A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania is under fire after appearing in an interview with a self-described “second king” of an armed Christian sect where the latter claimed public schools indoctrinate children in the “homosexual agenda.”
As the Pittsburg Tribune-Review reported, gubernatorial candidate and “wealthy political outsider” Paul Mango took the video interview with Hyung Jin Moon, a leader of the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Eastern PA and son of the man behind the infamous “Moonie” cult earlier this month.
“They’re getting indoctrinated into the homosexual political agenda, they’re getting indoctrinated in the transgender agenda,” Moon said in response to Mango’s discussion of his pro-charter school voucher education stance. “Saying that their emotion — that they can choose how they feel, based on how they feel, their gender, which is totally against the Bible, it’s totally against biology.”
After representatives from the local Democratic party blasted Mango’s “homophobic and extremist interview” with the cult leader, the candidate’s spokesman issues a statement claiming he didn’t agree with the “indoctrination” comments, but does think “our culture has eroded and has become more and more intolerant of traditional family values.”
You can watch the clip of the 37-minute interview where Moon expresses his beliefs below, or the entire interview via his YouTube channel.
Federal Judges Association calls emergency meeting to discuss AG Barr as crisis ‘could not wait’: report
The independent Federal Judges Association will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss Attorney General Bill Barr's intervention into politically sensitive cases to help President Donald Trump.
Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who heads the group, told USA Today the meeting "could not wait."
Rufe was nominated by President George W. Bush.
She said the group called for the meeting after the Department of Justice interference in the prosecution of longtime Trump accomplice Roger Stone.
WATCH: CNN justice reporter discusses next steps in Roger Stone case
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," justice correspondent Evan Perez walked through the next steps in the sentencing of President Donald Trump's former campaign strategist Roger Stone, following a week in which the president and the Justice Department appeared to intervene in the case.
"We know that the president's longtime confidant and friend Roger Stone, supposedly he's going to be sentenced later this week," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "What is the latest we are hearing?"
"The latest is that the judge overseeing this, Amy Berman Jackson, has scheduled a conference call tomorrow to discuss some of the things that went on, and so many things that happened last week, Wolf, including four prosecutors who quit the case," said Perez. "She has yet to even acknowledge the fact that those four prosecutors are no longer there. So, for now, it appears he is going to be sentenced this week, and he has requested twice for the judge to declare a new trial, and we don't expect it is going to happen, and certainly, tomorrow, we will get to the first indication of her reaction to what went on at the Justice Department last week."
Americans arrive home from virus-infected cruise ship
More than 300 Americans rescued from a cruise ship quarantined off Japan because of the new coronavirus arrived back in the US Monday for two more weeks of medical seclusion, as concern rose over passengers who dispersed around the globe after leaving another ship in Cambodia.
The COVID-19 virus death toll exceeds 1,700 in China, where it has infected more than 70,500. Elsewhere, hundreds more have been infected and the virus has sparked panic buying, economic jitters as well as the cancellation of high-profile sporting and cultural events.