Scientology's faith healers descend on Haiti

A "wealthy donor" paid to send a planeload of Scientology faith-healers to Haiti. These yellow-shirted volunteers are going around, "helping" people by giving them magic Scientology touches. To be fair, the plane also included 50 Haitian-American doctors, and presumably these people don't heal by means of cult nonsense handed down by a lunatic science fiction writer who believed that a galactic space tyrant created humanity by chaining energy beings to a volcano and exploding them with nuclear weapons (this being the bedrock of Scientological theology).

"We're trained as volunteer ministers, we use a process called 'assist' to follow the nervous system to reconnect the main points, to bring back communication," she said.

"When you get a sudden shock to a part of your body the energy gets stuck, so we re-establish communication within the body by touching people through their clothes, and asking people to feel the touch."

Next to her lay 22-year-old student Oscar Elweels, whose father rescued him from the basement of his school where he lay with a pillar on his leg for a day after the deadly January 12 quake.

His right leg was amputated below the knee and his left leg was severely bruised and swollen.

Scientologists 'heal' Haiti quake victims using touch

(Image: Results of my Scientology Personality Test, a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike image from Buster Benson's photostream)