In their extremely misguided, Nazi-like effort to rid the world of psychiatrists (and, in fact, all mental health practitioners), the Criminal Cult of Cruise is now using the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy as a platform for their latest, ill-advised recruitment drive. Scientology has not attempted so publicly, so grotesquely to capitalize on a national tragedy since they descended like vultures at Ground Zero post-9/11. While hindering legitimate, heroic rescue efforts with their spurious "therapies" at the site, Scientology claimed they were from the non-existent National Mental Health Assistance outfit, and falsely aligned themselves in the media with the Red Cross. Prior to that, the cult [see press release excerpt below] actually claimed to have solved the Columbine massacre.

The heterosexual Tom Cruise reacts to the notion that 9/11 was caused
by anything other than evil psychiatrists.

Here is an excerpt from a press release currently being disseminated to media outlets by Scientology front group, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights [CCHR]:

Another School Shooter, Another Psychiatric Drug?
28 Dead and 62 Wounded in Recent Drug-Induced School Shootings

Today's shooting rampage at Virginia Tech is being called the deadliest school shooting incident in U.S. history, with initial reports citing 32 dead and 29 wounded in the bloodiest school massacre since Columbine. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog that initially discovered the psychiatric drug connection in the Columbine shootings, says media and law enforcement must move quickly to investigate the Virginia shooter's psychiatric drug history -- a common factor amongst school shooters...

For more information, contact [FLAME] the Citizens Commission on Human Rights at 800-869-2247 or email


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How very sick. To use the deaths of these young people when they have no clue yet on if the shooter was on med's or not.
Yet in no time at all the members of scientology will be here trying to defend this sick stuff. And they wonder why everyone sees them as either the biggest joke in the world or the most dangerous cult ever.
Go to and to see the very dark side of scientology.

Posted by: JeraldR at April 16, 2007 07:24 PM

Jesus H. Christ!

Authorities don't even know who the shooter is at this writing, yet Scientology already has all their ducks in a row.

For the record, one of the Columbine shooters had
QUIT taking medication "so he could feel rage again."
That's hardly to be blamed on his medication.

What's next? Another sensitive CCHR rally on the Virginia campus to promote their sick agenda, like they did at a murder at a high school earlier this year?

The sad thing is, Scientology front groups are so aggressive and persistant, they will probably get the ear of politicians over this, and the citizens will let them do it. After all, the custody battle for Anna Nicole Smith's kid is still in dispute!

Posted by: barb at April 16, 2007 09:43 PM

Planning on showing up at Virginia tech to promote their crack-induced faggotry eh? Are they looking for 2 shootings at Virginia Tech in succession? Honestly, tom cruise gives me diarrhea....

Posted by: Tom Bruise at April 17, 2007 11:43 AM

"For more information, contact [FLAME] the Citizens Commission on Human Rights at 800-869-2247 or email"

Flaming the CCHR's e-mail address is an absurd course of action. This would prove to be nothing but a minor annoyance. Do not belittle the importance of this situation by suggesting childlike actions to the diggtards.

Posted by: PENIX at April 17, 2007 11:51 AM

I do agree that taking drugs is not necessarily the best way for the world to handle drugs, but the scientologist have taken this too far. The drugs don't make people crazy, the crazy makes people crazy!! That's all there is to it.

Posted by: smiles at April 17, 2007 11:55 AM

Tom Cruise.. you fail my friend. BIG TIME.

Posted by: Kris at April 17, 2007 11:58 AM

This is a very dangerous Organization, We need to stop giving these people a voice before they seriously hurt someone.

Posted by: Beth at April 17, 2007 11:58 AM

Strange, when I'm on my meds, I'm actually calmer than when I'm not on my meds. I wonder where scientology gets their information from? Normally, people who are on medications and go on rampages either skipped a few doses, went off their medications, or the medications weren't addressing the proper issue (it can be hit or miss with some meds). Pretty much all people who go on rampages have some sort of psychological issue, whether they are on meds or not. It's easier for scientology to brainwash its members if they aren't seeing a psychiatrist that can intervene in the brainwashing and get help for their patient.

