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Sunday Funnies: Scientology Gets Colorful!

CharityBombWe’ve learned that, if you’re in Orange County, California next weekend, there’s a way to get some exercise, pelt yourself with fun colors, and raise money for Scientology causes all at the same time!

We want to thank the tipster who sent us information about the 5K race that’s been organized by a powerful OT VIII Scientologist by the name of Myles Binford.

Before we tell you more about him, check out the nifty video that was made for his upcoming 5K, which he calls The Charity Bomb!



The race takes place on Saturday at 10 am at Irvine Lake. Not just any 5K, you’ll get a chance to get hit with a cornstarch color bomb to make things even more fun than your typical three mile run.

Binford himself reached the highest level of Scientology enlightenment — Operating Thetan Level Eight — last year, Scientology’s own publications indicate. And before starting up his charity race, he’d launched his own drug rehab business, Pur Detox in Dana Point.

Myles Binford

Myles Binford

Sadly, Pur Detox ran into some legal trouble recently when a patient leaped off of its third-floor balcony, survived, and then sued the facility. (We’ve linked to a story that calls Pur Detox part of Scientology’s Narconon network, but we’re not certain about that. We’ve scoured Pur Detox’s website and find none of the telltale signs of a Narconon operation — even though it appeared to operate on the same principles.)

But Binford has bounced back with the 5K run, which will benefit several charities: The Boy Scouts of America, The Way To Happiness Foundation, and the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

Says The Charity Bomb’s website: “Please note that the charities listed here have no affiliation with us in any way and they were chosen based on their track record as a social betterment program. Isn’t that the way charity should be anyway?”

Hey, who could argue with that logic? Funny, though, that two of the three charities are Scientology front groups — The Way to Happiness Foundation denudes entire forests to put out piles of a little booklet that L. Ron Hubbard wrote in 1980, just as Scientology was being prosecuted for its infiltration of the federal government in Operation Snow White. The booklet was intended to show that Scientology actually had a moral code, and it contains such deep and original wisdom as “Try Not to Do Things to Others That You Would Not Like Them to Do to You.”

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights, meanwhile, is Scientology’s rabid anti-psychiatry front group. It blames psychiatrists for all sorts of humankind’s ills, including the Holocaust.

But hey, if supporting Scientology’s facile moral code and its funny ideas about the Holocaust isn’t your idea of charity, you can still get colored cornstarch all over yourself and lose a few pounds!

And now, on to our usual Sunday Funnies. As you can see, the Phoenix Ideal Org is pulling out all the stops to sell its leather-bound copies of Dianetics. These are custom printings that we’ve seen offered at $500 each in other fliers. And just look at all the great advertising your money will pay for — why not buy two copies!


Our tipster for this next flier says it was the ninth e-mail he’d received that day, indicating how frenetic the church is about fundraising for the renovations to the Ideal Org building in the San Fernando Valley…


We’re sure our readers will join in the congratulations to Larry and Robin Marshall for joining in with the excitement over the Valley org…


Hey, check out this computer rendering of how great the Valley Ideal Org is going to look — we only wish we could be there for next week’s slate of speakers!


And today — all day — it’s C-Note Sunday! EVERYONE will be donating! How can we get in on this?


Wow, the push is really on for the Valley Org. Can you imagine how happy Scientologists in the LA area must be right now, getting so much attention, day and night? What fun.

And finally, Karen de la Carriere hits us with another video, this time documenting the decrepit condition of Scientology’s Los Angeles headquarters…


Thanks again to our tipsters. Keep those mailers and fliers coming!


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 23, 2013 at 07:00

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