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General Discussion / Re: Violence Against Women in Korea
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Shinchonji / Re: Shinchonji in Australia and New Zealand
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:42:04 PM »
On Reddit, an account of Shinchonji recruiting in Sydney's CBD:

April 14, 2018: Korean "Christian" Cult Targeting Town Hall and Pitt Street, Sydney (Reddit)

Jan. 27: Human Rights Activist Park Yeon-Mi Wants to Help NK Refugees (B.Pritchett's Blog)

Jan. 31: NK Video Takes on Yeonmi Park's Claims (NK News)
“North Korea’s Uriminzokkiri is a garbage channel that doesn’t merit a response,” said  Lartigue, director for international relations at Freedom Factory in Seoul. “Their Western sources cited in the video will eventually see that they rushed to judgment about Yeonmi, and I hope they will be honorable enough to apologize at that time.” North Korea analyst Mike Bassett, one of those quoted in the video as criticizing Park recognized its propagandistic nature but also said it had some truths to it.

“It’s obvious that certain elements were constructed and crafted very thoughtfully, such as the presence of a healthy fat baby and plants, and her aunt; who might’ve incurred a similar psychological impact on Yeonmi Park as Shin Dong-hyuk’s father had on him,” he said to NK news.

Feb. 3: Yeonmi Park Hits Back at North Korean Video (NK News)
Park said previously that she and her mother defected with her father, but now says her father crossed over later on. When asked about her inconsistency, she answered that she hadn’t wanted her mother to seem “odd.”

“It was a defection and also human trafficking and I wanted to hide it,” she said. “Since I was worried that my mother might be seen as odd I said that my father defected with us…But after doing lots of interviews with foreign press, I decided to be honest so I corrected that my father crossed the river after we defected.”

March 15: The Woman Who Faces the Wrath of NK (Maryann Vollers via The Guardian)
As soon as we began working together, I noticed there were some minor discrepancies in the articles written about Yeon-mi, a jumbling of dates and places and some inconsistent details about her family’s escape. Most of these issues could be explained by a language barrier – Yeon-mi was giving interviews in English before she was fully fluent. But Yeon-mi was also protecting a secret, something she had tried to bury and forget from the moment she arrived in South Korea at age 15: like tens of thousands of other refugees, Yeon-mi had been trafficked in China. In South Korea – and many other societies – admitting to such a “shameful” past would destroy her prospects for marriage and any sort of normal life.

She had hoped that by changing a few details about her escape she could avoid revealing the full story. But after she decided to plunge into human rights activism, she realized that without the whole truth, the story of her life would have no real power or meaning. She has apologized for any discrepancies in her public record, and is determined that her book be scrupulously accurate.

April 23: 21-Year-Old NK Defector: Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Like Me at All (NY Times)

July 15: Yeon-Mi Park Selected as One of BBC's Top 100 Women (News Wire)

Sept. 4: Yeonmi Park: Interview (The Bookseller)

Sept. 25: My North Korean Childhood (The Telegraph)

Sept. 27: After Escaping NK, Freedom Is Seriously, Deadly Hard (NPR)

Oct. 1: Five Surprising Facts About NK Defector Yeonmi Park (NY Times)

Oct. 2: Yeonmi Park Tells How She Was Nearly Raped by Trafficker Who Smuggled Her Out Of NK (Daily Mail)
Yeonmi Park: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom (The Korea Society):

Yeonmi Park: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Oct. 4: Yeonmi Park: I Hope My Book Will Shine a Light on the Darkest Place in the World (The Guardian)

Oct. 5: Tonight's Ubben Lecture by Yeonmi Park: What It Means to be Free (The Depauw)
Yeonmi Park Brings Kresge Auditorium to Tears as the First Ubben Lecture Speaker of the Year (The DePauw)

Oct. 7: This is Paradise: Author Who Escaped North Korea (Toronto Sun)
A North Korean Speaks: Yeonmi Park's Fierce Desire for Freedom (John Stossell for Fox News)
NK Defector Yeonmi Park on Her Traumatic Escape & Adjusting to a New Life (National Post)

