Posts tagged Sun Myung Moon
Posts tagged Sun Myung Moon
By Harold Paine and Birgit Gratzer
The organization of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon is seeking a major role in the NGO community at the United Nations. Three Moon groups have been granted formal NGO status and others have applied. The Moon organization has used the UN for conferences and for publicity events. Moon has held a mass-wedding in a UN conference room. A new Moon-sponsored “umbrella group,” known as the World Association of NGOs (WANGO), proposes itself as an authentic voice of the NGO community.
The Moon organization (1) commands considerable financial resources. It has held lavish conferences, with participants from many countries. A number of government missions have lent their support. Dozens of well-known scholars, NGO representatives, politicians and diplomats have unwittingly taken part.
At a time when many are asking questions about who NGOs represent and what role they should have in global governance, we must carefully examine this newcomer, especially since it lays claim to broad international legitimacy. (2)
The Moon organization, as we shall show, is a strange admixture of religion, politics and business. It has confounded tax and oversight authorities by doing much of its financial transactions in cash and by using the mantle of religious freedom to shield itself from scrutiny. (3)
Before turning to details about Moon activities at the UN, we will review general information from public sources about the Moon organization and its operating methods. We draw on many major media, books and journal articles, a report of the US Congress and extensive web-based information, as well as Moon publications and web sites. In the subsequent report about the Moon organization at the UN, we also draw on a number of interviews as well as primary documents.
Ewha scandal on video
UC historians try to hide the Moon sex scandals. Changing genders from female to male is one way they operate. (Moon liked the women.)
The President of Ewha Woman’s University at the time of the Moon sex scandal was Dr. Helen Kim (also known as Kim Hwal-lan), Dr. 金活蘭. All the students were female, and probably most of the staff such as Won Pok Choi and Young Oon Kim. So it was female students who were visiting Moon. The ‘Woman’s’ part of the University name has been omitted from the story below.
Now see what a trusted senior UC lecturer, who travels the world to keep members bamboozled, has written:
Seven Deaths and Resurrections
Jin Hung Yong
December 19, 2009, Headquarters Church, Seoul
After Hungnam, Father was imprisoned again in Seodaemun prison in 1955. From July 4 until October 4, he was held in the Seodaemun prison. The reason he was imprisoned this time was because there was a big flack raised about many students from Yonsei and Ewha Universities who were following him, and therefore got expelled from school. This was shortly after the Korean War finished and Ewha and Yonsei Universities were both missionary schools, made by American missionaries in Korea — very strong Christians.
The whole country was very poor, in a poor state at the end of the war. When Father was speaking many people were listening to what he said. There were 800 students in the dormitories at the colleges and they all were moved by what Father was saying. These 800 students started coming regularly to hear Father speak. At the Christian university (Ewha), the president of the university, President Kim, was very perplexed at what kind of religion could draw 800 of his students. He sent some professors to go find out what kind of place it was.
There were six [professors sent]. Yun Yong Yang was one of the professors. She was also very moved by what Father had to say. She said “This is not a regular message. This is from God. Now I understand why our students are going to the Unification Church.” She told the president of the college, “All of us need to go this way — follow the Unification Church.” The president of the college was worried that if the whole Korean country became Unificationist, they wouldn’t receive any support from Christian United States any more.
He sent some more of his best professors — Chung Hwa Han, Won Bok Choi, Jung Ho Lee. Every one of them came back to him and said, “You need to believe what this man is teaching.” He took out his last hidden card. He had a professor whom he had raised as his student and then who had studied in America and had come back — Young Oon Kim. He sent this professor to hear Father.
At this time, Young Oon Kim was being raised to be the next president of the university. She had major stomach problems at that time and her health was not very good. So Young Oon Kim also went to hear what Father was saying but she did not go inside the church; she listened through the open window. All morning she listened and she was also very moved. She stayed and listened through the afternoon and her mind began to change. She stayed and listened for three days and she was convinced that this was the word of God. She joined the church.
The president of the university was very distressed. He fired the six professors who had become members of the church and kicked out seventeen students who had joined the church. These six professors and seventeen students became very loyal followers of True Parents.
Here is the next gender changer:
Unification Church poet and historian, Mr. Kwang Yol Yoo has been director of the Cultural Department at our church’s headquarters in Seoul for 27 years. He joined the Unification Church in December 1954 in Seoul. A graduate in modern literature and Korean literature from Seoul National University, Mr. Yoo has also been president of the Sung Wha Publishing Company. Three books of his poetry have been published, and he is currently compiling Unification Church history. One of the 430 couples, he and his wife and five children; two daughters are blessed with Americans, Richard Cohen and Tom Field.
Kwang Yol Yoo wrote:
“Father was arrested about that time [July 1955]. One of the charges was keeping people illegally for three days. It happened because one person witnessed to a friend, and this friend did not become a member. He reported to the police that he had been kept there.”
From New Hope News Vol 2. No. 2 Feb 8th 1975, page 13
Yoo has changed the facts. It was a 22-year-old female university student.
Dong A Ilbo, July 6th 1955
“According to the investigative reports, he did not follow military conscription procedure and also overstated his age at 43 rather than 36. [The reports said] it was found that he illegally imprisoned a student for three days and forced her to adopt the new religion.”
Robert B. Boettcher and Gordon L. Freedman, “Gifts of Deceit”
“Moon was jailed for three months in 1955 by South Korean authorities on charges reported by newspapers and government agencies as draft evasion, forgery, “pseudo-religion,” and false imprisonment of a university coed compelled to adopt his religion.”
Moon was arrested on July 4th on suspicion of violation of military law, adultery and illegal detention of a Yonsei University 22-year-old female student for three days.
The charge of ‘illegal detention’ against Moon is correct.
Here Moon’s second wife, Chong-hwa Kim 金鐘和 from Pyongyang, has been changed into a man. (Jong is the more modern way of writing Chong.) Mr. Nah is also a woman, not a man:
Se-hyun Ok’s Testimony published in Tongil Segye, September 1977
Mrs. Ok [or Oak] was born in Pyongyang, North Korea. A deacon in her Christian church, she and her husband, [an] elder in the same church, had two sons and four daughters. This interview explores the early struggling days of the Unification Church. [Mrs Ok started following Moon in 1946.]
Question: I’ve heard that the police thought those meetings were like the Bokjungkyo Church (a sect of Christianity known as the “Inside Belly Church”) and detained Father at the police station…
Answer: Yes. There was a Christian sect in Pyongyang called Bokjungkyo Church, whose leader was Mrs. Ho Ho Bin. They were keeping beautiful garments for the Lord of the Second Coming in a big room. Eventually this rumor reached the police, who detained the leader and confiscated the garments. Because the police thought of our meetings also as the same sect, [in August 1946] they detained Father at the police station for three months. In the prison, Father sent a secret letter for the leader of Bokjungkyo Church in which he wrote, “Please deny temporarily your Bokjungkyo Church! Then you can be released.”
But because this secret letter was found by a prison warden, Father was severely tortured with much blood shed and three teeth broken. At first, Father was at a Mr. Nah’s home, but after being released from prison he moved to Mr. Jong Hwa Kim’s house.
