marine boot camp. The restructuring of the trainee's ego was based on Moon's theology that projects absolute faith in Moon as the essential building block of a "restored" personality. It attacks the validity of the individual conscience. It explicitly denies the individual's capacity to make morally responsible existential decisions. Somewhere along the line in the theology, love of God is translated into blind obedience to Moon and his representatives in the hierarchical chain. One is finally left with submission to Moon as the only answer to fallen man's condition of moral paralysis”

 

http://www.allentwood.com/myfour.html

 

4. Video of "Greater Boston" public television. Part two is an interview with former member, Joshua Brenner when asked if Moon was pro-American Families replied, "Pro? I mean he is definitely anti-American in general, I would say. I mean I couldn’t see my family I was encouraged, once I went through the seminar you know, ‘don’t talk to my friends; don’t talk to my family,’ in a religious sense, they are…they are Satan, they are, it’s us against them. It is like polarized thinking, you know, so that’s the mindset."

 

For video: scroll down here (does not use Internet Explorer)

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

By the 1970s, the U.S. public was aware of Moon and his church, but much of the attention was negative. Parents complained that the church brainwashed their children into becoming robotic fund-raisers selling flowers and cheap toys. The totalitarian nature of Moon's church stood out in his staging of mass marriages, or "blessings," in which he would pair up husbands and wives who had never met.

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon4.html

 

Tens of thousands of families have suffered because of the deceptive, mind control practices of the Moon organization. Members have been told their parents are "Satanic" if they question the group's validity and have been kept, sometimes for years, from visiting their families.

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies/moon_bless_apr02.htm

 

Video from P.M. Magazine “Escape from the Moonies”

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/videos/video1.html

 

5. The "faith-based summit" itself was sponsored by Watts (R-Okla.), Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and other top congressional Republicans, but efforts to promote it at the grassroots level were turned over to a Moon organization . . .

 

While a number of Republican-aligned private organizations have promoted President George W. Bush’s religion funding scheme, only Moon won an official relationship with the Republican leadership to rally grassroots forces on behalf of the "faith-based" summit. This enhanced status enabled him to do grassroots political organizing – and religious recruitment – with the apparent blessing of Bush and his GOP allies in Congress.

 

http://www.au.org/churchstate/cs6013.htm

 

Meanwhile, there was also a connection between Heritage (Foundation) and the Rev Sun Myung Moon (founder of the Moonies). This first appeared in a 1975 congressional investigation on the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) activities in the US.

 

The report noted, "In 1975, Ed Feulner ... was introduced to KCIA station chief Kim Yung Hwan by Neil Salonen and Dan Feffernan of the Freedom Leadership foundation".

 

Salonen was head of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church in the United States. The Freedom Leadership Foundation (FLF), a political arm of Moon's Unification network, was linked to the World Anti- Communist League.

 

In the early 1980s, the KCIA began making donations to Heritage Foundation. In turn, Heritage established an Asian Studies Centre.

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif99.html

 

Group watch: American Freedom Coalition. The Public: Political Research Associates.

 

http://www.publiceye.org/research/Group_Watch/Entries-05.htm

 

In recent years, Moon and his wife have highlighted family values with a series of conferences sponsored by such organizations as the Women's Federation for World Peace and the Family Federation for World Peace. Speakers have included George and Barbara Bush, Jack Kemp, Geraldine Ferraro, Jeane Kirkpatrick, William Bennett and Bill Cosby. (note; Cosby tried to get out of his appearance when he found he was being used by Moon, but was held to the contract by the group)

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/stevehassan/presskit/articles/ferguson.htm

 

Maureen Reagan (daughter of former President Reagan); former President Gerald Ford; George and Barbara Bush; comedian Bill Cosby; Marilyn Quayle (wife of former vice-president Dan Quayle); Republican vice-presidential candidate, Jack Kemp. Even knowing the Moon connection, Kemp continues to speak at Unification sponsored functions, (Washington Post, October 14, 1996 p. C3).

 

http://www.watchman.org/cults/moonie2.htm

 

Unification Church:

 

http://www.publiceye.org/research/Group_Watch/Entries-125.htm

 

Four Part Series from Jeff Rense http://www.rense.com

 

The Unholy Alliance-Christianity and the New World Order by Eric Jewel

part 1 http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy.htm

part 2 http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy2.htm

part 3 http://www.rense.com/general21/unholy3.htm

part 4 http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy.htm

 

Audio: Eric Jewel was interviewed by Jeff Rense on his March 14, 2002 show. Rense is currently updating his audio archives and hopefully this interview will be added soon. Check his site for updates.

 

http://www.rense.com

 

That people who call themselves Christian can tolerate ties that so clearly connect them to fascists, anti-Semites, racists and Moonies does not say much for the brand of Christianity they represent. Exchanging a situation in this country which is dominated by "secular humanists" for one which is dominated by anti-Semites, fascists, racists and Moonies is akin to jumping from the frying pan into the fire: it doesn't make sense, and Christians had better wake up to this fact before it's too late.

 

http://www.endtimesnetwork.com/oldnews/badallie.html

 

“…we earnestly implore all Christians in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who may be lending their time, money and energy to Moon's front groups and ecumenical efforts to immediately cease and desist!”

(links at the bottom to excellent reports on Moon)

 

http://www.spiritwatch.org/unchurch.htm

 

Coalition For Religious Freedom (CRF)
Another past Moon organization was the 'Coalition for Religious Freedom' where again, Tim LaHaye held a paid position as Chairman. LaHaye formed it after Moon was arrested for tax evasion. Jerry Falwell, Jimmy Swaggart, James Robison, James Kennedy and Rex Humbard, have all served as executive committee members. Other notables to serve in Moons CRF include Hal Lindsey (Author of "The Late Great Planet Earth"), Paul Crouch (Head of the Trinity Broadcasting Network), Dr. D. James Kennedy and Don Wildman to name a few.

CRF President Don Sills admits that CRF has received no less than $500,000 from Moon sources. In 1984, despite forces in government opposing the move, Moon was jailed for tax evasion (sentenced to 18 Months in prison and fined $25,000). In a CRF sponsored rally Tim Lahaye asked that people go to jail with Moon in protest.

http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy.htm

 

Isn't it interesting how many of the Right Wing Leaders head ideological followings, some of which are regarded as cults? Together the Heritage Board and the CNP are comprised of Reverend Moon's proxies, the Amway families, Gary Bauer, James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, Paul Weyrich and Christian Reconstructionist chieftains!

 

http://www.geocities.com/alanjpakula/triple2.html#Moon

Russ Bellant, The Coors Connection (South End Press, 1989), p.5, 6, 9

 

"Heritage's Director of Administration in 1980 was Michael Warder, who was a key leader of Moon's Unification network in the United States...

"Christian Voice is one Moon-connected group that has operated out of the Heritage building. A 'former' Moon operative, Gary Jarmin, attacked critics of Moon and gave an interview to a Moon-controlled newspaper after he joined the Christian Voice (CV) staff. CV's chair, Robert Grant, has been a leader of Moon's Unification network front groups such as the American Freedom Coalition, which fundraised for Oliver North."

 

http://watch.pair.com/heritage.html

 

Phillips worked with the direct mail wizard of the New Right, Richard Viguerie, in 1974 to form the organization.(The Conservative Caucus)

 

In the mid1980s Viguerie fell into debt and was bailed out by the $10 million sale of his building to the Unification Church of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Viguerie was on the board of the American Freedom Coalition (AFC), a Moon-affiliated group that works against anything that is seen to threaten "traditional" values. Viguerie did mailings for the AFC as well as the Unification church-owned Washington Times.

 

http://www.publiceye.org/research/Group_Watch/Entries-123.htm

"Whenever the conservatives identify an issue as important to their agenda, Moon creates an Astroturf organization to create the appearance of grassroots support for these initiatives," Clarkson said.

Over the years, Moon has played host to Religious Right bigwigs like Jerry Falwell, Ralph Reed, Gary Bauer and Beverly LaHaye. He has also paid high fees to ex-presidents Gerald Ford and George Bush to speak at Moon events.

http://www.au.org/churchstate/cs6013.htm

6. Former member Steve Hassan:

 

Despite the claims by the group that it is Christian, by all theological accounts it is not. It does NOT believe that Jesus was God. It does not believe that Jesus was of virgin birth (the oral teaching is that Zachariah was Jesus’ real father). It does not believe in the Trinity- Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the group believes the Holy Spirit is a feminine spirit). The group does not believe that Jesus came to be crucified and that by being crucified, Jesus offers total redemption. It does not believe in Jesus being physically resurrected. The Moonies believe that Jesus lied to his disciples when he told them that he wasn't a spirit (after his resurrection). The Moonies actually teach that Jesus failed in his mission.

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies/moonbeliefs.htm

 

Moonies deny the deity of Jesus Christ; instead they claim He was just a man, not God. ("God is just like you and me. All human traits originate in God." -- Moon, Christianity in Crisis, p. 4; and "He can by no means be God Himself." -- Divine Principle, pp. 210-211)

 

http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Cults/unificat.htm

 

Sun Myung Moon comes as the second advent of Jesus Christ to fulfill what he claims is Jesus' uncompleted mission of 2000 years ago. Moon claims he got the call at 16 years of age in Korea from God on a mountain side while deep in prayer.

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/u-1a.html

 

Moon claims to have had visitations from Jesus, Moses, and Spirit Beings from the nether world. He claims that Jesus begged him many times to take upon himself the task of redeeming the world. Romans 3:23,24 indicated clearly that Jesus has already done that. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Jesus Christ."

 

http://www.macgregorministries.org/cult_groups/moonies.html

 

At age 16 young Moon experienced a vision while in prayer on a Korean mountainside. Moon claims that Jesus Christ appeared to him in the vision admonishing him to carry out the task that Christ had failed to complete. Jesus supposedly told Moon that he was the only one who could do it. Finally, after much repeated asking by Jesus, Moon accepted the challenge.

