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Peter Kim (Hyo Yool Kim)
The May, 2013 issue of Shin Dong A, a well-known and respected publication in Korea, published a 10 page article about the UC. The article provides a snapshot of the UC’s current “political” situation which they call the “successor structure”. It is an interesting read with a lot of information that even many of the international members may not be aware of.
Excerpt: “… In this process Rev. Moon’s secretary Hyo Yool Kim (vice chairman of the Mission Foundation) has emerged as the person who holds actual influence and power. Unification Church members call him by his American name “Peter” Kim. Peter Kim has “served” Rev. Moon closely for 40 years. He was also the butler of Rev. Moon’s family at one time. As Rev. Moon’s secretary and personal assistant Peter Kim took the role of being Rev. Moon’s “ears”. And that’s why Peter Kim understands the ins and outs of the Unification Church internal power structure and knows the (good and bad) characteristics of each leader…”
“If we were to make an analogy, it would be more appropriate to call the situation the ‘revolt of the eunuchs’ instead of the ‘revolt of the princes’. As all the Children are removed from the scene Peter Kim, the person who was the secretary, becomes the person who exerts power and influence over the organization and funds. He’s been dubbed the ‘person above all institutions’. As we look back to what the press and media had once called the ‘battle of the princes’, we realize that Peter Kim was actually at the center of each situation and each lawsuit…”
Read on for the complete article:
Cocaine use in the Moon family home was not restricted to Hyo Jin Moon.
In the 1998 C-Span Video Nansook Hong reports that Hyo Jin was taking cocaine with his brother-in-law. Is that Jin Sung Park AKA James Park son of Sun Myung Moon’s infamous KCIA translator Col. Bo Hi Pak, the guy who cried crocodile tears in front of a congressional hearing and attacking them as racists? Was James Park the guy who laughed as Hyo Jin beat Nansook Hong when she was 7 months pregnant, bloodying her face and threatening to kill his unborn child?
James Park’s substance abused was cited in a court case concerning fraud and bankruptcy and reported in a business newspaper. How did James Park start taking coke? Was it passed around the True Family table?
James Park’s father is confusingly named Bo Hi Pak. James Park is married to In Jin Moon. In Jin was never faithful and had affairs with members of her band, Sonic Cult, which resulted in a child with singer Ben Lorentzen. James Park was having sex with the child of a blessed family and scamming poor members through pyramid selling juice called Vemma.
Bo Hi Pak also scammed the members and was thrown into jail. Moon did not help him. Moon laughed when Bo Hi Pak was hospitalized for brain damage after a beating by Moon’s son Heung Jin Moon who allegedly possessed a Zimbabwean man, Cleopas Kundioni with Sun Myung Moon’s permission. Pak was kidnapped by gangsters. Moon refused to pay the ransom. Were Bo Hi Pak’s problems related to drug cartels? Was Pak the cut-out for Moon? Did pay take a instead of Moon? Are the Moonies harvesting for cocaine production in South America?
Watch the C-Span Nansook Hong video to discover the reason why Nansook had to escape from the Moon’s to save her life and avoid the immense cruelty and insanity within the Moon family.
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When we look honestly at our situation today, however, we can see that we didn’t do our responsibilities correctly. As we know, some of the True Children’s issues have become very serious in the United States. Though it is true that the True Children are accountable for their own portion of responsibility, the fact that such a tragic thing occurred is something that all leaders must take some responsibility for, because it happened while you were there.
According to the Principle True Father’s mission was primarily to embrace and love the Cain children of the world more than his own. Because of that the True Children were often neglected. Because of the complete commitment that Father made to the public mission, True Children sometimes asked, “Is Father our father or father of the leaders?” Father rarely could sit down with the children because a condition had to be set to deny himself and his family completely while focusing on the rest of the families of our church and the world. Father never explained why he had to walk such a path in public life.
To try to compensate for this, True Father assigned three of the 36 couples to take a special role in caring for our three eldest children. (There was a providential reason for this, connected to the role of the archangels in the Garden of Eden.) It was their responsibility, on behalf of True Parents, to make sure the children could gain the proper foundation.
However, the three primary couples couldn’t fulfill that mission properly. Of course, the True Children have their own five percent portion of responsibility, and no one can do that for them. Yet if the 36 couples who had been assigned that mission could have fulfilled it, then the True Children’s path could surely be more likely to succeed. The fact that they couldn’t do this is one of the reasons why the first-born True Children were easily confused and misled.
I found myself called to stand with True Father in every situation, and by condition I could not intervene or help them in their responsibility either, we had to deny ourselves and our family for the sake of the world. If True Children had grown up with the proper education, and perhaps if they had stayed in Korea, it may have been easier for them. Yet as you know, in obedience to God’s providence, Father brought our family to America in 1974.
As soon as we arrived in America, True Parents began to make every possible condition for America, touring the nation many, many times. True Father and I had to unfold and develop the providence relating to the whole world, working from America.
True Parents were bound by the Principle to put the world and all of the Cain children of the world first. We couldn’t even eat meals with the children alone, always representatives of the Cain world had to sit closest to True Parents. When the True Children went to school they were often bullied and persecuted, externally because they were Asians, and internally because they were True Parents’ children. At that time Asian and other minority children were not welcomed in many schools in America, especially where we lived.
True Parents suffered great anguish and sorrow that we could not intervene in the course of the children but could only try to educate and love others. A few years ago, when one of the eldest children’s life became very difficult, I cried out to Father and was deeply worried. I asked Father, “What can we do?” but he told me that even though our children were going through great suffering and were being attacked, we still had to focus first on the children outside of our own family. He would encourage me, saying “Mother, though our children suffer now because we are sacrificing our lives and our family for the world, God will eventually set the condition to redeem them.”
Since Father’s first mission was to take care of the children of the world, those children in Cain’s position were loved before and more than Father’s own children. So even though it is understandable that people will criticize and blame the True Children for some of their actions, I ask that those who have received True Love from True Parents, although in the Cain position, that you please remember this principle.
Knowing that because of God’s strict principle you received True Parent’s love first, it is important to love and embrace the children of True Parents when they go through difficulty. As the extended family of True Parents that you please remind others that we don’t really have the condition to condemn anyone, for as Jesus said, “He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.” From this strict principle, even though we are hurting, we don’t have the right from heaven’s perspective, to casually pass judgment on the True Children. Why? This is True Parents’ realm of responsibility. Though Father and I anguish over the path some of them have taken, only True Parents can restore them if they went astray, through the principle of indemnity. Father is working now from heaven to correct everything on earth and in heaven through the Principle.
Dear (name omitted),
I appreciate your letter, and do understand your disappointment. It is precisely for this reason, the potential loss of trust of our membership, and the need for accountability from leadership, that I offered my resignation. It was also because of my own broken heart, feeling of betrayal and bitterness having been so close to this situation, and my failure to pierce through the deception and protect True Parents and our movement from this. I did not offer my resignation because I covered anything up or participated in any conspiracy. Let me tell you why I am still operating at the BFM, for now:
1. Hyung Jin Nim did not want to accept my resignation, and at first did not like that I offered it. I urged him to listen to the membership on the tour, and respond to their needs for cleansing and restoration of trust, and then decide.
2. As a result of the tour, the three people closest to In Jin Nim’s inner circle were asked to resign. This is for good reason. I have been told that my name did not come up publicly, and when it was mentioned in one-on-one conversations, the predominant perception of the membership was one of trust, and numerous people urged that I remain. In the meantime, the Emails I have received from membership have been about 20 to 1 to urge me not to resign, telling me not to abandon the community and the 2nd gen, saying that my departure would disappoint and demoralize our young people, etc. I say this not out of any pride, but to let you know what has been reported as the “perception” of the majority . If you and others feel differently, please be sure to convey this to Michael Balcomb, or to Hyung Jin Nim directly.
3. The BFM has been a bit separate from the LLM, and I neither traveled with In Jin Nim nor met with her more than once every 1 or 2 months. I certainly had no awareness of her personal life, which she kept very private. When Patricia Lorentzen brought her accusation to me back in December, 2009, I took it very seriously, confronted her husband as she asked me to, and reported upward as I promised her. Because she had no proof, and I learned that they had been separated for 9 years, and there was much fighting and accusation back and forth between them, I had to approach the situation objectively, which I explained to her. Also according to the Principle, I should not go above In Jin Nim without at least confronting her with the information, which I made sure of before reporting to True Mother or Hyung Jin Nim. I did this of course knowing that she might fire me for it.
