Ortega: "Say No to Drugs" Footraces = $ to Narconon
How You Can Help Raise Money for Narconon’s Legal Defense!
On December 2 in the Los Angeles area there’s the Say No To Drugs Race Holiday Classic, and a couple of weeks later, on December 15, in Clearwater, Florida there’s the Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic
...from the race’s list of beneficiaries, a couple of Scientology front groups will be in line for cash: Foundation for a Drug-Free World, and Narconon....
by Tony Ortega, Oct 7, 2012, http://ortegaunderground.wordpress.com/ ... /#more-273
My comment: These races list the finishers' names, so it's like a little census of active Scientologists, reluctant Scientologists, with some non-Scientologist friends, neighbors, and co-workers. For those who have taken courses, your name on the finishers' list means you're still "inside." You may be enthusiastic or you may be numb about raising money for Scientology groups, but here, raising money is a strong statement that you are on the side of Narconon, which lies about its supposed high success rate, and abuses and mistreats its patients, sometimes fatally. Is this who you are?
I'm disappointed that Universal Studios is adding legitimacy to raking in money for Narconon. Also, holding the race within the large Universal Studio grounds will deter picketers, since it is private property.