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My Time with the Family
by Peter from New Zealand
I headed off on my OE with the address of a former flatmate of mine who was living in California. Clive was a tall, red-haired Englishman who’d saved lots of money in Wellington by working as a builder’s labourer by day and on room-service in a hotel by night. He was trying to save as much money as possible so he could carry on travelling round the world. He used to stay awake in his day job by leaning against the wall and hammering and scraping and painting; it was balancing room-service trays in the evening where he really struggled to stay awake. He’d nod off to sleep while talking to you sometimes, but he could work like a Trojan when he believed in what he was doing.
Clive was living in San Francisco with a commune-type group called “The Family”. He reckoned it changed his life and he kept writing to me and asking me to visit. He was working on something called “Project Volunteer”. It seemed to be a food programme helping the needy in Oakland, and that seemed like a good thing to be doing. He raised money for the Family by selling flowers and candy, and with him being such a hard worker I bet he was pulling in lots of money for them. If he was working long hours he’d be used to it and happy enough to drop asleep in the middle of a conversation. But he worried me a little in his letters when he talked about saving the world and when he reckoned that “America is the last bastion of the West while the East is closing in.”
I’d arrived in Los Angeles exhausted and I crashed in a cheap hotel where the police sirens kept me awake till late in the night. I got a bus to San Francisco the next day and checked into a hostel that evening. Next day I figured I’d pay a visit to Clive at the address he’d given me in Bush Street and I wandered up and down the rolling streets till I got to Bush Street. I was part way along it when a young, clean-shaven man came up to me smiling and said “if you’re looking for 1153 Bush Street it’s right over there,” and he took me all the way to the door of a tall, red-brick building. He suggested I remove my shoes and I felt relieved that I’d put on a clean pair of socks that morning. He took me in and introduced me to Lee, a young, slightly-built woman with short blond hair, a lively manner and a friendly smile. I got to know her quite well in the following days. She had a subtle sense of humour and adept turn of phrase. She’d been a member of Students for a Democratic Society. I sensed her basic integrity and intelligence and she didn’t seem particularly gullible or vulnerable. I only found out later that she’d lied to me, or at least kept things back, but even now I don’t blame her for it. I told Lee I’d been given the Bush Street address by my friend, Clive. She said she knew and really liked him and then I felt welcome and we got yarning for quite some time. She told me that Clive gave everyone in the Family a very hard time initially and he was always asking difficult questions. They had to work hard on him to convince him to stay. She told me all about his time in the city and how he was working for the Family in Texas. I remember the serenity at Bush street, the cleanliness and order, that we had a good meal, and a talk by a speaker about the world and the good work that the Family did, and about a farm they ran at a place called Boonville. At the end of the talk Lee got up with some others and they burst into song:
California, is the Promised Land
San Francisco, see the Golden Gate span
when your heart says “Go West young man”
get on that road to the Promised Land
California, it’s the Promised land
If you’re restless sitting where you are
hop a plane, hitchhike or take a car
to California, it’s the Promised Land
Gonna take a trolley car ride
gonna feel all beautiful inside
go to Berkeley or Oakland loo
nothing else I’d rather do
California, it’s the Promised Land
and they were belting the message like a drum.
Lee said that if you want to know more about the Family there’s a bus leaving for Boonville later that evening and all you have to do is pay fifty dollars and that would give you a week there. She pointed out that it was cheaper than a hotel and I agreed, and then she said she’d come and help me pick up the rest of my stuff from the hostel. I liked walking with her through the streets and we wandered through Chinatown and she caught the eye of a couple and said “if you’re looking for a good Chinese restaurant there’s the Yellow Moon just down that street there.” Lee had them and I at ease and I felt comfortable with her. She took me back to Bush Street and I was introduced to a guy called Kevin whose job it was to accompany me and teach me all about the Family and what it did at Boonville. Kevin was in his twenties with black hair and a soft, mid-western accent. He’d been to college but had dropped out. His father was a railroad worker from Minneapolis. Kevin had been with the Family for a year. He was supposed to be my ‘spiritual brother’ and he hung around me like a shadow while I was with the Family. Only after some days at Boonville did he tell me why he’d joined the Family. He said his girlfriend had been on drugs and her body had been found in the river in a plastic bag after she’d overdosed and died and the people with her panicked and wanted to get rid of the body. The cops had questioned him for hours on end, but he hadn’t done it. But after that he wanted to go somewhere to lick his wounds and he found the Family. I met a lot of people in the Family who’d come from broken homes or escaped traumatic lives, and normally they were educated and had been to college, and there were quite a few sons and daughters of doctors and lawyers and what-nots there. They didn’t seem to challenge any of the Family’s basic tenets and later I came to think that maybe there’s a problem with middle class people being educated beyond their intelligence.
