Regarding the Leona Valley proposed Narconon;
Dear Supervisor Antonovich,
I am writing you out of concern over the Narconon in Leona Valley proposal.
When Scientology proposed a Narconon here in San Diego County, I put in my application at the County Admin Building to speak in opposition.
A week before the hearing, two San Diego detectives from the Criminal Intelligence Unit appeared at my door! They were following up on an anonymous phone call, which reported my plans to "blow up the church of Scientology" here! The Criminal Intelligence Unit handles domestic terrorism cases. Who do you think would do something like that?
I was not intimidated; indeed, I sent the detectives away with a lot of information about Scientology's abuse of people and the law. Using our police department as their personal whacking stick is just offensive and wrong. Surely the Criminal Intel Unit has better things to do than chase around after Scientology's perceived enemies!
Mr. Antonovich, the Scientologists packed that meeting! They bussed people in from Newport Beach, Warner Springs and Arizona! They all had the same anecdotal information to share.
As you are no doubt aware, Narconon's drug education program was expelled from California public schools last year. A board of qualified medical personnel found it to be inaccurate, ineffective, unscientific and misinformative. The theories behind Narconon were soundly rejected.
The application of these theories, concocted by a science fiction writer/college dropout, are dangerous. People have suffered permanent liver damage from the toxic dosages of vitamins they administer. Furthermore, the excessively long sauna sessions have seriously disabled some clients.
Narconon has a history of ignoring the laws it agrees to uphold. There have been serious problems in Newport Beach, with neighbors being threatened, overcrowding, excessive noise and vehicular traffic.
In Warner Springs, there have been problems with clients tresspassing on private property, floodlights, noise and litter, including cigarette butts. Warner Springs is in the chapparal. Residents fear that some day, a wildfire will be started by Narconon clients smoking in the bushes out back.
No doubt, you have been flooded with letters of support from Scientologists. I hope you know the difference between anecdotal "it worked for me!" stories and documented information, such as found on these two well-researched websites:
Despite claims to the contrary, Narconon IS Scientology! It uses the same material as purchased by practicing Scientologists, the Green Volumes. It uses the 'Purification Rundown,' identical to the procedure purchased by Scientologists. It falls under the purview of the Association for Better Living and Education, also known as ABLE, which is directly under the leading entity on the Scientology corporate chart.
It is no wonder that the people who claim Narconon helped them are Scientologists. It's a recruiting arm, which takes vulnerable people and subjects them to Scientology's brand of mental processing.
I'm glad you have postponed your decision to allow Narconon's operation in Leona Valley. The residents' concerns are valid.
Please review the two websites I listed. They expose the true face of
Narconon as a cynical and predatory cash cow for the "Church" of
"Every week, every month, every year, every decade and now every century, Scientology does weird and stupid things to damage its own reputation." -Steve Zadarnowski
"Comparing Scientology to a motorcycle gang is a gross, unpardonable insult to bikers everywhere. Even at our worst, we are never as bad as Scientology." -ex-member, Thunderclouds motorcycle "club"
"$cientology sees the world this way: One man with a picket sign: terrorism. Five thousand people dead in a deliberate inferno: business opportunity.
$cientology oozes _under_ terrorists to hide." -Chris Leithiser