Scientology leader David Miscavige's twin sister faces marijuana charges
|Mugshot: Denise Miscavige Gentile, 53|
Her marijuana arrest is messy for the church because Scientologists have zero tolerance for mind-altering substances. They believe street drugs and psychiatric medicines make spiritual growth impossible.
"The single most destructive element present in our current culture," church founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, "is drugs."
The church treatise What Is Scientology? flatly states: "Scientologists are … drug-free (none at all use illegal street drugs)."
Denise [Miscavige] Gentile's pot bust has remained a secret. But it is just the beginning of the story.
Miscavige's sister has been involved with drug users and drug sellers for years, an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times reveals. [story continued @ TB]
Tampa Bay Times Portrays Twin Sister of Scientology Leader as Dope-Smoking Slumlord
|Denise's twin brother, David Miscavige|
A dope-smoking slumlord is certainly not the preferred image for Scientology’s ruling family. As Childs points out, Scientology not only eschews drug use, but touts its various anti-drug campaigns. In recent months, however, David Miscavige has had to contend with numerous image problems involving his own family, which only exacerbate the numerous crises currently gripping Scientology itself. [story continued @ tonyortega.org ]
|Tampa Bay Times front page June 30, 2013|
And Chanologists, an arm of Anonymous, always at the ready with the meme-generator and their tongue-and-cheek humor when such events like the above occur, chime in: