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After their daughter died at Scientology training, a friend makes off with the funeral money

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Guy and Sheila Fauteux had insult added to injury when they found out that the young woman who started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help defray the costs of their daughter Tabatha’s funeral made off with the money instead.

Krystal Gentley, 26, of Nashua, New Hampshire, was arrested on Friday after Guy Fauteux says he asked GoFundMe about the money, about $5,000, and found that it had been withdrawn.

“She was Tabatha’s good friend. She was at Tabby’s life celebration, and she offered to set up the GoFundMe. Then she decided she needed the money more than we did,” Guy told us last night.

We’ve written previous stories about Tabatha, who died of a drug overdose in Los Angeles while she was there doing training with Scientology’s Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE). Tabatha had completed rehab at one of Scientology’s Narconon centers, in south Texas, and then got a job on staff there, which is very common at Narconon facilities. She was then selected to go to Los Angeles to train in the rehab network’s new regimen, and was staying in an apartment not far from the ABLE Hollywood offices with a boyfriend who was also going through the training.

In a story we published last month, the boyfriend said that a Narconon employee told them about an herbal drug, kratom, that would simulate the high of heroin, which was the drug Tabatha and her boyfriend had been addicted to. After trying kratom and finding it unsatisfying, the two began using heroin again for two weeks while they were doing their drug counseling training at ABLE. Then, on November 6, Tabatha overdosed and was found, lifeless, by her boyfriend.

Since then, Guy says he’s had no cooperation from Los Angeles County agencies as far as getting him an autopsy or toxicology report.

“I still haven’t gotten anything back from California. We’re still no closer to any answers. It’s still like the first day,” he says.

And now, they find that the money raised by friends and family has disappeared.

 
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[Krystal Gentley, arrested on Friday]

 
β€œYou can’t go any lower in life I think than to do something like that, that was the lowest,” Sheila Fauteux told CBS in Boston.

The theft is getting a lot of attention from local news outlets, and Guy has been directing local reporters to our stories. Some of the press reports have mentioned where Tabatha died, but we haven’t seen the word “Scientology” in any of them yet. It will be interesting to keep an eye on.

 
UPDATE: The New York Daily News went there! It’s good to see a newspaper with some sand.

 
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A reminder: Billboard event tomorrow

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Yesterday, Phil and Willie Jones were successful at getting a billboard put up in Los Angeles that targets the Scientology policy of disconection.

He wanted us to remind readers that there’s going to be an official dedication ceremony for the billboard on Wednesday morning at 10 am. The location for the event is 1710 Glendale Blvd in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles, which is in view of the billboard itself. Go, and take lots of photos for us!

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on April 5, 2016 at 07:00

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  • A bird in the chimney

    1) GREAT news about the billboard! 2) Which brought me to check in at the Bunker and of course see the ongoing ‘bad’ news $ci always creates to go with it. $ci: it’s always something and yes, it can always be worse than you think. 3) I’m sorry if this has been mentioned (I’m so out of the Bunker loop I don’t know), but saw this headline yesterday in the check-out aisle and had a chuckle. F5

    Hugs to everyone!

    • Obama4More

      Ms. Katie is getting a rep as a “professional beard”. Hmmmmmmmm….

      • A bird in the chimney

        Awesome as usual. Thanks, ML.

      • Frodis73

        Hey ML…what do you know about Ron Howard being a clam?? there is a post below about him being at Flag graduation recently.

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          Here’s an update (refresh)

          • Sherbet

            elude = allude
            Does this poster think Sir Paul will be next at the Celebrity Centre? Ain’t gonna happen. He already chased a false god when the Maharishi sucked in all four Beatles and then disillusioned them.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              Remember when he was turned away from that club after the Grammys in LA in February? Wasn’t he with Beck?

            • Sherbet

              Something like that. Paul’s no fool, and at his age, he’s not going to join a cult. I’d bet money on that.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Yeah, but best they could do with Macca is maybe safepoint him.

          • well, there are two possible responses to this

            1] …. w…..t…..f…..!!!!

            2] someone’s trolling for the lulz

            …. first I heard… will look into it

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              This guy isn’t trolling for the lulz. He’s a big koolaid drinker & former SO. And I think a former mission holder.

            • sauce from 2013?… unless there’s something more recent

              http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Beyond-Tom-Cruise-Celebs-You-Didnt-Know-Are-Scientologists

              pic

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Well, just about all the other names on that list are accurate, although I’ve never heard about Rob Thomas being affiliated (not the cool Veronica Mars/Party Down/iZombie Rob Thomas–the other one). So yeah, how does Howard get on that list?

  • OOkpik

    Gotta love Newiga’s comment on GoFundMe today.
    Blue ribbon to you, Newiga.

    ETA: Billboard GoFundMe link.
    https://www.gofundme.com/reconnectingfamily

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      Newi is an angel πŸ™‚

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    I heard on the radio that the billboard story will be on the 6 o’clock TV news in LA tonight.. channel 2 or channel 9, not sure which.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Yep, Channel 2!

    • Elegant Mess

      Yup yup! Just saw a teaser for it just before the most recent commercial break.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        WTH happened? Did I miss it?

        • Sherbet

          I’m such a goof. I was watching the wrong channel.

    • Elegant Mess

      A statement from the Cherch was made by a Linda Weiland: “It is shameful that two people desperate for publicity would hook up with a reality TV producer to shamelessly exploit their two adult children over their choice of faith.” Huh? Really? Did you just copy pasta that from one of Karin Pouw’s responses? Or did Dinky Miss come up with that on his own? Either way, doesn’t make much sense when neither the children or the parents are specifically mentioned on the billboard. The only reason Phil’s name is on there at all is because Lamar (the company that owns the billboard space) required it.

