My wife was watching a video about various celebrities getting fed up with the media harassment of Tom Cruise (I don't know what site she was on but you can see the video here: Celebrities say "Enough is Enough"). Anyway, she noticed a comment someone had posted that said something like "They should leave him alone. But what does his church do for anyone anyway?"
My wife was flabbergasted: What does his church do? The commenter obviously had no idea. Now I won't vent my own frustrations in this area (or at least I'll keep it to a minimum) but the main-stream media almost never mentions the gazillions of things Scientologists and the Church of Scientology do for their fellow man.
So for the benefit of anyone who doesn't know, here is a small sample:
- Runs the largest residential drug rehab network in the world
- Runs the largest anti-drug educational campaign in the world
- Runs the largest human rights educational campaign in the world
- Runs the largest volunteer disaster relief organization in the world
- Runs the largest psychiatric abuse watchdog organization in the world
Yeah, but what have you done for me lately?