Because he’s sunk billions into programs that are in lock-step with various aspects of the neocon agenda (such as his program encouraging abstinence, wherein participants are required to drink cups of one another’s spit to demonstrate how foul is the exchange of bodily fluids), the U.S. Senate hosted a gleeful coronation ceremony for cult leader Sun Myung Moon one day last March. Moon, a founder of the American Family Coalition as well as being a multi-billionaire ex-convict:
…has views somewhere to the right of the Taliban’s Mullah Omar. Moon preaches that gays are “dung-eating dogs,” Jews brought on the Holocaust by betraying Jesus, and the U.S. Constitution should be scrapped in favor of a system he calls “Godism” — with him in charge.
And he was coronated in our very own Senate. At least one congressman (out of 81 total attending) claimed not to have been present at the ceremony, until pictures were produced. Believe it or not, the story gets weirder. And the media missed it.
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One of the great ironies about Moon advocating sexual abstinence is that Moon himself doesn’t practice what he preaches. According to his former daughter-in-law, Nansook Hong, who wrote about her experiences in her book, In the Shadow of the Moons, Moon admitted to her that he had engaged in affairs outside of his marriage but claimed that they were “Providential”, i.e. sanctioned by God. The real reason Moon advocates celibacy is that he believes that only he has the authority from God to give people permission to “do it”. If you do it without the Rev’s permission, according to his teaching, you will fall “under the dominion of Satan”. I’m a former member of Moon’s Unification Church, and if you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to be a “Moonie” for more than a decade, I suggest you read my recent book, Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon, which is available from Amazon.com. A sample from the first part of the book may be read by visiting my website at http://www.moonbook.com.