Seven Questions
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Seven Questions

Sansu the Cat

Aug 6, 2020

21 min read

“Cults,” Moonies, and Trump: Seven Questions for Steve Hassan

Photo of Steve Hassan used for education under “Fair Use.”

I owe my life to Steve Hassan. Alongside Nansook Hong, he was one of the ex-members I credit for helping me out of my cult, the Unification Church. In that movement, we believed that Korean billionaire, Sun Myung Moon, was the Second Coming of Christ. I was indoctrinated from a young age to believe that evolution was a lie, to hate homosexuality, and to be fearful of Satan’s constant…