 

http://www.greatcom.org/resources/handbook_of_todays_religions/01chap10/default.htm

 

Jesus Christ. Moonies deny the deity of Jesus Christ; instead they claim He was just a man, not God. ("God is just like you and me. All human traits originate in God." -- Moon, Christianity in Crisis, p. 4; and "He can by no means be God Himself." -- Divine Principle, pp. 210-211). They teach that Jesus was not virgin born, but was the bastard offspring of Zechariah and Mary! They also claim that Jesus failed in His earthly mission (Divine Principle, pp. 143-145), and that Christ's purpose in coming was to marry and to produce perfect children.

 

However, He was killed before He could fulfill His mission (i.e., "The Cross is the symbol of defeat of Christianity," Moon, 1973). Moonies believe that John the Baptist was responsible for the death of Jesus (by failing to convert his audience into a power bloc for Jesus) (Divine Principle, pp. 156-162), and that Christ's death on the cross was not an original or essential part of God's plan of redemption ("... however devout a man of faith may be, he cannot fulfill physical salvation by redemption through Jesus crucifixion alone." -- Divine Principle, p. 148), but that God merely used it to provide an incomplete, spiritual salvation.

 

They do not believe that Jesus was physically resurrected (cf. 1 Cor. 15:12-20), but that He returned as a spirit, and that a "third Adam" must come to fulfill God's plan for physical salvation by marrying and producing the sinless race. The Unification Church has given titles to Moon that indicate it considers him to be this "third Adam." [HJB]

http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Cults/unificat.htm

 

Jesus, according to Moon, was a failure: 'Abraham was the father of faith, Moses was a man of faith, and Jesus was the Son of man, trying to carry out his mission at the cost of his life. But they are, in a way, failures" (Sun Myung Moon, "Victory or Defeat," translated by Won Pok Choi, from Master Speaks, March 31, 1973, p. 1).

http://www.greatcom.org/resources/handbook_of_todays_religions/01chap10/default.htm

 

Jesus did not claim to be a partial way, half the truth, or some of the life. He did not leave room for others to complete or fulfill his work. Jesus stated in no uncertain terms, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). From the cross he did not say "Wait for the 'completer.'" He said, "It is finished" (John 19:30)! He did not promise to send another to come for us, but in very personal terms said, "I will come again, and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:3; emphasis added).

 

http://caic.org.au/biblebase/moonies/moonie1.htm

 

THE UNIFICATION CHURCH TEACHES THAT JESUS CHRIST BOWED DOWN TO MOON- AND THAT JESUS CALLS MOON LORD!

 

http://www.newcovpub.com/unification/isrev.html

 

7. Nansook Hong, Moon’s x-daughter-in-law: “Well, Rev. Moon claims to be the Messiah. He claims that Jesus came to him when he was 16. And he says that Jesus says that he failed since he didn't establish the ideal family. So Jesus had the spiritual foundation. Because he was crucified, he asked Rev. Moon to fulfill the Mission that Jesus failed.”

 

http://www.time.com/time/community/transcripts/chattr101398.html

 

From National Public Radio;

 

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOONS - Sept. 26, 1998

 

Brooke speaks with Nansook Hong, author of In the Shadow of the Moons (Little Brown). Ms. Hong was the former daughter-in-law of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church. She broke away from the church, and left her husband, Hyo Jin, Moon’s heir apparent.

 

http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1000731

 

Elwell Evangelical Dictionary:

Moonies teach that it was not God's original intention that Jesus die. In this sense Jesus failed to complete his mission; he did not marry; he did not achieve physical redemption.

 

http://mb-soft.com/believe/txo/unificat.htm

 

Jesus failed in his Christly mission. His death on the cross was not an essential part of God's plan for redeeming sinful man (p.142, 143)

 

http://www.caic.org.au/biblebase/moonies/moonfly.htm

 

Sun Myung Moon claims to be sinless. He claims to have more wisdom than Jesus, he has often said that he is greater than Jesus, and has even claimed that Jesus Christ has bowed down to him! Rev. Moon has taught, "Abraham was the father of faith, Moses was a man of faith, Jesus was the son of man, trying to carry out his mission at the cost of his life. But they are, in a way, failures." (Sun Myung Moon, "Victory or Defeat," translated by Won Pok Choi, from Master Speaks, March 31, 1973, p.1.)

 

http://www.newcovpub.com/unification/isrev.html

 

He further teaches Jesus did not come to earth to die; it was not God's plan for him to go to the cross. However, man, in his lack of faith and because of his sinfulness, crucified Jesus and thwarted God's original plan. This should be absolutely rejected by Christians of the least discernment. This makes Jesus a sinner like anyone else and would even make other Christian cults blush. Moon who is bold enough to be a self proclaimed messianic pretender seems to have no limits to his attacks on historic Christianity. Jesus did not fail but Moon has, by not seeing the simplicity of the Gospel.

 

http://www.letusreason.org/moon2.htm

 

8. After all, Jesus owes Moon a lot. Just ask the reverend. Since, according to Moon’s theology, only married individuals can enter the kingdom of heaven, Moon had to match Jesus up with an “elderly Korean woman” retroactively in order to get Christ in to see God the Father, Hong tells us

 

http://www.columbusalive.com/2001/20010607/060701/06070102.html

 

Despite the fact that the Bible talks about Jesus going to Heaven dozens of times, Moon teaches that Jesus was stuck at a lower realm in spirit world called Paradise. Moon teaches that since God is both masculine and feminine aspects, Jesus couldn't be in Heaven with God, until Moon married Jesus to a Korean woman in the church.

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies/moonbeliefs.htm

 

Rev. Moon's African Son? Violence and Abuse in the Name of God

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/s-2a.html

 

9. I discovered, after reading some books on the occult and it's origins that the Unification Church has much more in common with the Occult, than it ever has had with Christianity. Further information on why the Unification Church cannot be considered Christian can be found in "Are Moonies Christians?” an article I have written which addresses that issue. The Unification Church is much more properly classified as Occultic than it is as Christian.

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/u-4a.html

 

10. “A Cloud of Witnesses: The Saints’ Testimonies to the True Parents”

 

Jesus: Reverend Sun Myung Moon! Thou art the Second Coming who inaugurated the Completed Testament Age!

Peter (Disciple of Jesus): I, Peter, representing the twelve disciples of Jesus, pledge to attend the Lord of the Second Coming, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, as Messiah and Savior.

Muhammad: I cry out: Victory for God! Victory for Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the True Parent, Messiah and Savior!

A letter from God: As you, the True Parents, have now succeeded in everything and have raised everything to its true level, you are now the Savior, Messiah and King of Kings of all of humanity!! … My beloved True Parents, victory to you! Victory to the Saviors of humanity! Victory to the King of Kings, True Parents! I, the God of all people, sincerely convey this to my beloved True Parents.

Scroll down here: http://www.usasurvival.org/ck7502.shtml

11. Why is TV news ignoring the relationship between Moon and the Bush family?

By Carla Binion Online Journal Feb. 22, 2001

 

A central tenet taught to Moon recruits is "Heavenly Deception." Recruits, says Botettcher, are told the "non-Moon world is evil. It must be lied to so it can help Moon take over. Then it can become good under Moon's control." According to Boettcher, "Moon teaches that lying is necessary when one is doing God's work, whether selling flowers in the street or testifying under oath."

 

http://www.onlinejournal.com/Media/Binion022201/binion022201.html

 

Cult Days by Al Lee Wire:

 

“used a little "heavenly deception" when it was called for, to rip off the wicked and the godless.”

 

http://www.alleewyer.com/story/cultstory.html

 

My Testimonial by Chris Tobin:

 

“We were told to tell people we are fundraising for THE CHURCH not the Unification Church, founded by Rev. Moon. They call it ‘heavenly deception’, most courts would call it evading the truth. “

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/x-12a.html

 

Craig Maxim, former member on “Heavenly Deception”

 

“Heavenly Deception” is a well-documented "Principle" of the Unification Church. Moon clearly teaches that lying is justified to do God's work, and that many of the great biblical figures had to lie to serve God properly.

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/cup.html

 

A variety of deception

 

http://www.macgregorministries.org/cult_groups/moonies.html

 

Moon has been explicit about his plan to "unify" the world under a global theocracy and his opposition to constitutional democracy. Alan Tate Wood, a former high official in the church, quoted Moon as saying that "God is phasing out democracy. "Wood testified to Congress that Moon told followers in 1970 that the U. S. was to come under UC dominance. "Part of our strategy," Moon said, "must be to make friends in the FBI, the CIA, and the police forces, the military and business community . . . as a means of entering the political arena, influencing foreign policy, and ultimately of establishing absolute dominion over the American people.

 

http://www.publiceye.org/research/Group_Watch/Entries-125.htm

 

Finding #3 of the 1978 Congressional Investigation;

 

“Among the goals of the Moon Organization is the establishment of a worldwide government in which the separation of church and state would be abolished and which Moon and his followers would govern.”

 

The findings may be found here:

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif11.html

 

a more complete copy of the congressional report can be found by downloading the “PDF version of the report” here:

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

 

Gift of Deceit, written by Robert Boettcher, states: "The American System is ill-equipped to deal with Moon. He knows this and benefits from it. He can break some laws and use others for protection. By perverting freedom of religion, he can keep thousands of people in brainwashed captivity while he intimidates and manipulates the non-Moon world." The book further states, "The United States government believed brainwashing was real enough in the Korean War. Apparently that was different because Communists were doing it to American soldiers. When Moon does it in the name of God he gets away with it."

 

http://www.sonic.net/sentinel/1earth4.html

 

12. Catherine’s Story, NBC Today Show 1994.

Catherine: “I had no idea that it was connected with Rev. Moon. In fact, I asked if their organization was connected with the Unification Church and they flatly denied it.” (No longer available on the net)

 

Robert Boettcher interviewed a number of ex-Moonies and reported to the Fraser committee. He said in "Gifts of Deceit" that the Moon organization frequently lied to people in order to recruit them and allegedly held some people against their will.

 

http://www.onlinejournal.com/Commentary/Binion020301/binion020301.html

 

“The principal theme of my article: Unification Church's extensive, cold-blooded use of deception toward its recruits. I took some pains to stress that young men and women persuaded to live in the indoctrination centers run by Reverend Moon are not told the name or the identity of the cult they're being proselytized into until after the basic stages of behavior modification have been completed.”

