Missouri school district boots sneaky Scientology front group after Underground Bunker article - 2017-09-05

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F347.png Missouri school district boots sneaky Scientology front group after Underground Bunker article September 5, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We are happy to give Underground Bunker senior reporter Rod Keller a victory lap this morning after his weekend story about a Scientology front group got quick results. Here's Rod with the latest...

Steven Bales of the Pulaski County Coalition Against Drugs announced yesterday that they are withdrawing the use of Scientology's Truth About Drugs program from public schools. In a video with Waynesville Daily Guide reporter Natalie Sanders he said that he was approached by a number of concerned individuals about the connection to Scientology, and he asked the Foundation for a Drug Free World for an explanation. They sent him a letter with the false claim that Scientology is only one of a number of donors to the Foundation. Scientology is the creator of the Foundation, and claims it with pride on its web site. The reverse is not true, the Foundation makes no mention of Scientology, not even on the "Who We Are" page. That stealth is deliberate, they intend to hide the affiliation from educators and other officials.

Bales spent Sunday deleting comments from his Facebook page with links to the article in the Underground Bunker and the connection to Scientology. He doubled down on claims that "all drugs are poisons," "all drugs can cause flashbacks" and "all drugs are stored for years in fatty tissue," all of which are untrue statements in Scientology's materials. In yesterday's video he admits that he was deceived as to the true origin of the Truth About Drugs, and his connection to the program is being severed. He said he will be moving to replace Truth About Drugs with another from the U.S. Government.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Missouri school district boots sneaky Scientology front group after Underground Bunker article | url = https://tonyortega.org/2017/09/05/missouri-school-district-boots-sneaky-scientology-front-group-after-underground-bunker-article/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = September 5, 2017 | accessdate = September 5, 2017 }}