This one is a monster.
Give your money to the US IAS Member Trust and you are “supporting the most effective humanitarian campaigns in the world that are truly saving lives every day.”
Every part of this is a lie.
The “US IAS Members Trust” is not “the IAS” according to scientology when they are trying to defend themselves in lawsuits. It is a “trust” that serves no function other than as a repository of funds. But, I must admit, that is a nitpick. Especially when compared to the rest.
The most effective humanitarian campaigns in the world. Seriously? Not even sure what they put in this category these days?
Narconon – with it’s horrendous track record of deaths? And now defections from the fold?
Applied Scholastics — the ones with a model program that had its leaders arrested and charged with felonies for defrauding the state?
The WTH that has “saved Colombia” and reduced crime, though nobody other than scientology seems able to find anything of the sort.
The Volunteer Ministers who show up for a couple of photo ops with a few people in yellow t-shirts – but it’s only ever a small few even though they tout themselves as the “largest private relief force on earth.”
Or maybe it’s Youth For Human Rights that spout platitudes about ending human trafficking when they have it going on right in their own back yard at Golden Era Productions and other Sea Org outposts.
And of course they dont have evidence of “lives saved daily” because if that were true you would find real testimonials all over their websites about it. They shout from the rooftops when someone has a win that they didn’t get run over while riding their skateboard, or borrowed money to give to “ideal” orgs – you can bet if they had these stories they would be turned into the biggest thing since the invention of penicillin.
Finally, the biggest lie of all.
Money given to the these people is NOT spent on any “campaigns” beyond what is required for a photo op to show at an event or in a promotional piece. And that is a TINY fraction of what they collect. How else do they accumulate more than a BILLION dollars (just the IAS)?