Welcome to facebook, Tatiana!
(Old news, I know, but I thought it’d be best to let those in the dark know.)
I worked for WFWP during the Sisterhood of Peace ceremonies and as a result had accumulated 12 Japanese sisters.
I was told that the Japanese sisters had to donate $30,000 dollars when they came to the Sisterhood of Peace ceremonies here in America.
The Sisterhood of peace ceremonies was a well packaged fund raising event for the Moons.
Former U.S. President and First Lady, George and Barbara Bush at a Women’s Federation for World Peace conference.
The Family Federation websites explains the photo:
True Father understood that women would play a leading role in fostering peace in the Completed Testament Age. Under the auspices of Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), more than 200,000 Korean and Japanese women came together to create sisterly ties on 38 separate occasions between March 11 and November 8, 1994. The sisterhood ceremonies in America between Japanese and American women had a significant impact due to the involvement of persons with exceedingly high public profiles, most notably, former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. They were deeply touched by their experience and later traveled with True Mother to speak in support of her work on a six-city speaking tour of Japan.
An excerpt from a recent Dae Mo Nim speech:
TF said members must be liberated while in the physical world. DMN said that she is working to make conditions so that members who can’t come to CP because of ill health, etc. can get ES removed from their bodies, just before they die. One condition members must pay is to liberate collateral relatives. But she is still working to make this help for members possible. If the number of AGS gets bigger, then members can be liberated. This must be resolved while True Mother is in the physical world. True Mother gave permission.
The Japanese situation is difficult. (?) DMN is trying to reduce the fee for the Japanese church because of increased numbers of members in a family. However, she can only do it by making extra devotion.
HWDYKYM: When and why did you go on STF?
Ex-STF’er: I was a part of the second year of STF, 1995-1996. It was very disorganized and crazy, we basically just went to CARP centers and lived there and hopped on fundraising buses with CARP members. I decided to do it for 2 reasons. 1.) Most of my friends were doing it and peer pressure is pretty strong when you’re 18. 2.) And most importantly, I had come to an age where I was really struggling with the church and whether or not it was something I really believed in and wanted to be a part of now that I was becoming an adult and allowed to make my own life decisions. I thought that by really immersing myself in the movement 100% I’d be able to decide whether or not it was for me. As soon as I returned home after the year, I sat down with my parents and told them I was leaving the church. So for me STF certainly helped me with my faith…it helped be decide that the the UC was not for me.
HWDYKYM: So did STF help you see the flaws of the Church’s institution or the theology and spirituality, or both? Did you come out not believing Moon as messiah? And you mention CARP—were those new members of the UC who were a part of CARP or were they also Second Generation?
Ex-STF’er: For me the biggest clincher was going out and witnessing. For the first time I was put in a position to speak to others about “my beliefs” and I realized I didn’t actually believe it, I was just regurgitating what others told all my life. Witnessing is a sure fire way to find out who you really are and what you believe.
The CARP members were first generation members who were living in church centers and led STF for BC’s at that time. These were mostly relatively new members who were going about their MTF and witnessing course. Most of them were nice people, but being exposed to how brainwashed they were was really eye opening for me.
To make matters worse, we were completely cut-off from society and had very little contact with our family and friends. This just wasn’t the life I wanted for myself.
We were not going to make any announcements, but we have had several people tell us that it would be a good idea to point out that we do have a paypal account and you are able to donate to HWDYKYM. I just thought I’d briefly point that out.
We may not always have groundbreaking news (though we have before, early on in the Hyun Jin schism we often brought to light the propaganda being put out by the In Jin administration, through her beloved cronies Jaga Gavin and Dave Hunter, as well as being the first site to have posted the Lorentzen baby’s birth certificate), and we may not always be dealing with lawyers (though we have also dealt with that a fair share thanks to Kook Jin and In Jin, as well as other repercussions that have affected our economic stability and our families), but we have consistently posted, putting out information and sustaining conversation as a resource for those questioning or are strangely curious about all-things-Moonie.
Do not feel pressured because after all, we’re just a tumblr-blog, but the donation surely doesn’t hurt.
Thanks for the… wisdom?
One of our readers responded:
Labeling dissension as possession is not constructive commentary. If you represent the “true” God and the “truth” then you should be able to make a convincing argument instead of dumping an anonymous statement. So are you up to it? How about really representing instead of trolling. John Reed
Richard Cohen, Moonie-ish ex-gay therapist recently posted on his facebook page:
NOW HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY IN GUADALAJARA TO CANCEL MY SPEAKING EVENT NEXT SATURDAY, JUST AS THEY DID IN MONTERREY, MEXICO
It seems homosexual activists are threatened by my message: I lived a gay life. I left the gay life. I am married to my beautiful wife Jae Sook for 33 years and we have three incredible children. As a psychotherapist for 25 years I have helped thousands of men and women worldwide who experience unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) fulfill their heterosexual potential. I have assisted thousands of parents reconcile with their SSA children by setting love in order, and many of their loved ones have reverted to their innate heterosexual identity. I have trained thousands of professional therapists, physicians, ministry leaders, coaches, and clergy worldwide how to assist those who experience SSA and their loved ones.
