Moonie Church Holds Blessing Of AR-15s [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports:

Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, prompting a nearby school to cancel classes.

With state police and a smattering of protesters standing watch outside the church, brides clad in white and grooms in dark suits brought dozens of unloaded AR-15s into World Peace and Unification Sanctuary for a religious event that doubled as an advertisement for the Second Amendment.

The church, which has a worldwide following, believes the AR-15 symbolizes the “rod of iron” in the book of Revelation, and encouraged couples to bring the weapons. An AR-15 was used in the Florida high school massacre on Feb. 14.

In an “abundance of caution,” the local school district canceled classes for a nearby elementary school and bused the students to another school about 15 miles away.

  • Henry Auvil

    America, you and I have had our ups and downs these past 62 years, but it’s over. You have lost your mind.

    • gaymex1

      I have to explain this crap to my neighbors in Mexico–DAILY.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Worshipping a gun seems like a scene straight out of the original Planet of the Apes.

    • TexasBoy
      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Yes, that’s the scene I was thinking of.

      • DisqusD37

        If I was able to fawn over James Franciscus, I’d stroke a rifle or two.

      • CottonBlimp

        “You guys worship an unexploded nuclear bomb?”
        “It’s mostly a Christmas and Easter thing.”

      • HAAAAAAA
    • crewman

      Yes, it reminded me of that. Also this game that’s coming out soon:

    • gaymex1

      …and grenades are the balls of Jesus. To be fondled with eyes closed.

    • Jay George

      My thoughts exactly.

    • ceeenbee

      I hope nobody misses the obvious penis envy and phallus worship in this and other scenes.

      Very similar to the current need of these fools to substitute guns for their small, flaccid dicks.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        No, not missed at all. I find it funny that some men are so insecure about their dicks.

    • Uncle Mark

      I was thinking this was more ‘the dark side of the moonie.’

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        LOL, but I’d never disrespect Pink Floyd that way.

  • HZ81

    Thank God religious freedom allows one to be completely fucking crazy.

    Look at this fucking nonsense.

    • shellback

      And don’t forget, tax free.

      • HZ81

        Unreal for real.

    • Devon Rodriguez

      and it is ALL tax exempt….

    • jerry

      Have you ever read any article from the Washington Times, founded by Rev. Moon? Sometimes makes Breitbart or Alex Jones look sane.

      • Todd20036

        I’ve never read a Washington Times article and I never will

      • HZ81

        Yes, I think wingers see “Washington” in the title and thinks it’s a real newspaper.

        • jerry

          I think it was during the health care debates–2009 and 2010–that people were posting nutty articles from there on FB. I saw all I ever needed to know about the Times at that point.

  • MikeBx2

    Seems like the perfect place to put Trump’s plan in action. “Take the guns first, go through due process second.”

    • Pat Padrnos

      Funny – but appropriate. He would be the first to start screaming, though.

  • Ninja0980

    Drop a net over the whole fucking building until the men in white coats take them away.

  • Lazycrockett

    They also do that mass marriage thing right?

  • JCF

    “With …a smattering of protesters standing watch outside the church”

    Thank you. I’m w/ you in spirit.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “My father plays dominoes better than your father… aaaa men.
    Keep these aaa kkkkk 15’s from harm… aaa men…..”

  • Pip

    Unloaded??? What a bunch of crap. They’re infringing on these people’s rights! What good’s a gun without the bullets??

    • AmeriCanadian

      Exactly. See, even the batshit crazies KNOW not to load their frickin’ guns at a gathering.

  • Ham

    These aren’t you father’s Moonies.

  • iambu

    Stop plagiarizing my absurdist novel-in-progress, Reality!

  • Wisterley

    Speaking of rods of iron…

  • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

    Everyone wants to get in on the action! Frankly I’m shocked that Westboro Baptist didn’t crawl out of the slime to picket the funerals. One small silver lining.

  • thrunch
    • JoeMyGod

      Glory be to the Bomb and to the holy fallout as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

    • Treant

      Mr. Gorilla, just hit the fuckin’ button already. Trust me, we deserve to go.

    • Mikey

      Love that film score, I remember being blown away by that choral when I was younger. It’s gorgeously written quartal harmony.

  • JT
  • Pollos Hermanos

    Drinking wine and blessing assault weapons.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • Treant

    The blessings of the…deadly armaments.

    OK, um. Er. Ah.

    I’m actually speechless.

  • KevInPDX

    I’m thinking these folks are cray cray!
    I like the crowns though. Nice touch. A tin foil hat by another name is still a tin foil hat.

    • coram nobis

      The crown was devised by their founder, the Rev. Sunny Moon.

    • Stogiebear

      I’m thinking Missy Edmund Burke best get his gown with lace overlay down to the Moonie vestment store before he gets left behind on the latest liturgical fashion.

  • William of Glynn

    I’ve heard gun ownership described as a religion. I suppose this just confirms it.

    • Cuberly Deux

      I have relatives that hunt, even they look at “gun culture” as loony tunes.

      For some it’s a compulsion.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      And a fetish.
      Come on…Watch me rub my hard Steel.

      • till its blue

        • edrex

          the worst i can do is put an eye out.

          • canoebum

            A tissue and a few drops of Visine and you’ll be better in the morning.

          • edrex

            lesson learned.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: Jebus christmas….how is it these people aren’t out of a job?

