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Civil Rights Complaint – July 4th, 2015

This is my complaint that I filed with Florida Civil Rights Commission. This forms the basis of how I began political activism to fulfill my obligation both as a father and US citizen.Unfortunately the Commission felt what I was requesting was beyond the scope of what they were legislated to deal with and suggested I contact the Department of Justice and/or file a lawsuit in the courts instead. Not only did I do this but I also filed a complaint with Florida’s Attorney General pointing out the fraud being committed by Scientology on their website and filed a complaint with DOJ. In each case I was told something similar and suggested the best way for me to get justice was to go through the courts. Therefore this is exactly what I am in the process of doing and I have been interviewing potential lawyers to do just that.
Meanwhile I feel the complaints I have written up may provide readers some deep insights as to the fraudulent nature of this group and the way they use mind control.

I begin with my first complaint to Florida Civil Rights Commission and then what follows is the Fraud complaint to Attorney Generals Office and The Complaint to DOJ.

In accordance with the Florida Civil Rights Act in section 760 of Florida Statutes there is an obligation of the state of Florida to protect the interests of personal dignity and secure individuals against domestic strife and unrest. The statute requires the State to promote the interests, rights and privileges of individuals and is to be liberally construed to further general purposes.

The Florida Civil Rights Act establishes and gives power to a Human Relations Commission to ensure fair treatment and mutual understanding and respect among all members of all economic, social, racial and religious groups to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious groups and their members.

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke

The events you are about to read about shares how the Church of Scientology located in Clearwater, Florida ripped my family and me apart because of extreme coercion and religious intolerance. This abuse continues today. The Church of Scientology through their deliberate actions, have abused my civil and constitutional rights. The Church of Scientology has continued to involuntarily force their members to submit to unconscionable tactics that create domestic strife and unrest. In addition the Church of Scientology actively interferes with my interstate trade and the practice of my religious beliefs. Therefore I file this complaint and ask for remedial action from the commission on my behalf to protect my rights of fair treatment and respect to eliminate the discrimination and antagonism created by The Church of Scientology to my family and me.

Due to the events that I am about to relate, I ask Florida’s Human Relations Commission to intervene to end this discrimination to protect my family’s interests of personal dignity and secure us against domestic strife and unrest, to ensure fair treatment and mutual understanding and respect and to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between these religious groups and their members.
I request the Commission assess penalties and order damages be paid by the offenders Cara Golashseky and others individually and collectively along with the Church of Scientology in accordance with state law.

The Facts:

On April 6,2015 I received at home, a Federal Express letter from Cara Golashseky Justice Chief of the Church of Scientology dated April 3, 2015, informing me that I have been found demonstrably guilty of Suppressive Acts according to The Church of Scientology. The letter gave no information as to when this occurred, who made this determination, or what the facts were of what I was accused of. This notice provided no information as to why I was not notified of whatever process had taken place to make this determination and nor why I wasn’t given the right to confront my accusers and provide evidence on my own behalf. (Exhibit A). This notice also said that Cara Golashseky was the only person at Scientology I was permitted to communicate with about this.

Reading Cara Golashseky’s 3 April letter I was stunned and went into a state of shock. I hadn’t a clue as to what these findings were about. I had not been involved with the organization for some 35 years and had purposely distanced myself from them due to many disturbing elements I had seen.

Attached to this letter was a document called HCO policy letter of 7 March 1965RC re-issued 13 March 2013 entitled Suppressive Acts Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists. (Exhibit B).

In this policy letter it defined suppressive acts as acts which are clearly covert or overt acts knowingly calculated to reduce or destroy the influence activities of Scientology or prevent case gains or continued Scientology success and activity on the part of a Scientologist.

In Cara Golashseky’s 3 April letter it said “Additionally highlighted are the suppressive acts you were found demonstrably guilty of.” It highlighted six general items without any specifics that gave me zero information to what they were talking about. On May 1st 2015 I sent them a letter requesting information as to what exactly they accusing me of, who made the allegations and when, where and by whom was an adjudication made on them and why I was never informed of any of it!(Exhibit C) I sent them two more requests and these were also ignored. I even requested a hearing they call a Committee of Evidence hearing to have an opportunity to address whatever accusations they were making and this too was ignored.(Exhibits D and E)

A few hours later on April 6th I received a call from my daughter Spring song. She was actively involved in Scientology and whom I had a loving relationship with. Just a few months back I was at her wedding in San Francisco to celebrate this joyous occasion and as always we all had a wonderful time.
I have always supported my daughter’s decision to be involved with Scientology if this is what made her happy. I never shared any negative opinion with her on the subject.

In our phone conversation my daughter informed me that she had just found out about my Declare Order of being labeled a Suppressive by the Church of Scientology. Because of this she said she would have to disconnect from me as otherwise she would be labeled as what Scientology calls a PTS, a potential trouble source. If she was then labeled a PTS she would not be allowed to continue taking classes at the Church of Scientology or able to receive their counseling which is called “auditing”. If she didn’t obey the Church’s disconnect order it would also place her in a situation to ruin her marriage, business and friendships as they were all with other Scientologists.

My daughter never voluntarily agreed to these types of abusive control, as the Church does not disclose how they do this. No notice was given her or other members when they joined that if anyone disagreed with ANYTHING the Church says or does, you may be asked to disconnect from a parent, spouse, employer or child.

What is most disconcerting if the ongoing fraud they commit to lure their members into submission where the Church of Scientology publicly denies that they ask its members to disconnect. (See Going Clear movie and interview with their senior executive Tommy Davis who states this)

My daughter’s world revolves around a Scientology based community. This is how and where her mother raised her and even though I was not a Scientologist we had a great relationship and never had any problems about her participation in the Church of Scientology. Yet now, if she didn’t disconnect from me as they demanded she would became labeled PTS which would lead to the heartbreak of divorcing her new husband, a devastating loss of a chance to have a child, the horrendous pain of never seeing or speaking to her mother again, the abandonment of all her friends and the loss of 80% of her small business revenues. Why? Because it was Scientology‘s belief they can violate human rights to tear families apart and deny our constitutional rights!

Please consider how coercive this destructive and abusive orders of Church of Scientology’s are: if my daughter remains connected to me the Church of Scientology would label her a PTS. As a PTS she is not allowed to continue her training and auditing there. She would also have to disconnect from her two brothers in Florida who were connected to me despite their never being in Scientology because another part of their prejudicial Suppressive Acts policy says “ adherence to a person or group pronounced a Suppressive Person or Group by HCO (HCO is Hubbard Communication Office) is considered a suppressive act”!

The Church of Scientology’s civil right violations of the go even further. Their policy says: “a failure to disavow or disconnect or be at the hire of anti-Scientology groups or persons is also a suppressive act.”

Now they violated free association and free trade through their intolerance! The Church of Scientology justice procedure interferes with the free rights of association. Please consider what would happen if they decide to declare a suppressive person a member of a zoning board who didn’t approve their request or the President of the United States or the Pope because they watched the movie or read the book Going Clear! For like myself none of these people are Scientologists but in each case the Church of Scientology suppressive declare order would create chaos for society through their unchecked use of this abusive power hiding under first amendment rights.

Unfortunately the Church of Scientology horrific disconnection policies have done similar damage to thousands of other families who are being disaffected from each other because of these Hitler-like actions. Surely this is not something the State of Florida wants to condone to set a precedence of being a hotbed of religious terrorism.

