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Scientology subjects young children to quack therapies — now, someone is taking a stand

 
For years, we’ve been telling you about Mace Kingsley Family Center, a place where Scientologists have their children — even infants — subjected to Scientology procedures. And now our Rod Keller looks into a new effort to bring this place to the attention of authorities.

Fiona O’Leary, an autism activist from Cork, Ireland is taking on a Church of Scientology field group in far away Clearwater, Florida. This week she filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Children and Families, alleging that children are being harmed by taking the Purification Rundown there, and is urging others to follow suit. She also alleges that autistic children are being mistreated by subjecting them to Scientology auditing.

The Mace Kingsley Family Center is named after founders Debbie Mace and Carol Kingsley, long time Scientologists who have had a disastrous history in bringing the technology of Scientology to children. The motto of the center is “We Audit Kids.”

 

 
The current center delivers a broad range of introductory Scientology services and workshops, but from 1987 to 2002 Mace Kingsley operated as a boarding school for troubled teens near Reserve, New Mexico. On staff was Wally Hanks, whom several former students accuse of providing alcohol to students and sexually molestation. An audio tape exists of Hanks beating a student while ordering him to look at a photo of L. Ron Hubbard.

 

[Wally Hanks]

The current staff at the Clearwater center does not include Hanks, Mace, or Kingsley, although Kingsley is still listed as President. The center is run by Executive Director Marcy Sargeant and Case Supervisor Greg Smith. On the phone Sargeant suggested O’Leary consult Scientologist and physician Dr. David Minkoff to treat her autistic child.

 

[Marcy Sargeant]

O’Leary says she also spoke on the phone with Ken Ferrara, the Registrar, or “Reg” as the position is known in Scientology. He told her the center audits children almost from birth. O’Leary finds the practice invasive and abusive in itself, but potentially much more harmful for autistic children brought to the center in an attempt to increase their abilities.

 

[Ken Ferrara, Mace Kingsley Reg]

The center provides the Purification Rundown, in which children are given overdoses of vitamins and long saunas in an effort to remove toxins, stored radiation and drug residues from their bodies. The procedure is part of the Scientology “Bridge” and is required of all members. The redness caused by up to 5 grams of Niacin per day is attributed to stored radiation leaving the body. The FDA recommends 14-16 milligrams per day for adults, and 12 milligrams for children ages 9-13. Mace Kingsley makes no allowance in dosages for the age of the child.

Purification Rundown for children at Mace-Kingsley is available. Questions – Answers regarding starting kids on the Purif.

1. What’s the earliest age my child can do the Purif? GENERALLY, AROUND AGE 8 OR 9. OCCASIONLLAY [sic] A BIT YOUNGER. THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO ALL THE REQUIRED ACTIONS AND WANT TO DO IT.

2. At what age is it safe to give cal-mag to kids? NO AGE BARRIER I KNOW OF

3. Are kids getting the same vitamins than grownups on the Purif? DEFINITELY

4. How can a small body take all the vitamins? THEY EAT THEM WITH FOOD AND SOMETIMES PART OF THE VITS ARE BLENDED IN A SMOOTHY. GRADIENTS ARE APPLIED

5. Do they have to take all the vitamins? YES

6. What if my kid can’t take the vitamins? WE TRY TO HAVE THEM TAKE THEM WITH FOOD OR BLENDED IN A SMOOTHY. IF THAT DOESN’T WORK, WE DON’T START THEM.

7. Does my kid always have to do a full 5 hours schedule? MINIMUM PER PURF SERIES 1 IS 2.5 HOURS. MOST KIDS GRADIENTLY WORK UP TO THE FULL 5 HOURS.

8. What if my kid won’t take the cal-mag or my kid hates cal-mag? IT CAN BE BLENDED WITH JUICE AND OTHER SUBSTANCES

9. Why does a kid need the Purification Rundown? SEE PAGE 1-3 OF PURIF SERIES 1, REGARDING WHAT THE PURIF HANDLES

10. How long a kid takes on the Purif? GENERALLY, 3- 4 WEEKS , SOMETIMES A BIT LESS OR BIT MORE

11. My kid not eat vegetables at all, can I start him on the Purif? NO HE WILL NEED TO EAT VEGGIES, THE PURIF I/C WILL WORK WITH HIM ON THIS. YOU CAN SPEED THINGS UP BY TAKING THEME SHOPPING TO FIND VEGGIES THEY WILL EAT.

12. My kid does not like oil and will not drink it. Can he start the Purif? OIL NEEDS TO BE TAKEN, THIS CAN BE BLENDED IN A DRINK OR PUT ON A SALAD AS COVERED IN PURIF SERIES 7

13. I want to start my kid on the Purif when she is 10-12 because I don’t think a small body can deal with the vitamins before. Is it true? WE HAVE SUCCESFULLY [sic] PUT 100’S OF KIDS THAT AGE AND YOUNGER THRU THE PURIF, ALL WITH GREAT WINS AND NO REPERCUSSIONS. THE KEY IS TO APPLY GRADIENTS, MIXING THEM WITH FOOD AND DRINKS.

If you have any other questions – let us know right here. To sign up for the Purification Rundown please call Ken Ferrara: 928 274-5903

 

[Children on the Purification Rundown at Mace Kingsley]

O’Leary released an impassioned video urging others to add their voices to the complaint against Mace Kingsley. You can call the Florida Department of Children and Families hotline at 1-800-962-2873.

 

 
Mace Kingsley has announced plans for expansion, and several Hungarian Scientologists plan to open a similar center in the near future. The center is also recruiting Scientologists to run a new center in Columbus, Ohio.

 

[Mace Kingsley seminar in Budapest, Hungary in June 2017]

 
— Rod Keller

 
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‘Aftermath’ scores, but Elisabeth Moss can’t bear it

 
Leah Remini and Mike Rinder accepted the award on behalf of A&E’s Scientology and the Aftermath for best reality series at the Television Critics Awards in Los Angeles last night, but it did not go without notice that just as the award was to be announced, Scientologist actress Elisabeth Moss got up and left from her table up by the stage and didn’t come back until Leah had finished her speech.

 

 
Just imagine how many letters the STAND League is going to have to send out about this.

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,834 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 1,817 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,591 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,937 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,431 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,471 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,183 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 709 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,798 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,938 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,258 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,233 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 589 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,891 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 998 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,400 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,273 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 854 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,359 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,603 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,712 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on August 6, 2017 at 07:00

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