You may have seen the news or watched Aaron’s recent video about scientology becoming a hot topic in the mayoral race in Los Angeles (if you have not watched Aaron’s video, I suggest you do — it’s only 10 minutes — you can click on it irectly above).
Subsequently, Danny Masterson’s lawyers filed some desperate motions to try to delay his criminal rape trial, claiming the jury pool was prejudiced because “There is a really negative view of Scientology… the general public’s view of Scientology is more negative than any other religion.” His lawyer argued everyone agrees scientology is an “evil criminal organization.”
No exactly the image scientology likes to project of its overwhelming popularity and acceptance and that the only people who say bad things about them are a “handful of bitter, defrocked apostates on the fringes of the internet.”
Now, the STAND League and their minions are fighting back with an orchestrated letter-writing effort that is so typical of their tactics. And they are trying to hide the fact that it is orchestrated by telling people not to copy the template they are sending them telling them what to write in the letter, but to “put it in their own words.” If there were enough outraged scientologists in the “largest concentration of scientologists on earth” who were outraged by Rick Caruso, they would complain without being asked. (They try to pretend that Karen Bass is “just being a politician” by distancing herself (Bass did her own ad, saying she does not support the church and insisted, “Everybody knows Karen Bass condemns Scientology.”)
Rather than confront the reality that their toxic organization desperately needs to be reformed to end their abusive practices, they cry bigotry. Victimhood seems to have become a new cloak that scientology is proud to wear. Though being a “victim” in scientology is frowned upon.
One might ask the STAND League (and scientology in general) what they did to pull this in?