Rev. Sun Myung Moon dies in South Korea
The founder of the Unification Church, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, has died at the age of 92, according to an article in the Washington Times.
Moon created the right-wing paper in the U.S. capital in 1982 as a rival to the Washington Post.
The story in his paper says that he died in South Korea of complications from pneumonia.
His followers are known as "Moonies" and every once in a while, they make the news for holding mass weddings.
Below is a video showing Moon presiding over the marriage of 30,000 couples in the Olympic Main Stadium in Seoul, Korea in 1992.
The Rev. Moon promoted mass betrothal.
Canadian Kenneth Gordon Neufeld was one of the people wedded to someone he didn't know in a mass ceremony, but he never actually lived with her.
Neufeld chronicles his disillusionment with the church in Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon.
He was recruited at the age of 23 during what he thought would a two-week trip to California. Neufeld later became one of the church's most outspoken critics.
K. Gordon Neufeld wrote a book about his experiences with the Unification Church.