Re: Supreme Court Alert Perhaps the leading contender for Justice Thurgood Marshal's seat

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WARNING: The Cult Awareness Network was destroyed by the Scientology crime syndicate in court and, when CAN went bankrupt, the Scientology criminal enterprise acquired the use and title of the Cult Awareness network. Now, if you call CAN, you will find yourself talking to the Scientology crime syndicate! This gross injustice was due to a massive frame up concocted by Scientology to destroy CAN and it worked, prompting a Judge to order all of CAN's records handed over to the very same criminal enterprise that most people contacted the real CAN to complain about and to acquire help fighting. Spread the word that the new Cult Awareness Network is now a Scientology crime syndicate front! - flr, feb 2003 From: Dan Holdgreiwe on 1:109/120.1 Re: Supreme Court Alert Perhaps the leading contender for Justice Thurgood Marshal's seat on the Supreme Court is the Clarence Thomas, a conservative African-American and a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Many civil rights group oppose the nomination of Judge Thomas because of his conservative legal philosophy, but it is less well known that the Judge and his wife also have links to the the Cult Awareness Network (CAN), an "anti-cult" hate group and a notorious promoter of illegal "deprogramming." Judge Thomas' wife, Virginia Lamp Thomas, was once a member of Lifespring, a New Age self-improvement program. After about two months she become disillusioned with the program (it is not known whether she was "deprogrammed") and become active with CAN. In March of 1985 Mrs. Thomas participated in an "anti-cult" meeting at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where she said that she had been "brainwashed" by Lifespring and wanted to make sure that the same thing didn't happen to others. In April 1986, Mrs. Thomas led a CAN-organized "anti-cult" seminar on Capitol Hill for Congressional staff. In March of 1988, she conducted two training sessions on "How to Speak to Congress" and on "Coalition Building" for CAN members who had come to Washington to lobby for legislation establishing a national Cult Awareness Week. CAN's 1988 meetings in Washington also included a session on New Age Movements and Employment Discrimination taught by an unnamed "Guest Speaker" from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Judge Thomas was at that time Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and had just issued a "Policy statement on 'New Age' training programs which conflict with employees' religious belief." It is not known whether Judge Thomas himself participated in the CAN conference. CAN is well known for its bigotry and hatred toward a wide range of churches, especially small or controversial churches. Mrs. Thomas' active participation in CAN raises troubling questions about the influences that might affect Judge Thomas should he be asked to decide a case involving such a group. From: Dan Holdgreiwe on 1:109/120.1 To: All Re: Supreme Court Alert (updated) Bush's nominee for Justice Thurgood Marshal's seat on the Supreme Court is the Clarence Thomas, a conservative African- American and a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Many civil rights group oppose the nomination of Judge Thomas because of his conservative legal philosophy, (he is considered certain to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade) but it is less well known that the Judge and his wife also have links to the the Cult Awareness Network (CAN), an "anti-cult" hate group and a notorious promoter of illegal "deprogramming." Judge Thomas' wife, Virginia Lamp Thomas, was once a member of Lifespring, a New Age self-improvement program. After about two months she become disillusioned with the program (it is not known whether she was "deprogrammed") and became active with CAN. In March of 1985 Mrs. Thomas participated in an "anti-cult" meeting at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where she said that she had been "brainwashed" by Lifespring and wanted to make sure that the same thing didn't happen to others. In April 1986, Mrs. Thomas organized and led a CAN "anti-cult" seminar on Capitol Hill for Congressional staff. In March of 1988, she conducted two training sessions on "How to Speak to Congress" and on "Coalition Building" for CAN members who had come to Washington to lobby for legislation establishing a national Cult Awareness Week. CAN's 1988 meetings in Washington also included a session on New Age Movements and Employment Discrimination taught by an unnamed "Guest Speaker" from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Judge Thomas was at that time Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and had just issued a policy statement on 'New Age' training programs. It is not known whether Judge Thomas himself participated in the CAN conference. Now, some of you may be thinking "Well, Lifespring really is a cult, but my group is different." The deprogrammers don't care if your group is "really" a cult, they're in it for the money. If there's anybody who dislikes your religion enough to pay for a deprogramming, you're a cult! CAN claims to know of over 5000 "dangerous cults" in the United States--a figure large enough to include every small or controversial group in the country. Mrs. Thomas' active participation in CAN raises troubling questions about the influences that might affect Judge Thomas should he be asked to decide a case involving such a group. The last thing America needs is a Supreme Court justice who is literally in bed with CAN. Write you Senator and tell him/her to vote AGAINST confirming Clarence Thomas. From: Dan Holdgreiwe on 1:109/120.1 Re: Supreme Court Alert (from the Washington Post, July 4, 1991, page D3) Virginia Lamp Thomas, wife of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, has a special mission as well as an important job in this administration. A victim of brainwashing herself, she now helps other victims. "We are not answering any calls on that," she said yesterday when asked about her involvement with cults. "They are pretty scary people." But she later admitted, "I was once in a group that used mind control techniques. That's all I'll say." She refused to name the group, but she did say she works with a network that tries to help educate young people on the dangers of cults. The 34-year old Virginia Thomas is deputy assistant secretary of labor for congressional and intergovernmental affairs. Previously she was a labor relations attorney at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She is the Supreme court nominee's second wife; they were married in 1987. From: Steve Rose on 1:109/134.1 DH> Virginia Lamp Thomas, wife of Supreme Court nominee Clarence DH> Thomas, has a special mission as well as an important job in this DH> administration. A victim of brainwashing herself, she now helps DH> other victims. "We are not answering any calls on that," she said DH> yesterday when asked about her involvement with cults. "They are DH> pretty scary people." But she later admitted, "I was once in a DH> group that used mind control techniques. That's all I'll say." How about that, folks? She admits INVOLVEMENT with dangerous cults using mind control! Oooooooh! Perhaps she is a plant with deep seated post hypnotic suggestions,ready to go off once hubby is sitting on the seat. This is better than any 'Twin Peaks' script! Lynch...take notes.

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