Oct. 8: NK Defector Breaks Down Talking About Hermit Kingdom Dictator (New York Times)

Oct. 11: Kim Jong-un is No Joke Says NK Defector (The Guardian)

Oct. 12: What It’s Like to Escape From North Korea (Time)
NK Defector Yeonmi Park: I Believed My Dear Leader Could Read My Mind (International Business Times)

Oct. 14: North Korean Defector Trafficked, Raped At 13 Hopes Her Story Raises Awareness (Gospel Herald)
NK Defector Chronicles Escape, Struggle To Find Freedom

Oct. 17: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park (The Times)

Oct. 19: A Harrowing Escape From North Korea (Irish Times)

Oct. 26: Young NK Defector Shares Story of Pain & Hope (King 5)

Nov. 9: North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park Shares Her Harrowing Story (Huffington Post)

Nov. 13: In Order to Live: Yeonmi Park's North Korean Defector Story: (Note to self: Transcribe from around 20:00)

Nov. 20: NK Defector Yeonmi Park Criticises West for Laughing at ‘Funny’ Kim Jong-un: He is a Murderer (The Independent)

Dec. 28: The 15 Books We Couldn’t Put Down This Year (The New York Times)

Dec. 29: Book by Ubben Lecturer Yeonmi Park on NY Times Year-End List (Depauw)

Undated: BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
Shining a Light into the Dark Corners of Life in NK (CTV News)

JMS In Korea / Korean Article: #MeToo & JMS
« on: April 08, 2018, 01:08:28 AM »
April 4, 2018: Me Too와 전자발찌 찬 정명석의 행보 주목 (Modern Religious Monthly)

Naver Translation:

#MeToo And JMS: Attention on the Movement of Jeong Myeong-seok Wearing Electronic Anklet.

The violent crime victims, who have been squealing with bated breath, are complaining constantly. The attackers who had tried to satisfy their sexual desires by forgetting about the inherent worth of human beings have now become ugly monsters. It is obviously a matter not only of political history accounting, but also of religion. Among the pagan far-fetched organizations, JMS (Jeong Myeong-seok, the Christian Ministers ' Mission) has a sexual cult that seduces believers. Attention is drawn to the actions taken by Jeong Myeong-seok, a sex offender who was released in February after serving a sentence of 10 years in jail on charges of rape and sexual assault. MeToo and JMS. What is the connection?

JMS's Jeong Myeong-Seok Ranks as 'Messiah '

In October 2017, the MeToo Movement started to put a hashtag on social networking sites to alert movie producers Harvey Weinstein about the damage caused by sexual harassment and sexual harassment. As Seo revealed the truth about the damage caused by the sexual harassment, the "MeToo" movement was launched in January this year. Starting with Seo's confession, it has spread to the cultural, artistic, political, and religious circles.

The starting point of the Me Too Exercise and the release date of JMS Jeong Myeong-seok are similar. The Me Too Exercise looks like a " confidence-induced incentive to confess " designed to prepare for Chung's release from prison. Chung has served in jail for 10 years for sexual assault. It is by no means a light sentence. Did Chung change his mind after meeting social issues of " Me Too Exercise? " " I have nothing to do with being punished for my crime, " he said.

It seems that the mind of the believers who worship Jeong, who are dominated by " the messiah, " has clouded their judgment ability. The spiritual influence of Jeong Myeong-seok is so strong that it prevents him from having the judgment of right or wrong. For the past decade of his imprisonment, the congregation remained firm on him. Jeong Myeong-seok knows the fact well. Jeong Myeong-seok, who used to abuse the hearts of his followers, intimidated them into acting as sex toys. But there is a weapon to fight against. MeToo Much Exercise. It's a dagger you shouldn't ignore.