Before hanging up the phone for the last time with my daughter I told her I had no advance warning of any of this nor was ever given an opportunity to face my accusers, challenge evidence or supply my own. Hearing this she became more upset and promised to do anything she could to get this corrected. Nevertheless she had too much to risk and would be disconnecting from me. I have not talked to her since, as she hasn’t taken by calls, emails or texts.

Over the next three months I wrote four letters requesting information from the Church of Scientology as to the details of their accusations. In my final letter I asked to exercise my right according to the Church of Scientology policy sent me, to call a hearing in their Church to have this reversed. I have never had any communication from the Church of Scientology to provide me this information or explain to me why I couldn’t have a hearing or get the information.

The vast reach of Scientology’s HCO PL Suppressive Acts is ominous and destructive to the rights, privileges and ability to freely express, associate or conduct commerce freely. The policy sets aside all rights and values on which this country was founded. This policy, if left in tact, goes beyond a mere shunning of members who are ostracized, it reaches into the very texture of society creating a class of second class citizens similar to what the Nazis did to the Jews when they targeted them as enemies of the state because of their religious beliefs. Scientology calls it a suppressive act to have any involvement in any group that is divergent from the Church of Scientology. This literally means that anyone who watched the HBO special Going Clear; Scientology, Hollywood and The Prison of Belief or read the book of the same name it was based on or was involved with HBO or Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright or any of the newspapers, television stations or anyone else involved in this project, could be declared suppressive and subject to loss of business and relationships because of their intolerance. This brings me to the next point.

In Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 Conspiracy Against Rights this statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).

Fact 1: I am not now and have not been a member of the Church of Scientology for 35 years. When I was there was no policy of disconnection and had there been I would have left instantly and never promoted it to others.

Fact 2: The Church of Scientology is discriminating against me because of my religious beliefs. Their actions have created strife and unrest in my family.. My relationship with my daughter Spring is being held hostage as she is threatened with dire consequences she never voluntarily agreed to if she sees or speaks to me. They are also interfering with my rights for freedom of association and the ability to conduct interstate trade with anyone under their powers.

Fact 3: I am a registered minister with Universal Brotherhood Movement and have a business that helps people improve their lives. I utilize a wide variety of techniques in my ministry based on mediation, yoga, A Course in Miracles, Quantum and Formative Psychology, Bioenergetics, psychoneuro immunology and Transpersonal Hypnosis amongst many others. These are shared through an online program I created called The 7 Keys For Attention Development and Emotional Wellness. I have also established an entity that offers training based on my 44 years of research and development called the Florida Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

My ordination declared, “I hereby dedicate my life to the brotherhood of mankind.”My ministry, through ordination by Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc., allows me to reach out and touch the Earth and her inhabitants with love, compassion and responsibility. This is what I have been doing for over for the past twenty plus years. Yet with these impositions placed on me by the Church of Scientology I am not only prevented from sharing this with my daughter but with any and all other who are Scientologists or working with or associated with ANY Scientologist as to do so would jeopardize their personal and business relationships. The Church of Scientology’s draconian policies and Nazi like control of their parishioners extends itself into society to create tentacles, which strangle the very lifeblood of our civil and constitutional rights preventing.

In Reynolds v. United States (1878) the Supreme Court declared “It may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the amendment thus secured. Congress was deprived of all legislative power over mere [religious] opinion, but was left free to reach [only those religious] actions which were in violation of social duties or subversive of good order.”