 

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/7465

 

The Unification Church has been widely criticized as a cult, and its subsidiaries frequently disguise their links to the church, at least for new members.

 

http://www.publiceye.org/research/Group_Watch/Entries-125.htm

 

13. “The Truth about Sun Myung Moon” by Steve Hassan, a former member/instructor in the Unification Church

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies/moonorg.htm

 

“My Four and One Half Years with The Lord of The Flies”

 

Allan Tate Wood, a member at the beginning, tells of Moon’s early political involvement including his efforts to manipulate public opinion on the Viet Nam War.

 

http://www.allentwood.com/myfour.html

 

Craig Maxim raised from age 12 in Moon’s group:

 

“I was confronted with Moon's shadow every day of my life for many years, little did I know that I would one day be face to face with him, that my mother and I would serenade him. That after my mother would separate from my stepfather, Moon would choose her next husband for her and marry her to him. That we would be accepted into the very heart of his empire, becoming his personal guests on many occasions in his various mansions throughout the world.”

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/c-1a.html

 

Former Member Todd Harvey’s story:

 

“The "workshop" was really more of a very intense, highly structured seminar, where we were completely immersed in the teachings and culture of the group. Times for meals, breaks, lectures, discussions and sleeping were all strictly orchestrated. Potential recruits were always accompanied by a member and had little time to reflect by themselves or talk to other guests alone. . .”

 

“A good fundraiser could make $200 a day or more on $20 worth of product and $10 worth of fast food. It was a very strenuous mission, and we often worked 18 to 20 hours a day, seven days a week, for weeks at a time. We also had "competitions" that were a reason to work even harder. The winners, or people who made a certain dollar average, would get some special gift from the leaders like a signed picture of "True Parents" (Mr. and Mrs. Moon).”

 

http://www.home.rconnect.com/~bigenuf/talk.html

 

Unificationism/Moonism A Threat to Democracy, Freedom and Families by Ingo Michehl, M.Ed. (C. Psychology)

 

I was made to stay illegally in the US, to illegally sell pictures and flowers to raise money - even at subzero temperatures, living with 11 people in a Ford van - without pay, social or medical insurance. I worked 18 to 20 hours on average, 7 days a week, 360 days a year, not allowed to see my family and friends. Imagine spending seven Christmas evenings alone on a cold, lonely street corner selling flowers or pictures. My leader even forbid me to attend a church service with the argument "you're not a Christian!" - I remember sitting in the basement at night crying as my heart was breaking over the pain of loneliness and missing my parents and friends. . .

 

Through lucky circumstances I was able to snap out of the mindset and leave ...after 6 1/2 years, and after having illegally raised over $600,000 for the group.

 

http://www.trancenet.org/moonism

 

Video of "Greater Boston" public television; Part two is an interview with former member, Joshua Brenner. When asked if Moon was pro-American Families replied,

 

"Pro? I mean he is definitely anti-American in general, I would say. I mean I couldn’t see my family I was encouraged, once I went through the seminar you know, ‘don’t talk to my friends; don’t talk to my family,’ in a religious sense, they are…they are Satan, they are, it’s us against them. It is like polarized thinking, you know, so that’s the mindset."

 

For video: scroll down here (does not use Internet Explorer)

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

Former member John Stacey’s story from Robert Parry’s Consortium News.

 

"They said it was not a religion," he recalled. "They invited me under false pretenses, away from my reference points to another world, it seemed. ... I went there with the impression that all the people there were students like me."

The "students" who surrounded him reinforced the messages from the speakers, while leaders of the group flattered Stacey and attended to his every need. "The seminar is completely rigged," Stacey told me. The other "students" turned out to be Unification Church members who Stacey later learned were "very well trained" in these recruitment methods.

"They gained my trust before I realized they were not worthy of it," Stacey complained. "They used the same tactics that the Chinese communists used. People don't recognize how dangerous it is because they're using mind-control techniques without prior consent. I didn't suspect that they had designs on me. ... It's like a Moonie factory. They sort of clone people there."

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon2.html

 

14. Former Member Todd Harvey’s story:

 

I do very clearly remember, however, the direction of the leaders, to look for what we called "prepared people" in our recruiting efforts, people with these qualities. The lone, young backpacker in the park didn't stand a chance! We'd practically fight over them! And if this person seemed friendly, open and divulged that he or she was concerned about the world and thinking about what they were going to do with their life, (and happened to have the weekend open), we'd be in witnessing heaven! We'd have them chalked up as spiritual children before they even made it to the center.

 

http://www.home.rconnect.com/~bigenuf/talk.html

 

15. The term "Mass Marriage" is actually a misnomer. I titled this section 'Mass Marriages" simply because that is what they are known as. In reality, no one is being married in these mass wedding spectacles. Instead, the "Blessing", as Moonies refer to this event, is a religious ceremony and not actual weddings. In former years, only those couples that Sun Myung Moon had matched (Moon chose usually complete strangers that would then become husband and wife based on Moon's selection) or those that had passed very stringent qualifications (including from 3 to 7 years of celibacy before marriage) would be allowed to be 'blessed' by Moon. In recent years, these events are often billed as a 'recommitment of marriage' to unsuspecting participants.

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/f-5a.html

 

Moon often marries couples to different nationalities but the majority of his Korean inner circle are all married to Koreans. The same goes for his family, none of his children or grandchildren will ever be married to anyone else than a Korean. Their excuse: they must keep that “sinless? blood lineage intact.

 

http://wiserose.hoops.ne.jp/exposed/exposed6.htm

 

16. "God intended him [Jesus] to bring forth upon this earth his own sinless children. Then Jesus and his bride would have become the True Parents for humankind, and all humankind would have found life by grafting onto them." (Sun Myung Moon, "God's Warning", p. 42.)

 

"I am now making a prototype of the perfect family, accomplishing what Jesus could not do." (Sun Myung Moon, Today's World, May, 1995, p.12.)

 

"Thus, I established the True Parents' family, the origin of true love, true life, and true blood lineage, based on God." (Sun Myung Moon, "True Parents' and the Completed Testament Age", p.10.)

 

"Through the blessing of new marriages that pass on God's original blood lineage, the True Parents will be able to give salvation to all humanity." (Sun Myung Moon, "View of the Principle of the Providential History of Salvation", Today's World, May, 1996, p. 10.)

 

http://www.newcovpub.com/unification/isrev.html

 

Interview with Nansook Hong, Moon’s x-daughter-in law.

 

“Christians believe that Jesus was the Messiah. While Moonies believe that Rev. Moon is the Second Coming. He and his wife are called the True Parents. Rev. Moon is the True Father. His wife is the True Mother. And they are meant to be the perfect family. And they are the ones who are going to teach us true family values and establish the Kingdom of Heaven. Rev. Moon has been proclaiming that he has established his ideal family, and fulfilled his mission, and when I pinpointed that his family is just as dysfunctional as any other family -- or more than most -- then I think his theology falls apart.”

 

http://www.time.com/time/community/transcripts/chattr101398.html

 

17. HYO JIN MOON IN COURT FOR WIFE ABUSE

She had not completed high school and spoke little English when she was wed to a man who, she says, treated her with undisguised contempt. She had her first child at 16 and her last only eight months before her escape." "I had reached a point in my life when I could no longer endure and live with the constant threatening, verbal abuse and incidents of physical violence," she (Nansook) told the court in a tearful plea for enforcement of the restraining order she obtained against Moon in Cambridge last October."

 

http://www.caic.org.au/biblebase/moonies/hyojinmo.htm

 

Interview with Nansook Hong Moon’s x-daughter-in-law:

“Also, the physical abuse from my ex-husband was intolerable. And the environment that my children were growing up was not healthy. When I saw my children beginning to act the same as my aunts and uncles -- like brats -- I knew that I had to take them out.”

 

http://www.time.com/time/community/transcripts/chattr101398.html

 

From National Public Radio - IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOONS, Sept. 26, 1998;


Brooke speaks with Nansook Hong, author of In the Shadow of the Moons (Little Brown). Ms. Hong was the former daughter-in-law of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church. She broke away from the church, and left her husband, Hyo Jin, Moon’s heir apparent.

 

http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1000731

 

THE "TRUE FAMILY?” "SINLESS CHILDREN?” David Wolf

 

http://www.caic.org.au/biblebase/moonies/sinless.htm

 

THE DARK SIDE OF REVEREND MOON: GENERATION NEXT By Robert Parry, Consortium News:

Nansook described a pattern of abuse which included Hyo Jin beating her in 1994 when she disrupted one of his cocaine parties. "He punched me in the nose and blood came rushing out," Nansook wrote. "He then smeared my blood on his hand, licked his hand and said, 'It tastes good. This is fun'." At the time, she was seven months pregnant.

On another occasion, she said he forced her to stand naked in front of him for hours because "I needed to be humiliated." Meanwhile, Nansook complained that her in-laws did little to confront Hyo Jin. "Although Hyo Jin's family knew of his addictions and his abuse of me and the children, I received very little emotional or physical support from them," Nansook wrote. "I was constantly at the mercy of Hyo Jin's erratic and cruel behavior."

 

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon5.html

 

Nansook described a pattern of abuse, coming from drug abuse. She describes Hyo Jin beating her in 1994 while she was seven months pregnant. Nansook complained that her in-laws did next to nothing to confront Hyo Jin although aware of his problem. “Although Hyo Jin's family knew of his addictions and his abuse of me and the children, I received very little emotional or physical support from them,” Nansook wrote. “I was constantly at the mercy of Hyo Jin's erratic and cruel behavior.” His ex-wife has accused him of adultery, physical and mental abuse, drinking alcohol, using cocaine and a few other things I will not say. The drug habit, he himself admits to. He has been to the Betty Ford clinic for treatment and apparently released from the program at least once for refusing to follow the orders of doctors there.

 

http://www.letusreason.org/moon4.htm

 

Nansook Hong:

 

I had tried to stay as far away as possible from that room since the previous fall, when I had discovered Hyo Jin snorting cocaine there after so many of his false promises to stop. I tried to flush the cocaine down the toilet. He beat me so severely I thought he would kill the baby in my womb. He made me sweep up the spilled white powder from the bathroom floor even as he continued to punch me. Later Hyo Jin would offer a religious justification for beating half senseless a woman seven months pregnant: he was teaching me to be humble in the presence of the son of the Messiah.

