Apparently not content with calling for the genocide of gay people, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon (Bush pal, car dealer for Kim Jong-Il, also owner of the right-wing Washington Times, United Press International, and a host of business interests including the New Yorker Hotel and the Hammerstein Ballroom) went to the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington the other day, spoke to Congressmen, and proclaimed himself to be the Messiah. (More on Moon here.)
Here's the salient bit from his speech (the emphasis is mine):
The five great saints 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.
Here's the Washington Times writeup of the event. (Easy to get coverage of your actions if you own the paper.) Here's the list of the "Host Committee" members...which includes Congressmen of both parties and "Bush insider" Charles Black. (Black also happens to be the PR guy for Ahmed Chalabi, interestingly.)
(Mad props to John Gorenfeld's reporting for all of this.)