I am a threat because I lived a homosexual life, I came out of homosexuality, have a beautiful marriage, have successfully helped thousands change from same-sex attracted to opposite-sex attracted, and train other professionals how to assist this population by helping them achieve their innate heterosexual potential. Therefore, homosexual activists are once again trying to shoot the messenger through character assassination, spreading lies and innuendo about me, so that the message will not be heard.
Beneath all protests by homosexual activists is a mighty driving force: Hurt and Pain. They have been so deeply wounded, first by the original experiences of early childhood and adolescence that caused their SSA, and second, by social prejudice. Without resolving the first layer of personal wounding (family, cultural, and temperamental influences), their pain becomes exponentially increased by rejection from family, friends, and their faith community. Bullying compounds the wounds, and may eventually lead to activism.
Exposing the Tactics of Homosexual Activists:
"Art of War," by Sun Tzu / Military strategies written over 2,500 years ago, instructing activists in the art of deception.
1 - Place of Event: We will shut your program down. We will close your business permanently. We will have your professional business license investigated and revoked.
2 - Speaker: We will accuse you of being anti-gay, homophobic, and hateful against the gay community. We will have your professional credentials removed. We will spread lies about your personal and professional life.
3 - Organizers: We will expose you as anti-gay, homophobic, and hateful people against the gay community. We will spread lies about your personal and professional life.
1 - Online petition at www.change.org to shut down the event. Gain as much support from the LGBT community and their sympathizers from all over the world.
2 - Organize consistent protests outside the venue, threatening any potential participant from entering the building, and threatening the establishment itself.
3 - Media campaign: Spreading lies about the sponsor and speaker: Character Assassination.
Here is what you can do:
1 – Pray for those who are threatened by the truth in love. Pray for their hearts to be healed.
2 - Pray for God’s will to be done. Pray for the Sponsor, Speaker, and Venue.
3 – Start or join an online petition at Voice of the Voiceless:
One of his friends responded:
Richard, I have always been impressed with you, and happy for you that you found Jae Sook and were able to form a family with her. I have appreciated your hospitality in the DC area, as you have enjoyed my hospitality when you once came to Salt Lake City. I continue to wish you well, and I do not join in any personal attacks on you.
However, it’s important that I point out that not all “homosexual activists” are trying to use personal attacks on you as a means of discrediting your message, or thwarting the work of advancing truth and knowledge on the issues of homosexuality. I’m sorry that you feel personally under attack, and you’re correct on your 2nd claim above that many if not most gay people have been seriously wounded and so they react (sometimes with grace and compassion, but most often with hurt and anger) when they feel continually attacked by you and your message. It’s good that you at least acknowledge this, and show some compassion in return.
As you know, I do not subscribe to the “gay people are wounded by their parents, which caused them to be gay” theory. There is NO credible research which supports the ideas of reparative therapy, no studies which prove that the cause of homosexuality is a dysfunctional relationship with absent or abusive Father, or an overbearing mother. Yes, these circumstances DO occur frequently in the homes of many “male” homosexuals as they grow up, but correlation is not causation. The anecdotal stories of people like me for whom that scenario (yes, I did have an abusive father and an over-bearing mother) resonates is strong for many of us, yet it is misleading and causes too many of us to believe in the theories of SOCE (sexual orientation change efforts) inappropriately.
Moreover, it’s important to also note that you and the few other men who have successfully re-oriented your focus from homosexual feelings to heterosexual feelings are probably a 1, 2, or unlikely but possibly a 3 on the Kinsey scale. It’s simply not fair, and irresponsible of you to claim that ALL homosexuals are able to change their sexual orientation, or manage it sufficiently to be happy in a heterosexual lifestyle.
You know that I was married, as you were, and I have two beautiful children from that marriage. But however hard I tried, I could NOT make that heterosexual relationship work. It was not only fruitless in terms of my efforts, it actually was harmful to me emotionally, and harmful to my now ex-wife in terms of strife and struggle we have experienced as a result of trying to “live as a heterosexual, or normal” couple.