 

http://www.twbookmark.com/books/59/0316348163/chapter_excerpt345.html

 

18. In fact, shortly after, a hastily arranged ceremony was held where Moon claimed that the dead Heung Jin was now Lord of the Spiritual World and that Jesus himself now bowed down to Moon's son in the spiritual world and served him there.

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/s-2a.html

 

19. Moon's second youngest son Young Jin Moon has committed suicide, police say, by jumping from the 17th floor of Harrah's Casino/Hotel in Reno, Nevada

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/f-2a-youngjin.html

 

20. “INVESTIGATION OF KOREAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS-REPORT OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OCTOBER 31, 1978”

 

The findings may be found here:

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif11.html

 

A more complete copy of the congressional report can be found by downloading the “PDF version of the report” found here:

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

 

21. As Moon predicted, a daily newspaper was opened in the United States--in December 1976, News World began publication in New York.

 

A Copy of the congressional report which can be found by downloading the “PDF version of the report” found here:

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

22. “Five resign from Washington Times” . . . Washington Post/April 15, 1987

"My senior staff and I did not consider his performance in keeping with our agreement on 'church-state' separation," Cheshire said. "We all agreed it represented an unambiguous and clear-cut intrusion of the church, at Mr. de Borchgrave's invitation, into the editorial direction of the newspaper."

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif9.html

 

Readers have been under the impression that the views of Sun Myung Moon, founder of The Washington Times, do not determine your news coverage. But Cheryl Wetzstein's January 24 article, "U.S.-U.N. relations discussed at parley," proves that Moon and/or his agents are pulling the strings.

 

http://www.usasurvival.org/latestnews.html

 

Bush's endorsement of The Washington Times' editorial independence also was not truthful. Almost since it opened in 1982, a string of senior editors and correspondents have resigned, citing the manipulation of the news by Moon and his subordinates. The first editor, James Whelan, resigned in 1984, confessing that he had "blood on his hands" for helping the church achieve greater legitimacy.

 

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon1.html

 

James R. Whelan, the first editor in chief, publisher and CEO, resigned when promises of complete independence from the Moon organization were violated. He was offered $1 million to stay on as a figurehead. William P. Cheshire, editorial of the editorial page, departed amid allegations that Anaud de Borchgrave, the editor in chief, allowed the Moon organization to change an editorial to support the president of South Korea.

http://www.usasurvival.org/ck052302b.shtml

 

Scroll down to read: “Iran Contra Cover-up” here:

 

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon1.html

 

Behind the Times: Who Pulls The Strings at Washington's No. 2 Daily? (Aug/Sept ’87 report F.A.I.R.)

 

Three NWC executives are not only top Unification Church officials, but have also had high-ranking posts in the Korean CIA (KCIA). Sang Kook Han, a "personal assistant" to the KCIA director in the early 1960s, later served as South Korea's ambassador to Norway and Panama. In 1984, Han was installed at the Washington Times, precipitating the resignation of editor James Whelan. Currently, the senior vice president of New World Communications, Han is described by Whelan as the "de facto publisher" and "inspector general" of the Times.

http://www.fair.org/extra/best-of-extra/washington-times.html

From Frontline:

Narrator: By 1984, despite his paper's growing influence, James Whelan was unhappy.

Whelan: "When we started the paper there was never any question that it would in any fashion project the views or the agenda of Sun Myung Moon or the Unification Church — all to the contrary. We said, 'Look, we are going to put a high wall in place. It is going to be a sturdy wall. And it will divide us from you.'"

Narrator: But Whelan's wall of editorial independence was often breached.

Whelan: "Moon himself gave direct instructions to the editors...Who in fact calls the shots? Ultimately Moon calls the shots....

Whelan (at press conference): "The Washington Times has become a Moonie newspaper."

http://www.mediachannel.org/originals/moontranscript.shtml

A Message From Cliff Kincaid, (very conservative) President, America's Survival, Inc. and former writer for The Washington Times.

 

This is a very significant story. But Bill Gertz, the paper's excellent national security reporter who covers suspicious U.S. dealings with Communist China and whose access to classified information has been a subject of controversy, has stayed away from it. Why?

 

The answer may lie in Moon's own words during a speech in New York:

 

"America is the most powerful country in the world. But its powerful leaders listen to the Washington Times. A statement from the Times can affect them dramatically. The governments of other nations also listen to the Washington Times. Who at the Washington Times is having the biggest impact? [Bill Gertz.] Bill Gertz. How old is he? He is young. He only graduated from high school, joined the Washington Times and became famous."

 

(note, Mr. Gertz a follower of Moon, while appearing on C-span on June 2, 2002 was asked by a caller why the paper did not cover Moon’s connections to communist North Korea, Gertz's reply closed like this: "ahh, we have not....ahh, not reported on that and I think, ahh... we've covered it in a, ahh...fair and unbiased way.")

http://www.usasurvival.org/moon-un.html

 

‘I am unable to determine how the (Washington) Times could not have known the "biofraud" tale was false before it published at least six of its "news" stories and two of its editorials.’ Lynx and Lies article in the May-June 2002 issue of Audubon, starting on Page 24

 

http://lynxfur.50megs.com/

 

Moon's sermon tossed gasoline on the long-smoldering embers that some Times staffers have spent two decades trying to extinguish: the accusation that their paper is a mouthpiece for Moon's religious movement, the Unification Church, or, at best, a public relations outlet for conservative values and the Republican Party.

http://www.usasurvival.org/ck052302a.shtml

From Frontline:

Narrator: Is the American Freedom Coalition a foreign agent? In 1989, Robert Grant wrote in the Washington Post that more than $5 million — one third of the AFC's money — came from "business interests of the Unification Church." Church officials say that their money comes from overseas — primarily from Japan.

Narrator: Media analyst Brent Bozell is a member of the AFC national policy board.

Bozell: "If it were to come out that what the AFC is doing is being done at the direction of Reverend Moon, it would lose its fifty chapters overnight. That allegation has been out there since the day that AFC was formed and it hasn't stuck because nobody has come up with the smoking gun that he's done it."

Narrator: But Moon's influence over the AFC is underscored by this 1988 letter FRONTLINE obtained from a source who once worked within the Moon Organization. AFC President Robert Grant, writing to Reverend Moon, thanks him for investing heavily and "helping to bring the AFC into being." Grant concludes by telling Moon, "Without your leadership, vision and the support of your devoted followers, the AFC would not exist."

http://www.mediachannel.org/originals/moontranscript.shtml

23. "Frontline: The Resurrection Of Reverend Moon." Eric Nadler, reporter.

 

http://www.mediachannel.org/originals/moontranscript.shtml

 

24. Former top UC official Steve Hassan believes that The Washington Times is a "Trojan horse" within the conservative movement. Hassan told EXTRA!, "Conservative politics is glad to have a voice through the Times, but ultimately it has nothing to do with conservatism. It has to do with fascism."

 

http://www.fair.org/extra/best-of-extra/washington-times.html

 

25. UPI News agency changes hands in May 2000.

The almost one hundred year old news agency, United Press International (UPI), has again changed hands. As a spokesman for the News World Communications Company stated on Monday in Washington, the group, which is associated with the Moon sect, has taken over the name and mark rights of the UPI.

 

http://cisar.org/000516d.htm

 

Helen Thomas quits UPI when Moonies buy it.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4020437,00.html

 

26. Using one of his front groups, the "Professors World Peace Academy," Mr. Moon recently purchased his first American school: Bridgeport University. By giving "generous" contributions to save the school from bankruptcy, he was able to gain a majority in the school board, thus gaining control over the school.

As a member, I was told that if the American public fails to accept "Father" (Moon) as the Messiah and absolute authority, "Father" would train his own political leaders in his own American universities and then infiltrate and take over the government. Moon knows that influencing and controlling the intellectual elite of a country ultimately means influencing and controlling the entire country, and his quest to take over American real estate, such as the huge estate he recently purchased in Texas, and American schools such as Bridgeport, is part of his strategy to take over the world. The scary thing is that nobody seems to notice or care.

 

http://caic.org.au/biblebase/moonies/b-port.htm

 

The agreement included PWPA's intentions to integrate "over the long-term" UB's programs with other "Unification Movement projects," including Moon's Washington Times newspaper

 

PWPA, according to the deal, would recruit students from the former Soviet Union and the Far East. Indeed, there are many foreign students at UB now. However, last year, two Russians said that they had been offered free tuition at "Father's University" in the United States on the condition that they attend Moon indoctrination seminars.

 

http://www.ifas.org/fw/9403/moon.html

 

Suit Versus Moon University [Bridgeport, CT] Cult Observer Vol. 11, No.6, 1994

 

http://www.csj.org/infoserv_press/press_moon_97nov/pressucco116.htm

 

More about “Moon University”. . .

Contrary to some press accounts, the Moon organization does not seek "legitimacy". It wants power. Legitimacy is one useful tool in obtaining power, but as Kaplan, Rubenstein, and Ichord demonstrate, the appearance of legitimacy can be purchased. Similarly, if Moon ultimately acquires UB, he will be no more legitimate than he was before. Only more powerful.

 

http://www.ifas.org/fw/9207/moonu.html

 

Using one of his front groups, the "Professors World Peace Academy," Mr. Moon recently purchased his first American school: Bridgeport University. By giving "generous" contributions to save the school from bankruptcy, he was able to gain a majority in the school board, thus gaining control over the school.

 

http://www.trancenet.org/moonism/b-port.shtml

 

27. NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw 1990 (no longer available on the net)

 

28. Moon goes shopping- Noticias Aliadas/Latinamerica Press. Oct 30, 2000

 

http://www.latinamericapress.org/article.asp?lanCode=1&artCode=1141

 

The authorities in Brazil are investigating the purchase of vast estates close to its border with Paraguay by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. The church owns large amounts of property, including an entire town in Paraguay. The area is notorious for smuggling and money laundering and Brazil's authorities are worried about a foreigner owning so much land in a border region.

 

Since the mid-1990's, the Reverend Moon's Unification Church has been buying up land both in Brazil and in Paraguay. It now owns some two million acres in Brazil, a vast tract of farmland which has been called "New Hope Ranch."

