Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hey! Where’s My Coronation?

What’s this crap?

March 23, 2004. Dirksen Senate Office Building. A bunch of pols show up to honor Sun Myung Moon as “King of Peace.” One conservative lawmaker handed the tax cheat and jailbird cult leader a crown on a pillow. And to top it off, Reverend Moon declared himself the True Messiah (move over, Jesus).

So why does a loon like Moon get special treatment? Especially from so-called conservative politicians?

Sure, a North Korean expatriate ranting against Satanic communism is an easy sell to the religious right crowd. But throughout his book, Bad Moon Rising, reporter John Gorenfeld mentions some of Moon’s other “conservative” beliefs:

-- God spoke directly to Moon and said that Jesus screwed up, so it was up to Moon to save humanity.

-- Various dead US presidents have communicated their approval of Moon from the other side. On their behalf Richard Nixon stated: “We resolve and proclaim Rev. Sun is the Lord of the Second Advent, the Messiah, the Savior, and the True Parent.”

-- Christian churches should take down any crosses because the cross symbolizes Christ’s failure at messiahdom.

-- Caucasians are descended from polar bears.

Does any of this sound like traditional Christian American values?

But I know why I don’t get special treatment from politicians. Moon has one thing I don’t have. Money. Tons of it. And with lotsa money you can buy influence, even control.

If I had enough money, I could probably sponsor an act of ritual sex magick to call forth the Whore of Babylon right there in Congress.

Considering how things are going lately, I think someone beat me to it. And now we’re all going to get crowned.


Crushed said...

It's funny how American politicians and celebrities seem to allow these cults to gain credibility- the Scientologists are a case in point.

Ray said...


Gee, you have a problem with Scientology? You wouldn't sign the Lisa McPherson Clause?


X. Dell said...

Don't get me started on McPherson.

It's not bad enough that some Americans would like to start a theocracy here, do we have to worship someone who's not Americans? Or only those with polar bear ancestors (that would be the bulk of Moon's US base)?

I had to admit that made me laugh hard.

Ray said...

X. Dell:

Yes, the foreign influences on our country. Let's be glad that the US didn't borrow lots of money from China.

Seriously, the Lisa McPherson case has a lot of twists and turns that I think you could do justice in a blog series (or maybe you were planning to already?).