How Scientology Drives Your Local Librarian Nuts - 2012-02-28
(Credit: L.E. Baskow, Portland Tribune) We've been hearing pretty regularly from librarians near and far who have had it with the aggressive tactics of Scientology.
You see, as we learned Sunday with a story about "study tech," Scientology is like an octopus that wants to get its tentacles into as many places as possible through front groups and supposedly "secular" entities. So Scientology pushes L. Ron Hubbard's study materials into unsuspecting school districts, recruits kids to stand up for uncontroversial "human rights," runs drug treatment centers with non-medical personnel and unscientific vitamins-and-sauna regimens, sends "volunteer ministers" to disaster sites to wave their hands over people claiming to heal them, and all of it with the real goal of burnishing the image of Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard, and, ultimately, Scientology itself.
But no one may be more fed up with Scientology's pushy Hubbard-PR than this country's librarians.