Infodump: List Of Public Officials Who Endorse Scientology Or Any Of Its Front Groups

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  1. dogbreath Member

    article states

    "The grand opening — which was not open to the media — a little more than a week ago of the Queen Anne headquarters drew Miscavige, along with several prominent Washingtonians, including state Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders and state Rep. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline.

    Sanders said he was invited because several decades ago, as a lawyer, he represented a woman who was referred to him by Scientologists."
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  2. The Wrong Guy Member

    Church of Scientology Opens Historic Ybor Square to World Environment Day

    Mr. & Mrs. Mobley of Eastern Heights Neighborhood Association presented a framed thank you message for The Way to Happiness organization’s contribution to the neighborhood.
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    Former Rep. Dan Burton now lobbying for Church of Scientology | TheIndyChannel

    Former U.S. Rep. Dan Burton has found a post-congressional career as a lobbyist for the Church of Scientology.

    Burton was paid $20,000 for his services as a lobbyist for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) between July and September, according to a lobbying disclosure form filed Friday.


    Burton's congressional term was marked by a number of controversies, including his claim that vaccinations caused his grandson to become "autistic right before my eyes."

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    The tail-end click story is:

    Top 10 Most Venomous Snakes in the World

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  7. Former Congressman Dan Burton now lobbying for Church of Scientology.

    The story has hit Daily Kos.

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    1:37 PM PT (Jeff Singer):

    WATN?: It's time for another edition of "Where on K-Street is Dan Burton?" When we last heard from the former Indiana congressman and Republican destroyer of watermelons, he was publishing anti-Armenia editorials without disclosing that he heads the Azerbaijan America Alliance. Now, Legistorm notes that he has a new gig lobbying for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, an innocent-sounding group that was founded by the Church of Scientologyand "advocates against psychiatry and psychiatric medicine."

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  8. Legistorm has more information.

    Former US House Rep is Ex-Rep. Dan Burton now lobbying for Scientology organization

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    Ex-Rep. Dan Burton now lobbying for Scientology organization

    Former Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) is now officially a lobbyist, having filed to lobby on behalf of a group founded by the Church of Scientology
    Burton, through his firm Dan Burton International LLC, registered as a lobbyist for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, an organization established by the Church of Scientology in 1969 that advocates against psychiatry and psychiatric medicine. Burton's filing indicates he is representing CCHR's position on issues related to "psychiatric treatments including drugs and brain devices" in the 21st Century Cures Act, which has passed the House and as of yet has no counterpart in the Senate.

    This lobbying role is not Burton's first encounter with Scientology. While not a member of the Church, Burton attended the opening of the Church's national office in 2012 and commended the CCHR for its work and the opening of their National Public Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. a few months prior.

    Burton and Church officials are also allied in their skepticism of the Food and Drug Administration. Scientology has been in an ongoing battle with the agency for decades. Meanwhile, Burton has criticized the agency on a number of fronts, such as his belief that an FDA-approved vaccine caused autism in his grandson. The FDA and other government agencies reject the theory.

    A former committee staffer of Burton's, Beth Clay, who has fought with the FDA on alternative medicines and other matters, has served as a board member on the CCHR.
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  9. Former U.S. Rep. Dan Burton now lobbying for Scientology organization

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  10. This is the link to Burton's official US Senate and House of Representatives LD-1 Disclosure Report:

    Notice Item 12:

    12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

    H. R. 6 - 21st Century Cures Act and Senate counterpart (not yet introduced) to make sure adequate protections are maintained in law with reference to psychiatric treatments including drugs and devices.


    This is the link to Burton's official US Senate and House of Representatives LD-2 Disclosure Report:
  11. Labour Party star & Scientology group who say Bin Laden hypnotised into launching 911.

    I believe this article is important because it shows the extent of Scientology's political efforts world-wide.

    Birmingham Mail: Rising Corbyn star and group who say Bin Laden hypnotised into launching 9/11 attack

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    A rising Labour Party star was the guest of honour at the launch of an exhibition by a Church of Scientology offshoot that blames the 9/11 World Trade Centre terror attack on psychiatrists.

    Birmingham’s youngest councillor Mariam Khan said she had no idea that the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) preaches that psychiatrists are “terrorists” and mental illnesses do not exist.

    The 24-year-old, who Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recently promoted to the party’s national policy forum, cut the ribbon to unveil the group’s mobile exhibition stall.