Unfortunately, when In Jin Nim’s husband came to me, thanking me for being honest and trying to protect True Family and our movement, assuring me that this was a misunderstanding, that he trusted his wife, and that the wives of the men she works with easily became jealous and created false rumors, I believed him as her husband. When he told me that True Parents had already received a report about this, and described a meeting with In Jin Nim in detail, I believed that my responsibility was completed. I had no idea that Jin Sung would be covering for his wife, lying, etc. I failed to see through this, but I did not ignore or hide some obvious relationship, and I never acted to save my position or job. I wrote 3 letters to Patricia, and reported the results to her through her spiritual mother. In the meantime, I learned additional details that cast doubt on her story. When she asked me for legal information about Ben for her divorce, I was asked by HQ not to get in the middle of their legal battle. However, I should have communicated with her more clearly. I ultimately failed her, but not through any intentional cover-up.
I knew In Jin Nim’s marriage was on the rocks, and tried to advise and counsel both she and her husband. I was never given their trust. We knew we were working with the wounded, painful situation of a True Child, but believed she was trying to make a healthier church for our 2nd Generation. I appreciated her support for us to create a healthy matching process, train more than 100 advisors, improve the Blessing education for our children, etc. I chose to believe in Father’s daughter, and never dreamed that she would betray our membership’s trust as she did. Still, I am more than willing to step down if trust in me has been lost as well.
I reminded Mike Balcomb that some may wonder why I am sending out letters, but he reminded me that Hyung Jin Nim had asked us all to keep important programs moving forward, and continue working while HQ is being reorganized carefully, step-by-step. He told me to sign it, and reported the consensus that members had expressed to him about me. At least when I signed, I removed any title such as “Director,” and mentioned only the department. I am sorry if my signing the MEMO seems hypocritical to you.
Still, Hyung Jin Nim may ultimately ask me to step down, and even if I am asked to continue, I do not plan at this point to remain very long, only to support Mother, Hyung Jin Nim and our HQ for a smooth and clear transition.
I did not write this to justify myself, but to hopefully satisfy you that Hyung Jin Nim and Dr. Balcomb are considering very carefully who should be here and who should not, and are listening to the members. Once again, if you doubt me, or are dissatisfied with the process, make your perception and preference known to the decision-makers. I am not here for position or pay, and have demonstrated that in many situations in recent years. I am only here to help build a healthier community, and am not sure I can even do it anymore. It is hard for you to know the reality of how HQ operates, and what motivates the people here to sacrifice as they do. But I think if you knew the facts in detail, what I knew and what actions I took, you might not be so quick to conclude that any company would have fired me in a similar situation.
I hope this either helps you resolve your concern or encourages you to express it to the leadership above me. Again, thank you for your honest letter.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
You probably weren’t expecting to hear from me at the ripe old age of five months. Surprised, eh? You shouldn’t be. Don’t forget that I’m greater than Jesus. Besides, I’m fourteen months old by Korean counting. In fact, the only reason that I didn’t make a statement earlier was out of respect for my elder family members – I wanted to give them a chance to stop fighting. One can only wait so long, however.
I have already deduced that the greatest strength of our movement is its message of adoration, subservience and its provision of care and support for those in power. Thus, I wanted to make as decisive an entrance as possible in order to set you all on the path to the unquestioning obedience to me that constitutes your only hope of attaining even the lowest parts of the upper realms.
Coming to earth under tenuous circumstances I have wondered why God called me to serve as your new center of worship and how much time you should be given to get on with the job at hand. In other words, where are my presents, for Christ’s sake? Where the gold? The frankincense? The myrrh? Get with it you children of the serpent, you spawn of vipers! If Jesus had known how to invest his collateral effectively he would already have been set for life at my age. But, I digress … I shall partake of my gripe water and then continue in a gentler frame of mind.
First of all, I am truly sorry that the details of my conception have hurt so many people. So much emotion has been expressed from love and support to hatred and condemnation, and that’s just my aunts and uncles! I accept them all and take full responsibility for the choices that were made concerning my somewhat unconventional start in life. I will only mention that alcohol was involved. Expensive watches don’t just go missing by themselves, after all.
However, Mommy wants me to emphasize that no one at Headquarters took part in any cover up to “protect” my situation. No one was fired for unjust cause or to keep my situation hidden. Especially not Tossa. And nobody tried to mislead Aunt Heather in any way whatsoever. My team of nannies has been nothing short of a miracle doing so much with so little. They are a great group of dedicated sisters who know their place and do their best and I am proud to have given them the opportunity to serve under me. It comforts me to know that every poopy diaper I present them with is a chance for them to earn eternal merit.
I understand that some of you have theological questions: Are my parents really blessed? What did grandma know and when did she know it? Where can I purchase a bootleg copy of Crimson Sketches? Is it true that my half-sister had Alistair’s head served up on a platter as a reward for a ballroom dancing performance? What’s all this about the Six Marys, nudge, nudge, wink, wink? Was Cain’s wife Norwegian by any chance? What’s with the funny hats? I am willing and able to answer all such questions, but it will have to wait until after my bath.
Beloved brothers and sisters! Scum of the Earth! Eternal underlings! I respectfully salute you. You may bow.
I know that Earth will be blessed under my tough-but-fair leadership. We have all been dealt a different set of cards (I happen to have received the King and you all happen to have received Jokers) and it is my prayer that we can become a loving community knowing that we are all trying our best, especially me. Thank you once again for the last five months and may Thor and Hananim smile upon you and your families.
Prince of Peace, King of the Vikings, Your Lord and Master
Age five months
Maria and I feel we need to respond to this letter because of the deep sense of betrayal and hurt that many, perhaps most, of us feel over what has happened. Your letter and In Jin Nim’s written and verbal communications have only deepened that hurt.
We do value the substantial contribution that you have made to Lovin’ Life. Your music was heartfelt and beautiful. We also value the new life that In Jin Nim infused into the American church and the excitement of many second gen who had, until a few years ago, distanced themselves from the church. There was much that was positive and healing about In Jin Nim’s ministry. She has indeed touched our lives.
Nonetheless, as Hyung Jin Nim said to us at the Manhattan Center recently, we need to recognize that “sin is sin.” In addition to the deep pain your relationship has reportedly caused True Parents, all the wonderful good that you have done among us has been seriously compromised by the clear difference between what In Jin Nim represented to us in her sermons and other communications and what she actually did in her personal life over the past year or so. She called on us to live by a much more principled standard than she herself was apparently prepared to live by. Please try to understand how painful the revelation of this inconsistency has proved to be for our whole community. And please try to understand how much it hurts to see our children — in whom we have invested many tears and for whom In Jin Nim had recently given us reason to hope — distance themselves again from the church because of your sin.
How can we all heal? If either or both of you had repented for the harm you have done, that could have contributed to healing. Unfortunately, in your communications you have both sought to justify your unprincipled position instead. You have both rubbed salt in the wounds of our community by emphasizing how happy you are in this relationship that has devastated our community.
Both of you accuse your blessed spouses of being abusive and appear to accept no responsibility whatsoever in your public communications for the failures in those relationships. We cringe at the example this sets for our young people, most of whom face challenges in their own blessed relationships. What a contrast to In Jin Nim’s inspiring message of July 1 of this year to the 8000 couples on their 30th anniversary in which she encouraged couples on their path of creating an “I-deal family.” In retrospect, does In Jin Nim now gag on those words — and on the many others she uttered with apparent sincerity from the national pulpit at the Manhattan Center?
Ben, it would have been better if neither of you had written these slap-in-the-face letters publicly seeking to justify your unprincipled, unjustifiable position. They caused us all — and surely True Parents — additional pain. Maria and I would have remained silent if you had not written these letters; we have no heart to accuse or judge you because you are our brother and True Sister whom we love and pray for. But your public stance attempting to justify this sin festers these wounds and thus demands a public response.
Michael & Maria Kiely
Like predicted, Ben is again attacking Patricia Lorentzen for being “abusive” and claims he has never been unfaithful to her, though it is a well-known fact that he had numerous affairs during their marriage.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love, support, well wishes and congratulations.
Some have expressed surprise and shock about my relationship to In Jin Moon, and many of you have many questions. Please understand that I didn’t make a statement earlier out of respect for True Father’s Seung Hwa Ceremony.
I want to say that I am truly sorry if I hurt anyone. I take full responsibility for my actions.
In Jin Moon and I consider ourselves a blessed couple. Not everyone agrees with this. Nevertheless; we are in a committed relationship before God, True Parents and the world. We have a healthy baby boy and we feel he is a miracle to us, late in life.
