Scientology continues to see the pandemic as a public relations opportunity - 2020-04-12
Scientology preaches social distancing on the web and in booklets it has produced. Members are taking extension courses at home rather than coming into their local org, which is a good way to prevent infection. But some members can't resist making alliances with other groups, even if it means bringing people into close proximity.
This week the Pasadena org went north to the Altadena area to drop booklets into baskets being distributed to those in need during the pandemic.
My Tribe Rise is a community group founded by Victor Hodgson and Heavenly Hughes to combat gang violence and unify the black community in the Pasadena area. As in the rest of the country, many in Pasadena now find themselves without a job and are struggling to put food on the table. My Tribe Rise organized a Baskets of Peace event in Charles White Park to distribute food to those in need. Nobody practiced much social distancing at this event.