New CCHR DVD Sent to Doctors
The Sydney Morning Herald has a story today about a new Scientology attack on psychiatrists which is being mailed to every doctor in Australia:
COMING to a doctor’s surgery near you: a sparky little DVD, saying “psychiatrists occupy the lowest rung of the medical profession”, has been dispatched to GPs across Australia.
The DVD says that psychiatrists are money-grubbing quacks who invent diseases so that they can become rich by prescribing drugs. Those evil dudes also kill 3000 people a month by prescribing psychotropic drugs, it says.
While Tom Cruise’s comely visage does not feature on the DVD, it is the product of that crazy bunch of shrink-hating thetans who were banished to Earth about 75 million years ago by a mean and nasty galactic ruler named Xenu. Well, that’s what the Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard claimed. And who says he wasn’t nuts?
Titled Making A Killing, The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging, the DVD is put out by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, which was established by the Church of Scientology.
You’ll recall a few years back Cruise, who likened psychiatry to “Nazi science”, had to apologise to the actress Brooke Shields after he criticised her for taking anti-depressants for post-natal depression. Vitamins and exercise would snap her out of it, Cruise said.
Describing the information as “riveting”, the DVD’s covering letter implores doctors to: “Watch it, share it and please act on it.”
CCHR’s chief in Australia, Shelley Wilkins, who is off to Los Angeles this weekend to celebrate the commission’s 40th anniversary, denied it was run by the Church of Scientology. Shelley, a scientologist, was “proud” that CCHR had been established by the church, but it was a separate organisation devoted to exposing the evils of psychiatry, she said.
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