      • Sherbet

        In this case, I think Phil and Willie are definitely “desperate for publicity,” and that’s a good thing.

      • aquaclara

        Some reporter should ask this Linda when she last spoke to her parents, and then ask Miscavige the same thing. Let’s see how that goes.

        • Sherbet

          Ask Miscavige when he last spoke to his WIFE, for Pete’s sake!

          • aquaclara

            Exactly!

      • Glee inducing. Simply glee inducing.

      • Chee Chalker

        I hope Sara Goldberg is ready to give the press copies of the letter she received telling her to DISCONNECT from her son Nick Lister.
        So much for the ‘disconnection doesn’t exist’ or ‘disconnection is a personal choice’ argument

      • JaxNGold

        Exactly. In their desperation to release a statement to try to discredit the Jones’, $cientology makes itself look foolish once again. The whole “desperate for publicity” would usually pertain to a celebrity or someone of that sort who’s looking to gain attention for the sake of their career (like what they accused Remini of). Obviously that’s not the case here, but Miscavige and his mouthpieces can’t be concerned with such pesky little details. Says $cientology: To hell with making any sense, let’s just spew forth whatever horseshit we can make up!

    • Aslan’s Own
  • Day 2. The CALL ME billboard is still up. Thursday before 2pm is around the corner. OSA, get your shit together.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I shouldn’t upvote or laugh at this, hey they call the whole thing a game, right?

      • They call it a game generally, but every IAS member knows it as a war.

  • Dice

    There are so many request for Phil and his Billboard on his twitter account, i am dying here πŸ™‚ haha

    • Sid (Phil Jones)

      You’re a rock star man. This support is so appreciated. Six TV stations so far. My phone is constantly ringing.

      • Sherbet

        You must be “desperate for publicity.” I’m laughing at the predictability of the church and its official statements. Damn right, you’re desperate, and you’re getting publicity! Take THAT, Dave.

      • Dice

        I have nothing better to do πŸ™‚ it’s fun and alive!

        • Sherbet

          Explain your connection to the billboard, Dice?

          • Dice

            I created Phil Twitter account from the start and i start tweeting about this billboard, and now reporters and other interesting people contacting Phil trough there and as the Old Receptionist i was, i am filtering and forwarding contacts.

            • Sherbet

              Ah, OK, you’re the Tweetmeister. Got it.

            • Dice

              Like the link you just gave me below – I tweeted that. Now it’s all over the place πŸ™‚

            • aquaclara

              Love it!!!!!!

      • aquaclara

        Just so unbelievably for you, Sid. Love that we get to be part of all of this. Thank you! That is one spectacular billboard.

      • Aslan’s Own
    • salin

      Cheering on your PR efforts on Phil and Willie and the Billboard’s cause. Sending many virtual *high fives* for your efforts and the resulting wider ripples that reach more and more broadly.

      • Dice

        And thanks to all those who re-tweets and spreading the word – thats the ripple of it.

    • aquaclara

      You’re doing this?! Fabulous, Dice!

      • Dice

        Thanks πŸ™‚ it’s getting better – how about i invite thousand of people to this Billboard opening event in LA using this Twitter account? Wanna bet! πŸ™‚

        • aquaclara

          Have fun! If you run out of ideas for things to post, well, there are some brilliant quippers here who might help.

  • Cars

    KNX1070 (CBS radio station) added this to their twitter feed. Karen de la Carriere also posted this on SPsβ€˜r’US, β€œTonight at 6pm on CBS TV News the DISCONNECTION BILLBOARD! Go Phil! Go Willie!”

    https://twitter.com/KNX1070/status/717505100248252416

    • Dice

      Holy Xenu!

  • KNX? Well, la de da Davey, you made the news in the worst possible way.

    And speaking of the worst possible things, here are some of the choice tidbits from my newly acquired cherch booty. Specifically Advance! Yellow highlights are mine. In this issue you get Big OT Wins!!!!!! You get the end of a lovely, respectful article on Shinto, but they just can’t help themselves at the end. And finally, you get a really sad piece where a lovely person has been conned onto Elron’s rickety bridge and how she got there and how she can stay there. Spoiler: It’s dump all her friends.

    • Sherbet

      “I hit a low point in my life when I finally cognited that Scientology and the Bridge were the answers for me.” What? Yes, Jill, that marked the lowest point in your life when you made that decision.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        I love the inevitable–ahem–freudian slips of language among the clams. How often do I read some of their babble and go, “I don’t think that’s quite what you meant to say, but that’s likely the truest thing out of your mouth right now.”

    • Frodis73

      They are such dicks…that dig at the end of the Shinto article…just uncalled for. How do the clams not see through this stuff amazes me at times. I guess because i have never had blind faith like that, i just do NOT get it, like at all.

    • Frodis73

      Ew…I just read Jill’s story. #4 makes me so sad for her.

      • salin

        Agreed. *sad sigh*

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Me, too. Her tips basically boil down to “keep your pockets open to the regges and keep your doors closed to your friends.” Good job, scientology.

    • Elegant Mess

      Of course, they’d decorate the page covering Shinto with origami cranes and cherry blossoms. F-ing racists… πŸ˜‰

      • Sherbet

        lrh never met a stereotype he didn’t love.

  • salin

    Reminder to click the recommend and make the heart beat. Shows appreciation of the day’s story(ies) – as it works like an upvote for a disqus article. The pairing of loss, pain and betrayal to heap more pain, with another story of pain and loss – though not necessarily permanent – with a courageous action of hope. Especially bold after having two previous efforts be abruptly and completely stymied presumably by the pressure and financial heft of Co$. Another big day at the UB.

