Thursday, March 28, 2013

NBC Rock Center Will Air Narconon Promo Segment Friday Evening :: Wire Service Media

There is breaking news out of New York this evening about NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams, airing a short promotion of their Narconon Arrowhead segment tomorrow night.
The entire show will air next Friday evening, April 5, 3013, and promises to be an eye-opener for viewers. Narconon Arrowhead has been slammed with 10 lawsuits - 9 of them being handled by lawyer Gary Richardson in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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NBC Rock Center Will Air Narconon Promo Segment Friday Evening :: Wire Service Media

Sunday, March 24, 2013

What Intelligent Celebrities Say About Scientology

We know the celebrities that used to have some intelligence, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise and Nancy Cartwright.  These are the Famous Faces of Scientology.  We know what they have to say about Scientology and its myriad under-corporations.  But what do non-Scientologist celebrities say about Scientology?  We will look at a few of them here today.  Thanks to FACTNET for compiling and keeping these safe for us.

Graham Berry recalls:

"I learned today that after George Magazine did its article on Germany and Scientology, David Miscavige flew east and met with John Kennedy, Jr. After the self-appointed cult leader left the meeting Kennedy thought and said: 'what a nasty piece of work he is.'"

A quip from Howard Stern goes, 'My dad's Jewish and my mom's a Scientologist, so I sell clay tables at half price.'  

In an Open Letter from Steve Allen to Heber Jentzsch, President, Church of Scientology, June 1997:

"When I ran into you at an airport a few weeks ago there was no opportunity to have a talk, but since I have about 49 seconds free between appointments at the office this morning it occurs to me that you might be interested in an idea that I have suggested to you and other Scientologists before. When I spoke at a convention in the East quite a few months ago, a convention at which a dozen or so Scientologists were in attendance, I said something to them along the following lines. 'If I may make a suggestion to you folks, whatever your purely religious views are, you're entitled to them and they are more or less in the category of not anyone else's business. 'But I also suggest that it is not because of those views that your group doesn't have a very good reputation. There are other churches that, in the opinion of non-members, have some truly bizarre beliefs but no one dislikes the individual members as a result of those beliefs. 'The Mormons are a perfect example. No non-Mormon on Earth accepts a word of Mormon assertions about the experiences of Joseph Smith, visits with angels, golden plates, etc. But despite that fact the Mormons have a very good social reputation. A number of my personal friends are Mormons and they are for the most part lovely and socially decent people. 'But - again - the same cannot be said of Scientologists. And if I were you it would occur to me to wonder why. So, to save you a little wondering time, I'll tell you why right now. You have the reputation as just about the worst bullies this side of the National Rifle Association. I've talked this over with some of you and you've said that the terrible harassment's and crimes are a thing of the past, that you've learned from your earlier mistakes, etc. That may be true, and I certainly hope it is, not only for your sake but for the sake of everyone concerned. But to be honest, many people doubt that Scientology has reformed itself in this particular regard."

Writer Tilman Hausherr said of Race car driver Mario Andretti in 1988:

"The logo 'Dianetics' was removed from his car after he said he didn't want to be associated with the publication. 'It's not something I believe in, so I don't want to make it appear like I'm endorsing it,' Andretti said." "Logos are a matter between race promoters and sponsors. That's why Andretti did not know until he came to town that his car would be decorated with seven 'Dianetics' decals."

In 1997 someone commented that Scientology's belief system closely resembles the writings of Issac Asimov.  Far from being flattered, Asimov was alarmed by Scientology and similar systems of pseudo-science.

'Never in history has humanity faced a crisis so deep, so intense, so pervasive, and so multi-faceted,' he wrote. 'There have never till now been so many people on earth so dependent on a complex technology, so burdened by its flaws, and so likely to witness a complete breakdown of that technology in a matter of decades. If we are to pull through we must thread our way carefully through the rapids that lie ahead. At every step we'll be depending on our knowledge, grasp and understanding of science, of its potentialities and its limitations... Under these circumstances, what crime is greater than that of misteaching the public about science?...Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.'

In Skepticism and Science Fiction, 1996, author Greg Bear said:

"The delusional, no-talent charlatans may scoop in more money, but the game is truly not worth the coin. I sleep much better at might than they should. This brings up a case in point that illustrates the real role of skepticism in science fiction. Rumor has it that L. Ron Hubbard, a pretty good science fiction writer of the 1940s, made a conscious decision that science fiction was a mug's game and that the real money was in starting a religion. So he did, using science fiction magazines and a gullible, though very famous, science fiction editor to get his start. No one knows whether he eventually came to believe in what he wrote and sold to others as revealed truth. If I had been Hubbard, I would not have been able to convince myself. I suspect most charlatans realize that they have perverted very real, very useful aesthetic instincts to hoodwink large numbers of gullible people into believing and paying. When we stop being artists, and start being money-grubbing pseudo-prophets, the net is down, the ball can go anywhere in the court, and the audience has changed. This audience knows so little, and cares so little about the truth, that it oohs and aahs at every random serve, every double bounce, every net ball. It does not perceive the difference between an earned point and a flub. The charlatan on the court smiles and receives applause for all. That's not our audience. That's not my game."

From Joe Boyd, quoted in A Mind-Bending Experience in 1997 about Rose Simpson (Singer - Incredible String Band):

"Rose left LRH's cohorts behind years ago and, in her present capacity as mayoress of Aberystwyth, revealed in a recent interview how Scientology had narrowed the band's view of the world and how damaging that had been to their music."

And a great catch by our good friend Arnie Lerma:

"Sunday Nights episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 had a hilarious Scientology Reference... During one scene of Sunday nights show, the 'hero' of the movie walks out of a bar and is jumped by a couple of thugs who proceed to beat him up. The commentary, as he's attacked is, 'LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO SCIENTOLOGY!'" - Mike The Flexing Rectum Rinder . "A picture of a Volcano appears in the old movie being shown, one of the fellows says: 'Oh wow, man, D-ann-ett-ics....' Next guy sez: 'See Page 57, how to get more money out of Tom Cruise..."

Joe Kevany (Comedian):
Some L.A. schools were found to be using textbooks by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, says Joe Kevany. "The methods seem to be working. Several of the students now want to start their own religions when they grow up." - LA Times 4.8.1997

"I'm afraid he went crazy and turned a lot of other people crazy." [Arthur C. Clarke talking about L Ron Hubbard, KFYI radio, Phoenix Arizona 8-9 pm show 1/24/04]

And to the Celebrities who have started on their recovery, Jason Beghe, Paul Haggis, Katie Holmes, and Nazanin Boniadi, welcome back to the real world.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Scientology - The Communist Ideal

Socialist Communism is a moral, social or political outlook that places interdependence and the importance of the group/state over and above the rights, wants or needs of the individual. The outlook is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It is diametrically opposed to individualism.  What does this have to do with Scientology?  I am glad you asked.

Scientology is actually worse than Communism in that the group/state is not the governing agent, but is beholden to the whims of its leader with absolutely no checks and balances. This type of regime might flourish under a beneficent leader, but under a sociopathic dictator such as Hubbard or Miscavige it is only a dog-eat-dog hierarchy of toadies and the individual be damned.