These are two women, Choi-sup Nah and Mrs Chong-hwa Kim. On October 31, 1946 Moon was taken to the house of Mrs Chong-hwa Kim and her husband, who was called Chong Myong-sun.
In February 1948 Chong Myong-sun reported his wife to the police because of her relationship with Moon. (Kim and Moon were preparing for their wedding on March 1st. Moon’s mother and brother came to Pyongyang for the event.) Kim and Moon were arrested. Soon after, Mrs Chong-hwa Kim was jailed for bigamy in the same trial when Moon was found guilty and sentenced to five years in Hungnam prison. Moon was not executed at Hungnam because he was not a political prisoner.
To find out the correct genders in the above story, see Michael Breen ‘Sun Myung Moon, the early years’ pages 79-80. For clues about the wedding see pages 86-87.
Can you trust Rev. Jin Hun Yong or Mr. Kwang Yol Yoo to tell the truth? What other facts have they changed to hide Moon’s dirty stuff? What else have they not told you?
The July 1955 trial. “Misleading women into fornication through eloquence”. Left to right: Won-pil Kim, Hyo-Young Eu, Hyo-min Eu and Moon.
Sun Myung Moon , March 3, 1976
When I went to the Sodaemun prison… . at the time of the Ewha and Yonsei Universities incident, they would have melted in my hands in six months, but this Hwal-lan Kim [Helen Kim] … She has become a ruined Hwal-lan Kim. [Laughter.] She will be in fine shape in the spirit world! Now you will understand what I am saying. Without something special, would I have a power to melt away in a few months what she established through dozens of years of hard work? This is not done through power of Reverend Moon, but of God.
They now see that the man who had such ability at that time can now work in America with the same ability. Therefore, instead of wasting thirty years, if Ewha University and Yonsei University had united and the established churches had supported me, the world would have come into God’s hands. God has such power. Do you understand this? [Yes.]
Sun Myung Moon , May 1, 2001
Translated from the original Korean transcript of Father’s words to assembled leaders at the victory celebration for the fifty-state speaking tour of the United States, at East Garden….
The most serious problem was the Ewha scandal. If I had established my foundation centering on the college campuses, I would have easily led the Christians. It would not have been a problem. There were three women opposing me with support from the Korean government. Maria Park, Francesca Rhee and Helen Kim. It was historic. The whole scandal was historic.
So all those foundations made by the heavenly side were lost and I was driven away. In such a difficult situation, I had to solve all the problems of humanity during my lifetime on earth. Do you understand? Not in the tens of generations after me, but in my lifetime. Since Adam could not succeed in his lifetime, I had to indemnify all of human history and bring victory in my own lifetime. You have no idea how suffocated I felt at that time. Please think about that.
There was nobody I could reach out to for help. There was only God. Even God was not in a position to help me. I had to comfort Him instead. God could not help me. If He had helped me, would Satan have kept quiet? Since I lost the entire Christian foundation because Christians and Jews had not fulfilled their responsibility, I alone had to build the new foundation from the bottom, for forty years… forty years centering on Mother. Our couple had to restore all the mistakes of Adam’s family and the four thousand years of the prolonged history of restoration during forty years of our lives….
We had long roads to walk, rivers and oceans to cross. We had incredible obstacles to break through. We had to solve all the problems for ourselves. That is why we needed to set up conditions of indemnity. Representing the entire world, we had to set up the offering table by ourselves and fight against Satan. Satan opposed our offerings; and God could not accept our offerings regardless of His desire. Without God’s help, I alone had to set up the victorious foundation for God to come down to earth and claim His right of ownership. Our church members must understand this point clearly. Unification Church leaders do not understand that we have to sanctify all of history on the altar of the Total Living Offering.
At this time, you need to make the Total Living Offering… You, rascals! Do you think I set this up as some kind of memorial day title? We are changing the destiny of human history. None of you really understands its seriousness. So I have set up conditions on your behalf to liberate God. Korea alone is not enough of a condition or foundation. The mission of the third Israel is to build the providential foundation of having embraced and absorbed the United States.
Sun Myung Moon , January 1, 1986, Chung Pa Dong Church, Seoul, Korea
The relationship between Korea and America right after the Second World War was similar to that between Israel and Rome respectively; however, America had inherited the tradition of Israel. Although the pagan nation of Rome tyrannized Israel and tried to destroy it, the godly nation of America should have assisted Korea to become a leading nation of the world. In doing so, America could have indemnified the failure of the Israelites to establish a foundation to unite with Jesus.
Instead of uniting under the will of God, Korean Christians united in persecuting our church. If the administrations of Ewha and Yonsei universities — representing the first generation of Christianity — had accepted and united with the students who became Unification Church members — representing the second generation — instead of dismissing them, the government of Korea would have surrendered to the Unification Church. If the Christians in the Abel position had been united among themselves, the government, in the Cain position, would have become one with them automatically. If the Korean government and Christianity had followed God’s providence and accepted True Father and his bride, a God-centered four-position foundation would have been formed at that time. Korea would have become a nation centered on restored Christianity. The ideal of the True Parents would have begun on that strong foundation. That would have been the take-off point for one unified world to begin.
If the American missionaries centered in Korea had been able to become one among themselves, and if the nation of America had been able to become one with those missionaries, then Korea and America eventually could also have been united.
Instead, President Syngman Rhee, Maria Park, who was a powerful person under him, and Helen Kim, the president of Ewha University, became the key persons who persecuted Father. This persecution led to his imprisonment. Syngman Rhee and Maria Park later died miserable deaths. Because of the opposition of the government and Christianity, I had to go to jail. Everything was lost, and the providence of indemnity to relieve God’s grief and pain from 6000 years of history had to begin again.
When I knew that the foundation of faith for the Second Coming had collapsed, what was my responsibility? I had to take all the responsibility — not only for Korea and for Christianity — but also for America.
Sun Myung Moon , January 26, 2002, Kona, Hawaii
Giving the blessing to the criminal and saints in the brothers and sisters position (in 1998, Madison Square Garden): suppose there is a tidal wave, and in that water murderers and saints drown together. Will they hate each other at that moment, or try to help each other? That is why I am putting them on the same line and blessing them together. So God is liberated, and so your work serves to liberate God. In that priceless era, if someone is a murderer, if he helped a saint be saved, then the murderer can be forgiven.
Helen Kim and Maria Pak, the wife of the president of Ewha Women’s University and the wife of Syngman Rhee, almost succeeded in destroying our church in the 1950s. The time is different now. No national level law can take care of Kim Il Sung. He fell into hell, where even Hitler hated him. Stalin was wandering around; Hitler was not in hell, but Kim Il Sung was in hell. I am not a nationalist. Because Satan feels miserable, he knows what God wants, in this last era he will not reject God’s wish, to restore and forgive and bless everyone. No one but True Parents ever thought like this, and gave it to humanity in heaven and on earth.
They were all blessed together, so the criminals, including Satan, have to listen to the saints. I opened the gate for everyone. I got rid of the gate of hell. Everyone was set free — Hitler, Mussolini, Kim Il Sung. Americans should study Rev. Moon. The former Prime Ministers of Japan were told what to do but didn’t do it, so they added more burdens. The same applies to Maria Pak and Helen Kim — I told what to do, but didn’t do it. All of humanity was supposed to be children of God, so to secure them, I have to do something. Hence I have mixed them up and gave the blessing.