I do not reject your treatment theories merely out of opinion or gut feelings, but also based on the empirical evidence of their ineffectiveness:
“The American Psychological Association Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed journal literature on sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) and concluded that efforts to change sexual orientation are unlikely to be successful and involve some risk of harm, contrary to the claims of SOCE practitioners and advocates… . the research and clinical literature demonstrate that same-sex sexual and romantic attractions, feelings, and behaviors are normal and positive variations of human sexuality …”
I also came to this conclusion based on personal experience, having been treated for 3 years by a “qualified” psychotherapist (Dr. A. Dean Byrd, who you know). Believing in the concept that sexual orientation can be changed is rooted in Biblical ignorance, and NOT in real science. Shortly before he died, Dr. Byrd and I met, and he warmly embraced me and told me that he accepted me as a gay man, and he was sorry for having put me through reparative therapy. He said something profound— he said, yes, it works for about 5-6% of the men he’s treated, but the rest did not find lasting “change” in their orientation, only prolonged suffering. I KNOW that Dr. Byrd cared for me, that he tried with what he understood to help me be happy, but in the end even HE accepted that SOCE was harmful and not appropriate for most cases.
Richard, I encourage you to look in your heart, and study the research, and come to the same conclusions. And I hope that you would have enough care for the homosexuals of Mexico and stop adding to their pain by extending their internal struggle with their orientation, when only a very small percentage will actually be able to change.
Again, I wish you and your family the very best. Warm Regards, **********
Only when he went on his 1965 world tour, and saw the pyramids in Egypt, did he realize that the earth might be older than that.
This photo is of Moon and Hak Ja Han in Egypt in 1969. It was here in 1965 that Moon had his awakening.
Young Oon Kim explains in her testimony:
Our Leader’s Trip From Rome to Jordan
August 28, 1965 published in New Age Frontiers – September 1965
After a three-hour flight from Rome, we arrived in Athens, Greece. It is our rule to bless ground before seeing anything, so we went out with a city map to look for a park. It is not allowed in Greece to step on the grass in the parks, so after a long walk we found a place in the park … and it was blessed at 8:10 pm on August 22nd. … We saw another museum on August 24, and in the afternoon left for Cairo, Egypt, arriving there at 8:20 pm. On August 25th our Leader blessed ground at 9:30 a.m. in Orman Garden near the River Nile and Cairo University. Then we visited former King Farouk’s gorgeous palace. He was driven away from his throne by President Nasser and the Egyptian people. Next we went to three large mosques which are 600 to 900 years old. We saw many Moslems praying in the temple.
Next day we visited a number of pyramids, a sphinx, and other ancient royal tombs which the Egyptians call the Dead City because they built houses on many acres of desert. This is another type of ancient cemetery. We entered an open pyramid (only one is open) which was as high as a mountain. We crawled over a hundred feet and climbed up another couple of hundred feet to the top, and found an empty stone coffin in a cell. The mummy had been taken to the museum which we had already visited.
In both Athens and Cairo we saw the great civilizations which existed before Christ. The ancient Egyptians believed in the resurrection of the dead and built great tombs. Some tombs and statues were built 8,000 years ago, and many statues were erected 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. Our Leader was greatly astonished to see the huge pillars used in the Greek temples in Athens, and the ancient architecture of the pyramids and mosques built so many centuries ago. He stood by the River Nile and seemed to pray for a few minutes. The Egyptians call the river the Mother of Egypt because, in the huge desert of Sahara, the river makes part of the desert green and brings abundant food and water for the Egyptians to live. …”
Here are some quotes from Moon speaking in 1956, before he understood the true age of the earth:
"The trillions of living things on the earth and the billions of heavenly soldiers and angels hope to usher in the day when they can sing the glory of God and offer bows of gratitude. God has sent countless saints to the earth to bring about such a day. After 4,000 years, Jesus, the only begotten son, was sent as the manifestation of the internal heart and external self of God and as the embodiment of glory.
What is the meaning behind those words? Jesus felt to his bones this distressed heart of God, which saturated the 4,000 years of history with tears. Accordingly he felt that it was his responsibility to serve God. He felt that no matter when or which hour he had to represent the heart that could not be revealed in the 4,000 years of history he would be the champion who offered his life and fulfilled the dispensational will completely.
What kind of heart did God possess toward men during the 4,000 years? He did not have the mind-set of living for His own sake. Although men deserved to die at once and suffer pain, God gave all of His heart to men and persevered through the 4,000 years of history. He walked the path of conflict in which He separated Satan from men. Similarly you should understand the nature of God who has persevered, fought, and loved for 4,000 years with an unchanging heart.
Jesus, who appeared before such a God, offered all that he had to build a nation of God centering on the Jewish people. Consequently the thirty years of his life was the time of sacrifice when he offered all of his heart. During the thirty-year course, he did not try to distinguish himself before the people, but in silence he tried to experience the heart of God, who had persevered for 4,000 years.
God walked through the 4,000 years of bloody history for the sake of finding one man, Jesus.