It was very late when we left Bush Street and I didn’t quite know where we were going. But alter two hours or so the bus turned down a track and we came to a [arm that was almost in darkness. We unloaded our packs from the bus and dumped them in what looked like an old hen house. I found out later it was called ‘the Chicken House’. I was really tired and we all crashed on rubber mattresses laid on the floor. I slept like a log and then at some God-awful hour I got woken up by two clean-cut young men booming on their guitars and singing:
Get up, get out of bed, raise up, raise up your heads,
when the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along,
when the red red robin comes a bob bob bobbing along
I was in a sour mood as I crawled into my clothes and then I went to join the others on the grass outside. “Good morning, brothers and sisters!” cried a thin, bespectacled woman with fuzzy black hair. She had a big smile on her face and seemed full of energy and gusto. “My name’s Bethie and I’m here to make sure you have a wonderful time at Boonville. Today is a hundred times better thanyesterday, and tomorrow is going to be a thousand times better than today! But first, brothers and sisters, we’re not going to let those negative spirits drag us down now are we?” Bethie told us to pluck the negative spirits from ourselves, and others in the group went through the motions of plucking imaginary spirits from their clothing and hair and tossing them skyward. Bethie spoke rhapsodically of the joys of nature, of life, and of all the beauties that God had given the world. Then she got us all lined up in a semi-circle and led us through some stretches and press-ups and jumping jacks and then a song:
Good morning Father it ’s a brand-new Dawn
the Eastern Sky puts new colours on
you’ve touched me now, I feel I belong
in a special place in your heart
Now that I’ve found you and love has arrived
I laugh with the spring breeze, I’m finally alive
making a bee-line right back to the hive
finding my way back home
before I found you I never knew my place
even in nature felt out of place
now I’m longing for your warm embrace
in a special place in your heart
I was tired and jaded, I’d been woken up by folksinging, I’d exercised at a time of the day when I’d normally still be in bed, I was singing joyous songs when I preferred to start the day with the Dominion and a cup of tea. The Family and I had got off to a very bad start.
California Teenager Goes Undercover to Investigate the Moonies
by Scott Keeler
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay area, Scott Keeler, 18, knew what every other teenager knew. As one of his classmates put it, “There’s this place you can go if you’re fighting with your parents. They’ll take care of you.” But unlike most of the others, Keeler also knew that the “place,” Creative Community Project, was owned and run by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. As student body president at Alameda, Calif. High School and reporter for his school paper, Oak Leaf, Keeler decided last spring to go underground and investigate the Moonies. Using the alias Dirk Schwerte, he quickly discovered that Moonie recruiters were on the lookout for unattached teenagers. “All anyone has to do,” he says, “is put on his backpack and walk down to Fisherman’s Wharf.” Though no mention was made of Reverend Moon or his church, Keeler was invited to the Moonies’ San Francisco headquarters. Here is his account of his bizarre experiences.
Creative Community Project is a large white Victorian house on Washington Street. I felt my stomach in my throat as I jabbed the doorbell. Before I could ring again, the door swung open. “Come on and join our circle,” said a young man with a fixed smile. He offered his hand. I cautiously took it and sat down. He squeezed my hand, smiling and staring at me.
Later a low-protein, vegetarian dinner of rice and broccoli was served. I noticed that all the first-time visitors had acquired a new Moonie friend hanging close by their side. “Come on, let’s go over and pull up some rug,” said a young man, putting his arm around me and beaming. His name was Bob. I noticed he didn’t have any food.
