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Just What Oklahoma Tornado Victims Need: Scientology to the Rescue!

Here comes the voodoo!

Here comes the voodoo!

One of our tipsters forwarded to us an e-mail that will be all too depressingly familiar to our longtime readers.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Scientology is leaping on the chance to take advantage of another natural disaster to promote itself.

In this case, Texas Scientologists are being urged to head to Oklahoma, the site of several recent deadly tornadoes. Once they get there, the “volunteer ministers” will do what they’ve done in places like New York after 9/11 and Haiti after its big earthquake: set up yellow tents and pretend to be useful by giving out “touch assists” — running their fingers over people as if it were a form of faith healing — and handing out Scientology booklets.

First, a little help with the acronyms…

VM = Volunteer Ministers
VM I/C = Person “in charge” of the VMs

WUS = Western United States “continent”
Con VM Cavalcade I/C = person in charge of the regional volunteer minister’s tent brigade

And here’s the e-mail…


Did you catch the giveaway? “This is also a great dissemination activity.”

In other words, the point of sending Scientologists in yellow T-shirts to offer voodoo laying-on-of-hands is not really to aid first responders, but actually to “disseminate” the Scientology religion.

We have numerous readers in Oklahoma — we’d love to hear what kind of reception Scientology’s VMs get there.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 5, 2013 at 07:00

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