    As I offer a nudging reminder to readers to click recommend, I also share a recent photo of one of nature’s gifts to us – a recent aurora shot from the Lofoten Islands in Norway. A rocky coastline, a sun at the horizon/sun set, and some dancing auroras in the week or so before they become invisible in the north – behind the longer and longer hours of daylight. http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=124287&PHPSESSID=ft2olj1d5olkhut2u8u9799ah5

    • jazzlover

      I miss the subtle hypnotism πŸ˜‰

      • salin

        lol. As if I had such talents.

        • jazzlover

          You underestimate yourself! You showed great potential with last night’s post πŸ™‚

  • Fink Jonas

    News about the ad “scientology doesn’t want you to see” just came up on channel 2 news at 6 in LA, yey! making waves.

    • salin

      Living far away from LA – I could never know about this airing and/or other local stories. Thanks for sharing – as we far away can also get that big grin at knowing many folks just saw/heard/read about the bill board and in the context got more information about Disconnection and $cientology. *grinning*.

    • “Who Am I?”
      CALL ME.

  • Chee Chalker

    Good luck tomorrow Phil and Willie! I’m praying everything goes smoothly, everyone stays safe and that Miscavige stays true to form and sends out the Squirrel Busters so the media that shows up can catch the antics of the goonsquad

    • Frodis73

      Oh, that would be the cherry on top of a beautiful hot fudge sundae if he sent the squirrel busters out. Please, Davey, pretty please, do it!!

  • Aslan’s Own

    I had to go out for a few hours – this has probably already been posted – if so,maybe others have missed it too. So great to see this get coverage!! (News segment on billboard with short interview with Phil and Willie)

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/show/live-video-2/video-3382655-echo-park-billboard-asks-scientologists-to-reconnect-with-estranged-loved-ones/

    ETA: Now I’ve posted it several times – hope that’s OK.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Thank you! I’ll be sharing it.

      • Aslan’s Own

        Great!!

    • Frodis73

      Omg, those two guys on the building…wow, that is just totally nuts.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I need to minimize the thread because seeing that on repeat is making me queasy.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    I think we now know why the proprietor has been busy this evening. Probably fielding all sorts of referral calls coming in from Phil and Willie. Hopefully.

    • aquaclara

      Things Tony could be doing tonight:
      1. Recovering from March Madness with that spectacular Nova win last night.
      2. Taking Woofy Ortega for a walk and playing stuffy-toy games in the house, after neglecting him during the Atlanta org madness
      3. Hanging out at his fav spot, reading galleys for Headley’s new book (spreading rumors here. I totally made this up)
      4. Flying to California to go see the incredible billboard
      5. Going grocery shopping (don’t they deliver in NY?)
      6. Deciding who to root for in the Frozen Four
      Or
      7. Enjoying a lovely dinner out without checking his array of electronic devices.

      But I like your idea better!

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        You realize the ONLY choice that makes ANY sense on your list is #4, right?

      • Aslan’s Own

        Watching the Blackhawks game??? πŸ˜‰

        • aquaclara

          Who? Just kidding!

          • Aslan’s Own

            Them’s fighting words! πŸ˜‰

            • aquaclara

              I’m a Lightning fan, true blue.

            • Aslan’s Own

              Who? πŸ˜‰ Couldn’t resist!

            • aquaclara

              I was afraid you were going to say Rangers.

            • jazzlover

              Ha!

            • jazzlover

              Ain’t 3 enough? Chicago’s been so blessed in hockey that the god’s have decided that the Cubs won’t win until 2525 πŸ˜‰

            • Aslan’s Own

              Even without the Blackhawks’ wins, the Cubs won’t win until 2525!

            • jazzlover

              White Sox fan? πŸ™‚

            • Aslan’s Own

              Who??? πŸ˜‰ No, definitely a Cubs fan through and through…..just realistic!

            • jazzlover

              Everybody’s picking them to win it all. I think you should be worried πŸ™‚

            • Aslan’s Own

              Really?

            • jazzlover

              Do you doubt they’re the faves? Zobrist and Heyward added along with Lackey. I’d say they’re looking pretty good. My Metsies have the best starting 5 in baseball, but they can’t field. And I have a feeling Wright won’t play half the season.

            • Aslan’s Own

              I really haven’t been paying attention for awhile, but I just looked up a few articles and it sounds like you could very well be right. Man, what a celebration that would be!! I’d love to see a parade and rally for the Cubs in Chicago like the ones they’ve had for the Blackhawks! Unfortunately, they don’t have the games on the local channel any more, and I don’t have the cable channels they’ll be on. My whole life the Cubs were on WGN, and no matter what you were doing, the game was always on. Now I’m getting nostalgic.

            • jazzlover

              I get WGN here in NY on my cable package. I have noticed that Cubs games have disappeared over the last coupla years. That sucks that you can’t watch your hometown team. If you think the Blackhawks parades were huge, I’m guessing a Cubs celebration would be 2-3 times bigger. Baseball’s still way more popular than hockey, and the Cubs winning is so rare that people would go nuts. If that happens, I’d barricade myself inside my house if I were you πŸ˜‰

            • Aslan’s Own
            • jazzlover

              That’s pretty nuts! I went to the ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes when the Mets won in ’86 and when the Rangers won in ’94. Never again πŸ™‚ If there’s a next time for either, I’ll watch it on TV.

            • Aslan’s Own

              It is nuts. A friend’s brother went down there and it was totally crazy. People could barely move. I will be watching anything that’s happening on TV too!

