Excerpts from Steve Hassan's

The Truth about Sun Myung Moon

In 1992, PBS television did a one hour Frontline special about the disturbing elements of Moon's political and business operations. In particular, the Moon organization owns and operates the Washington Times newspaper which consistently loses approximately loses two million dollars a month to operate. The Moon organization has spent an estimated one billion dollars since it began the Times, and have never had to account about the sources of this money.

The Moon organization has also acquired and operates an accredited college, the University of Bridgeport. This summer Moon was given an honorary doctorate there. Buying the university cost an estimated 60 million dollars. Moon intends to set up a series of Universities around the world.

In recent years, the Moon organization has been busy making inroads to deepen and expand their power base. Dozens of top politicians (including George Bush), academics, and media celebrities have accepted paid invitations to speak for the Moon group, Women's Federation for World Peace, unwittingly lending prestige and credibility.

The Moon organization comprises an international conglomerate of interlocking entities all serving the man who calls himself the "Messiah".

Talks were then audiotaped, transcribed and published by the organization as MASTER SPEAKS. Prior to 1976, these speeches were published without editing or sanitizing of any kind. It was felt at that time, that Moon's words were holy, and that they should not befixed or changed in any way. It is interesting to note that these early speeches are no longer made available by the Church.

These quotes are a major embarrassment for them. I have heard Moon speak at least one hundred times and attended approximately 25 leadership meetings. He made it very clear that he considers himself to be the greatest spiritual leader in human history, bar none.

Moon believes that he is ordained by God to take over the earth, where he and his progeny have absolute power to rule politically. He has talked many times about wanting to take over America politically.

"I have met many famous so-called famous Senators and Congressmen, but to my eyes they are just nothing; they are weak and helpless before God."(MASTER SPEAKS 5/17/73)

"If the U.S. continues its corruption, and we find among the Senators and Congressmen no one really usable for our purposes we can make Senators and Congressmen out of our members."(MASTER SPEAKS 5/17/73)

"Let's say there are 500 sons and daughters like you in each State. Then we could control the Government." (MASTER SPEAKS 3/24/74)

Moon has talked many times about what is 'wrong' with democracy, and how a "theocracy" is what God wants on Earth. He has been very active courting political conservatives, offering them money for their projects, and positioning himself in the most favorable light. However, his plan was always to use them to help himself.

"When it comes to our age, we must have an automatic theocracy to rule the world. So, we cannot separate the political field from the religious. My dream is to organize a Christian political party including the Protestant denominations, Catholic and all the religious sects. We can embrace the religious world in one arm and the political world in the other."(MASTER SPEAKS 5/17/73)

"So from this time of peak every people or every organization that goes against the Unification Church will gradually come down or drastically come down and die. Many people will die -- those who go against our movement."(MASTER SPEAKS 2/14/74)

I was present with a group of top leaders when Moon said in an impromptu, unrecorded talk that "when he takes over the U.S., he will amend the Constitution and make a capital offense for people to have sexual relations with people they are not assigned to". He proceeded to say that "improper sex was one of the greatest sins and that we would be doing those people a favor by taking their physical bodies away from them, so they couldn't sin anymore". My reaction at the time when Moon said this was, "Yes, Father!"By the way, a capital offense is an offense punishable by death.

Moon believes that all of the world religions have served one purpose: to prepare for God to send the sinless man to set up the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Likewise, Moon taught that all children and all marriages besides those sanctioned by the Unification Church is evil. From his point of view aborting a sinful child (not a product of one of his arranged marriages) was not a sin, it was a good thing since there would be one less person to "restore". Since Moon teaches that the child is deemed spiritually alive when it takes its first breath, it sets him ideologically 180 degrees apart from the religious conservatives who oppose abortion.

Moon teaches the doctrine of indemnity. It is the belief that only by working and providing good spiritual conditions that past sins can be erased. Moon made this reference to the Holocaust in 1974.

