Scientology, naturally, is trying to capitalize on the New Zealand mosque massacre - 2019-03-25
Rod Keller has another example of Scientology mobilizing to take advantage of human tragedy...
It's been ten days since a gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand killing 50 and wounding 50 more. In a statement Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would not use the name of the white supremacist to deny him the fame he sought, and we will do the same. Tens of thousands of women in New Zealand have worn headscarves in public, following her example to show solidarity and support for the Muslim community following this tragedy.
Scientology is responding to the tragedy in typical fashion by planning a distribution of the L. Ron Hubbard booklet 'The Way to Happiness.' The Office of Special Affairs (OSA) at the Auckland Ideal Org is coordinating raising funds to print copies of the book. It's an article of faith in Scientology that people need to be calmed down following such a tragedy, and that distributing the books is a guaranteed way to accomplish that. It's claimed that it doesn't even matter if the booklets are read or not. L. Ron Hubbard wrote "All you have to do is keep that booklet flowing in the society. Like gentle oil spread upon the raging sea, the calm will flow outward and outward." (Ron's Journal 33, 1981)