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Monday, March 20, 2006

Group takes out newspaper ad against Tom Cruise and Scientology

Ad space has been bought to protest the “advice on mental health” doled out by Tom Cruise and Scientology. This seems timely given Scientology’s nationwide battle against the mental-health industry. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), which is closely tied to Scientology, has been the force behind more than two dozen bills in Arizona in recent years, including measures to restrict prescriptions of Ritalin. Arizona legislators met John Travolta and other Scientology celebs in an effort to influence thier votes. Scientology ran a similar campaign in Florida that ultimately failed. Of course the highest profile celeb in Scientology is Tom Cruise. And the star and his church routinely recommend that everyone should refuse and/or abstain from any drugs prescribed by psychiatrists. And also reject any suggested care or counseling offered by mental health professionals. This belief apparently led to tragedy when a Scientologist’s 28-year-old son stabbed his mother to death. The young man Jeremy Perkins is deeply disturbed and now is being held within the Rochester Psychiatric Center. He was found not responsible for the murder of his mother due to mental defect. Perkins was the schizophrenic son of Elli Perkins a senior auditor (counselor) at the Buffalo Scientology branch in New York. Consistent with his mother’s beliefs Jeremy Perkins never received treatment from mental health professionals, but instead was cared for according to Scientology’s guidelines and practices. He received vitamins. Scientology’s solution for mental health failed Jeremy Perkins and the young man’s family, deeply involved in the church, has reportedly cut him off since his incarceration. Without a psychiatric diagnosis of mental defect Perkins might now be on death row. This seemingly needless death of a 54-year-old mother of two has prompted Scientology critics to run protests in newspapers regarding the church’s ongoing war against psychiatry and/or any mental health professionals and the treatment and/or counseling they can provide. [CultNews]


  • At 3/20/2006 05:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Scientology sucks!!!!!

  • At 3/20/2006 07:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    that's soooo sad.

  • At 3/20/2006 07:47:00 PM, Blogger The Critic said…

    "...Matt, Matt. You're so....glib."

    Tom Cruise to Today's Show host Matt Lauer

  • At 3/21/2006 01:28:00 AM, Blogger Derek said…

    Scientology is absolutely ridiculous. THe fact that they think the bad guy blew everyone up with hydrogen bombs and attached souls to people... is just plain ridiculous. A sci-fi writer has a good imagination and people believe it. I think its all publicity.

    My Blog -
    DereK Hail's Blog

  • At 3/21/2006 07:10:00 AM, Blogger Floh said…

    I believe Cruise's career is over after the last 12 months have showed him up for who he is and the cult he supports. i think it's too late for Homes to see the light.

    good on the people for taking out this ad to push home to the public how sick and dangerous Scientology is.

  • At 3/21/2006 07:11:00 AM, Blogger Floh said…

    Homes = Holmes

  • At 3/22/2006 02:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    derek---->did you get that scientology info from a South Park episode?


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