In 1960, Hubbard established within Scientology, The Department of Government Affairs.  The goals of this department were completely political:

"The object of the Department is to broaden the impact of Scientology upon governments and other organizations and is to conduct itself so as to make the name and repute of Scientology better and more forceful. Therefore defensive tactics are frowned upon in the department.... Only attacks resolve threats.

The goal of the Department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by a high level ability to control and in its absence by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins." 

This department was soon swallowed up by the Guardians Office and now is part of Scientologys Office of special Affairs (OSA).  One example of this is, even years after Hubbard's death, OSA seemed to follow this aggressive policy in its rancorous dealings with the American IRS prior to the favorable tax decision. A prominent legal publication indicated that, in 1992, there were "approximately 100 suits by Scientology and its related entities pending" against the IRS. The actual number of suits, however, was dramatically higher, since a Scientology magazine stated that, as a consequence of the IRS ruling, "the 2,300 cases that had been brought to Tax Court by Scientologists whose deductions for Scientology services had been denied were all brought to an end"  - (IAS)

In 1964, Hubbard had revealed revealed his desire to gain control over an jurisdictional area. To readers (mostly Scientologists) he elaborated plans to ensure world peace by building an international city to which all "heads of government, congresses, and parliaments" would move. Amidst directives pertaining to an array of issues (i.e., the city's armed forces, government, extradition powers, finances, etc.), Hubbard stated that "the United Nations and national governments [must be persuaded] that they have no interest in matters of healing or welfare and may not legislate for or against them, nor assist to create health monopolies...". Moreover, "The United Nations should not be permitted to define or outline 'orthodox science' or introduce any idea of orthodoxy into any science or the humanities except government". Along these same lines, "nor should the United Nations or National Governments be permitted to require the indoctrination in any way of the citizens of states or countries, nor pronounce upon their mental fitness or lack of it". At the very least Hubbard wanted a major geographical locale where Scientology would have equal footing with traditional forms of mental health. The project remained mythical, but the mere title of the scheme (Scientology: Plan for World Peace) suggested Hubbard's desire to gain control over a governmental area in order to allow the unbridled practice of his ideology within it.  As the supposed editor of the booklet proclaimed about "L. Ron Hubbard, Ph.D." and his proposal, "This Plan for World Peace was foreshadowed in Dr. Hubbard's famous books Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health (1950) and Science of Survival"

I want you to understand that Hubbards master plan is still in effect in the minds of David Miscavige, the Sea Organization and the Office of Special Affairs.  Through its "secular" organizations under the umbrella of A.B.L.E. (Association for Better Living and Education), which is run by OSA, Scientology attempts to infiltrate every area of life, in every country where they can get a foot in the door.  I will list just a few of these groups here.  If you wish, you can see more at the excellent website by Arnie Lerma.

BETTER FAMILY RELATIONS ASSOCIATION (Australia) - Front group for the church headed by Scientology.  Eva Ross . Writes letters and articles attacking any persons or groups who expose the truth about Scientology.

Business Success Sales and Management Training - Sci. management front that lures people and businesses in with "management training" and seminars, eventually steers them to LRH and Scientology.

Celebrity Center Kids on Stage for a Better World - Entertainment and PR, "The group exists to spread the word of Scientology to the rest of the world"

Child Guidance Centers - Set up by Scientologists, runs child Dianetics processing on children and encourages parents who are not already into Scientology to begin with Dianetics etc.

CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (CCHR) - Founded by church of Scientology in 1969. Claim: to help people who have been abused or mistreated by psychology or psychiatry and/or mental institutions. Intention: to defame, devalue, discredit and destroy the field of psychology and psychiatry because they have disclaimed Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard as a schizophrenic. Disseminates reports discrediting psychiatry and individual psychiatrists.

COMMUNITY SERVICE GUILD - established in Washington D.C. by Scientology to get LRH influence involved in public schools with a tutoring program.

COMPUTER ETHICS INSTITUTE - (CEI) - Used by Scientology in their attempt to gain control over what can and cannot be put over the Internet.

Criminon consists of volunteers, that are Scientologists, distributing copies of Hubbard's covert recruitment tool "The Way to Happiness" that is full of little common sense quotes. There is nothing inherently wrong with the quotes themselves, though better quotes are available from the truly great writers and philosophers that Hubbard stole them from. What is important to understand about Criminon, is that the purpose of the program is to RECRUIT people into Scientology, NOT to help reform prisoners, despite Scientology's lies to the contrary. The purpose of the program, is to create the perception that L. Ron Hubbard was some great man instead of the convicted felon that he actually was, Why would any Prison Warden official allow a program based upon the writings of a convicted felon to be used at all, much less as a covert recruitment tool into an organization convicted in Canada for Breach of the Public Trust? Copies of "Way to Happiness" are distributed, and then people already fooled by Hubbard's lies, "Scientologists", correspond in writing with the prisoners about the quotes in the book. The purpose? Is to recruit more members. Conclusion? Criminon is just another bogus, covert recruitment tool.

NARCONON - Chain of alcohol and drug rehabs that promote and lead to LRH and Scientology.  Narconon uses only the "technology" developed by Hubbard.  It is dangerous to addicts and alcoholics because it does not have any education for addiction or alcoholism, does not provide medical treatment of any kind and uses toxic levels of Niacin and vitamins on the sweat program.  Narconon also sponsors "drug education" programs in elementary, middle and high schools in an attempt to get Hubbard data to children.

STERLING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - a management and consulting firm that lures businesses in with "management' seminars, and then steers them to LRH and Scientology courses. - Part of WISE - WISE entraps businesses into Hubbardian dogma by claiming to sell them management technology. Arnie Lerma says "I was trained in Scientology Financial "management" policy, I was astounded to find, some 25 years later, as I read a copy of circus showman P.T. Barnum's "Art of Money Getting: Or, Golden Rules for Making Money" -available from Amazon, to find that it was where Hubbard stole his "management technology". Sections are almost reproduced verbatim! If you have been, or know somebody who has been fooled by WISE management" , you could save a lot of money by "going to source" and buying P.T. Barnum's book, "The Art of Money Getting" for $6..., If you know someone who is a WISE member, P.T, Barnum's book might help open their eyes to the con."

THE WAY TO HAPPINESS FOUNDATION,  -  Function to distribute LRH literature to public schools and community organizations. Get name recognition for L Ron Hubbard.  This is done on a worldwide basis.

WORLD LITERACY CRUSADE - A reading program outreach developed to get LRH Tech and Scientology influence into public schools and communities. One of Scientology's famous celebrities who was successfully advertising for the front group was Musician/Actor Isaac Hayes. Great opportunity for PR and political and community influence.

These seemingly innocuous groups are Scientologys insidious way of getting Hubbards data into every aspect of life in bite sized, easily digested bits.  You should be aware that if you let them into your community, you are allowing Scientology another inch, and they WILL take a mile.

Thanks for being here today.  Please come back soon.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hubbard the Naval War Hero

I know this story has been done before, but please stick with me on this.  What I am getting at is that, in my opinion, a "religion" cannot be true if the base of the "faith" is a lie.  You see Hubbard said that he used his science of Dianetics to cure himself of the horrible injuries he received in the war.  He then went on to build his "church" of Scientology based on Dianetics.  So we have to look at his military record, and what followed to see if his "religion" stands up, or if it is a lie.  At the bottom of this article is the answer.

