Park Bo Gum is currently under controversy for his affiliation with a church that’s believed to be a cult (hard to disagree), and his father’s letter about his son’s involvement with said church has recently also made news.
Basically, the father admits to trying to abort Park Bo Gum but that it was the will of god that he was born.
My wife ended up getting pregnant at a late age, and at the time we thought she was infertile. We didn’t know she was pregnant, so she took several medications [for an illness she had at the time]. We were worried about giving birth to a deformed child [due to the medication], so we tried to abort the baby but it seemed like that wasn’t God’s will. In the end, she gave birth to a healthy boy.
And then later when Park Bo Gum became ill as a baby, the pastor told the parents to get the baby discharged from the hospital, said an unknown force prevented him from going back, and the pastor helped cure Park Bo Gum of the illness and a hernia.
When our healthy baby was held by his mother, he suddenly started crying and had to be rushed to the ER because of his high temperature. For many days, there was no improvement, and the baby slowly started looking like a corpse, and the doctor continued to say negative things that disappointed us. At the time, our pastor told us that God had blessed us with this baby, so he recommended we get discharged and have his confirmation with the pastor. I signed the discharge form at the hospital and brought our baby home. But no matter how much I thought about it, our baby’s hair was falling out, so I didn’t think being confirmed by our pastor would help him get any better, so I drove him back to Seoul National University Hospital. When I arrived at the entrance of the hospital, an unknown force steered me back home so I made a U-turn and drove back to the pastor. The pastor then told me to receive his confirmation, turn on some hymns, and pray. I went home and did exactly as he told me to, and our corpse-like baby started crying again, and after excreting black waste, he was completely cured within a week. At the hospital, they said he would be able to get a hernia surgery when he was 6, but with prayer, his hernia was completely cured within two months and we saw the Lord’s true glory. Our pastor then gave our child the name, ‘Bo Gum’.
Park Bo Gum and his father are clearly gonna do whatever they want to do at this point, as they likely didn’t come this far to change their minds now. However, my main concern is that they’re going to get other people involved in this or believing in this, which would obviously be damaging to them.