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Scientology is quick to cry ‘bigotry,’ but these photos prove David Miscavige’s hypocrisy

[Miscavige at the IAS event in October]

On Monday, we had a lot of fun bringing you the latest list of Scientology donors who were celebrated at the October IAS event in East Grinstead, England. But the richies and their big donations are not the only reason for celebration at the annual shindig held under a big tent at Saint Hill. Freedom Medals are also handed out, and in Scientology world, that’s a big deal!

The most notable winner of all time, of course, was great thetan Tom Cruise, who not only got a Freedom Medal in 2004, he was awarded a special large Freedom Medal of Valor by his best bud, church leader David Miscavige. Sadly, we don’t have any evidence that Tom and his medal showed up at the event this year. But we do have the new winners from Impact magazine, along with a blurb about each of them from Scientology’s website…


[FILIPINO NATIVE JORGE PEREZ DE TAGLE introduced the Davao Police Chief to the 21 precepts of The Way to Happiness. He continued on, bringing his moral message to thousands of local police officers as well as the nation’s military. All told, de Tagle engendered a movement reaching millions throughout his nation, helping achieve a 38 percent drop in crime in the Philippines. “Tonight is a lifelong honor. This is an honor for the Filipino people, The Way to Happiness volunteers, for the indomitable human spirit and the technology of L. Ron Hubbard!”]



[EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CCHR TEXAS, Lee Spiller, ran an unending drive to stop psychiatric abuse across the state’s mental health system. He ultimately saw to the closing of 172 criminal mental health facilities and the passage of 43 legislative actions protecting individuals—all in the name of upholding human rights. “I myself interviewed shock treatment survivors. And yes, their lives were ruined. Since that time, it has not been a question of doing anything else. Something is wrong, we need to fix it and for the last 21 years, that’s what my life has been about!”]


[TWIN BROTHERS DAN AND ARI AGAMI worked to change an alarming national drop-out rate by introducing L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology into Mexican schools. Altogether, Dan and Ari trained 33,000 individuals, empowered 60,000 teachers and permanently paved the path to new futures for over 1.6 million students. “Once upon a time there was a pair of twins and they had a dream—to change the world together. We were just kids back then, but dreams do come true and we did it!”]

The twins are part of the same Mexico City Agami family that includes developer Moises Agami, who built a double penthouse for Tom Cruise and has bought up much of downtown Clearwater for some kind of mysterious project.

Besides this years new medal winners, David Miscavige brought together quite a few past recipients and posed with them at Saint Hill Manor. Get a look at this room full of big beings…


Front Row Center

Ari Agami, 2018; Dan Agami, 2018; [Miscavige]; Lee Spiller, 2018; Jorge Perez de Tagle, 2018

Front Row Seated

Ruddy Rodriguez, 2005; Sandra Poveda, 2016; Maria Laru, 2014; Khalida Perwaiz, 2012


Front Row Standing

Klara Hidvegi, 2010; Janos Dobos, 2010; Bernd Trepping, 2012; Mohammed Khalil Ullah, 2010; Nicola Cramer, 2012; Bruce Wiseman, 2003; Minister Tony Muhammad, 2017; Binod Sharma, 2017; Rev. Alfreddie Johnson, 1999; Marc Arrighi, 2006; Raul Arias Perez, 2012; Caroline Collen, 2004; Jeff Pomerantz, 1985; Zoltan Soos, 2008; Lt. Col. Ricardo Prado, 2011; Felipe Poveda, 2016; Roberto Cestari, 1994; Robert Galibert, 2010; Meghan Fialkoff, 2016; Brian Daniels, 2017; Akos Kunfalvy, 2008

Second Row to Top

Simone Hsu, 2013; Jan Eastgate, 1988; Asa Graaf, 2003; Mary Shuttleworth, 2007; Shelley Wilkins, 2016; Ben Fialkoff, 2016; Koji Minami, 2002; Fran Andrews, 2000; Michel Raoust, 1985; Mario Chirinos, 2015; Valerii Kokura, 2005; Tim Bowles, 2008; Vlastimil Spalek, 2014; Frederic Grossmann, 2005; Rohit Sharma, 2015

Let’s take a closer look at that photo — David Miscavige so rarely poses with other people in these magazine shots, so this should give you some indication of how important he considered this occasion. And look, just a few feet away from him was last year’s medal winner, Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam.


Tony also had a central position in another photo in the magazine, showing the medal winners coming down some stairs…


You’ll remember last year, when Tony Muhammad received his award, we were a little surprised to hear him praise Allah as well as L. Ron Hubbard.


The Scientology – Nation of Islam interaction is a bizarre one, and Tony Muhammad is at the center of it. In fact, we told you previously about how Leah Remini, when she was still in the church, was crucial in bringing the two groups together and helping to finance Tony Muhammad’s involvement in Scientology courses. Weird, wild stuff.

And now, Tony Muhammad appears in a pretty historic Scientology photo with David Miscavige himself as one of the most highly decorated Scientologists of all time.

But here’s what you won’t see Scientology talk about in its magazines. And that’s Tony Muhammad and the Nation of Islam’s deep bigotry. Go ahead, hear it for yourself in this brief recent clip…


We’re going to show that Minister Farrakhan never has had a problem with some Jewish people. And he’s going to tell you what he has a problem with. My son is in the entertainment business. And I’m telling you the Jews do control the entertainment business. They control the banking. They control the athletics. They control basketball. They control baseball. They control it all. And, they control the drugs. They control the pimping. They control pedophilia. They control pornography. They control it all. Is it ready, brother? All right let’s play it.

So, the next time Scientology cries ‘bigotry’ when someone dares to raise questions about the church’s long history of abuses and controversies, just keep it in mind that David Miscavige has no problem decorating a bigot and celebrating him at one of the church’s holiest places in the world.


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Kelly Preston, Beck, and Anne Archer]

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.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Today’s Scientology celebrity: Kate Ceberano!



Now on sale: Twice the Miss Lovely!

Our new book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. What a pleasure it is for us to work with her on this after we wrote about her ordeal as a victim of Scientology’s “Fair Game” campaigns in our 2015 book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, which is also on sale in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions.



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[FOUR years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: Special Pearl Harbor Day edition!
[FIVE years ago] Lori Hodgson and her son Jeremy: What you didn’t hear on Inside Edition
[SIX years ago] Ken Dandar in Federal Court Today — And Loses Again


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,291 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,422 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,924 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,404 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 467 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 355 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,662 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,530 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,304 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,078 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,424 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,990 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,910 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,077 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,658 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,918 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,958 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,670 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,196 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,285 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,425 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,745 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,601 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,720 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,076 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,378 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,484 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,887 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,758 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,341 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,836 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,090 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,199 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on December 7, 2018 at 07:00

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