Electronic Anklet

Jeong Myeong-seok, who ignored the Bible's doctrine and was eager to satisfy his sexual desire. On his ankle are electronic anklets, a voucher for sex offenders. A person who has committed a crime once is likely to commit it again. Especially in the case of sex crimes, the repeat count rate is high. Will an electronic anklet designed to identify the victims of a crime be able to prevent Jeong's repeat injury?

Now the nation is rocked by the social ripple effects brought on by the MeToo Movement, after the title " sex offender " and its fantastic collaboration " electronic anklet " was added to Chung's resume. Many victims of the darkness, proudly shouting MeToo in the shadows, are being named two at a time before their containers. I'm sure the JMS will also be overshadowed by the large number of potential victims of the song " MeToo. " They can shout to the world. Jeong Myeong-seok is wearing an electronic ankle monitor. He is branded a sex offender, and the electronic anklet, a solid proof, is squeezing his ankles. It is also high time that numerous victims of the crime were released from their fetters. Electronic anklets, a marker of sex offenders, should be the trigger for the MeToo movement.

Victims ' MeToo movement, which is a close, non-discriminatory movement without legal protection, begins now. Sexual violence caused by pseudo-religious religions can not be considered a lesser damage than that caused by cultural, artistic and political sectors. Many of the victims who were violated by the sex offender Jeong Myeong-seok came up to the surface and said, " I got hurt!It is time to have the courage to claim it.

JMS In Korea / Second Generation: Life Is Painful
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:09:38 PM »
An article exploring the lives of second generation members - the children of members.

March 26, 2018: JMS 2세들, 그들의 고통스러운 삶

Naver Translate:

As JMS has had a long history, the second generation is becoming a member of JMS. However, the JMS life that he trusted and followed was not easy. JMS's subdued management and system has caused unbearable pain, and they are being expressed as running away from home and stopping school. JMS II's are complaining of unbearable pain.

JMS II's Suppressed Lives

A mother, who started at JMS church from childhood with JMS followers, recalled singing Chanyang's house before entering elementary school with trot songs. In the fifth grade of elementary school, I learned about 30 introduction and Satanism. Later, the JMS doctrine was brainwashed in a thorough education, either after learning about the 30 chapters or after retraining to teach others.

The question is not a doctrine. Second generation members are having a difficult normal relationship with friends. His mother denied him from making friends unless he is JMS, and if he makes friends, his mother would not call friends and tell him to play. In elementary school, I went to the Community Chest of Korea almost every day, and on Wednesday I usually lived in the church from my childhood, such as attending church on demand services, cleaning up before services on Tuesdays, and staying at church all day on weekends. B, whose father is JMS pastor, said he had to clean up the church as well as pray for the community.

He never saw a movie or a book that was not related to JMS, and he never attended a private institute. It is to prevent him from meeting his friends of the opposite sex. I couldn't talk to my girlfriend, not to mention dating her. Even in the church, the word " brother " was a word of gold. He had few chances to talk to his friend of the same age and avoided it on purpose if he tried to do so. When I called my brother or my brother the same age friend, I had to call him " ○○. "

He admits that he had no clothes to wear when going outside. They had to wear white or white when they went to church, but they only wore such clothes. I never wore black clothes. He also revealed that the underwear was assigned for each day of the week. The second generation should not be fond of celebrities. JMS II was very fond of idol singers. When they saw the poster of the idol singer in the room, they attacked him severely. Mr. A regularly wrote to Mr. Jeong I used to write occasionally when I was in elementary school, but when I became a middle school student, I used to write about twice a week. Every two months or so, he changed his clothes and took a picture of his profile.

Sitting down but thinking

Jeong Myung-seok's seat was provided at the house, according to A. We prepared a sofa, cleaned it, and prayed every day, saying that it is the seat of Jeong Myeong-seok's spirit. Of course, there were many photos and frames of Jeong Myeong-seok. He said the other two Kims were no different. He said there was a separate room where he left his sofa or chair, called the " Jeong Myeong-seok seat, " or prayed.

