Scientology's social media effort tries so hard to distract you from what's really going on - 2019-02-07
Scientology is pumping out more propaganda than ever, not only with its DirecTV channel, but also with a steady stream of social media that must be costing the church a fortune to operate.
The church may still rely on Sea Org slaves to write letters by the hundreds, but you can be sure it's contracting out its social media work to professionals. We're seeing a lot of slick answers being put out by Scientology's various accounts which are intended to counter the things the press has uncovered about Scientology's controversies.
One of those controversies is Scientology's long history of deep-seated homophobia. L. Ron Hubbard categorized homosexuality as a perversion in his 1950 book Dianetics, and any former church executive will tell you that Hubbard's view — that homosexuals are "covertly hostile" — permeates the organization. Gay people who somehow end up in Scientology will find themselves subjected to Hubbard's brand of gay conversion therapy, auditing the gay away.