Friday, October 22, 2010

Narconon Rehab Called Front for Scientology

This is a must-read. The Plaintiff is known to me and I applaud him for getting an attorney to take his case! Kudos much thanks to John P. Hannon II, Esq.of Capitola, CA.

Narconon Rehab Called Front for Scientology
Courthouse News Service Thursday, October 21, 2010Last Update: 2:18 PM PT
Here is the complaint:

Rant - Sheriff Baca says "Yes to Scientology"

Gotta love this writer, lol!

Rant - Sheriff Baca says "Yes to Scientology"

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A Big Win for Australia and Critics of all Cults. Scientology and the Australian Senate Inquiry Report.

Kudos to Senator Xenophon, members of the Australia Senate Economics Legislation Committee, Today/Tonight Show and reporter Brian Seymour along with all those brave souls who spoke up about the dangers of Scientology and similar cults.

This is a big win today:

Today Tonight - Australian Senate Inquiry Release Special

Today Tonight - Australian Senate Inquiry Release Special - 2010-09-07 from Zhent on Vimeo.

Full Report: Australia Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010 Authored by: Australia Senate Economics Legislation Committee
Additional Information & documents Tax Laws Amendment(Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010

Now if we could get the US to do likewise

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Whats wrong with this picture? Scientology Fakes another Photo

I received this promotional piece in the mail and was struck by the obvious alterations in the photo ( see far right)and the fact that the woman holding up her award certificate- OT VIII ( a top level that is supposed to bring about 'cause over life')is wearing eye glasses.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Digg It!! CCHR Loses Charity Status in NZ

ODIT News On 21 May 2010, CCHR/NZ (Scientology's front group: Citizens Commission on Human Rights, New Zealand) was denied charitable status by the Charities Commission in New Zealand.

54. The Applicant's barrister has also submitted that the Commission is "discriminating against CCHR and/or its founders, or organisers on the basis of their imputed opinions and on the basis of their religious views of ethical views". He notes that the Applicant has been linked to the Church of Scientology in the press and the Commission's decision to withhold charitable status from the Applicant has coincided with targeting of the Church in the media,..

read on for more and DIGG It!
ODIT/UNews: CCHR Loses Charity Status in NZ [pdf]#c3774955385694649903

Monday, June 14, 2010

Church of Scientology - No Kids Allowed

So glad to see this series come out.

AOL NEWS: Former Scientologists Claim Church Forced Them to Have Abortions
Michelle Ruiz, Contributor

Former Scientologists Claim Church Forced Abortions

(June 14) -- The Church of Scientology is denying allegations levied by dozens of former members of its highest order, the Sea Org, who say the church forced them to have abortions because having children would interfere with their religious mission.

An in-depth report by the St. Petersburg Times cites several women who have filed federal lawsuits against the church, claiming they were ordered to abort their children as teenagers and young women or be shunned by the church, facing hard labor or alienation from their husbands.

"The policy was if a staff member became pregnant, that they were to have an abortion," former Sea Org member Claire Headley, 35, told the newspaper.

Former Scientologists Claim Church Forced Them to Have Abortions

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Scarlett Hanna- report done by A Current Affair Australia

A must see.

"Today Tonight's Bryan Seymour speaks directly to Scarlett on channel 7
(video box to the right select 'scientology head'

A Current Affair's report features mostly the Lateline report footage, but includes ACA speaking to Steve Cannane about his interview with Scarlett." Tub3dYou — May 19, 2010 —

Sheila Huber, former longtime scientology staff member was a church Nanny for 3 years and is interviewed about the conditions, the oppression and why she is speaking out.

Former Scientologist Amy Scobee interviewed on Lateline (air date: 5-19-10)

Kudos to Amy Scobee for speaking up about how Scientology treated the matter when she was raped at age 14 by an adult staff member of the church's Sea Org.

Carmen Rainer Scientology Abuse Interview on ABC Lateline (air date: 5-19-10)

Carmen is a brave girl and I hope all goes well for her. Thank you for speaking up, Carmen & mom.

Calling Scientology "TOXIC", Scarlett Hanna speaks up about her life in the cult

Video: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast: 18/05/2010
Reporter: Steve Cannane, doing another excellent job exposing Scientology

Scarlette Hanna, the daughter of the president of the Church of Scientology in Australia, has "spoken out against the organisation, describing it as toxic and accusing the church of tearing some families apart."

Scarlette Hanna is the daughter of Vicki Dunstan, the president of the church in Australia. Her father, Mark Hanna, is a former director of public affairs.

As well, Sheila Huber, former long time member, explains what it was like to have been the church's Nanny for the many many children of staff members and how bad the conditions were.

What you will hear are true stories of abuse and neglect of children. Both these women deserve kudos for stepping up to the plate and speaking up despite the potential for repercussions. Much thanks to ABC and Steve Cannane.

You can see Vicki Dunstan here finally admitting that Scientology was connected to several Sydney murdered parishoners.

Mark Hanna can be found on this recent video assaulting protesters: Husband of Scientology's Australian President Assaults Protesters

Things are falling apart for her Scienbtologist parents, and that might not be a bad thing if they wake up soon enough.
Hopefully Scarlett's brave andd well stated report on TV will wake them up.

Strategy for Anonymous vs Scientology

This is a brilliant video worthy of repeat viewing. Inspiring, truely. Thank you to whoever created it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The IRS Beaten into Submission by Scientology

This is one of the best videos ever made in exposing scientology!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More Names Of Ex Scientologists For The Big List

Big List Of Ex Scientologists Who Have Spoken Out "was commenced on 26 June 2009. In the last day, 11 April 2010, the list has exceeded 1000 names."

Here are 6 more names of ex scientologists who hailed from NY. These people sued the church of Scientology. That's the ultimate speaking out in my book. I will continue to add to this as I locate court cases across the country so that their names can be added.

Court: New York Civil Supreme
Index Number: 007617/1986
Case Type: Other Torts
Filed 04/16/1986
SETTLED $5,250.00 12/03/1986

Court: New York Civil Supreme
Index Number: 001133/1989
Case Type: Other Tort Commercial
Filed 1989 & 11/26/1990
Settled 05/25/1992 Supreme Trial Other Final Disp. (Pre-Note)

Court: Queens Civil Supreme
Index Number: 017283/1991
Case Type: Negligence
Filed 12/03/1991
Settled 07/14/1994 Supreme Trial Settled Before Trial

Court: New York County Civil Court
Index Number: CV-021594-99/NY
Case Type: Civil
Filed 07/09/1999
Settled 08/03/1999 09:30 AM Motion Withdrawn

Court: New York Civil Supreme
Index Number: 012076/1981
Case Type: Medical/Podiatric Malpractice
Track: Unknown
Filed: 11/19/1985
Settled 09/17/1991

"The Big List includes only former members who have spoken out against the Church of Scientology's crimes and abuses in their own names, not using a pseudonym. The list includes people who still consider themselves Scientologists and people who do not. Many of the people named spoke out first years, even decades, ago. Many others spoke out for the first time in the last few weeks and months. Every person on the list has given a great gift to others. Together, their voices cannot ever be silenced.

To those who are still in: realize that all of these people have left, and you can too. There are thousands more who left, and have not come forward to tell their story yet. And there are also hundreds more who have spoken out, but who did not want their names known. We hope that the courage of those named here empowers more people to come forward with their stories of abuse, and ultimately prevents such abuses from ever taking place again. "

Join in. Speak up. Expose Scientology.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

FAIR USE CLIP: Tory in Scientology

Mark Bunker of XENUTV posted this:
FAIR USE CLIP: Tory in Scientology
XENUTV — April 06, 2010 — FAIR USE CLIP. This brief excerpt from a much longer Scientology promotional video features critic Tory Christman when she was still in Scientology on OTVII. She was promoting the release of The New OT 5 Rundowns in 1990.

