Why is the press so timid about outing Scientology's many front groups? - 2015-08-08
We're very happy to see a small publication like the Santa Clarita Express in Southern California expose a Scientology front group for what it is. Reporter Melissa Lampert revealed in her Thursday story that the local branch of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office will be offering a class put on by the Foundation for a Drug-Free World for teens in September. We hope that kind of pressure makes the Sheriff's Office think about whether it really wants to get into bed with Scientology.
But we felt for Lampert as we saw her strain to make the case that there is some kind of connection between Foundation for a Drug-Free World and Scientology...
Called the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, the organization has repeatedly been linked with the drug rehabilitation center Narconon International, which was created based on the beliefs of the Church of Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard.