Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Unification Church Sues Its Founder's Son For Trademark Infringement

The Unification Church (Family Federation for World Peace and Unification USA) has filed a suit alleging unauthorized use of a registered trademark against  The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania ("Sanctuary Church").  According to a Unification Church press release:
In light of the recent media attention surrounding Sanctuary Church, public concern regarding the political views of this organization, and public brand confusion, Family Federation has made the difficult decision to pursue litigation to protect the legacy of its founders, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.
As reported by The Blaze earlier this month, the founder of the Sanctuary Church is Hyung Jin Sean Moon, the son of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon who founded the Unification Church in the 1950s. Hyung has been labeled an anti-LGBT cult leader by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Earlier this year, Sanctuary Church sponsored a service at which hundreds of members, some holding unloaded AR-15 rifles, exchanged wedding vows.  They see the AR-15 as symbolizing the "rod of iron" in the Book of Revelation.