From: The Scientology Story, by Joel Sappell and Robert W. Welkos, 6/90:

Perhaps Hubbard's most fantastic -- and easily disproved -- claims center on his military service.

Hubbard bragged that he was a top-flight naval officer in World War II, who commanded a squadron of fighting ships, was wounded in combat and was highly decorated.

But Navy and Veterans Administration records obtained through the federal Freedom of Information Act reveal that his military performance was, at times, substandard.

The Navy documents variously describe him as a "garrulous" man who "tries to give impressions of his importance," as being "not temperamentally fitted for independent command" and as "lacking in the essential qualities of judgment, leadership and cooperation. He acts without forethought as to probable results."

Hubbard was relieved of command of two ships, including the PC 815, a submarine chaser docked along the Willamette River in Oregon. According to Navy records, here is what happened:

Just hours after motoring the PC 815 into the Pacific for a test cruise, Hubbard said he encountered two Japanese submarines. He dropped 37 depth charges during the 55 consecutive hours he said he monitored the subs, and summoned additional ships and aircraft into the fight.

He claimed to have so severely crippled the submarines that the only trace remaining of either was a thin carpet of oil on the ocean's surface.

"This vessel wishes no credit for itself," Hubbard stated in a report of the incident. "It was built to hunt submarines. Its people were trained to hunt submarines."

And no credit Hubbard got.

"An analysis of all reports convinces me that there was no submarine in the area," wrote the commander of the Northwest Sea Frontier after an investigation.

Hubbard next continued down the coast, where he anchored off the Coronado Islands just south of San Diego. To test his ship's guns, he ordered target practice directed at what he thought were uninhabited Mexican islands, prompting the government of that neutral country to complain to U.S. officials.

A Navy board of inquiry determined that Hubbard had "disregarded orders" both by conducting gunnery practice and by anchoring in Mexican waters. A letter of admonition was placed in Hubbard's military file which stated "that more drastic disciplinary action ... would have been taken under normal and peacetime conditions."

During his purportedly illustrious military career, Hubbard claimed to have been awarded at least 21 medals and decorations. But records state that he actually earned four during his Naval service: the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal, which was given to all wartime servicemen.  One of the medals to which Hubbard staked claim was the Purple Heart, bestowed upon wounded servicemen. Hubbard maintained that he was "crippled" and "blinded" in the war.

Early biographies issued by Scientology say that he was "flown home in the late spring of 1942 in the secretary of the Navy's private plane as the first U.S.-returned casualty from the Far East."

Thomas Moulton, second in command on PC 815, said Hubbard once told of being machine-gunned across the back near the Dutch East Indies. On another occasion, Moulton testified during the 1984 Scientology lawsuit, Hubbard said his eyes had been damaged by the flash of a large-caliber gun. Hubbard himself, in a tape-recorded lecture, said his eyes were injured when he had "a bomb go off in my face."

These injury claims are significant because Hubbard said he cured himself through techniques that would later form the tenets of Scientology and Dianetics.

Military records, however, reveal that he was never wounded or injured in combat, and was never awarded a Purple Heart.

In seeking disability money, Hubbard told military doctors that he had been "lamed" not by a bullet but by a chronic hip infection that set in after his transfer from the warm tropics of the Pacific to the icy winters of the East Coast, where he attended a Navy-sponsored school of military government. Moreover, his eye problems did not result from an exploding bomb or the blinding flash of a gun. Rather, Hubbard said in military records, he contracted conjunctivitis from exposure to "excessive tropical  sunlight."

The truth is that Hubbard spent the last seven months of his active duty in a military hospital in Oakland, for treatment of a duodenal ulcer he developed while in the service. Hubbard did, however, receive a monthly, 40% disability check from the government through at least 1980.

Government records also contradict Hubbard's claim that he had fully regained his health by 1947 with the power of his mind and the techniques of his future religion. Late that year, he wrote the government about having "long periods of moroseness" and "suicidal inclinations." That was followed by a letter in 1948 to the chief of naval operations in which he  described himself as "an invalid."

And, during a 1951 examination by the Veterans Administration, he was still complaining of eye problems and a "boring-like pain" in his stomach, which he said had given him "continuous trouble" for eight years, especially when "under nervous stress."

Significantly, that examination occurred after the publication of "Dianetics," which promised a cure for the very ailments that plagued the author himself then and throughout his life, including allergies, arthritis, ulcers and heart problems.

Thank you so much for dropping by today.  If you have the time, I hope you will watch the following video. In it, Jim Lippard spoke on the history of the Church of Scientology, how it has collided with the Internet and
lost control of its secrets and its membership, and is now seeing an accelerating decline as its top members leave for new alternatives.

Jim Lippard founded the Phoenix Skeptics in 1985, and co-founded the Phoenix Area Skeptics Society in 2011. He's written articles and book chapters on skeptical topics, including two articles in Skeptic magazine on Scientology, "Scientology vs. the Internet" in 1995 (co-authored with Jeff Jacobsen) and "The Decline (and Probable Fall) of the Scientology Empire" in 2012.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Suicide the End Phenomenon of Scientology

Scientology refers to death as "dropping the body" and suicide is called "ending cycle". How can an organization that calls itself a church be the cause of suicide?  Believe it or not, you can find  so many references of suicide directly related to Scientology that you would be reading for days and not get through them all.  Why do people in the "church" commit suicide?  After all. isn't Scientology supposed to make the "able more able"?  As far as I have been able to determine, there are two main causes.

First, there is disillusionment.  A person has given so many years, all of their money, basically their whole lives, only to find out that it was a scam.  They feel so used and embarrassed that they see suicide as the only way to feel better.

The second is caused by the diabolical Scientology process called the "sec check", or security check.  There are some security checks in Scientology that are designed only to break your mind.  I know.  I have been through it.  In my case, it left me feeling so dirty that I thought I would never be able to wash away the evil that they had made me feel was in and on me.  I have been out for almost eighteen years and this still affects me.

Today we will speak for the dead with the voices of the people who knew about the cases.

From a Glosslip Radio interview (April 25, 2008) with Marc Headley by Dawn Olson. [Excerpt, starting at 1h 24m 54s]:

MH: There is a girl by the name of Stacy Moxon, or Stacy Meyers. That's a girl that worked at the INT base. They said she committed suicide [sic] . . . she was electrocuted to death in a high voltage transformer vault. Well, somebody told me that she left a note. So, it wasn't actually an accident. The [Church of Scientology] make it, basically saying that it was an accident, she went in to save a squirrel or something. [...] That's the way they played it off, as that she was that nature loving girl who wanted to make sure the squirrel wasn't hurt, and then she slipped on some oil... 

No, she went in there and she grabbed the vault, that's what happened.

DO: Why did that happen?

MH: She wasn't allowed to leave the property to go see her husband and her family. And she wasn't being allowed to go, she was basically being held captive there, like every other person at the INT base. But she was new to the INT base, and she has been only in there for a few months. And she was basically, "I can't take this anymore." And she even threatened and told other people that she was depressed, she was separated from her husband who worked in Los Angeles.