Here is Tory today :)
Scientologists Leaving - Things to Consider

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Scientology - The Soul Catchers

This is why we protest Scientology:

Repost from: From: Ackerland2 | April 10, 2010

2010-03-31 Die Seelenfänger - The Soul Catchers

This is the documentary broadcasted by the Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk (Southwest German Broadcaster) in connection with the forerun ARD-movie "Bis nichts mehr bleibt" (Until Nothing is Left) as well as the talk show "tough but fair" (firm but fair) on the subject of Scientology. Heiner von Rönn and Markus S. tell how their families have been destroyed by Scientology. Moreover, a camera team is travelling with Markus to the USA to reconstruct the suffering of the late Uwe S, who died from multiple sclerosis. With English subtitles

Scientology : The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power

Scientology : The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power
R Behar - Time, May, 1991
"This famous article critical of Scientology has been the target of an organized bookburning campaign by Scientologists as detailed in the Scarff deposition. The piece was awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism, the Worth Bingham Prize and the Conscience in Media Awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

By republishing it into the digital domain of the Usenet we hope to confer a kind of
immortality on it that Scientology never does on either the perpetrators or victims of its crimes.

Please use under the fair use provision of the U.S. Copyright code.
Even as the cult of Scientology tries to destroy the truth, the truth shall be loosed over the planet forever." link

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear

Terrific read:

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear
WS Bainbridge, R Stark - SA. Sociological Analysis, 1980

Abstract: Advances a theory to explain the apparent success of
Scientology in raising its members to a superhuman level of functioning
known as "clear". It is argued that empirical evidence does not support
this claim and that the state of "clear" "is not a state of personal
development at all, but a social status conferring honor within the cult's
status system and demanding certain kinds of behavior from the person
labeled `clear'." Hubbard's social mechanisms used to establish and
defend the status of "clear" are discussed. Scientology caters to those
people who suffer from chronic unhappiness or inability to perform at the
level set for themselves. It does not solve the underlying problems; it
merely "cures the complaints by ending the person's freedom to
You can read the full 31 page article here:

Monday, April 05, 2010

Uncovering the secrets of Scientology - News

Uncovering the secrets of Scientology - News

Richard Leiby is my hero :)

Uncovering the secrets of Scientology
GW professor helped expose details of scandal, covered trial of church leaders
by Matt Rist
Senior Staff Writer Issue: 4/5/10 | News

In a sleepy beach town in the Bible Belt, a 22-year-old journalist found himself in the middle of what was then considered by some a cult - and is now known as the Church of Scientology.

That young journalist was adjunct professor Richard Leiby, one of the first to unearth religious leaders' clandestine activities during his time at The Clearwater Sun in Florida.

During his stay at the now defunct Tampa Bay-area newspaper, Leiby was sent to the nation's capital to uncover details of a wide-ranging federal probe. Church leaders were accused of trying to destroy government records that portrayed Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, in an unfavorable light.

The investigation, which resulted in the conviction of 11 high-ranking church officials - including Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue - was jumpstarted when Gerald Wolfe, one of the conspirators, was arrested in June 1977 for using a forged government identification card. After subsequent raids by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed the church had illegally procured documents ranging from files on federal judges to agency personnel data, the story of the infiltration of the federal government began to come to light.

Soon after, Leiby was sent to D.C. to cover the ensuing trial - United States v. Hubbard - which began in August 1978 after a year's worth of legal wrangling had delayed its start in federal court. For Leiby, the assignment presented a chance to hone his skills as a young journalist fresh on the scene.

"This little paper sent me to Washington to cover a major criminal conspiracy case, which was certainly a defining moment in my career," Leiby said.

Among the things he discovered over the course of his reporting were plans by leading Scientologists to take control of the Clearwater city government. Now a major center for the church, Clearwater contains Scientology's spiritual headquarters, known as Flag Land Base. But back in the 1970s, Scientology was still a nascent force in the central Florida city, much to the chagrin of then-mayor Gabriel Cazares, who quickly became an enemy of the church's leaders.

What Leiby uncovered about the Clearwater conspiracy, he said, was explosive.

"I was able to get out of the courthouse more than 40,000 documents of internal church material which laid out a very deliberate scheme to take over the city of Clearwater," Leiby said, referring to what became known as Operation Goldmine. "When I say 'take over,' I mean frame the mayor in a hit-and-run accident so that [he] would be neutralized, because he was an anti-Scientologist."

