Scientology's bizarre response to the pandemic: Handing out sketchy cleaning products - 2020-03-26
Didn't Scientology learn its lesson with its balloon debacle?
A tipster has forwarded us an email sent out to Scientologists in the Ventura area this week, asking them to mobilize for another offensive against the coronavirus pandemic.
As we showed earlier, with David Miscavige's epic rant about the pandemic and Scientology's subsequent response to it, the church is torn between two very different basic urges. On the one hand, to put on a showy display that it's helping out in the time of crisis hoping that it will garner Scientology some rare good press. But on the other hand, it's dealing with a more basic urge, that of following founder L. Ron Hubbard's quack ideas about illness and the medical profession, and that his "technology" should be able to defeat the virus, which is just a lot of hysteria according to Miscavige, who dismisses it as a "planetary bullbait."