"By killing one man, Jesus, the Jewish people had to suffer for 2000 years. Countless numbers of people have been slaughtered. During the Second World War, 6 million people were slaughtered to cleanse all the sins of the Jewish people from the time of Jesus." (MASTER SPEAKS 2/14/74)

A prominent rabbi wrote an analysis paper of the Divine Principle in the late 1970's for The American Jewish Committee and found dozens of anti-Semitic references throughout the book. As I said before, in the world that Moon wants to rule, there will not be room for any other religion beside Unificationism.

Moon believes that in the "ideal world" all languages will be abolished except Korean. He believes that the Korean race is "superior" and that 'Orientals' are more spiritual than Caucasians or Blacks. Although Moon's rhetoric is against racism, his words and actions seem very racist. I was present for his "blacks are more talented in the physical aspect" talk and I remember at that time looking into the eyes of a black woman. We shrugged our shoulders, and felt that if Moon was saying it, then it must be true. Here is an excerpt from that speech.

"Father thinks about the three races; yellow, black and white. Orientals can contribute in the spiritual aspect, white people can contribute in the analytic, scientific area while black people can contribute in the physical area. Physical educational development of physical fitness, the area of health. That's one of the reasons Glenda Moody's project (D.C. Strider's Track club) with black young people is very fantastic. From now on, two thirds of the athletes may come from black people. Even basketball games have a dominant population of black people. The talented area of black people is in this physical aspect. So, the short cut for the black people's achievement in this world is in this physical aspect." (MASTER SPEAKS 7/29/74)

Moon seeks political power and if he ever succeeds in achieving it, then democracy and freedom will be lost. His organization exists in a rigid hierarchy or superior and subordinate, known as the Cain-Abel relationship. In the group, if your superior orders you to do something, and you hesitate, you are made to believe that Satan will invade that hesitation. Just obey! Do what you are told and God can work.

"The time will come, without my seeking it, that my words will almost serve as law. If I ask a certain thing, it will be done. If I don't want something, it will not be done." (MASTER SPEAKS 3/24/74)

"The whole world is in my hand, and I will conquer and subjugate the world." (MASTER SPEAKS 5/17/73)

Moon is also a man who believes that the "ends justify the means". I have experienced firsthand the deception used by Moon and other leaders in recruiting, fundraising, public relations and politics. I was in charge of all transportation for a 7 day fast in front of the United Nations in which hundreds of Unification members were told by Moon not to reveal to anyone who we were. Moon instructed me personally to tell members that he was only married once before Hak Ja Han. Mr. Kamiyama later told me that Moon had had children by two other women before his present wife. I was also ordered to lie about membership numbers. I was told to say publicly that there were 30,000 members in the U.S. when I knew the number was closer to 3,000. In August, 1995 Moon held a mass marriage of some 35,000 couples in a stadium in Korea. The Moon p.r. claims that 360,000 couples were married around the world via videolink. Of course, they can't prove this impossible number.

One of the biggest series of lies perpetrated by the Moon leadership pertained to the 1977-78 Congressional Subcommittee Investigation into Korean CIA activities in the U.S. (Final Report-October 31, 1978). In the final report, there were some 80 pages specifically on the Moon organization. In it, the researchers said that Moon owned and operated a M-16 gun factory and had acted at times as agents for the Korean government. The Moon organization spent millions of dollars on full page ads in major newspapers and published a book called "The Truth is My Sword" and in it they said that the government found no evidence of wrongdoing. Giant lies! The report clearly states that it found evidence that the Moon group "systematically violated numerous U.S. laws" and even recommended setting up an "interagency task force" to research and prosecute the group. Moon eventually became a convicted felon for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government of tax revenues and served 13 months in Danbury State prison.

In this article, I have attempted to cover some of the important themes regarding Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Organization. I believe that any legitimate religious leader or group must be up front about who they are, what they believe and what they expect of people if they want them to become members. Any groups that systematically tells lies cannot be trusted and infringes on people's free will to make informed decisions. There are over 50,000 former U.S. members of this organization. Currently, I believe their American membership is around 6,000. This includes all of the people married to Americans to help them get green cards.

It is my hope that many other individuals will come forward and add their own testimonials and documentation regarding the Moon organization. The internet is a fantastic tool to share resources and information.

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