Pastor Sean Moon’s Sanctuary Church Merges Faith with Firearms at Freedom Festival

Published By with Comments

Categorized as Uncategorized Tagged , , ,

In a recent event that has drawn both intrigue and criticism, Pastor Sean Moon, leader of The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church, also known as the Rod of Iron Ministries, hosted the annual Freedom Festival. This gathering, which took place at the Kahr Arms headquarters in Greeley, Pennsylvania, highlighted the controversial blend of religion and gun rights advocacy espoused by Moon and his followers. Among the attendees were high-profile figures from the far-right, including former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and former NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, underscoring the church’s connections to broader right-wing movements.

The Rod of Iron Ministries, under Sean Moon’s leadership, advocates for a unique interpretation of Christianity that heavily emphasizes the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. Moon, donning a crown made of bullets and often seen with a gilded AR-15, cites biblical passages to justify his stance on gun ownership. This approach has attracted criticism, especially following a blessing ceremony where couples were invited to bring their AR-15 rifles, drawing national attention amidst the broader debate on gun control in the United States.

The establishment of Moon’s church was influenced by a split from the Unification Church, founded by his father, Reverend Sun Myung Moon. Disagreements over the direction and leadership of the Unification Church led Sean Moon to forge his path, with the support of his brother, Kook Jin “Justin” Moon, who heads Kahr Arms. Sean Moon’s alignment with far-right figures and groups has expanded the church’s reach beyond its initial congregation, primarily composed of former Unification Church members, drawing thousands to its Freedom Festival and raising concerns about the potential for violence and radicalization.

Content retrieved from:

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609.396.6684 | Feedback

Copyright © 2022 The Cult News Network - All Rights Reserved