    Last night critics accused the Muslim hijab-wearing Khan, councillor for Washwood Heath, as being “naïve” and an “attention seeker.”

    CCHR was set up in 1969 by Scientologists and is an aggressive opponent of any form of psychiatry, labelling it a sham and money-making ruse.

    Its more outlandish beliefs include blaming 9/11 on psychiatry by suggesting that Al Qaida’s former No 2 – and now leader – Dr Ayman Zwahiri hypnotised Osama bin Laden into carrying out the attack.

    Brian Daniels, a scientologist who heads the UK chapter of CCHR, said he had invited Ms Khan because she appeared “sympathetic to our views.”

    “Mariam Khan is a very active person in the community, and is concerned for the welfare of the people and children,” he said.

    “She was alarmed about the rising statistics of children being prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs and spoke of this issue at the opening.”

    But concerned Labour party activists have been quick to downplay any connections, claiming Coun Khan had no idea what the exhibition she unveiled was all about.

    A Labour Party spokesman said: “Councillor Mariam Khan attended an event on June 29 on mental health hosted by the ‘Citizens Commission on Human Rights’.

    “Councillor Khan was unaware of the organisation’s aims, values or their affiliation with the Church of Scientology prior to attending the event.

    “Councillor Khan is not a member of the CCHR or The Church of Scientology and she does not endorse the views of either organisation.”

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  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    Dan Burton lobbying for CCHR

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, October 20, 2015

    We’ve noted in the past how former Indiana Congressman Dan Burton has gone to bat for Scientology, appearing most recently when the church celebrated the first anniversary of the re-grand opening its new “national office” in Washington DC. Burton’s a clown who is known for his anti-vaxxer views and his obsession with the death of Vince Foster. He and Scientology make a natural pair, and it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that he was paid $20,000 between July and September to lobby for Scientology’s cartoonishly anti-psychiatry front group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

    Every couple of years or so a story about Scientology paying lobbyists in Washington DC shows up, and each time, it sounds like a revelation. But each time, and this is no exception, we’re reminded how little Scientology, a multi-billion dollar entity, spends on lobbying the US government. Even David Miscavige, we figure, knows that Scientology has little chance of overtly affecting how things work in DC. The Church of Scientology has always preferred to work more quietly, through key individuals like the late Gerald Feffer, and not through lobbying.

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  13. The Indianapolis Star has picked up the Dan Burton story.

    Dan Burton lobbying for Scientology group

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    A group co-founded by the Church of Scientology has sought former Rep. Dan Burton's help in lobbying Congress about certain psychiatric treatments.

    The Citizens Commission on Human Rights paid Burton $20,000 in the past three months, according to lobbying disclosure reports.

    Burton, who retired from Congress in 2013, was paid to "maintain or increase protection for the public with reference to psychiatric treatments including drugs and brain devices," in a bill Congress is considering to speed the development of drugs.

    SENATE LD-2 Disclosure Form

    The Citizens Commission on Human Rights calls itself a "mental health watchdog" dedicated to "providing information that a multibillion-dollar psycho/pharmaceutical industry does not want people to see or to know."

    Burton was often critical of the pharmaceutical industry when he served in Congress.

    "I've gone to a number of these lectures that are put on by pharmaceutical companies," Burton said at a hearing he convened in 2002 on the "over-medication of hyperactive children."

    "They're very nice dinners they put on and very expensive in many cases, have great wines and all those sorts of things — they do have doctors that come in and talk about the attributes and the positives about these drugs," he said. "So they are very effective in selling their products to the doctors and the doctors writing those prescriptions."

    Burton invited Lisa-Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley and a spokeswoman for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, to testify at that hearing. She argued that Congress should prevent schools from “coercing parents into placing their children on to mind-altering drugs.”

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    Former U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, Vaccine Foe, Now Lobbying For Scientology Outfit | Forbes

    When he served in the House of Representatives, Dan Burton (R-Indiana) reportedly held at least 20 hearings to try to force people to accept his belief that mercury in vaccines causes autism. Now he’s pulled down 20 Gs $20,000 from July to September — as a lobbyist on behalf of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), which sounds reasonable enough, except that it’s a group co-founded by the Church of Scientology. The transition isn’t a big one for Burton because because Burton and Scientology and wacky autism causation theories go way back.

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