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US Lawmakers praise Church of Scientology, once considered at odds with US
The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2012 | The Daily Caller

Posted on 09/15/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT by AmonAmarth

Three U.S. congressmen and a top-level government official attended the opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Office in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

Their attendance marked a significant endorsement from members of a government that was once partially at war with the organization.

Lawmakers in attendance were Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton and Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis. Liz Gibson, Senior Program Manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency was also in attendance.

Jackson Lee applauded the organization.

“I want to thank L. Ron Hubbard for recognizing that courage is not rewarded but it is valued,” said the congresswoman. L. Ron Hubbard was the church’s founder.

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TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; auditing; cult; cultureofcorruption; moralabsolutes; scientology; sheilajacksonlee
We have come so far from our Christian roots...sad
1 posted on 09/15/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT by AmonAmarth
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To: AmonAmarth

Sure....praise this cult...slam Catholics.
CoS is a cult...started by a crazy man who lied about his war record and was a grade b Sci Fi Writer.
I wonder if they Critters ever been to “Clambake”? A website devouted to shedding light on these freaks.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 7:01:08 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: AmonAmarth

This country has certainly gone to hell.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 7:01:49 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: AmonAmarth
And Dan Burton was there for what reason?
To nail down that Indiana Scientology vote maybe?
Or he is just partial to fruitcakes?

again I ask the rhetorical question,’Why do we give such idiots political office?’

The reason is obvious for Shelia Jackson Lee but a GOP’er?

Is there something in the water in DC that starts draining intellect after they are sworn into office.

Any constituents of Burton who are on this site ought to be on the phone questioning his judgment! They ought to call into his vote melts!

4 posted on 09/15/2012 7:07:03 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: AmonAmarth

I can’t believe this isn’t satire. Scientology is all about taking suckers’ money.
(But, come to think of it, that’s what our “government” is about too.)


5 posted on 09/15/2012 7:07:03 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: AmonAmarth

Our Congress has been taken over by lunatics and freaks. Sort of like the Russian Duma pre War World I.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 7:08:24 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: AmonAmarth
And Dan Burton was there for what reason?
To nail down that Indiana Scientology vote maybe?
Or he is just partial to fruitcakes?

again I ask the rhetorical question,’Why do we give such idiots political office?’

The reason is obvious for Shelia Jackson Lee but a GOP’er?

Is there something in the water in DC that starts draining intellect after they are sworn into office.

Any constituents of Burton who are on this site ought to be on the phone questioning his judgment! They ought to call into his vote melts!

7 posted on 09/15/2012 7:10:12 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: AmonAmarth

the country will have a balance.

state religions will be Church of Scientology...

....with Sharia law thrown in to boot.


8 posted on 09/15/2012 7:12:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Reily
They ought to call into his vote melts!

Uhh.....What he said!

9 posted on 09/15/2012 7:14:34 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: AmonAmarth; All

I once had a client who had pumped over $17,000 into Scientology (in the 1970s). She had lived a truly horrible life, and gotten some help with the regressive work they do. I also learned some useful skills from her. However, their “E meter” is totally unnecessary to track a person’s responses. I also once was helping someone who had gone into a state of near unconsciousness after remembering a brutal childhood rape. I called the Scientology folks and got some useful advice to continue helping them. I knew they had a term called “burning off unconsciousness” which I suspected I was seeing.

On the other hand, they do have an extremely exploitive economic policy, and their “religion” is truly bizarre, with people supposedly invaded by “ghosts” of alien invaders from the past. Google for more weird details.


10 posted on 09/15/2012 7:17:48 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Reily

Here is why:

50% of Americans pay no Federal income tax,
The Dems/Obama promises welfare, food stamps, disability, union payoffs, etc.

Congress has mutated from principled people to being for sale to the highest bidder (who ever promises the most freebies).

Lee and Davis are both Marxists are probably get $$$ from Scientology in exchange for something.

Burton is a complete fool.

Look at Mahoney from NYC. She screams about Wall Street, then takes their money and votes with them.

Washington is like Chicago. Corrupt Democratic machine.


11 posted on 09/15/2012 7:19:39 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: AmonAmarth

I’m thinking that the guy who wanted marry his horse was also a Scientologist but what the hell do I know?


12 posted on 09/15/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Yorlik803

Just went there (never heard of it, went for your mention) and apparently youtube has pulled every video they linked.

So many celebrities (and their money)... what is up with this ridiculous ‘religion?’


