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Moon Attracts Pastors to National “Family Values” Conferences

Pastors should be alert to the dangers of accepting free trips to family conferences sponsored by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

"The True Family Values Ministry" program of The Unification Church (UC) of Rev. Sun Myung Moon sponsored a series of all-expense paid weekend conferences in Washington, D.C., in October, November, and December 1996, entitled "Empowering Christianity Through True Family Values." The conferences were paid for by grants from The Washington Times (newspaper) Foundation and the International Religious Foundation. Both organizations are owned by the UC. The conference seminars are advertised to help pastors, laypeople, and educators learn how to build stronger families based on biblical principles.

A quick glance at the promotional literature, however, indicates they are designed to introduce people to UC doctrines. For example, two seminars are entitled "Divine Principle" and 'View of the Principle of the Providential History of Salvation." Both titles clearly reflect Rev. Moon's distorted version of Christianity, which points to him as "Lord of the Second Advent."

The offer of all-expense paid trips to pastors is nothing new for the UC, and will presumably be used to market Moon's peculiar ideas to unsuspecting attendants. We advise all discerning Christians to steer clear of these conferences, free or not. They are nothing more than UC attempts to legitimize their cubic faith.

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  • Tal Davis