Lord Duncan McNair-Lord Scientology
This twat wrote for a Scientology magazine (Freedom Mag) saying that Germany are treating cult followers like jews.
The truth is that Germany has the totalitarian cult under surveillance; there is concrete evidence that their extremist ideology is a threat to democracy:
On 17 December 1996, Lord McNair (below) told the House of Lords:
"My Lords, in asking this question I have to tell the House that I have an interest in it. I am a member of the Church of Scientology."
But for more than two years before then, he had effectively acted as Scientology's representative in Parliament. In speeches to the Lords, he:
- promoted Scientology's anti-drug front group, Narconon;
- attacked psychiatry in terms identical to those of Scientology's publications
- promoted L. Ron Hubbard's book on morals, The Way To Happiness (described by Scientology publications as part of "the largest dissemination project in Scientology history" and "the bridge between broad society and Scientology")
- denounced the German authorities' attitude towards Scientology;
- promoted Scientology's World Literacy Crusade, an project which encompasses L. Ron Hubbard's academically unproven "study technology".
Lord McNair took his seat on 4 April 1990, following the death of his father. He appears to have had a long-standing interest in drug awareness and psychiatry, though whether this came before or after he became a Scientologist is unclear. His first overtly cult-related question was on 7 July 1994; in 1996, he made no less than nine interventions (including two speeches) clearly or possibly linked to Scientology. He does not appear to have made any interventions thus far this year, probably due to the lack of parliamentary business in the run-up to the General Election on 1 May.
In September 1996, Lord McNair formed the "Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate Discrimination Against Religions and Ethnic Minorities in Germany" (clearly nothing to do with the Church of Scientology's bitter quarrel with the German authorities); naturally, he found discrimination in droves. Scientology's house magazine Freedom recently devoted a lengthy article to the Committee's report, which Lord McNair also discussed in an intervention on 28 October 1996.