Her own father is one of the lead litigation attorneys for the church, Ken Moxon. And he still fights for the church, even though that happened to his daughter. And he doesn't even know that there was a note. But he still fights for the church, his daughter is dead, because she wasn't allowed to go down and see them.

From the Affidavit of Hana Eltringham Whitfield (8 March 1994):

During my twenty years in Scientology, I delivered thousands of hours of auditing to others, among 

them preclears with similar experience to mine and worse, and some who committed suicide. [...]
199. Some attempted suicides that I know of:

(a) Jim Hester was a preclear at the Miami Org in the mid to late 1970s. He attempted suicide in Miami and
was then hospitalized in critical condition. He left a suicide note blaming Scientology, attached hereto in Exhibit 80, a copy of a GO report.

(b) Leah Theriery. She attempted suicide sometime in May 1974, attached hereto in Exhibit 81, a copy of a GO report.

(c) A friend of Gerald Simon's who was a Scientologist, attempted suicide by drinking a full can of RAID insect killer because he had been ordered to disconnect from his girlfriend.

200. I saw many Scientologists and Sea Org members go crazy and/or suicidal, like myself, while getting auditing.

From Time Magazine: "The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power":

This young Russian-studies scholar had jumped from a 10th-floor window of the Milford Plaza Hotel and bounced off the hood of a stretch limousine. When the police arrived, his fingers were still clutching $171 in cash, virtually the only money he hadn't turned over to the Church of Scientology, the self-help "philosophy" group he had discovered just seven months earlier.

From the Affidavit of LaVenda Van Schaick (1982):

The purpose of sending the PC folders to the Guardian's Office where a person had been designated SP or Fair Game was to use the contents of the folders to attack, threaten, blackmail and control the person and thereby prevent the person from seeking to collect refunds of moneys paid to the Church or to prevent the person from exposing the Church activities. The Church regularly and as part of its policy uses the material in these folders to blackmail and control its members in this way. I personally observed this done on numerous occasions contrary to the promises made to Church members. In one case, the Church declared a person named David Sandweiss an SP and threatened to expose auditing information revealed to his auditor by him if he sued for a refund or sought in any way to expose the Church problems. He thereafter committed suicide.

From the Affidavit of Andre Tabayoyon (5 March 1994):

42. I personally observed a number of other Scientologists go crazy and commit suicide as a result of the auditing processes. Bob Shaffner and I were serving sentences on the RPF's RPF together. Although inmates are not allowed to speak to each other while on the RPF's RPF, Bob made it a point to tell me two or three times daily that he was going to kill himself because of what he experienced during RPF's RPF & OT III auditing. One day we were working on dangerous machinery and Bob suddenly thrust his finger into the machine which cut his finger off. Scientology management was fully aware of Bob's condition. He was placed on the risk of suicide list. Because he was suicidal, his berthing quarters while in the RPF were limited to first floor facilities. Whatever was done, if anything, to help Bob failed. He successfully committed suicide several years later. [...]

45. I received instructions directly from Ray Mithoff to use the Hubbard Tech of thought reform to drive Tom Ashworth to a psychotic break. The express object of the exercise was to drive Tom crazy and to commit suicide.

From our friend Mary - Out_Of_The_Dark 06/25/06:

I've not seen anything mentioned at whyaretheydead or anywhere on the internet about Dale Bogen's suicide while she was on services at ASHO back in Nov 1984. Does anyone remember her or the situation? I was out of town for 2 months and when I came back I asked around ASHO if any one had seen her. The D of P told me to speak to the Dir I & R, Bobby Schaffner, who I knew pretty well. I said," Bob, What's going on with Dale Bogen? The D of P told me to ask you." He asked me to step in and close the door, which I did.

Now, my 1st thought was this:  I knew that she was getting auditing but I also knew she was a petition-approved pc so I thought maybe something changed on that and asked him. I knew he'd be straight with me. "No, she was a pc" on a rundown that is sometimes given to people who are overwhelmed and unable to proceed in processing but she'd committed suicide after leaving the org one night back in November  (1984).

I was shocked. Here it was over a month later I did not know how to respond. This was, for me, the 3rd unexpected death of a Scientologist in over 1 year. It was so unreal. I could not imagine Dale doing something like that but then again, I did not know every personal thing about her. I asked how she died and how did he find out. He said the police contacted ASHO when they found her because she had receipts and some books in the car.  He said she took her car way up the main road in the Los Angeles Mountains, parked and plugged up the exhaust line with a rag or something and then got back in the car and went to sleep with the engine on. He knew nothing else.

I put my 'KSW  (Keeping Scientology Working) hat' on and I asked him if he made sure her folders got to Qual for rev and correction. He said "yes", but we both knew at that time that nothing was predictable and 'what was supposed to be and what actually happened were often 2 different things' . We just looked at each other and I could tell he was not the happy Bob I'd all come to know in the past. He looked so tired. We chatted for a few minutes about other things and I left.

 I finished up my cycles in Los Angeles and returned home shortly thereafter, seemingly blocking the whole thing out until I got news that Bobby had died after he'd struck a truck with his motorcycle on June 05,1987.

Wikipedia: The Death of Philip Gale:

Philip Chandler Gale (1978, Los Angeles, California – March 13, 1998, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a pioneering internet software developer and computer prodigy, an avid musician, and a Scientologist for most of his early life. Gale earned roughly a million dollars worth of stock options for his innovative internet service provider (ISP) programs at EarthLink, a firm established and bankrolled by members of the Church of Scientology. Gale chose Friday, the thirteenth of March (L. Ron Hubbard's birthday) as the day he wanted to commit suicide, falling to his death from a classroom window on the fifteenth floor of a building on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. Several years earlier, he had left the church after deciding Scientology was not for him.

From They Should Not Have Died on the death of Greg Bashaw:

Shortly before his suicide, Greg left a post on the OCMB Message Board.  In it he said , “I was declared for objecting strenuously to some things that I saw as so out tech, off policy, out KSW that it broke through the fog and I refused to go along with it. I “enturbulated” so many people I was declared despite the fact my Comm-Ev agreed with me. I enturbulated them too, I was told. I was shocked to find myself on the street with nothing. I begged to be allowed to do the RPF. After many appeals and reviews I developed some serious medical problems that I knew would prevent me from getting up the bridge or back in the Sea Org this life time.

“Scientologists believe there is no such thing as death, you are a thetan occupying a meat body. I decided my only choice was to drop the body and pick up another one. I was not suicidal, it just seemed like the only logical thing to do. I didn't tell anyone. I decided to wait until my children (whom I had abandoned to my ex to join the Sea Org years before) were grown and independent, because we had become close and I knew it would hurt them to be abandoned again.

“Meanwhile, I went back to finish my degree, and got on the internet. I found Clambake and couldn't stop reading. There were so many stories of people I knew! Clambake and all the people who cared enough to tell their stories and make the truth about Scientology available on the Internet saved my life.

“For the last 10 years I was fooling myself regarding the services I was taking [with Scientology], and whether they were advancing me. I wanted them to be… In retrospect, I would have been better the last ten years to have focused on simply building a family life, and on work, as most people do… Being on the services the whole time was almost unbelievably demanding in terms of time, money and commitment. The fact that it did not ‘pay off’ has been an exceptionally bitter pill to swallow. The fact that at the end of the road I ended up in worse shape than I’d ever been in my entire life… well, that has been completely irreconcilable with any concept of reality.”