“When any government or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects “This you may not read, this you may not see, this you are forbidden to know< the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives” Robert A. Heinlein Certainly protecting the right of free speech and maintenance of the rights of personal and family privacy is social duty and an essential part of the good order of our country. The sacrosanct nature of a family and its ability to have free and unencumbered speech to maintain relationships is essential to good order and promote the interests, rights and privileges of individuals. The ability to have free trade and commerce is also vital to the endurance of a free society. Yet the Church of Scientology asks all its members to first check the religious, philosophical and political beliefs of anyone they interact with or suffer the consequence of social, business and family destruction because someone they speak with has contrary thoughts or opinions concerning any aspect of the Church or its founder L. Ron Hubbard. The very strength that makes our country great is our freedom of speech and being able to openly discuss and debate facts and opinions to be able to make informed decisions. Open discussion and questioning, is part of the process of free men making free choices and being educated. To do otherwise is endorse brainwashing. Allowing the Church of Scientology to subvert the good order and violate the social duties of being an informed citizen prevents citizens from discussing what many have discovered as lies and fraudulent representations that Hubbard has repeated told and proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, acts to support the their continual fraud to all members of the Church while damaging the rights of every non-Scientologist that may be in association with them,Can you imagine if the Catholic Church used this same policy and sent millions of Suppressive Orders to anyone who criticized the Catholic Church? This could destroy the fabric of families in this country and around the world. This would be equal to allowing the Catholic priests who were sexually abusing children never to be brought to justice as those making the accusations would have been threatened with being denied their salvation as the Catholic Church tried to shield itself from these accusations for it was part of their Church doctrine to handle this themselves! If this practice of The Church of Scientology is left intact it sets a precedent for religious fanaticism to thrive and prosper as if an alien nation within our borders operating with immunity performing various levels of terrorist attacks on society. Please consider U.S. v Kuch 288 F Sup. 439 (1968): "Those who seek constitutional protections for their participation in an establishment of religion and freedom to practice its beliefs must not be permitted the special freedoms this special sanctuary may provide merely by adopting religious nomenclature and cynically using it as a shield to protect them when participating in anti social conduct that otherwise stands condemned." In the United States, the Church of Scientology has argued in court that disconnection is a constitutionally protected religious practice. However, this argument must be rejected because this possibility is not made clear when joining and the pressure later put on individual Scientologists to disconnect means it is not voluntary. Church members are not told of the Church’s disconnection policy with any disclosure when signing up for classes or counseling. This should be transparent and not hidden. In fact as can be seen in the recent HBO documentary of “Going Clear; Scientology The Prison of Belief” the Church of Scientology representative Tommy Davis lied on camera and said the Church did not have a disconnection policy! This should not be surprising considering how the Church had nine of its members found guilty of espionage and infiltration of many government agencies, which included the wife of Scientology’s Founder who it has been said was following her husband’s orders. And who can forget when the Church of Scientology’s legal and investigative arm, the Guardian Office, framed an author who wrote an unflattering book about The Church of Scientology by falsely accusing the author of sending bomb threats to the church. The author, Paulette Cooper, was indicted in 1973 because of The Church of Scientology lies. Thankfully she was fully exonerated when the FBI raided Scientology offices and discovered this plot against her in 1977. This is their mentality, to set themselves above the law to violate anyone’s constitutional rights necessary to achieve their goals. It’s important to understand that the Church of Scientology is run like a business and not a church. There is no worship or faith in God. These are important distinctions to make and encourage one to wonder why they were ever given protection as a religion. Instead they have salesman called registrars that sell their “levels” of self improvement to it’s members which will cost between $100,000 to $250,000 or more per person to climb their imaginary ladder to freedom, a freedom they control. These are not voluntary contributions but mandatory or else you are not permitted to go to the levels where you are “set free”. Registrars are rated each week according to their sales made and are compensated accordingly. Registrars are under huge pressures to do more and more each week and if they do not reach their quotas they can be penalized and punished. Yet never in this sale’s process from when you start or for years to come, does their consumer, now calling themselves a Scientologist, get informed of their disconnection policy and the possibility of what can happen if they speak to the wrong person or even read or watch a video critical of the Church. Why are there no safeguards in this process to provide transparency to what can be the largest financial transaction of a person’s life? Doesn’t the state have a mandate to protect its citizens to help ensure they are protected from fraud or misrepresentation? Why isn’t the person buying these levels openly agreeing to The Church of Scientology disconnection policies because they are made transparent and not hidden? In all financial transactions today, whether it be getting a mortgage, a car loan or even signing up for something online, there are mandatory terms and condition someone is asked to read and agree to. Why not in this instance? The state and federal government have mandated this in all major financial transactions to ensure clarity for purchasers to know what they are getting into BEFORE they sign on the doted line and commit themselves to a transaction. Why should it be any different for the Church of Scientology members who are often asked to give their life savings and borrow whatever money they can to pay the costs of going up the Church’s “levels.” Surely transparency is vital to protect our citizens from being taken advantage of. Please consider this fully and imagine discovering you are ordered to divorce your spouse, abandon your children or be forced to leave your job many years later while going up these “levels” after you have placed all your money and hopes into the Church of Scientology. You have become so invested you are coerced to follow their orders as these outside pressure are intolerable. Also consider California appellate court, 2nd district, 7th division, Wollersheim v. "Church" of Scientology of California, Civ. No. B023193 Cal. Super. (1986): During trial, Wollersheim's experts testified Scientology's "auditing" and "disconnect" practices constituted "brainwashing" and "thought reform" akin to what the Chinese and North Koreans practiced on American prisoners of war." "A religious practice which takes place in the context of this level of coercion has less religious value than one the recipient engages in voluntarily. Even more significantly, it poses a greater threat to society to have coerced religious practices inflicted on its citizens." 'Church' practices conducted in a coercive environment are not qualified to be voluntary religious practices entitled to first amendment religious freedom guarantees." In the Courts conclusion it stated "We hold that the state has a compelling interest in allowing its citizens to recover for serious emotional injuries they suffer through religious practices they are coerced into accepting. Such conduct is too outrageous to be protected under the constitution and too unworthy to be privileged under the law of torts." My emotional state has suffered tremendous injury as a result of the Church’s actions. I haven’t been able to share her birthday with her nor fathers day. This has been earth shattering as I have always been a devoted father doing the best I can to keep my family together. I have never done anything to discourage my daughter from pursuing Scientology if this is what she felt was right for her. I had just returned from her wedding in San Francisco where as always we got on well. Now, since Aoril 6th,2015 my daughter won’t return my calls, texts and emails as she is afraid of the consequences if she did, knowing it would ruin her life. This possibility was never disclosed to her when she began courses there. By the way, The Church was ordered to pay Wollersheim $2.5 million dollars for their wrong doing! Please also consider California Supreme Court, United States v. Lee [455 U.S. 252,257,258 (1982)*/: "When a person is subjected to coercive persuasion [as in Scientology] without his knowledge or consent ...[he may] develop serious and sometimes irreversible physical and psychiatric disorders, up to and including schizophrenia, self-mutilation, and suicide.” With this in mind the State and federal Government have a real and present danger to protect its citizens from this abuse. To do otherwise is to grant special protection to a group that knowingly and intentionally is hiding behind a wall of religious freedom as if it is a separate country that may attack us without consequence. What sense does it make to give protection to organizations within our country that are attempting to take away the very core of our values by allowing them exemption from these laws? Who wouldn’t attempt to use the veil of religious freedom to prevent exempting taxation protect their subversive intentions? Would we allow permit jihadists hiding in a Mosque to plan a violent attack on our society or to give protection to the next generation of Nazis who create an “Aryan Church” to plot and execute the next Holocaust? Surely the Catholic Church could not hide behind the screen of religion when it sexually abused so many of its members who are children even though some priests told them it was the will of God to do what they were doing. Should we allow honor killings fro Muslims because their Holy Book says Quran- 4:15 “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four (reliable) witness from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them. Or God ordain for them some (other) way.” The Bible itself prescribes the death penalty for cursing a parent or adultery, ,is this permissible as well? Another part of Florida’s Civil Rights law is Florida Statute 760.51 Violation of Constitutional Rights. This element certainly comes into play here as it is clear that any interference, threats, intimidation or cohesion with any rights secured by State Constitution or laws may be brought under the Civil Rights Act. This includes action, which can be taken by the Attorney General. We invite the Attorney General to get actively involved as the home base where they have been given free reign to promote these vicious actions is in Clearwater Florida. Sure these types of actions do not represent the values of our government or governed. The intent of Florida Civil Rights Act is intended to protect all its citizens from discrimination and antagonism. I have been both antagonized and discriminated against as a non-Scientologist and UBM minister. Freedom of speech, association, commerce and maintaining of strong family values are what our country is founded on and our Civil Rights laws have been enacted to protect us from abuse and violation. This does not in any way limit the rights of their religious freedom but does limit its impact to only the members of its group who choose to be involved, not the innocent bystanders who pay the price in loss of consortium, commerce and family! . In the case of Bear versus the Reformed Mennonite Church (1975) Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that there are areas of paramount state concern of which maintenance of marriage and family relationships are vital. The allegations made against me also act as defamation that has caused a loss of consortium and loss of my ability for free intestate trade. Being labeled a Suppressive means that any friend, relative or associate of a Scientologist would be prohibited to purchase by goods or services or even communicate to me otherwise run the risk of losing their personal or business relationship with the Scientologist. This means that in the guise of Scientology’s’ religious freedom everyone else not a Scientologist must relinquish their freedom of speech, association, pursuit of happiness, rights to privacy and all civil rights too! Certainly this MUST be of paramount concern to the Human Relations Commission and The State of Florida to protect the interests of my personal dignity and secure my individuals rights against domestic strife and unrest. Their refusal to present to me any evidence of what it is they said I did wrong nor give me the right to face my accusers and refute their testimony is another violation of my constitutional rights. These actions are subversive to the American way of life constitutionally guaranteed. Certainly the Church is using the first amendment as a shield to protect them when participating in this anti social conduct that otherwise stands condemned. The issue presented herein to Human Relations Commission is to ensure fair treatment and mutual understanding and respect among all members of different religious and non-religious groups and to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious groups and other members of society. This is of vital concern to all citizens of our state and country. When one person's religious freedom interferes with another person's religious freedom, this is exactly what the civil rights laws were designed to eliminate. I have my rights to have my opinion and freedom and these acts by the Church of Scientology damages, intimidates and destroys the basic interest of the state to secure its citizens against discrimination and coercion. Please help me in any way you can so no American is held hostage to limit their freedom of speech and the ability to question openly without the fear of retribution or destruction of ones family or business. No-one should held hostage fearing if they exercise their constitutional right for free expression it could destroy their relationship with family, friends or business associates.

Conclusion

I have the right to be able to communicate freely and have peaceful enjoyment of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I have the right to be free from religious intolerance and free from interference with the running of my business.

I have the right for my family’s values to be respected without any member being threatened or coerced under the guise of religious freedom.

