Louisiana congressman posts Narconon pic, then yanks it after we point out Scientology link - 2015-08-29

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F347.png Louisiana congressman posts Narconon pic, then yanks it after we point out Scientology link August 29, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Scientology and its front groups work very hard to ensnare unsuspecting local officials for photo opportunities. We see a lot of local law enforcement officers, city council members, and even some state representatives get corralled for Scientology PR. But it's really something when Scientology manages to snag a state attorney general or a member of the US Congress for some gladhanding.

Last year, we shared with you a flier which showed that Florida's attorney general, Pam Bondi, was going to be the guest of honor at a fundraiser in Clearwater, Florida held by some of Scientology's biggest "whales" — major donors. Also invited to that shindig was the local congressman, David Jolly. Jolly is now running for US senate, and he's once again going to be feted by Scientology when the church hosts a 100th anniversary musical tribute for the city of Clearwater on Saturday at the Fort Harrison Hotel.

Then, another nice snag for Scientology: In Louisiana, Congressman Garret Graves, who represents the state's 6th district, posted the photo you see above on his Facebook page. (Graves is in the middle.) Scientology's drug rehab system, Narconon, has a facility in Denham Springs in the 6th district, which it calls "New Life Retreat."


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Louisiana congressman posts Narconon pic, then yanks it after we point out Scientology link | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/08/29/louisiana-congressman-posts-narconon-pic-then-yanks-it-after-we-point-out-scientology-link/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = August 29, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}