Anonymous Encounters Mom with Autistic Child
Over at WhyWeProtest, Clearwater Anonymous tell of an encounter with a distraught mother of an autistic child. She had turned to Scientology for help and shares her story.
So Clearwater anons threw our own party for the 4th of july… At the main entrance for the clearwater 4th of July event. We we’re directly across from the OT Building and the Sandcastle Resort, where the scinos were holding their 4th of July activities. Everyone who went in and out of the sandcastle had to walk right by us. And so did the close to 4000 people that came in our entrance. We nearly ran out of fliers, had a HUGE response. People kept coming up to us, giving us hugs, talking for HOURS, leaving, bringing back other people. Hell people even jumped on our side of the tape around our ‘authorized demonstration area’ and started protesting with us right away. All in all it was a MASSIVE win, tons of partying and sandwhiches and hugs and talks and attention. Very effective.
But the most important thing that happened the whole night happened while we were wrapping up. The fireworks had gone, as well as the majority of the thousands of people that were there. We stood firm and continued to flier.
But when most everyone had left, a woman and her two children came up to us. By the time I was called over to speak to her, she was crying. She was a frail thing, skinny and small with a quiet young son and an unabashed, sugar crazed daughter, who was having a blast.
My fellow anons said she was eager for information about upcoming protests. I told her some specifics and she said she wanted to get involved… Then came more tears.
She told me that she went to the cult in a time of need. You see her quiet little, beautiful, son was a sufferer of autism. He was withdrawn, and shy. When he spoke it was deliberate… almost labored.
The Cult had told her that they could fix her son. They had the technology… if she had the money. They also told her that her sons affliction was her fault. A direct representation of mistakes she had made in her life. We told her that is EXACTLY why we’re out here. NO ONE should ever have to be told that a disability is their fault. NO ONE should ever be told that they have DAMAGED their child. And no one should have false hope dangled in their face while someone else lifts their wallet.
We told her that it was not her fault. And we told the boy that it wasn’t his fault and there was nothing “wrong” with him. He was a special child. To which she broke out in another wave of tears. Bending down to him and saying “Did you hear that? Its not your fault. There’s nothing wrong with you.”
THIS is why we’re here. For these people that would have trusted those who come under the guise faith to be faithful, and have been betrayed. HOW DARE THEY was my exact sentiment. And that is why I’m still here.
This is to let the Cult know, You are officially on notice. Lets do this.