Q:How well do you know your Satan? By the way you are right on one thing and I have thought the same : Cheong Pyeong providence is exorcism and you too need to go there!
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 Complains About Persecution
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, **********
Moon, aged 45, astonished to find the earth older than 6,000 years
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.
Hyung Jin’s Political/Spiritual Tweet Reveals Ignorance
HyungJin/Yeonah Moon @lovintp ·Feb 22
Like archangel, the govt tempts human greed w more “freestuff,” more govt and less liberty&responsibility. The Fall repeats on nat’l scale.
No one knows more about living off of “free stuff” more than the entire Moon family. The laborers labor—fundraisers, people working in UC companies “bought and paid for by free money of fundraisers” without much, if any pay, living with nothing but faith in a ‘true father’—without compensation so that all the wealth they labor for can be taken from them and handed over to the Moon family.
Hyung Jin Moon, are you really as blind as you come across? Do you really not see that every single thing you had growing up came from the labor, the blood sweat and tears, of the UC members and not from the labor of anyone in your family? You’re one sick puppy!
Hyung Jin’s Ministry?
After cleaning up In Jin’s mess, Hyung Jin has has basically disappeared from the spotlight. From what I understand, Hyung Jin Moon’s current ministry is not under the authority of the Unification Church and without the approval of Hak Ja Han. According to a letter from a UC member, there are meetings in Hyung Jin’s house, and apparently their house is always open. Hyung Jin’s residence is near the NY-Pennsylvania border.
Hak Ja Han has fun eating with her dead husband, and casually makes conversation with him.
More Reflections on Hak Ja Han
When she gave a “prepared for her in advance” Women’s Federation for World Peace speech in Israel, none of the guests listened to her. Instead, all the guests talked among themselves and eventually just walked out on her leaving only church members in the audience. After the speech was over she scolded the WFWP members for “not preparing the guest to receive her”.
She expected non-UC guests to know her position as the true mother and treat her accordingly. When they did not recognize her position and authority she did nothing to take responsibility for loving or engaging her guests. She simply walked out onto the stage, began reading from the prepared speech and then left. In fact, the only time she even looked up from the pages of her speech was when making some philosophical point. The only welcome the guests got from her was the reading of the introduction to the speech. She did not act in a kind way or a motherly way or even a normal human way to anyone there, not even to her own church members.
She came off as detached because she is detached from the real world. She came off as uncaring because members coddled her from the time she married SMM so she never developed even simple human relationship skills. She didn’t even look up from the speech—she simply read the damn thing like a robot. She had the audacity, the nerve, the immaturity to blame others for the response SHE GOT FOR HER SPEECH!
I blame, in part, her husband Sun Myung Moon, for her total lack of human development. He stole her innocence by taking her as his bride when she was so young and underdeveloped. She was only sixteen by western methods of calculating age. As his wife, SMM locked her away inside their many palatial estates where sniveling sycophants (leaders and members) bowed down to her every whim. By keeping her from real world exposure her growth as a wife, mother, friend or simply a good human being, was severely retarded.
Her intrapersonal, intellectual and spiritual growth was sacrificed on the altar of her ego.
Watch Michael Balcomb talk about the UC's new witnessing efforts and Hak Ja Han's vision of reaching the 'drifters'
- A young member of the Generation Peace Academy reports about a recent volunteer service experience in Peru
- Members of the Phoenix Family Church share their 2014 resolutions to make a difference in witnessing and outreach
- Dr. Balcomb introduces a new ministry initiative to reach out to those who have drifted away from our community in recent years.
There is no mutual prosperity in the UC
"Cheon Il Guk is based on the principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values."
This has been often repeated by Sun Myung Moon and other church-documents, but how is this even modeled among members of the Church, where mutual prosperity is non-existent. How is this supposed to be the building block of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth when not even God’s people can faithfully submit to such principles?
Announcement from FamilyFed.org for STF/GPA Alumni
All family of current GPA participants are invited to join us in Estes Park, CO from April 11-13, 2014 for the annual Family’s Workshop. This is an opportunity for GPA participants to share their experience with family and friends, and for families to spend quality time with their son/daughter/sister/brother. The Family’s Workshop has always been a highlight of the GPA year for the participants and their families.
This year, we also invite any and all alumni from all years of Special Task Force (STF) /GPA to join us for our first ever Alumni Reunion during the Family’s Workshop! It’ll be a great way to re-connect to old friends and make some new ones. You can join in on the Family’s Workshop schedule, and, of course, hang out and network with other alumni.
Early Bird Registration begins, March 1st.
Regular Registration, April 16th.
…who is going to be making their way down to the STF reunion, where BCs can reflect on their controlling and abusive commanders, the terrible living conditions they were subjected to, as well as the dangerous situations they were forced into while fundraising?
Exciting, I know.