More than 30 years later, Leiby has moved on from uncovering the intricacies of criminal conspiracies to more pleasurable pursuits. In addition to being an adjunct faculty member at GW, he is a style and arts editor at the Washington Post, where he also once served as the Reliable Source columnist, bringing readers the latest D.C. gossip. But he says he remains thankful for the skills he gained as a young reporter navigating the contours of a major federal investigation.

"I was about 22 years old and it was my first reporting job and it was an intensely complicated case," said Leiby, who had just graduated from Temple University when he was sent to Washington. "You don't learn these kind of cases in journalism schools."

And he has not left his background behind. The work he has done in the past is what makes Leiby's Introduction to News Writing and Reporting class a highly enjoyable event for his students to look forward to twice a week.

"I can use my own experiences to give real-life examples," he said. He has brought in a number of guest speakers to address the class, including National Enquirer Executive Editor Barry Levine, who talked about the future of journalism.

"I think [students] need to know what they are getting into. They need to hear from people who have made this transition into new media," Leiby said.

In Leiby's course, the classroom is a newsroom, and the deadlines are real.

"I gave students an exercise in which I was President Obama giving them a news briefing and then had them write their ledes in eight minutes," Leiby said. "This is how we do it - what you're going to learn is rapid turnaround."

The fast-paced assignments have made for a class that mirrors the experience students would have as professional journalists. And they don't seem to mind. Junior Jehan Morsi said she likes the class' high speed, adding that Leiby's background makes it more interesting.

"The professor teaches class as an editor would hold a final editing edition of the paper; we're his staff, he's the head editor," she said.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Narconon Will Have to Show its Credentials - Topix

(Trois-Rivières) Like all drug rehabilitation facilities in the province of Quebec which provide room and board, Narconon Trois-Rivières will have to show its credentials in order to obtain certification from the Quebec Department of Health and Social Services [ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux], a requirement which will be compulsory beginning on July 1, 2011.

Just days after the publication of statements made by David Edgar Love, a former patient who became an employee and is now speaking out against certain methods used by the centre, the Mauricie Health and Social Services Agency [Agence de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie] said it will be keeping an eye on Narconon.

In the framework of Law 56, which provides for extending the compulsory certification of residences for the elderly to all organizations involved in drug rehabilitation, there are to be rigorous inspections to regulate and guarantee the safety and the quality of services," said Marc Lacour, director of social services.

As a result, the 14 organizations in our region will have to file an application and comply with all the requirements of the Department of Health and Social Services before July 2011. These requirements concern, in particular, the methods of intervention, the physical facilities, safety, employee training, and they might even include prohibiting affiliations to a religion or to a spiritual orientation.

It is known that Narconon has ties with with the Church of Scientology. Its methods of intervention are based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology.

Since 2001, the centre has indeed been mired in controversy more than once. The latest example is the publication of statements made by David Edgar Love, who filed complaints with the Quebec Human Rights Commission [Commission des droits de la personne] and the Quebec Labour Standards Commission [Commission des normes du travail] for harassment and threats and who took the opportunity to lift the veil on certain treatment methods.

Former employees filed complaints

About ten former employees of the Narconon Trois-Rivières centre have filed complaints with the Quebec Labour Standards Commission alleging that they were not paid for hours worked.

But according to one of these former employees, Richard Lussier, there are at least 25 people in the same situation.

"It's such a hassle, but Narconon takes advantage of defenseless people to line their pockets. I had to complain to the Labour Standards Commission to get progress on my case. I'm not looking for trouble, I just want my money. But I know that many other employees haven't complained. In all, there are more than 25 of us who haven't been paid in recent months," said Lussier.

Lussier, who had been hired as a cook, was fired last month. "Narconon owes me between $1,200 and $1,300.

"That's a lot when you have to pay your rent. I spoke out loud to get what I'm owed, because this wasn't the first time it happened, but they preferred to fire me," he said.

Mr. Lussier admits having received some pay, for example $100 every two or three weeks. "The centre gives us a little something to make us keep our traps shut, they make wonderful promises, but they never give us our full pay," he said.

