By Kelleigh Nelson:
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” — Thomas Jefferson
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” — Ephesians 5:11
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. — Matthew 7:15-20
The Sun Myung Moon Connection to the CNP
Today we are seeing the truth of the above statements unfold before our very eyes. Our country has fallen prey to those who seek power for their own benefit, those who worship themselves over God, those who only mention God and the Bible to score political points in order to move their own agendas forward.
The United States has entered a new period as a country in decline, and that decline is now accelerating. Those who are now governing this nation are doing so without God, and without the principles of the Bible, and they are proving everyday how impossible it is to rightly govern without them.
The Council for National Policy claims to stand for traditional values, small government and a strong military, but they have cuddled with CFR members, with cultists/occultists, and with enemies of freedom and liberty. This was most obvious with the council members’ affiliations with Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
The CNP members claim to be Christians, but quite obviously their love of money is the motivating force behind their actions. Cultist Sun Myung Moon was deeply involved with the members of the Council for National Policy as well as the Heritage Foundation.
Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church
Sun Myung Moon was born in 1920 in what is now North Korea. At the time, Korea was under Japanese rule. Moon was raised in the Presbyterian church, one of many faiths persecuted by the Japanese rulers. The political upheavals caused divisions and new movements in Korean Christianity, including a group known as “spiritualists” who received new revelations from God and looked for a Korean messiah.
Moon said that on Easter morning at the age of 16, he had a vision in which Jesus asked him to complete his unfinished work as messiah, which is to bring the Kingdom of God to mankind and peace on earth. Accepting this call, Moon studied the Bible and other religious teachings and developed his complex doctrines about God, love, sin and the means of salvation. One wonders what other “religious teachings” he studied.
Moon began to preach his doctrines in Korea in 1946. Two years later he was excommunicated by the Presbyterian Church, and shortly thereafter he was imprisoned and tortured by the North Korean authorities for reasons that are not entirely clear. In 1950 he was released and fled to South Korea, where in 1954 he founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (HSA-UWC), or the Unification Church.
Moon’s Unification theology is complex, but a central tenet is to right the wrongs of Adam and Eve. According to Moon’s Divine Principle, Satan seduced Eve, who then had illicit relations with Adam and spawned impure children.
Moon regarded Jesus as the second Adam, but Jesus was crucified before he could marry and bring forth sinless progeny. Thus, according to Moon, mankind’s salvation depended on a third savior to appear on Earth and marry a pure woman. Together they would become the “true parents” of mankind and beget pure families to populate the kingdom of God. In line with that doctrine, Moon says Jesus failed in his mission to save mankind because he did not procreate. Moon saw himself as a second messiah who will not make the same mistake. He engaged in sex with a variety of women over the decades, including having out-of-wedlock children with mistresses. The total number of his offspring is a point of debate inside the Unification Church.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Rev. Moon, in the 60s, both he and his Unification Church were universally regarded as a dangerous cult. The abuse his followers suffered at the hands of their mind manipulating master is indeed very well established. I remember well the loss suffered by my mother’s good friends when their only child joined the Moonies. The parents had their son kidnapped and deprogrammed, but he went back. Those parents could not leave anything to their son because it would go directly to Moon.
Moon’s claims included stating that Christ failed His mission, and that Moon himself was the “new messiah” who came to fulfill the mission of God. He also claimed that it was his mission to ‘unite the world through uniting religious forces.’ But would it shock you to know that nearly all the big name Christian evangelicals have extremely strong ties to him? (Ties for Moon’s money).
Moon owns the Washington Times newspaper, which Reagan stated he read every morning. The former editor of that newspaper was CNP and CFR member Arnaud de Borchgrave, who now heads Moon’s UPI. The Unification church has pumped 1.7 billion into the Washington Times to keep it afloat. These monies have been alleged to have come from the Korean CIA.