      • jazzlover

        Or celebrating the Rangers win over the Bolts πŸ˜‰

        • aquaclara

          πŸ™ meanie.

          • jazzlover

            LOL. I was beginning to think the Rangers were gonna settle for 2-0 losses to TB at MSG. If you remember, they lost the last 2 home games in last year’s Conference Finals by that score.

            • aquaclara

              We are not up voting this. *fingers in ears. La la la*

      • Tony Ortega

        None of the above. Writing my ass off all day: Humdinger in the morning.

        • TexasBroad

          Humdinger, eh? Well, I’m off to bed then. Amazing days!

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Oy. If you knew the schedule I am barely maintaining…

        • Frodis73

          Squeals of joy!

        • Robert Eckert

          I better get to bed then.

        • scottmercer

          Set the alarm for 4 a.m.

  • iampissed

    Hey all its iampissed, well it’s been an interesting day for me. I suspect I got my 15 mins worth of fame. I’m proud that I was the first to do the whole billboard selfie thing, DAM Dice you were right. “Your famous dude” that is a strange feeling. I won’t be at the dedication tomorrow wish I could but can’t. If you would do me a BIG (favor) someone take a shot of everyone with their whole hand doing the call me sign you know pinkey at lips thumb at ear thing. I would be thankful

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Glad you stopped by. We were worried you might have been pushed into the back of an 80’s Plymouth Reliant and driven out to the desert….well, at least as close to the desert as a K car POS would make it.

    • I like you. Thanks for starting the selfie thing.

    • More power to you Iampissed and the best of luck in reconnecting!

  • Observer

    refresh

    • LongtimeLurker

      Damn it. Rob’s work was the only reason I ever went to Wikipedia.

  • Sid (Phil Jones)

    Channel 4 TV Los Angeles interview will air tonight at 11pm (Pacific)

    • aquaclara

      Yay!!!

    • Frodis73

      Oh Phil! I just want to hug both you and your wife! *tears* of sadness, followed by tears of JOY! Hugs from Cleveland.

    • Aslan’s Own
      • Frodis73

        That is great for those of us that can’t make it!

        • Aslan’s Own

          I know! I’ll probably still be awake, so it will be great to see it!

    • Kay

      ^^^^^^^^^ !!!!! this.

      • Sid (Phil Jones)

        Airs tonight at 11 pm in LA.

        • Kay

          Thx !!!

    • I’m so jacked at all the coverage! I wish I could be there tomorrow. I hope the disconnected selfie becomes a thing down there. So many people need to vent their loss and have some hope for reconnecting. I’m so proud of you guys for what you did!

      • Cars

        And thank you! Your billboard design and choice of text is so elegant, inspiring, and poignant.

        • I’ve opened a lovely bottle of Lancaster Cabernet. The posts should get more interesting from here on out . . .

          • Frodis73

            snort

          • Cars

            If that’s the case, then I’ll stay up way past my bedtime just to read your slurred text.

            Here, have this comfy seat and let me pour you another glass before I run out to get you several more bottles. You so deserve it. Gosh, you do great work!

            • I went over to the other post to give Roger a piece of my mind and the damn iPad froze. Even in my somewhat buzzed state, if you have a good book or show to watch, that’ll probably be far more entertaining. I have dishes to do!

            • Enturbulated Masterbator

              You do really nice artwork AND you do dishes?! I think I have a new crush.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        It’s going to be a ‘thing.’ I see many such selfies flooding the intertubes. Thank you for your artwork and contribution.

        • It’s an honor to be able to help my community.

    • Cars

      Good luck at the dedication tomorrow morning. So many of us can’t attend in person but you will have a whole Bunkerload of folks with you and Willie in spirit to support you there. Wishing you continued courage and strength tomorrow and also in the days and weeks to come. A heartfelt congratulations on this huge accomplishment! Bonne chance, mon frΓ¨re. Side by side, arm in arm…

      • Sid (Phil Jones)

        Thank you Cars.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    Well done and congrats Phil, Willie and all those affected by disconnection. Must sleep and try to go to work tomorrow. Night all.

  • seriouslyWTF

    Congrats Phil and Willie! This is so awesome!
    OT. Thought this was interesting. Refresh. Seems David Jolly is trying to hide his Scientology connection.
    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/david-jolly-campaign-scrubs-wikipedia-mentions-of-scientology-lobbying/2272038?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    • little thing I did….

      pic

    • Frodis73

      It’s so great when the sci connection ends up biting these idiots in the ass. Nice how she tried to pass the info off as a rival campaign worker goofing around. Somebody that has wiki privileges should challenge them on this.

    • aquaclara

      I’m choosing to see this as someone finally catching up to what’s been going on. Jolly and his office were of tremendous personal help to me and a dear family member (someone dealing with a rather substantial government mistake) and this, combined with his work helping veterans, means I get to view this as a positive all the way.

  • Dice

    I just did this (F5) 600.000 tweets is going out with this πŸ™‚ There will be people there!

    • 600,000 tweets?! Holy shit, are you in India?

      • Dice

        Something like that!

        • Well, hello! Are you the leader of Anonymous? jk.

          • Ella Raitch

            I thought that was Tommy Davis

          • Dice

            It’s the 3’th round i do with them, but this time i am inviting people to the Show

            • aquaclara

              Can you post the twitter link? It was here somewhere…..now I can’t find it.

              Thank you!

            • Dice

              Phil’s twitter @CallMePhilJones

          • Spackle Motion

            No, silly! Marvin Gaye is the leader of Anonymous.

