By Phil   |  11-25-2017   News
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Had to grab some groceries and get cash back for rent so I ended up at a sales counter. As always, I've got the tabloids staring me down from their perch, nearly perfectly at eye-level. I don't generally purchase tabloids like the Enquirer, but once in a while, they are the first to break an important story. Cover of the <i>National Enquirer</i> today was regarding Trump's "secret war" against Scientology. That got me thinking about the president's recent (apparent) opposition to the science fiction/self-help cult.

President Trump has recently announced an interest in stripping Scientology of its tax-exempt status. <i> National Enquirer</i> claims they have sources telling them this came after discovered there was a Scientology supporter within the Department of Justice. Jon Adler has long been a part of the Heroes Helath Fund (HHF) which is chaired by Scientologists John Travolta and Kelly Preston and advocates the detoxification program formulated by author of thousands of pages of Science Fiction and thousands more of Science Fiction passed off as "religious technologies." The unnamed leak the Enquirer claims to have talked to says Scientology was already "on the president's radar" but since discovering Adler's connection to Scientology practices is "furious" and has "vowed to bring it [Scientology] to its knees."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump DoJ nominee Jon Adler loves Scientology&#39;s bogus, occasionally lethal &quot;detox&quot; program <a href="https://t.co/qQxFyOKghx">https://t.co/qQxFyOKghx</a> <a href="https://t.co/OzxYEwpaCW">pic.twitter.com/OzxYEwpaCW</a></p>&mdash; Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) <a href="https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/912609196406902784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 26, 2017</a></blockquote>

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HHF's programs utilize L. Ron Hubbard's "Purification Rundown," a risky, pseudo-scientific practice connected to Scientology that involves hours of running and sauna treatments, excessive intake of certain vitamins among other things. The Purification Rundown is also used in Scientology's "rehab program" Narconon (not to be confused with Narcotics Anonymous) which has been implicated in multiple wrongful deaths. A Scientology "rehab facility" in small-town Middle Tennessee was closed after being connected to <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/scientology-facilities-in-tennessee-closed-2017-5">at least one kidnapping</a>.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Man held for 9 months against his will. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Scientology?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Scientology</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rehab?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#rehab</a> Cannon County TN <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Anonymous?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Anonymous</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OpScientology?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OpScientology</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HumanRights?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HumanRights</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShutDownScientology?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ShutDownScientology</a> <a href="https://t.co/qMyjcI08ke">pic.twitter.com/qMyjcI08ke</a></p>&mdash; OpScientology (@OpScientology) <a href="https://twitter.com/OpScientology/status/859862482546032640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 3, 2017</a></blockquote>

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September 15, Adler was nominated by the Trump Administration to serve in the Department of Justice's as the director of Bureau of Justice Assistance. Adler has previously brought Hubbard's "religious technology" in the form of the Purification rundown via programs like the Utah Meth Cop Detox Program which involves administering the Rundown to law enforcement officers exposed to toxic meth labs. Scientology uses various <a href="https://www.inquisitr.com/opinion/4223876/wkrn-nashville-kratom-scare-story-sourced-from-scientology-propaganda/">front organizations like Narconon</a>, HHF, the Citizens Committee on Human rights (CCHR) in recruiting. In fact, there were several Scientologists giving "assists" at Ground Zero after 9/11. Traumatic events serve as the perfect chance to introduce their methods to unsuspecting persons.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump DoJ nominee Jon Adler loves Scientology&#39;s bogus, occasionally lethal &quot;detox&quot; program <a href="https://t.co/qQxFyOKghx">https://t.co/qQxFyOKghx</a> <a href="https://t.co/OzxYEwpaCW">pic.twitter.com/OzxYEwpaCW</a></p>&mdash; Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) <a href="https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/912609196406902784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 26, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<i>Boing boing</i>, <i>Red State</i>, <i>Wired</i>, <i>Tecnologia</i> and others recently covered the Scientology connection, but Jon Adler's cozy relationship with the Church had been unveiled as far back as 2014. <a href=http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ph-ac-cn-detox-1214-20141214-story.html><i>The Capital Gazette</i> revealed</a> that the Pentagon had issued a grant for over $600K for treating veterans with Gulf-War related conditions with the Scientology program which had been <a href="https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Narconon/sources/reports/hogg.htm">thoroughly discredited by medical professionals multiple times</a> before being fatally administered in Narconon "treatment" facilities. In the case of the Gulf War veterans, some reported adverse reactions after being ordered by the Scientologist facilitators to cease their medications.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How a Scientologist talks to a woman molested by her Scientologist father – calls her &quot;honey.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/K3Ebj3wbxF">https://t.co/K3Ebj3wbxF</a></p>&mdash; Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyOrtega94/status/933166185272590336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 22, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<i>Enquirer</i> spoke to Scientology researcher and watchdog, Tony Ortega who questioned whether Adler was actually a member of the church or just helped advance the Church's cause tangentially. Trump has announced he may attack Scientology's tax-exempt status, but has also <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/who-trump-supporter-joy-villa-694562">endorsed Joy Villa's congress run</a>. Former Bernie Sanders supporter and Scientology super-donor, Joy Villa was also invited to the White House after her "Make America Great Again" dress at the Grammy's became a viral story.

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Joe No. 12616 1511590766

What bigots. Freedom of religion is an American value.

Seven No. 12661 1511633348

Spot the scientologist lol! As soon as the word "bigot" comes out, you know it's someone connected to the cult, they seem to think that the world cowers in horror every time they (incorrectly) label someone that. Freedom of Religion is an American value, but this dangerous evil cult is not a religion, it's a moneymaking scheme which destroys people's lives.

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