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif154.html

 

Moon sees a 'new Garden of Eden' in Brazil

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif51.html

 

Oyamada began with a rough map, drawing a circle 250 miles across, around Jardim, the nearest small town to New Hope. Moon's plan, he said, was to buy up all the land in this area, a sizeable chunk of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

 

http://www.sptimes.com/Worldandnation/101198/In_a_remote_corner_of.html

 

Unification News for November 1998

 

http://www.tparents.org/UNews/unws9811/rev_pak_s_america.htm

 

Moonies Seek Eden In Brazil Swamp
By Gabriella Gamini The Times (London)

 

http://www.rense.com/politics4/moonies.htm

 

New Internationalist magazine, December 2000

 

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Zeroes/Sun_Myung_Moon.html

 

29. Moon Front Groups: see list of hundreds of the Moon organization fronts as of 2001, links at top of this page:

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

30a. from the 1978 congressional investigation.

 

(3) Among the goals of the Moon Organization is the establishment of a worldwide government in which the separation of church and state would be abolished and then would be governed by Moon and his followers.

 

The findings may be found here:

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif11.html

 

a more complete copy of the congressional report can be found by downloading the “PDF version of report” found here:

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

Jane Lampman, “The Christian Science Monitor”, April 19, 2001”. . .

 

"When I was a leader in the group, [Moon] literally talked about taking over the world and setting up a theocracy," Mr. Hassan says. "He said there would be an economic collapse and he would have an infrastructure set up, with the media, businesses, food, education, politics."

* *

Even in the late '70s, the congressional subcommittee investigating Koreagate found it had extensive economic ventures and operated like a multinational corporation. "To achieve his theocracy," their report said, "Moon has mapped out strategies for gaining control and influence over economic, political, cultural, academic, media, and religious institutions.... Activities in [various] fields are ultimately designed to create political influence and temporal power."

 

"This is not a fringe group with no influence in society," says Mr. Clarkson, whose book explores where the money may come from as well as Moon ties to international and US groups.


"This is an agency that has aligned itself with other contemporary theocratic movements, particularly in the Christian right," he says. "And Moon has been very outspoken against American democracy. Any time you have an explicitly anti- democratic or theocratic movement, one has to take that seriously."

 

http://www.cesnur.org/2001/moon/14.htm

 

30b. Three Hundred People attended the Washington Times Foundation Awards, including Al Haig, former Secretary of State and NATO commander, who, according to the Times; account, hugged Moon and declared that the two are; "soul mates." Haig couldn't be reached to verify or deny the account. Rev. Sun Myung Moon Other notable political leaders who reportedly attended the awards ceremony included Senators Strom Thurmond and Orrin Hatch, Caspar Weinberger, and Representatives Henry Hyde and Christopher Cox.

The Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Freedom went to none other than Moon himself.

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif71.html

 

“Sun Myung Moon/Unification Church Front Groups and Christian Right Political Leadership”

They can see the blatant hypocrisy in Christian political figures working with Moon. Those Christian people have destroyed their testimony, their Christian testimony, with the media. Possibly their political testimony is okay. But, the liberal media is perfectly right to judge them as hypocrites.

 

http://watch.pair.com/moon.html

 

The occasion was his founding of the Youth Federation for World Peace, and ‘True Father,’ as Moon likes to call himself, lined up an all-star cast of political has-beens to lend his self-aggrandizement some much-needed credibility. Alexander Haig, Walter Fauntroy, Edward Heath, Jerry Falwell, and Maureen Reagan sat at the head table with the convicted felon. . .”

Moon reportedly said at the gathering: “The Washington Times will soon gain great credibility, and the whole Christian world will support the Washington Times in fighting President Clinton.”

 

http://www.rpdigest.com/01508.htm

 

A state lawmaker quietly has been working to advance the political agenda of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church, a nationally recognized cult expert is charging.

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif18.html

 

The "faith-based summit" itself was sponsored by Watts (R-Okla.), Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and other top congressional Republicans, but efforts to promote it at the grassroots level were turned over to a Moon organization.

 

Why is the Republican Party working hand in glove with Moon front groups? The partnership stems largely from Moon’s phenomenal ability to make inroads in GOP and Religious Right circles. Despite his unorthodox theological views – Moon teaches that he is the new Messiah, sent by God to complete the failed mission of Jesus – Moon has had little difficulty penetrating the upper echelons of American conservatism.

 

While a number of Republican-aligned private organizations have promoted President George W. Bush’s religion funding scheme, only Moon won an official relationship with the Republican leadership to rally grassroots forces on behalf of the "faith-based" summit. This enhanced status enabled him to do grassroots political organizing – and religious recruitment – with the apparent blessing of Bush and his GOP allies in Congress.

 

http://www.au.org/churchstate/cs6013.htm

 

The Dark Side of Rev. Moon: The Hooking of George Bush

“It dates back at least to the start of the Reagan-Bush era -- when Moon was a VIP guest at the first Reagan-Bush inauguration. . .”

 

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon1.html

 

From PBS Frontline, January 1992:

 

Narrator: Moon has also consistently promoted a conservative political agenda in the United States. His efforts have not gone unnoticed at the White House. Douglas Wead was a Special Assistant to President Bush responsible for liaison with conservative groups.

 

Wead: "I'd say right now there are probably two groups among conservative organizations that really have an infrastructure, that have grassroots clout — Concerned Women of America would and the American Freedom Coalition (Moon controlled) would."

 

http://www.mediachannel.org/originals/moontranscript.shtml

 

Among the speakers at the three-day conference of the Moon-sponsored Family Federation for World Peace were such prominent evangelicals as Christian Coalition executive director Ralph Reed, Family Research Council president Gary Bauer and Concerned Women for America president Beverly LaHaye. The Rev. Robert H. Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral also was on hand.

 

http://wlo.org/ccwatch/moonies.html

 

THE ODD COUPLE: SUN MYUNG MOON AND DR. LAURA

PLEASE, DR. LAURA: DO THE RIGHT THING. DON'T ASSOCIATE WITH SUN MYUNG MOON

 

But how much is she getting paid? And will the funds come from Moon's North Korean operations based on slave labor?

 

It will never be the same: Schlessinger will forever be tainted by her association with Moon. THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

 

http://www.usasurvival.org/moonbyslaura.shtml

 

In a new disclosure, the Washington Post reveals in today's paper (page C3) that Dr. Laura "Do the right thing" Schlessinger is receiving $35,000 for appearing with and honoring Sun Myung Moon at the Washington Times 20th anniversary celebration next Tuesday night.

 

http://www.usasurvival.org/wp51602.shtml

 

Falwell was desperate for cash. For all practical purposes he was broke. So Herr Jerry sold his soul to the Moonies. It now remains to be seen what the "Moonie Mole" owes the Moonies in return. $2.5 million is a lot of quid, Jerry. What's the quo?

 

http://home.att.net/~vlaszlo/jerry_falwell_1.htm

 

31. 1978 Congressional Investigation

 

The findings may be found here:

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif11.html

 

A more complete copy of the congressional report can be found by downloading the “PDF version of report” found here:

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

32. Senators Jesse Helms (R-NC), John East (R-NC), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Paul Laxalt (R-NV), and the Moral Majority's Jerry Falwell rushed to endorse the Times. Their endorsement helped Moon recruit an impressive array of former intelligence operatives and Reagan insiders to work for the "alternative" daily. President Ronald Reagan gave the Washington Times a public relations boost by stating publicly that he relied on the Times as his number one source of news.

http://www.allentwood.com/2dMessiah.html

 

President Reagan and his successor, George Bush, recognized the Times' contributions. Reagan hailed it as his "favorite" newspaper, and in 1991, when Wesley Pruden was elevated to editor-in-chief, Bush invited him to a private White House lunch "just to tell you how valuable the Times has become in Washington, where we read it every day." [WT, May 17, 1992]

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon4.html

 

Still, the Bush-Moon alliance is not strictly about money -- and it did not start in Bush's post-presidency. It dates back at least to the start of the Reagan-Bush era -- when Moon was a VIP guest at the first Reagan-Bush inauguration -- and it could extend into the next century as the ex-president works to shore up conservative support for his eldest son, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who is expected to run for the White House in 2000.

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon1.html

 

Ronald Reagan filmed a promotional piece supporting the Moonie owned Washington Times Newspaper as well as getting Moon himself invited to a Presidential Prayer Breakfast.

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/p-politicians-governorgeorgewbush.html

 

But Moon must have understood the "respectability" equation well. With the election of Ronald Reagan, Moon began pouring hundreds of millions of dollars a year into conservative causes. He launched The Washington Times daily newspaper in 1982. He funded dozens of front groups. He bought political allies by the score with fat speaking fees and side business deals. His costly operations blasted anyone who crossed the Reagan-Bush administrations . . .

Despite a brief stint in federal prison for tax fraud -- a prosecution which Reagan's Justice Department tried unsuccessfully to halt -- Moon saw his "respectability" climb through the 1980s. According to Justice Department documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, Moon also won protection from the Reagan-Bush administrations from any new criminal investigation.

Federal authorities rebuffed hundreds of requests -- many from common citizens -- for examination of Moon's foreign ties and money sources. Typical of the responses was a May 18, 1989, letter from assistant attorney general Carol T. Crawford rejecting the possibility that Moon's organization be required to divulge its foreign-funded propaganda under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) . . .

Perhaps even more remarkable, the Reagan administration showed greater respect for Moon's constitutional rights than those of some U.S. citizens. Starting in 1981, the FBI cooperated with one of Moon's front groups during a five-year nationwide investigation of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), a domestic organization critical of Reagan's policies in Central America, according to FBI documents cited by The Boston Globe. [April 20, 1988] . . .

Moon did not lose his inside track at the White House until Bill Clinton's election in 1992. But Moon continues to ride high in Washington. Moon sustains The Washington Times despite a never-ending hemorrhage of red ink and he keeps up close political ties with prominent Republicans. Moon's Washington Times Foundation flashed the cash again recently, with a $1 million-plus donation to George Bush's presidential library in Texas. [WP, Nov. 24, 1997]

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon7.html

 

News reports place Moon’s subsidy to the money-losing Washington Times at $100 million a year. Not too high a price for Ronald Reagan’s “favorite” newspaper and the Bush family’s biggest political promoter.