      • Dice

        It’s MonsterFunder.com

      • Dice

        Looks like this πŸ™‚ they are already on it https://twitter.com/MonsterFunder/status/717557545485918208

    • seriouslyWTF

      Ha ha. I was thinking you should have put the date on it since things get shared in Twitter for weeks. However, wouldn’t it be awesome if people showed up week after week? Well, kind of awesome.. It would suck for them.

      • Dice

        I thought of that. But to late now And your idea about them coming back every Wednesday 10AM is not that bad πŸ™‚

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      I bet there will be 10x the number of the claimed attendance for the Atlanta Ideal Morgue Grand Opening and ribbon pull.

      For a billboard…

      • Dice

        Yeah! I really hope so he he.. That would really hurt someone i knew!

  • 3 hours ago, on previous article. OSA engage. Tomorrow is going to be awesome.

    • Fuck the fucking fuck out of you, Roger. I say that in all sincerity.

      • Frodis73

        This makes me burn with anger!!

        • The bland, smug simply drips off the screen.

    • Kay

      I’m kind of horrified that anyone upvoted this idiot.

        • Kay

          I looked at the original, and there aren’t any upvotes, but up above on your re-post, it shows 6 upvotes, so I’m confused…

          • jazzlover

            Those are Dodo’s upvotes. Hi Kay — long time no cross paths!

            • Kay

              Hi there…. been lurking but haven’t had a lot of time to post. Interesting stuff going on here !!

            • jazzlover

              Absolutely. Spot any wild cats outside your home lately? πŸ˜‰

            • Kay

              LOL….no not any lately. Just deer and raccoon and some interesting birds.

            • Don’t mean to interrupt, but are you guys with OSA or FBI? Or Animal appreciation Club?

            • Kay

              Animal Appreciation Club !

          • Perhaps people upvoted my comment about Roger’s comment.
            Did you read my comment, Kay?

            • Kay

              Yes…I think I’m just tired and just looked at the upvotes and then got mad without realizing people were upvoting you……

            • People always upvote me, I am a fringe celebrity. Being tired is no excuse for not paying attention. But you seem nice. No RPF for you.

            • Kay

              Whew !!! I am relieved, and yes you are a fringe celebrity, definitely πŸ™‚

            • Free Minds, Free Hearts

              Okay Kay, let’s get some rest – tomorrow will be a big day with live blogging from the billboard peeps!

    • jazzlover

      What an absolute moron!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      This tortured statement of utter nonsense comes from a 46 year veteran of a belief system that claims to create masters of communication. Words fail…

    • Sejanus

      How does he manage to type with his head so deeply inserted in his posterior?

      • Enturbulated Masterbator

        Roger pisses me off! I’d like to see him get an attitude adjustment with some high doses of niacin and running around the maypole at midnight. Oh wait, never mind. That’s what got him to his current enlightenment regarding family relations. Still, “I otta!”

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      “They want their kids to talk to them or whatever.” Yes that’s right Roger, parents and kids talk to each other. That’s called family.

      • LongtimeLurker

        I love the “whatever”.

        “They want their kids to talk to them, or have, like a functional relationship, with real emotions or some BS like that. Pfffft. Losers.”

        • Free Minds, Free Hearts

          Yes I like the “whatever” which I suppose is because Roger can’t imagine what else families might do together besides talk, since he has not experienced it. Watching movies, taking hikes, playing with grandkids, having holiday dinners, crying together when someone dies, I suppose these are the “whatevers” the rest of us are involved in.

    • Juicer77

      On previous article. On time and on point, as usual. Good job, you OSA dummies!

  • Official church response… looks like Karin Kung Pouw’s been dropped as the official spokes-hole {RPF’d, ed?]

    pic

    • IKR? Weird.

    • PerpetualOutflow

      Lucky Linda. What a winning position she’s in.

      • jazzlover

        I’m guessing that smile will be wiped off her face soon enough.

    • Dice

      Ha ha And Ha!

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      What nice code words. Community Relations = Guardian’s office staff, working to safepoint the “Church” in the local community under the guise of support for local politicians and organizations.

      Later coordinated the Church’s Social Reform activities in Los Angeles = More Guardian’s office activity but this time in L.A.

      Worked in public affairs = Now a member of Office of Special Affairs (OSA) and doing public and clandestine activities to fool the public into acceptance for Scientology and targeting it’s opponents.

  • Frodis73

    Came across this old post from TO about the whole billboard thing…how right he is (and always is about sci). The news coverage on this could be huge tomorrow. For those disconnected, I hope it blows up.

    • Dice

      It’s true.. they can’t do a damn thing

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Ze cat is out of ze bag.

        • Juicer77

          (f5) oh Hoh!!

  • CBS News Channel 2 in Los Angeles 6 o’clock
    news
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/show/live-video-2/video-3382655-echo-park-billboard-asks-scientologists-to-reconnect-with-estranged-loved-ones/

    Church
    Response :
    In a written statement, Linda Wieland, a representative of the
    church said, β€œIt is shameful that two people desperate for publicity would hook
    up with a reality TV producer to shamelessly exploit their two adult children
    over their choice of faith,”

    It is *shameful* that 2 parents would
    want to see their children !

    • Nice “faith” they got going.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Nothing predictable about that response. So not-at-all predictable I’m going to have a heart attack from the not predictability.

      • Aslan’s Own

        It’s always people who are “desperate for publicity.” Isn’t that the same line they used for Leah Remini?

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Yep. ‘Cause of course, the best way to get publicity is to talk about Scientology.

          • Aslan’s Own

            Exactly.

        • Yes, “desperate for publicity” is the cookie cutter phrase they used on me for wanting a last viewing of my son’s body before cremation.

