WMSCOG v. Kang Geun Byeong & Jo Seong Geun 

  • Plaintiff World Mission Society Church of God in South Korea sued former members Kang Geun Byeong (Kang) and Jo Seong Geun (Jo).
  • Kang and Jo were members of the WMSCOG from 1999 until 2008.
  • After their membership in the WMSCOG, Kang and Jo became outspoken critics who posted their opinions on a blog (http://cafe.naver.com)
  • The WMSCOG sued Kang and Jo for saying that the WMSCOG:
    • destroyed families;
    • encouraged divorce;
    • extorted money and property from members;
    • and pressured members to recruit under the threat of being cursed if they did not comply.
  • The Court documented the WMSCOG’s failed 1988, 1999 and 2012 doomsday predictions (page 5).
  • The WMSCOG sued for roughly $205,000 USD.
  • The WMSCOG lost the case, appealed and the appeal was denied on June 1, 2018.

Below is the Appellate Court’s Analysis and Decision on the case.


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