I have the right to be innocent until proven guilty of any wrong doings that may be charged against me in any organization or group based in our country and to confront my accuser and refute any evidence provided against me.

Please remember the Florida statute requires the State to promote the interests, rights and privileges of individuals and is to be liberally construed to further general purposes to ensure fair treatment and mutual understanding and respect among all members of all economic, social, racial and religious groups to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious groups and their members.

1-Please rule in my favor and intervene to end this discrimination and assess the highest possible penalties and damages allowed by law, both personal and punitive damages to be paid by the offenders Cara Golashseky and others individually and collectively along with the Church of Scientology.

2-Require the Church of Scientology to establish new policies to be immediately instituted that respects the constitutional and civil rights of all members and prospective members by full disclosure and transparency. New members should be given a form that discolses:

“By becoming a student of a course in the Church of Scientology and/or becoming a member in the Church of Scientology I will no longer be able to read any books or literature, nor talk to any friends or do Internet searches about anything that is critical of Scientology, any Scientologist or any of its practices. I realize if I violate these policies I can be expelled and declared suppressive and would be completely excluded from any and all contact with all other Scientologists when found guilty of doing any of these prohibited actions. Also I agree that the Church can find me guilty without informing me of what I was specifically accused of and by whom. I agree to give up my rights to confront my accuser or refute any charges brought against me. Further I realize that should I be expelled and declared suppressive I could be required to leave my job, break friendships, divorce my spouse or no longer see my children if they remain involved with the Church of Scientology. I sign this statement by my own free will and am of sound mind when doing so.”

3-Require the Church of Scientology to provide opportunity for any accused of any misdeed according to Church policy to be presented with any information, which has been provided to any Church that accuses them of any policy violation. They are to be given a chance to confront their accusers to ensure the opportunity to clear themselves. No hearings or decisions can be made final until fair and reasonable time and opportunity has been provided to the accused, which address all issues that may have come into question. All such persons accused of wrong doing will be considered innocent until proven guilty to ensure they remain in alignment with their constitutionally guaranteed rights.

4-Make recommendations whether or not it is in the best interest of our country to grant religious exemption to a Church that is politically motivated and subversive, attempting to squash freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of the rights to privacy and freedom of being innocent until proven guilty with the rights to a fair trail when this “Church” has no religious tenants of faith, God or worship of anyone other then the money it earns and the power it holds over others.

I attest the above is a true and accurate representation of the facts, as I know them.

Brian J Sheen_July 4 ,2015
Drbriansheen@yahoo.com


Download Civil Rights Complaint PDF File (July 4th, 2015)

Download The Original Declare or Disconnect Letter from The Church Of Scientology April 3, 2015 and the Policy They Demand Sheen Follows PDF File

Download Sheen May 1 Letter requesting info from Flag PDF File

Download Sheen May 31 2015 letter Letter Amnesty PDf File

Download Sheen April 23 letter Requesting Specific from Car at Flag PDF File

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Attorney General Complaint Re Fraudulent Advertising

Dear Attorney General Pam Bondi, July 23,2015

Please accept this complaint against the Church of Scientology for unfair and deceptive business practices which include:

1-Deceptive and misleading advertising
2- Intentional manipulation of terms and
3-Making intention omissions to prevent clear and understandable material information before entering into a transaction
4-Making retroactive changes to their policies without informing former customers or members

The FTC defined the elements of deception cases.

First, there must be a representation, omission or practice that is likely to mislead the consumer.

Second, the Commission examines the practice from the perspective of a reasonable consumer being targeted by the practice.

Finally the representation or omission must be a material one—that is one that would have changed consumer behavior.‪‬‬‬

The FTC clearly says that the key is the overall net impression.

Scientology sells itself online and in its promotional materials as a place for freedom of expression, association and justice that is the most exceptional and advanced in modern civilization. Any reasonable person reading these materials would easily concur that they abide by our constitutional rights of freedom of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet in truth they lure unsuspecting individuals into their “religion” and then isolate them from all contact from those on the “outside” by preventing discussion, questioning or online investigation by threatening you with the loss of all your friends, family members or business associates you made while being in the “Church.”

The Church of Scientology is run like a business and not a church. There is no worship or faith in God. These are important distinctions to make and encourage one to wonder why they were ever given protection as a religion. They have salesman called registrars that sell their “levels” of self improvement to it’s members which will cost between $100,000 to $250,000 or more per person to climb their imaginary ladder to freedom, a freedom they control. These are not voluntary contributions but mandatory or else you are not permitted to go to the levels where you are “set free”. Registrars are rated each week according to their sales made and are compensated accordingly. Registrars are under huge pressures to do more and more each week and if they do not reach their quotas they can be penalized and punished. Yet never in this sale’s process from when you start or for years to come, does their consumer, now calling themselves a Scientologist, get informed of their prohibitive policies and the possibility of what can happen if they speak to the wrong person or even read or watch a video critical of the Church.
What follows are examples on the Church of Scientology website how they lure people in with deceptive statements that aren’t true in regards how they operate.

1-They prominently display this quote as the Creed of Scientology as being representative of who they are and how they function.:

“That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others;

And that no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly.” – L. Ron Hubbard

They never tell you that you may not discuss, question or go online to investigate and criticize or disagree with any thing you heard or read from Hubbard’s materials or you will be declared a suppressive person (SP) and forced to disconnect from all your friends, family members or business associates you made while being in the “Church.” You are not free to talk or write about your opinions. See their detailed list of “Suppressive Acts” in their HCO Policy Letter of 7 March 1965RC reissued 13 march 2013 entitled “Suppressive Acts”

2- The Church also insists that anyone on their list of who they labeled as a Suppressive Person must be disavowed even if it’s your spouse, children, best friends or boss! This information is never disclosed and in fact presented to consumers as if it doesn’t occur. In the recent HBO documentary called “Going Clear; Scientology, Celebrity and the Prison of Beliefs, their senior executive Tommy Davis denied this policy existed and on their website they mislead readers!

Their website says:

“The term disconnection is defined as a self-determined decision made by an individual that he is not going to be connected to another. “There is no policy in Scientology that requires Church members to disconnect from anyone, let alone family and friends who simply have different beliefs. To the contrary, the moral code of Scientology mandates that Scientologists respect the religious beliefs of others. The Church encourages excellent family relationships, Scientologists or not, and family relations routinely improve with Scientology because the Scientologist learns how to increase communication and resolve any problems that may have previously existed.”

“Scientology frees people and enables them to think for themselves.”

Please see the attached Policy letter the Church sent to me when I was declared a Suppressive Person and the 3 April 2015 letter from Cara Golashesky their Justice Chief telling me “My only terminal is the International Justice Chief.” This means the only person I can talk to who is involved with Scientology in any way is her. I cannot talk to my daughter or anyone else involved with the Church OR they will also be declared! How is this encouraging excellent family relationships or helping people think for themselves? My daughter never wanted to disconnect from me. I just attended her wedding in California to another Scientologist and we all had a wonderful time.

What Scientology represents on their website is a complete and blatant LIE! My daughter, who I have always had a loving relationship with for 36 years was told to completely disconnect from me, no contact, no calls, emails,texts or letter because I was declared an SP for specific they refused to tell me or her! IF she did communicate with me in any way she would also be declared which would mean she would be forced to end her marriage, friendships and most business relationships as she lived in a Scientology community. This is emotional blackmail and coercion.