          • Aslan’s Own

            Ugh. That’s disgusting Karen. I’m so sorry.

          • Free Minds, Free Hearts

            Karen that is truly despicable.

          • aquaclara

            They set new lows with that comment. Even for them, that’s a shock. Sorry, Karen, for their horrendous treatment of your son’s death.

          • phoebequeen

            That is low and sick. Damn.

        • Free Minds, Free Hearts

          Yes, and Leah admitted in her book that – wait for it! – she is an actress and actually likes publicity. Wow.

          • Aslan’s Own

            Ha! I’m listening to her audio book through my library and I just got to that part. I love hearing her read her own book!

            • Free Minds, Free Hearts

              I did not hear her read it – that would be a good way to go. I like how she admitted to all the things they were going to say about her, up front, took the wind out of their sails. Including liking publicity!

            • Aslan’s Own

              I loved that too – right off the bat she just listed everything they would use against her! I hadn’t thought about listening to it, but I was rummaging around my library’s website and found out there’s an app that I can use to hear audiobooks and hers was one of the “featured” ones. It’s fun because of her accent and just hearing her tell her story.

        • LongtimeLurker

          Often these desperadoes are bitter as well.

          Hey Scientology, even if it’s true, how come your tech keeps producing so many bitter, publicity seeking liars?

          You should look into that.

          Fucking idiots.

      • Simi Valley

        It sounds very Karin Pouw-ish which means it was prolly written by the midget after a few shots of Macallans.

    • PerpetualOutflow

      It is shameful that an organization purporting to be a church would shamelessly exploit its members, actively work to destroy their families, and then issue a ludicrous statement like this.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Just ran across a photo of the ever-so-ecclesiastical “spokesman” for Scientology:

      (refresh)

      • Simi Valley

        She looks like a lifer Sea Ogre.

      • Aslan’s Own

        Ha! I love those comics, and there is a resemblance!

    • Simi Valley

      Fortunately, nobody reads this shit. It’s just something Sea Ogres blather about to stay out of the RPF.

    • Sejanus

      It was a good piece.
      $cientology comes off looking dickish…as always.

      It is shameful that a cult masquerading as a religion would exploit thousands for their money, destroy famlies and insert themselves into the private lives of those not interested in their foolishness.

    • phoebequeen

      OMG! The urge to smack is strong now.

  • remember that piece that Tony wrote “Meet the guy Scientology is relying on to get the β€˜disconnection’ billboard stopped”, Dennis Holt… well the pic showed him getting an award from his alma mater, USC…anyway as a bit of righteous retribution [IMO] I decided to tweet a bunch of USC official accounts… I definitely give him both barrels on my blog… just hope he hears about it

    pic

    and if you want to tweet a few more here’s a full list of of official USC twitter accounts https://twitter.com/search?f=users&vertical=news&q=USC&src=typd

  • Sid (Phil Jones)

    Channel 7 TV interview airs at 11pm in LA.

    • JaxNGold

      Nice!! Thanks for the heads up, Phil.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Congrats! That was a really well-done story by KABC. And they aired it at the top of the show in the first segment!

    • Juicer77

      You go, Phil! I hope Tony posts the clips so all of us can see. Praying that your phone rings soon.

    • JaxNGold

      I recorded the segment and was just able to sit down and watch it. Got a bit teary. This is such a big deal.

      • Sid (Phil Jones)

        I haven’t seen this one. I hope there’s a video online. I find them hard to watch and somewhat embarrassing but glad the message is getting out.

        • JaxNGold

          I can understand how seeing yourself on camera talking about something so personal might make you feel a bit embarrassed. But believe me, you and your wife are doing an incredible thing (not that you don’t already know that). The only ones who should be embarrassed are those who had an active role in separating you from your kids.

          Intergalactic Walrus posted a link to the segment that aired in LA on Channel 7 ABC news ast night. It’s down a few posts.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    And… another 1000+ comment day here at the Bunker.

  • OSA, we are watching you.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Yeah!

      Except for about an hour this morning when I got confused and was watching the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra.

      • Juicer77

        The jug and washboard section is fantastic, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

        • LongtimeLurker

          It really is. Weird how they all look like they’re related, though.

          What’s that on your glass dome-head?

          • Juicer77

            My new hairdo inspired by Baby’s dog, Lulu. She’s a biker chick. You like? πŸ˜‰

            • LongtimeLurker

              I do. I’m jealous, you can get away with anything with that dome of yours.

              I saw that awesome Baby, lulu, biker photo.

          • Juicer77

            Also LOL

  • Sid (Phil Jones)

    ABC TV Vegas interview on at 10pm.

    • Observer

      Poor Captain Miscavige. All his Tone 40 postulates end up biting him. What’s a beleaguered Big Being to do?

      refresh

      • TheMirrorThetan

        Poor Kitty. That face says “Iam going to kills you until you are deaded.”

    • Frodis73

      You are everywhere and I love it…and Wee Davey boy is hating life about now.

    • Ella Raitch

      For the egg on David’s face I’m enjoying so much, I should’ve donated double.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Once again, Scientology and it’s deluded minions have proven that they are the masters of unintended consequences. Their rote and dismissive visible actions and the despicable hidden actions taken to torpedo the first two billboard contracts, all now in the open, have made a simple billboard into a ’cause celebre’ that exposes so much dirty laundry, drives people out of their own organization and attracts public opprobrium at record levels.

    I salute you Sea Org! Very Well Done!

    • Xenu is my Homeboy

      Egg-on-face tech in action.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Sea Org – “we come back (because we keep fucking it up. Could we have more time to fix it please? Yeah, about a billion years should do it).”

