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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:12 AM

Has Karen Bass explained or commented on her Scientology statement?

I really think she needs to address this even if she doesn’t get the Veep spot.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=13846110

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:26 AM

2. Ok statement. But insufficient. She needs to meet Leah Remini

Or at least watch Leahs series on what so many ex Scientologists have gone thru.
Or read any articles by the St.Pete Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) on the groups original (and current secondary home of Clearwater to Los Angeles) headquarters.
If she did so, she would know that she did not sufficiently examine them before giving them that glowing public ribbon cutting tribute in 2010.
They were horrible people then just as they are today.
Where is their leaders disappearing wife?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 06:53 AM

6. I'm not esp a supporter of her over the others, but she has denounced them, her comments came before

the entire expose' of Scientology had "broken wide," and she went on tv yesterday expressing her denunciation.

I think those still hammering this issue are at risk--however unintentionally and sincerely-- of doing the RW's hatchet job (and yes, once again, I support Harris over Bass, so it isn't that I'm biased). Just sayin.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:18 AM

13. She has NOT denounced them, she's merely said she's not one.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:27 AM

14. Not true. She acknowledged she had been ignorant of their "behaviors"/reputation (to paraphrase).

THAT IS DENOUNCING. I am not in her camp and would much prefer Harris, but I can be clear-eyed about it (and fair). I won't be disingenuous about it.



“The Church of Scientology, I know, has made a difference, because your creed is a universal creed and one that speaks to all people everywhere,” Bass said before an audience of some 6,000 attendees. “That is why the words are exciting of your Founder L. Ron Hubbard, in the creed of the Church of Scientology: That all people of whatever race, color or creed are created with equal rights.”

Bass said in a statement she was trying to find an “area of agreement” with the church, which has faced allegations from former members of abuse, human trafficking and intimidation.

“Back in 2010, I attended the event knowing I was going to address a group of people with beliefs very different than my own, and spoke briefly about things I think most of us agree with, and on those things — respect for different views, equality, and fighting oppression — my views have not changed,” Bass tweeted. “Since then, published first-hand accounts in books, interviews and documentaries have exposed this group.”


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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 01:54 AM

3. Yes she said she's a Baptist

She goes to a Baptist Church. For quite a few years.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 03:18 AM

4. Yes she has, and so what? All things considered, Scientology is no wackier or disgusting

than anything the Christians or Muslims have to offer.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 03:48 AM

5. Wrong. Please read up on it. They treat people like slaves.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:01 AM

8. And how is that worse that the child abuse found in the RCC?

How is that worse that the imprisonment of women practiced by parts of the Mormon cult?

Give me a break.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:09 AM

10. LOL, nice try! nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:16 AM

12. Right. Because believing a guy returned from the dead is totally believeable.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:50 AM

7. I'll take a Scientology over A racist pig like trump / southern baptist anyday !

PS fuck trump !

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:04 AM

9. This isn't an either/or

 

Both suck, and both brands are built on a fake culture of cult, money and celebrity.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:10 AM

11. There are other better options! nt

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:27 AM

15. I've been by the Scientologist Gold Base a number of times.

It is a little creepy, camera's filming everyone who passes on the highway and large fences designed as much to keep people in as keep them out. I don't support Karen Bass for VP but I'm not going to say she is disqualified because she cut the ribbon at the opening of one of their buildings.

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