Looking back at the situation, he said that JMS II was " going to go insane " because he could not lead a normal life. When I looked back on it, I could not help laughing at the fact that my teacher (Jeong Myeong-seok) was always taught to be next to me. " I like to eat rice. Thank you, teacher. " I fell, " she said. Chung Myung-suk said and behaved as if he were always next to him.

JMS's Favorite South Chungcheong National University

JMS students prefer Chungnam National University. Chung Myung-Suk completed a course at South Chungcheong National University, and Chung Beom-seok's daughter Chung Myung-suk graduated from Chungnam National University. People said that South Chungcheong National University is the best university in the world. So the JMS second class considers Chungnam National University a good university, and now there are more than 100 JMS youth, he says. JMS students, however, said they are too busy to live their lives. It is difficult to have private time at 4 a.m. such as holding a group prayer at 4 a.m. and holding a meeting at 6 p.m. They claim that they avoid even working part-time jobs. During the exam period, JMS's pastor said he sometimes stays at the library. He said he aims to keep an eye on the friends of the opposite sex and consult them if the JMS students find it difficult. He also said, " When I see JMS students hanging around with the opposite sex on campus because there is an environment where they are monitoring each other, I take pictures behind my back and report it to the pastor. "

JMS II's agony of quitting

JMS II most people live in poverty. Especially if both parents are members of JMS. A father was a pastor, so he rubbed his food with soy sauce because he had no side dishes, and led a poor life so that he could not afford to walk around. There is not much difference in parents ' wealth. Even if my parents make good money, they give a lot of money to JMS. He said he knows a second generation son whose parents have financial resources, but does not have enough money for his children.

The reason why people are considering quitting JMS is not because the doctrine is odd, or because Chung Myung-suk is a sexual offender. I don't believe that Chung is a sexual offender, but it has nothing to do with the reason he is considering quitting. Life as a second generation member is a struggle. Severe interference and restraints and a life of isolation from the world are most intolerable for second generation members.

Mr. A admits that he was lucky enough to be out of his teens. However, other second generation members emphasized that it is difficult to leave before becoming economically independent. Once you leave, you lose your allowance at home and can't do anything about it. The time when one can think about quitting is when one experiences college life. This is because economic independence is possible. College also makes it natural to talk with friends of the opposite sex, such as sharing assignments. While he was brainwashed by JMS and forced not to talk to the opposite sex, he slowly felt his life was weird as he came across the world. Looking at other college students, they feel frustrated because they do not have a complete college life.

JMS II's children are told that " A " is the fastest they think it is the latest. At the moment he is concerned about quitting, he said, " Don't regret it and come out right away. " Second generation members do not trust and don't care about Chung Myung-suk's sex abuse scandal. Their immediate chains and restraints are so harsh and unbearable. Even the second generation knows that JMS's life alone is unusual, rather than its catechism. Let's hope the second generation members who realize that JMS is wrong will get over the pain and lead free lives.

This was a nice surpise as well. Not a deep look at all, but it at least shows there is more awareness of JMS.

March 31, 2018: Here are Some People Who Started Weird Cults Just to Get the Ride (Buzz)

Bit of a surprise. Nigeria Today runs with Rick's quote:

Expert Says This Church Is The “Single Most Dangerous Cult Operating In Australia”

The above originated on a South African site, and they included a nice picture of Wolmyong Dong:
Expert Says This Church Is The “Single Most Dangerous Cult Operating In Australia” (2OceansVibe)

Well, they won't like this:

March 28, 2018: A Cult Expert Explains What's New in Cults for 2018 (Vice)

Now, several years later, Rick Ross believes that JMS is the single most dangerous cult in Australia. “Jung Myung-Seok has just been released from prison and he hasn’t changed, as far as I know,” he tells me. “And for some reason, his group has been recruiting in Australia pretty hard.”

