The Rev. Hyung Jin "Sean" Moon, the leader of Unification Sanctuary, left, and his wife, Rev. Yeon Ah Lee Moon. preside over a ceremony at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, Wednesday Feb. 28, 2018 in Newfoundland, Pa. The woman seated at the back is Hyun Shil Kang, who is regarded by the Unification Sanctuary as the first disciple and follower of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, as well as his spiritual wife. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Rods of Iron

Cold-War Fascism, and Neo-Moonies: The Bizarre Story Behind the AR-15 Church Ceremony

Like his father Sun Myung, Rev. Hyung-jin Moon is an ultra-right anti-communist extremist. Clad in camouflage jackets, a bullet crown, and black Carhartt overalls, Hyung-jin nurses a single-minded obsession with the divine power of firearms, martial arts, and the AR-15 Rod of Iron.