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Rev. Moon: Shark Poacher

One of the biggest questions people have about Rev. Moon is where he gets his money from; the answer is a vast network of legal and illegal businesses all over the world, everything from fishing to arms dealing. He’s particularly big in the fishing business, in the US, Japan and all over Asia. One of…

Moonies Attack Newspaper

John Gorenfeld reports that 700 Moonies in South Korea attacked a newspaper after the paper printed unflattering reports of the cult’s activities. They smashed the front windows of the building, destroyed computers and other fixtures in the building, then sent some 200 text messages to the reporter who wrote the story telling him they were…

Gorenfeld’s Latest Moon Expose`

John Gorenfeld has an article in the American Prospect detailing the Rev. Moon’s ties to North Korea and to the political right in America. It has long been known that Moon has been pumping hard currency into North Korea, but Gorenfeld provides some shocking numbers as well as evidence of Moon’s involvement in an arms…

The Lunatic Rev. Moon

Note: My friend DarkSyde posted an entry on his diary at DailyKos pointing people here for information about Rev. Moon. It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote about Moon, so I thought I’d repost the one that started it all, my fisking of the insanely ridiculous full page ad that Moon took out…

More Moon Deceit

I found this post on Blogesque through John Gorenfeld’s site. It details how the Rev. Moon’s speeches are often sanitized when translated into English. His translators take out some of the nuttier things he says in order to make them more palatable to non-Moonies. Specifically, he provides a more accurate translation of Moon’s speech before…

Rev. Moon and North Korea

At a time when we are dealing with a growing threat from North Korea, it’s probably a good idea to take another look at the relationship between Reverend Moon and the maniacal dictator Kim Jung Il. The investigative reporter Robert Parry has long been following Moon’s activities and in October of 2000 he published this…

Anti-Kerry but Pro-Moon?

Much has been made of the decision by Sinclair broadcasting to preempt regular programming to air an anti-Kerry documentary in 25% of the nation just before the election in a couple weeks. Democrats are predictably up in arms about it and want the FCC to step in; Republicans are predictably just fine with it. If…

More on the Falwell-Moon Connection

I’ve written before about the connection between Jerry Falwell and Reverend Moon, particularly that Moon gave $3.5 million to Falwell to bail out Liberty University from impending bankruptcy in 1995. Now comes an article by Robert Parry that shows that the connection goes even deeper than I knew. Contrary to the claims of some of…

Moonies on the Federal Payroll

We all know that President Bush is passionate about “protecting the sanctity of marriage”, especially from people who want to get married. One of the programs he has proposed to do so is the Healthy Marriage Initiative. As the Heritage Foundation described it: The President’s Healthy Marriage Initiative has been included in the two major…

This morning’s Worldnutdaily includes a prominent front page headline, Kerry Silent on Beijing Photo. The headline links to an article in Insight Magazine about John Kerry taking a privately sponsored trip to promote trade in China in the late 1990s. Hardly unusual, of course, and the president’s own brother Neil has been taking such trips…