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Sun Myung Moon Dead at 92—Report

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Peace Cup Suwon at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

September 2, 2012

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of The Washington Times and head of the Unification Church, died at the age of 92 in South Korea, according to news reports.

Moon, whom the Associated Press called a self-proclaimed messiah, was a controversial figure well-known for his support of conservative ideas.

“Words cannot convey my heart at this time,” said Washington Times  president Thomas P. McDevitt, according to the paper. “Rev. Sun Myung Moon has long loved America, and he believed in the need for a powerful free press to convey accurate information and moral values to people in a free world. The Washington Times stands as a tangible expression of those two loves.”

 

Among the more unusual events associated with Moon was a 2004 coronation ceremony held at the Dirksen Senate Office Building attended by a handful of lawmakers.

Democratic Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois, who was among the members of Congress at the event, told the Chicago Tribune that the coronation was like crowning a homecoming king or queen. "We do a lot of things in our society that are simply symbolic," Davis said.

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