Any follower of the Laughlin cult, where Josh Laughlin is the leader. The Laughlinites follow his life to the "t" or the "L" in this case. Helping those in need of lives is a major quest in a Laughlinite's journey. The claw is the cult's sign commonly flashed among its members.
That man convinced Tommy to find a girl, instead of talking in chatrooms all day. He must be a Laughlinite!