Dear OB-1, thank you for this food and wonderful meal you have provided, please bless it to my body. Help me to be strong in the force today and lead me not unto the dark side.
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, some1 said 2 thmslvs "U knw, I really want 2 set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close engh to get the job done".
“Scientology Now Wants Your Kids”
This is crazyness. They targeting childeren and masking it as:
"A Youthful Solution for Reducing Gang Violence: Promoting Reconciliation Through Youth for Human Rights"
I guess the Church of the whacked out, oops I mean Scientology has hit a bit of a rough patch, with most of the big money earners in the entertainment industry involved with some form of rehab or another the pickings are slim. Of course there is Brittany, but I am not sure she would make a great Scientologist. Our good friends are not worried. They have decided to target the youth. Now it is not clear that the average teen has the money to throw around to become a serious Thetan, or whatever the church calls them, but there clearly is a good opportunity for the cult.
A press release, that incidentally plays down the Scientology aspect explains:
The purpose of Youth for Human Rights International is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is an independent non-profit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, with the purpose to educate people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.
It is only when you dig a little deeper that you discover that:
“We are dedicated to helping improve unity amongst the youth of the Santa Barbara community,” states Lee Holzinger, President of the Church of Scientology Santa Barbara. “The escalating rate of gang violence in our community needs to be addressed and we are glad to be joining with our community members to provide a workable solution.”
While I am sure we all applaud any attempt to stamp out the gangs, and the violence associated with them, I am not sure that I would want my child involved with a cult. As the saying goes, ‘there is no free lunch’, and you can bet that the free copy of Dianetics will come at a steep price. A price I am unwilling to pay.
From the press release
SOURCE: Church of Scientology
Feb 07, 2008 19:47 ET
A Youthful Solution for Reducing Gang Violence: Promoting Reconciliation Through Youth for Human Rights
Click here for details
Human Rights site
SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 7, 2008) - With gang violence escalating on the central coast, community members and government leaders are working diligently to find solutions to address the rising rates of fighting, brutality, and turmoil. The Santa Barbara Police Department has identified over 700 gang members in the city of Santa Barbara alone with gang-related violence on the rise. The Church of Scientology Santa Barbara has joined together with community leaders to address this critical issue through the secular Youth for Human Rights International program, promoting the youth's rights to create bridges of understanding and resolution.
Scary if you ask me. Infilitration at a young age.
Estimated 9,000 protesters in over 100 cities worldwide!
Last edited by j llama; 02-20-2008 at 05:59 PM.