I was first blessed in 92, but due to escalation of abusive behavior I separated from my ex-wife in 2000 and notified the church in Norway of our separation. During eight years of marriage, I never cheated on her. She filed for divorce in France, and I signed, but unknown to me the papers were not submitted. I therefore filed for divorce in 2011 from Norway and it is now finalized. My ex-wife told me that she has tried twice to find someone she can be with and I wish her all the best, but I ask that she stops using my last name.
It is my sincere hope that the details of my personal life does not take away from the good work at Lovin Life Ministries that was done over the last four years.
I want to make one thing very clear: there was no cover up. Nobody on In Jin Nims staff knew of our relationship. Only a few friends knew that In Jin and I intended to be together. No one, except immediate family, knew the nature of our relationship or that we had a baby. Some people’s claim in this regard is false and misleading.
I do believe that happy families are the cornerstones of a peaceful world. Content people do not need to throw accusations at anybody. I too, I’m working on my spiritual growth and maturity. I do believe that there is hope for everyone as long as we try our best.
I feel incredibly lucky to have been given this opportunity to come to the US and meet so many wonderful people. I see myself as the luckiest person on the planet to be with someone as wonderful as In Jin Moon to work together towards the ideal of building happy families. No matter what the world says I feel like nothing can match the blessing of being with her.
I saw how she transformed the movement here in the US. I saw how she and her team reached out to and got people of all ages excited. I saw how they embraced those who felt out of place, unworthy and downtrodden and how they uplifted them with love, empathy and care. I saw how women were encouraged to take up leadership positions and how everybody was urged to be compassionate, excellent and confident human beings who respect the proud legacy of True Parents. As a musician, having grown up in this movement, being able to canvas all genres in music at a Sunday service was inspiring and truly revolutionary. I am very proud of In Jin Moon and of the team around her and what they managed to accomplish. It has been a privilege for me to work so closely with brothers and sister at Headquarters. They are some of the best people I’ve known.
I wish Hyung Jin Moon great success as the new leader for USA.
May God bless you all
Wife of Bill Gertz, Debra Gertz, tells her side of the In Jin-Alistair affair:
Jamal did you ask me how long I knew about the IJ and Alistair Farrant affair? I have known about it since about 2004. When my daughter was blessed to Alistair’s son and the young couple moved in with the Farrants, Alistair began a relationship with IJ to work on music together. My daughter witnessed a very unusual Thanksgiving dinner in which IJ invited the Farrant family to her home for Thanksgiving dinner including my daughter. Conviently, JS was not present. IJ wore a very low cut top and my daughter said she felt like IJ was seducing Alistair right in front of his wife and family. Alistair ate it up. IJ and Alistair began spending night and day together after that, crying on each others shoulders about their spouses and the church and making music together. Alistair was craving this kind of recognition for his music work and IJ wanted to use his talent and talk to him about her problems and issues she didn’t like about the church and probably her husband. They created CD’s of music they wrote and IJ sang and Ali edited and helped write the music. IJ used those to travel to church centers and ask for help to get Dr. Pak out of prison. It was obvious at that time that IJ and JS had some kind of open marriage or arrangement because JS didn’t care much that IJ was spending night and day with Alistair. Hyo Jueng, Alistairs wife and her children on the other hand minded very much. IJ didn’t care about that. She accused Hyo Jueng of being a bad wife. Alistair actually was the first one to help start the music ministry for LLM. IJ made him VP of the Manhanttan Center. He moved into the Manhanttan Center and abandoned his wife and children. He told them: I want to live for IJ. For weeks before that he would go off with IJ and not tell anyone where he was or what he was doing. His wife would find hotel bills and things like Viagra in his briefcase and the only person his wife knew Alistair was with was IJ. Later on maybe a year later after LLM began, Ben Lorentzen came onto the LLM scene. Some say it was IJ that invited him. Alistair became jealous. Someone said there was even some physical blows given to Ben from Ali, when Ali found out that Ben was sleeping with IJ. Someone must have asked him to leave LLM and he may have been paid off to keep quiet because poof he is gone and no one has seen or heard much of him.
Ian Farrant, son of Alistair Farrant, shares his heart with Patricia Lorentzen and reveals the validity of the affair between his father and In Jin. Also, a following comment reveals that Debra Gertz, his former mother-in-law, also validated these claims.