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Why aren't John McCain and the GOP's links to the Reverend Moon and his Unification Church dominating the news cycle?  The Moon story has income tax fraud, adultery, reincarnation, violence, billions of dollars spent to keep money-losing right-wing institutions afloat AND hilarious video of the Reverend Moon being crowned as "the New Messiah" in the Senate Office Building in a ceremony sponsored and organized by one of John McCain's chief advisors.  We're talking a coronation with scarlet fur robes and big gold CROWNS -- big ol' Burger King hats made of precious metal and ornamented with valuable gems.

This story has EVERYTHING!  Why aren't we seeing footage of it 24/7?

As has been diaried here by DarkSyde and others, Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Church is set on overthrowing America and the Republican Party is his chosen tool.  Moon has stated:

After the demise of communism and the destruction of democracy, all that will remain will be the True Family and True Children system, centered upon True Parents [Moon's title for himself and his wife]. That is what is happening now...
America may boast of its virtues to the world, but look, democracy is now reaching the end of its rope. People thought democracy is the final anchor of the free world, but it is reaching its end. So what is left? America has been telling the weaker nations that they have to accept democracy, forcing them to receive so-called democracy. But look at America. It is rotten, top to bottom. There is nothing to be proud of, not their way of walking or talking or thinking.

Moon founded and owns The Washington Times, Ronald Reagan's "favorite newspaper", as well as Insight Magazine and the UPI.  Moon said he established the newspaper

in response to heaven's direction... The Washington Times is responsible to let the American people know about God...   The Washington Times will become the instrument in spreading the truth about God to the world.

The Times has cost Moon almost a hundred million dollar every single year since it was founded in 1982 -- but it provides a well-paid perch for right-wing pundits, who embrace the Moonies and give him priceless access to the Republican Party.  George H.W. Bush has appeared at major Moon-sponsored events and taken large sums of his money.  As does Neil Bush.  And President Bush named a former Unification Church leader -- Josette Sheeran -- as his undersecretary of state for economic, business, and agriculture affairs.  

Jerry Falwell, whose endorsement John McCain eagerly sought and won, owed  Reverend Moon millions... and went to his grave denying it:

On Jan. 28, 1995, a beaming Rev. Falwell told his Old Time Gospel Hour congregation news that seemed heaven sent. Falwell hailed two Virginia businessmen as the financial saviors of debt-ridden Liberty University.  "They had to borrow money, hock their houses, hock everything," Falwell said. "Thank God for friends like Dan Reber and Jimmy Thomas." Falwell's congregation rose as one to applaud...

Reber and Thomas earned Falwell's public gratitude by excusing the fundamentalist Christian college of about one-half of its $73 million debt...  Falwell’s secret benefactor was Rev. Moon... covertly, Moon helped bail out Liberty University through one of his front groups which funneled $3.5 million to the Reber-Thomas Christian Heritage Foundation, the non-profit that had purchased the school's debt.

GOP Presidential candidate John McCain's chief advisor, lobbyist Charlie Black, works for the Reverend Moon's Unification Church.  On May 23, 2004, he sponsored and arranged for Reverend Moon to be crowned as the New Messiah in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, before an audience of American and foreign politicians and bewildered-looking representatives from many of the world's major religions.  

Here's the video of the TRUE PARENTS' CROWN OF PEACE CEREMONY that Charlie Black organized in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in 2004.  In the video, Moon and his wife are wrapped in royal mantles and crowned.  Here's a partial transcript from the video, prepared by John Gorenfeld, author of 'Bad Moon Rising', described by Sidney Blumenthal as, "A mind-altering expose of the cult within the cult, the Moon empire, and its astonishing influence inside Washington, the Republican Party, and the vast right-wing conspiracy.":

ANNOUNCER:  "And a miracle happened that day. One rabbi, seeing Christians, Muslims and Jews coming together in a spirit of reconciliation, suddenly came to the stage to give a prophetic proclamation."

DISSIPATED-LOOKING RABBI:  "Angels Malochim run to this holy chair of the throne room. They say, Is it time for the true Mesioch to come? Is it time for the true Messiah to come? I will now do this. Because [gesturing emotionally] I have never seen this miracle, where Jews, Christians and Muslims COME TOGETHER FOR PEACE!"  He toots the ram's horn.
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UPI publisher Chung Kwak now takes the stand.  KWAK: "True Father, and True Mother are sure the champions of peace...the King and the Queen of Peace, and the King and Queen of the second and third Israel!"
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Sun Myung Moon has denounced the United States as "Satan's harvest" and compared American women to "prostitutes", has vowed to destroy American democracy and individualism as he builds a one-world state.  Once his plan to "swallow entire America" is complete, Moon says there will be "some individuals who complain inside your stomach. However, they will be digested."   Since the traditional media can't be bothered to report on this man's plans to "swallow entire America", maybe the Department of Homeland Security needs to be notified?

Originally posted to astor column on Wed May 28, 2008 at 09:09 AM PDT.

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