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Hiding L. Ron Hubbard’s control of Scientology in the 1980s

Michael_Leonard_TilseWe had some difficulty hearing former Scientologist Micheal Leonard Tilse speak at last week’s Flag Down conference over its live feed. But he’s loud and clear in a new clip that Mark Bunker is making public from his upcoming documentary, ‘Knowledge Report.’

In the clip, Tilse tells us about a remarkable moment in church history when, he says, he was ordered by a young, rising church executive named David Miscavige to alter documents to hide the ongoing control exerted by L. Ron Hubbard, even though Hubbard had gone into hiding.

Miscavige went on to exert total control over Scientology after Hubbard’s 1986 death, a position he still enjoys today. But he won’t be happy to see a former fellow church member accusing him of altering documents that might have become court evidence. Give it a look…

Hey, speaking of a video clip that’s tied to a fundraiser, get a load of this appeal put together by CCHR Florida.



The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is Scientology’s rabidly anti-psychiatry front group. These two young members of the Florida chapter really look worked up, don’t they?

So far, the indiegogo campaign associated with the video has failed to take in any contributions.

Could the word be out on CCHR and Scientology? Hard to believe they couldn’t wrangle something from the local whales.

Thanks to the tipster who pointed out that anemic attempt by CCHR to fire up the Florida base.

Here’s one more item from one of our great tipsters. A breakdown of all the fun you’ll have if you go to Scientology’s celebration of Dianetics in Los Angeles. (In 1950 Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, the book that started Hubbard’s dog and pony show, was published on May 9, which Scientologists refer to as Dianetics Day. In LA, it will be celebrated this Saturday.)


Date: Thu, 15 May 2014
Subject: ! It’s not too late! Just one click away…


There is still time to RSVP & we wanted to make this easy for you =)

Just reply “yes” to confirm your attendance for this Saturday to our Dianetics Anniversary Event.

Brief Details Review:
* BBQ & Car Show Block Party (includes activities for kids) starts at 7:00pm
* Fire Dancers start at 8:00pm
* Miracle wins, Expansion and awards start by 8:15pm
* Back to Block Party by 9:00pm until you leave
* 4810 Sunset Blvd, LA, CA, 90027 (GPS address) parking is available and free!

Thanks and see you there!


Events Unit West US

Fire dancers! We only wish we could be there.

UPDATE: A tipster found that a member of the church has posted a photo of the area that’s been set aside for Saturday’s event. This is in the parking lot that is at the north end of the Big Blue Complex. Sunset Boulevard is at the top of the image. Who’s got the patience to count the chairs?



Posted by Tony Ortega on May 16, 2014 at 07:00

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