Reverend Moon – leader of the Unification Church, and self-proclaimed Jesus Christ reborn – is such a narcissistic ignorant putz. But, like L. Ron Hubbard said: “I’d like to start a religion. That’s where the money is.” And, Reverend Moon is a rich, politically connected man because of it.
More than a dozen lawmakers attended a congressional reception this year honoring the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in which Moon declared himself the Messiah and said his teachings have helped Hitler and Stalin be “reborn as new persons.”
At the March 23  ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) wore white gloves and carried a pillow holding an ornate crown that was placed on Moon’s head. The Korean-born businessman and religious leader then delivered a long speech saying he was “sent to Earth . . . to save the world’s six billion people. . . . Emperors, kings and presidents . . . 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.”
The only “international crown of peace awards” went to Moon and his wife.
Moon has claimed to have spoken in “the spirit world” with all deceased U.S. presidents, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed and others. At the March 23 event, he said: “The founders of five great religions and many other leaders in the spirit world, including even Communist leaders such as Marx and Lenin . . . and dictators such as Hitler and Stalin, have found strength in my teachings, mended their ways and been reborn as new persons.” (Link)
Two US congressmen are even filmed carrying the crowns to be placed on the heads of Moon and his wife. (What planet am I living on again?)
Below is an 18-minute video on Moon, this bizarre event, and his level of political influence in Washington. Much of his influence is based on sucking up to right-wing politicians by attacking Democrats, promoting American nationalism, and abstinence education. They returned the favor by sucking up right back to the cult leader, and (apparently) sending government money his way for things like “abstinence education”. It’s amazing how rich Moon is.
I especially like how dead US presidents (from beyond the grave) have endorsed him as messiah. Strangely, the percentage of dead presidents endorsing him was significantly higher than the percentage of living presidents (hmm, I wonder what could possibly explain that?)