3-The website shares how “Jurisprudence exists within Scientology which is both rapid and fair” and “the sole purpose of justice in Scientology is to establish the truth of a matter and determine guilt or innocence “ and continues with “One is expected to present the truth, and knowing that the procedures are fair, this is almost exclusively what then happens. An accused has access to any reports against him and has the right to face and question his accusers.”

They Church of Scientology attempts to set themselves up as the premier protectors of personal rights and justice, while denigrating ALL other systems of justice that is not Scientology based.

Again,deception and outright lies.

I was never communicated with by The Church while they secretly reviewed me 35 years AFTER I left them! They called a hearing of individuals from the Church with the intent to declare me suppressive without first giving me a chance to have access to any of the reports, or confront my accusers and examine and cross examine whatever evidence they said they had where they alleged I violated Scientology policies.

Our constitution is clear we are innocent until proven guilty and all have a right to face our accusers, and even this I wasn’t granted. How can you dare say Scientology is the answer when your justice aligns with the those of dictators who imprison their citizens and control their every word, action and thought.

My daughter was never asked about our relationship to see if I was a positive influence or not in her life regards her Scientology? It was as if someone intentionally didn’t want to look and find out the truth as I was already condemned for alleged wrongs I committed.

How is this justice and not suppression? This is why I challenged this outrageous conduct with a Civil Rights Complaint.. It’s strange enough I withdrew from Scientology 35 years ago and found my own path always looking upon my experience in Scientology by focusing only on the good. And now as a non-Scientologist that want me to go through steps to rejoin them or else I am threatened with never being able to have contact with my daughter again!

4-When I was involved 35 years ago the Church didn’t have this practice in force and said to maintain good roads and fair weather attitudes with anyone who might be antagonistic toward what you were doing in Scientology.

In effect they retroactively changed the policy for all members and former members without any notification of any kind.

In re Gateway Learning Corp, 138 F.T.C. 443 File No. 042-3047, is an investigatory action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the Gateway Learning Corporation, that Gateway had committed both unfair and deceptive trade practices by making retroactive changes to its consumer policy without notifying them.

5-The church prominently displays this quote from L. Ron Hubbard “What is true for you is what you have observed yourself and when you lose that you have lost everything.“ Making any reasonable person believe they are all about the rights of the individual to be free to communicate anything anywhere and at anytime.

On the website this continues with more misleading statements in “Personal Integrity” by L. Ron Hubbard

Personal integrity is knowing what you know –
What you know is what you know –
And to have the courage to know and say what you have observed.

But certainly maintaining sufficient personal integrity
And sufficient personal belief and confidence in self
And courage that we can observe what we observe
And say what we have observed.
And that is integrity
And there is no other integrity.

Again deception and misleading omissions designed to hide the truth to prevent a reasonable person having clarity to make an informed decision.

How does living in paranoia that discussing conflicting views about Scientology that become outlawed if it doesn’t agree 100% with LRH? This is not altering tech, this is the process of enquiry to make tech real and true to oneself as one processes their thoughts and finds what is true for them.

The Church of Scientology uses words to deceive and defraud someone until they are in so deep that they are held captive but the potential loss of family, friends or business to then discover these were lies and things are done in completely the opposite ways.

6-On their website The Church of Scientology says it is a strong advocate of Human Rights. And in this Declaration of Human Rights states:

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

BUT they fail to tell you if however any of this opinion or information is critical of Scientology, Hubbard, his materials or anyone in the Church in ANY way, you will be declared suppressive and excommunicated!

Conclusion

All customers have the right to know material information about any transaction they are going to undertake. This information must be clearly presented and conspicuous to be understandable by the intended audience. Additionally customers may not be mislead by omitting information that a reasonable person would need to correct expectations that are alluded to with representations being made.

I believe the aforementioned facts easily meets the test for violations of Florida Statues 817.44 and Chapter 501 amongst others whereby Customers have the right to know to be presented with clear and concise information that can allow them to make an informed decision.

Therefore please take whatever action in your power to end The Church of Scientology misrepresentations omissions and practices that mislead consumers as there are many deceptions which if known would have changed consumer behavior.

I would suggest that on their websites, in their promotional materials, prominently displayed in their Church’s and a signed disclosure before signing up for any of their services individuals are given a form that discloses:

“By becoming a student of a course in the Church of Scientology and/or becoming a member in the Church of Scientology I will no longer be able to read any books or literature, nor talk to any friends or do Internet searches about anything that is critical of Scientology, any Scientologist or any of its practices. I realize if I violate these policies I can be expelled and declared suppressive and would be completely excluded from any and all contact with all other Scientologists when found guilty of doing any of these prohibited actions. Also I agree that the Church can find me guilty without informing me of what I was specifically accused of and by whom. I agree to give up my rights to confront my accuser or refute any charges brought against me. Further I realize that should I be expelled and declared suppressive I could be required to leave my job, break friendships, divorce my spouse or no longer see my children if they remain involved with the Church of Scientology. I sign this statement by my own free will and am of sound mind when doing so.”

Further I ask the Attorney General to do everything in her power to help repair the damage the Church of Scientology of has done to myself and other families due to their deceptive and illegal practices which may include emotional and punitive damages for their actions.

Brian J Sheen_

To Department of Justice Civil Rights Violation and Request for Injunctive Relief
January 7,2016

In accordance with the Florida Civil Rights Act in section 760.51 of Florida Statutes which is based on Federal Statutes of a similar
“Whenever any person, whether or not acting under color of law, interferes by threats, intimidation, or coercion, or attempts to interfere by threats, intimidation, or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any other person of rights secured by the State Constitution or laws of this state, the Attorney General may bring a civil or administrative action for damages, and for injunctive or other appropriate relief for violations of the rights secured. Any damages recovered under this section shall accrue to the injured person. The civil action shall be brought in the name of the state and may be brought on behalf of the injured person.”

This is my request To the DOJ as according to Florida Statute which is based on Federal Statutes “there is an obligation of the state of Florida to protect the interests of personal dignity and secure individuals against domestic strife and unrest. The statute requires the State to promote the interests, rights and privileges of individuals and is to be liberally construed to further general purposes.

The events you are about to read about shares how the Church of Scientology located in Clearwater, Florida has violated my constitutional rights on April 6,2015 when they without cause or provocation.
The Facts:
On April 6,2015 I received at home, a Federal Express letter from Cara Golashseky Justice Chief of the Church of Scientology dated April 3, 2015, informing me that I have been found demonstrably guilty of Suppressive Acts according to The Church of Scientology. The letter gave no information as to when this occurred, who made this determination, or what the facts were of what I was accused of. This notice provided no information as to why I was not notified of whatever process had taken place to make this determination and nor why I wasn’t given the right to confront my accusers and provide evidence on my own behalf. This notice also said that Cara Golashseky was the only person at Scientology I was permitted to communicate with about this. (Exhibit A) This is an act of intimidation and coercion to force me to be in their control.

Attached to this letter was a document called HCO policy letter of 7 March 1965RC re-issued 13 March 2013 entitled Suppressive Acts Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists. (Exhibit B).

In this policy letter it defined suppressive acts as acts which are clearly covert or overt acts knowingly calculated to reduce or destroy the influence activities of Scientology or prevent case gains or continued Scientology success and activity on the part of a Scientologist without any specifics that gave me zero information to what they were talking about. Further not one of these accusations had any merit.

