Hey, Legoland: A former Scientology youth explains what your money will buy - 2015-12-02
On Monday, the Legoland California theme park invited actress Jenna Elfman to preside over its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and thanked her by donating $10,000 to the charity of her choice. Elfman, a longtime and ardent Scientologist, asked Legoland to donate the money to Youth for Human Rights, a Scientology front group that uses a 1948 United Nations declaration as a way to spread its influence with young people around the world.
Yesterday, when we asked a Legoland representative if they were aware of the group's connection to Scientology, we got a terse reply that Legoland had chosen its celebrity emcee "without prejudice." That response kicked up a sharp reaction at our website and on social media. We also received a copy of this message from Derek Bloch, which he sent directly to Legoland's office. We thought you'd want to see it.