13 posted on 09/15/2012 7:25:38 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: gleeaikin
The e-meter does nothing more then measure skin resistivity.
It's basically a polygraph with two sensors missing (blood pressure and breathing rate)

I question what “help” they can actually provide?

14 posted on 09/15/2012 7:28:49 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: Reily
And Dan Burton was there for what reason? To nail down that Indiana Scientology vote maybe? Or he is just partial to fruitcakes?

No idea why Burton would be there. I know why the others are there: Nation of Islam has embraced Scientology,

and that translates into much influence in the black communities.

15 posted on 09/15/2012 7:32:21 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: AmonAmarth
Lawmakers in attendance were Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton and Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis. Liz Gibson, Senior Program Manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency was also in attendance.

Danny Davis, Danny Davis. Wasn't he the one.....Oh, yeah: Assisted in the coronation of a false Christ, Sun Myung Moon.

Illinois should be proud.

16 posted on 09/15/2012 7:36:45 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Never argue eschatology with a crazy person.)
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To: AmonAmarth

17 posted on 09/15/2012 7:39:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: AmonAmarth

It seems a bit disingenuous to differentiate between cults, based on which cult your current political leader is or is not a bishop of.

Just sayin-


18 posted on 09/15/2012 7:52:46 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: Reily
And Dan Burton was there for what reason?

Dan Burton is belongs to the anti-vaccine movement and he bought into that cool aid crap hook line and sinker. So therefore he fits right in with gullible Scientologists.

http://burton.house.gov/issues/autism

19 posted on 09/15/2012 8:06:17 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA
as always my question remains

“Why do we give such idiots political office?”

We GOP’ers should know better. Shelia Jackson Lee is explainable!

20 posted on 09/15/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: AmonAmarth; 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; ...
Houston PING

Lawmakers in attendance were Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Don't stand between Queen Sheila and a camera. You WILL be mowed down.

21 posted on 09/15/2012 8:39:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: beethovenfan; Revolting cat!
The "secrets" of the universe according to Scientology:


22 posted on 09/15/2012 8:42:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: PapaBear3625

Scientology is a networking cult.

Hollywood’s movers and shakers accept this. Wonder how much it exists in other corporations and public office.


23 posted on 09/15/2012 8:51:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Tuanedge
Scientology(TM) has fought the release of "higher level secrets" that one may pay tens of thousands of dollars in counseling sessions to have "revealed" by elders.

It's a really fricking expensive science-fiction story written by a now dead science-fiction author.

What next, tax protected status of the anti-Christians behind "flying spaghetti monster"?

24 posted on 09/15/2012 8:57:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise; null and void
Youtube: Nation of Islam Makes Blood Oath to Scientology (Speech by NOI Minister Tony Muhammad to the Church of Scientology describing the uniting of the two groups)

Serious, industrial-grade craziness is coming. Be warned.

25 posted on 09/15/2012 9:42:07 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Windflier

ping


26 posted on 09/15/2012 9:47:23 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1335 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: PapaBear3625; All; y'all; no one in particular
So you have questions about Scientology...
27 posted on 09/15/2012 9:51:38 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1335 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: autumnraine

Look up “Cult Awareness Network”. they said that the CoS is a cult and was sued. When they lost, the CoS took them over and when you call them you will be talking directly to a “Church” member.
Germany said they are no a Religion either. I think they said it was some sort of Corp, like BMW...the CoS was jacked.
The money these people have is beyond belief....
And if you meet a member..freak him out by saying” I know that Xenu built the wall of fire”
I spent time talking to a mid-level manager.....He told me tales of beatings and abuse. Even murder at the churches Clearwater hotel. And how the church went after him, hiring PIs to track him down and harass him. I thought it was BS until I looked up “Chuck Beatty Handling File”. Scary stuff


28 posted on 09/15/2012 11:52:21 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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This is seriously mindblowing. SCIENTOTOGY? The hateful and dare I say demoniac scam cult invented by a third class scifi writer? Who admitted he made it up? Are these government employees members of this fiendish group themselves? It's either that or blackmailed or paid whores, no other explanation.

29 posted on 09/15/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: dragonblustar; AmonAmarth
Romans 1:28
30 posted on 09/15/2012 2:43:04 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Where's the barf alert? There should always be a barf alert attached to Sheila Jackson Lee and Scientology. This is a huge leap for SJL. Most of her constituents, although criminals, come from a Christian upraising. With this endorsement can one hope that she will finally lose in the next election?

On a different note, I wonder if Tom Cruise will step into the role of Nicolae Calpathera (or however it's spelled)?

31 posted on 09/17/2012 1:08:46 PM PDT by girlscout
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