By: Robin Murray-o'hair Re: Beaten to Death for God BEATEN TO DEATH FOR GOD Kyung-A Ha, a
By: Robin Murray-o'hair
Re: Beaten to Death for God
BEATEN TO DEATH FOR GOD
Kyung-A Ha, a Korean immigrant to the U.S., was brutally beaten
to death over a six-hour period, while her attackers videotaped
her death. Two attackers struck her at least 50 times each, until
she lapsed into a coma and then died. Her body was then left in
an apartment for authorities to find the morning of Sunday, March
12. What sort of gang would do such a thing?
The leader of the gang -- oops, church -- which caused her
death, Ms. Eun Park, age 30, described Ha's death as "a victory
for Jesus Christ." The beating was part of an exorcism requested
by her family.
According to family members living in Georgia, Ha moved to the
U.S. two months ago and immediately began acting strangely. They
therefore contacted Eun Park, leader of the Jesus-Amen
Ministries, to arrange for an exorcism. When Park agreed, they
sent Ha packing to the Bay Area of California for the ritual. On
March 4 they were informed by Park that "some demons had been
cast out." But on March 8, Park called a prayer meeting to deal
with more "demons" in Ha's body.
Five members of the church to which Ha belonged have been
arrested and charged with murder.
Throughout the Middle Ages, beatings were commonly used in
Christian countries to "drive out devils" from the mentally ill.
The religious theory is that the supernatural entity will
experience too much natural discomfort to remain in the body of
Sources: UPI, 3/16/95
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