Concerned Businessmen's Association of America

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The Concerned Businessmen's Association of America (CBAA), founded in 1983, is a Scientology-related movement directed at promoting moral education and "enhanced well-being". The organization uses L. Ron Hubbard's The Way to Happiness booklet as part of their Set A Good Example (SAGE) program, which holds children's anti-drug contests, and awards grants to participating schools.[1] The Way to Happiness presents Scientology's religious concepts in a secular framework.[2] The CBAA licenses the trademarks of the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE). Their office is located in Reno, Nevada.

Media mention[edit]

In 1988, St. Petersburg Times listed them as "A Glendale, Calif.-based group of Scientologists that promotes drug-free living through its Way to Happiness book and like-named campaign, targeted to school-age children."[3][4]

In 1991, Time Magazine listed the CBAA as a Church of Scientology-linked group that "holds antidrug contests and awards $5,000 grants to schools as a way to recruit students and curry favor with education officials."[5]

In 1998, the Boston Herald listed them on an organization chart under "Groups that teach Hubbard’s management techniques".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welkos, Robert W.; Sappell, Joel (1990-06-27). "Church Seeks Influence in Schools, Business, Science". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Scientology In The Schools". Newsweek. 13 June 1993. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Koff, Stephen (1988-12-22). "Dozens of groups operate under auspices of Church of Scientology". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  4. ^ Koff, Stephen (1988-12-23). "Changing strategy: Scientology now steps right up to controversy". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  5. ^ Behar, Richard (1991-05-06). "The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power". Time. Retrieved 2007-02-06. 
  6. ^ Walsh, Jeff (1998-03-01). "A broader look at the organization". Inside the Church of Scientology. Boston Herald. 

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