On Wednesday, the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, Penn., held a “commitment ceremony” in which couples were blessed with their AR-15s.
For the record, the Sanctuary, a breakaway faction of the Unification Church, follows the teachings of Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, youngest son of Sun Myung Moon of “Moonies” fame.
Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles and some wearing bullet crowns, participated in a commitment ceremony today at World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, in Newfoundland, Pa. The event led a nearby school to cancel classes for the day. Photos @jacquelinelarma pic.twitter.com/GXzrZeK41z
— AP Images (@AP_Images) February 28, 2018
Jesus fucking hates these people https://t.co/WqQ2n0l9gl
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) February 28, 2018
Lauren Duca has a way with words, doesn’t she? We doubt Jesus hates these people, but we’d really ask anyone who’d rush to compare this group to mainstream Christians to step back and take a deep breath first.
A church in Pennsylvania says they will host a blessing ceremony for couples and their AR-15s. https://t.co/bC78crgPaW
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 28, 2018
The church of Satan https://t.co/Gb91ZZX7FD
— Bardamel (@bardamel) February 28, 2018
For what it’s worth, even the Church of Satan doesn’t want to be lumped in with this crowd.
Nope. The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary which is a breakaway from the Unification Church and has often been described as a cult. https://t.co/NS017oHdRF
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) February 28, 2018
Nope … these guys are way too fringe for the Church of Satan:
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) February 28, 2018
Is YOGA a pagan ritual or a form of white supremacy? Bonus: Church of Satan weighs in https://t.co/yy3Epsoeld
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 2, 2018