Barbara Graham Corrects "Sign On San Diego" About Scientology Scam


Scientology's doublecross

Barbara Graham Corrects "Sign On San Diego" About Scientology Scam

I was absolutely horrified by Ozzie Robert's column this week, where he profiles a Volunteer Minister from the Scientology organization here in town ("Work and study mark the way," 3/2/04).

To portray this group, identified as a destructive cult by scholars and governments, as a positive asset to our community is dangerous. It might encourage others to join.

Their 50-year history is replete with horror stories. Anyone can, and should, do a Google search before getting involved. . . . Combinations such as "Scientology, suicides, paramilitary, domestic espionage, prison camp, frauds, and deaths" is a good start.

The Lisa McPherson wrongful death suit is about to go to trial in Clearwater, Fla. This Scientologist was held against her will, imprisoned and restrained for 40 days until she died.

Given the cheery, sunny nature of Ozzie Roberts' columns, it was only a matter of time before a Scientologist got the bright idea of contacting him with happy stories of healings, sweetness and light.

Barbara Graham


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