Category: Unification Church

Washington Times Sold For $1

Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon is regaining control of the Washington Times after allies of the South Korean cult leader agreed to acquire the paper for just $1 and assumption of most if its debts, according to an internal memo.

The memo contradicts rumors that a feud among the Moon’s sons over control of the Washington Times prompted the father to buy it back for tens of millions of dollars.

The deal is financially similar to the one the Washington Post cut in selling its money-losing Newsweek to businessman Sidney Harmon.

Paul Bedard details the deal — and the internal feuding in the Moon family — in U.S. News & World Report. Mind you, he also writes that Moon “started the newspaper in 1982 as a conservative and Christian voice in Washington.” Theologians know that the Unification Church is, at best, a cult of Christianity. As such, it is impossible for the paper to provide a “Christian voice.”

Cult leader Sun Myung Moon to preside over mass wedding of 40,000

Moonies mass wedding Nearly a half-century after the Rev. Sun Myung Moon performed his first mass wedding, the 89-year-old leader of the Unification Church is getting ready to marry off tens of thousands of people in spectacles from the United States to South Korea.

Critics who accuse the church of engaging in cultlike practices say the mass weddings prove it brainwashes its followers.

Cult leader Sun Myung Moon turns Unification Church over to sons

cult leader Sun Myung Moon The Rev Sun Myung Moon, now approaching 90 and still one of the world’s most controversial religious figures, is handing over day-to-day control of his Unification Church to his sons.

Critics maintain the Rev Moon is little more than a charismatic cult leader who brainwashes followers.

Still, some analysts say that by anointing a new generation, Moon may ensure the church endures after his death.

Workers at Unification Church-related company pressure customers into expensive purchases

cult leader Sun Myung Moon Four members of a seal stamp company in Osaka, Japan have been arrested for intimidating customers into buying expensive products.

The suspects — whose company is connected to the Unification Church, a religious cult — contacted three women through fortune-telling services and threathened them over many hours.