Posted by: Fredderick Xor at April 17, 2007 12:00 PM

What a sad loss. How could someone do such a thing? Where do people fail to understand that a human life is something you do not ever take no matter what?! It blows my mind.

Posted by: Helios at April 17, 2007 12:20 PM

@ Kris

"This is a very dangerous Organization, We need to stop giving these people a voice before they seriously hurt someone."

Unfortunately, we can't (or shouldn't). No matter how depraved or obscene their opinion might be, they have to have a voice because if we take away their voice what makes you sure yours won't be taken away next.

Best we can do is immediately counter their lies and misinformation so it doesn't spread. Oh, and boycott all Tom Cruise movies. That shouldn't be that hard.....

Posted by: Anonymous at April 17, 2007 12:28 PM

Sick people turn to Scientology because they don't know how to deal with life, or Scientology is able to snag those with weaker personalities. The term for this is Cult. Of course Scientology attempts to discredit psychology and medical mental health, it takes away their base of potential recruits, ie, their money. Scientology is a huge special interest group for politicians and the politicians are going to do what they can to keep those contributions coming in. If a politician would rather have income from Scientology than from their job as a public servent, vote them out of office. Don't pay people to make Scientology-friendly policy.

Posted by: Anonymous at April 17, 2007 12:28 PM

"Expect the worst from those who claim the best"

Posted by: Live Television at April 17, 2007 12:48 PM

Who cares if no one knows whether the shooter was on psychiatric drugs or not, the sick fact is that Scientologists are attempting to capitalize on this tragedy in the first place!

Posted by: Justine at April 17, 2007 12:51 PM

call that number and tell them how you feel

Posted by: anon at April 17, 2007 01:00 PM

Hmm, well I hardly think it would be an interesting story if you actually presented a good argument against their campaign. So I suppose I can't blame you for attacking *them more than you're attacking their actions or backing up anything you're saying.

A. Nazi's? Can you please elaborate. I think that's entirely incorrect. Relating anyone to the Nazi's is often used to bring up bad feelings about the target to get an audience susceptible to further attacks against that target.

B. They are doing what they believe is right. If you believe they are wrong, then you should say exactly why, not just outline what they've done and say "this is wrong". People who read this and agree will comment and say "I agree", but you're not converting anyone, just so you know ;)

C. Can you also elaborate on how they are capitalizing on this issue? I see it as reporting it from their standpoint. They are not "capitalizing" on it any more than the local news network looking for the highest ratings.

Conclusion: This is just another ad homonym attack on an easy target.

Posted by: Anonymous at April 18, 2007 02:25 AM

Well Tom, You feel like a big man today or what? if it were not for the fact you are a movie star you would be some poor nut job, your just a rich nut job.

Posted by: Used Car Part s Guy at April 18, 2007 03:06 AM

Trapped in the Closet part II is comming to our rescue!

Posted by: me at April 18, 2007 03:20 AM

I and countless others who KNOW that antidepressants CAN cause violent and suicidal behavior, have nothing to do with Scientology and it's just too bad that they're giving our cause a bad name, but like I told Mark, to have an open mind, maybe they're right about this. Do all users become mass killers? Of course not, but SOME DO and the drugs wreak havoc on the lives of far too many others, in the form of abuse, assault, road rage, suicide, theft and a myriad of other uncharateristic, over-the-top behaviors. I've reachered these snake oils for 8 years and KNOW, without doubt, that they have the very real capability of turning a depressed, anxious or just messed up person, into a violent one. For those of you who don't believe it, you just haven't had any personal experience or done research on the problem. I have personal experience. I KNOW that antidepressants, especially the SSRI class (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Luvox and Celexa) can cause all sorts of mayhem. How convenient for drug companies that some most vocal about this, are Scientologists who might be wrong about some things that they teach, but they're right about how dangerous chemical psychiatry is. Drugging poor souls who have mental problems is a HUGE crap shoot, like playing Russian Roulette. Some of us who got the bullet and know a lot about these drugs, don't have a doubt that this newest shooter's acts may have been antidepressant-induced. The problem doesn't have anything to do with Scientology. I don't doubt that some of that is smoke-screen that the drug companies use to deflect blame from their wares. You don't have to believe me, but if no better help is researced and offered to those who are mentally ill, this sort of thing is going to keep happening and drug companies will keep raking in millions because you can't throw a stone anymore without hitting somebody on the stuff.

