Australia: Scientologists spread fear and panic to gain their ends
Thereby infringing on a government monopoly…
A group with links to the Church of Scientology is targeting Australian kindergartens, claiming that new health checks will put children at risk from psychotropic drugs.
The federal government is expanding its health checks program, performed by GPs, which ensures children are ready for school by assessing their development. But the group, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, said these checks could lead to drugs being prescribed….
Letters have been sent to the directors of kindergartens across the country in the past year. Fine print beneath the group’s name reads: ”Established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.”…
Catherine Waters, who received the letter last week, said she saw it ”as further deceit on behalf of this cult to gain influence in society”….
A spokesman for federal Mental Health Min[i]ster Mark Butler said much of the material was wrong.
A spokesman for Scientology said much government propaganda was wrong too, but hey, you don’t hear us whining about it.