Church Makes Matters Worse

Source: Boston Herald
Date: January 25, 2007

No Tom Cruise in sight, but a collection of his fellow zealots, blinded by ideology, yesterday deepened the pain of every person connected to the tragic killing of a 15-year-old boy at Lincoln- Sudbury High School, disrupting a community's grief to spread their pitiful propaganda.

Members of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a wing of the Church of Scientology, held a banner near the school to condemn the practice of psychiatry and demanded information about any medications the suspected killer - an autistic 16-year-old - might have been taking. "These doctors shouldn't be prescribing willy- nilly," said Kevin Hall, the group's New England director. Ah, yes, Mr. Hall - surely YOU as a total stranger know better than John Odgren's parents and doctors how his condition was being treated. The phrase "get a life" comes to mind.