But Scientology’s abusive mind-control had damaged him beyond repair and left him with no way forward or back. After several thwarted attempts, Greg killed himself in June 2001 at the age of 46, leaving a wife, a 17-year old son and a father to mourn him.

Greg never blamed Hubbard, as he should have done, but blamed himself for the damage done. Because he had had psychiatric counseling and psychiatric drugs at college, he should not have been on the advanced levels. His psychoses – he was having dark thoughts about himself and felt he was covered with alien Body Thetans which he could not get rid of – were his inheritance from Scientology. Greg felt a glimmer of hope after speaking to a former member of the church’s Sea Organization, which is made up of full-time employees who hold its “most essential and trusted positions.” Greg got the impression that the man could use Scientology practices on him to correct the damage that had been done. After speaking to him, Greg promised his father he wouldn't kill himself. But this person said Greg was “really stuck.” Greg wanted “more than anything” to get back into the church but Gregg had failed a security check in Clearwater and had been declared a Potential Trouble Source. “The only place he could ever reach his spiritual freedom was gone,” he says. “His dreams were gone. Life was taken away from him.” He had been taught to believe Scientology was the only solution for his problems. “He was taught to believe psychiatry was evil – now he was in the hands of the most vicious, perverted people.”

Bashaw had spent more than twenty years of his life in Scientology. He gave the group everything he had, spiritually, socially, mentally, professionally, and financially. He wanted to lose his “reactive mind,” but in the and he just lost his mind. His father said: “There were periods of time he was rational and he realized he was losing it and it was a terror, a horrible thing to him.”

Part of this story is less attractive. Greg was one of the Scientologists most involved in the attack on CAN Cult Awareness Network), targeting individuals with black PR. This opens up the question of how commands to do harm are passed down within Scientology, to be followed with such fidelity by individuals whose every natural tendency is to do the opposite.

“The trip to Clearwater had been a disaster. “They threw him out,” Bob says. Greg told him the church 

staff had said he had some kind of medical or physical condition they couldn't help him with, then sent him away, telling him never to return. “That’s when I said, ‘Hey, holy shit. Look what he’s been involved in.’ This is when the whole thing hit the fan with me. I realized what the hell it had done to him.”

He left a note for his son: “Goodbye, you were a good buddy. Love, dad.”

In a press conference held a while back, Nancy Many, author of "My Billion Year Contract" says that when Greg's wife was in negotiations for settlement with The church of Scientology, they caught her alone, without any lawyer, or friend or person, and a very down spot and offered her a pittance.  She goes on to say that when she was given the form to sigh there was a line that "I will never speak to the press or write a book about what happened to my husband".  And she refused to sign it and said, "I might write".  The Scientologist that was giving her the pittance of a check said, "Oh that's ok, I'll just cross out that line because who would want to hear about your husband anyway.  Who would ever care, or read about the death of a Scientologist".

Monday, March 11, 2013

Narconon - Clinic of Death

Sounds like the title of one of those old Hollywood "B" horror movies doesn't it?  But for families who have spent over thirty thousand dollars to send their loved ones to Narconon in hopes that they would return happy, healthy and hopeful, only to get those loved ones back in a body bag, life is an endless horror movie with no exit sign in sight.  

I know most of you have heard of the recent deaths at Narconon Arrowhead, but there are many more, and there are probably many more than that of which we have not yet heard of.  In case you hadn't heard of the four that died recently, I will list them here for you:

March 3, 2009, Kaysie Dianne Werninck, 28, double pneumonia (failure to get medical attention in time) Narconon Arrowhead, Canadian, Oklahoma

October 25, 2011, Gabriel Graves, 32, sauna and vitamin phase, very terrible headache, cause of death undetermined as yet Narconon Arrowhead, Canadian, Oklahoma

April 11, 2012, Hillary Ann Holten, 21, complications of pneumonia and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (adrenal failure), withheld medication Narconon Arrowhead, Canadian, Oklahoma

July 19, 2012, Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, drug overdose, unattended in withdrawal room Narconon Arrowhead, Canadian, Oklahoma

There are those, though, that you may not have heard of, as there were no mass media reports.  I will tell you about a few of them here.

The body of Gregory B. Wisner, age 27, was found in the surf near Indian Rocks Beach, Florida on January 20, 2001. - Gregorys life was a tragedy. He was DISCONNECTED by his father and the rest of his family when he was only 9 years old and he never recovered from this abandonment. His father was R. Michael Wisner, a prominent Scientologist and chief spokesperson for NARCONON. He often appeared on TV touting the benefits of NARCONON. 

Gregory Wisner had started to use cocaine in his teens to cope with his problems and, when he was 27, his parents contacted him and coerced him into joining the controversial NARCONON drug rehabilitation program.

NARCONON did not help Gregory in the least and, as a result, his family abandoned him once again. Gregory confided in a friend, I have no one to turn to and that really sucks. I have never been so stripped of my identity. I'm in the middle of nowhere and with no one to turn to. Shortly afterwards, Gregorys body was found washed up on a beach near Clearwater in Florida. postmortem findings found that he had drowned and detected Cocaine (0.70 mg/L) in his blood and urine. His father did not bother to attend the funeral.  For the rest of the story, click here.

Pius Keel, a confirmed Scientologist of 22, ended his stay at the Schliersee tragically. He got himself  into deep debt for his community. After some time at Narconon he complained to his mother about the barefaced swindle. Narconon is only about money, he said. On September 14, 1990, after less than two months at Narconon, Pius packed his bags and threw himself under a train. - From Narconon Exposed

Grancey-sur-Ource, France - In 1984, a 34 year-old French woman named Jocelyne Dorfmann died from an untreated epilepsy crisis while undergoing treatment at a Narconon center in Grancey-sur-Ource (near Dijon). The assistant-director of that center was convicted[88] of lack of assistance to a person in danger and the Narconon center was closed. Medical experts reported that her death was caused by "an epileptic seizure due to the absence of sufficient treatment at its beginning and of emergency treatment during the seizure". Narconon staff failed to call for medical assistance, as a result of which, Dorfmann died. - From Wikipedia

Next we have a two-fer.  That's right.  Two guys died within a few days of each other from the same facility:

Paride Ella and Giuseppe Tomba, Valsassina, Italy (1995) - In 1995, two young men, Paride Ella (22) and Giuseppe Tomba (26) died suddenly at the Narconon center in Taceno, Valsassina. Paride Ella died of acute kidney failure (symptoms consistent with a niacin overdose), while the recorded cause of death for Giuseppe Tomba was heart attack. Both patients suffered similar symptoms, vomiting and diarrhea, for days before their deaths. The young men died within a few days of one another, in the so-called 'detoxification' (ultra-high doses of niacin and other vitamins, multi-hour saunas) stage of the Narconon program. The Narconon center had no medical staff and was unable - in either case - to diagnose the seriousness of their condition. Before the deaths, the village's mayor had asked for the Narconon center to be closed. - From the same Wikipedia Article

And another one from Italy:

Torre dell'Orso, Italy (2002) - In Italy, a 33-year-old Italian female patient of the Narconon center in Torre dell'Orso died under similar conditions in 2002. Federica X died from peritonitis, according to her autopsy. She first began to suffer from stomach pains on Monday 7 October 2002, and was driven to the first aid station at Meledugno, which she was given painkillers. She was driven to hospital the following evening, where she died soon after being admitted in a coma. Narconon patient Giovanni Costa later stabbed staff member Rodolfo Savino, whom Costa claimed had ignored Federica's symptoms, and given her insufficient medical aid. Costa was arrested and charged with attempted murder.  Also from Wikipedia

And here are a few more from our friends at Reaching for the Tipping Point:

April 2, 2007, Fred Oesterreicher, 53, grounds maintenance, heart attack (cause unknown) Narconon Arrowhead, Canadian, Oklahoma

October 12, 2007, Laura (alias), 30, found dead in her bed (cause unknown) Narconon Zutphen, Deventerweg, Holland

June 11, 2008, Patrick W. Desmond, 28, respiratory failure due to heroin and alcohol ingestion Narconon of Georgia, Norcross, Georgia, US

August 27, 2008, Courtney "Cody" Bates, 31, suicide (hanging) while at Criminon San Francisco SBDC New Life Center Criminon, California, US

January 1, 2009, Jean Lafitte, 52, employee, lived on grounds, gunshot wound to the head, suicide (reason unknown) Narconon Arrowhead, Canadian, Oklahoma

My friends, thank you for reading this. You can help by sharing this information with everyone you know.  It is too late to help these people, but maybe, together, we can help save some lives.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Threats of Death and Violence From Scientology

Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.» — L. Ron Hubbard, "Code of Honor", The Creation of Human Ability, p. 5

There is ample evidence that Ron believed and used that statement.  There is also too much evidence that Scientologists in general employ that clause.  Before we get into that, we have a special note from the Great Humanitarian himself, written in his own hand.  Many thanks to Gerry Armstrong for this:

And here are a few more policies from Hubbard:

«If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace.» — L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 15 August 1960, Dept. of Govt. Affairs

«A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable.» — L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL of 1 March 1965, "Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists"

«ENEMY SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.» — L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 18 October 1967

«The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the lower bands of the Tone Scale from the social order would result in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered.» — L. Ron Hubbard, Science of Survival, p. 170

Do Scientologists believe this stuff?  You bet your life they do.  I will give you only a few examples, but if you look around you can find many, many more.  What you will find is that the policy of death and violence started at the very beginning of Scientology and continues right up to this day.

I started this blog post because I saw this:

There, according to Rezendez, the Narconon official warned the newsman he was "a small fish in a big sea with a lot of f•cking sharks" and that he was dealing with an interplanetary organization." Barber allegedly promised to come after Rezendez with "hobnailed boots," and said "I will kick your ass up into your throat if I ever catch you f•cking around with Narconon." - "The Narconon sting: Scientology's Minnesota drug scam" by Paul Fishman Maccabee 1981

I knew some bad things had happened in Scientology, but I had never heard of threats from Narconon before.  So I asked my good friend, investigative reporter David Love (former Narconon staffer and now outspoken critic) if anything like this had happened to him.  He kindly responded by sending me a copy of his submitted evidence to the SQ Intelligence Police in which he says that Aline Proulx (who was, at the time the Esto Officer of Narconon TR and was the former Executive Director of Narconon Canada Continental) had confided certain sensitive data to him, and then told him "If you ever divulge any information I've told you, I will scourge you in HELL and YOU will disappear!"

Which got me to thinking how many instances of this has happened in Scientology.  I found way too many to list in this post, but here are a few.

As a result of the book "L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?", author Bent Corydon says, his assistant was beaten and his wife abused with repeated obscene and threatening telephone calls.

Shawn Lonsdale, a videographer who protested at Scientology's Flag Land Base in Clearwater, FL. was told by a Scientologist "People don't live too long doing this kind of thing in Clearwater."  On February 13, 2008, he was found dead in his home of an apparent suicide. Right.

Eugene Ingram, a  Private Investigator for Scientology said to Gerry Armstrong, "I'll put a bullet between your eyes."   Later Judge Breckenridge in his Decision in Church of Scientology California vs. Gerald Armstrong, No. C420153 said ". . .being assaulted by one of these individuals; being struck bodily by a car driven by one of these individuals; having two attempts made by said individuals apparently to involve Defendant Armstrong in a freeway automobile accident; . . ."

"Bernard Green recounted some of the more grisly tales floating around throughout the movement's disenchanted members with a relish bordering on glee. [...] a man in Los Angeles punished for some anti-Scientological action by having high-pressure water hoses turned on him until he was pounded senseless." - George Malko: "Scientology: the Now Religion - Epilogue"

Judge Ronald Swearinger of Los Angeles County Superior Court told The American Lawyer magazine that he believed Scientologists had slashed his car tires and drowned his collie while he was presiding over a suit against the church. - Syracuse Herald-Journal: "Lawsuit, privates eyes hound Scientology's legion of critics" by Douglas Frantz

"Conditions were declared. Everyone had to work all day and half the night. We all slept on the floors. People started to break under the pressure. New conditions were declared. People were locked up at the bottom of the elevator shaft and fed bread and water.

The threats to personal safety were overt and continuous, totally different in kind and character from the little FOAD you were recently whining about. We're talking real, in your face, you are fair-game we can kill you sorts of threats." - Zane Thomas's Story

". . .He is prepared to speak out. Most are not. Scientology has a reputation for hunting down its critics. One man has taken to wearing an armored vest because of alleged threats against his life. One American former cult member claims that he was ordered to kill two opponents of the organisation. . ." - The Independent (Jan. 1994): "The Prisoners of Saint Hill" by Tim Kelsey and Mike Ricks

Mark Plummer (Warrior) describes assault by a Scientology staff member: "I’m gonna kill you!", while shoving me backwards with both arms against my chest.

A Mexican woman has alleged that the Church of Scientology's security chief chased her and threatened to kill her for leaving the church ... She told Miller that a Scientology security guard had said to her, "You're a suppressive, you denigrated the church. We're going to kill you! You will be dead!" - St. Petersburg Times: "Woman accuses Scientology guard of threat"

"A Scientologist in Heidelberg is convicted to pay a fine for threatening to murder a 17 year old, who was critical of Scientology." - FAQ: Scientology in Germany

Arnaldo Lerma was told, "We will give you a guarantee of safe passage out of the state of Florida with all body parts attached if you tell Suzette Hubbard the marriage is off." - Scientology story sparks heated response.