“Aren’t you eating?” I asked.
“No, I’m fasting this week. It’s spiritual fasting. Some of the people in our community do it.”
An hour and a half later Bob was still sitting beside me and holding my hand. We were being lectured by a Moonie leader named Sherri Sagar when there was a loud crash at the front door. A man was shouting “Jeannie!” and trying to force his way in. Suddenly at least 25 Moonie reinforcements flooded the entry, trying to push him back out. “Where is Jeannie?” he shouted. “Jeannie! Jeannie!”
“There’s no Jeannie here,” insisted one of the Moonies. “You’ll have to leave.”
“What do you mean?” shouted the man, clinging to the door molding. “She came here last week, you bastards! What have you done with her?”
The Moonies kept pushing, peeling his fingers from the door, and finally shoved him outside. We could hear him shouting after the door was closed and locked.
“What was that about?” I asked Bob.
“Just somebody being negative,” he said. “People attack us because they don’t understand what we’re doing.”
At the end of the evening everyone clasped hands and formed a circle. “Okay!” said Sherri Sagar. “I hope you all liked what you saw tonight and will come up to our farm. We have cars leaving tonight. But before everybody goes, we’re going to do a mass Choo-Choo!” The newcomers shrugged and exchanged glances. “Got it?” she shouted. “It’s easy! Just shake your partner’s hand until we’re through. Ready? One, two, three—Choo-choo-choo! Choo-choo-choo! Choo-choo-choo! Yea, yea, pow!” We newcomers began to laugh, but the Moonies just smiled. “What’s the matter?” they asked.
The Dodge van was packed with 15 people heading north to the Moonies’ farm at Boonville, Calif. The lecture about the farm had sounded appealing—being out in the country, by a cool creek, with people you liked. Sitting beside me was a Moonie named Joanna. She was 20, already married and divorced. “I’m so inspired now that I’m in the Family, I never want to leave,” she said. “There’s so much meaning here.”
Read the rest of the story here:
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
Joon Ho Seuk testimony given in 1986
His mother was Won-pok Choi
“In 1953, Father came to Seoul and began to preach there. The spiritual world actively helped by bringing many people to hear Father. Terrible rumors were also fabricated at that time, and the Korean government began to persecute the Unification Church. However, many college students started coming to the church, especially from Ewha Women’s University and Yonsei University.
The school administrations were worried and sent many respected professors to investigate. One was Dr. Young Oon Kim, a very eminent scholar. After she heard the Principle, she was deeply inspired and she joined. Another professor was my mother [Won-pok Choi], who was the dean of student affairs in the Law and Government School of Ewha University. The president of the university also sent her to investigate the church and “save” the students. But on the contrary, she was touched by the truth and joined.
The vice president of Ewha University was the wife of the vice president of the Korean government. She pushed the government to go against Father. Under those circumstances, my physical father misunderstood the Unification Church and began to oppose my mother’s joining it. Until this happened, we had had a very happy family that everybody had envied. All of a sudden, my family began to break apart.
My mother was desperate to explain to us about her involvement with the church, but we could not understand her at all. The conflict between my father and mother deepened. Every night I had nightmares that dark clouds were sweeping around the house to swallow us up. I used to scream in fear and wake up. This was Satan’s attack on our family to prevent my mother from joining the movement.
All of a sudden, my mother left one day without telling me. I neither saw nor heard from my mother for 10 years after that, until I myself joined the Unification Church. Her leaving the family was a terrible blow. At that time, divorce was very rare in Korean society. The Confucian ethics respecting family values were pervasive. The idea of the breakup of our family was unthinkable to me.
My character had always been joyful and aggressive, but from that time I became very reserved. I tried to forget my mother. I concentrated only on my school work and martial arts. I studied martial arts so hard that I forgot everything else. My father was the most famous martial arts educator in Korea as well as a professor and a graduate of law school. When I was in high school I was at the top in martial arts and was very strong physically among all the high school students. But when I was about to enter college I received an injury which developed into pleurisy. It was a life-threatening disease and I had to give up school.”
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.
We thought maybe this could help explain things… but then realized it didn’t at all.
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