What Scientology's 'social betterment' front groups are really all about - 2015-12-30
A lot of our coverage this year was about Scientology's numerous front groups. From Legoland giving the Scientology front Youth for Human Rights $10,000 to play with, to the various disasters of Narconon drug rehabs, Scientology's sneaky "social betterment" groups seemed to make a bigger push than ever to get L. Ron Hubbard's name out to the public in ways that weren't obviously connected to Scientology.
But even with its increased efforts, Scientology can't really hope to become a force in the nation's schools with Applied Scholastics, or really make a dent in addiction treatment with Narconon, or crush the psychiatry industry with the Citizens Commission for Human Rights (CCHR). So what's really going on?
At the Scientology website, the "social betterment" groups are said to be "supported by" the Church of Scientology...