JMS In Korea / MOVED: JMS Front Exposed at Chonbuk University
« on: March 24, 2018, 02:12:44 AM »

JMS News / JMS Front Exposed at Chonbuk University
« on: March 24, 2018, 02:12:24 AM »
March 21, 2018: 전북대 총동연, JMS 위장 동아리 ‘테루아’ 제재 (Modern Religion Monthly)

Google & Naver Translations:

Terua, who used to be a member of the official religion club at Jeonbuk University, has been demoted to a Gaeraenrok Club (temporary?)after it was discovered that the group was disguised as JMS. Terua acted as if it were a Christian club, saying, " It is a place where people learn and share God's will and love based on the words of the Bible. " Although there have been rumors among Christian club members that Terua is a JMS camouflage club, public opinions have not been made public since there is no conclusive evidence.

Terua, which was very different from Christian clubs.

Terua turned out to be the JMS camouflage group after all, as was the focus of a student's constant suspicions and data investigation. A member of the D club who uses the next room of the Terua Club said, " With the non-sounding nature of the building, Terua students ' prayers and praise are heard. Mr. A felt something strange about the sound of praise and prayer coming from across the wall. Terua sang songs that were not a popular compliment, and while praying, they heard the sound of visiting the " teacher " or " president. " Mr. A, who was always interested in heresy, was able to guess that Terua was related to JMS.

JMS's connection with Therua is a piece of cake.

Mr. A started to investigate the Terua club. In particular, he identified the characters around him through social networking sites. Mr. A confirmed that Mr. B was familiar with the JMS senior manager. He also found that most of Mr. B's characters are related to JMS. He also found out that a photo of Terua's activities posted on the website of the association of general clubs at North Jeolla National University was taken at the temple site in Wolmyeong-dong, which is called JMS's holy place. Based on the above facts, he said, " JMS was sentenced to sexual assault of women in general and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape.

Degraded to Teruya's "Enrollment Club"

On the Facebook page of " The Federation of Korean Studies of North Jeolla National University " on Jan. 11, " Recently, complaints about religion have not been raised, " said the federation of general club members. On January 17, General Dong-yeon gathered the representatives of each club's students to hold a " Emergency Religious Meeting. "

On the day of the meeting, Terua strongly protested, saying, " (It is ridiculous to be suspected of being a JMS camouflage club). " However, the general public asked Terua why he deleted the photos of the Wolmyeong-dong activities, which were uploaded to the website just before the meeting, but he could not give a proper answer. Eventually, Terua admitted that their roots were JMS. He demoted Terua to a " Gaeryonglok Club " after confirming the truth, and said he would permanently expel her if he finds missionary work at school.

A student's courage and attention have made it a valuable fruit that discourages the activities of JMS's camouflage club. Since universities accept the freedom of religion, it is not easy to deal with heresy. But things are changing at the moment when it is proven to be an unethical group that goes against the public interest. If you have any suspicions about a team run by the heretics on campus, why don't you take a more proactive approach?

I don't think this Chinese language article has been posted here before. Google Translation is offered. It's not perfect, nor is it terrible. I may ask a Chinese friend for an improved translation.

May 22, 2007: 韩国著名“淫乱教主”郑明析在中国落入法网(组图) Korea's famous "Lecherous leader" Zheng Ming analysis falls into the law in China (Wenxu City)

Google Translation
Recently, major South Korean media and websites have reported prominent positions. Jeong, the leader of the Korean cult “Campag” placed by the Interpol on the list of the Red Wanted, has landed in China. In South Korea, hundreds of women have now accused Jeong of conducting rape and harassment against them in the name of preaching. The South Koreans hope that China will extradite him to South Korea for trial.
Seated undercover in South Korean intelligence agency

In 1999, South Korea’s SBS television station conducted a thorough investigation and revealed the facts of Jeong's analysis on collecting money and playing with women in special programs. Then, four female victims stood up bravely and sued Zheng Ming for criminal rape. However, just before the police started his arrest, Jeong suddenly disappeared. Many years later, the South Korean police discovered that the former members in the Korean presidential palace Cheong Wa Dae and the national prosecution agency undertook an undercover investigation for Jeong. It was precisely because the Yinmou of the National Intelligence Service and the prosecutor Lee were Zheng Ming. Analysing the letter of misfortune was the only way he managed to escape.