A few hours later on April 6th I received a call from my daughter Springsong. She was actively involved in Scientology and whom I had a loving relationship with. Just a few months back I was at her wedding in San Francisco to celebrate this joyous occasion and as always we all had a wonderful time.
I have always supported my daughter’s decision to be involved with Scientology if this is what made her happy. I never shared any negative opinion with her on the subject.

In our phone conversation my daughter informed me that she had just found out about my Declare Order of being labeled a Suppressive by the Church of Scientology. Because of this she said she would have to disconnect from me as otherwise she would be labeled as what Scientology calls a PTS, a potential trouble source. If she was then labeled a PTS she would not be allowed to continue taking classes at the Church of Scientology or able to receive their counseling which is called “auditing”. If she didn’t obey the Church’s disconnect order it would also place her in a situation to ruin her marriage, business and friendships as they were all with other Scientologists. This is an act of intimidation and coercion to force her and myself to be in their control.

My daughter never voluntarily agreed to these types of abusive control, as the Church does not disclose how they do this. No notice was given her or other members when they joined that if anyone disagreed with ANYTHING the Church says or does, you may be asked to disconnect from a parent, spouse, employer or child.

What is most disconcerting if the ongoing fraud they commit to lure their members into submission where the Church of Scientology publicly denies that they ask its members to disconnect. (See their website and Going Clear movie and interview with their senior executive Tommy Davis who states this)

My daughter’s world revolves around a Scientology based community. This is how and where her mother raised her and even though I was not a Scientologist we had a great relationship and never had any problems about her participation in the Church of Scientology. Yet now, if she didn’t disconnect from me as they demanded she would became labeled PTS which would lead to the heartbreak of divorcing her new husband, a devastating loss of a chance to have a child, the horrendous pain of never seeing or speaking to her mother again, the abandonment of all her friends and the loss of 80% of her small business revenues. Why? Because it was Scientology‘s belief they can violate human rights to tear families apart and deny our constitutional rights!

Please consider how coercive this destructive and abusive orders of Church of Scientology’s are: if my daughter remains connected to me the Church of Scientology would label her a PTS. As a PTS she is not allowed to continue her training and auditing there. She would also have to disconnect from her two brothers in Florida who were connected to me despite their never being in Scientology because another part of their prejudicial Suppressive Acts policy says “ adherence to a person or group pronounced a Suppressive Person or Group by HCO (HCO is Hubbard Communication Office) is considered a suppressive act”!

The Church of Scientology’s civil right violations of the go even further. Their policy says: “a failure to disavow or disconnect or be at the hire of anti-Scientology groups or persons is also a suppressive act.”

Now they violated free association and free trade through their intolerance! The Church of Scientology justice procedure interferes with our free rights of association. Please consider what would happen if they decide to declare a suppressive person a member of a zoning board who didn’t approve their request or the President of the United States or the Pope because they watched the movie or read the book Going Clear! For like myself none of these people are Scientologists but in each case the Church of Scientology suppressive declare order would create chaos for society through their unchecked use of this abusive power hiding under first amendment rights.

A religion does not have a constitutional right to do whatever they want it violation of the constitution when these actions violate another’s constitutional rights. To do otherwise would create anarchy and a complete shift in power as the Church would now rule and judicial and legislative powers would be meaningless.
I withdrew from the church some 35 years ago and no longer consented to be bound by The Church of Scientology ecclesiastical law.

I have not participated with any activities with The Church of Scientology its members since that time. I also became a minister for the Universal Brotherhood in 1999, and still maintain this today. Nevertheless The Church of Scientology is making it a condition for my daughter to be allowed to communicate with me that I apply their prescribed steps called A-E.

Religious freedom in America means that we all have a right to our religious beliefs, but this does not give us the right to use our religion to discriminate against and impose those beliefs on others who do not share them.

Extortion
These steps constitute extortion and interference with my civil rights and private family life. These steps demand that I make a public announcement admitting that I was actively attacking and suppressing the Church of Scientology, that my actions were ignorant and unfounded and explain my motivations and then get it signed by witnesses and publish it broadly especially sharing it with those I supposedly influenced or associated with concerning these alleged. Next I am commanded to make amends by doing a special project that their International Justice Chief approves commensurate with the severity and extent of the acts I have been accused of and found guilty of doing and for this to continue until this person believes I have been reformed.

In addition to this I am required to pay the church approximately $350,000 to redo and all training and counseling I had done before as they canceled any and all training and auditing certificates I had receieved before while a member.

All the above MUST be done before I can even be considered to be acceptable to be able to communicate with my daughter or any other Scientologist or they are threatened to be declared Suppressive with these same consequences if they don’t obey!

Additionally this process has placed my daughter, her husband and her mother under suspicion of being in cahoots with the “enemy” and has subjected each to trials and interrogations at their expense, to determine if they had any similar “crimes.” Once again these actions provide tens of thousands of dollars to the Church and subject them to derision and distress. This has subject my daughter to tremendous trauma which continues to this day and I believe was instrumental in causing her to have a miscarriage in October.

In other words The Church of Scientology is trying to apply ecclesiastical policy on me long after I withdrew my consent to be held to canon law and using their powers to obtain financial gain!

This is clearly in violation of GUINN v. CHURCH OF CHRIST OF COLLINSVILLE NO. 62154. 775 P.2d 766 (1989)

WHEN PARISHIONER WITHDREW HER MEMBERSHIP FROM THE CHURCH OF CHRIST AND THEREBY WITHDREW HER CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN A SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP IN WHICH SHE HAD IMPLICITLY AGREED TO SUBMIT TO ECCLESIASTICAL SUPERVISION, THOSE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS THEREAFTER TAKEN BY THE ELDERS AGAINST PARISHIONER, WHICH ACTIVELY INVOLVED HER IN THE CHURCH’S WILL AND COMMAND, WERE OUTSIDE THE PURVIEW OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION AND WERE THE PROPER SUBJECT OF STATE REGULATION.

This case makes very clear “As the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment applies where an individual has been deprived of the ability to freely choose whether or not he or she will submit or adhere to religious doctrinal discipline and/or commands, civil redress must be available in such instances if the constitutional guarantee is to be given meaning.

This case makes very clear “As the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment applies where an individual has been deprived of the ability to freely choose whether or not he or she will submit or adhere to religious doctrinal discipline and/or commands, civil redress must be available in such instances if the constitutional guarantee is to be given meaning.

This present case revolves upon her constitutional freedom to pursue any religion, which includes her freedom not to pursue any particular religion, as well as her constitutionally protected fundamental right to privacy.”

“the plaintiff had the right to terminate her membership within the church upon communication of that fact to an authorized representative of the church, at any time. The form of the communication is not limited to written or explicit resignation. A present, unequivocal and clear expression — either by oral or written word, or otherwise — that such individual rejects the doctrine and declines further intervention by the church is sufficient.

[T]he constitutionally protected freedom to impose even the most deeply felt, spiritually-inspired disciplinary measure is forfeited when the object of “benevolent” concern is one who has terminated voluntary submission to another’s supervision and command.” (p.766)
No real freedom to choose religion[52] would exist in this land if under the shield of the First Amendment religious institutions could impose their will on the unwilling and claim immunity from secular judicature for their tortious acts.”

