Moon’s followers threaten legal action

Followers of controversial South Korean evangelist, Rev. Dr Sun Myung Moon, are considering legal action against the Fiji Government for denying him entry into the country without just reason.

This comes after Dr Moon who was to have inaugurated the Fiji branch of his Universal Peace Federation at a ceremony in Nadi on Tuesday night, had his visa application denied on the eleventh hour by the Home Affairs Ministry.

Dr Moon and his group had left Samoa bound for Fiji when his aircraft was turned away because government had refused him entry.

Home Affairs chief executive officer Lesi Korovavala in a statement earlier said that Dr Moon’s doctrines were considered misleading, repugnant and divisive and would affect the peace, good order, public safety and the public morality of Fiji.

UPF Fiji conference coordinator Steven Osbourne said they had called the Prime Minister’s Office for assistance to no avail.

Osbourne said the government’s information on Dr Moon was incorrect and that they were now considering legal action.

A Cult of Christianity
Theologically, the Unification Church is, at best, a cult of Christianity. It does not represent historical, biblical Christianity in any way. Leader Sun Myung Moon’s theology can only be described as insane.
Given the fact that the Unification Church rejects the essential doctrines of the Christian faith, teaches heresy, and engages in unbiblical practices, Christian churches can not have unity and/or any form of cooperation with the Unification Church or its front groups.

“How can Fiji have a problem with Dr Moon when so many other major countries allow him in,” he questioned.

He added that if government were to apologise to Dr Moon and welcome him into the country, he might return to Fiji some time in the near future.

Reverend Moon is on a global tour of 100 cities that began in September to promote a new international body for the resolution of conflict, Universal Peace Federation.

He has also spent time in jail for tax fraud and obstruction of justice.

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Dec. 8, 2005
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