Howard Houchen was SHOCKED this evening when his 12 year old son returned home after school and informed his dad about the Narconon intrusion. After receiving a tip from Oklahoma, I called Houchen for a brief interview; followed by a detailed email from him explaining what happened.
Narconon spokesperson, Niko Scott Bain, gave a school assembly presentation on “the affect drugs have on your body” at Hugo Junior High School — grades 6, 7, and 8.
After being endorsed by Senator Tom Coburn, Howard Houchen ran for election in 2012 for Oklahoma Senate District 5. Following the near miss election, Howard is back on the AxXiom For Liberty radio show, co-hosting with Kaye Beach.
Howard stated “he received no prior notice of Narconon coming to present anything at my son’s school. I have since talked with Hugo ISD officials and others and fully convinced our little town was taken advantage of by Narconon officials by Narconon not being absolutely truthful about the program(s) they represent.”
Narconon usually gives students a pamphlet “the truth about drugs” after each lecture with a toll free number on the back for families to call for addiction help. Scientology/Narconon functions on a ‘stats’ formula, and knows that the number of Narconon intakes from these lectures is a lucrative venture. Many of these pamphlets end up in homes with drug addiction troubles and just one new Narconon intake equals $30,000.
As far as Howard could ascertain, no such pamphlets were handed out at his son’s school today, but concluded that it was to avoid possible expose of being a Narconon speaker – especially in view of the recent negative media attention.
The financial numbers are staggering when one computes Scientology’s revenue potential from Narconon lecturing to young children in schools.
With the recent media focus on Scientology’s drug rehab, Narconon, it appears Narconon speakers are branching out into the school districts that may not have heard about Narconon and its’ affiliation with Scientology.
The embedded video in this news article is attributed to the undercover, hidden camera investigative reporting by CBC Radio Canada in Quebec. Indeed, an eye-opener for school officials and health authorities.
Narconon teaches young school children the L, Ron Hubbard ‘Tone Scale’ – a Scientology doctrine of classifying people in a range or scale according to how spiritually alive and how dead a person is, both personally and in their relationships to others.
These descriptions are very detailed, e.g. persons at tone level 1.5 (chronic anger) are said to be prone to arthritis, people at tone level 1.1 (covert hostility) are said to be inclined to sexual perversity and homosexuality. Hubbard states “people stuck at 2.0 (chronic antagonism) or lower on the tone scale have a negative value for society”…and in opinion…” any person from 2.0 down on the tone scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind…”
“There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the tone scale, neither of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the Tone Scale by unenturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow. Adders are safe bedmates compared to people on the lower bands of the tone scale.”
Narconon has been banned from countless school districts across North America and other countries, citing ‘deceptive and unsafe’ drug education to children. Scientology/Narconon teaches that all drugs are bad; especially those prescribed for mental illness. School districts have been warned of their responsibility and potential legal liability should a young child stop taking their medication after receiving false dug education from Narconon.
Narconon is now facing 20 lawsuits in the United States, including 3 wrongful deaths at Arrowhead, credit card fraud, staff trading drugs for sex, and civil conspiracy. Narconon of Georgia was raided recently by Insurance Fraud Investigators, taking away numerous computers and a truck load of evidence documents.
Houchen mentioned this evening that he does not fault the school district or the school principal for allowing Narconon in, but has taken steps to help educate officials of the Narconon dangers.
“I just hope other school districts across Oklahoma become aware of the situation and are not taken in by the claims of Narconon. I do not want other parents to be put in this situation” said Houchen.
David Edgar Love