The Church has violated my First Amendment right not to worship Scientology and harms me significantly as it has ripped my family and me apart because of extreme coercion and religious intolerance. This abuse continues today.

Due to the events that I am about to relate, I ask Florida’s Attorney General to intervene to end this discrimination to protect my family’s interests of personal dignity and secure us against domestic strife and unrest, to ensure fair treatment and mutual understanding and respect and to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between these religious groups and their members.

I request the Attorney general to assess penalties and order damages be paid by the offenders Cara Golashseky and others individually and collectively along with the Church of Scientology in accordance with state law.

The Church of Scientology’s civil right violations of the go even further. Their policy says: “a failure to disavow or disconnect or be at the hire of anti-Scientology groups or persons is also a suppressive act.”

Surely this is not something the State of Florida wants to condone to set a precedence of being a hotbed of religious terrorism.

The vast reach of Scientology’s HCO PL Suppressive Acts is ominous and destructive to the rights, privileges and ability to freely express, associate or conduct commerce freely. The policy sets aside all rights and values on which this country was founded. This policy, if left in tact, goes beyond a mere shunning of members who are ostracized, it reaches into the very texture of society creating a class of second class citizens similar to what the Nazis did to the Jews when they targeted them as enemies of the state because of their religious beliefs. Scientology calls it a suppressive act to have any involvement in any group that is divergent from the Church of Scientology. This literally means that anyone who watched the HBO special Going Clear; Scientology, Hollywood and The Prison of Belief or read the book of the same name it was based on or was involved with HBO or Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright or any of the newspapers, television stations or anyone else involved in this project, could be declared suppressive and subject to loss of business and relationships because of their intolerance. This brings me to the next point.
In Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 Conspiracy Against Rights this statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).
The Church of Scientology is discriminating against me because of my religious beliefs and the Florida Civil Rights Commission is refusing to hear this complaint despite how the Church of Scientology actions have created strife and unrest in my family.. My relationship with my daughter Spring is being held hostage as she is threatened with dire consequences she never voluntarily agreed to if she sees or speaks to me.
My ordination declared, “I hereby dedicate my life to the brotherhood of mankind.” My ministry, through ordination by Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc., allows me to reach out and touch the Earth and her inhabitants with love, compassion and responsibility. This is what I have been doing for over for the past twenty plus years. Yet with these impositions placed on me by the Church of Scientology I am not only prevented from sharing this with my daughter but with any and all other who are Scientologists or working with or associated with ANY Scientologist as to do so would jeopardize their personal and business relationships. The Church of Scientology’s draconian policies and Nazi like control of their parishioners extends itself into society to create tentacles, which strangle the very lifeblood of our civil and constitutional rights preventing.
In Reynolds v. United States (1878) the Supreme Court declared “It may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the amendment thus secured. Congress was deprived of all legislative power over mere [religious] opinion, but was left free to reach [only those religious] actions which were in violation of social duties or subversive of good order.”
Certainly protecting the right of free speech and maintenance of the rights of personal and family privacy is a social duty and an essential part of the good order of our country. The sacrosanct nature of a family and its ability to have free and unencumbered speech to maintain relationships is essential to good order and promote the interests, rights and privileges of individuals. The ability to have free trade and commerce is also vital to the endurance of a free society. Yet the Church of Scientology asks all its members to first check the religious, philosophical and political beliefs of anyone they interact with or suffer the consequence of social, business and family destruction because someone they speak with has contrary thoughts or opinions concerning any aspect of the Church or its founder L. Ron Hubbard. The very strength that makes our country great is our freedom of speech and being able to openly discuss and debate facts and opinions to be able to make informed decisions. Open discussion and questioning, is part of the process of free men making free choices and being educated. To do otherwise is endorse brainwashing. Allowing the Church of Scientology to subvert the good order and violate the social duties of being an informed citizen prevents citizens from discussing what many have discovered as lies and fraudulent representations that Hubbard has repeated told and proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, acts to support the their continual fraud to all members of the Church while damaging the rights of every non-Scientologist that may be in association with them,
Can you imagine if the Catholic Church used this same policy and sent millions of Suppressive Orders to anyone who criticized the Catholic Church? This could destroy the fabric of families in this country and around the world. This would be equal to allowing the Catholic priests who were sexually abusing children never to be brought to justice as those making the accusations would have been threatened with being denied their salvation as the Catholic Church tried to shield itself from these accusations for it was part of their Church doctrine to handle this themselves! If this practice of The Church of Scientology is left intact it sets a precedent for religious fanaticism to thrive and prosper as if an alien nation within our borders operating with immunity performing various levels of terrorist attacks on society.
Please consider U.S. v Kuch 288 F Sup. 439 (1968):
“Those who seek constitutional protections for their participation in an establishment of religion and freedom to practice its beliefs must not be permitted the special freedoms this special sanctuary may provide merely by adopting religious nomenclature and cynically using it as a shield to protect them when participating in anti social conduct that otherwise stands condemned.”
This should not be surprising considering how the Church had nine of its members found guilty of espionage and infiltration of many government agencies, which included the wife of Scientology’s Founder who it has been said was following her husband’s orders. And who can forget when the Church of Scientology’s legal and investigative arm, the Guardian Office, framed an author who wrote an unflattering book about The Church of Scientology by falsely accusing the author of sending bomb threats to the church. The author ,Paulette Cooper, was indicted in 1973 because of The Church of Scientology lies. Thankfully she was fully exonerated when the FBI raided Scientology offices and discovered this plot against her in 1977. This is their mentality, to set themselves above the law to violate anyone’s constitutional rights necessary to achieve their goals.
It’s important to understand that the Church of Scientology is run like a business and not a church. There is no worship or faith in God. These are important distinctions to make and encourage one to wonder why they were ever given protection as a religion. Instead they have salesman called registrars that sell their “levels” of self improvement to it’s members which will cost $350,000 or more per person to climb their imaginary ladder to freedom, a freedom they control. These are not voluntary contributions but mandatory or else you are not permitted to go to the levels where you are “set free”. Registrars are rated each week according to their sales made and are compensated accordingly. Registrars are under huge pressures to do more and more each week and if they do not reach their quotas they can be penalized and punished. Yet never in this sale’s process from when you start or for years to come, does their consumer, now calling themselves a Scientologist, get informed of their disconnection policy and the possibility of what can happen if they speak to the wrong person or even read or watch a video critical of the Church.
Why are there no safeguards in this process to provide transparency to what can be the largest financial transaction of a person’s life? Doesn’t the state have a mandate to protect its citizens to help ensure they are protected from fraud or misrepresentation? Why isn’t the person buying these levels openly agreeing to The Church of Scientology disconnection polies because they are made transparent and not hidden? In all financial transactions today, whether it be getting a mortgage, a car loan or even signing up for something online, there are mandatory terms and condition someone is asked to read and agree to. Why not in this instance? The state and federal government have mandated this in all major financial transactions to ensure clarity for purchasers to know what they are getting into BEFORE they sign on the doted line and commit themselves to a transaction. Why should it be any different for the Church of Scientology members who are often asked to give their life savings and borrow whatever money they can to pay the costs of going up the Church’s “levels.” Surely transparency is vital to protect our citizens from being taken advantage of.
Please consider this fully and imagine discovering you are ordered to divorce your spouse, abandon your children or be forced to leave your job many years later while going up these “levels” after you have placed all your money and hopes into the Church of Scientology. You have become so invested you are coerced to follow their orders as these outside pressure are intolerable.
Also consider California appellate court, 2nd district, 7th division, Wollersheim v. “Church” of Scientology of California, Civ. No. B023193 Cal. Super. (1986):
During trial, Wollersheim’s experts testified Scientology’s “auditing” and “disconnect” practices constituted “brainwashing” and “thought reform” akin to what the Chinese and North Koreans practiced on American prisoners of war.”
“A religious practice which takes place in the context of this level of coercion has less religious value than one the recipient engages in voluntarily. Even more significantly, it poses a greater threat to society to have coerced religious practices inflicted on its citizens.”
‘Church’ practices conducted in a coercive environment are not qualified to be voluntary religious practices entitled to first amendment religious freedom guarantees.”
In the Courts conclusion it stated “We hold that the state has a compelling interest in allowing its citizens to recover for serious emotional injuries they suffer through religious practices they are coerced into accepting. Such conduct is too outrageous to be protected under the constitution and too unworthy to be privileged under the law of torts.”
My emotional state has suffered tremendous injury as a result of the Church’s actions. I haven’t been able to share her birthday with her nor fathers day. This has been earth shattering as I have always been a devoted father doing the best I can to keep my family together. I have never done anything to discourage my daughter from pursuing Scientology if this is what she felt was right for her. I had just returned from her wedding in San Francisco where as always we got on well. Now, since April 6th,2015 my daughter won’t return my calls, texts and emails as she is afraid of the consequences if she did, knowing it would ruin her life. This possibility was never disclosed to her when she began courses there.
By the way, The Church was ordered to pay Wollersheim $2.5 million dollars for their wrong doing!
Please also consider California Supreme Court, United States v. Lee [455 U.S. 252,257,258 (1982)*/:
“When a person is subjected to coercive persuasion [as in Scientology] without his knowledge or consent …[he may] develop serious and sometimes irreversible physical and psychiatric disorders, up to and including schizophrenia, self-mutilation, and suicide.”

