Are Scientologists Targeting Illinois Mental Health Laws? - 2015-05-26
Flowers insists that she isn't a Scientologist, that she is Catholic, but acknowledges she has been contacted by adherents who share her concerns about psychotropic drugs. "I don't know anything about Scientologists. I'm going to put a period right there," says Flowers. She credits them, though, with introducing her to the DSM-V, which she says has "made it easier for people to be diagnosed with some form of mental illness."
The House defeated two similar resolutions Flowers drafted in 2013. The first time, the resolution lost 46–67. Then the second time, the House crushed the identically worded resolution with a 22–92 vote after Rep. Ed Sullivan linked it to Scientology. Sullivan's personal experience involves a male relative, a Scientologist, who lost a successful business and whose marriage ended in divorce.