Moonie Heirs Battling over Washington Times?
The strange saga of the fundamentalist Moonie churche’s ownership of the Washington Times continues.
On July 16 an unsigned open letter from “UCI” [Unification Church International] went out to all Unification Church members in an attempt to shift blame and seize the moral high ground in advance of their possible closure or sale of The Washington Times. As a result, we are taking this unusual step of setting the record straight so that all church members will understand the wishes of the Founder.
The letter begins by accusing Kook Jin Nim of cutting funding to the newspaper “in direct defiance to the founder’s wishes.” In fact enough funds were made available in August 2009 for UCI to support The Times operations for several months. However, contrary to expectations, most of those funds were not used for The Times operations.