With this in mind the State and federal Government have a real and present danger to protect its citizens from this abuse. To do otherwise is to grant special protection to a group that knowingly and intentionally is hiding behind a wall of religious freedom as if it is a separate country that may attack us without consequence. What sense does it make to give protection to organizations within our country that are attempting to take away the very core of our values by allowing them exemption from these laws? Who wouldn’t attempt to use the veil of religious freedom to prevent exempting taxation protect their subversive intentions? Would we allow permit jihadists hiding in a Mosque to plan a violent attack on our society or to give protection to the next generation of Nazis who create an “Aryan Church” to plot and execute the next Holocaust? Surely the Catholic Church could not hide behind the screen of religion when it sexually abused so many of its members who are children even though some priests told them it was the will of God to do what they were doing. Should we allow honor killings fro Muslims because their Holy Book says Quran- 4:15 “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four (reliable) witness from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them. Or God ordain for them some (other) way.” The Bible itself prescribes the death penalty for cursing a parent or adultery, ,is this permissible as well?

In the case of Bear versus the Reformed Mennonite Church (1975) Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that there are areas of paramount state concern of which maintenance of marriage and family relationships are vital.

The allegations made against me also act as defamation that has caused a loss of consortium and loss of my ability for free intestate trade. Being labeled a Suppressive means that any friend, relative or associate of a Scientologist would be prohibited to purchase by goods or services or even communicate to me otherwise run the risk of losing their personal or business relationship with the Scientologist. This means that in the guise of Scientology’s’ religious freedom everyone else not a Scientologist must relinquish their freedom of speech, association, pursuit of happiness, rights to privacy and all civil rights too! Certainly this MUST be of paramount concern to the Human Relations Commission and The State of Florida to protect the interests of my personal dignity and secure my individuals rights against domestic strife and unrest.

Their refusal to present to me any evidence of what it is they said I did wrong nor give me the right to face my accusers and refute their testimony is another violation of my constitutional rights. These actions are subversive to the American way of life constitutionally guaranteed. Certainly the Church is using the first amendment as a shield to protect them when participating in this anti social conduct that otherwise stands condemned.

The issue presented herein is to ensure fair treatment and mutual understanding and respect among all members of different religious and non-religious groups and to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious groups and other members of society. This is of vital concern to all citizens of our state and country. When one person’s religious freedom interferes with another person’s religious freedom, this is exactly what the civil rights laws were designed to eliminate. I have my rights to have my opinion and freedom and these acts by the Church of Scientology damages, intimidates and destroys the basic interest of the state to secure its citizens against discrimination and coercion.

Please help me in any way you can so no American is held hostage to limit their freedom of speech and the ability to question openly without the fear of retribution or destruction of ones family or business. No-one should held hostage fearing if they exercise their constitutional right for free expression it could destroy their relationship with family, friends or business associates.

Conclusion

I have the constitutional right to withdraw from any religion and not be subject to their doctrine

I have the constitutional right to be able to communicate freely and have peaceful enjoyment of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I have the constitutional right to be free from religious intolerance and free from interference with the running of my business.

I have the constitutional right for my family’s values to be respected without me being extorted and for any member being threatened or coerced under the guise of religious freedom.

I have the constitutional right to be innocent until proven guilty of any wrong doings that may be charged against me in any organization or group based in our country and to confront my accuser and refute any evidence provided against me.

Further the Federal and Florida statutes requires the DOJ and/or State to promote the interests, rights and privileges of individuals and is to be liberally construed to further general purposes to ensure fair treatment and mutual understanding and respect among all members of all economic, social, racial and religious groups to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious groups and their members.

1-Please rule in my favor and intervene to end this discrimination and assess the highest possible penalties and damages allowed by law, both personal and punitive damages to be paid by the offenders Cara Golashseky and others individually and collectively along with the Church of Scientology.

2-Require the Church of Scientology to establish new policies to be immediately instituted that respects the constitutional and civil rights of all members and prospective members by full disclosure and transparency.

New members should be given a form that discloses these policies if they are not changed to conform to the constitution:

“By becoming a student of a course in the Church of Scientology and/or becoming a member in the Church of Scientology I will no longer be able to read any books or literature, nor talk to any friends or do Internet searches about anything that is critical of Scientology, any Scientologist or any of its practices. I realize if I violate these policies I can be expelled and declared suppressive and would be completely excluded from any and all contact with all other Scientologists when found guilty of doing any of these prohibited actions. Also I agree that the Church can find me guilty without informing me of what I was specifically accused of and by whom. I agree to give up my rights to confront my accuser or refute any charges brought against me. Further I realize that should I be expelled and declared suppressive I could be required to leave my job, break friendships, divorce my spouse or no longer see my children if they remain involved with the Church of Scientology. I sign this statement by my own free will and am of sound mind when doing so.”

3-Make recommendations whether or not it is in the best interest of our country to grant religious exemption to a Church that is politically motivated and subversive, attempting to squash freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of the rights to privacy and freedom of being innocent until proven guilty with the rights to a fair trail when this “Church” has no religious tenants of faith, God or worship of anyone other then the money it earns and the power it holds over others.

I attest the above is a true and accurate representation of the facts, as I know them.

Brian J Sheen
January 7th,2016

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