This is an unbelievable and preposterous attempt at damage control by CoS in the case of the two murders committed by a young woman whose Scientology parents denied her psychiatric treatment.
This rebuttal from Virginia Stewart, Director, Church of Scientology
Sydney, NSW appeared in the July 20, 2007 edition of The Australian
Scientology v psychiatry
July 20, 2007
I WRITE in response to Hedley Thomas's article on Scientology ("Inside a man-made religion", Features, 12/7).
Yes, the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights was established by the Church of Scientology in 1969. The reason why has nothing to do with religious philosophy or belief, despite the accusations of those who want to shut us up. CCHR was created because abused and scarred victims of the mental health system were asking for help. CCHR worked for 10 years to bring about a royal commission into the tragic abuses at Sydney's Chelmsford hospital.
These psychiatrists-gone-mad killed 48 people with their-deep sleep treatment, which was subsequently banned. The psychiatric peer groups did not take effective action until it was unavoidable and the facts rubbed in their face. Yet these psychiatrists were the so-called "experts" of their time and were using murderous practices in the name of "treatment". We care about the welfare of the mentally ill and want safe and humane treatment and yet, frankly, we endure false statements about our beliefs, due to our support of much needed mental health reform.
Church of Scientology
This is an outrageous falsehood! CCHR has everything to do with the Church of Scientology's religious views on psychiatry. All CCHR does is to look for scientific, or pseudo-scientific ways in which to prove that the Church of Scientology's freakazoid belief that "psychs" are part of Space Warlord Xenu's 75,000,000 year old plot to implant all humans has some basis in reality. CCHR is looking to prove the connection between Incident II of OT III and blackbox warnings on antidepressants.
Yet what is happening here is that CoS damage control experts, probably outside experts, are trying to decouple CoS from CCHR in an attempt to say that CCHR only fights psychiatry based on humanitarian motives. CCHR is wanting to distance itself from Scientology's OT III space opera that has Space Warlord and Psych Supremo Xenu nuking people in volcanoes turning them into Body Thetans who become the psychic vampires who afflict all humans.
CoS does not want to have its war to obliterate psychiatry cited by the courts as a factor in a dual homicide and an attempted murder. It appears to be presenting its front group CCHR as being rational to take the attention away from the psychotic call of Scientology and its insane leader to destroy psychiatry.
The double murders in Australia will continue to become a major story. CoS will continue to deny responsibility for the fact that its intensely hateful indoctrination of its members against psychiatry and psychiatric medications had nothing to do with the murders. Scientology is running scared as the ghost of Lisa Mc Pherson cries for the truth to be exposed.