When I started this site my first goal was to provide a way to use existing state and federal laws to prevent any violations or intolerance of any person associated in any way with members of the Church of Scientology. My second goal was to ensure there is transparency as to the terms and conditions for any person taking any of their services in the Church of Scientology.
I believed there were many ways this could be done without getting into a legal battle in the courts. Most states have Civil Rights Commissions that their citizens can use and Attorney Generals to help in these circumstanced. I had hoped if I was successful, many would then be able to use my successful template as an example to file a claim with their state as soon as possible.
I was wrong! For the last year I spent time communicating with the Florida Civil Rights Commission, Florida Attorney General’s office as well as my state senators and congressman. I didn’t know at the time that Attorney General Pam Bondi had received substantial contributions from prominent Scientologists in special fund raising that was done by them for her. Did this influence their decisions? Of course I’m not sure, although I did get more concerned when I heard after she received $25,000 in campaign funds from Trump organization and then she dropped a potential investigation into illegal activities of Trump University.Then she ended up speaking at the Republican National Convention. Coincidence?
I also went to the FBI, the Department of Justice and the California Attorney General’s office,each saying it was outside their scope to handle. I even wrote to Joel Olsteen whose messages I really appreciate to ask for help. (Sadly I never heard from him,yet!) Nevertheless,each person I shared my story was aghast at how in todays modern times any “church” could rip families apart to disconnect parents from children, spouses from each other and extort former members and non members to submit to their tyrannical control. Yet each agency also was aware of the hateful actions this “church” took against anyone who tried to reveal the truths of the constant fraud and mind control this cult practiced. Many were aware of how this cult is allowed to hide behind the first amendment and illegally infiltrated many government agencies having had nine members,including the church founders wife, go to prison! I was surprised how many knew of how this cult sabotaged an author,Paulette Cooper,writing a tell all book on them. They manipulated the police,FBI and courts to force her to appear before grand jury for fabricated bomb threats the “church” itself sent! They had covertly got her signature and fingerprint to falsify evidence that she sent a bomb threat to them! Thank goodness the FBI had raided one of their church’s and found evidence to prove the author’s innocence; although by that time they had helped destroyed her personal and business life thoroughly.
Yes, I know the above sounds insane, but this is the stated Fair Game doctrine by their founder L.Ron Hubbard:destroy by any means anyone who criticizes or opposes anything he says or the Church practices.Now if you think that is crazy,imagine how they are able to pay for all these harassments and covert operations with our tax dollars! Did you know that for some unknown reason,this hate group. who destroys families and does many others despicable human right violations,was granted tax exempt status!
You see its one thing to grant someone religious status,anyone can say they are in this country and that is all they need to be recognized as one.(Check out John Oliver’s revealing “Religion” episode on Youtube!) Yet tax exemption is NOT automatic even if you are a registered religion. How do you feel about helping fund this church’s attacks on others? Why is it in so many other countries around the world they refuse to give this cult religion or tax exempt status? And believe me,this is just a small part of what this church does that violates our civil and human rights!
It took a while for me to let this all sink in because I kept thinking this was all a mistake and they would realize the mistake they made and reverse their condemning me as a SP a suppressive person and therefor their enemy. Yet the more I researched about this cult, reading everything I could get my hands on,the more infuriated I became. I began to realize the fraud they committed on me when they had me first join in 1970 when I was 17 years old. Last year,when I found out all the fraudulent representations that was made of Hubbard’s background and education, I couldn’t fathom I could be taken advantage like that.(Oh how I wish the internet existed back then!)
My upset really escalated when I read a report from Australia’s Health Ministry that this cult uses authoritative hypnosis to have undue influence and use mind control on its members. I nearly freaked out! I had been hypnotized for 45 years and didn’t know it! I had a blind spot never to read anything about Scientology since I withdrew from them over 35 years ago. And because of this I had never protested of my daughters involvement as her mother decided to stay in the organization after I left and lived in Los Angeles surrounded by church members,and I didn’t know any better. Perhaps that’s the silver lining in all this? Perhaps somehow all the noise I am and will be making.reaches her and she begins to question the church and the policies that have caused her great stress and upset.
Interestingly this was the advice of one former Scientologist who after four years of forced disconnection from his family felt the impact of his mothers constant protesting online and finally decided to look into these allegations himself. He said it was her constant making of noise that finally helped him break the control of this cult on him. When he finally investigated things for himself he was dumbfounded when he discovered the great number of lies and civil rights violation his “church” was committing ever since its inception. I am so happy he is now reunited with his family again and hope one day soon to be with mine!
Many things have changed in these 40 years as now they demand that for me or anyone else declared a “SP” to ever be possible to communicate or their loved family member again they must become a member of their “church” and then spend years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in training in their doctrine! This is what they call the policy of disconnection which if you read the complaints I wrote to these agencies on this site where I describe this in detail.
So now I am listening to the advice i received this year, use our court system to get justice. The courts would be the best place for me to resolve this conflict. So. I have begun my search for an attorney to represent me as well as seeking to contribute to an existing grass roots movement to ask the IRS to reverse the tax exempt status of this cult and ask our politicians to be relentless in pursuit of this until it is accomplished.
As American we should be able to question authority and freely express our concerns without fear of retribution. These are the principles of our founding fathers. I want my daughter and all others to have the opportunity to consider all the facts she is unaware of about the many misrepresentations of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church so they can make informed decisions. Perhaps they’ll realize that there are other ways to receive Scientology services outside the Church should she so desire,or perhaps they begin to realize this entire system has been created by a madman who took credit for the work of others and renamed these principles to make it seem he was their source. I hope those involved would look at the person Hubbard became living with bad health, hiding in a mobile home, terribly obese, on constant medications with his own family in pieces: one declared SP, one discredited as being his,another committing suicide after being the highest trained individual in Scientology while his wife was put in jail for crimes against our country! Does this sound like a model of an enlightened being you would want to emulate? Sadly I never knew all of this until last year. Exisiitng members of this cult are prohibited to ever find out about all of this as they would get declared suppressive if they read any book or went on the internet to ask questions and review these facts and MANY more for themselves.
The journey of self-improvement and the road to freedom is like a spoke in a wheel, there are many paths to the center. If someone is promising you freedom then they should practice it. Conversations about alternatives approaches should be encouraged. Asking questions,putting things to your personal experience test and having the ability to not be surrounded by threats to your family or future,is essential for liberation to occur in our lives. Putting up walls around a person to keep them safe from other ideas is slavery. To think someone so weak that differing of opinions are defended against with such ferocity demonstrate how weak and fragile these levels are.
I hope you’ll sign my petition so i can use these names with politicians to show them there are many voters involved and they should help champion this cause. But whether you don’t, please pass this site information on to your friends and family and anyone you know who is considering getting solved with this cult or already is. And if you would be so kind,to place in your prayers that my daughter and the thousands of other families ripped apart by this evil cult, will be reunited and the free ride this cult is getting with our tax dollars is ended!
In peace and compassion, Brian