Scientology cult misappropriates ANZAC legend

€‹bullet The Scientology cult — whose members boast of being the ‘most ethical people om earth’ — has once again been caught behaving badly.

In a fund-raising appeal in Australia and New Zealand, the money-hungry cult has misappropriated an acronym of legendary importance to Australians and New-zealanders.

For every $10,000 donated for the New Zealand Ideal Org, no matter your existing status, you will be awarded the new prestigious award of an ANZAC!

As former Scientology top executive Mike Rinder explains

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps that participated in the Battle of Gallipoli. For Australians, the Battle of Gallipoli is like the Alamo or Pearl harbor. An event that is forever remembered and according to Wikipedia, the campaign is often considered as marking the birth of national consciousness in Australia and New Zealand and the date of the landing, 25 April, is known as “Anzac Day”. It remains the most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans in those two countries, surpassing Remembrance Day (Armistice Day).

The cult may now face hefty fines for its misuse of the ANZACacronym. No doubt it will squeeze its members for extra donations to cover the loss.

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