Stockton School District Rejects Anti-Drug Program from Cult of Scientology

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From the Record, a local publication in Stockton, CA that's been a news source there since 1895:


Hubbard ties just too much for SUSD
District balks at anti-drug program backed by Silva over Scientology link

By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer
November 23, 2013 12:00 AM

STOCKTON - An anti-drug program created by the Church of Scientology has been backed by Mayor Anthony Silva but rejected by the Stockton Unified School District.

Supporters say the program does not contain any Scientology material; however, the mere mention of the program's background has been enough for it to be turned down.

Superintendent Steven Low-der said he's not entertaining the idea.

In a former job as school superintendent in the Riverside County community of Hemet, Lowder said public outcry exploded when the church presented program, The Truth About Drugs.

Lowder, who said he is aware of church and state separation, compared it to stepping on a land mine.

"Are you kidding?" Lowder said, recalling the Hemet board's strong reaction at the time. "Not only no. Hell no. We are not even going to touch this."

Silva, who says he is a Catholic and not a Scientologist, seeks to launch The Truth About Drugs, created and promoted by the church to combat substance abuse.


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Purple Rain

Crusader
Just what vulnerable kids need - to be "mentored" by members of a controversial cult.... What could possibly go wrong?? How unbelievably naive and foolish for a politician to promote ANYTHING from Scientology. I bet he hasn't even checked these so-called statistics of success which were probably just pulled out of somebody's derriere. Lucky the school board has a clue.
 

Daisy

Patron with Honors
Everybody, especially if you have school age kids should be aware of this. Last year my youngest age 15 had someone from narconon speak in his health class. I ended up speaking with the school principal and the director of curriculum about this. Don't believe it cant happen in your school district.
 

Thrak

Gold Meritorious Patron
Everybody, especially if you have school age kids should be aware of this. Last year my youngest age 15 had someone from narconon speak in his health class. I ended up speaking with the school principal and the director of curriculum about this. Don't believe it cant happen in your school district.

Yes. I don't think the people trying to promote Narconon are intentionally trying to forward a destructive thing. I believed in the program too for a while after hearing what a high success rate it was claimed to have. But it seems that was a teeny bit exaggerated to put it mildly.

I've made this argument before but scientology is a virus. A virus is a little packet of dna that sneaks into a normal cell and hacks it's dna and converts it into a cell that forwards the purpose of the virus. scn is the same in that it tricks well intentioned people into forwarding the purposes of El Con Rubhard while they think they are actually helping. Pretty insidious.
 

JBWriter

Happy Sapien
Apparently, the mayor of Stockton, Anthony Silva, has been a busy fellow this year.

"Stockton council seeks to punish mayor over city manager leak" - The Modesto Bee, link here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/11/24/3051556/stockton-council-seeks-to-punish.html

Excerpt #1:

STOCKTON — Members of the City Council are seeking to punish Mayor Anthony Silva in public for prematurely releasing the name of a city manager candidate, which they say derailed the hiring process and brought ridicule on Stockton.
The council also directed City Attorney John Luebberke to send an account of Silva’s alleged Brown Act violation to the county’s civil grand jury, which Luebberke said he had done already. The state law defines when city and county governments can hold open and closed meetings.
The council is to vote Dec. 3 on Silva’s punishment.

Excerpt #2

The episode caps a raucous first year in office for Silva, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, led a public feud with former City Manager Bob Deis and, most recently, drawn fire for pushing an anti-drug program created by the Church of Scientology.

JB
 

clamicide

Gold Meritorious Patron
See, this is pretty much why I posted that the Ortega thing about the Smith school was actually pretty freaking awesome, although it seems like a let-down to us exes.

It's just a way that people will freak out when something comes into their life that has anything to do with LRH or Scientology. Knowing that they freaking lie and that underneath, it is all about the Scio agenda, will make more people not just go "meh" when a talk or Way to Happiness thing gets into their lives. They are more bound to pbe pissed off.

Seriously, anybody on staff recall anything where any of these programs were promoted as being totally secular and we wouldn't go 'after them' as future Scios? Every fucking briefing was a way that we as Scientologists were making "inroads". It was all on the agenda of creating a Scientology world. It was fucking PR. It was disgusting.

Waking up sort of sucks some days.
 

Udarnik

Gold Meritorious Patron
See, this is pretty much why I posted that the Ortega thing about the Smith school was actually pretty freaking awesome, although it seems like a let-down to us exes.

It's just a way that people will freak out when something comes into their life that has anything to do with LRH or Scientology.

Parents also freak out when we think you are trying to go after our kids. Hence the fundamentalist Christians getting all worked up about an alleged "gay agenda" in the schools. This kind of shit doe not play well in Peoria.
 
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