Scientology laying on the 'religious freedom' act thicker than ever as its TV channel nears - 2018-03-04
Rod Keller keeps a close watch on Scientology's front groups, and the ways in which the church tries to "safe point" politicians and organizations. He explains how, as the LRH Birthday event draws nearer, the church is really going all out with its 'religious freedom' initiatives.
Scientology is expanding its efforts to stop criticism, investigation, and government prosecution, particularly in Russia and Hungary. On March 15 Scientology is hosting a side-event to the month-long 37th meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Forty-seven member-states are elected to the council to address human rights issues, including freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, women's rights, LGBT rights, the rights of racial and ethnic minorities and most importantly for Scientology, freedom of belief and religion. The event is entitled "Deterioration of Religious Freedom in Eastern Europe."
The Scientology event is being held in the Palais des Nations, the UN building originally built to house the League of Nations in a location near the iconic Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room used for the main council meetings.