In Sang Hun Lee’s message, God asked me to do work in his behalf. That is how serious I am. To liberate the physical world and spirit world, I am serious. If I fail, God’s restoration will fail, so I was so serious.
List Of 34 Spirit Persons Who Were Blessed On June 13, 1998 at Madison Square Gardens by Moon.
By: Kazuto Nishijima (Japanese NM in Austria)
20. Hwal Ahn Kim. [Helen Kim] In the early days of the Unification Church, the early 1950s, many Christian leaders in Korea strongly opposed Father. Most notorious was Mrs. Kim, Hwa-Lan, president of Ewha Women’s University. She made the final decision to expel our women leaders, Mrs. Gil Ja Sa Eu, Young Whi Kim’s wife, Dr. Won Bok Choi, Dr. Young Oon Kim, etc.
21. Maria Pak. Wife of the Vice-President of Korea, was also Vice-President of Ewha under Kim. Her name is Mary (or Maria) Pak. This was under Syngman Rhee’s presidency. She abused her power to persecute us, which led Father to Sodaemun prison. She mobilized five government ministers to destroy Father and the Unification Church. But when the trial was over, Father was acquitted as completely innocent. The country may not be fully aware, but the court record exists. Korean Christianity did that much evil against Father, representing Christianity in general, and especially the American missionaries who were working with Mary Pak. The American missionaries also worked with President Helen Kim, and they influenced American Christianity too against Father.
Mary Jane Despres
December 27, 1999
Redeemed 20th century notorious Historical Criminals and Providential National Leaders
President of Korea - Syngman Rhee and his wife
President of Ewha University - Hwal-Ahn Kim [Helen Kim] and her husband
Vice-president of Ewha University - Maria Pak and her husband, Ki Boong Lee
President of South Korea - Park Chung Hee and his wife
President of the United States - Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie
President of the United States - Richard Nixon and Pat
Okay, I know that if you are a Moonie or ex-Moonie you know that the Divine Principle (DP) clearly state God gave all of mankind free will. You know that because it has been repeated to no end during every DP workshop and you’ve read it every time you studied the DP. So here is a question you should ponder, which deals with much of the Unification Church’s theology and practice.
Now… this is really a big question, that which concerns free will, the DP and the matching:
Why did God give mankind free will?
For what purpose does free will exist at all? The DP clearly tells us that free will exists for the sole purpose of love, because love cannot exist, act or multiply without it. Many a lecturer over the years has been known to give the analogy of a relationship with God centered on love based on our free will or a relationship where we are pre-programmed to worship God, thus being on the level of a robot to God. We were told countless times during DP lecture series that God could not interfere in the fall for if he did, he would be taking away our free will. God created the cosmos because he wanted to love and receive love, but taking away our free will would be defeating the whole purpose of creation, WHICH IS LOVE. Taking away our free will would be counter to His purpose of creation.
So, then, if God had the good sense to understand that love can only exist, act and multiply through one’s free will, then why in God’s name did Rev. Moon insist on taking away the free will of his own children by arranging through a matching who they would marry? I thought free will was God’s gift to mankind for the purpose of love? Isn’t marriage the ultimate expression of love between two adults?
SMM never really understood what love was or he never would have insisted that he and he alone should choose who we all became betrothed to. If we sinners who were not born of his own flesh and blood needed to suffer an indemnity-marriage in order to become true children of God, thus groveling at his feet begging for a spouse we were unworthy of, then this raises another question. Dear UC leaders, try to explain why SMM didn’t allow his own flesh and blood children to choose their own spouses from their own free will based on who they fell in love with and who reciprocated their love?
Young Jin and his poor wife were the victims of the twisted distorted misunderstanding and application of SMM’s own teachings about love, free will and the purpose of life.
So, Young Jin’s sister is demonizing the wrong person for her brother’s misery and suicide. She should place the blame where it belongs, squarely on the shoulders of her own messed up father and mother for thinking they could arrange his love life for him!
Please, think about what you have been taught and then look very hard at the application of those principles. Everything SMM did he did counter to what he taught. Could it be because he didn’t actually believe his own teachings? His children don’t seem to believe in his Divine Principles very much either.
Moon with Ewha students and professors in May 1956 at the one year reunion.
The Ewha University scandal of 1955 and Moon’s arrest in July in Seoul, with some context.
A: MEDIA REPORTS
Kyonghyang-sinmun, July 5th 1955
“Ministry of Culture and Education recognizes the Unification Church as a sagyo (wicked religion) while the Unification Church denies it.”
Seoul-sinmun, July 6th 1955
Moon “Misleading women into fornication through eloquence”.
Dong A Ilbo, July 6th 1955
“According to the investigative reports, he did not follow military conscription procedure and also overstated his age at 43 rather than 36. [The reports said] it was found that he illegally imprisoned [a 22-year-old female student] for three days and forced her to adopt the new religion.”
Seoul-sinmun, July 7th 1955
“Four married women were violated” by Moon or Unificationists.
Dong A Ilbo, July 14th 1955
“Evidence of some seven incidents of adultery with female adherents has come to light” but that prosecution could not proceed unless husbands filed complaints. Five followers of Moon were also reported to have been arrested. (Quoted by Robert Boettcher in “Gifts of Deceit” on page 353.)
Segae newspaper, March 18th 1957, May 13th 1957 and May 20th 1957
Articles alleged Moon to have had ‘orgies’ with 70 female students.
Robert B. Boettcher and Gordon L. Freedman, “Gifts of Deceit”
“Rumors reached the American Embassy that Moon was a ritual womanizer. Reportedly, young girls underwent sexual initiation into his cult; he would thus purge them of the Satanic spirits that inhabited Eve and lead them to the Divine Principle. He was jailed for three months in 1955 by South Korean authorities on charges reported by newspapers and government agencies as draft evasion, forgery, “pseudo-religion,” and false imprisonment of a university coed compelled to adopt his religion.”
“A third jailing in 1955 reportedly was for ‘causing social disorder’ and having bad morals stemming from ritual sex with women in his church.” (published 1975 or earlier)
Newsweek June 14th 1976
“In 1948, Moon was arrested in North Korea for what his followers say were his religious and anti-Communist activities; his opponents maintain he was jailed for practicing ritual sex. … Seven years later, after he had fled south during the Korean War and founded his Uniﬁcation Church, Moon once again ran afoul of the authorities. According to the Rev. John E.W. Kim, a Presbyterian pastor whose church was near Moon’s church in Pusan at the time, ‘Part of Moon’s theology was that women converts could only be purified by sleeping with him.’”
B: ACCOUNTS BY UNIFICATIONISTS
Besides Moon, UC leaders Hyo-won Eu, Won-pil Kim, Hyo-young Eu, Hyo-min Eu and Sung-shil Choi were all imprisoned—Hyo-won Eu listed them in his diary. Kwang-yol Yoo, Young-oon Kim, Gil Ja Sa Eu and Won-pok Choi all witnessed the events and wrote sanitized accounts about the scandal.