Margery Wakefield said, "I was included in a meeting where two murders were planned by Scientology personnel" - Affidavit of Margery Wakefield (13 April 1990)

Paulette Cooper wrote - "I also received my first death threat that same month. I received one death threat after the article was published, but decided nonetheless to write a book on the subject." - "Looking over my shoulder: The Inside Account of the Story That Almost Killed Me"

Taz, the vocalist for Tampa Bay area band Trocar received an anonymous death threat by telephone at his work, saying that if he performed at the Lisa McPherson Trust benefit concert, he "wouldn't walk out alive." - Benefit Death Threat

"I was told ... to get the idea of leaving out of my head because I would never leave the property alive." - Affidavit of David Mayo (1 May 1987)

"Sheriff Lee Baca is curious. One of his own lieutenants has warned me that my life may be in danger from Church of Scientology paid hit men." - Graham Berry

Had enough yet?  I have.  At least for tonight.  Thanks for being here.  I hope you come back soon.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Legacy of Violence

In the last couple of years, there have been many reports of physical violence done by David Miscavige to more than a few Scientology International Management Personnel.  People are astounded that the Ecclesiastic Leader of the "church" would do such a thing, and if he did, how could he have gotten away with it for so long.  After some research, we can surmise some answers.  The first answer may upset a few people but we have to look at it logically.  That is, given his upbringing, Miscavige almost had to turn out the way he did.  He grew up in Scientology.  His education was almost all in Scientology.  He was a Commodore's Messenger and worked closely with Hubbard for much of his life.  He saw that, when it served his purpose, Hubbard used violence to get his point across too.  Who knows, maybe young Miscavige had his bell rung by the Commodore a few times. No matter who was "supposed" to take over after Hubbard's death, I believe Hubbard personally groomed Miscavige for the Post because he saw in Miscavige what he knew himself to be.  Vicious, Violent and a Coward.  In Hubbard's own words:

"People attack Scientology; I never forget it, always even the score. People attack auditors, or staff, or organizations, or me.  I never forget until the slate is clear."  Not really a "turn the other cheek" kind of guy eh?

Ok, but what about some evidence?  I am glad you asked.

First, thanks to the excellent blog of Sharone Stainforth:  

Joe van Staden, Captain at the time till he was fired, in Birth of the Sea Org:

The time I got fired in Corfu went something like this. One of the commodore’s messengers came up to me and informed me that the commodore wanted to see me. At that point I had no reason to suspect that anything was wrong, but as I approached his office and noticed some of his aides including Mary Sue avoiding eye contact with me and making haste to vacate the area I knew – here it comes. Before I even entered his office there he was in my face screaming at me for making a dog’s breakfast of the ship. Then he took a swing at me, I ducked and felt the swoosh of air over my head as he missed the target. For a second there I thought he was going to go down as he lost his balance. Next he screamed at me telling me to go fix up my mess. I only found out what he was talking about once I got out on deck and one of the messengers informed me. 

Here is the thing; the Apollo spent most of her life up north in very damp conditions. Since she entered the Med the timber deck above the commodore’s office began to dry out. As a consequence it resulted in some leaking into LRH’s office leaving visible rust streaks down the bulkheads. The short of it is I was fired as captain, once again, and put on the deck force to fix up “my mess”.

And Otto Roos:

"One day, when all the XII's were on leave, except myself, he sent a Messenger down, stating he wanted the folders.  After refusal by myself (C/S hat) he became 'Commodore' and ORDERED the folders up, sending some hefty guys down to just get them (a cabinet FILE full!).

 They were just TAKEN, and that was that.

A few days later I was called up to his office and upon entry was hit, kicked, screamed and shouted at.  (Even the Aides were not in sight, they were hiding as he was really mad!)

He just blew his stack on finding the references to 'discreditable' reads and the contents of some of the personal folders."

Then from Xenu Directory Net:

November 1984

CLEARWATER—Possibly the highest-ranking, most influential Scientologist to defect from the Clearwater-based, international sect has sued Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard for more than $225 million.

Citing physical abuse, the intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and the violation of his civil rights, Howard D. "Homer" Schomer, the 49-year-old former treasury secretary of the sect's Author Services Inc. branch, is demanding a jury trial and damages of $226,528,200. Schomer's claims, if proved true, offer a dark view of the inner workings of an arm of the most visible yet secretive of the world's "new religions."

Schomer's suit alleges that he, having voiced reservations about Hubbard's true aims and those of his myriad of organizations, was subjected to intense interrogations for hours at a time, denied food and water, accused of stealing money and being an FBI or CIA agent, spat upon, threatened with bodily harm, locked up under guard and told he would be "falsely thrown in jail."

Schomer fled the sect in December 1982, and went into seclusion before filing his suit on Oct. 25. "I was frightened because I didn't know what was happening and terrified of what they could do," Schomer said during an interview Friday. "I was threatened with injury and with going to court because they said they would bring false witness against me.

"And it still terrifies me what they can do to me, and that's why I didn't come forward sooner. But I 
realized that eventually I had to do something, so I came out in the open

And then, possibly the most damning from Monday, 23 April 1951 (UPI) Los Angeles:

The wife of L. Ron Hubbard, 40, founder of the Dianetics Mental Health Movement, filed suit for divorce today, charging he is suffering from a mental ailment.

Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25, said "competent medical advisers" had examined her 40-year-old husband and concluded he was "hopelessly insane" and should be placed in a private sanitarium for "psychiatric observation."

She said doctors told her her husband was suffering from a mental ailment "known as paranoid schizophrenia."

Mrs. Hubbard also charged he subjected her to "systematic torture" by beating and strangling her and, denying her sleep.

Her suit said Hubbard once told her he didn't want to be married and suggested that if she really loved him, she would kill herself because a divorce would "hurt his reputation"

Mrs. Hubbard described her husband's Dianetics research foundation as his "alter ego" and said the institution did more than $1,000,000 business last year.

When informed of the doctors' recommendation that he be placed in a mental institution, Hubbard took their 13-month-old daughter, Alexis, from Mrs. Hubbard's apartment and went into hiding, the suit charged.

The wife also said Hubbard told her he was unmarried when they were wed Aug. 20, 1946, at Chestertown,
Md., but it was not until December, 1947, that he divorced a former wife, Mrs. Margaret Grubb Hubbard, at Port Orchard, Wash.

Mrs. Hubbard asked $500,000 damages to compensate for the loss of "the golden years of a woman's life" and annulment of their marriage if the court finds she never was legally married to the Dianetics founder.

How do Scientologists get away with violent actions?  First, they help get local officials elected, and they attack local officials that are against them.  Second, in many cities where there is a large Scientology population, they are actually a large employer of off duty police officers as "security officers".  Take a look at the short video below.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Sexual Abuse Permitted in Scientology

There have been more than dozens of cases of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Abuse of Children in Scientology that were never reported to officials or if they were reported, not until years later.  The reason is, in order to keep the dark side of Scientology out of the public eye, Scientologists may not take their legal differences, or even criminal complaints outside of the church but must handle them internally through mediation.  Also there is this.  Scientology ethics always assumes that if something bad happens to you, that you are responsible for pulling it in on yourself.

Then there is the policy of 1st of September 1965 entitled “Ethics Protection” written by Hubbard in which he says:

When people do start reporting a staff member with a high statistic, what you investigate is the person who turned in the report. In an ancient army a particularly brave deed was recognized by an award of the title of Kha-Khan. It was not a rank. The person remained what he was, BUT he was entitled to be forgiven the death penalty ten times in case in the future he did anything wrong. That was a Kha-Khan. That’s what producing, high-statistic staff members are – Kha-Khans. They can get away with murder without a blink from Ethics…. And Ethics must recognize a Kha-Khan when it sees one – and tear up the bad report chits on the person with a yawn.

This policy not only pertains to staff with high statistics, but public Scientologists as well, as long as they are big producers (bringing in lots of money).  Hubbard also said that he did not care what his staff members did as long as they were “ up-stats” (helped make money) for Scientology and implies that staff can get away with murder in a blink of the eye, and not to bother him with details.