      That was their original motto. But it didn’t fit on the business cards.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        There were several iterations that were discarded:

        “We Come Backwards.”

        “We Come From the Other Side.”

        “We Faithful Come Again.”

        “I’ll Be Back.” (Oops, wrong science fiction universe..)

        “We Came Before, We’ll Come Once More.”

        “Rice and Beans Forever.”

        “What’s Another Billion Years between Friends.”

        “We’ll Be Right Back.”

        “Before and Be again.”

        “Living Again Is The Best Revenge.”

        Yea, some of those just didn’t work out.

        • Juicer77

          XD

        • LongtimeLurker

          “Rice and beans forever” is my fave.

  • I love that when you google “Scientology” and “Billboard” you see this as the first image . . .

    • LongtimeLurker

      Also…

      “A new kind of religion.”

      …if you ignore the endless parade of other scamming sociopaths who have made up utter bullshit to get power and wealth in an almost endless parade of assholery that hasn’t stopped since mankind fell out of the trees.

      “Not just questions.”

      …hey, what’s with all the questions you PTS bastard?

      • Frodis73

        I love the bit about ‘if you ignore the endless parade…since mankind fell out of the trees’. Thumbs up!

        • LongtimeLurker

          Stupid evolution.

  • a bit OT but I never knew Nancy Cartwright had kids… she posted this pic to her facebook page… also here’s a little bit from wiki on her as a refresher… interesting how it’s described she got interested

    Cartwright met writer Warren Murphy on her birthday in 1988 and married him two months later.[65] In her book, she describes Murphy as her “personal laugh track”.[66] The couple had two children, Lucy and Jack, before divorcing in 2002.[5][67]

    Cartwright was raised a Roman Catholic[68] but joined the Church of Scientology in 1991.[69] She has said that before becoming involved with the church she was depressed that she did not have a “committed relationship”, and wanted to get married and have children. She “thought that maybe [she] could find a relationship by going to a church”.[68] Cartwright attended a barbecue at a friend’s house and noticed that all of the attendees were Scientologists with “thriving careers”.[68] Cartwright began reading the works of L. Ron Hubbard and found solace in a chapter about shedding the pain of loss. She said later, “I felt he was talking directly to me, I said to myself, ‘I want to stop that feeling.'” Cartwright was awarded Scientology’s Patron Laureate Award after she donated $10 million, almost twice her annual salary, to the Church in 2007.[70][71]

    In 2007, Cartwright was in a relationship with contractor Stephen Brackett.[77] They planned to get married in spring 2008.[17][78] Brackett was the President and Treasurer of Brackett Construction in Hollywood, California; the construction company was founded in 1987 and had $8.5 million in sales in 2009.[79] He was a fellow member of Scientology,[78] reaching the Operating Thetan level of OT V in Scientology, in 1989.[80] He died in May 2009.[81] According to The Monterey County Herald, Brackett leaped off the Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California.[81] Law enforcement stated, “friends and relatives of Brackett said he was despondent because of financial troubles with his business”.[81] In September 2010, it was announced Cartwright was being sued by the executives of American Safety Casualty Insurance Company over a policy covering refurbishment work Stephen Brackett failed to finish before his death. The lawsuit sought $260,000 from Cartwright, who the company claims was guarantor for the policy but has refused to cover the expenses. The lawsuit also alleges Brackett diverted contract funds to the Church of Scientology.[82]

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Warren Murphy!!!!? Of the “Destroyer Series”!!

      I loved those books.

      That is something I did not know.
      ETA: I remember, being in Scientology and getting something of the same feel from the way the characters approached being martial artists. Kind of like Yoda, with some humor.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      That reminds me, wasn’t there a blind item thought to be about Kirstie’s daughter doing porn? Have you heard any more about that, Lush?

      • that made me chuckle… and boy that would make National Enquirer implode… as for stories I wish would come true this one gets added to the top of the list’ apart from that I haven’t heard about this; however, if ever there was a mom figure to rebel against I can imagine Krustie being it.

        • Intergalactic Walrus
          • ha! it’s seldom an Enty blind item that has scientology in the comments gets past me, kudos!

            in my defence December 2015 was a particularly boozy – more so than normal – month for me

            [edit – I often think Enty and ‘Tricia’ are the same person]

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              I think I saw it first, when you posted it. Maybe a drunken Lush post? πŸ™‚

            • Frodis73

              I was just thinking I really, really thought it was Lush that posted that too…

            • ha, ha… could well have been!

    • Frodis73

      I had no idea she had children either…I shudder to think what kind of parent she is between the crazy and the sci stuff. i’m sure she did great bedtime stories though. Snort.
      Just noticed she’s going to be a grandma…argh. I wonder if her kids are sci bots. the db is down…I was going to look up jack and Lucy Murphy.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Huh…Didn’t know that either, but the only reason I know anything about Nancy at all is because I follow scientology’s antics. Are her kids in? Looks like she’s about to be a grandma, too.

      Something about in the timeline you posted confuses me, though. She got into sci in 1991 because she was depressed that she wasn’t in a committed relationship. But she had married in ’88 and didn’t divorce till ’02. Scientology histories always seem to be…off.

      I feel bad for Nancy, I have to say. The idea that she got involved because she was basically just tired of heartbreak…well, it kinda makes my heart break.

      • Frodis73

        Good catch!

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Maybe the dude wasn’t exactly the faithful type…Aw shit, now I feel even worse for her.

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            I have an awful feeling she breaks into the “Bartman” voice when she gets frisky. And then probably quotes LRH. I think the husband probably deserves a medal for sticking around as long as he did. About 2 minutes into her videos and I’m ready to bail.