After escaping South Korea, Jeong has set up more than 40 clubs in cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. He called on more than a dozen women every day to conduct sexual assaults in the name of checking the body. A former believer revealed that because he was afraid of having sexually transmitted diseases, he was only looking for virgins. In 2002, three Japanese women sued Jeong for sexual assaults. They said that she witnessed Zheng Ming’s analysis of sexual intercourse with more than 30 Japanese women in the same room. Some of them looked like high school students.

While escaping while committing crime

Since 2002, Jeong has been wanted by the International Criminal Police. ZJeong no longer dared to go to Japan and specialize in "operating in Taiwan." He conducted activities in Taiwan under the name of the “China Youth Christian Youth Era”, and organized a large number of female college students to join the association in the name of participating in model contests around the world. Taiwan’s police said that Jeong’s analysis (teachings?) had also played with hundreds of women in Taiwan, but only one woman, who was translated in front of him, was resisted by Zheng Ming’s wife (? ?) and filed a lawsuit against Zheng Ming’s analysis. After hearing the wind, Zheng Ming fled in a hurry and illegally entered Hong Kong, China.

In Hong Kong, the Council (JMS) also has a branch office called "The Moon Church." In July 2003, Jeong was arrested by the Hong Kong Immigration Bureau on suspicion of being illegally detained. When he was arrested in a Hong Kong luxury home, he was gathering with two women in sexy swimsuits. He was almost sent to South Korea, but was released on bail after delivering 100,000 U.S. dollars. Jeong is very clear about the kind of trial that he will face when he returns to South Korea, so he absconded and absconded and once again disappeared.

Later, according to Taiwanese media, Jeong used the name “Zheng Mingxi” to enter Taiwanese activities, but the police pursued it without success. Until April 2006, four South Korean women victims were accompanied by a non-governmental aid organization to hold a press conference in Seoul to confirm the four luxury villas in the Tianshan Valley, Anshan City, Liaoning Province, China. He continued to develop the organization in the local area, calling Korean followers to go to worship and collaborate with more than 50 Korean, Japanese and Hong Kong women.

Why Cross-Country Runaways?

Jeong was born in 1945 in a poor family in Busan (If translation is correct, I think it's a mistake), South Korea. When he graduated from elementary school, he was devious, eloquent, and determined to "get ahead." Unfortunately, he chose to use religion to lie to this dangerous and evil road.

In South Korea, there are many religious denominations, large and small churches are operating in a corporatized manner, and some unscrupulous priests have absorbed as many people as they are in the practice of MLM. They have done a great job of mentally brainwashing them and tricking them into giving away their valuables. Jeong’s initial refuge was the “unification teaching” of another church in Korea. Here, Jeong gradually learned and mastered the various methods of using the money for preaching, accumulated extensive contacts, and then separated from the unified teaching in 1980. A new sect "Campus" was created.

The self-proclaimed “real Christ Jesus who reappeared in the world” used the Protestantism to teach large numbers of believers, especially female followers. One of its teachings clearly states that “God allows him to have sexual intercourse with all women in the world” because this “education of love” is precisely a shortcut for sinners to redeem themselves. Many blind adherent women listen to people and are willing to do so. Even if Joeng’s analysis was internationally wanted, the police wanted them to come out and give evidence for their own harm. They also chose to reject and silence. This is Jeong’s analysis. The constant playing of women for decades has been an important reason for impunity.

However, once again the foxes have their tails exposed. According to a statement issued on May 16 by the Korean Ministry of Justice, Jeong was arrested in Beijing on May 1. He is currently being interrogated by the Chinese police in Anshan, Liaoning Province. It seems that the evil path of South Korea’s “head of forgiveness” has finally come to an end. .

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