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Response to Demeter (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:16 AM

45. Oh, it could be worse.

Kids forced to clean restrooms for discipline. Recruiting for Scientology. All on the tax dollar.


http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/controversy-over-scientology-influence-clouds-future-of-pinellas-charter/1217239


Controversy over Scientology influence clouds future of Pinellas charter school

By Drew Harwell, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Sunday, February 26, 2012

DUNEDIN — One Friday afternoon in December, leaders of a tax-funded elementary school called Life Force Arts and Technology Academy shepherded students into a Scientology church in Tampa's Ybor Square.

The children were fed candy and pizza, given Scientology books and DVDs, and shown a performance of a play written by Scientology's late founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Some posed for photos with Santa Claus in front of a silver Scientology cross.

It was, as Life Force leaders had promised, a Christmas party, the school's first since a small Clearwater company called Art of Management had been hired to reorganize the school as it filed for bankruptcy.

Though company president Hanan Islam was also executive director of the World Literacy Crusade, a California organization that promotes Scientology study methods, she had reassured parents then that her group would "not push any religion" at the school.
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Clearwater is the World HQ for the cult. They own half of downtown, and now they're getting into education.

Every now and then I ride my bike down through Clearwater, headed for lunch or something at Clearwater Beach, and just watch all the little zombies wandering around, same blank glazed look on their face, all dressed alike.

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