Scientology church makes matters worse

No Tom Cruise in sight, but a collection of his fellow zealots, blinded by ideology, yesterday deepened the pain of every person connected to the tragic killing of a 15-year-old boy at Lincoln-Sudbury High School, disrupting a community’s grief to spread their pitiful propaganda.

Members of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a wing of the Church of Scientology, held a banner near the school to condemn the practice of psychiatry and demanded information about any medications the suspected killer – an autistic 16-year-old – might have been taking.

Ambulance Chasing and Quackery

Scientology is known for, among other things, its hate- and harassment tactics, quackery, and ambulance chasing.

“These doctors shouldn’t be prescribing willy-nilly,” said Kevin Hall, the group’s New England director.

Ah, yes, Mr. Hall – surely you as a total stranger know better than John Odgren’s parents and doctors how his condition was being treated.

The phrase “get a life” comes to mind.


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Boston Herald, USA
Jan. 25, 2007 Editorial
Boston Herald Editorial Staff

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