 

http://www.columbusalive.com/2001/20010607/060701/06070102.html

 

33. (Also see #5, 30b, 34)

 

“Syung Myung Moon & The Council for National Policy”

 

http://watch.pair.com/moon.html

 

Four Part Series from Jeff Rense http://www.rense.com

 

The Unholy Alliance-Christianity and the New World Order

 

part I http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy.htm

part 2 http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy2.htm

part 3 http://www.rense.com/general21/unholy3.htm

part 4 http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy.htm

 

Audio: Eric Jewel was interviewed by Jeff Rense on his March 14, 2002 show. Rense is currently updating his audio archives and hopefully this interview will be added soon. Check his site for updates.

http://www.rense.com 

Top Bush Aide Assures Religious Right About White House Agenda/ Church and State March 2001.

Former Vice President Dan Quayle appeared at a Moon-sponsored conference on families that culminated with a mass wedding of more than 200 couples. The January 27 event took place at the United Nations and was called a "world peace blessing" by Moon and his followers.

 

http://www.au.org/churchstate/cs3016.htm

 

One of those ethics letters, dated June 30, 1978, came from John T. "Terry" Dolan of the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC). Dolan's group was pioneering the strategy of "independent" TV attack ads which smeared liberal Democrats. In turn, Moon's CAUSA International helped Dolan by contributing $500,000 to a Dolan group, known as the Conservative Alliance or CALL. [Washington Post, Sept. 17, 1984]

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon4.html

 

"This demonstrates the enormous political clout that the Reverend Moon has gathered over the years," says cult watcher Rick Ross. He seems able to rely on heavy hitters in the Republican Party to advance his agenda on a number of fronts. ... Why were all those people there? Could it be the generosity of the Moon church to a number of political campaigns?

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif71.html

 

Rev. Moon has not even tried to hide one of his biggest goals. World domination. He speaks of it in many of his speeches. Every member is well aware of the fact that their mission in life is to convert the entire planet to Moonism.

 

http://wiserose.hoops.ne.jp/exposed/exposed15.htm

"Whenever the conservatives identify an issue as important to their agenda, Moon creates an Astroturf organization to create the appearance of grassroots support for these initiatives," Clarkson said.

Over the years, Moon has played host to Religious Right bigwigs like Jerry Falwell, Ralph Reed, Gary Bauer and Beverly LaHaye. He has also paid high fees to ex-presidents Gerald Ford and George Bush to speak at Moon events.

http://www.au.org/churchstate/cs6013.htm

34. “If Best-Selling End-Times Author Tim LaHaye Has His Way, Church-State Separation Will Be…Left Behind” By Rob Boston “American’s United for Separation of Church and State” Feb. 2002

 

In LaHaye’s perfect world, voucher subsidies for private religious education are freely available. Public schools are turned into centers for fundamentalist indoctrination with daily prayer, promotion of the Ten Commandments and creationism firmly ensconced. The Department of Education has been abolished, and teenagers are given no sex education at school. Instead, children are taught revisionist history about how the United States was founded to be a "Christian nation."

 

LaHaye was also damaged by revelations that he had accepted money from the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial Korean evangelist. Bo Hi Pak, a longtime Moon operative, gave ACTV $10,000, and LaHaye subsequently agreed to serve on the board of directors of Moon’s own Religious Right group, Christian Voice. LaHaye also joined the board of another Moon front, the Council for Religious Freedom (CRF), which was formed primarily as a vehicle to protest Moon’s 1984 imprisonment after he was convicted of filing false tax returns and obstructing justice. . . Despite the flap, LaHaye never did sever all ties to Moon. Beverly LaHaye spoke at a Moon event in Washington, D.C., as recently as 1996.

 

http://www.au.org/churchstate/cs2022.htm

 

Well, this is as you said, from the article "Unholy Alliance" by Carolyn Weaver that was published in the January, 1986 Mother Jones Magazine. I'll give you some quick background. It details the letter written by, dictated by Tim LaHaye, a thank you letter to Colonel Bo Hi Pak of the Washington Times, 2nd in command to Rev. Moon, for a sizable contribution to American Coalition for Traditional Values.

 

http://watch.pair.com/moon.html

 

The Council Of National Policy (CNP)
Another Moon sponsored organization is the Council of National Policy founded in 1981 by Tim LaHaye, the aforementioned co-author of the "Left Behind" book series. It is reported that he received $500,000 from a Mr. Bo Hi Pak, Moons #1 man, and a former Korean CIA officer. Though a tape exists showing that LaHaye thanked Pak for the money, LaHaye never denied the charge but verbally attacked the sources verifying the allegation with a barrage of insult.

 

http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy.htm

 

It is troubling enough to see prominent people of the world who should know better being used by Moon. It is especially disappointing to see Christian leaders like Ralph Reed and Beverly LaHaye, who have done so much good in so many other ways, share any platform with a man like Moon, who claims Jesus failed in his mission, and that he, Moon, will complete that in which Jesus failed. But in Washington D.C., July 31 and August 1, 1996, at Moon's World Convention of the Family Federation for World Peace, Dr. Robert Schuller, Pat Boone, Ralph Reed, Beverly LaHaye, Jack Kemp and others shared the platform with both Mr. and Mrs. Moon.

 

This was particularly deplorable since, during her speech, Mrs. Moon taught that Jesus was, not the virgin-born son of Mary, but rather the illegitimate son of Mary and her cousin's husband, Zecharias (tape on file). Mrs. Moon was giving no new teaching, but standard Unification Church theology.

 

http://www.watchman.org/cults/moonie2.htm

 

From a very conservative site:

The extent to which men like Tim LaHaye will go in furthering the social gospel is truly amazing. LaHaye held the position of paid chairman with Sun Myung Moon's now defunct Coalition for Religious Freedom (CRF)… In June, 1985, CRF held several rallies, one of which was in Washington, D.C. There LaHaye urged the over 300 men and women present to support Moon by voluntarily going to jail with him for a week if allowed to do so by authorities…

 

LaHaye's involvement with Moon is particularly vile. In 1985, Carolyn Weaver, writing for Mother Jones Magazine, exposed the fact that LaHaye had received substantial funds from Moon's aid Bo Hi Park. This was discovered in a tape of a dictated thank you letter from LaHaye, thanking Park for a contribution in excess of $500,000…

 

Beverly LaHaye's "explanation" for speaking at the gathering does not stand up to scrutiny. The LaHayes have had a relationship with the Moonies for years (see above); they are very well aware of all the Moonie front groups, including the Family Federation for World Peace….

 

Beverly LaHaye is also a supporter and signatory of the (now defunct) Williamsburg Charter Foundation (WCF), an ecumenical amalgamation of professing Christians, humanists, atheists, New Agers, Eastern religionists, etc., whose stated goal was religious pluralism and tolerance in education, but all the while promoting a new one-world religion.

 

http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/lahaye/general.htm

 

35. “With Their Leader in Prison, Moonies Pursue Legitimacy”
Tim LaHaye and other Christians are helping the Unification Church battle the perceived threat of government intrusion. Christianity Today Sept. 7 1984

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/132/34.0.html

 

CRF President Don Sills admits that CRF has received no less than $500,000 from Moon sources. In 1984, despite forces in government opposing the move, Moon was jailed for tax evasion (sentenced to 18 Months in prison and fined $25,000). In a CRF sponsored rally Tim Lahaye asked that people go to jail with Moon in protest.

 

http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy.htm

 

Tax lawyers and accountants had warned Moon's representatives, in 1973, to keep his personal assets separate from those of the Unification Church. Moon ignored that advice and personally directed the preparation of his returns. Moon's accountants forged and backdated ledgers to hide his assets within the churches. The prosecution proved, among other things, that the paper on which Moon falsified his 1973 records was not even manufactured until 1974. Moon's defense on appeal--known as the "Messiah defense"--claimed that because his followers believe he is "potentially the new Messiah," the "embodiment" of the church, he is, thus, exempt from personal income tax.

http://www.allentwood.com/2dMessiah.html

 

36. “Syung Myung Moon & The Council for National Policy”

 

http://watch.pair.com/moon.html

 

The Council Of National Policy (CNP)
Another Moon sponsored organization is the Council of National Policy founded in 1981 by Tim LaHaye, the aforementioned co-author of the "Left Behind" book series. It is reported that he received $500,000 from a Mr. Bo Hi Pak, Moons #1 man, and a former Korean CIA officer. Though a tape exists showing that LaHaye thanked Pak for the money, LaHaye never denied the charge but verbally attacked the sources verifying the allegation with a barrage of insult.

 

http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy.htm

 

Tim LaHaye's relationship with Moon goes back at least 17 years. In 1985 as was reported earlier, LaHaye was addressing several hundred evangelical Christians, the flock he claims to guard and feed, and did he exhort that they draw closer to his God? No, unless his god is the Reverend Sun Myung Moon. He exhorted that they go willingly to jail with the Rev. Moon in demonstration to his imprisonment over tax fraud. (The spin on the story has been that LaHaye and others were supporting Rev. Moon's "religious freedom")

 

http://www.rense.com/general20/unholy2.htm

 

37. When asked about Bush's speech at CNP, Scott Sforca, a press officer for the George W. Bush for President campaign office, claimed that the meeting "doesn't ring a bell" with him.

 

When contacted by The New York Times, CNP executive director Blackwell put it as follows: "[T] he Bush entourage said they preferred that the tape[s] not go out, though I could not see any reason why they shouldn't."

 

http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2003_02_23_dneiwert_archive.html

(Scroll down about the page)

In 1999, candidate George W. Bush spoke before a closed-press CNP session in San Antonio. His speech, contemporaneously described as a typical mid-campaign ministration to conservatives, was recorded on audio tape.

(Depending on whose account you believe, Bush promised to appoint only anti-abortion-rights judges to the Supreme Court, or he stuck to his campaign "strict constructionist" phrase. Or he took a tough stance against gays and lesbians, or maybe he didn't).

