Updated December 20, 2022
▲ The April 11, 1960 marriage of Sun Myung Moon, born on February 25, 1920 and Hak Ja Han, born on February 10, 1943. (In the years they were born their birthdays were both on January 6 by the lunar calendar.)
In 2011 the Unification Church / Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) initiated a law suit against Hak Ja Han’s eldest living son, Hyun Jin Moon (affiliated with Unification Church International, now called UCI).
It was initiated by Hyung Jin Moon and Kook Jin Moon (FFWPU), Douglas Dong Moon Joo, Peter Kim, Thomas Walsh (Universal Peace Federation – UPF) and Gentaro Kajikuri (deceased, and replaced by Eiji Tokuno) (Unification Church of Japan) (referred together as the “plaintiffs”). Subsequently, Richard Bach (Original name Jin-yong Park, third son of “Tiger” Park and legal advisor to FFWPU and the Mission Foundation), Ki Hoon Kim, Changshik Yang, Sunjo Hwang, Joonho Seuk, Bo Hi Pak, Michael Jenkins and Michael Balcomb all joined in their support of this lawsuit.
The matter is, in fact, a religious dispute and, as expected, by December 2013, the DC court dismissed the entire case, on the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ground that a secular court has no jurisdiction over matters pertaining to religious and theological doctrines.
However, in December 2015, the DC Appellate Court reversed the lower court’s ruling, reasoning that it was premature to decide whether this was indeed a religious dispute over which the U.S. court has no jurisdiction. The Appellate Court ruled that the FFWPU must be given an opportunity to prove their case by conducting “discovery” (The process of gathering evidence under penalty of perjury in order to develop a more complete factual record for the court) in order to determine whether this is actually a religious dispute or not.
Hak Ja Han was deposed (called to testify) in the Washington DC Superior Court on July 13 and 14, 2018. The deposition lasted for approximately 9 hours, about 5-6 hours of which were taken up by translation.
There were hearings on October 30, and November 1, 2018.
Judge Laura A. Cordero
Clocking in at over 9 hours, Hak Ja Han’s depositions in the case are long. Here is a summarized version of each day:
Day 1: https://vimeo.com/300083893
Day 2: https://vimeo.com/300086402
In UCI’s articles of association “Unification Church International” was changed to “UCI” and “Unification Movement”. The term “Divine Principle” was changed to “the theology and principles of the Unification Movement”.
A letter, dated January 2017 from Hyun Jin Moon’s team explains more about the history of the case. LINK
Pence and Pompeo Headlined an Event Mounted by a Group That Says the “Christian Era Has Ended”
And they won’t say if they were paid for their speeches.
by DAVID CORN Washington, DC, Bureau Chief
On May 8, former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headlined a virtual rally organized by an offshoot of the Unification Church, a controversial religious movement known for holding mass weddings of its adherents and that has been accused of being a cult. Though American conservatives have long made common cause with the Unification Church, the head of the outfit that pulled together this event declared not too long ago that the “Christian era has ended”—which means Pence and Pompeo, whose self-professed religious devotion is a prominent part of their respective political profiles, were (knowingly or not) collaborating with and bolstering a group that says it is supplanting the Christianity they embrace.
The event—called the “Rally of Hope”—was hosted by Hak Ja Han Moon, the head of the Unification Church (whose members consider her and her late husband, Sun Myung Moon, the messiahs), and sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, a group co-founded by the Moons in 2005 and affiliated with the Unification Church (which now refers to itself as the Unification movement). According to the UPF, the gathering, put on before a socially distanced audience and supposedly streamed to 1 million people in 194 nations, was held to launch a project called Think Tank 2022, which aims to reunify the Korean Peninsula.
The UPF says this new outfit is a “global multi-sector network of more than 2,000 experts” in business, academia, and other fields, though Think Tank 2022 does not yet have much (or any) online presence. Still, Hak Ja Han Moon was able to draw an impressive amount of star power for this kick-off, with the event featuring speeches from Pence, Pompeo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, past UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, former Republic of Korea Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun, and Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi. Also among the speakers were Jonathan Falwell, a pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Virginia and a son of Jerry Falwell, the founder of the Moral Majority. Another featured participant was Hun Sen, the dictatorial, longtime leader of Cambodia, who has amassed a horrific human rights record.
The three-hour-long event was a celebration of both Moons, with Hak Ja Han Moon referred to as the “mother of Peace” and “Heavenly Parent.” During his videotaped speech, Pence claimed that Think Tank 2022 is “bringing the wisdom of leaders in government, business, religion, civil society” and that thanks to this new endeavor, “the dream of peaceful cooperation and unity will be closer to reality than ever before.” (Pence spoke at a previous and similar Rally of Hope in March.) Pompeo, who was introduced as a “devout Christian,” hailed former President Donald Trump’s assorted engagements with Kim Jong Un, the tyrannical and murderous leader of North Korea. “We tried something different,” Pompeo said. (Foreign policy specialists have tended to note Trump’s overly palsy overtures to Kim yielded no true progress.) Gingrich praised the Moons, the Universal Peace Federation, Think Tank 2022, and the Washington Times, the conservative paper Sun Myung Moon founded. Esper noted that Hak Ja Han Moon has been “working to help strengthen America’s role in the world.” He didn’t elaborate on what he meant by that.
The rally ended with a ceremony that was staged to look like an official act. A color guard brandishing the flags of nations from around the world marched about. Then Hak Ja Han Moon came out to “receive” the “historic resolution” establishing Think Tank 2022. She signed this document and then struck a gong to declare the project launched.
