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Bending Over or Bowing by Obama vs. Coronation by Danny Davis, U.S. House of Representatives & Other Office Holders -

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Message Jane Schiff Portions from "Sourcewatch." /index.php?title=Sun_Myung_Moon#Ceremony_in_a_Senate_office_buildingDann

Danny K. Davis is a Democratic member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the 7th District of Illinois since 1997.

In March 2004, Moon convened an extarordinary ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, ostensibly as an awards ceremony for 'peace ambassadors', in front of several dozens members of Congress and over two hundred other guests. In a speech after the awards were presented Moon pronounced "I am God's ambassador, sent to earth with His full authority. I am sent to accomplish His command to save the world's six billion people, restoring them to Heaven with the original goodness in which they were created."

"The five great saints and many other leaders in the spirit world, including even Communist leaders such as Marx and Lenin, who committed all manner of barbarity and murders on earth, and dictators such as Hitler and Stalin, have found strength in my teachings, mended their ways and been reborn as new persons. Emperors, kings and presidents who enjoyed opulence and power on earth, and even journalists who had worldwide fame, have now placed themselves at the forefront of the column of the true love revolution," he said. [9]

"They have declared to all Heaven and Earth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent. This resolution has been announced on every corner of the globe," he said. [10]

Moon's extraordinary announcement that he was the humanity's saviour went unreported, other than in the Washington Times. In June 2004, Salon writer, John Gorenfield, reported the event and that some members of Congress claimed that they did not know the "Moonie nature of the group or that they did not know the event would evolve into a messianic coronation". Its invitation, however, listed Moon's Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace as event's primary sponsor.

While most of the attending members of Congress denied previous knowledge of the specifics of the ceremony, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) both spoke and donned white gloves to assist in placing a crown on Moon's head. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett was honored himself, receiving an Ambassador of Peace Medal from the Washington Times Foundation. Reps. Curt Weldon and Elijah Cummings also gave speeches. Weldon's office initially denied even his attendance, but was forced to change its stance when a photo surfaced showing Weldon onstage standing beside a picture of himself pinning a small lapel pin onto Libyan strongman Muammar Qadhafi.

he following members of Congress were confirmed to have attended the ceremony:

* Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.)
* Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)
* Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.)
* Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.)
* Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Penn.)

The following members of Congress were not at the event, but were listed as Congressional Co-Chairs or members of the Host Committee on the event invitation (though many claim no knowledge of their positions):

* Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.)
* Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah)
* Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.)
* Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.)
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* Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
While he did not personally attend the ceremony, on April 16, 2004, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y) signed a statement written on official congressional stationary that recognized Moon and his wife as "True Parents" and "King of Peace." [14]


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