From the Savannah Morning News:
ATLANTA – A senator from northeast Georgia joined a group linked to the Church of Scientology in ripping psychiatry as “An Industry of Death,” saying that children were being given mind-altering drugs because of the influence of pharmaceutical companies.
Sen. Nancy Schaefer, R-Turnerville, joined the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a group co-founded by the Church of Scientology, at a ribbon-cutting event for an exhibit denouncing psychiatry at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta.
The graphic displays and accompanying documentaries portray psychiatrists as key participants in the Holocaust, eugenics and the deaths of children.
At the ceremony, Schaefer compared psychiatry’s influence on society to an infestation that eats away at a farmer’s crops.
“There’s a narrow window of opportunity to spray for the infestation, and now is the time,” she said. “If we miss this opportunity, we could lose a generation of children.”
In the past legislative session, Schaefer sponsored at least two resolutions critical of psychiatrists and their field.
I might agree that too many kids take too many pill these days, but “an industry of death” seems a bit overly dramatic.