In summer 2009, the Times' future turned rocky. In July, church donations from Japan, long a key source of subsidies, stopped flowing to the paper, according to a memo by Victor Walters, treasurer of the Times' parent company.Donations? This whitewashes the "spiritual sales" mega-scam that Unification used to bilk hundreds of millions--possibly billions--from distraught Japanese widows. Essentially, it was the selling of indulgences to vulnerable women who has just lost their husbands; they were told to buy religious relics at extremely high markups in order to prevent suffering of their husbands in the afterlife. It worked remarkably well, enabling Moon to bankroll the Times and live like a king.
One other note about the article: it mentions a financial arrangement that the Times has with The Talk Radio Network which is run by the son of fringe religious leader Roy Masters.