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In 1977-78 the Supreme Rabbinic Court of America, a duly constituted Halachic Bet Din, (Court of Jewish Law), examined and reviewed the Unification Church and its affiliate organization known as "Judaism In Service to the World." After nearly a year of deliberations they published their conclusions which included, among other things, the following charges against the leaders of the Unification Church organization "Judaism in Service to the World" (all of whom were Unification Church leaders):

"Using lies and deceptive techniques to attempt to infiltrate and destroy Jewish organizations."

"Training and conditioning Jews to be self-haters."

"Preaching and indoctrinating Jewish youth into believing that they and their parents, like all Jews, have the blood of Satan and murderers in their veins."

In addition to these charges by the Supreme Rabbinic Court, many former Unification Church members have testified of having heard many anti-Semitic statements from Moon and his Unification Church. Many have also testified that Moon actually teaches that the Korean race is superior.

Steve Hassan, a former Unification Church leader, is today considered one of America's leading experts in counseling people who have been involved in cults. His book, Combatting Cult Mind Control is highly acclaimed by both mental health professionals and clergy as an authoritative work on the subject. Mr. Hassan is highly respected for his work in educating the public about the use of deception, mind control and other techniques used by cults. On the internet is an article by this former Unification Church member entitled, "The Truth About Sun Myung Moon." On p.10 of this article it says:

"A prominent rabbi wrote an analysis paper of the Divine Principle in the late 1970's for The American Jewish Committee and found dozens of anti-Semitic references throughout the book...Moon believes that in the "ideal world" all languages will be abolished except Korean. He believes that the Korean race is "superior" and that `Orientals' are more spiritual than Caucasians or Blacks. Although Moon's rhetoric is against racism, his words and actions seem very racist. I was present for his "Blacks are more talented in the physical aspect" talk and I remember at that time looking into the eyes of a black woman. We shrugged our shoulders and felt that if Moon was saying it, then it must be true. Here is an excerpt from that speech: `Father thinks about the three races; yellow, black, and white. Orientals can contribute in the spiritual aspect, white people can contribute in the analytic scientific area, while black people can contribute in the physical area. Physical educational development of physical fitness, the area of health. That's one of the reasons Glenda Moody's project (D.C. Strider's Track Club) with black young people is very fantastic. From now on, two thirds of the athletes may come from black people. Even basketball games have a dominant population of black people. The talented area of black people is in this physical aspect. So, the short cut for the black people's achievement in this world is in this physical aspect.'" (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks, 7/29/74) (Steve Hassan, "The Truth About Sun Myung Moon", Website address (URL): (see Groups, Moon Organization)

Moon is saying that blacks are talented physically but not intellectually or spiritually!

The following excerpt was taken from an article in the Napa Sentinel and is also accessible on the internet:

"Moon sees Christian Churches as furthering Satan's power. "Israel was God's chosen nation, but the Jews, falling prey to Satan's power, rejected Jesus. God punished them with centuries of suffering, and finally cleansed them by killing six million in World War II. But the Jews had missed their chance. God had to find a new Messiah and a new Adam nation, because it is God's principle not to use the same people and the same territory twice", Moon teaches. "Korea was ideally suited for several reasons. It is a peninsula, physically resembling the male sex organ. Like the Italian peninsula, cultures of islands and continents can mingle there to form a unified civilization corresponding to the Roman Empire."

Moon says that Japan is in the position of Eve.

"Being only an island country, it cannot be Adam. It yearns for male - peninsula Korea on the mainland." Moon says the Japanese generally are effeminate people who want to be dominated by stronger, manly powers. "But as Eve prevailed over Adam in the Fall, Japan prevailed over Korea in the colonial period. And like Eve in the Fall, Japan became a Satanic power."

The United States is viewed by Moon as an archangel country.

"The archangel America helped the Adam country Korea by sending Christian missionaries, rescuing it from Japanese rule, and stopping the advance of Satan's Adam, Communist North Korea. America is too arrogant and individualistic, however. It cannot remain the world leader because God has destined America to serve Korea," Moon teaches." (Harry Martin & David Caul, "Moonies: What Rev. Moon Teaches The Young" [3rd in a series], The Napa Sentinel, March 13, 1992) (Website address:

Here I must point out that I never use the term "Moonie", considering it derogatory and demeaning, but always treat Unification Church members with respect and refer to Unification Church members as "Unificationists". So I do not agree with the use of the term used above but am merely documenting the name of the article. But I thought it necessary to quote this article and other above information that the truth might be known, that Rev. Moon is not such the great champion of racial equality that he wants you to think he is!

