In Tampa, Florida Rev. Charles Kennedy of the Glorious Church of God in Christ, a Pentecostal church has began to incorporate certain Church of Scientology teachings in his messages.
Claiming not to be scared off by the messages that Scientology offers. He feels that using certain aspects as tools to augment his Christian based message is appropriate.
Apparently, there are other pastors around the country whose congregations are also being fed a combination of Christianity and Scientology.
For those unfamiliar with The Church of Scientology it was founded in the 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer. It’s followers are taught that they are immortal spiritual beings called thetans. Although the church says there is a supreme being, its practices do not include worshipping God.
The Church of Scientology has long been criticized for practices some say are cult-like mind control. The church is also known for some high profile celebrity followers.
Rick Ross, critic and a court-certified Scientology expert warns that mainstream acceptance makes it easier for the Scientologists to achieve their ultimate goal … new recruits.