For 4,000 years, God looked down on the world with sorrow and worry by Himself, but when Jesus stood on the earth, centering on him, a new battle with Satan unfolded.
If in your own course of perseverance, you cannot pour out all of your heart and persist, then because of you, the will of God who has mourned for 6,000 years, the will of Jesus for which he toiled his whole life, and the will of the Holy Spirit who has worked strenuously for 2,000 years since the death of Jesus, will all be greatly hindered. You must understand this clearly.”
Sun Myung Moon – May 27, 1956 (Wednesday) Seoul, Korea
"Divulge the work of Heaven’s love and truth, which has been hidden for 6,000 years, and unfold the miracle of resurrection.
By repeating the changing history during the 6,000 years of long history God personally intervened on earth and fought with Satan.
God does not want any battle ground to remain on earth. Because the resentment was caused on earth, only when the victory is reaped and the grief is removed on earth can Jesus Christ’s battle be concluded and can he come again. What is he to do after coming again? He is to bring to an end the battle that has taken place for the last 6,000 years and receive the blessing from God.”
Sun Myung Moon – April 8, 1956 (Sunday) Headquarters Church, Seoul, Korea
"Consequently God has spent the last 6,000 years hoping for the day when, centering on the love He wanted to implant, He can bring together all of the creation and live in joy with them."
Sun Myung Moon – June 6, 1956 (Wednesday) Seoul, Korea
At UTS in the 1970s, Young-oon Kim said this about Moon to the students:
"He should go back to his school bench." Perhaps she had good reason to say that.
Moon claimed that he went to Waseda University in Tokyo.
Isamu Kuboki (National leader of Japan for many years) wrote this book:
Rev Moon, a Man of Truth in Danbury. (1989)
On page 136 this is Moon’s own response to a question:
Translated: “I studied electrical engineering at Waseda University in Tokyo.”
The Waseda University story turned out to be an often repeated lie.
His first wife explains what she was told about Waseda University:
Interview with Moon’s First Wife
extract from the interview:
Despite her unpleasant memories she [Sun-kil Choi] responded to my questions, one by one, very sincerely. She shared about her first encounter with Sun Myung Moon, and his relationships with many other women.
She even revealed the interesting story of how those around Moon have misrepresented his academic record as a “graduate from Waseda University” to make her marry him.
Mrs. Sun-kil Choi was born in 1924 into a wealthy farmer’s family in Jeong-ju, now in North Korea. She was 21 when World War II ended. It was around that time that she was presented with an opportunity for a formal introduction to a prospective marriage partner, the 25 year-old Sun Myung Moon. He was from the town of Jeong-Ju, the same as her. He was said to be a “graduate from Waseda University.” She related, “A matchmaker arranged the meeting with Moon. There he told me that he had graduated from Waseda University. Also, I had a favorable impression upon his appearance, unlike that of now.”
At that time in Korea, it was said that any Korean who had graduated from Waseda University was considered to be super elite. According to the brief biography of Sun Myung Moon in the literature of the UC of Japan, it was written that he had been “admitted to the School of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Science and Engineering, at Waseda University.”
However, his academic record had been reported to have been a fraud, as of 1974.
In response to the claims of the fraudulent records, the UC defended the records by saying, “We held an inquiry in Seoul and found that the school he graduated from was the Waseda High School of Electrical Engineering. It was a simple error on the side of Japan, and Sun Myung Moon should not be blamed.”
However, in our interview, Mrs. Choi testified clearly about her matchmaking meeting with Moon, “He deceived me by saying that he graduated from Waseda University.” Mrs. Choi found the truth about Moon’s “academic record” many years after her divorce from him. In other words, her testimony proves that what the UC of Japan claimed to be a “simple mistake” was actually proclaimed as the truth by Moon’s followers from the time of his youth, and for a long time after that.
Moon stayed in Mrs. Choi’s parents’ home for the three days following their matchmaking. I replied, “Of course, and from that first night on?” To my rather rude question, she nodded. Mr. ‘A,’ who was with me, said rather disgustedly, “In Korea, there could be no ruder thing than that! What an arrogant person he is!”
Married on March 1st 1945, Mrs Choi gave birth in 1946 to Sung-Jin – Moon’s first son. Her “happiness” at the birth must have lasted only for a very short time.
Michael Breen confirms that Moon only went to evening classes, 6:00-9:30pm, at a technical high school in Tokyo in 1941 on pages 48 and 58 of his book, Sun Myung Moon, the early years.
Moon’s application to study in Japan was only approved after a thorough check of his allegiances by the Japanese authorities in Korea. Moon had adopted a Japanese name, which only 10% of the Korean population had actually done during the Japanese occupation, and he had learned to speak Japanese.
Moon was in Japan for a total of 30 months from April 1st 1941 to early October 1943.