Here we have an example of classic scientology spin.
Like they claim the IAS was founded with the Portland Crusade to “defend the rights of scientologists” (when it was actually a way of keeping money outside the purview of the IRS), so too STAAD has a “creation myth” that it came about as a response to “requests by scientology parishioners for a platform to speak out against discrimination.” That is of course “utter bullshit” to quote David Miscavige in his last official statement to the press.
The STAAD League was a bright idea to “combat” the negative PR generated by The Aftermath with another scientology site dedicated to smearing those exposing the abuses in scientology. This one is oriented towards painting scientology as victims of bigotry and religious hate crimes. They glom onto any event that happens and Ed Parkin (who is pretty much the entirety of STAAD) – a long term staff in OSA International, tweets and writes blog articles that first decry hatred and bigotry against Jews, Christians, Nation of Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses and then use that as a springboard to spew hate and bigotry of their own, almost exclusively targeted at Leah Remini, me or our contributors.
So it was interesting to see this grand part they held to give themselves a pat on the back.
That is “Fast Eddie” in his signature maroon blazer on the far left of the photo, with Janet Weiland in the green to his left (Janet is also an OSA Int staff member). Right behind Janet is Bodhi Elfman — this is about his level of activity, he has never made it to the real scientology celebrity status. He is a C lister even in the scientology world. In the middle of the front row in the harlequin sweater is Nick McNaughton, another long term OSA Int staff. There are probably some other recognized faces here that I don’t know.
I am curious what the clenched fist salute is about.
As you can see, even their holiday celebration article devolves into a ridiculous attack on The Aftermath and how they are proud of attacking A&E and going after their advertisers.
The next day, Eddie was at the keyboard again. No news news, just a different article about the same thing…
OK, this one drops a real doozie right in the middle — “Christian and Jewish scientologists”? I guess these people are not REAL scientologists then. Remember what scientology told the IRS: you practice scientology the the exclusion of other faiths. Every scientologist knows this — but for “PR Purposes” they tell an “acceptable truth” that you can be anything you want and a scientologist. Haha.
As the FBI found in their investigation of scientology. Sea Org members are trained to lie.
The STAAD League is based on a lie and deals exclusively in lies.