Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Sun Myung Moon Dead at 92—Report Sun Myung Moon Dead at 92—Report

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

PEOPLE

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)

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.

 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus
 
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL
 
 
 
 
Make your Election Night headquarters.
See more ▲
 
Hide