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Friday, August 03, 2007

Kings Battle Scientologists!

The Kings have a little charity game this Sunday where Kings Alumni will face off against the Narconon Miracles. As first reported by Deadspin.com, the Narconon Miracles are the hockey team of Narconon International. What is Narconon International? It is a drug rehabilitation program based on the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, shitty science fiction author and Scientology founder. The founder of the program is one William Benitez, a former Arizona convict who, with the help of L. Ron Hubbard's writings, was able to kick a heroin habit without the use of any drugs. I encourage you to go to the site; it has kind of a creepy feeling, like the company in The Island.

It appears that the alumni are not affiliated with the actual team, but still, this seems like a bad idea. Seeing as how Philip Anschutz is heavily involved with right-wing Christian groups, I would imagine he won't be too pleased with this development. If Jim Fox blames a Frolov scoring slump on the presence of thetans this season, we'll know where it started.

3 comments:

mc79hockey said...

What do you think the odds are that the Kings thought this was Narcoholics Anonymous (or whatever they call themselves)?

I'm also shocked that you didn't pick up on the obvious Jere Karalahti joke.

Zanstorm said...

Off topic, but...damn I like your guys' new header! Nice work!

Emily said...

No, this isn't the King's mistaking this "charity" for a legitimate one. Over at the message board for LA Kings fans attached to their official NHL site, somebody was posting links to sites like Narconon Exposed and other places critical of the Clams and a moderator was deleting them as they showed up. As of yesterday, the thread's been entirely removed, so somebody with enough clout within the organization to arrange charity events and moderate the message board is probably a Clam themselves trying to hide Narconon's ties to Scientology. I left the link for a message board where I posted a screen shot of the thread before it was removed as my web page.