Mrs. Gil Ja Sa Eu (one of the Ewha students, who was later married to Hyo-won Eu) wrote: “… fourteen of us were called to the office of the Dean of Students [at Ewha University]. The Dean told us, ‘The Unification Church is heresy, and they dance around in the nude. You mustn’t go there.’ We answered, ‘We haven’t even danced fully clothed, much less nude. If we wanted to dance, we would go to a dance hall. Why should we go to church to dance?’ But she said, ‘That’s not true. You don’t know because you’re not in very deeply yet. If you keep going, they will make you take your clothes off and dance.’ (from ‘My Testimony’—an essay in the UTS Library)
Kwang-yol Yoo (Joined in December 1954. He wrote about UC history): Later we learned that the top university staff and the top government officials, they were all in the same Christian power group and had all decided to completely destroy the Unification Church. … Everything bad that could be imagined was attributed to the Unification Church. For instance, in our church there was no basement, but people said in our church men and women stood around naked in the basement. … Some rumors said that when you went to Uniﬁcation Church they took off your clothes.
In July Father was arrested and about that time two students from Yonsei University were dismissed, including Mr. Fong. But in the meantime there were many investigations by the police. The top police officials came to the church to investigate …
It was Monday, July 4, 1955. On that day policemen came… Father went to the police station with Mr. Eu, the late president of the Korean association, and Miss [Young-oon] Kim.
Hyo-won Eu: “We were interrogated for evading the draft and for illegally confining people.”
Kwang-yol Yoo: Then the next morning when they saw the newspaper, there were big headlines that Mr. Moon of the Uniﬁcation Church was arrested. That was the topic of discussion in all society at that time.
Hyo-won Eu: “we all went to a tea house. We bought all the newspapers. The story in the papers was very dirty…
Kwang-yol Yoo: The church became like a funeral home. The next day Mr. Won-pil Kim was arrested. And the next day Mr. Eu’s own brother, and Mr. Eu’s cousin – two Mr. Eu’s – were arrested at the police station. One week later Mr. Eu himself was arrested. And so five top association officials were arrested.
When we went to see Father we always shook hands at first. Then the jail guard warned us not to shake hands. He said it’s a regulation that a prisoner cannot shake hands with outside people because they fear that they might exchange some secret message while they are shaking hands. But when we went to see Father, we always took something to bribe the guard, many times like a pack of cigarettes. But Korean Christians don’t smoke and sometimes they won’t even touch tobacco. So it was our first time to do such a thing. When we gave a pack of cigarettes, the guard at first refused. I did not know what to do with the refused cigarette box, but Father grabbed it and gave it to the guard, almost threw it at him.
Hyo-won Eu: “July 10th: Investigator Oh and Chief Investigator Kim came to arrest me. … When I got there, Hyo-min [Eu] and Hyo-yung [Eu] were there, being investigated.
July 13th: With 30 other prisoners, we were sent to the West Gate prison. Some time after midnight, we arrived at Building 6, Ward 9, Cell 380.”
July 29th 1955: So finally 22 days passed since our arrest, and we were brought to trial. The first trial was at 10:00 at the local courtroom in Seoul, courtroom 4. The judge was Hak No Yoon. He was actually the chief judge. In the afternoon session, Judge Se Yong Kang gave the following sentence: ‘Teacher [Moon], 2 years; Hyo-won [Eu], 2 years; the other members 1 year each.’”
Kwang-yol Yoo: So at the end of the defense, all the charges were dropped except those of not going to the army.
The above quotes are from: Father’s Life by Kwang-yol Yoo (Talk given on August 28, 1974 at Upshur House, Washington, D.C. From New Hope News 1975), and Excerpts from the Diary of Mr. Hyo-won Eu from 1955 (From Tong-il Segye, July 1980).
Robert W. Roland (He testified to the Fraser Committee investigation of Moon and the UC in 1978):
“Moon was eventually charged and jailed but was ultimately released when the young girls, in their misplaced shame, refused to testify publicly. …”
C: FURTHER ACCOUNTS FROM UNIFICATIONISTS
Young-oon Kim: “Two women teachers from Ewha University had studied Divine Principle, and one of them introduced it to me. Then she began attracting many students to it as well. Since I, their teacher, had already accepted Divine Principle, they felt it must be true. Having no predetermined theology of their own, they were quite open to new teachings. They spread the message among their fellow students and brought them to our lectures. Most of them lived in dormitories, and rumors of our work spread quickly. School authorities began to wonder if this were an unhealthy, fanatical movement. Worse, if it continued to spread quickly it would be impossible to control. So they began to put pressure on the faculty and students. Ewha’s President, Helen Kim, said to me: ‘Do you really have to throw yourself into this movement? Can’t you just study it in a detached and objective way, like other movements?’”
Won-pok Choi: “I was exposed to our Church as Dean of Students at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. At that time, many brilliant students from the campus would go to a very strange group of Christians. The rumor was spreading; the school was very watchful. Dr. Young-oon Kim was sent from her department and I from mine to save the girls from “falling prey to that hated group.” Dr. Kim, a graduate from three theological seminaries, gave strong debate. A theological battle was fought; after a certain time she yielded and accepted. At that time she had an unknown sickness which no doctor could define. When she would come to the Church, the sickness would be gone. But when she doubted, it came back with acute pain, as if it were a warning signal against her negativity.
Fourteen people joined the movement. All fourteen received the gifts of speaking in tongues or prophecy. We went through great tribulation. The school branded us as heretics. It gave us the alternative: if you want to belong to the Church, then you must leave school. The Korean Constitution grants religious freedom. At the school there were daughters of sorcerers and daughters of atheists, but we were branded as heretics… I can so vividly recollect all that took place in those days. As you can well imagine, negative parents filed a court case. We were under government investigation; the established churches called us heretics out of sheer jealousy and the Education Ministry branded us as a dangerous religious cult. And Father was sought for arrest.
… I was a collected, reasonable woman. I never believed in anything until it came to me as my own personal experience. Having attended missionary schools, I took the sermons as words of discipline and moral teaching because I had no personal experience with God. And I never had meaningful dreams. But after joining the movement I had dream after dream. If I didn’t understand it, it would come in succession until I did.”
Won-pil Kim: “New people thought that Mr. Eu was the teacher, or the greatest master. They had no idea that Father was the master. For one thing, Mr. Eu was six years older than Father, and moreover, Father dressed very casually without a necktie, and he seemed to be just an ordinary member. But after attending lectures for one or two days, guests could observe Mr. Eu’s attitude toward Father and recognize that Father was greater than Mr. Eu.
University students were coming and listening to lectures. The professors who came and listened to lectures were highly respected by the students, some of them being excellent professors and quite famous. One teacher who had been seeking for truth in Christianity, and communism, was unable to find any of the answers he sought, then he came to hear Principle. He was so deeply moved by the lecture. Sitting beside him during the lecture, I could observe his attitude; he was so joyful that he kept hitting his leg! Until that time, he had never had any spiritual experiences, but while hearing Principle, he began to feel a burning fire, like electricity, entering his head and spreading even to his fingers. Even though it was a spiritual experience, his fingers were actually burned.
