The Unification Church, whose members are known as the Moonies, is a personality cult formed by “Reverend” Sun Myung Moon. Moon is a probable psychotic, gibberingly insane SPAGger from South Korea who has lived in the US since 1971. In fact, Moon claims to be the second coming of Jesus. He and his wife have been banned from entering several European countries.
He is popular in the US where the Unification Church has become something of a competitor to scientology. The difference that the Moonies are actually much crazier and more vile, and at the same time probably more powerful, wealthier and more influential. Back in the 70s Moonies were Hare Krishna-like fluffdolls who recruited stoned hippies (earlier it was more or less probably a sex cult back in Korea). But the organization was, and has become more overtly, hardcore rightwing. Among the teachings is the standard crap: anti-gay (Moon has called homosexuals “dung eating dogs”), that the victims of the Holocaust were paying indemnity for the crucifixion of Jesus, theocracy, channeling, and occultism (and of course, the famous arranged marriages of church members determined by the church). One of Sun Myung’s many sons, Heung-Jin Moon, died in 1984, but was apparently resurrected via Heung Jin Moon's embodiment in the body of Cleopas Kundioni, a Zimbabwean member of the Unification Church. Many Moonies referred to Kundioni as “the new Christ” (after all, revd. Moon is God). Apparently Kundioni exploited his position by beating up other Moonies.
However, the scary part isn’t only that Moon has millions of followers in the US; he also has billions and billions of dollars, and his Moonies own and run a long row of businesses and media (in the US and elsewhere): His Saelio Inc. owns the Kahr Arms Company; he owns the United Press International, Washington Times, the New World Encyclopedia, Insight magazine (notice the connection to Joseph Farah), runs the Universal Peace Federation and CAUSA International, and owns the True World Group (if you are eating sushi anywhere in the US chances are you’re paying Revd. Moon). The Moonies have also more or less absorbed Jerry Falwell’s empire and pretty much control Liberty University, and they run the InternationalConference on the Unity of the Sciences. A good resource for Moon-related business, media outlets and recruiting centers is here. The list of Moon-fronts is here. It is … long. Another list is here.
In the mid-1990s, U.S. President George Bush senior accepted millions of dollars from Moon's Women’s Federation for World Peace to speak on Moon's behalf around the world (and he has repeated it later). In January 2001 Moon sponsored President George W. Bush's Inaugural Prayer Luncheon for Unity and Renewal. Bush Jr. returned the favor. George H. W. Bush's youngest son Neil Bush accompanied Moon on a speaking tour of Asian countries in 2005 (and retained the close association). Moon is also closely associated with ultraloon Louis Farrakhan, although that pales by comparison. Bob Dole and Chris Matthews are other names that have been on Moon’s payroll list.
In 2004 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, D.C., Moon crowned himself with what was called the "Crown of Peace". Among the attendees were Senator Mark Dayton (D-Minn.), Representatives Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), as well as former Representative Walter Fauntroy (D-D.C.). Key organizers of the event included George Augustus Stallings, Jr., a controversial former Roman Catholic priest who had been married by Moon, and Michael Jenkins, the president of the American Unification Church at that time.
In April 2008, Moon appointed his youngest son Hyung Jin Moon to be the new leader of the Unification Church and the worldwide Unification Movement.
Diagnosis: Moon himself is a messianic fascist and utterly delusional Sauron-wannabe; absolutely everything about this man is wrong. His followers are therefore insane, and dangerous.