Salon has a feature on Rev. Sun Myung Moon. He’s rather, um, unique.

“The separation between religion and politics,” he has observed on many occasions, “is what Satan likes most.” His gospel: Jesus failed because he never attained worldly power. Moon will succeed, he says, by purifying our sex-corrupted culture, and that includes cleaning up gays (“dung-eating dogs,” as he calls them) and American women (“a line of prostitutes”). Jews had better repent, too. (Moon claims that the Holocaust was payback for the crucifixion of Christ: “Through the principle of indemnity, Hitler killed 6 million Jews.”) His solution is a world theocracy that will enforce proper sexual habits in order to bring about heaven on earth.

What sort of proper sexual habits?

I’ll let you read those yourself.

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  1. Janis Gore says:

    Never laundered?

  2. Yuck. I went and read the rest of them, as suggested. Absurd — and bizarre.

  3. What I want to know is exactly how owning the Washington Times is going to further the Moonocracy. That seems to be a bit of a strategic miscalculation, unless he’s burying subliminal messages in the op-eds.