City Activist Stephen Box has recently declared his candidacy for the 4th Council District seat currently held by Tom La Bonge.
While I respect the passion and commitment Box has shown to civic issues, there are some troubling questions about him. And I'm not talking about the fact that he just now became a U.S. citizen. Nope...that doesn't trouble me at all.
(Welcome to America, Stephen. Enjoy the rights and freedoms. Feel free to run for office.)
What is troubling to me is that I have heard rumors and comments that Stephen Box is a member of The Church of Scientology.
I don't know if these rumors are true, but I trust my sources as they have provided me valuable information in the past. These sources have been correct on other things.
Again, I may be wrong, and if I am I will write a retraction. But as of right now, I remain somewhat convinced that my sources are accurate.
Scientologists believe that an alien named "Xenu" brought billions of people to earth and killed them with hydrogen bombs.
Mr. Box is free to worship any faith he chooses, but I am personally not a fan of a religion created by a science fiction writer. (For the record, I am Catholic and attend services at Christ The King in Hancock Park.)
The other troubling concept here is this: Is Scientology paying the costs for the Stephen Box campaign in order to have a puppet installed in CD 4?
It would make a great deal of sense as they have a large amount of valuable property in Hollywood. Controlling the Council Member from CD 4 might prove invaluable to them.
Again, this could all be wrong, but I am hearing it from sources that I trust.
(Disclaimer: I intend to file papers and become a candidate for the 4th Council District in the March 2011 election.)