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13,660. Reverend Sun Myung Moon (The Moonies), and the Unification Church: For those few of you who are not familiar with the Reverend Moon, in the 60s both he and his Unification Church were universally regarded as a dangerous cult. The abuse his followers suffered at the hands of their mind-manipulating master is indeed very well established.
His claims include stating that Christ failed His mission, and that Moon himself is the 'new messiah' who is come to fulfil the mission of God. He also claims that it is his mission to ‘unite the world through uniting religious forces’. But would it shock you to know that nearly all the big name Christian evangelicals have extremely strong ties to him?
One such Church leader and internationally recognized evangelical Christian, Jerry Falwell, readily admits that he accepted 2.5 million dollars from Moon in 1994 in order to bail out his Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. This was funnelled through a Moon organization known as the ‘Women’s Federation for World Peace’ which has been chaired by Beverly LaHaye, wife of Timothy LaHaye, who is the popular co-author of the ‘Left Behind’ Christian fictional book series and a well-known evangelical Christian.
The Women’s Federation for World Peace paid 3.5 million to the Christian Heritage Foundation, which in turn bought Falwell’s $73 million debt, and then frankly wrote it off. The Heritage Foundation then seems to have paid themselves a fee of one million dollars for their trouble.
Since that time Falwell has spoken at many of Moon’s functions, embracing the cult-leader with unabashed reverence and friendship. Even writings from Moon’s Church confirm Falwell’s comradeship with ‘the new messiah’ and his cult. Moon has even been a guest speaker in mainline denominational Churches in the past few years.
Falwell further praised Reverend Moon calling him: ‘An unsung hero to the cause of freedom, who is to be commended for his determination and courage and endurance in support of his beliefs.’
According to official court records of a lawsuit that was filed in Bedford County Circuit Court (West Virginia), it was alleged that Falwell and an associate flew to South Korea, January 9, 1994 to meet with Unification Church officials. This trip came shortly before Falwell was awarded the Moon money. Falwell stated openly, ‘If the American Atheists Society or Saddam Hussein himself ever sent an unrestricted gift to any of my ministries, be assured I will operate on Billy Sunday’s philosophy: The Devil’s had it long enough, and quickly cash the check.’
Falwell is not the only evangelical reported to have accepted money from Reverend Moon. Other notable speakers for Moon’s organizations and affairs receiving as much as $80,000 to $150,000 have included Ralph Reed, Beverly LaHaye, Gary Bauer, and Robert Schuller, well known for his ‘Crystal Cathedral’ in Southern California and ‘Hour of Power positive-thinking’ television ministry. Eric Jewell, article The Unholy Alliance – Christianity & the New World Order
13,661. A convicted felon he controls wealth beyond imagination. He leads a church or a cult. He crusaded against communism. His stated aim is world domination. Reverend Sun Myung Moon: Emperor of the Universe, BBC 2000
13,662. His followers believe he walked up into the mountains one Easter morning to pray. There were clouds tipped with gold – Jesus walked out of the clouds. Moon protested he was unworthy but Jesus insisted. ibid.
13,663. Moon told his followers he was the third Adam. ibid.
13,664. His [Moon’s’] belief that Korea had spawned a new messiah outraged many Christians. (Cults: Moonies & Messiah) ibid.
13,665. In a tiny shack made of US Army ration boxes Moon founded his Unification Church. ibid.
13,666. Moon would be accused of brain-washing, mind control. (Cults: Moonies & Brainwashing & Mind Control) ibid.
13,667. The greatest honour for a Moonie is to be married for Moon. He will even find you a partner – a total stranger. ibid.
13,668. Church income would grow phenomenally. ibid.
13,669. He [Moon] sprang to the aid of Richard Nixon. (Cults: Moonies & Nixon) ibid.
13,670. He was accused of tax evasion. In 1984 Moon was sent to jail. ibid.
13,671. Moon spent millions more funding right-wing foundations and pressure groups. ibid.
