Sun MYung Moon… Gone but not expunged from the History Books

…. and with this Reverend Sun MYung Moon charged into the American Political scene, holding mass rallies to thwart the looming Impeachment of President Richard Milhous Nixon.

  Years later, on August 1, 1996, Former President George Herbert Walker Bush addressed the Moonies on … um… things and matters of concern.

  Jerry Falwell called him a Good Christian.  Defended him against tax fraud charges.

And so it goes… Congressional Co-Chairs of the event (Congressmen Danny Davis, Curt Weldon, Roscoe Bartlett, Sanford Bishop and Chris Cannon), others played roles that evening. US Senator Lindsey Graham, NRCC Chair Tom Davis and Congressman Phil Crane served on the Host Committee, as did noted GOP political consultant Charlie Black. Weldon — who had his staff initially deny he even attended, then claimed he possibly popped in briefly on his way to a meeting — actually delivered the official “congratulatory remarks” welcoming the guests. Weldon, however, seems to have a good reason to fear exposure of how closely tied he is to Moon. On June 19, 2003, the Congressional Record shows that Davis introduced remarks on behalf of himself and Weldon for last year’s Amassadors of Peace Award ceremony held in the Rayburn House Office Building. […]

In a related development, it seems the Washington Post‘s “Reliable Source” column on April 4 unsuccessfully attempted to report on Moon’s remarks at the event. They quoted Moon as proclaiming (and this is the same quote that appears in Moon’s own video): “The five great saints and many other leaders in the spirit world, including even communist leaders such as Marx and Lenin, who committed all manner of barbarity and murders on
Earth, and dictators such as Hitler and Stalin, have found strength in my teachings, mended their ways and been reborn as new persons. Emperors, kings and presidents who enjoyed opulence and power on Earth, and even journalists who had worldwide fame, have now placed themselves at the forefront of the column of the true love revolution. … They have declared to all Heaven and Earth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity’s Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent.” However, shortly after it first appeared on the Post site, it was deleted by the Post and oddly replaced by a paragraph about Celebrity Jeopardy.

In recent years, former Vice President Dan Quayle and Attorney General John Ashcroft (in 2001) and former President George H.W. Bush (in 1988) also attended events with Moon. Bush even called him “the man with the vision.” Finally — as if you aren’t sick already — senior Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) signed a proclamation on Congressional letterhead in April 2004 recognizing Moon as the “True Parent” and “King of Peace.”

Funny business, our government.

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