Anti-drug Pamphlets Linked to Scientology Gone From Santa Ana Police Department

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It appears that drug-prevention literature connected with the Church of Scientology will no longer be distributed by the Santa Ana Police Department

Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department spokesman, said he was told that "none of the brochures we talked about" are being passed out by the department.


Although the pamphlets didn't carry the name Scientology on them, they advertised the Foundation For a Drug-Free World, which is sponsored by Scientology. When I called the number and asked where one should go to get help for drug abuse, I was directed to Narconon Arrowhead on Oklahoma's Lake Eufaula

Stop-Narconon.org, run by David Touretzky, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, has long-fought against the program and what he calls its unscientific practices. Touretzky says "Narconon and the Church of Scientology frequently play a verbal sleight of hand over the nature of this relationship", and documents the connection through church statements made to the IRS

One may recall that Ed Dearborn, executive director of the Orange County Scientology "org", claimed that the church had been collaborating with the department on anti-drug education programs. 

Bertagna reaffirmed that such is not true, and said any community group that wants to work with the department must go through a process. 

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Eevey Tyler
Eevey Tyler

wonderful, glad to see that cult is getting called out on their bogus "tech":)

xenu the rulah
xenu the rulah

IN PARIS  THEY SMOKE DOPE OUTSIDE THE CELEBRITY CENTER WEIRD ISN'T ?

Klatu
Klatu

once they soften you up with an anti-drug booklet,

the real agenda quickly becomes what they are really after,

And that Is to push their anti-psychiatry agenda on you.

Its a bait and switch,-they play

the anti drug message is just so you'll open the door.

MarkStark
MarkStark

It is unfortunate the myriad of ways, small and large, that Scientology seeps into society through its front groups. The most hopeful thing is that now people can google Narconon, Foundation for a Drug-Free World, Applied Scholastics etc. and on the first page of links, get information about the problem with these cult front groups.

Years ago, before I knew much of anything about Scientology really, I remember shuddering when I heard that EarthLink, the dial-up Internet service provider, was owned and run by Scientologists. I avoided them like the plague. I didn't want to be funding anything that was associated with a greedy mind-control cult.

Ron
Ron

According to the state of California, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World incorporation is suspended. The agent of service is Church of Scientology lawyer Ava Paquette.

As fronts go, this one is paper-thin.

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

Wonderful outcome! Thanks for helping make that happen, Josh Dulaney & OC Weekley .

Guest
Guest

This sounds like a bonfide example of people being made more able to recognize and reject Scientology front-groups. Glad to see these polive officers are fulfilling their duty to protect and serve.

Randomx2001
Randomx2001

Swap your drug addiction for a Scientology addiction.

Old OT7
Old OT7

 And to all the folks that called up the Santa Ana PD and explained the situation.  When I called, I told them that the largest domestic spying scandal in our nation's history was perpetrated by this cult.  And yes, I used the work "cult."

Heather Grace
Heather Grace

 Scientology Critics - making the able more able.

:)

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