13,672. Moon and the Japanese poured cash into the World Anti- Communist League. ibid.
13,673. Much of Moon’s wealth flowed to his children. ibid.
13,674. What if they have to share the spotlight with 2,000 other brides ... They get married at one of the biggest and strangest weddings ever seen. They are members of a movement known to outsiders as the Moonies, and are travelling thousands of miles to the Group’s homeland in South Korea ... The movement that’s been branded a sinister cult. They’ve been given strict preparation for their big day. (Cults: Moonies & Wedding) Married to the Moonies, Channel 4 2012
13,675. An organisation that has an infamous past: and is led by a man they believe is the living messiah – in the 1970s Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Church of Unification nicknamed the Moonies became notorious around the world. Moonies’ new interpretation of Christianity caused outrage. ibid.
13,676. Reverend Moon’s ideal of a pure linage. ibid.
13,677. Match them to complete strangers just days before a mass wedding. Moon is now too old to do all the matching. (Cults: Moonies & Wedding) ibid.
13,668. The self-proclaimed messiah Reverend Moon will bless thousands of his followers nicknamed the Moonies at a mass wedding in Korea. Couples have partners chosen for them from all over the world. ibid.
13,669. They now deem the term Moonie derogatory. ibid.
13,670. Keeping their virginity until marriage ... They must sign a matching agreement ... They must refrain from any sexual relations until after the wedding. ibid.
13,671. The fifteen year old Sun Myung Moon said he was visited by Jesus. ibid.
13,672. Lectures are in Korean ... Breakfast has been laid on Korean style ... The wedding vows will be given by the man the movement believe has been appointed by God to lead them. ibid.
13,673. Do you pledge that you shall become a true husband and wife? Reverend Moon’s mass wedding
13,674. There will come a time when my words almost become law. Reverend Moon
95,983. The jailbird and tax evader Sun Myung Moon, undisputed head of the ‘Unification Church’ and major contributor to the extreme right in the United States, is one of the patrons of the ‘intelligent design’ racket. Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great p249
122,482. On February 28 2018 the Sanctuary Church held a ‘Blessing Ceremony’ in Northeastern Pennsylvania for its members who were askd to bring semi-automatic rifles. The event attracted media from all over the world. Cults and Extreme Belief s1e4: World Peace & Unification Sanctuary, caption, A&E 2018
122,483. Sanctuary Church is a splinter group from the Unification Church which was also known as the Moonies. Sanctuary Church leader Sean Moon believes himself to be the heir of that mission which was founded by his father Sun Myung Moon. ibid.
122,484. The Unification Church was founded by Reverend Sun Myung Moon in the 1950s. Members believe that the only way into the Kingdom of Heaven is by receiving Moon’s spiritual blessing. ibid.
122,485. At their height in the 1970s, the Unification Church, also known as the Moonies, held mass weddings that were large enough to fill Yankee Stadium. As a result of their increased exposure, Moon’s group drew intense scrutiny from the media. ibid.
122,486. ‘In the Unification Church basically you have to purchase your way with money into a certain level of heaven.’ ibid. victim
122,487. As Reverend Moon’s religious empire grew, his influence also spread to the financial world. The Moon family’s estimated $3 billion business holdings have ranged from seafood distribution to auto and weapons manufacturers. ibid.
122,488. The Peace Police Peace Militia is a group within the Sanctuary Church. It trains youths in combat to defend against impending attacks on the Kingdom of God. ibid.
122,602. ‘Christ requires us to be judges of a nation, judges of the wicked.’ Guns for God: The Church of the AR-15 aka Iron Kingdom, son of Moon, Vice TV 2018
122,603. ‘The believers will rule with a rod of iron.’ ibid.
122,604. The Unification Sanctuary is a small fringe sect of Christianity which has origins in Korea. It’s based in America and has been accused of being a cult. ibid.
122,605. These Christians believe they must build God’s kingdom on Earth, and to do that they will need guns. ibid.
122,606. The adoption of guns within the church is new. ibid.