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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 11:25 AM
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19. Heh heh. One of the great all-time moments in Congressional Corruption.
Rev MOON wears crown and robes in Dirksen Senate Office Building function.

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This is too crazy to make up. Seems plenty of big wigs in government -- not all of whom are conservative nutjobs -- were on hand to make Rev Sun Myung Moon feel "special." He even had a shofar salute. This is not a joke. -- Octafish

Rev. Moon's Curtain Call

By Bill Berkowitz, AlterNet

May 11, 2004

It's practically impossible to keep up with all the projects and conferences, rallies and summits, front groups and businesses, and political machinations involving the Rev. Moon's Unification Church currently known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Having recently celebrated his 84th birthday, the Rev. Moon seems rejuvenated and desiring to increase his visibility, while at the same time this master of mixed and often convoluted messages appears to be preparing his final farewell to America. Along the way, however, he is trying to plant the seeds of his political legacy with help from some powerful political friends.


Moon considers himself to be the True Father, the Messiah, and has stated numerous times that his goal, as Fred Clarkson put it in his book Eternal Hostility, is "an autocratic theocracy to rule the world."

On the evening of March 23, a group of the Rev. Moon's powerful political friends gathered at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. There, the Reverend presided over a ceremony presenting "Crown of Peace" awards to a number of honored guests. Seven U.S. Congressmen Democrats Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota, Rep. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Harold E Ford Jr. of Tennessee, Sanford D. Bishop Jr. of Georgia and Republicans Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett of Maryland, Christopher B. Cannon of Utah, and Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania received "Ambassadors for Peace" awards.

The Rev. Moon, who was decked out in a campy floor-length cape, was presented with an ornate gold crown and a lifetime achievement award. Introduced by a shofar-blowing rabbi, the Rev. told the star-studded audience made up of congressional members and a number of religious leaders that a "new era" had come: "Open your hearts and receive the secrets that Heaven is disclosing in this age through me."


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