Cannon & Howard Stephenson Sponsor Coronation of New World
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Summary: In a bizarre
ritual you will have to see to believe, Congressman Chris
Cannon and state senator Howard Stephenson sponsor the
coronation ceremony of the new world "Messiah," Reverend Sun
Myung Moon. Former Congressman Howard Nielson was on hand to
receive an award from "Savior" Moon, and a picture was shown
of world terrorist Moammar Quadaffi apparently receiving an
award as well.
1. Moon is
Crowned the World's New "Messiah"
2. Cannon &
Stephenson Sponsors of Coronation Event
3. What Do
Former Congressman Howard Nielson, a Neo-Nazi, & Moammar
Qadaffi Have in Common?
We Hear California's Borders Are Open
1. Moon is Crowned the World's New "Messiah"
At a bizarre March 24, 2004
coronation event held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building of
Washington DC, Reverend Sun Myung Moon, leader of the "Family
Federation for World Peace and Unification," (also referred to
as the "Unification Church" followers are often referred to
publicly announced his supreme Messianic role. Said Moon
at this coronation event:
"The time has come for you as
well to open your hearts and receive the secrets that Heaven
is disclosing in this age through me. In one sense, I am a
human being living with a physical body like each of you.
But in the context of Heaven's providence, I am God's
ambassador, sent to earth with His full authority. I am sent
to accomplish His command to save the world's six billion
people, restoring them to Heaven with the original goodness
in which they were created.
"The founders of five great
religions and many other leaders in the spirit world,
including even Communist leaders such as Marx and Lenin, who
committed all manner of barbarity and murders on earth, and
dictators such as Hitler and Stalin, have found strength in
my teachings, mended their ways and been reborn as new
persons. Emperors, kings and presidents who enjoyed opulence
and power on earth, and even journalists who had worldwide
fame, have now placed themselves at the forefront of the
column of the true love revolution. Together they have sent
to earth a resolution expressing their determination in the
light of my teaching of the true family ideal. They have
declared to all Heaven and Earth that Reverend Sun Myung
Moon is none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah,
Returning Lord and True Parent. This resolution has been
announced on every corner of the globe."
See pictures of the March 23,
2004 coronation ceremony:
picture set 1,
picture set 2,
picture set 3, and
picture set 4.
See a movie in English of the crowning of the "King of
Peace," Reverend Moon, along with a speech of "reconciliation"
by Utah state senator and president of the Utah Taxpayers
Association Howard Stephenson.
Also see a movie featuring "Savior" Moon, his wife, and
briefly showing Stephenson.
This coronation event was hosted
by the Interreligious and International Federation for World
Peace (IIFWP), of which Moon is the founder. The
IIFWP advances a one world religion meshed with a one world
2. Cannon & Stephenson Sponsors of Coronation Event
According to the Washington Times, which is part of
the extensive Moon business empire, Congressman Chris Cannon
attended the coronation and "assisted" at the event.
Cannon and state senator Howard
Stephenson were among those listed as hosts of this event.
(Note: While the
is still available online, the
host committee list has been curiously removed. See two
additional news sources on this story:
source 1 and
The Ambassadors for Peace, which
heavily participated in the ceremony (and is also controlled
recently gave Congressman Cannon an award at their February 4,
Stephenson had a front row seat at the coronation event
gave a speech (go
down 3 rows to see his pictures he is also visible in the
background of the 4th row, right picture; see
According to a stunned eyewitness of the event who approached
Accountability Utah with this story (and who wishes to remain
anonymous), Stephenson also presented a song he and Senator
Orrin Hatch had composed for world peace.
Stephenson has long been an
admirer of "Savior" Moon. He had the following to say in 2001:
Utah state Sen. Howard
Stephenson, R-Draper, said he had attended a leadership
meeting in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Unification
Church. "It was like [LDS] General Conference for
politicians," said Stephensen in his introduction of Moon.
"It inspired us. "Stephensen said that although Moon is not
a member of the LDS Church, he is "a true latter-day saint."
He then quoted the LDS
Church's 13th article of faith, which says that members seek
"anything virtuous, lovely, or ... praiseworthy" and said
that Moon wants the same things.
Moon Offers Social Message: 'Time for America to awaken,' he
tells SLC crowd Sunday," Peggy Fletcher, Salt Lake
Tribune, March 11, 2001.
This same article also points
out that followers of Moon believe that he is the "third
Adam." In fact, Moon has long claimed to be the new Messiah.
See, for example, a speech he gave on January 10, 1993, "Proclamation
of the Messiah."
3. What Do Former Congressman Howard Nielson, a Neo-Nazi,
& Moammar Qadaffi Have in Common?
Former Utah Congressman Howard
Nielson was also present and
received an "Ambassador for Peace" award (go down 6 rows
to see his pictures; see
additional pictures he is the fourth person from the
Controversial characters have
been selected for the Ambassadors for Peace awards. For
instance, in 2001 an award was given to William Baker, whose
writings, speeches, and former chairmanship of the Populist
Party appear consistent with that of a white supremacist. See
news article 1 and
news article 2.
there's more. Also
featured at the coronation ceremony was a
picture of world terrorist Moammar Quadaffi, who also
appears to have been given an award of some type. See
4. Conclusion: We Hear California's Borders Are Open
And why would Moon and his
affiliates choose to recognize elected officials like Chris
Cannon and Howard Stephenson? Perhaps because both share
Moon's vision of destroying nationality by weakening America's
borders and nationality or, as
Moons IIFWP puts it, "going beyond sectarian or national
self-interests". Cannon has proposed legislation to grant
amnesty to illegal aliens and Stephenson championed HB 144 in
2002 (see our
"Got Milked?" publication in .pdf format) to grant
permanent resident tuition status to illegal aliens. The
objective appears to reduce Utah to a California-like quagmire
of conflicting, powerless cultures. As Moon puts it in "God's
Fatherland and the Peace Kingdom":
"The world that we desire
is a place where no barriers or borderlines are seen. It
is a world of freedom and peace. All people long for that
kind of original fatherland. It is the fatherland that
for thousands of years God has sought to establish.
Likewise, it is the fatherland that humankind has longed for
throughout history. Of course, when we talk about a
"fatherland" it may denote a particular nation, but the
original fatherland cannot be compared to any nation of the
today's secular world.
"To establish a nation there
needs to be sovereignty, people and territory. When we look
at history we can see the rise and fall of nations, the
countless transitions of sovereignties and a great many
lives sacrificed in the process. All these martyrs died in
the hope that the original fatherland would someday appear.
But that does not mean that the United States, or Korea,
or any other nation can become the fatherland which these
people have longed for. It would be a place where there is
neither democracy nor communism. Such a fatherland would
have no need for any religion. It is a world that does
not commit the folly of trying to measure the value of a
person by the color of his skin. It is a place that does
not allow any form of boundary or national border,
including the barriers that divide the mind and body within
each individual, bringing pain to them all."
Regardless of the motivations,
these disturbing images, speeches, and actions of grown men
and women behaving in such an absurd and unreal fashion
crowning a self-proclaimed Christ for the world cause us to
question the mental stability of those who participated.
After recovering from the stupor
that this information naturally evokes, citizens might
consider calling the Utahns who attended this freak show to
request that the next time they choose to sponsor or attend
something like this, at least do us the favor of claiming
California as their place of residence.
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