Anti-Psychiatry Display Is Ordered Removed

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Date: December 5, 2003

The State of Illinois ordered a group that is an offshoot of the Church of Scientology to remove a display condemning psychiatry from a state office building.

The exhibit at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago by the Citizens Commission of Human Rights attacked psychiatry as a profession that "spawned the ideology which fired Hitler's mania . . . and created the Holocaust." It also accused psychiatrists of "hooking our children on drugs."

The group erected the display Monday with state permission, but was asked to dismantle it Tuesday after people complained that it spread misinformation and violated the separation between church and state, officials said.

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