August 21, 2011
Raelians promote topless protest
There is still time to join a topless protest in San Francisco this afternoon. That much I know. What I don’t understand is why the protest is being pushed by the Raelians.
Technically, the protest is organized by GoTopless.org. But, as the SF Weekly has reported, “the group and its events are basically publicity stunts for the Raelians, a cult that believes alien scientists created humans. Their leader, Rael, is not just a prophet—he’s also a songwriter and race-car driver, the ‘fastest spiritual leader in the world!’”
Who are the Raelians? Time tried to answer that question back in 2003. I last mentioned the Raelians in March, when I spotted their billboard outside of Las Vegas that claimed “God is a Myth.” Before, they made an appearance in posts about God and aliens. To be sure, they have some unusual beliefs.
SF Weekly scoured the group’s website for insight into the organization and came up with a list of “the five craziest things” found. Here is my favorite:
Check out the other four here.