It’s unclear what Think Tank 2022 is actually doing. The group does not seem to have a website. A week after the rally, the project was not mentioned on the home page of the Universal Peace Federation. Mother Jones sent Larry Moffitt, a spokesperson for UPF, an email with a list of questions regarding Think Tank 2022—who are its 2,000 experts, who is running this operation, how much funding does it have? The email also asked if Pence, Pompeo, Esper, Gingrich, and the other speakers at the Rally for Hope were paid for their participation. Reached by phone, Moffitt said he would look at that email “and get back to you.” He did not.
Pence, Pompeo, Gingrich, and Esper did not respond to questions about their appearances at the event.
The Unification movement has long sought to cultivate allies among Washington powerbrokers, particularly on the right. That was presumably one motivation for Sun Myung Moon in 1982 to establish the Washington Times, which has long been a mouthpiece for Republicans and conservatives. In 2004, he managed to hold a bizarre crowning ceremony for himself and his wife within a Senate office building, during which he declared in Korean that he was the Messiah. (Presidents and kings, he said, had “declared to all heaven and earth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity’s Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent.”) Some members of Congress who attended the event—which was sponsored by the Washington Times Foundation—insisted they had been duped.
Full Mother Jones article HERE
▲ The March 23, 2004 ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) wore white gloves and carried a pillow holding an ornate crown that was placed on Moon’s head. The Korean-born businessman and religious leader then delivered a long speech.
▲ Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han Moon at the Senate’s Dirksen Building, where they were honored in a “Crown of Peace” ceremony. Several lawmakers attended the event. The crowns have SHAMAN motifs.
Soon-ae Hong, the mother of Hak Ja Han
Soon-ae Hong was in a sex cult. In 1957 she was jailed for two years for beating to death a mentally-ill boy to remove evil spirits.
The Continued Consolidation of Hak Ja Han’s New Theology
“95% of Sun Myung Moon’s words are not true.”
from lecture about the new Hak Ja Han providence.
Senior pastor Myeongdae Kim’s lecture “Mrs. Hak Ja Han, the Only-Begotten Daughter, and Substantial Holy Spirit” delivered at Whasun Church on November 27, 2022, has been spread around in the form of a video (though only audio of the lecture exists) recently by Hyun Jin (Preston) followers and Hyung Jin (Sanctuary) followers alike. Kim is the former National Leader of FFWPU Japan and the current Vice-President of the Committee of Elder Pastors Association of the Family Federation in Korea.
Transcript of Myeongdae Kim’s lecture:
“Mrs. Hak Ja Han, the Only-Begotten Daughter, and Substantial Holy Spirit”
Regarding Father’s words, please listen to me carefully. If you do not understand this correctly, trouble may befall you. 95% of Father’s words are not true.
The issue of Father having original sin is an important matter. You all heard what Mother said. “How can Father not have original sin if all of his siblings had original sin?”
Do you know when Mother said this? A few months ago. Mother mentioned that Father was born with original sin.
Then, leaders near her stood up quickly and tried to stop her from speaking. They insisted that if she said such things, all the members would leave. They asked her to deny what she said and retract those words.
If her words are revelation of Heaven’s secret, how can they be retracted? Mother’s answer was, “Let’s talk about it next time”. How could they act like that (towards Mother) up to now?
Father was chosen as the savior, Messiah, Lord of the Second Advent. He was chosen before he was born. However, Father wasn’t the only person who was chosen before birth. If you listen to Mother’s words, Father was not the only one who was chosen as the Lord of the Second Advent, Savior, and Messiah.
At that time, there were many other people appearing, such as Na Un-mong, Park Tae-seon, and Yang Docheon.
There were many similar spiritual people and spiritual groups, dozens of people just like Father. This was 100 years ago.
Listen to me carefully. She said, “From among the many I observed, I decided I should choose Father.” She said there were dozens of people [like Father]. Dozens of people! Mother said that there were several people from which she could have chosen to be the True Father. There were several people!
Do you understand? Not just one person. Among them, Mother selected Father. Why did she choose Father? She considered various things, like Father’s ancestors and his sincerity. For Mother, wouldn’t she have discussed various matters with her mother, Daemonim? (Mother thought), socially speaking, ‘if I marry him, then I can sufficiently fulfill Heaven’s providence.’ She chose (this way).
Simply put, there are stories about the wild olive tree and true olive tree in the Divine Principle. What would happen if Adam and Eve were perfected? They would become true olive trees.
Mother, who is without original sin, selected Father, who had original sin. So, she had her holy wedding with Father on March 16th, 1960 (lunar calendar). Mother engrafted Father through the holy wedding.
Because Father was engrafted, it was on that day, at that time, that Father was liberated from his original sin.
True Mother is the First Coming, the Only-Begotten Daughter, not the Second Coming, who came to this earth as the substantial Holy Spirit for the first time in history. Is Father the First Coming or the Second Coming? He is the Second Coming.
Because he came as the second coming of Jesus. It’s not that Jesus himself came again. But rather, because the world that was to be created through Jesus was not achieved, Father was raised as Jesus’ substitute to come again after 2000 years.
Father is the Second Coming, but Mother is the First Coming. If Jesus had a wife, then she (Mother) would be the Second Coming, but Jesus couldn’t get married. So, Mother is the First Coming. Never forget this. Mother is the First Coming. She is the First Coming. Mother has no original sin!!
When Father married Mother through the holy marriage, it is at that moment that Father’s original sin was removed.
And because Father and Mother without original sin came into the world, they conceived children without original sin, and we too were liberated from original sin.
Mother said that Father failed to fulfill his responsibility. Did you hear? Mother said Father failed to fulfill his responsibility.
So, what responsibility did Father fail to fulfill? He failed to sit his children down and tell them, “Your mother is not merely your physical mother, she is the Only-Begotten Daughter.
She is the Only Begotten Daughter who was born of the Holy Spirit. You must attend your mother.” She said he never educated the children in this way. These are Mother’s words.