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  •  One other puzzle piece... (2+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, Joy Busey

    Apparently the "rehab" that disgraced House member Mark Foley is at is in Clearwater, FL, the town that basically has been taken over by the Church of Scientology. According to Wonkette, the "rehab" is actually a CoS owned and operated facility.

    Could Foley be going through Scientologist aversive therapy against gayness? Or is Foley sufficiently a friend of the Scienos that he is getting the Cruise/Travolta treatment from them?

    If Foley was the congresscritter from Florida District 9, which includes Clearwater, the puzzle pieces would fit a lot better. However, District 16 is not only not the district for Clearwater, it's a fair distance from the place, all the way on the Atlantic Coast where Clearwater is on the Gulf Coast.

    Wonkette is HARDLY an impeccable source. But this is one more "thing that makes you go hmmm" about the whole Foley affair.

    I support the troops...I want them OUT OF THE SANDBOX. NOW.

    by Snakes on a White House on Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 09:12:17 AM PDT

    •  Interesting. (2+ / 0-)
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      Ahianne, Snakes on a White House

      This is actually quite interesting to know--especially as apparently the US government is protesting Germany's investigation of Scientology-run after-school centers (claiming it's "religious discrimination").

      As an aside (which I had not mentioned), some of the most hardline dominionist groups have been in fact investigated by the same committees in Germany and Belgium which have ruled Scientology as a potentially dangerous group.  (Only one or two have been listed so far, though.  I do know that supposedly the Assemblies have been investigated in Germany for spiritual abuse, though.)

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