Robert Grant and the American Freedom Coalition
Council for National Policy (CNP) member, Rev. Robert Grant, (Link) headed up the American Freedom Coalition (AFC), which was a front group within the CNP for Moon. The American Freedom Coalition began in 1987 with a merger of Robert Grant’s fundamentalist organization, Christian Voice, and the American Constitution Committee of Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, with the Moon conglomerate providing the initial funding. Its first activity, orchestrated by direct-mail expert Richard Viguerie, was a massive fundraising effort for the Nicaraguan contras and CNP charter member, Oliver North.
Grant’s organization received over $5 M in two years from Moon. Link This gave Moon the opportunity to fund other CNP members. For a full view of who was involved in the AFC, please click on the above AFC link as the connections show a huge spider web to other CNP members and the left.
The below article originally appeared in the Feb. 5, 1988, issue of Christianity Today. At the time, author Kim Lawton was a Washington Correspondent for the magazine.
AFC leadership comes from a five-person national board of directors with Robert Grant, founder and chairman of the lobby group, Christian Voice (formerly headquartered at the Heritage Foundation in the 70s and 80s), acting as president and national spokesman. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Ralph Abernathy is AFC vice-president, and former Congressmen Richard Ichord (D-Mo.) and Bob Wilson (R-Calif.) are cochairmen of the board. Conservative fund raiser Richard Viguerie serves as secretary.
The CAUSA connection
A major problem for the group has been continuing rumors of association with the Unification Church. Grant, a graduate of Wheaton College and Fuller Theological Seminary, refused to be directly interviewed by Christianity Today, but agreed to respond on paper to submitted questions. Grant acknowledged that he looked to “recruit a broad base” from his contacts with “Confederation of the Associations for the Unification of the Societies of the Americas“ (CAUSA),(which is Unification Church’s political arm) a political organization that was founded by Sun Myung Moon, which receives funds from “business interests connected with the Unification Church,” and is led by Unification official and Moon associate, Bo Hi Pak.
Grant said that upon his direct solicitation, CAUSA USA president Philip Sanchez (VP of Moon’s Washington Times, and Board Member of Moon’s University of Bridgeport) and CAUSA International president Bo Hi Pak agreed to help AFC in several ways:
- Time on the program agenda of all CAUSA conferences in order to enable AFC board members to present the goals of the AFC and to solicit members.
- Access to the names of thousands of attendees who have participated in previous CAUSA conferences.
- The services of one staff member per state to help in reaching out to the CAUSA “graduates” and to encourage them to join the AFC, as well as the services of several others to help the new AFC Office in Washington, D.C.
State directors for Christian Voice and the American Constitution Committee (ACC), a CAUSA project, lead the state AFC organizations. Grant said the AFC has approximately 65 CAUSA/ACC employees nationwide. According to information provided to Christianity Today by current and former AFC members, the majority of AFC administrative officers, including the executive director, administrative director, and publications editor are members of the Unification Church and have been officials of CAUSA and ACC.
Despite his controversial beliefs and cult activities, Moon bought many friends on the American right, especially those in the CNP, — as well as among African-American religious figures — by spreading around vast sums of money. The totals are estimated in the billions of dollars, with much of it targeted on political infrastructure: direct-mail operations, video services for campaign ads, professional operatives and right-wing media outlets. Through The Washington Times and its affiliated publications — now defunct, Insight magazine and The World & I — Moon not only showcased conservative opinions, but he created seemingly legitimate conduits to funnel money to individuals and companies he sought to influence.
In Part 16, we’ll look at some of Moon’s blasphemous speeches, those in attendance, and those on the right who were “bought-and-paid-for” recipients of Moon’s largess.
And yes, I know that reading this series is very disheartening. I get many letters asking me if there is anyone we can put our faith in who will save our Republic. My answer is this….our one hope is God, and His Son, the Messiah, King of Glory, Jesus of Nazareth. Read your Bibles, pray without ceasing and work to save your beloved country. Pray for a Nineveh…and as our Lord said, “and having done all, TO STAND.”
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