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A call to arms for Scientology voters: ‘Religious freedom’ vs. the evil psychs!

[When Scientologists get riled up]

We want to thank the tipster who forwarded a rather interesting email. Our tipster was included on a long list of recipients that had been cc:ed by the person who sent the message.

We’re going to cut that emailer a break and not name her. We will say she’s a longtime Scientologist and Silicon Valley real estate agent who perhaps mistakenly included a long list of Scientologists in the CC recipients of her message instead of using the BCC option.

Yes, that means we just obtained a nice long list of personal email addresses of Scientologists, including several rather, um, important ones.

Anyway, the first thing we thought was unusual about the email was that it appears to be written by a Scientologist for whom English is not their first language — but we know that isn’t the case with the real estate agent, so perhaps she just duplicated a message she had been sent earlier and didn’t bother to clean it up.

So, without further ado, here’s the alert that was sent out…


Subject: IMPORTANT TO ALL SCIENTOLOGIST: “Where Gavin Newsom Stands with Psych if Elected for Governor of California”

My Fellow Scientologist. This is a manifesto that Gavin Newsom wrote on where he stand on Mental Health. I feel it is my duty as a patron of the IAS and CCHR that this information is know to all of us in Scientology that are fighting to get rid of Psychiatry.

Because psychiatry and religious freedom are the 2 most important issues facing the security of Scientology, this information must be know. Please pass on this vital information to all Calif. Scientologist.” (the link to the article is below)

What follows is a lengthy statement about mental health care that was posted in January by Gavin Newsom, Democratic candidate for governor in California.

We don’t want this to become a referendum on California’s governor’s race, so we’ll just note that the plan outlined by Newsom is detailed and calls for early intervention as an approach to mental illness. For some idea of how he differs from his opponent, Republican John Cox, here’s a short video that might be helpful.

What matters for our purposes is that Newsom advocates for professional mental health care, which is anathema to an organization that hates anything to do with psychology or psychiatry with a white-hot passion. Scientology advocates against the mental health care profession with its most unhinged of front groups, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), which holds demonstrations like the one in the photo above.

Of course, it’s rather quaint that Scientologists would feel they need to get up in arms about Newsom’s candidacy. There are only a few thousand Scientologists in a state with 19 million registered voters.

But sure, Scientologists, get outraged! Take to the streets! Defeat the evil psychs and their government enablers! Hail, Xenu!


Scientology propaganda isn’t even fun anymore

We want to thank reader Rasha for sending us the new issue of International Scientology News, but this furshlugginer magazine is getting more and more soporific with every issue. The new number is all about the second “season” of Scientology TV, and it’s not even worth parodying.

The only thing that woke us from our trance as we were leafing through its pages was this arresting photo of L. Ron Hubbard, which we were not familiar with. You have to love the bolo tie…



Scientology’s celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs’ — now with comments!

[Martin Kove and the Johannesburg North Ideal Org]

We’re building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs.’ We’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them, in order to build a record and maintain a watch as Scientology continues its inexorable decline — and yes, we finally have comments working on these new pages! Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Previously, we posted pages for celebrities Anne Archer, Beck Hansen, Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, Elisabeth Moss, Erika Christensen, Ethan Suplee, Giovanni Ribisi, Greta Van Susteren, Jenna Elfman, John Travolta, Juliette Lewis, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley, Laura Prepon, Marisol Nichols, Michael Peña, Nancy Cartwright, Tom Cruise, Danny Masterson, Stanley Clarke, Edgar Winter, Alanna Masterson, Billy Sheehan, Judy Norton-Taylor, Terry Jastrow, Eddie Deezen, Sofia Milos, Bodhi Elfman, Rebecca Minkoff, Doug E. Fresh, Christopher Masterson, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Michael D. Roberts, Michelle Stafford, Jim Meskimen, Lynsey Bartilson, Bijou Phillips, and Mark Isham. And for the Ideal Orgs of Portland, Oregon; Sydney, Australia; San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Nashville, Tennessee; Perth, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Sacramento, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Silicon Valley, California; Rome, Italy; Orlando, Florida; Moscow, Russia; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Seattle, Washington; Dallas, Texas; Melbourne, Australia; San Fernando Valley, California; Pasadena, California; Bogotá, Colombia; Budapest, Hungary; Phoenix, Arizona; London, England; Orange County, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Auckland, New Zealand; Miami, Florida; Basel, Switzerland; Berlin, Germany; Birmingham, England; Brussels, Belgium; Buffalo, New York; Cambridge, Ontario; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dublin, Ireland; Greater Cincinnati (Florence, Kentucky); Hamburg, Germany; Harlem, New York; Inglewood, California; and Johannesburg (Kensington), South Africa.

Today it’s Martin Kove and Johannesburg North, South Africa!


Coming November 1


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,245 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,878 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 421 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 309 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,484 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,258 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,032 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,378 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,944 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,612 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,872 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,912 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,624 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,150 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,239 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,379 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,699 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,555 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,674 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,030 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,332 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,438 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,841 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,712 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,295 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,800 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,044 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,153 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on October 22, 2018 at 07:00

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