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The Moonies "Unification Church" gained a lot of adverse publicity in the 70's and then seemed to drop off the map, well they never really dissappeared and last year rev Moon was recognised and crowned The Messiah in a US Senate Building of all places!!
For those that feel America doesn't have enough coronation ceremonies, you're gonna love this:
Here's a juicy quote:
The US Senate was used for a bizarre ritual in which the Rev Sun Myung Moon, the head of the Unification church, was "crowned" and declared himself the messiah in the presence of more than a dozen Republican and Democratic members of Congress, it was reported yesterday.
"Emperors, kings and presidents ... have declared to all heaven and Earth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity's saviour, messiah, returning Lord and true parent," the 85-year-old Korean "Moonie" cult leader told several hundred guests at the meeting in one of the Senate's office buildings on March 23, according to the Washington Post.
And here is the very informative blog of the reporter who broke the above story, John Gorenfeld
A video and transcript of the above coronation ceremony is on John's site here