Moon humbly said of himself, in his speech given on True Parents Day, April 18, 1996,

"Within this world there is no individual whom God loves more than Reverend Moon." (Sun Myung Moon, Unification News, June 1996, p. 3)

The Washington Post recently reported:

"Moon is down on America and American membership,’ said John Stacey, 23, who left the church earlier this year. `He’s always saying Americans are stupid and lazy, they’re evil.’ ... Asians, Moon explains in sermons, are being brought to America to repair a satanic culture. ... `Orientals,’ he (Moon) added, `are here to save your nation of America’." Most of the faith’s new members in the past decade have been Koreans and other Asians who come to the United States. Many first arrive as students at the University of Bridgeport, the Connecticut school the Unification movement took over in 1992 by assuming it’s debt and promising scholarship money in a loan of more than $60 million. Many of the students are church members, according to a member of the student government." (Marc Fisher, "Stymied in U.S....", Washington Post, Nov. 24, 1997)

The Unification Church teaches its members:

"At the leaders’ meeting on June 6, 1997, on True Day of All Things, Father emphasized for about 30 minutes that every non-Korean member must learn Korean...On August 10, 1997, Father strongly emphasized that those who do not speak Korean will not be qualified to attend the leaders’ meetings. ... Father also mentioned that Koreans are the blood lineage of True Parents..." (Prof. Taek Yong Oh--Unification Theological Seminary, "Hoon Dok Hoi --A New Tradition from True Parents", Today’s World, December, 1997 pp.12-13)

Cynthia Lilly is one mother whose family was almost destroyed by the Unification Church (as was reported on NBC’s "Today Show", Nov. 11, 1993 [See on the internet "Sun Myung Moon’s Family Values - A Mother’s Story" (see "Mass Wedding") see other similar stories by ex-members also at this website). Concerning public figures, celebrities, and politicians (like former President Bush) who make speeches for Moon’s front organizations (like the Family Federation for World Peace, Women’s Federation for World Peace, etc.) she expresses the view of many whose children have been recruited into the Unification Church: "All these people should know better. My daughter would tell me over and over how in their recruiting films they would show Moon with Bush to impress young people. They use the films of Moon and Bush and other celebrities to reassure parents that it is okay that their children are on the streets selling flowers 18 hours a day."
(Washington Post, July 30, 1996, p.E10)

Maclean's, Canada's highly respected newsmagazine, reported: "...Ingo Michehl, a 29-year-old native of Germany who was drawn into Moon's orbit at a church-funded student centre near San Francisco in 1986. For the next 6 years, Michehl criss-crossed the United States in a van with 10 others, selling landscape photographs and other novelty items 18 hours a day to raise money for the church. At times, he says, church leaders also ordered him and fellow unpaid recruits to work for the Women's Federation and other Moonie groups. Michehl, who is now studying psychology in New England, says he has nothing but contempt for the public figures who knowingly associate with Moon and his myriad organizations: "Moon gets his picture taken with a celebrity and uses it to recruit people. And when you go to the centre you see pictures of Moon with all these big guys. It's a credibility thing. You think, `Well, what could possibly be wrong with this organization?'" (Ross Laver and Paul Kaihla, Maclean's, "Sun Myung Moon Embraces the High and Mighty", Oct 23, 1995, p.46.) There are many former Unification Church members with similar stories.

Moon teaches that he is supposed to be the absolute ruler of a global theocracy.

"The whole world is in my hand, and I will conquer and subjugate the world." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks, 5/17/73)

In the aforementioned article by Steve Hassan, this former Unification Church leader also reports:

"Moon believes that he is ordained by God to take over the earth, where he and his progeny have absolute power to rule politically. He has talked many times about wanting to take over America politically." (Steve Hassan, "The Truth About Sun Myung Moon", Website address (Url): (see Groups, Moon Organization)

Sun Myung Moon teaches:

"Let's say there are 500 sons and daughters like you in each state. Then we could control the government. ...The time will come, without my seeking it, that my words will almost serve as law. If I ask a certain thing, it will be done. If I don't want something, it will not be done." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks 3/24/74)

"I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them.... Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me." (Rev. Moon, Today's World, April 1995 p.6)

