This news item from their site is interesting
I'll copy the whole thing in a separate thread a little later,
Ooops I didn't get round to that, luckily its still online, so I'll copy it here:
Recently, the Supreme Court has ruled that some Christian denominations' accusations against the World Mission Society Church of God (Chief Pastor Kim Joo-Cheol) are dishonest criticism with no evidence, but groundless slander based on religious prejudice.
The guilty party, whose surnames are Jeong, Kim, Park and Lee, held rallies in front of the Church of God buildings, holding picket signs which read, "The Church of God preaches a time-limited eschatology, wrecks families, and promotes people to leave homes and get divorced." On November 23 and 24, 2006, the public trial for Jeong, Kim, Park and Lee was held, and the Supreme Court judged that their accusations against the Church of God had no ground, and rejected their appeal.
During the trial, all four men insisted that their accusations were true, submitting materials from magazines such as “Modern Religion” and “Church and Faith,” as well as materials from the Christian Counsel of Korea and the press. They even brought in Pastor Choi, the Head of the Heresy Counsel Office of the Christian Counsel of Korea , as a witness.
However, the District Courts in Seoul and Incheon concluded that the accusations all four men made were from their own religious prejudice. The guilty party hadn't shown any specific materials or objective evidence to support their claim that the Church of God had preached or was still preaching a time-limited eschatology. They only repeated that the Church of God believed in a man as God, kept the Sabbath and the Passover, and wrecked lots of families through its doctrines. Finally, the District Courts concluded that all the accusations of Park, Lee, and Kim were false and that they had defamed the Church of God , and the Supreme Court also rejected their appeal.
In the case of the guilty party whose surname is Jeong, the District Court in Suwon judged that he defamed the Church of God with his false accusations, but declared him not guilty, saying that there was some reason why he had to believe the accusations against the Church of God were true. However, the Supreme Court did not agree with the original judgment of the Suwon District Court, but ruled that the argument of Jeong was groundless. Below is a part of the written decision of Jeong.
“Every following fact is proven to be true: 1) When the wife of Jeong began to attend the Church of God in 1998, he physically abused his wife and intimidated her into not going to the Church. 2) Only for the reason that she went to the Church of God, Jeong committed violence against the Church's members, vandalized the Church's property, and spread lies such as that there was an increase in the number of the husbands who were victimized by the Church, by inserting pamphlets of their false accusations into newspapers as a type of advertisement. But as the Church of God lodged a protest against him, he presented a written apology and a written oath to the Church. 3) However, afterwards he took his wife to the S. church, of which the pastor is J who calls himself a heresy researcher, and forced her to receive an unwanted conversion education from J, and he even confined her in a mental hospital for 85 days. 4) As she didn't change her religion despite all of his attempts, he filed for divorce on December 11, 2001, and she also filed for divorce as a countersuit. Their divorce was completed on June 27, 2002. Now, the Supreme Court concludes that Jeong is the one who has wrecked his family, by forcing his wife to change her religion in extreme ways such as physical abuse, intimidation, and confinement in a mental hospital. There is no evidence that the Church of God or its members encouraged their divorce, or that the doctrines of the Church of God had connection with their divorce. And also there is no objective evidence which can prove his insistence that hundreds of families have been wrecked. Therefore, what Jeong claimed has been proven false.”
With the decision, the Supreme Court annulled the original decision. The written judgment also reads, “Jeong has become a staff of the S. church and taken lead in forcing the members of the Church of God , whom he regards as heretics, to convert, through illegal activities. And Jeong said that he would continue his actions against the Church of God until every lawsuit between the Church, or its members, and him was settled. He spoke the things stated above in public in front of a Church of God building, and many people ? whether they were concerned with the Church of God or not ? became misinformed. In addition, his accusations against the Church of God or its doctrines were unjust criticism. He only made a guess and accused the Church, using slanderous expressions which defamed the Church of God or its members, and made people feel that the Church of God was a group which wrecked families. Therefore, the Supreme Court cannot say that his behavior was only for the benefit of the public.”
As the judgment has proved that some Christian denominations' accusations against the Church of God were false, the ongoing dispute between the Church of God and other denominations, which insisted that the Church of God was heretical, finally ended.
A pastor from the Church of God said, "They are spreading lies concerning personal information of the Second Coming Christ Ahn Sahng-Hong, who founded the Church of God , and of Zahng Gil-Jah the New Jerusalem Mother. They also claim that the Church of God 's eschatology was proven wrong by Christ Ahn Sahng-Hong's not coming back in 1988 after he died in 1985 even though he had promised to come back. But all these are mere conjecture and slander from their own religious prejudice and exclusivism."
Through the judgment of the Supreme Court, it is proven that spreading lies to defame other religious bodies is beyond the freedom of criticism, and even illegal. This judgment is a good example to prevent spreading lies when people make false accusations against other denominations.