Monday, November 07, 2005

Tom Cruise not Infuriated over Fake Sham 'Religion'

Last week a prankster issued a fake "press release" that used sophomoric humor to make fun of the third-rate actor Tom Cruise. The fake "press release" claimed Mr. Cruise was to lecture on the imaginary evils of psychiatry that the Scientology Corporation's fake "human rights group" falsely asserts of the mental heath care professions.

Human rights activists throughout the Internet community are mystified at Mr. Cruise's ostensible fury. The National Coalition of Human Rights Activists is outraged at Mr. Cruise's abominable lack of priorities over what to be infuriated about.

"Tens of thousands of people have been defrauded by Scientology: Mr. Cruise's favorite racketeering business," said Steve Mertle, the NCHRA-Ohio media liaison. "Hundreds have been driven insane, been crippled, and been maimed by Scientology; far too many have died from Scientology {1}," Mr. Mertle added.

Scientology started as a fake "self-help" psychiatric sham in the 1950s called "Dianetics" by the convicted felon L. Ron Hubbard. When profit from Hubbard's "Dianetic clinics" fell drastically after the initial fad waned, L. Ron Hubbard pursued what he called "The religion angle" and turned his fake medical practice into a fake "religion." {2}

L. Ron Hubbard at first insisted his new business was not a religion. "Scientology has opened the gates to a better world. It is not a psycho-therapy nor a religion," he wrote. {3} The United States Internal Revenue Service agreed with him for over 30 years, denying the business tax-exemption status, after Hubbard sought protection against medical malpractice under the pretense of being a "religion." The United States Supreme Court agreed with the IRS; several courts throughout the USA and the world have also ruled, as a matter of law, that Scientology is not a religion nor a church. {4}

"Mr. Cruise is ignorant about what Scientology is and how the Scientology enterprise operates," Mr. Mertle said. "Mr. Cruise never sees the forced labor camps where Scientology staff members are sent for 're-education' if they wish to quit their jobs; he never sees the destroyed marriages, the destroyed families, and the destroyed lives. The racket keeps Mr. Cruise insulated from the truth about the sinister business," Mr. Mertle said.

Several top-level executives of the Scientology business have testified that Scientology is not and never was a religion, including Arnie Lerma, who was engaged to marry one of Hubbard's daughters; Scott Mayer, who commanded Hubbard's flagship when Hubbard was a fugitive from justice; Gerry Armstrong, who was Hubbard's official biography researcher; and Jesse Prince, who was second-in-command over the business.

"What we see here is a fake actor venting fake anger over a fake press release about a fake religion," Mr. Mertle added. "This may work well in Hollywood, but in the real world there are real people being hurt and killed by Scientology. This is the issue Mr. Cruise should be infuriated about."



{3} L. Ron Hubbard, "The Creation of Human Ability," Los Angeles: A.S.H.O., 1971, page 251