A clash over Scientology as vote looms on a proposed church-backed drug rehab near Camp David - 2015-06-01

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F43.png A clash over Scientology as vote looms on a proposed church-backed drug rehab near Camp David June 1, 2015, Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post

A protest over a proposed Scientology-backed drug rehab center near Camp David has blown up into an intense proxy battle in the bitter culture war over the religion.

As a key Frederick County Council vote looms Tuesday, opponents of Narconon — a drug treatment program utilizing Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's writings and lengthy sauna sessions — suspect they have been watched and even followed.

While Narconon officials deny accusations of skullduggery, those organizing against the drug treatment program are worried that their online conversations are being monitored. They say they are fending off Facebook group infiltrations from rivals. In one episode, they found themselves face-to-face with sheriff's deputies.


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