Secularism

Lib Dems at the Moonies’ Global Peace Festival

The Guardian reports:

A peace group involved with the Unification Church, who are often given the name of Moonies, are today staging their biggest event in Britain. Anti-cult activists fear it could mark a British renaissance for the church, which experienced a growth in numbers during the 70s and 80s.

The Global Peace Festival, at the Excel Centre in the London docklands, is expected to attract thousands of activists from across Europe and features addresses from Preston Moon, the third son of the church’s founder, and Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman. Carrying the slogan of One Family Under God, the event has performances from diverse acts such as the Royal Philharmonic Ensemble and the Muslim singer, Dawud Wharnsby.

There are also workshops on family, marriage and the environment. The morning session is exclusively for members of Ambassadors for Peace, a global network with its roots in the Unification Church.

The Universal Peace Federation, formerly known as the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, which has Moon as its founder, is organising the festival.

One campaigner against the church, Audrey Chaytor of Family, Action, Information and Resource, said: “They might want you to believe they’re talking about peace but their aim is to recruit. Young people will attend this event, they will want to join and the Universal Peace Federation present a very good case.”

What can you say, really?

I wonder if the LibDems confused this Moonie-run “Global Peace Festival” with the “Global Peace and Unity Event” at which Holocaust deniers, 9/11 “Troofers”, and supporters of jihadist terrorism appeared alongside prominent Lib Dem, Labour and Tory politicians.

Because if you’re prepared to speak on a platform with those sorts of people, why not give your support to a pernicious brainwashing moneymaking cult, founded by a crook

Gene adds: Here’s an 18-minute video on the Rev. Moon and his activities.

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