The media and center-left activist groups urged the group and Bush's presidential campaign to release the tape of his remarks. The CNP, citing its bylaws that restrict access to speeches, declined. So did the Bush campaign, citing the CNP.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/DailyNews/council_020501.html

The CNP’s former and current members include Attorney General John Ashcroft, prominent creationist Henry Morris, and Christian eschatologist Dave Breese. Just after the speech, the supposedly moderate Bush was proclaimed by high-ranking conservatives nationwide as fit to be president. The media and the Democratic National Committee demanded that tapes from the speech be released, but the CNP refused. So did Bush, referring to the CNP’s rules against disclosure of its private proceedings. 

http://www.americanhumanist.org/humanism/bush.htm 

The CNP is the Religious Right arm of the Heritage Network. Indeed, just as this apparatus was being used to wage smear campaigns against John McCain, it likewise has been used for years in an attempt to destroy the political career of Bill Clinton [See "The Hunting of the President" by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, St. Martin's Press, 2000, pp. 136-159]. Most egregiously, the CNP promoted "The Clinton Chronicles"--a slanderous video accusing the Clintons of perpetrating several murders as well as being part of a drug ring. Even Jerry Falwell, who sponsored this video on his "Old Time Gospel Hour", now denies that he ever believed it's claims.

As Bill Kristol, Editor of the Weekly Standard, has asserted, the Bush Network is the Republican Network. In fact, it is the only Network there is--which necessarily means that it is the Republican Establishment.

http://www.geocities.com/alanjpakula/triple2.html#Council

 

38. (note also see #39 below.)

 

Governor George W. Bush In Rev. Moon's Pocket?

By Craig Maxim, former member’s

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/p-politicians-governorgeorgewbush.html

 

Because Bush headed the CIA during Koreagate, he knew that when the Moonies talk of "family" they mean the "True Family" of the Unification Church. As former head of the CIA, he also knew of The Washington Times Moonie connections.

 

http://liberalslikechrist.org/mainpage/bushmoon.html

 

It's bad enough that these nutcases are spreading their diseased cults all over the world. But it's a real shame for former President Bush to dishonor America by selling you to the Reverend Sun Myung Moon for a mere $100,000. By praising Moon George Bush is contributing the personal destruction of tens of thousands of lives around the world.

 

http://www.perkel.com/politics/moonies/bush.htm

 

In the fall of 1988, Vice President Bush had to fire several neo-Nazis and anti-Semites from his Presidential campaign. The scandal erupted when Washington Jewish Week and other media outlets discovered that the Bush campaign harbored well known neo-Nazis, including Jerome Brentar, a holocaust revisionist who claims that the Nazis never deliberately gassed victims of the Holocaust, and Akselis Mangulis, who was involved in the SS-influenced Latvian Legion during World War II. George W. Bush, the campaign's hatchet man, fired the Nazis slowly, so as to hide "under the radar" of the media. After the election, four of these came back to work for the Republican Party according to USA Today.

 

The Bush family has ties to other anti-democratic forces as well, including Rev. Yung Sun Moon's Unification Church, also known as the "Moonies." In 1994, the elder Bush Sr. began courting the Moonies to help finance his son's political future. ….

 

In September 1995 George and Barbara Bush gave six speeches for the Women's Federation for World Peace, a front group led by Moon's wife Hak Ja Han Moon. In one speech to 50,000 Moon supporters, the elder George Bush insisted that what really counts is "faith, family and friends." Hak Ja Han Moon followed the former President to the podium and said it has to be "Reverend Moon to save the U.S., which is in decline because of the family and moral decay."

 

The South American press hammered away at Moon's history and showed his connections to some of the continent's worst right-wing military dictatorships. They also examined Moon's connections to the drug cartels that, in cooperation with former Nazi Klaus Barbie, helped stage a coup d'etat in Bolivia in 1980.14 Moon and his friends had been the money men, and worked closely with the Nazi/drug cartel coup leaders. But thanks to Bush, "Once again heaven turned a disappointment into a victory." declared the Unification Times, which was very pleased with Bush's comments about Moon's latest endeavors.15

 

http://www.monitor.net/monitor/0001a/fortunateson.html

 

Former President George Bush is the world’s best-known Moon-booster, for reasons that appear to mix ideology and cash. Bush has been reported to receive very large fees for his speeches at Moon events in many countries. In September 1995, Bush and his wife Barbara gave many speeches in Asia for the Moon-controlled Women’s Federation for World Peace, including six events in Japan and further events in two other countries. Also in 1995, he gave five speeches at Women’s Federation events in Washington. On May 23, 1996, Bush gave the keynote speech at a big conference in Washington DC sponsored by the Moon-controlled Youth Federation for World Peace and during the summer of the same year, he spoke at another conference in Washington sponsored by the Moon-controlled Family Federation for World Peace. On November 23,1996, Bush spoke at the launch of the Moon-run Tiempos del Mundo newspaper in Buenos Aires.

 

Bush is reported to have accepted very large sums for these appearances – more than $1 million total for the ’95-’96 series and possibly as much as $10 million. The Bush-Moon partnership goes back to the Bush presidency (1989-92) and even before. A Frontline television special in 1992 reported that the Moon organizations sent out thirty million pieces of mail in support of the Bush 1988 campaign. The Washington Times Foundation reportedly gave a $1 million contribution to the Bush Presidential Library.

 

The Moon organization was also involved in the election campaign of George Bush the younger in 2000 and the Washington Times adopted an extremely aggressive approach towards the Clinton administration. Moon ties to the new administration were on display when Moon was honored at a “Prayer Breakfast” on January 19, 2001, at the Hyatt Hotel in Washington during the inauguration events.

 

http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/analysis/1101moon.htm

 

Moon Shiller

 

http://members.aol.com/Flamian/bush.index.html

Bush and his wife, Barbara, have spoken at several events sponsored by the Women's Federation for World Peace, which is run by Moon's wife, Hak Ja Han Moon. More than 50,000 people paid to see the Bushes at a single event at the Tokyo Dome last year. Tickets cost between $105 and $196 each. The group would not disclose how much it paid Bush and his wife, nor would the former president reveal his fee, but estimates ran as high as $1 million for his six appearances with the group here.

http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/55a/018.html

39a. (note: Bush claims here The Washington Times is independent of the Moonies. (Please review #21 and #22)

 

“I want to salute Reverend Moon who is the founder of the Washington Times and of the new paper here,'' said Bush, who was reported by the Washington Post to have been paid $100,000 for his Buenos Aires appearance.

 

“A lot of my friends in South America don't know about the Washington Times but it is an independent voice,'' said Bush. ''The editors of the Washington Times tell me that never once has the man with the vision interfered with the running of the paper, a paper that in my view brings sanity to Washington DC.''

 

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/8425/BUSHMOON.HTM

 

"Once again, heaven turned a disappointment into a victory," the Unification News exulted. "Everyone was delighted to hear his compliments. We knew he (Bush) would give an appropriate and 'nice' speech, but praise in Father's presence was more than we expected. ... It was vindication. We could just hear a sigh of relief from Heaven."

 

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon1.html

 

Bush Sr. called Moon “the man with the vision.” Through his ubiquitous front groups, with innocuous names like the American Freedom Coalition, the cult leader is using his ties and influence with the new Bush administration for a last-gasp attempt to align the forces of a new American fascism.

 

http://www.columbusalive.com/2001/20010607/060701/06070102.html

 

From MSNBC News;

 

Bush has allegedly accepted at least $1 million from the Church for various speaking engagements (some put the figure closer to $10 million). He has called Moon "a man of vision" and has spoken on his behalf in front of groups in Washington, Tokyo and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif44.html

 

39b. "All these people should know better. My daughter would tell me over and over how in their recruiting films they would show Moon with Bush to impress young people. They use the films of Moon and Bush and other celebrities to reassure parents that it is okay that their children are on the streets selling flowers 18 hours a day." (Washington Post, July 30, 1996)

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/stevehassan/presskit/articles/fisher.htm

 

40. Moon sustains The Washington Times despite a never-ending hemorrhage of red ink and he keeps up close political ties with prominent Republicans. Moon's Washington Times Foundation flashed the cash again recently, with a $1 million-plus donation to George Bush's presidential library in Texas. [WP, Nov. 24, 1997]
http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon7.html

 

Moon and his friends had been the money men, and worked closely with the Nazi/drug cartel coup leaders. But thanks to Bush, "Once again heaven turned a disappointment into a victory." declared the Unification Times, which was very pleased with Bush's comments about Moon's latest endeavors. One year later, Rev. Moon donated one million dollars to the George Bush Presidential Library in Texas

http://www.monitor.net/monitor/0001a/fortunateson.html

 

Meanwhile the South American press was singing out on the Moon connection to some of the most notoriously horrifying right-wing dictatorships on the continent. They put a microscope not only on Moon's connections to the drug cartel but to the infamous Klaus Barbie, who helped stage a coup in Bolivia in 1980. Apparently Moon and his associates had been the bank for these thugs, which meant Bush the Elder received some blood money to finance his kid's own run at the "family business".

Dancing with the devil has its rewards. About one year later, Moon forked over a million bucks to the George Bush Presidential Library in Texas.

 

http://www.xmission.com/~sleon/GOPHateTies.html

41. In January 1995, Moon’s Women’s Federation for World Peace, the one that paid Bush Sr. for the speeches, also bailed out Jerry Falwell’s debt-ridden Liberty University. According to IRS documents, the Moon front funneled $3.5 million through an “educational grant” to the Christian Heritage Foundation, which in turn bought up a big chunk of Liberty’s debt.

 

http://www.columbusalive.com/2001/20010607/060701/06070102.html

 

The truth is Reber and Thomas simply acted as a conduit for Moon. The $2.5 million came from a Moon "cutout" - a Unification Church group called Womens Federation for World Peace. It was the Womens Federation for World Peace that cut a check for $3.5 million, paid to the Christian Heritage Foundation. The Foundation in turn bought Falwell's debt and forgave it. The Foundation itself appears then to have kept the balance, one million dollars, as a fee for its part in the operation.

 

Falwell was desperate for cash. For all practical purposes he was broke. So Herr Jerry sold his soul to the Moonies. It now remains to be seen what the "Moonie Mole" owes the Moonies in return. $2.5 million is a lot of quid, Jerry. What's the quo?