One Christian who never had any spiritual experiences in the Christian church was lifted up by a strong spiritual force while listening to Principle and carried for some distance! These were the kinds of phenomena that were occurring at that time.
There were professors and students from Ewha University coming to our church and joining. Ewha was a Methodist-run university and the largest women’s university in Korea. Women students usually stayed in the dormitories, and in order to come to the church, they would have to make some excuse, such as going to the public bath. Mrs. Won-bok Choi, Miss Young-oon Kim, and Mrs. Yoon joined the family from those days. Many women who became wives of the 36 blessed couples joined at that time.
… The church had begun in Pyongyang, went down to Pusan, and then to Seoul. Rumors followed this same route, from Pyongyang, to Pusan, to Seoul. Rumor that our church was a church that practiced fornication or adultery spread through these cities. … Rumor said that there were three different kinds of doors in the Unification Church: when you went through the first door you had to take off your jacket; upon entering the second door you had to take off more; and after passing through the third door you took off all your clothes and then committed adultery or fornication.
… In 1955, on July 4, Father was taken to jail. Four members, including myself, were put in jail with Father. … Father was taken to jail first, and the next day I was put into jail, and later the other members were arrested and then placed in the cell next to mine. … Later when we were transferred into Seodaemun Prison, we were placed in separate cells and were not permitted to talk to each other. … Each cell had a tiny window, and through this I could see Father and Mr. Eu, maybe 60 feet away. The window was high, so if I just stood up, I couldn’t really see Father, so I would climb on top of the toilet. Prison toilets are not like toilets now; rather it was just a round ceramic container, sitting on the floor. There was a cover, a square which fit over the top, so it was this cover I could stand on and see Father through the iron bars of the window.
After about three months, on October 4, Father was declared innocent and set free, along with the other three members. But I was sentenced and I had to continue my prison life alone. Father really worried about me, and he himself came to visit me in prison. He saw my situation in prison, and after that I received a really great blessing: one month after his visit, I was set free. It was on December 25, 1955.”
Young-oon Kim: “When a group of professors and students at Ewha Women’s University became followers of Reverend Moon, they were ordered either to leave the movement or be expelled from school. Since this act aroused venomous press criticism as a violation of religious freedom, the opposition began spreading vicious rumors that the new church was guilty of sexual immoralities. … In South Korea, Unification members were denounced by the established churches. Reverend Moon was condemned by some Presbyterians as a heretic.” (from her book “Unification Theology” 1980)
D: NON-UNIFICATIONIST COMMENTS
In 1955 Moon was still married to Sun-kil Choi, and he had a son with her called Sung-Jin. Adultery was then a criminal offense in Korea for which offenders were jailed. Sun-kil Choi could have had Moon jailed for adultery, but she did not. They divorced on January 8th 1957 and NOT before Myung-hee Kim gave birth to Moon’s son, Hee-jin Moon on August 17th 1955. The Unification Church has frequently given earlier dates for Moon’s divorce to counter the valid claims that Moon was an adulterer.
Jong-ok Kim: “I was a student at Ewha. Professor Han spoke to us about the Unification doctrines. She had become an enthusiastic believer. … At night we lit candles in the girls’ dorm and danced around them and discussed the church. … When Moon was finally arrested there was turmoil in the Unification Church. … Ten years later I heard Professor Han’s story. When she joined she had given all her money to Moon. Later she had got disillusioned because the promises she was given were all broken. She left the Church. Soon after she died in poverty. … I have vivid memories of those times.”
J Isamu Yamamoto, “The Puppet Master – an Inquiry into Sun Myung Moon and the UC”
Later, on July 4th, 1955, in Seoul the police imprisoned Moon and his chief members for three months. His indictment was initially draft dodging but later changed to “communal sex.” Most of his followers were men who had left their wives and were part of the new Unification community. Students and professors were expelled from their universities because of engaging in what were called “the scandalous rites of the Unification Church.” The charges were dropped, however, and Moon claims to have been persecuted because of the success of his church. His critics say that he was released because of his health which seems to have been in poor condition at the time.
What were the “rites” which caused so much controversy concerning the early days of the movement? Moon’s critics say that he gleaned ideas from Nam-joo Paek whose Theological Mountain at Wonsan he had visited prior to 1945. One of the more important ideas was “pikarume” or blood separation, a secret initiation rite. It is said that the female members of the Unification Church had to have intercourse with Moon in order to be purified. Later, intercourse between husbands and wives would purify the male members. Thereafter their offspring would be pure.
Moon’s married life is also controversial. Koreans refer to it as confusing and strange. Moon claims that he has only married once since his first wife, who failed to become the perfect wife. Others state that he has been married four times. His first wife was Sun Kil Choi, who bore him a son. His second marriage to a Miss Kim [Chong-hwa Kim in Pyongyang] is referred to by some Koreans as an arranged marriage. His third wife, Myung Hee Kim, supposedly bore him another son [Hee-jin Moon]. His fourth (or second) wife is Hak Ja Han, an eighteen year old high-school graduate at the time of their wedding in March of 1960.
James Bjornstad, “Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church”
“Following this, while still residing in North Korea [in 1948], Rev. Moon was sent to jail. His followers say that it was because of his anti-communism, while others say it was for bigamy and adultery.
… In 1955, he was arrested and placed in jail again, this time in South Korea. The government charged him with draft evasion and later with adultery and promiscuity. His followers explain how the moral charges occurred by stating that in the early years of the church, meetings were held in the homes of his followers, most of whom were women. Because the meetings would go until the early hours of the morning, rumors began to develop and spread that these were affairs.
On the other side, Rev. Won Il Chei, a leading Presbyterian minister in Seoul, says, ‘If we believe those who have gone into this group and come out, they say that one has to receive Sun Myung Moon’s blood to receive salvation. That blood is ordinarily received by three periods of sexual intercourse.’”
Robert W. Roland (He testified to the U.S. Fraser Committee in 1978): “Maria Pak was a woman of renown in 1945 Seoul by virtue of her marriage to the Vice President, and her position at Ewha Women’s College. She was also a close associate of Dr. Sa Hun Shin of Seoul National University (SNU). Both Maria and Dr. Shin were already aware of Moon’s reputation as one entranced by young women. Much like our own Bill Clinton, Moon likewise had trouble keeping his zipper zipped. Subsequently, scandals broke regarding Moon’s relationships with some of the wives of Ewha and Seoul National Universities’ professors, plus young students. …”
“According to SNU PhD, Dr. Sa-hun Shin, Moon was released from prison because the Korean women were too embarrassed to wash their dirty linen in open court. Meanwhile, Moon had already impregnated a young Miss M.H. Kim, but wisely had sent her off to Japan to give birth. During the next few years, Moon managed to stay out of any trouble with the law, but managed to becoming something of a laughing stock around Seoul among everyone, including the Christian establishments. Years later, I would sit in the office of Dr. Shin and hear a woman of that era tell of her sexual encounter with Moon, and I will never forget her answer when I asked her why she had sex with Moon? ‘Because I thought he was God!’”
