Scientology Links to Brad Sherman, "Best Friend in Congress" Scrubbed

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  1. Anonymous Member

    Scientology Links to "Best Friend in Congress" Scrubbed In Google, Bing, Wikipedia

    Locked in a tough re-election battle, Scientology's "best friend in Congress" Rep. Brad Sherman has had his long connection to COS scrubbed from Web search engines such as Google, as well as Wikipedia.

    1. Just last year "Salon" magazine named Brad Sherman one of "the church’s best friends currently serving in Congress."
    2. COS specially honored Sherman at a 2004 Celebrity Center Gala.
    3. When the Scientology HQ opened in Washington, D.C., Brad Sherman starred at the ceremony and “praised the organization as a positive force for human rights and religious freedom.”
    4. In 2009, COS public affairs flack Sylvia Stanard said Sherman “is not a church member but supports the human rights work the church is doing all over the world.'”

    Voters should have access to that information. But here's the problem:

    Google shows no connection whatsoever to Scientology when searching “Brad Sherman.” Neither does Bing.

    Sherman's Wikipedia entry has been systematically edited day after day to remove mentions of Scientology.

    This scrubbing is relatively recent, and has the effect of suppressing information about links between the candidate and COS on the eve of an election.
    Unfortunately, most voters in Sherman's new Congressional District know nothing at all about his loyalty to the Church of Scientology.

    Sherman is running against fellow Democrat Howard Berman (D-CA), thanks to redistricting and California's new top-two primary system, and is running way ahead of Berman according to Sherman's polling.
    Both are Democrats. There's very little difference between them in terms of voting or policy.

    COS supports Brad Sherman – but the voters know almost nothing of their relationship.

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  2. Anonymous Member

    Brad Sherman @
  3. Anonymous Member

    Suggest the name Brad Sherman be put in the thread title.
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  4. Anonymous Member

    Change this thread title to include his name and the cult.

    Make 10 mirrored threads.

    Get Ortega to help.

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  5. hushpuppy Member

    Good call :)
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  6. Anonymous Member

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  8. Anonymous Member

    My question is how Did Brad Sherman, the strongest supporter of the Scientology corporation is congress, manage to have search engines scrub websites that link him to the company.

    Please excuse me while I put on my tinfoil hat...
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  9. Anonymous Member

    Brad Sherman's opponent needs to be told this. It's a useful point for him to attack with.
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  12. Anonymous Member

    Do you have a good news article( shows that the cult is way up in Brad Sherman's arse) that we can copypaste?
  13. Anonymous Member

    THURSDAY, FEB 10, 2011 05:30 AM PST
    The Church of Scientology’s friends in Washington

    The embattled religious organization has allies in Congress, though it lobbies quietly

    View attachment the_church_of_scientologys_best_friends_in_washing Clockwise from upper left: Mark Foley, Greta Van Susteren, Brad Sherman and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
    Did you read that New Yorker piece on the Church of Scientology? You really have to. I know it’s long, but it’s worth it. If you’re short on time, there are a lot of summaries.
    Along with some incredible new details, there are the previously reported stories of rampant physical abuse of underlings by church head David Miscavige, the church’s “Sea Org” full of underage workers signed to “billion-year contracts” performing manual labor for little to no money, and the tales of the church separating families and milking its members for thousands of dollars. The church is even under investigation by the FBI for what could amount to human trafficking.
    And, of course, like any other moneymaking American enterprise, it has good friends in Washington.
    As far as I know, the only Scientologist to ever actually serve in Congress was the late Sonny Bono. His widow, Mary Bono Mack, who inherited his seat, attended courses, but never took to the religion.
    Former Rep. Ben Gilman, R-N.Y., received thousands from the church, and, in return, as chairman of the International Relations Committee, he complained on several occasions that European nations were discriminating against Scientology. Or, put another way: “[On] the same day (July 2, 1998), ten prominent Scientologists donated a total of $7,400 to Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman’s coffer — three months before he signed on as a co-sponsor to Matt Salmon’s House of Representatives bill that was critical of Germany’s protection of religious freedom …” He was also thanked with this glowing profile in the church’s Freedom magazine.
    Brad Sherman, D-Calif., and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., are two of the church’s best friends currently serving in Congress. They were both honored at a 2004 Celebrity Centre gala. (Here’s Ros-Lehtinen with John Travolta and Kelly Preston, and here’s Brad Sherman praising the church publicly.)
    The church avoids “official” political donations (it is, after all, a tax-exempt religious organization), but prominent members still support politicians and politicians return the favor. Florida’s Mark Foley was a Scientology ally. (It was rumored that he checked into a church-affiliated recovery center after his resignation from Congress.) As a state legislator, Nevada’s Sharron Angle supported a Scientology-affiliated drug treatment therapy program for prisoners.
    Craig Jensen, founder of the software company Diskeeper, and his wife, Sally Jensen, are major Scientologists, and their donations help identify which politicians are friendliest to the church. Former congressman James E. Rogan, now a Bush-appointed judge on the Superior Court of California, received thousands of dollars from prominent Scientologists throughout the 1990s. Even Ron Paul gets Scientology love, because he supports its tax-exempt status and opposes mental health screening for children.
    And, of course, Sarah Palin is personal friends with prominent Scientologists Greta Van Susteren and her husband, attorney John Coale. Coale helped Palin start her PAC — and he once proposed starting a Scientology PAC, in the 1980s. At the time, the idea fizzled out.
    But Scientology actually had a semi-open PAC for a few years, called “Citizens for Social Reform.” The church hasn’t donated anything in the last two cycles, but before that, it gave to the following pols:
    • Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind.
    • Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif.
    • Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill. (also a friend of the Reverend Moon)
    • Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.
    • Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y.
    • Rep. Dylan Glenn, R-Ga.
    The church has had, throughout its history, plenty of friends on both sides of the aisle. Or, at least, plenty of people willing to cash its checks. Few prominent politicians, that I know of, have said much about the things we’ve learned about the church more recently.
    [Correction: Judge James Rogan serves on the Superior Court of California. He was nominated for the seat by then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, and won election to the seat in 2008. He was nominated by President Bush for a seat on the U.S. District Court, but his nomination stalled in the Senate. I apologize for the error.]
  14. another123 Member

    LOL, lists Brad Sherman's religion "Scientologist". They may be able to keep changing Wikipedia, but not all the scrapers.

    edit: Also turns out he was an original co-sponor of SOPA
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  15. YouSeeNothing Member

    Makes sense since it's illegal for a private foundation 501(C) to lobby. They wiped all evidence of it?
  16. Anonymous Member

    They wiped all of Hillary Clinton's links to Scientology too :-/
  17. Anonymous Member

    Erasing history is not acceptable.
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  19. grebe Member

    Erasing info totally from the Internet is kinda Orwellian, y'know, "We have always been at war with East Asia."

    I do not know what to do. I guess I would go to the b-tards and ask if they know what to do.
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