October 4, 2023


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PA State Senator Doug Mastriano And The Rod Of Iron Ministries

Let’s evaluation some sad aspects.

This 7 days:

The weapon applied to have out the mass taking pictures in Uvalde on Tuesday is a person all far too common to Americans and lawmakers who have witnessed mass shootings come about about the previous 10 years.

The Uvalde gunman applied an AR-15-style rifle, a well known assortment of semiautomatic weapons that was ordered from a sporting products retail outlet, to carry out the assault, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and law enforcement officials stated Wednesday.

Two weeks (or so) in the past:

The suspect in the Buffalo supermarket massacre procured the key weapon allegedly utilised in the capturing — a applied Bushmaster XM-15 semiautomatic rifle — from a certified seller near his hometown but stated he then illegally modified the gun so he could use a large-potential journal.

And then some context:

The Bushmaster family members of rifles is part of the ubiquitous family members of AR-15 type weapons — the most frequent rifle in the United States. Made use of Bushmaster XM-15s can be purchased for about $1,000 or considerably less, putting it on the reduced close of some AR-15 products that promote for hundreds more. The rifle is a no-frills alternative that lacks a rail method, which limits equipment like optics, lasers and forward grips. The alleged shooter complained there was no way to attach a light-weight other than duct-taping just one to the hand guard.

The Bushmaster XM-15 is the same product rifle that was employed in two other infamous mass shootings: the 2002 D.C. sniper scenario, in which two gunmen killed 10 people today at random all through a thirty day period-prolonged spree of terror in the Washington area and the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary University in Newtown Square, Conn., throughout which a lone gunman killed 20 to start with-graders and six team members.

AR-15 rifles. Lone gunmen definitely appreciate ’em.

Know who else really enjoys the AR-15?

These guys: Rod of Iron Ministries.

You might have missed the tale of the Rod of Iron Ministries as it blurped up  a calendar year back.

What is The Rod of Iron Ministries?

From the Southern Poverty Regulation Heart:

The Sanctuary church is an offshoot of the Unification Church, which Moon’s father, Sun Myung Moon, launched in 1954. That church is primarily based on unorthodox interpretations of Biblical texts. Sunshine Myung considered Christ did not comprehensive his function as the Messiah because he died with no starting off a family members, a needed component of humanity’s route to salvation.

Sunshine Myung reported Jesus handed him the position of savior. He married his 2nd spouse, Hak Ja Han, in 1960. Unification Church associates refer to them as the “True Parents” who will redeem humanity.


Solar Myung selected Sean as his successor in 2010, two several years prior to his loss of life. Moon divided from the most important church in 2012 more than disagreements with his mother, Hak Ja Han, who took leadership of the Unification Church. On the other hand, Moon nevertheless holds his father as a returned Messiah.

Janja Lalich, a cult expert and professor emeritus of California State College, Chico, advised Hatewatch she considers the Sanctuary Church “a cult” and Rod of Iron Ministries a “troublesome motion.”

And then from The Pocono History:

The Sanctuary Church built international headlines in 2018 when Sean executed a religious ceremony blessing AR-15s. The Unification Church called Sean’s theology a “perversion” of his father’s beliefs, Sean stated it was actually the late Rev. Moon who inspired the Rod of Iron Ministries.

“He is just one with God and is even now moving in the spirit,” Sean explained. “He was supplying me the insight to see the Kingdom, not as some kind of centralized government, but as a decentralized sort of government.”

That’s exactly where the rod of iron comes in.

It truly is referenced in the Bible as a device from God utilized to smite and rule more than nations, Moon reported. To him and his followers, the rod is the AR-15, and it’s the essential to saving The united states from tyranny. 

“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the finishes of the earth your possession,” reads Psalm 2:8-9. “You will split them with a rod of iron you will sprint them to items like pottery.”

 And this is what The Ministry states about Sean Moon, himself:

Rev. Hyung Jin Sean Moon is the youngest son of Rev. Solar Myung Moon. He was named by his father as sole successor to his ministry in 2009 and gained a Masters of Divinity from Harvard College in 2010. Adhering to that he held several positions in Korea. In April 2013, he moved to Pennsylvania, the place he and his wife established the Planet Peace and Unification Sanctuary (WPUS). In the beginning, worship expert services ended up held in his dwelling. By May possibly 2014, the congregation grew to the point where a focused making was needed, and the ministry moved to a 13,600 square-foot former theater and Catholic church in Newfoundland, PA. [Bolding in original.]


Considering that 2015, as chief of the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland PA, Pastor Moon has published “The Constitution of the United States of Cheon Il Guk,” which lays out the political framework for the upcoming Kingdom of God on Earth. [Bolding in original.]

Yea, you gotta see his Structure. It appears to be like to me as if Sean Moon took the genuine US Structure and just spliced WPUS things into it.

For illustration there is this:

We the Folks of the United States of Cheon Il Guk (CIG), in order to form a a lot more excellent Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, present for the frequent defense, market the common welfare, and protected the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and build in Heavenly Father’s name this Structure for the United States of CIG.

Ton of that appears to be like common will not it?

However, this will come correct right after:

The division of the sexes remaining ordained by God exactly where gentleman is the subject associate and girl is the object husband or wife, congress shall move no law that contradicts this divine edict.

Devoted relationship among a male and a woman staying the suitable of God’s creation, the governing administration of CIG will move no regulation which interferes with or contradicts this Divine Legislation. The fruit of trustworthy marriage s
taying the conception of small children, congress shall pass no regulation which permits the damage to all individuals born or unborn. Sexual abstinence ahead of marriage getting the suitable affliction for newlyweds, congress shall go no legislation supporting or offering help to different lifetime types.

Can’t get significantly much more anti-LGBTQ, can you?

Then there is these other presents to social conservatives. 

Post 111 Part 9:

9. Congress is prohibited from making or funding health and fitness care, schooling, social welfare, and social safety systems.


14: Congress is prohibited from forming an Environmental Protection Agency or guidelines.

Oh, and guess who’s functioning the overall demonstrate, according to Sean Moon’s Constitution?

Report 1:

1: The King of CIG is the head of point out of the United States of CIG. The Kingship is bequeathed from the Lord of the 2nd Introduction Moon Sunlight Myung to his son Moon Hyung Jin as next King and then to Moon Shin Joon as 3rd King. The Kingship will be bequeathed henceforth to a son of the presiding King. If the King has no son then the Kingship will be bequeathed to a male heir in the immediate lineage of Moon Hyung Jin. The King will make your mind up who his inheritor is and will create the order of succession.

Moon Sun Myung, the leader of the Unification Church handed absent in 2012. His son Moon Hyung Jin is Sean Moon. 

This is the Rod of Iron Ministries.

Why is this crucial?

This is why.

This was posted on the Rod of Iron Ministries Facebook webpage on April 17, 2021:

And this was posted on Might 4, 2021:

And this was posted Might 7, 2021:

Has PA State Senator (and GOP Applicant for Governor) Doug Mastriano at any time described his presence on these posters? What was the occasion like? What did Doug say? Did the even even choose location? Are there any pictures? I haven’t been able to come across nearly anything about it.

And yet this poster was posted 3 times on the Ministry’s FB page.

Did you observe the existence of Teddy Daniels, his endorsed prospect for Lt Governor on two of them as nicely?

Seems to be like superior ole Teddy spoke at the Rod of Iron competition this past 2021:

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So Senator, any comment for the site?

You took an oath to uphold The (authentic) Structure. So why is your experience plastered all above these three posters for a church hunting to change it with a proper wing theocracy?