Robert Parry: “1950s – Other allegations, including a woman who said she was disowned by her husband after having a child from Moon, and was left alone to raise the child herself without even any support from Moon.” http://www.reocities.com/craigmaxim/m-1a.html
David G Bromley, PhD and Anson D Shupe, PhD, “Moonies in America”
“The frequent charge of anti-UM spokesmen has been that Moon was repeatedly in trouble for sexual hijinks, specifically for his alleged ritual of pikarume (“cleansing of the blood”) in which Moon purportedly performed intercourse with each female initiate to purify her of the pollution she had inherited from Eve. The Korean National Council of Churches, representing various mainline Christian denominations, condemned the movement and refused it membership.”
Eileen Barker, PhD “The Making of a Moonie: Brainwashing or Choice?” (1984) pp. 42 and 265
“But the following year Moon was imprisoned again. The Unificationists say that this was on a trumped-up charge of draft evasion, but it has also been reported that he was charged with ‘injuring public morals’, or, according to another account, that ‘his indictment was initially draft dodging but was later changed to adultery and promiscuity.’ Similar rumors (which persist to this day in Korea)31 alleged that he was engaging in ritual sexual practices. … The Unification Church, however, persists in its assertion that Moon was never arrested on sexual charges.
Note 31 In conversations with scores of non-Unificationist Koreans the first information I have been given about the Unification Church has, in almost every instance, been that Moon engages (or has engaged) in immoral sexual practices with his followers.”
Frederick Sontag, PhD “Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church” (1977) pp. 87-88 and 97
He travelled to Korea in September 1976 to research the UC.
“I spent one day interviewing people outside the church through contacts I had made before leaving America. These varied from impartial ‘old Korea hands’ to bitter fearful, and hostile opponents who talked darkly of reprisals. … Interview with a non-church member: “At that time real bad rumors were going around about this Moon.” …
It is fascinating to see Sun Myung Moon receive intense devotion and love from his followers and at the same time draw derision bordering on hatred from those outside. In Korea, one even senses a fear, like one induced by the Mafia, among the opposition, and in this country the outspoken opponents speak of death threats.”
Comments of a Professor Kim (female) from Ewha University in Seoul who was teaching there at the time. (This is not Young-oon Kim from Ewha who joined the UC.)
Professor Kim said that the Moon and Unification Church sex scandal at the university was a huge problem, and that the reputation of the university was damaged for some years. A lot of young female students from Ewha were involved in the scandal. Professor Kim felt that their participation was not entirely for religious reasons. It was partly for the excitement, and partly because they were young people who were just being rebellious. Many of the families of the students were quite wealthy, and they were very deeply embarrassed because of their daughters involvement. The parents forced their daughters not to give any evidence in court, so that no shame would be brought to their families. For this reason the charges against Moon could not be proved, and so he was released after about 100 days. This was an incredible scandal for Korea at the time. It was known about all over the country. It was in all the newspapers. The Ewha University staff and the families involved all just wanted the scandal to end as quickly as possible.
Chong-hwa Pak (who wrote the Tragedy of the Six Marys after leaving the UC):
“The female member Lee Sung-hwa was imprisoned on [July] 18th. … Lee Sung-hwa, who confessed to group sex activities, was also released because of her father’s efforts. On July 29th, 1955, five men were indicted for evasion of military service… The purpose of the investigation had been to prove that group sex activities had been going on. However, the women who had been involved in the group sex did not have the courage to confess to it, and their husbands felt ashamed to admit it. So in the end Moon was released, but it was true that they had had sex with Moon.” [Note that the July 29th date corresponds exactly with Hyo-won Eu.]
One of the Ewha students who joined the UC in 1955 became the mother of Sam Park in 1966. She is in the May 1956 photo with Moon outside the Chongpa-dong church in Seoul. Moon has been acknowledged to be the father by his own daughter, Un-jin Moon. Rev Jin-hun Yong of the Unification Church Education Department has spoken about Moon’s extra-marital relationships. Nan-sook Hongwrites about Sam being approximately the same age as In-Jin Moon on pages 138-139 in her book,In The Shadow Of The Moons: My Life In The Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Family.
Un-jin Moon confirms about Sam Park at 8mins 40secs:
Jin-hun Yong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PsCl3-qcnk
Shin-hee Eu’s testimony on national TV of sex with Moon at 5mins:
Myung-hee Kim’s story:
United States Congressional investigation of the Unification Church
Chicago Tribune Exposes Moon’s Sexual Rituals
Moon’s Other Gospel and Immorality
Dan Fefferman on Pikareum
The warriors from Koguryo were known for their boldness and penchant for showing off. Moon’s manners are so presumptuous and his claims to omniscience are so preposterous that his public behavior often makes him appear to be a caricature…. An example of Moon’s need to be boss can be gleaned from the report of a former West-Coast disciple, who claimed that Moon kicked him in public and then asked the audience “if they would not be willing to receive the same treatment.”
It is hard to say whether Moon carries his ancestral hunter’s temperament in his genes, or needs to reenact cruelties that, as we shall see, were once perpetrated on him, but in either case his arrogance is that of a weak man, who needs to appear strong by bragging and bullying those below him. Despite his many tirades about himself and his followers as crusading soldiers against communism, Moon was cited as a draft dodger in a Korean newspaper. In order to avoid the draft in South Korea, Moon forged papers stating that he was forty-three when he was actually of draft age. Despite his fervent cries against communism he did not show any eagerness to do battle against the north during the Korean War.
An understanding of the excessiveness of Moon’s posture as a brave man and the picture of his followers as soldiers can be gleaned from his 1976 speech, “God’s Hope for America,” in which he stated, “For the sake of God, we will never retreat, but will win, whatever the sacrifice may be.” Parents of Unification Church members were told that “their” dedicated sons and daughters are champions of God, crusading for the victory of God’s will. As God’s front line, they are declaring war against evil. They are courageously fighting this noble battle. We must overcome evil.” Moon’s language is reminiscent of the shaman generals in ancient Korea, who were adamant as to their power to conquer evil opponents.
The word “I” is repeated so often in almost every one of Moon’s talks that he elicits doubt as to whether there really is an “I.” The Unification Church has printed an official biography of Sun Myung Moon in the form of a glossy brochure in which he equates his greatness with that of Confucius and Buddha. The organizational tract on its glorious leader is scant on facts and excessive in its tributes to Moon’s sterling qualities as a saintly man who will save the world.
One of the persistent themes in Moon’s life is his wish to be someone other than himself. He claims at the age of twelve to have “prayed for extraordinary things” such as “wisdom greater than Solomon’s,” and “faith greater than the Apostle Paul’s ” Moon asserts his yearning to be the possessor of three doctoral degrees. Although he claims to have actually graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan there is no record to indicate that he ever obtained a degree. The pomposity of Moon’s pretense that he knows what “God” wants for the entire universe precludes the possibility of his having any respect for real knowledge, and it is quite likely that his grandiose fantasies prevented him from achieving distinction through normal channels. There is also no evidence that Moon was ever ordained by any Protestant Church in Korea, and his role as an Evangelist is more akin to the medicine man’s identity as one who has been chosen by the spirits. Moon’s two attempts to recognition as a bona fide member of the New York Council of Churches, suggest that he still desires acceptance from the traditional religious associations which never chose to have him among them.