Posted by: Deb at April 18, 2007 03:30 PM

Yes, that is true. Scientologists like me are just pointing out the truth that psychiatric drugs increase the risk of suicide and violence in people who take them. It is because of us pointing this truth out that the government in America put Black Box Warning (the strongest warnings possible) onto the side of the main drugs. If it was not true then why would they do that? No, simple, they did it because the science proved it. See for more details.

Posted by: Fraser at April 19, 2007 02:02 AM

One thing is certain: relying on pills to do the hard work of counselling is something modern psychiatry does. It's a lazy and shallow thing to do.

Posted by: Carter at April 19, 2007 08:32 AM

If you look at every major disaster or mass killing that strikes, these guys will send VM's.
Vulture Ministers. Viginia Tech - please flip a few off for me when they arrive.
Until next time...

Posted by: Blownforgood at April 19, 2007 12:01 PM

I'm glad you brought this to light. As anyone who has dealt with a schizophrenic friend or family member can tell you, it is extremely difficult to get someone committed against their will, especially if they haven't made a specific threat. The Scientologists have done a real disservice to the community in lobbying so hard to make it impossible to commit the mentally ill even though their disease if often very treatable. They'll try to blame this incident on the meds, but if only the shooter could have been committed, this tragedy could have been averted.

Posted by: Judd Trichter at April 19, 2007 03:48 PM

Deb and the other members of scientology,

You are missing the point of this story. CCHR put the press release out BEFORE anyone even knew who the shooter was. How can you defend this kind of sick behavior? Useing the deaths of 32 chldren when not one fact was in yet.

Posted by: JeraldR at April 19, 2007 04:45 PM


I don't even know where to begin with your post. But lets try. First the black box warnings are proof the system in place works. A a problem was found and fixed. These warning are ment for doctor's to see and decide what is best for those they are treating.

Why not admit that scientology doesn't belive mental illness is real? And that scientology doesn't belive any med for mental illness works in any way?

So don't lecture me about science when you refuse to see the truth. Beliving in what scientolgoy tells you and not seeing for yourself is not science, it's mind control.

Posted by: JeraldR at April 19, 2007 04:56 PM

To those who are saying that scientologists views should not be ignored because they are far fetched, I think that is the idea. A normal person will consider those ideas far fetches.

Of course medication can affect people in vastly different ways. This is no reason to lobby against medicines for mentally ill patients.

No amount of counselling will be able to cure some of the chemical imbalances that occur within the brains of some of these 'crazy people'. Atleast medication can attempt to treat the symptoms these people face. The idea of comparing all forms of medicine that deals with mental states to illegal and harmful drugs, sets back the good influence these can have. It's not like a doctor would ever (ethically) prescribe cocaine to a patient suffering from mental illness. They prescribe drugs target at conditions and symptoms.

If somebody is depressed give them medication to improve their mood and make them happier. After all what could be addictive about pill that makes you feel happy all of the time? Problem cured in no time ;)

Posted by: Sam D at April 20, 2007 03:59 AM


What the hell are you on mate?

Quote: "This is a very dangerous Organization, We need to stop giving these people a voice before they seriously hurt someone".

How exactly do you propose to do that then eh?

I know civil liberties have taken a crashing nose dive in recent times, but free speech is a fundamantal human right, as is religious freedom.

Hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of people, have had their lives ended abruptly and violently, fighting people who hold similar views to yours. I would think people would remember this fact before posting glib comments about who we should shut up and who we shouldn't. Who's going to decide if the 'we' can say what they want to eh?

If you don't agree, i suggest you move to a country more in line with you philosophical views.

If stupid people, listen and act upon advice given out buy other stupid people, thats their choice. Their FREE choice.
If that ends in tragedy, sad, but it's a fact of life mate. Interesting to know what the statistics are on deaths related to garden hose pipes, or toasters? Thousands every year! As with most mundane, 'safe' everyday objects and activities. Should we ban toasters and hose pipes? What about lolly sticks? Or bicycles? Or mountain climbing? Etc etc. Be very careful what you wish for matey, you may just get it, then we'd all be up the proverbial creek without a paddle.

