Of Moon and Mammon

The Korean evangelist is charged with tax evasion

When it comes to legal troubles, there is nothing much new under the heavens for the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the South Korean evangelist who since 1971 has claimed to be acting in the U.S. under direct instructions from Jesus Christ. Parents whose teen-age children have been lured away from home and into Moon's Unification Church have lodged kidnaping charges against the church. New York City tax authorities have won court rulings declaring that religion is not the "primary purpose" of the church and that some of its property in the city is...

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