Those who feel worthless or unwanted often compensate for their emptiness by conjuring up imaginary voices that tell them of their greatness. By Moon’s own account he possesses qualifications as the next Messiah: “From childhood I was clairvoyant… I can see through people’s spirits.” Sun Myung Moon insists that on Easter Sunday, 1936, Jesus appeared to him and said, “Carry out my unfinished task.” Then another voice from heaven supposedly informed him: “You will be the completer of man’s salvation by being the Second Coming of Christ.” Moon’s telephone-call-type revelation from Jesus sounds like the fabrication of an adolescent weaned on Cecil B. DeMille’s religious epics.
What finally [made me decide] to leave the “church” was realizing that the culture was of members never being friendly or helpful for another member in need or for a person who was unlikely to join. All the “unconditional” love was for potential recruits. And the leaders, who should have been the best of us continually using “Sorry, I’ve got fallen nature!” as an excuse for their cruelty, and how viciously members would be attacked if they deviated in any way from “approved” thought or behavior.
All of the factors you mention are a direct result of the way Sun Myung Moon ran his organization. Members believe that, in theory, Sun Myung Moon could make mistakes, but when it came to any specific decision he made, they seem to have a mental habit of not allowing themselves to consider the possibility.
It can be instructive to consider how Sun Myung Moon might have done things differently.
Sun Myung Moon talked a lot about unconditional love, but did his actions encourage those under him to practice it, or instead to make it conditional based on the goals he demanded be met? By putting so much emphasis on getting new members (rather than simply living for others regardless of whether they were potential recruits), and by being so heavy-handed in demands for numbers of new members placed on the leaders he put in place, he strongly pressured those leaders and their members to focus their attention on those who might join (not on “brothers and sisters,” and not on those unlikely to join). That narrowness (one might say myopia) goes back to Sun Myung Moon.
What if instead Sun Myung Moon taught (and lived) the idea of unconditional giving, pointing out that if we represent God’s love, there is no need to witness or worry about numbers of members, because people would be drawn to us?
As far as demanding complete conformity, and viciously attacking those who deviated, this too goes directly back to Sun Myung Moon. One need only look at the way he treated his “leaders.” He demanded “absolute obedience,” and had zero patience with anyone who seemed to have a different opinion (or in most cases even a different style or cultural expression of interpersonal relating).
What if instead Sun Myung Moon taught (and lived) the idea of treating each person as a child of God, someone in the process of perfecting their direct relationship with God, and in need of practice, of growing and exercising their divinity “muscles”? What if he had taught respect for each person, unity in diversity, and the beauty of God’s multifaceted nature reflected in a great variety of personalities and opinions?
Instead he had a narrow focus—on growing his own organization, and on everyone going along with what he wanted.
The factors Anonymous mentioned did convince me that the organization (and organizational culture) that Sun Myung Moon created had no chance of saving the world. The American members I saw join in the 70s were good people, but the organizational culture influenced them to have a narrow focus, even as they thought they were doing it all for God and some grand vision of a utopia.
More important for me were Sun Myung Moon’s actions which directly violated the core of the Principle.
Although he created convoluted explanations for why he had to be an adulterer and a bad parent (explanations which I think he actually believed himself), the Black Book says that “the absoluteness and perfection of the Principle” was such that God even had to let the Fall happen. Think about that. We know for certain that Sun Myung Moon had two illegitimate children by different women, resulting in Hee Jin and Sammy Pak (these were admitted). Sun Myung Moon believes that these adulterous relationships were exceptions to the absoluteness and perfection of the Principle.
Watching that video made me ill. I was reminded of just how well the Moons and their minions use selective memory to shade all their pro-Moon propaganda. I kept waiting for all the really ugly things about that family to be shown. But of course none of the fallen, cruel, ugly stuff can ever be shown because it would undermine the very lie they are trying to portray. For instance the way the video makes it look like HJH is his first and only wife or lover. Or the fact that none of the children SMM sired with other women are mentioned at all. The facts that SMM, his wife and his kids love to gamble in Las Vegas is never mentioned in the video. Nor is any of the infighting among his kids shown. Not a single word is mentioned about all the people that the church used and discarded when they were no longer useful to the Moon family cause. It’s like the Bible says, “They are like whitewashed tombs. Lovely on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones. “
It’s all too easy to fall for the glitz and glamour of the Moon propaganda machine. They really do a magnificent job of whitewashing their reality in order to make it appear as something it is not nor ever has been.
Watching the video turned my stomach because I know there are still too many people in varying degrees of denial about the life and times of Sun Myung Moon and his family and so they still buy into the hype and pageantry.
I’ve told this story before but after viewing the video, “Vision 2020” I think it bears repeating.
Every photo in the 2020 video shows Hak Ja Han smiling. But perhaps one of you 2nd Gen will pluck up the courage to ask Dr. Rev. Michael Jenkins to read his notes from a leaders meeting he attended way back in the early 1980’s where Hak Ja Han gave her personal testimony about what it was like being the wife of Sun Myung Moon.
As I remember it, he came back from that leaders meeting in a very high emotional state. He tried to explain to us members what it was like to be there at East Garden, watching and hearing True Mother give her testimony. He told us that she cried (sobbed uncontrollably) throughout the whole testimony. She told the leaders that her life as the wife of the messiah had been so overwhelmingly harsh and brutally painful that she could not even speak of most of the things he put her through.
(Such as cheating on her)
Mike described her tears as huge and copious but instead of feeling bad for her; one got the sense that he was enamored by her tears and her suffering.
(Honestly, he described her tears the way one would describe a gorgeous flower or something.)
This is the one story I remember him telling us from that testimony with True Mother.
It seemed that on many occasions, SMM would tell his young wife that they were to have a date and that he would pick her up at a certain time. She would spend the day preparing herself for the date. She would then go to their meeting place to wait for her husband. She would wait and wait only to have him walk past her, without speaking to her, arm and arm with another women, both of them laughing together as they ignored her. She said that she would then go to her room to cry and pray for hours on end.
Can you imagine her humiliation, disappointment, anger, jealousy? Real nice guy that Sun Myung Moon, huh?
It was explained to us members that True Father did this kind of thing to make HJH pay for the sins of Eve. She was meant to suffer and overcome in order to restore what Eve had done to Adam.
But here’s the rub. With that kind of logic there is virtually nothing the husband cannot justify as “restoration of Eve”—NOTHING! And even when he was having sex with another woman, Ms. Choi, he was already in the habit of humiliating Hak Ja Han for the heavenly cause. HJH was already in the habit of playing the victim for the heavenly cause. I asked myself then as I do now if a loving Heavenly Father would really stoop to humiliation, adultery and spousal abuse as a means of restoring Eve, or anyone for that matter. Really, deliberately causing deep emotional stress and pain is the way to restore sin?
So, in other words, the true Adam must sin himself (commit adultery) in order to make his wife suffer so she could be restored? Not for nothing, but it sounds a lot more like something an Arch-angelic personality would do not something a true Adam should do. Kind of like the pimpled faced teenager who will do or say anything to get in the girls pants. What SMM did to his wife HJH is on that level of juvenile maturity….with the added bonus that God made him do it, for her own good and the good of all mankind!