"After being released from Danbury prison, I prevailed over the U.S. Congress within seven years. Do you understand? I prevailed over the United Nations General Assembly in seven years." (Rev. Moon, Today's World, March 1995, pp. 6-7)

"Any politician who wants to run for president will come to me in a few years." (Rev. Moon, Today's World, Nov/Dec 1994, p. 19)

 "You must understand what I have in mind and take my commands as strict orders." (Sun Myung Moon, "Who Are the Parents of Heaven and Earth and the Unified World?", Today's World, Nov/Dec 1994, p. 9)

"Therefore, as individuals and families you have to absolutely follow True Parents. Your opinion cannot stand against True Parents." (Sun Myung Moon, Today's World, August 1996, p. 9)

"So from this time of peak every people or every organization that goes against the Unification Church will gradually come down or drastically come down and die. Many people will die -- those who go against our movement." (Sun Myung Moon, Master Speaks 2/14/74)

"The true sovereign is not the American president nor the English king, but the Lord of the Second Advent." (Rev. Moon, "Returning to the Home Country," Unification News, November, 1993, p.3)

Of course, Moon claims that he is the "Lord of the Second Advent".

"From now on, Americans must listen to me and follow me." (Sun Myung Moon, "Who Are the Parents of Heaven and Earth and the Unified World?", Today's World, Nov/Dec 1994, p.7)

Quoting from the Unification Church book, The Victory of Love, a message is recorded that came from a Unification Church member operating as a medium which the Unification Church claims is a message from Jesus speaking from the spirit world:

"But when the Christians can recognize that I have come again, and that I walk on this earth arm in arm with our True Parents, when they can kneel down in humility before the throne of our True Parents..." (Purportedly by the spirit of Heung Jin Nim Moon, The Victory of Love, NY, NY: The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, 1992, p.65)

Every Sunday, on the first day of every month, and on four holy days that the group observes, at 5:00 a.m., Unification Church members around the world hold "pledge service." Before the pledge is said, three complete bows from a standing position to a fetal kneeling position are performed facing an altar. In the center of the altar is a picture of Moon (and his second wife). Members bow three times with their face touching the floor and then, out loud and in unison, recite a five-point pledge to be faithful to God and to Sun Myung Moon.

Rev. Ahn gives us Unification Church teaching as recorded in Today's World, a magazine for Unification Church members:

"Every day I bow down to True Parents, morning and night, and pray. Through doing this, I can separate from Satan." (Rev. Ahn, Today's World, January 1995, p. 27)

"I teach our members to bow to True Parents morning and night..." (Rev. Ahn, Today's World, January, 1995, p. 39)

And Rev. Moon himself teaches:

"Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me." (Rev. Moon, Today's World, March 1995 p.6)

"Is there any religious leader in the United States who can surpass me?" (Nobody). (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, Nov./Dec. 1994, p.18)

"When you bow to True Parents’ picture and display the Unification Church flag, Satan will have to go far away from your home." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, January, 1995, p.14)

"...Christianity and all other religions must recommend the Unification Church as the true solution." (Ibid. p.18)

"God knows very well that the Unification Church is the only answer." (Sun Myung Moon, Today's World, Nov/Dec 1994, p.33)

"My teachings are the keys to enter the Kingdom of Heaven ... To open the door, you need to obtain the key from me. If you try any other means to get into the Kingdom of Heaven, it does not work." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, May/June 1994, p.12)

"If religion becomes unified, the nation and everything else can be unified. Unknown to everyone, in this sense, God prepared the Unification Church to replace everything." (Sun Myung Moon, Today’s World, March 1995, p.5)

Sun Myung Moon does want to unite all races and all peoples -- in serving and submitting to him with unquestioning mindless obedience, in setting him up as the absolute ruler of the world, in following him and his many false teachings (e.g. that Jesus was conceived by Mary having sex with Zechariah), in proclaiming him as the "sinless" Messiah, "True Father", "True Parent", in bowing down to him, etc., etc.!!!

Let us seek to promote racial harmony, and strong families, but in a way which cannot be used by Moon to exalt himself, to seek to convince people that he is the Messiah, to cause people to become slaves for him, and expand his kingdom of the cults. Let us speak out against the false teachings and deceptive practices of Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church. (See Examples of the Use of Deception by the Unification Church on our website.)


This article by David Wolfe

Note: Whenever in this article quoted words are in bold print, italicized or underlined, these were used by this writer for emphasis.

(More information about this subject at the website of former Unification Church member Craig Maxim)


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