Nation: Battening Down

Seaport frets over Moonies

Hard by the harbor's edge in the venerable Massachusetts fishing port of Gloucester stands the bronze statue of a fisherman, dressed in slicker and sou'wester hat and clutching a schooner's wheel. He is gazing resolutely seaward, as if on the lookout for one of the gales that have claimed thousands of local sailors since the town was settled in 1623. But today a storm of quite a different kind is swirling through Gloucester. This one pits the townspeople against the Moonies, the disciples of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, whose Unification Church has been accused of brainwashing recruits,...

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