Marc Bernard, director of Narconon, acknowledges that former employees have not been paid.

"I think about ten complaints have been brought against us. The recession hurt us. So we accumulated a bit of a backlog in payroll. I can assure you that these people will be paid and that it will be done as quickly as possible. We don't take this lightly," he said.

He believes, however, that these former employees panicked. "It's the system that wants this, that led them to the Labour Standards Commission.

"Yet we are constantly working to have enough money to settle our debts," said Mr. Bernard.

Narconon provides therapies which last an average of three to four months. According to Mr. Bernard, the centre receives about 35 to 40 customers every three months.

But a former employee contends that the centre receives no more than twenty people a year. Most of the clientele is from Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.

Moreover, the costs of this therapy are particularly high, more than $5,000 a month, for a total of $20,000.

"How much does the funeral of an addict cost in your opinion? More than $12,000. In addition, we have an excellent success rate here: it's between 70 and 76 per cent, while the average for other centres is 10 per cent," said Mr. Bernard.

At present, an investigation is still being conducted by the Labour Standards Commission, which refuses to reveal more about the number and the content of the current complaints.

However, spokesperson Jean-François Pelchat did not hide the fact that Narconon has a "long trail" of complaints since 2005.

"Quite a few complaints were brought by employees, but, in most cases, the files are closed, either because the centre paid the claims or because an agreement was reached, or the complaint was not accepted, or the employee withdrew," said Mr. Pelchat.

Narconon Will Have to Show its Credentials - Topix

Tuesday, February 16, 2010



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Monday, February 15, 2010

Catholic Online writes 'Ex-Scientologists Speak Out at LA Press Conference'

So glad the Catholic Online is reporting on this travesty. These are very powerful victim testimonies.
The disregard for life itself is at the heart of what Scientology is doing to it's staff members.

The injustice toward children is horrendous. On the internet, there are many other testmonies by adults who were raised in scientology, many of whom worked for the church like those who spoke up at the conference.

The Catholic Online reaches thousands of readers per day. With their thoughts and prayers in unison with others of all faiths who speak up about these injustices, may these people be protected from harassment by this cult.

There is power in numbers. May more speak up and may the conditions described cease with the help of the Lord and the voice of the caring.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Scientology's Nightmare - Ex-Scientologists tell their stories

Scientology - it's worse than you think.

Ex-Scientologists tell their stories at the Anonymous Megaraid in Hollywood, Feb 12, 2010. ScilonTV provided the video direct from updtreaming it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Scientology and McCarthyism or How It Tries to Control Hollywood - Part 1

I came across something the other day that reminded me of how Scientology makes it's members follow the way of McCarthism when it comes to keeping each other in check. Thank God for people who speak out. That is what this post is about today.

Marc Headley, former Scientologist and author of the riviting Blown for Good – Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology posted an important, interesting and insightful bit of information over at the Why We Protest forum.

What Headley aka blownforgood posted was a snapshot of Super Scientologist & character actor Jim Meskimen's Facebook showing him warning a few select Scientologists that they "have a guy named Marc Headley" on their facebook.

I was reminded that this is how Scientology really does things to stop free speech and perpetuate Scientology's Disconnection Policy. The cult usually assigns Scientology celebrities a handler or minder if they are big stars so they don't fly the coop. In Katie Holmes case, it is Jessica Feshbach Rodrigues. For the lesser known celebs' the cult can usually rely upon the most indoctrinated of members, like Jim Meskimen, to "Keep Scientology Working" by forwarning the flock to beware of the people whom the church may consider it's enemy. It's all part of Scientology's Fair Game practice.

In this case, Meskimen messed up. He picked the wrong guy to pull this baloney on because the reply is a kind but strong reminder to Meskimen that he should stop acting like an unamerican idiot and stop poking at others friendships like big brother. Let's hope he gets the point.

Now, rumor has it that the replyer , actor Tom McCafferty,worked in the past for Scientology celebrities like Tom Cruise.His military and acting history suggests he would have made a good one. I mean, look at this guy!

What I do know is that he's a former scientologist now, a talented actor and by his reply, well, he seems like he 'ain't afraid of nothin'. You can't beat that combination.