 

http://home.att.net/~vlaszlo/jerry_falwell_1.htm

 

Photo of Fallwell and Moon hugging.

 

http://www.xmoonies.com

 

42. “It dates back at least to the start of the Reagan-Bush era -- when Moon was a VIP guest at the first Reagan-Bush inauguration. . .”

 

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon1.html

 

Moon was a VIP guest at the first Reagan-Bush inauguration

 

http://www.geocities.com/craigmaxim/p-politicians-governorgeorgewbush2.html

 

Rev. Moon, now 80 (at the time), was even a VIP guest at the Reagan-Bush inauguration.

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif106.html

 

43. Technically, this event was sponsored by the Washington Times Foundation. The Washington Times is a conservative-oriented newspaper favored by many conservative evangelical Christians. The paper was founded by and is owned by Moon.

 

"I was shocked to see that Sun Myung Moon was on the program and in essence the host," Chapman said. "I was even more surprised on the way out of the banquet hall to be given a propaganda book on the Unification Church."

"We knew that it was going to be an interdenominational event, but we had no idea that the luncheon was hosted by the Moonies," said Merritt, who delivered a tribute to evangelist Billy Graham.

 

http://www.baptiststandard.com/2001/1_29/pages/moon.html

 

"My invitation to the event came through Doug Wead." Wead, a former White House senior staffer for George Bush, was one of the organizers of the luncheon. In his invitation to Merritt, no reference was made of Moon's participation or sponsorship. Wead could not be reached for comment.

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif107.html

 

Bill Berkowitz
WORKING FOR CHANGE

In one of his first moves as president, George W. Bush signed a proclamation designating the day after the inauguration as a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving. Well, hold onto your prayer shawls my friends, because behind the most prominent Inaugural weekend prayer event was… the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Out of the pomp and pomposity of the inauguration are traipsing the Rev. Moon and a bunch of prayer warriors.

 

http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=10626

 

According to a front-page story in the Moon-owned Washington Times, then Sen. John Ashcroft dropped by and “brought down the house…with a tale of amazing grace.”

 

http://www.zmag.org/ZMag/articles/apr01berkowitz.htm

 

44. The Christian Science Monitor provided a much better look at Moon’s recent public prominence under Bush the Younger’s administration. Last fall, Moon raised his profile by joining with Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam to co-sponsor the Million Family March in Washington

 

http://www.columbusalive.com/2001/20010607/060701/06070102.html

 

"This reflects the ways Rev. Moon has influenced Minister Farrakhan," explained Rev. Phil Schanker, an official of Moon's Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU). Schanker says that Moon's role in the Million Family March is the fruit of a three-year personal relationship that began when Farrakhan helped officiate at one of Moon's marriage ceremonies at Washington's RFK Stadium in 1997.

 

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2000/10/09/march/index.html

 

In Perspective: Why Are Pastors Flying to Moon?
Recent black clergy firings are only the latest chapter in Unification Church's efforts to court Christian leaders.

 

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/132/33.0.html

 

This article noted above is based on an earlier article by the Washington Post. The Post has since issued a correction regarding “interviewing” their source for the allegation without disavowing the allegation made in the piece at publication. Earlier versions of the Primer won’t have this notification. You may visit the article and correction here- Some Black Clergy Fired Over Moon Connection (washingtonpost.com)

 

 "I could not even associate from afar with the Unification doctrines and beliefs. There is only one Christ," he said. "No staunch-believing Baptist would agree to let representatives or Rev. Moon to address our body. I would not have had him to speak. But again, I'm not the president."

 

http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/42998/Lyons_considers_Bapti.html

 

After his speech, Moon called more than 100 pastors to the stage, and each was presented with a gold Christian Bernard watch. "The gold watches are a personal expression from Reverend Moon, and the gold represents his unchanging love," the Rev. Phillip Schanker, a Moon spokesman, said in an interview. (note: Moon owns Christian Bernard)

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif123.html

 

Two Bush administration nominees attended the luncheon as well – Stephen Goldsmith, the former Indianapolis mayor who will promote "charitable choice" initiatives, and Attorney General John Ashcroft. Goldsmith touted the Bush plan to give churches federal funds to offer social services.

 

http://www.au.org/churchstate/cs3016.htm

 

45. After the name was changed this passed and was signed into law. See “Parents day Shows Links of Moon’s Church to GOP” Mobile Register 7/30/00 by Ben Raines. This page has since been removed from the Mobile Register’s website. It has been preserved at:

 

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/unif79.html

The genesis of National Parents Day came within the Moon-supported American Freedom Coalition, where Anderson (State Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Mesa, a long-time follower of Moon, has been the local Parents Day coordinator since the holiday's July 1995 debut in Arizona.) once served as an executive director. Robert Grant, the now-defunct coalition's president, today heads the National Parents Day Foundation, which shares office space with the American Constitution Committee, another political organization with links to Moon.

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/Unif19.html

“The Moonies” Washington City Paper, Vol. 15, No. 36, September 8-14, 1995: by Lisa Grey

The following evening, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced Mrs. Moon to an audience of approximately 200 gathered in a Senate meeting room at the Dirksen Office Building. The Rev. Moon himself sat in the front row.

 

The Washington Times reported the palest possible version of Mrs. Moon's speech . . .

The Unification News offered a much richer account of the event. Hatch "extolled the long suffering and personal sacrifice of Mrs. Moon and her husband," the News reported, "and he particularly commended the couple for their investment in the Washington Times, a vehicle that he said has been a benefit to the nation's capital. Senator Hatch, in his warm introductory remarks, referred more than once to Mrs. Moon as 'my friend'." The News then detailed Mrs. Moon's speech in its full theological glory -- and vividly described listeners' reactions. "As Mrs. Moon began speaking, the audience became hushed and respectful as they settled into their plush leather chairs. Many congressmen were visibly moved, and some even wiped away a tear as she described the suffering she and her husband had endured in their lives for the sake of accomplishing the will of God."

 

http://www.pastornet.net.au/jmm/aasi/aasi0252.htm

 

46. Consortium News “Dark Side of Rev. Moon: Buying the Right”

By Robert Parry 1997

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon3.html

 

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Additional links:

 

Former member Steve Hassan’s Moon page:

 

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

 

Robert Parry, crack investigative journalist and long time Moon watcher has an excellent series on Moon.

 

http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon.html

 

Rick Ross’s Moon page with many articles no longer available from the original sources on the net.

 

http://www.rickross.com/groups/moonie.html

 

Craig Maxim former member whose was raised in the cult. His mother is still a member. Craig's site has plenty of info and is still adding. To get a good insight into Moon read Craig's experiences. Excellent.

 

http://www.xmoonies.com/

 

Moon and the United Nations

 

http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/analysis/1101moon.htm

 

This is a site from a man who is still in the "church" and is fighting anonymously from within.

 

http://wiserose.hp.infoseek.co.jp/exposed/exposed.htm

 

Moon audio/video

*From “Greater Boston”, Dec. 1, 1997; Steve Hassan, former member and instructor in The Unification Church, is a guest on local PBS show.

For this and additional video: scroll down here (does not use Internet Explorer)

http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/m/moonies

P. M. Magazine 1981 “Escape from the Moonies”

Steve Keperman talks about his experiences with the Moon organization.

http://www.rickross.com/reference/unif/videos/video1.html

*From PBS’ “Frontline”

http://www.mediachannel.org/originals/moontranscript.shtml

A Well-Funded Media War

This 1993 Frontline documentary investigates the scope and history of Reverend Moon's theological empire. With observations from his disciples and detractors, the transcript reveals a man who has made media manipulation the linchpin in a calculated bid for power.

*From NPR

http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1000731

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOONS

Sep. 26, 1998
Brooke speaks with Nansook Hong, author of In the Shadow of the Moons (Little Brown). Ms. Hong was the former daughter-in-law of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church. She broke away from the church, and left her husband, Hyo Jin, Moon’s heir apparent.

http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1037117

Dec. 1, 1997
Commentator Amy Dickinson went to the big wedding at RFK stadium in Washington D-C over the weekend that was sponsored by the Unification Church. She tried to find a guy to go there with her - maybe even marry her - but had no luck. She found she was not the only leftover bride

http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1037099

Nov. 28, 1997

NPR's Lynn Neary reports on marriage and family in the Unification Church. Tomorrow, Reverend Sun Myung Moon brings his trademark mass blessing ceremony to Washington D-C's RFK stadium. Thousands of couples -- many matched by Moon -- will swear allegiance to marriage and the Unification Church, which teaches that Moon is chosen by God to be 'father' of the one, true, sinless family. But it turns out there's a big difference between theory and practice when it comes to Moon's family values.

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*From Dave Emory’s archive

http://wfmu.org/playlists/DX

scroll down to:

November 12, 2002: FTR 291: From Kennebunkport to Pearl Harbor: Bush, Moon, & the Rising Sun. (rerun from 6/11/01) Listen

  1. The focal point of this broadcast is the Unification Church of Reverend Sun Myung Moon. In addition to providing a brief overlook at the history and methodology of his organization, the broadcast further develops the relationship between the Bush family and Moon, as well as historical links and structural similarities between the Japanese patriotic and ultra-nationalist societies and the Moon outfit.

Written description of above show:

http://www.spitfirelist.com/f296.html

In the 1960’s, he teamed up with a then unknown South Korean right-winger, ‘the Reverend’ Sun Myung Moon, and Ryoichi Sasakawa, a Japanese motor boat racing millionaire. Sasakawa had organized Japanese Blackshirt sin the 1930’s and once described himself as the world’s richest fascist. The three, with the help of South Korean intelligence and Taiwanese dictator Chiang Kai-Shek, helped form the Asian People’s Anti-Communist League. The League set up and funded Moon’s Freedom Center in the United States in 1964. Kodama was chief adviser for the Moon subsidiary, Win Over Communism. In 1966, the League merged with the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations to form the World Anti-Communist League, a major international network of fascists and anti-semites featured many times in the pages of Searchlight." (Idem.)

How to be a cult leader.

 

Click on the link here:

http://www.rickross.com/video.html

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