Better not to ban, but educate the intellectually challenged (complete morons) among us, is it not?


Posted by: Andy at April 20, 2007 07:42 AM

constant medication to help "cure" people with depression and similar problems is totally bogus. The medications simply mask the problem and replace needed chemicals in the brain. this will only cause the problems to get worse but not until the person stops taking the drug because the mind has become dependent on the medication to replace the once naturally produced chemicals. perhaps the answer is not replacement but some way to "trick" or forcing the brain to produce them.

Posted by: nickB at April 20, 2007 09:08 AM

Scientology can suck on my balls

Posted by: Anonymous at April 20, 2007 01:39 PM

The Shooter probably drove to the edge by bullied and abused over time. Abused doesn't have to be physical, mental or verbal could equally done damage to one youngster mindset, if not worst. Most psychiatrists are basically text book based, have no ideal how to deal with common sense and occasion they themselves are one, a psychotic. To help such child, you need a child psychologist, which the shooter had never been recommended to, Prescription drugs isn't the solution for sure.

Posted by: Kinderland at April 20, 2007 02:18 PM

The church of Scientology's founder was on psych drugs himself. L. Ron Hubbard had psych drugs injected in is buttocks prior to his death. That is a matter of public record so any Scientologist who does not have a "net nanny" computer can easily verify that for themselves, should they doubt it.

While the church of Scientology attempts to present themselves as some sort of authority in the field of mental health, the fact remains that they have no credentials or expertise in that field what-so-ever. The only basis for their claims is rooted in what L. Ron Hubbard--who acted as if he was some sort of expert on the subject--babbled & insisted on during his time as leader of the church (while keeping the truth a secret).
Keeping that legacy going is the main thrust of the "vulture" ministers.
What they say is "psych drugs are responsible for all heinous crimes".
What they DON'T say is that most of these crimes occur when the patient STOPS taking the meds--NOT when they are following doctor's orders.

They also conveniently forget that the tragedies which have occurred within their own church walls have happened because the church had taken it upon themselves to make decisions about church members necessity for prescribed drugs.
The Jeremy Perkins case is a glaring example of the tragic result of the church's ignorance when it comes administering to the mental welfare of others.

For the church to set up tents & pretend to understand what is needed or wanted at Virginia Tech right now is an insult.
It would be a joke were the circumstances were not so serious.

The only reason the church is there is to capture & exploit those who are most vulnerable at this time.
Please help those who might not know.
They will go right from the pan into the fire.
Help them by NOT letting the Scientology "help them".

My prayers go out to all who have suffered from this horrible event.
Please don't let Scientology make it worse for those who have suffered enough.

Posted by: jax at April 20, 2007 08:47 PM

Do your homework. The Scientologists, while very anti-drug are in the majority along with many psychiatrists (Dr. Peter Breggin, Szasz, many more) who have documented time and again that SSRI's and anti-depressants in many case have led to violent behavior. Sure, a heavy dose will make someone shut up, just like a blast from a baseball bat. But these drugs are rampant and given now to school kids as young as THREE! Would you give Ritalin and Adderall to your kids if they were exhibiting symptoms of too much sugar and coke?? Wake up and read Breggin especially.

Posted by: chewyb at April 20, 2007 09:25 PM

Scientology? Honestly, are there lack of better drugs in the market for someone to believe the shit they market especially at such times as bleeding massacres?

I'd rather take excessive lectures on the importance of morality anytime....

Posted by: Ash at April 21, 2007 08:00 AM

Funny how no-one actually mensioned that the shooter WAS institutionalized back in 2005 AND he WAS on prescription drugs. Considering his past history of psychiatric treatment, any intelligent person who has any kind of experience with psychiatry would KNOW that it was most likely a psychiatric drug.

"says media and law enforcement must move quickly to investigate the Virginia shooter's psychiatric drug history -- a common factor amongst school shooters."

