Local Narconon leader speaks out on conflict over school presentation
By Jeanne LeFlore, Staff Writer The McAlester News-Capital (Oklahoma) 14th Nov 2011http://mcalesternews.com/local/x9608725 ... esentation
McALESTER — Earlier this month, Narconon Arrowhead in Canadian was prevented from presenting its anti-drug presentation at Lawton Public Schools.
Gary Smith, CEO of the facility, said a disgruntled former client and what he called a “cyber-terrorist” group, Anonymous, is the reason.
Smith said Anonymous sent mass emails, called the school district and “scared” district officials into calling off the presentation.
Former Narconon Arrowhead client Colin Henderson admits his affiliation with Anonymous and said the group is helping him inform local schools about the truth in Narconon’s affiliation with the Church of Scientology.
“Besides the fact that Narconon is a religious organization, it teaches the Church of Scientology’s belief that all drugs are bad,” Henderson said. “I let the schools know that if after a child is taught that all drugs are bad and that child should stop taking his prescribed medication and suffers a life-threatening illness or death, the school could be held responsible.
“And that it’s against the Constitution to have any state-sponsored religious programs in the schools.”
Narconon is registered with the state of Oklahoma as a non-profit 501c3 public benefit non-profit corporation.
A Narconon Drug Education school curriculum given to the News-Capital by Smith states all drugs are deemed poisonous.
According to the Lawton Constitution, the canceled anti-drug presentation at MacArthur High School was slated as part of an annual Red Ribbon Week observance.
The school district did not confirm the reason for canceling the Narconon program.
In a statement from the school’s public relations department, “Several valid questions were released about a drug-awareness presentation scheduled at a local school in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week. Because there was insufficient time to thoroughly research the issue before the scheduled date of the event, the Lawton Public Schools opted to take the prudent action, which was to cancel the presentation,” according to the Lawton Constitution.
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This issue goes back to last month when it was first noted here:http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... ool.95085/
Top result. Lets hope the school does the full research and never lets those lying scientology crooks in with their quackery.
Colin Henderson was on the God Discussion Blog Radio program on Narconon Escapes, recently webcast on Blogtalk Radio.
See here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=41465
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