            • Frodis73

              I’m torn between laughing my ass off and being horrified at the thought. I bet you are right about the voice though.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              And those uncomfortable “Bartbombed” videos she posts where she forces valets, hair dressers, people on the street, etc to listen as she does the Bart voice… The looks on those poor folks faces – Oy Vey! The hubby probably looked like that 24-7. I’m wondering if she is going to be spending more time in Clearwater where she just bought a new condo. She might as well, that Valley Ideal Org she’s thrown so much money into looks like it is never going to open.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Like Frodis, I’m laughing and face-palming at the same time. Well, I WAS going to go to bed, but now I’m afraid of the nightmares. ; )

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              And don’t forget that baby Buddha LRH statue she made. She probably has crap like that sitting all around the bedroom. Nightmares indeed, GAH!

    • Frodis73

      There is a Warren Murphy listed…took first class in 94. Also of note, took the How to improve Your Marriage course in 98. Last one in 2000. All low level courses…could be him and fits in with the divorce time.

    • Ella Raitch

      Wonder who the friends was who recruited her?

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    What is the deal with all of these foreign clams who are insanely obsessed with Trump? Scary stuff. I can only hope that their treats of violence will raise a red flag the next time they try to enter the US for their CO$ activities.

    This wingnut is a Volunteer Minister (shown offering touch assists). I’m not surprised that this is the mentality of those yellow jacketed fruit loops. Yeesh!
    (refresh)

    • Frodis73

      Yikes! A lot of those Trump supporters seem to be very, very angry…the type you back away from slowly, making sure not to make any sudden movements…when at a safe distance, run like hell.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        The poster boy for crazy clam Trumplovers is John Mappin. He’s totally unhinged. This guy is too.

        • Frodis73

          Yeah, we need to ship those two off to do real volunteer work in a third world country for a year or two…or forever.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Phil and Willie, saw the clip on NBC4 streaming.

    Great. It was short but you got your point across: You miss your kids.

    You miss them. And that is something so many parents can understand.

    Thank you so much. Thanks to you people are understanding a basic truth: Scientology takes away your kids.

  • scottmercer

    Just saw a brief clip on the billboard on KCBS channel 2. 11:00 news.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Victor

      Doesn’t Scientology understand that their responses are “absolute and utter rubbish? Ab-so-lute and utter rubbish”. It makes them look like an apathic bunch of fools every time.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        The CO$ statement doesn’t address disconnection or even reference the church or it’s policies. It just attacks Phil & Willie as being –

        Shameful
        Desperate for publicity
        Hooking up with a reality TV producer
        Shamelessly exploiting their two adult children over their personal choice of faith
        Despicable
        Using a private family matter
        Promoting anti-religious hate and bigotry

        Standard CO$ SOP BS.
        It is so pathetically unreligious that it would almost be funny if it wasn’t so awful. SMH

        • Aslan’s Own

          I knew it was only a matter of time before they used the “b-word” – bigotry. That seems to be their favorite word. I’m glad that one reporter brought out that they’re not working with a reality TV producer – they’re working with a documentary film maker. BIG difference

      • Juicer77

        They have nothing else to offer. They can’t provide any evidence that disconnection doesn’t exist and they have to follow DeadLRon’s blatherings to “always attack.” They can’t even threaten people legally because they KNOW damaging evidence will come out against the Co$. The public is wise to the fact that it’s all smoke and mirrors. It’s pitiful – and entirely appropriate – what they’re reduced to.

      • OOkpik

        They are beating around the bush with ridiculous personal attacks instead of coming right out and saying what they really want to say…” We got your kids. Nanny, nanny, boo boo.”
        It’s past time some Machiavellian munchkin got turned over someone’s knee and given a good old-fashioned paddling.
        Hi, Davey.

      • AmoVolare

        No, they dont. Any other human beeing can read the response as: “you bet we hare worse than you thought!”. But, luckly, they do not undestand it and this is good for eveyone else but them…

    • AmoVolare

      Just posted this there:
      Yeah, i can easly undestand that if i choose any other religion, all my loved ones in it will ‘spontaneosuly’ interrupt any comunications with me (even if in my family we do not necessarly share religious belives, we try to share love). And, if I try to get in touch with my loved ones, well, I’m obvously a bigot looking for pubblicity. The response from Scientology tells all about their real nature and beliefs, me think.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Link to billboard story on Las Vegas Channel 3 news (with video): http://news3lv.com/news/local/scientology-04-05-2016

    • Juicer77

      Thanks!!

  • Juicer77

    Ooh, David Jolly!
    *rubs hands together in anticipation of a story*

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Ref -http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/david-jolly-campaign-scrubs-wikipedia-mentions-of-scientology-lobbying/2272038

      • Mary Smith

        Ha maybe letter to congress people are read!

  • Wog

    I watched a movie where Giovanni Ribisi played a “very dark” character. He seemed to be very comfortable and natural in the part.

    Scientology $ells this valence that only the Sell-ebbs and Whales, donors and dedicated slaves, uh – I mean staff… “can have” because it is the only valence that survives.

    Going Oat Tea gives one that “certainty” that they are right and
    everyone else is wrong. It makes one a nasty, ego maniac that has a
    hard time getting along with people … especially “wogs”. πŸ™‚

  • Sir Derf

    Wow. Gods, I hate these Scientology crooks. Looking at the name of the criminal in question, she apparently was not a customer for very long, but she sure has that core criminality that Scientology is well known for.

  • Paul Raymond Walsh

    It doesn’t mean a damn thing the woman is a thief, the family has suffered enough, now this BS, throw her in jail for at least 10 years