Key words here: "Media and law enforcement"
- ie, asking others to prove it instead of making claims of it's own

Another key word: INVESTIGATE
- find out the TRUTH behind, whether that be in the affirmative or not.

Other key words: "A common factor amongst school shooters"
- This statement is true and can be easily proved by sifting through old news stories.

And the reason for this statement is to PREVENT FUTURE OCCURANCES.

Everyone wants to prevent this happening again, since everyone gets hurt when something like this happens, it scares the living daylights out of people.

You may disagree with people's methods, you may feel that your own personal beliefs are being crushed by popular opinion or the opinion of a minority. Regardless, we are all on the same side. We are trying to find out the cause and STOP it.

So I think you are utterly pathetic, writing this stupid article whining about a simple statement which is easily proved to not be what you took it to mean. Instead you could have been researching this, or perhaps doing something to cheer up those around you so no-one will get depressed and want to kill anyone.

I looked at this thread many times in the hope that someone would just state the obvious instead of engaging in petty Scientology vs X disputes. I couldn't personally care if you guys hate each other, or don't. Actions, not words, make the world a better place. So go do something useful instead of bitching.

Posted by: Anonymous at April 21, 2007 04:54 PM

If you took the time to see what is behind all the school shootings, you will see the psyche drugs are involved. 8 out of the last 13 school shootings the shooter was on some kind of psyche medication. To me that's not coincidental. Confront it! Go to and get facts not others opinions.

Posted by: Robert Drury at April 21, 2007 10:34 PM

Andy mate, they have every right to say whatever they wish. What we need to do is take away their tax excempion and treat them as what they are. A business. Everything they do they do with either an eye on new members or funds. But yes we need to stop them. Their many front groups are slowly finding their way into out goverment and schools. Why not go to or and see for yourself what everyone is worried about?

Posted by: JeraldR at April 22, 2007 12:18 AM

hi all,
im from the uk, and i realy do sympathise with the families of the shootings.
ive heard of scientology, but didnt know much about it, so, using the power of the internet i did some research and found this,
"Through the Scientology process of "auditing", one can free oneself of "engrams" and "implants" to reach the state of "Clear", and after that, the state of "Operating Thetan". Each state is said to represent recovering the native spiritual abilities of the individual, and to confer dramatic mental and physical benefits."

well, ive never read such a load of horse apples in all my life! i work as a pschiatric nurse! im glad its not a huge craze here! this stuff is designed to suck weak willed and mentaly unstable people in! im disgusted with them!!!

Posted by: ipslore at April 22, 2007 10:24 AM

These cult wackos need to be continually exposed for all their abusive and dangerous actions. The last thing anybody needs at Virginia Tech is 100 cultists running around trying to get them hooked onto L. Ron Hubbard whilst receiving a "touch assist" from a dazed and confused cultist from California or Clearwater, FL. Scientology was invented by a very poor science fiction author. He was a failure at everything and his religion was created while he was high on pinks and greys. Ask them why Hubbard wrote that all the world's problems are caused by Body Thetans brought about by Intergalactic Overlord Xenu! Yes, its true. Secret OT LEVEL III teaches you this at a cost of just over $50,000. Go the hell back to where you came from Scieno-borgs.

Posted by: AJ Simkatu at April 22, 2007 05:05 PM

Scientology sucks, but then again, so does "Tom Bruie's" post. Gee "Tom", I don't think that Scientology would approve of "crack induced faggotry", they don't like "faggotry" of any kind (waaaaay to low on the tone scale). And what exactly IS this faggotry you write so knowingly of of? It sounds vaguely medieval. Perhaps it means gay or at least tasteful? Or is it some other unkind stereotype you like to pepper your posts with like "nappy-headed ho"? Well, I fell better and can go back to my non-Scientology, caffeine-induced faggotry.

Posted by: Artoo45 at April 23, 2007 06:09 PM

for everyone who here who is angry at what scientology is doing or just wants to learn more, the site operation clambake ( is a good source, containing lots of critical information, links to news stories, official scientology documents, personal accounts from former members of the "church" etc. if you have the space, and scientology really scares the hell out of you, host one of the banners on your blog or homepage!

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