Examples of these policies are rampant and I will only give you a few of them here.  

First is the story of the late Alexander Jentzsch, the son of Scientology president Heber Jentzsch.  From the Scientology Cult website:

In Scientology Inc., the reputation of David Miscavige comes before all else. Which was also seen in the tragic loss of Lisa McPherson who, while she lay dying, was driven to a hospital 45 minutes away — no doubt to put some distance between her and the Flag Land Base where she had been neglected, while Morton Plant Hospital was only blocks away in the other direction. But of course putting PR first is just another way of saying "cover up."

And on that theme, Alexander had already fallen into a well-worn groove. Behold, Alexander Jentzsch was the victim of a child predator inside the Church of Scientology when he was 12 years old. The incident was covered up the Church of Scientology executives and neither the boy's father nor mother were ever told about it by the Church. Yet you can bet David Miscavige KNEW ALL ABOUT IT. He receives info on ALL potential legal liabilities. Karen only found out on July 2010 when multiple former executives from the area where Alexander was working contacted Karen and told her what had happened to her son. Here's what they said:

Witness #1:

"I was a member of the Sea Organization from August 1989 till August 2007. It was when I worked in the Office of Special Affairs Flag Land Base, that I learned about the rape of Alexander Jentzsch, then a 12 or 13 years son of Karen De La Carriere and Heber Jentzsch. I started working in OSA in January 1997 and it was during that year when I learned about the rape through my then co-worker Annie Mora, who had been
assigned to keep an eye on Alexander from the point of time he was received at the Flag Land Base.

The rape incident involved a female FSO Dept 5 staff Marie Warren, seducing Alex to have sex with her in one of the crew berthing apartments. Once this incident became known by Annie Mora she was executing the immediate handling which included making sure the knowledge of the rape isn't  spreading not only inside the church but to the outside; it would have been devastating to the image of the church to have this crime become general knowledge. Another action was to transfer Alexander and Marie out of Florida to California to help cover it up from the Authorities. Needless to say Alexander´s rape was a huge flap and would be the kind of incident OSA staff would automatically deal with, hence my knowledge of it."

A Scientologist by the name of Donald Anthony Strawn, also known as Tony Strawn, was convicted in 1995 to thirty years in prison for sexually molesting two girls, ages 11 and 13. The children were in his custodial care at the time. Scientology directed (under threat of expulsion) that the mother not report the incident to the proper authorities, because the church could "handle" his "aberration".

Astra Woodcraft from Ex Scientology Kids said:

I was 13 years old. I think I was 13. Everyone had beer and got drunk. I think the first night or the second night I was up there, I was sitting next to him and I had had a few beers and so had he. And so had  everyone else. And he put his hand down my shirt and down my bra and started feeling me. And really scared me and I asked my friend later, I said, "What's Wally [Hanks] doing? Why did he do this?" And she said, "Oh. Don't worry. He just does that with the girls. That's just what he does but don't worry about it."

And along this line, Adeline Dodd-Bova said:

"These were the children of dedicated Scientologists. Students' files revealed previous teachers' statements of incidents of physical and sexual abuse. All of these cases were reported to the principal. The reports were "handled" by Scientology alone. Teachers dared not report these crimes on their own outside the school for fear of losing their jobs."

Yolanda Howell wrote:

One little baby I knew in the Sea Org got herpes during a Cadet Org epidemic. A 14 year old girl disclosed to me how she and a few other little girls were leaving the Cadet Org in the daytime and performing sexual services for one of the girl's uncles in exchange for money. A man who worked in the Cadet Org admitted he was sexually molesting the children. Although these incidents were written up, as far as I know they were never "handled".

And finally the statement of Tommy Gorman:

It was around 2001, beginning in May when I decided to go see my friend Jennifer Stewart, because she was still on staff at the Mountain View Org. My mother asked “Tommy, have you talked to your friend Jennifer lately?” I said “No”. I thought about it and thought, hey I should call her. I called her home and her mother picked up the telephone and I asked if Jennifer was there. She said no, she is at Gabriel Williams’ home. Jennifer’s mother told me she would call Jennifer and tell her to call me.

Later that day I got a call from Jennifer. I was happy to be on the phone with my bud. I said, hey, can you come over tomorrow? And she said, I have to ask Gabriel, (who was also her boss at Mountain View Org). I said, no, you need to ask your mom and dad, NOT Gabriel. Jennifer said, NO, I have to ask Gabriel. So I said fine, ask him NOW. I heard Gabriel say “uhmm”, so I started to talk very loud and said, “Let Jennifer come over Gabriel.” Then Jennifer said, “Wow, Gabriel said I can come over!”

The next day I picked up Jennifer at BART ( Bay Area Rapid Transit ) at 4 pm. Jennifer looked a lot heavier, and not the same happy girl I knew. She was wearing a turtleneck. The day was kind of warm and I was confused because Jennifer had told me many times before she does not wear turtlenecks, because she hates them.

I gave Jennifer a hug and she jumped back, and I felt confused.. We then talked for hours in my car. I was joking with her about something and tapped her leg and she again recoiled from a touch. At one point I started to talk about Gabriel a lot, and then Jennifer threw up. I continued to discuss Gabriel because I knew something was very wrong. 

Whenever Gabriel’s name came up she was say everything was fine, everything was great, over and over again. I thought this was very weird. It was as if she were in a trance. I finally started yelling at her, to tell me what was going on, and I asked her if anyone had hurt her. Then she started to cry, very hard, for a very long time, and kept talking but I could not understand what she was saying. I asked her what happened, but she said, that she could not tell me.

I asked if she was wearing her turtleneck because she was trying to hide something. I finally got her to let me look under the neck area of the turtleneck. Jennifer had some mark on her neck. When I looked at it closely later on, I saw that she had a right hand mark on her neck when I was looking at her on my left side. She had a thumbprint on her neck on my right side and a couple of finger marks. I asked Jennifer if I could see her arm, and then saw a mark on her arm, she told me she also had a mark on her leg. Jennifer said, “No one will believe me, and Gabriel will kill me and my whole family.” I spent the rest of that night trying to comfort Jennifer. I asked whether Gabriel did this, she said “yes.” She finally admitted that Gabriel had raped her. It was clear to me that Gabriel had threatened Jennifer’s life and had raped her and choked her.

Gabriel was a Scientology staff member at the org in Mountain View, and because of "high production" as reflected by his "statistics," meant that he made Scientology a lot of money. Because of this he was considered by Scientology policy, written by L Ron Hubbard, to be "above the law." This policy is called the “Kha Khan” Policy.

I knew the policy. And I knew that it would be a problem to report this to Scientology because they would protect him, because of his worth to Scientology, and that is exactly what they did. L Ron Hubbard’s policy states that SP’s (enemies of Scientology) always spread false and alarming rumors about up-stats, (high income producers). Hubbard directs staff to investigate any individual who reports or tells, on an “up-stat”.

There is no room in our society for a "church" to have a policy that "it's ok for you to do anything you wan't to people, especially women and children, as long as your stats are up and it doesn't get around".  Scientology still practices this.  Please see the video below.