Elgen Strait: Escaping the Moonies

Sweeney Talks

Dec 18 2022 • 34 mins

Elgen Strait is an ex-member of the Moonies, better known as the Unification Church. Set up in South Korea by Sun Myung Moon in the early 1950s, the organisation has been accused by critics of being 'cult-like'. Elgen’s parents became members in their twenties and Elgen and his siblings were born into the Unification Church. Elgen tells John Sweeney what it was like to grow up as a Moonie and what led him to leave not once, but twice.

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