What a great excuse Sun Myung Moon gave himself so that he could get away with anything…it’s all for God, it’s all for restoration! He never had to be kind to his wife or be there for his children unless there were photos being taken!
That is the same kind of logic my step-father used on us kids when he would go on a drunken verbal and physical binge where he would berate and beat us for hours on end. He would berate, humiliate and beat us until he exhausted himself and then he would make us all line up and hug him and tell him we loved him. Then he would say “you know I only do that because I love you,don’t you?” And the only answer we could give him was “yes” because if we didn’t say yes he would start the whole abusive tirade all over again calling us ungrateful. Yes, if we didn’t tell him we loved him after his abuse and agree that he only abused us because he loved us we would be considered ungrateful and that would justify another round of abuse. And, like the Moon kids, who grew up seeing their old man abuse their mother and cheat on their mother, I also have a brother who killed himself and my sisters became drug addicts and adulterers who all hate each other.
Abuse is never the way to create love or the way to heaven. Abuse is the way of hell, no matter what SMM tells you to the contrary. Just ask anyone who has been abused. In fact ask the Moon kids if what their father did to their mother made their family holier or more hate filled.
So then, isn’t it interesting that none of the ugly stuff that happened in the Moon family or to the UC members ever makes it into their perfectly beautiful, whitewashed propaganda machine videos?
How well do you really know your moon? Is there a better question to be asking if you are giving your life for their belief system?
The Sunday Journal has published two articles in Korean about the failing Moon ‘dynasty’.
Here is an extract from the latest part:
문선명씨의 첫 번째 부인은 최성길씨와 1945년 4월 28에 결혼했으며 슬하에 난 아들이 문성진 (1946.4.9) 씨다. 1957년 1월 8일 문선명씨의 소위 통일교 교리인 피가름 교리(혈통복귀의식)로 인해 최성길씨와 이혼한 것으로 알려지고 있다. 문씨의 실제적 장남인 성진씨는 1973년 7월 18일 통일교의 주요한 멤버인 김원필씨의 딸 김동숙 양과 결혼했다. 문 씨의 두 번째 부인은 김종화씨이며 이 때 혈통복귀의식으로 인해 김씨의 남편인 정명선 씨의 고소로 인해 문선명씨는 징역 5년을 언도받고 평양 대동 흥남 감옥에서 형을 살았다(1948년 2월 22일). 그리고 문 씨의 세 번째 부인은 김명희(1955. 6.30) 씨이며 문희진씨를 낳았으나 사망하고 말았다. 김명희씨는 당시 Y대 대학생이었으며 처녀로 통일교의 교리인 혈통복귀의식을 받아들여 문씨의 세 번째 부인이 된 것으로 알려지고 있다. 그러나 1969년 8월 1일 열차사고로 세상을 떠났다. 문씨의 네 번째 부인인 최원복씨는 통일교에서 큰 어머니로 불리고 있다. 문씨의 다섯 번째 부인이 현재 통일교 총재인 한학자씨다. 슬하에 모두 134명의 자녀 출생했으며 그 중 4명이 사망했다. 그리고 한학자씨외에 또 한 명의 부인이 있다. 말하자면 문 씨의 여섯 번째 부인인 셈이다. 이름은 최순화씨며 처녀 혈통복귀의식을 통해 박사무엘을 낳은 것으로 알려지고 있다.
Sun Myung Moon’s first wife was Miss Choe Sung-gil. They married on April 28, 1945. They had one son, Moon Sung-jin, who was born on April 9th, 1946. It is well known that Moon and Choe Sung-gil divorced, that was on January 8th 1957. Mrs. Choe Sung-gil spoke about Moon’s Unification Church doctrine of blood return (pikareum) rituals. Moon Sung-jin, the eldest son got married on July 18th 1973 to Mr. Kim Won-pil’s daughter, Kim Dong-suk. Kim Won-pil was a leading member of the Unification Church.
The second wife of Moon was Mrs. Kim Chong-hwa. She was accused by her husband whose name was Chung Myung-sun. [Charges of bigamy have been mentioned by other sources.] She and the Reverend Sun Myung Moon were arrested on February 22nd 1948 in Pyongyang. Moon was sent to Daedong prison. Moon was sentenced to five years in prison at Hungnam. [Kim Chong-hwa was also sent to prison.]
The third wife of Mr. Moon was Miss Kim Myoung-hee ([married on?] June 30th 1955). Kim Myoung-hee was a college student at the time. She accepted the doctrine of the Unification Church to return to Yi lineage awareness … were virgin. She gave birth to Hee-jin, but he died on August 1st 1969 in a train accident.
Moon’s fourth wife, Mrs. Choi Won-pok, was referred to as ‘Mother’ in the Unification Church.
Moon’s fifth wife is the Unification Church President, Hak Ja Han. She bore  children. Four of them have since died. And Moon had another wife in addition to Hak Ja Han. That is to say Moon’s sixth wife was Miss Choi Soon-hwa. She had a son called Samuel. … and conscious return to the lineage of the virgin.
Interview with Moon’s first wife:
Myung-hee Kim’s story:
Sun Myung Moon’s own testimony
There was a woman who was an important figure in the providence [in Pyongyang]. I visited her house for a year and a half and witnessed to her husband and all the other members of her family. The husband might have wanted to kill me, but he couldn’t do anything.
James Bjornstad, Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church ISBN: 0-87123-301-0
pp. 10-11 Following this, while still residing in North Korea, Rev. Moon was sent to jail. His followers say that it was because of his anti-communism, while others say it was for bigamy and adultery. A former North Korean army ofﬁcer, who was in prison [in Hungnam] with Rev. Moon, says that Moon received a seven-year sentence for contributing to “social disorder,” proclaiming the imminent coming of the second messiah in Korea!
Kirsti L. Nevalainen, Change of Blood Lineage through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church
The wives of Sun Myung Moon
1. Choi Sun-kil 1943-1957 [engaged 1943, married 1945]
2. Ms Kim in North Korea
3. Ms Kim Young-hi
4. Choi Won-pok (lived with SMM from the 1950s to 1977 in South Korea and the USA)
She was considered to be a “Second Mother” and a member of the True Family.
5. Han Hak-ja 1960-present
According to Hong Nan-sook, Moon’s ex-daughter-in-law, Moon’s present wife and other family members, including Moon himself, he acknowledged that he had “providential sex” with women in his role as the Messiah. Rev. Moon … fathered an illegitimate son out of wedlock. This son of Rev. Moon is Sammy Pak. He grew up in Colonel Bo Hi Pak’s family in the USA as his adopted son.
Michael Breen, Sun Myung Moon, the early years 1920-1953
This book has many references to Kim Chong-hwa. She was perhaps Moon’s most ardent follower in Pyongyang until they were both arrested in 1948. See page 105: In Pyongyang, his followers did not keep in contact with each other. The only member who could have held the others together in Moon’s absence was Kim Chong-hwa, who had been sentenced to eighteen months in prison at the same time as Moon, but she had been unable to reconcile her faith in Moon with God’s apparent inability to prevent him from being sent to prison. She was released after one year, and was no longer interested in him or his followers.
In The Tragedy of the Six Marys book there is a Kim Chong-hwa in Kyungchang-ri, North Korea.