A human rights group is hoping to get legislator's attention in the rotunda of the capitol building. Kadee Brosseau has more from Jefferson City.
Wrap: A group connected to the Church of Scientology set up a display showing that mental illness is a myth and should not be funded.
The group calling itself the Citizens Commission of Human Rights applied for use of the facilities through a simple online application, allowing them to set up the display.
Group Representative Ellen Maher-Forney says they are exercising their rights of expression.
|Description: "Missouri feels strongly about being the people's house and so, you know, with the freedom of speech and stuff. Any group or organization can use the facilities to educate people."|
This is the group's sixth time speaking out in the Capitol.
A display turned heads in the Capitol building's rotunda on Monday with a graphic display about mental illness. Kadee Brosseau has more from Jefferson City.
Wrap: A group connected to the Church of Scientology call themselves a mental health watchdog.
This group, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, argue that mental illness does not exist.
Therefore, psychiatric health should not recieve state funding.
Executive Director Jeff Griffin says this is their sixth time to be at the Capitol.
|Description: "We came in this morning and set this up. We'll be here for two days. In the capitol, you're only allowed one or two days for the non-profit group to be here."|
A group claiming that mental illness is a myth has set up a display in the capital building. Kadee Brosseau has more from Jefferson City.
Wrap: According to a group in connection with the Church of Scientology, psychiatric health should not recieve any funding because there is no such thing as mental illness.
Executive Director the Citizens Commission of Human Rights Jeff Griffin says it's a government ploy to make money.
|Description: "There is no precise definition for a mental disorder. They can't define one. The reason is they don't exist. It's a made up term so they can bill to make money and the government will pay them"|