The Words of the Lamson Family
Sun Myung Moon, July 16, 2011
A few weeks ago many of you asked me about Mr. Shins report from Fathers Hoon Dok Hae. This is a letter from Mr. Shin clarifying what was said. I have stopped sending out most of the updates about what Hyun Jin and the Kwak family are doing to destroy the foundation of True Parents and our movement because most of you have already decided where you stand. It is however important to remember that Hyun Jin and the Kwak family are still actively working to create the perception that they are not doing anything wrong through misinformation.
Hyun Jin is bringing the GPF activities to Washington DC in Oct. where he has already sold off most of the assets that True Parents, the Japanese Church and many members sacrificed to build. Father has requested that GPF activities stop and that all members not connect to or support these activities. Hyun Jin however is continuing to organize the activities and is also asking members support, with a focus on our children. It is clear that Hyun Jin does not consider his Father to be the True Parent or the Messiah or he would not be acting against Fathers directions.
When Jim Flynn left our True Parents he took with the data base that we built up over many years that includes our AFP and our ACLC contacts. He and his staff will be contacting our AFP friends and Clergy contacts to attend the coming events in DC. I would suggest that each of you encourage your contacts, if they ask, not to attend this event.
You can imagine how Hyun Jin's actions are causing True Parents so much pain. Lets don't add to that pain by attending or supporting activities or people that are doing what Father has asked us not to do.
September 28, 2011
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
A report went out to members worldwide about three weeks ago, in the propaganda war being waged against True Father by the Kwak group, including Hyun Jin Nim. I refer to statements made by Heung Kyun Shin, a semi-retired member in a small town in Korea, who claimed to quote True Father at the September 4, 2011 Hoon Dok Hae as saying that the brothers Jin-man and Jin-hyo Kwak (of Hyun Jin Nim's inner circle) are "truly filial and loyal sons of filial piety."
Clearly True Father did not say this. Mr. Shin (not to be confused with Rev. Shin of South America) wrote that "Father asked that we don't let Hyun Jin bleed anymore," adding in his report, way out of the actual context and as though it applied to Hyun Jin Nim's struggle, "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." The gist of Mr. Shin's report was that the Kwak group and Hyun Jin Nim are being wrongly criticized by our members. That's not what happened at the Hoon Dok Hae.
Mr. Shin has retracted his earlier report and apologized for it. In the interest of setting the record straight, Mr. Shin has put out a written statement in Korean (English translation below). You can read it and judge for yourself.
Unfortunately, this will not be the last time a bogus report needs to be publicly corrected. It is tiresome, and falsehoods are a lot easier to do than to UN-do. We take it a step at a time.
This is Shin Heung-kyun.
I apologize for causing concern and anxiety to True Parents, True Children and the members due to my article. I wrote it with a genuine and deep heart. It pains me to see people engaging in something of a fight that divides people from one another. I hope that you understand that my article was not intended to take any one side.
There were several instances where I misquoted True Father from that Hoon Dok Hae that day. I have reviewed the recorded content and these are the correct quotations:
"Do you know how many sons I had before Hyo-jin? [He is your third son.] My fourth son is engaged in thievery. I'm talking about Hyun-jin. This has to be brought together as one. Who is going to resolve this difficult crisis?
Chung Hwan Kwak is going to sell off the 72-story (building) in Yeoeui-do. Well, they can try. They will not last six months and will disappear after that. What's Chung Hwan Kwak's son name? [Jin-man.] Jin means true. What's his younger brother's name? [Jin-hyo.] Hyo means filial piety. He works hard… You are all True Parents' sons and daughters and have been serving True Parents. So, why did you let them take it away? Why were you driven out?
Why did you hide this? If you had said it, I could have rectified it at that hour. If it is to be done as you say, you will not be able to overcome that critical point in God's will. If you had reported it, you must deal with it within three days.
It was my mistake for going to Hyun-jin nim's event on September 4 which was not approved by True Parents.
Before discussing about the results of all that Hyun-jin nim is doing, he should first receive True Parents' approval, which would be for the sake of God's providence.
I unchangingly believe that being absolutely obedient to True Parents' orders and submitting to True Parents' will is important more than anything else.
I hope that from now I do not face any difficulty from anybody who seeks to take sides because of the article that I posted.
I am on True Parents' side.