Thursday, June 24, 2004

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon Declares Himself the Messiah at the Capital

Before I worked for USA TODAY, I worked for The Washington Times, owned by Moon's followers.

As a shining symbol of democracy, the United States capital is not ordinarily a place where coronations occur. So news that the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the eccentric and exceedingly wealthy Korean-born businessman, donned a crown in a Senate office building and declared himself the Messiah while members of Congress watched is causing a bit of a stir.

See Sheryl Gay Stolberg's article (free registration required) for the rest of today's New York Times article.

Thanks to Ted Olsen for the link.

1 comment:

K. Gordon Neufeld said...

Were you connected to the Unification Church at the time you worked for the Washington Times? I ask because I used to be a "Moonie", and I could have had a job with the Times at its inception in 1981 if not for the fact that I am a Canadian citizen. In its early years the Times had quite a few Unification Church members on its staff, though I'm sure that changed over time.