The Washingtonian: What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right

Beware who you’re talking online!

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This article hits home for me because there is someone in my own family tree who has been brainwashed by alt-right internet trolls. (This person has even bought into the Christian Identity movement, hook line and sinker.) Reading this has helped me get a better grasp on just how this particular family member might have been manipulated by the people they’ve been talking to online.

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Rolling Stone: Scientology Cruise Ship Quarantined After Measles Outbreak

So, now you know what to do: vaccine yourself and your children!

In The Desert Of Set

As I understand it, the Church of Scientology does not actively teach its members to refuse vaccinations or other medical prescriptions. But there are some Scientologist celebrities who are anti-vaxers and who’ve been spreading misinformation all over the damn place (including Kirstie Alley and Jenna Elfman). Considering that Scientology is a pseudoscience, we probably shouldn’t be surprised that the Freewinds—the Church’s mobile “training center” for “Level 8 Operating Thetans”—has been quarantined off the coast of Santa Lucia due to a measles outbreak.

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