Loretta Sanchez Gave Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Orange County Church of Scientology in August

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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has done many dumb things in her 16 years representing the wabs of OC. There was her refusal to co-sponsor the DREAM Act, the 2010 slamming of Vietnamese on Univisión, the rambling speech she gave to Pomona College students a couple of years back...the list can go on and on.

But for being just plain pendeja, I don't think anything can top what she did in August: not only visit the Orange County Church of Scientology Ideal Org (the mothership, for us non-Xenuans), but reward the place with a certificate of congressional recognition.

Does Loretta even know about the horrors of Scientology? What's next--giving Barbara Coe a lifetime achievement award for her work in diversity?

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Screengrab from Downtown Inc. Facebook page
Loretta with two Mexi Scientologists...is that flower thing on her head an escaping thetan?

The snafu happened last August, while Loretta was taking a tour of businesses in downtown SanTana at the invite of Downtown Inc., the controversial group whom some say is leading the "renaissance" of the area while others blame for gentrification. While Loretta visited other businesses that day, her detour to the Ideal Org is simply bizarre. Who's the pendejo aide who told her this would be a good idea?

And if you're one of the 15 people left on Earth who still thinks Scientology is a legitimate religion, read the extensive archives of our sister paper, the Village Voice, over here...


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James Hall
James Hall

Hypocritical arent We? whats more creepy is living as a Rich White Person in the OC and have some nerd in the shadows wishing I was dead because of My Success and White Blond Wife. seriously If Rich Whites Piss You guys off, Why not just Move to Fresno or Stockton?

James Hall
James Hall

Hypocritical arent We? whats more creepy is living as a Rich White Person in the OC and have some nerd in the shadows wishing I was dead because of My Success and White Blond Wife. seriously If Rich Whites Piss You guys off, Why not just Move to Fresno or Stockton?

lollipoptheif
lollipoptheif topcommenter

If California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto plaques L.Ron Unlimited Inc.LLC, then why not Sanchez?

 

Or any other politician for that matter. They don't need to agree with the Bridge liturgy or cosmology or cult recruitment tactics. Those items are irrelevant  because the SEA ORGer's have what every politician finds worthy of a Proclamation or Commendation - they are fry eeken LOADED!!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

Seriously Mexicans -- if you must elect one of your own, does it have to be her?

Woot Icpninja
Woot Icpninja

only thing she cares about is whos giving her free money and Vietnamese coffee house on harbor next to her office.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

James: Your obsession with Gustavo is rather creepy—please get a life!

carpetbagger
carpetbagger

I don't think this is any worse than the Wanna be mayor of Santa Ana and his association with Newsong.

JamesRobertReade
JamesRobertReade

Hi Gustavo! I love your articles! I think plaque giving is one of Loretta Sanchez' most important activities as a Democrat. Loretta should give you a plaque at the Playboy Mansion for the Sexiest Mexican Man Alive in the news business! Loretta should give a plaque to Amber on Guinida Lane for Most Scantilly Dressed Gangbanger Lover Reporter! Have a nice time at Loretta;s plaque ceremonies! James Robert Reade

xenubarb
xenubarb

Hey Gustavo,

 

It's always tough to watch officials make horrible mistakes, particularly where Scientology is involved. I wrote about a situation up around Santa Cruz, where the head of the San Jose org managed to ooze into the office of the county's "Dept. against hatred" or some damn thing and got her to use public money to print out fliers libeling the anonymous protesters in the area.

 

Was anything ever done about this violation of church and state? Yeah. DeLormay Stovall McKee got promoted.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/02/18/838299/-Cult-Connection-in-Santa-Clara-County

 

 

Ridingbeam
Ridingbeam

Loretta and Tony V give Latinos a horrible name in politics and in general.

James Hall
James Hall

If Loretta would of Gave that certificate to La Raza Foundation, mecha, UFW Leaders, or the democratic party, gustavo arellano

David A Rivera
David A Rivera

She's comedy gold ... And still better her than that hate mongering knob head Dornan

rtops
rtops

@GustavoArellano She just wanted to meet Tom Cruise, what wrong with that? Ok, ok... Travolta?

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

Scientology is just as legitimate as all other religions. That is not a defense of scientology.  

susan
susan

@Mitchell_Young You have your hands full with idiots like Dana Rohrbacher.

skmind
skmind

 @ageofknowledge  @RocketJ Atheism is not a religion.

 

Now that your bullshit has been swept aside, Scientology is as valid as the belief in a three-in-one god born of a virgin, impregnated by himself, only to kill himself on the cross so that he may spare us from his own wrath.

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

 @ageofknowledge Nice straw man, are you gonna take to the playa next year so we can burn it?

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

 @GustavoArellano  @RocketJ  You've become desensitized to the crazy shit like virgin birth, resurrection, and talking animals.  Invisible spirits (thetans) clinging to your chonies is no different.

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

 @skmind Do you think this latest screed is aimed at you or me?

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

 @ageofknowledge  The question only needed a yes or no answer. Let me help you,

 the answer is yes. Yes you did employ the straw man. I pointed out the straw man because there was one.  Now in the next  comment  you graduated to (or perhaps regressed to?) from straw man to an ad hominem attack about my mental state.

 

As long as you continue to employ these techniques there is no point engaging in serious discourse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

 @ageofknowledge You refuted arguments I did not make. Do you disagree with that statement yes or no?

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