The LOCI episode CONTEXT deals with an organization not unlike Scientology, and is based on a case where Scientologists attempted to use some sort of methods to purge a young woman of her negative thoughts and wound up killing her. My view of it is very negative. It was founded by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, and appears to be doublespeak and gobblygook. People who join are expected to make confessionals, and some of its critics argue that celebrities' confessions are used for blackmail purposes. It also targets celebrities.
Does anyone know if THE DESERET NEWS is affiliated with the Mormon church?
Post by annabelleleigh on Sept 23, 2009 10:38:03 GMT -5
I too saw that web piece about the Mormon-Scientology-lesbian conspiracy to detox Utah cops through sweat, exercise, and vitamins -- how cutting edge and controversial! -- and just passed it by.
Five thousand per cop does seem pricey to me too, but my suspicions would have been raised much higher if the "Utah Meth Cop" cure had been revealed as pork ribs. Platters and platters of 'em. And lots of BBQ sauce. ;-)
P.S. The Deseret News was founded by Mormons shortly after Brigham Young led them into Utah. It's one of the American West's oldest newspapers.
Just about everything in that geographically gorgeous state is controlled by Mormons, PC. (That's not meant as a value judgment, just a fact.)