Monday, October 02, 2006

Scientology-friendly Foley in rehab in Clearwater, Florida

It looks like ex-Congressman Foley has been a Scientology-friendly U.S. Representative, attending Scientology events at Scientology's Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater and having Clearwater Scientologists raise funds for him. Wonkette asks whether there are any non-Scientology-run rehabilitation centers in Clearwater, Florida, which appears to be where Foley is getting treatment.

Clearwater is the home of Narconon, Scientology's pseudo-scientific drug treatment program.

This doesn't necessarily mean that Foley is a Scientologist or has taken any Scientology courses, but it does demonstrate that he's shown poor judgment in multiple areas of his life. I've previously reported on a number of Arizona state legislators who have likewise shown poor judgment in accepting gifts from and sponsoring legislation from Scientology's Citizens Commission on Human Rights.


florida alcohol rehab said...

Scientology may be a topic of debate because of its set of beliefs but we shouldn't judge them because they have the freedom to believe what they want to believe. As for the Narconon, I hear it's a good Florida alcohol rehab. As for the gifts, I agree with you Jim that officials should not receive any kind of bribe from any group. I think it is very unprofessional of them and that kind of act might lead to biased decisions.Nice post by the way! -kat

Einzige said...

I presume, then, that you also feel we shouldn't "judge" Nazis or white supremacists, either, since they also "have the freedom to believe what they want to believe"?