The Unification Church's main religious text is the Bible. It is seen as
teaching truth, but is not viewed as truth in itself. It is only a partial revelation. Rev. Moon's interpretations of Christian
beliefs and additional revelations from God are contained in the book Divine Principle,
which was written in Korean in 1959 and translated into English by Young Oon Kim in 1959.
They operate the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas, NM where workshops lasting typically 4 or 7 days are held. See: http://familyfed.org/
once published the Unification News, and Today's World periodicals. We have inquired whether these are still being pubished.
They also once owned a newspaper, the conservative Washington
Times. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): "The
Washington Times is relatively small (circulation 102,000) and money-losing
(it's been estimated that its backer, the Unification Church, has spent more
than $1 billion to keep it going over the past 22 years). But its influence
cannot be measured in those statistics. President Reagan once described it
as his favorite paper. The first President Bush said it 'in my view brings
sanity to Washington, D.C'." President George W. Bush gave a personal
tour for top staff of the Washington Times during 2005-JAN.
Marian Kester Coombs, wife of managing editor Francis Booth Coombs, has
had at least 35 news and opinion pieces published in the Times. SPLC
quotes excerpts from some of her articles:
America has become a "den of iniquity" because of "its
efforts to accommodate minorities."
White men should "run, not walk" to wed "racially
conscious" white women and avoid being out-bred by non-whites.
Latinos are "rising to take this country away from those who made
Muslims are "human hyenas" who "smell blood" and are "closing
in" on their "weakened prey," meaning "the white race."
Blacks, are "saintly victims who can do no wrong."
Black solidarity and non-white immigration are imposing "racial
revolution and decomposition" in America.
The whole of human history as "the struggle of ... races."
Non-white immigration is "importing poverty and revolution"
that will end in "the eventual loss of sovereign American territory."
Muslims In England "are turning life in this once pleasant land
into a misery for its native inhabitants."
According to the SPLC, the Washington TImes had published articles
taken from white supremacist hate groups, anti-Semitic ads for a book called
"For Fear of the Jews," and an ad from a key Holocaust denial group.
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The author of this essay was able to attend a convention on religious
tolerance and freedom in Washington during the late 1990s. The meeting was sponsored by the Washington
Times, which was owned at the time by the Unification Church. Airline fares, meals and accommodation
were heavily subsidized by the Times.
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
Heidi Beirich & Mark Potok, "The News That Fits. Long criticized for
its brand of journalism, The Washington Times makes a habit of publishing
the work of extremists..." Intelligence Report, Southern Poverty Law
Center, 2005-FEB-09, at: http://www.splcenter.org/