A gun church that glorifies the AR-15 and is led by the son of the ‘Moonies’ church founder has been making alliances with far-right figures

A gun church that glorifies the AR-15 and is led by the son of the 'Moonies' church founder has been making alliances with far-right figures

Pastor Sean Moon (L), followers of his Sanctuary Church (R). Bryan Anselm/Getty Images (L), Don Emmert/Getty Images (R). The Rod of Iron Ministries is a far-right church founded by the son of accused Moonies cult leader. They worship carrying AR-15s. Earlier this month, an event held by the church featured top MAGA speakers, including Steve Bannon and Dana Loesch. Sources told Insider that the gun-centric church could be training for an impending civil war with the “deep state.” Get a daily selection of our top stories based on your reading preferences. Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Wearing his signature crown of gleaming bullets and with a gold AR-15 often strapped to his chest, the 42-year-old Pastor Sean Moon is a bizarre religious leader. Sean Moon is the founder of the Pennsylvania-based The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church, also known as the Rod of Iron Ministries. He is the son of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah who founded the controversial Unification Church, widely described as a cult . (Its followers are the so-called Moonies.) On October 9, Moon took to the stage at his church’s annual “Freedom Festival,” which brought together a medley of far-right figures and gun enthusiasts at the Kahr Arms headquarters in Greeley, Pennsylvania. During his keynote speech, Moon warned the crowd, in a video seen […]

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