    “More than 30 White House aides stripped of top secret security clearances: report”

  • worstcultever

    Cue up “You Gotta Have a Gimmick” …

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Talk about a bunch of walking mental Health WARNINGS

  • I hardly know what to say any more, WTF doesn’t quite express how I feel about this, has anyone called up mental health workers to report this? Geez.

    • I thought it was an elaborate Onion stunt.

      “The church, which has a worldwide following, believes the AR-15
      symbolizes the “rod of iron” in the book of Revelation, and encouraged
      couples to bring the weapons.”

      I mean, seriously?

  • another_steve

    Tell me this is from “The Onion.”



    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Alas, the nightmare is real, all too real.

    • Renfield

      We are all now officially living in The Onion.

  • Octoberfurst

    The only thing I can say about this is to play this song:

  • Outlaw Woman

    I’m so out of touch, I didn’t even know the Unification Church was still a thing anymore … are they still recruiting as much as they used to?

    And now this AR-15 / Rod of Iron thing … wow … kook city!

  • JWC

    Bat shit crazy religion

  • MT YVR

    … Ok so … am… am I the only one going “Ok, so, the crown thing. Wasn’t the whole right to bear arms pretty much AIMED at a monarchy and you feel nothing like irony right now? At all?”

    Or… am I alone on that?

  • JCF
  • DN

    “No, no – we’re totally cool”

    Who said it better, the Moonies or gun nuts?

  • Lazycrockett
    • Mr. James Parson

      How can you tell? Ted Cruz always has that facial expression.

    • BobSF_94117

      Early voting for what?

  • JT
  • Moebym of the Returners

    Bless the weapon that has massacred countless innocents, and fuck the innocents that got in the way of the holy AR-15. Hallelujah, praise the Lord Sun-Myung Moon and pass the drugs.

  • joe ho

    On the decline of religion in the western world. There’s no going back. Talk by respected academic David Voas, head of Social Science Department at University College London.

    • Renfield

      Hurry up!!

  • ClevelandJim

    Love all the tiaras, but what do they have to do with mastubating rifles?

    • Renfield

      C’mon, man, if you have to ask.

  • edrex

    in this world there are freaks and then there are motherfucking freaks.

  • Lindoro Almaviva
  • Paula

    Holy shit! Why are they all wearing crowns?

    • Karl Dubhe

      Religious bugfuckery.

    • Dazzer


      Foil caps can come in many fashionable forms these days.

    • BobSF_94117

      Cuz in the Moonie Church, there are no serfs (except everyone is a serf except the Rev. Moon Jr.)

  • Andymac3

    Why in fake heaven is religion tax free, it’s thee original sin.

  • Jefe5084

    None of these mental midgets should be allowed to have guns. Totally bizarre.

  • Grumpys cats Best Friend

    That is some bat shit cray cray shit

  • Pat Padrnos

    Well…..this is one of those times when you have trouble finding the words.
    I recall some years ago seeing my neighbors across the street in our cul-de-sac grouping together in their front yard. I had no idea what they were doing – and still do not know. They were looking at items on the lawn and then they all bowed and walked around in a circle. I was totally bewildered and could only assume they were perhaps honoring someone who had passed away. Since they have never been really friendly I could not just ask.
    People do things for their own reasons – but this blessing of automatic rifles pretty much tops the cake. Crowns/tiaras no less. Nice touch.

  • Renfield

    But Sreymom Ouk, 41, who attended the ceremony with her husband, Sort Ouk, and came with their AR-15, said the weapon is useful for defending her family against “sickos and evil psychopaths.”

    Like everyone who attended this fake, sicko evil psychopath filled “ceremony”

  • I was approached by a Moonie once. It was back in the 80s. I was in my early 30s. She was trying to get me to go to her church. I began talking “philosophy” to her until she got so exasperated she just walked away. I thought this cult was dead. Now they think assault weapons are a sacrament or something. Freekin’ crazy people.

    • andrew

      Like the Scamvangelists they make a great living peddling this bull shit.

  • Paula

    If only someone had run in and screamed Fire! the confusion would have been hilarious.

  • RJ Bone

    And I thought my old cult was totally batshit…

  • Bambino

    Im sure inspired by Game of Thrones or Lord of the Ring.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Honey, when the groom’s diamond tiarra is 10x bigger than yours, he’s queer, dear.

  • Frenchys House Party


  • Boreal

    Fucking freakazoids.

  • andrew

    It’s sad that these religious scam artists are alive and well in the 21st century. Their nonsense should have died out centuries ago.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Reminds me of the holy hangrenade.

    • Mike in NC

      Tell them to count to 5!

      • MBear

        And the lord did grin

  • Nowhereman

    Gods, guns and gays…

  • Friday

    Disturbing armed Christian Rightie cult of heterosexuality. 🙂

  • KnownDonorDad

    And this is why I don’t trust the Washington Times.

  • KnownDonorDad

    I’m digging the Planet of the Apes, Monty Python, etc. references, but COME ON guys…


  • Stogiebear

    Oh, Stephanie, Stephanie, Stephanie. Put your legs back together, get off your back, and go out and get a real job.

  • Stogiebear

    Just when you thought the white trash snake jugglers were the craziest thing in religion in this country. Wow!

  • Katherine Alice Thompson

    Even if this weren’t dangerous, it’s idolatry.