Blog: Debunking Another Scientology Lie: Scientology Did Not Stand Beside the Black Community During the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising - 2019-02-26

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F0.png Debunking Another Scientology Lie: Scientology Did Not Stand Beside the Black Community During the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising February 26, 2019, Jeffrey Augustine, Scientology Money Project

The contretemps over the letters purportedly written by Dr. Cecil Murray in defense of Scientology rages unchecked. Dr. Murray and USC insist he did not write the letters. The Church of Scientology insists he did. We call upon USC to open a full and complete investigation into the matter as its credibility and that of Dr. Murray are at stake. The Murray affair is forcing a critical reexamination of Scientology's claimed relationship with the Black Community. Scientology critic Mick Roberts today debunked a claim made by Scientology. This claim is made in one of the alleged Murray letters and states that the Church of Scientology stood beside the Black Community "through some very dark times":

This quote refers to Scientology claim to have supported the Black Community during and after the Los Angeles Uprising of 1992. However, what actually happened is quite different. As Roberts noted, all Scientologists actually did during the Uprising was to form a human chain around the Scientology HGB Building in Hollywood in order to keep it safe from demonstrators and property damage. Located on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Ivar, the HGB is the HQ of Scientology's notorious Office of Special Affairs. David Miscavige also has an office there. The HGB had to be protected at all costs. Scientologists did not stand with the Black Community. Rather, White Scientologists merely, and only, acted to protect Scientology's real estate from damage. That's it. Scientologists boarded up the windows of the HGB, surrounded it, and protected their own building:

Located on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Ivar, the HGB is the HQ of Scientology's notorious Office of Special Affairs. David Miscavige also has an office there. The HGB had to be protected at all costs. Scientologists did not stand with the Black Community. Rather, White Scientologists merely, and only, acted to protect Scientology's real estate from damage. That's it. Scientologists boarded up the windows of the HGB, surrounded it, and protected their own building: