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Scientology uses celebrities and police as props — military veterans, it’s your turn!

[Founding members Geraldine Malloy, Thomas Malloy, Joey Gatton, Ryan Reese and Amber Reese]

Rod Keller discovers that Scientology is launching yet another front group, and this one is really infuriating…

Scientology is launching a new front group to join their fight against the treatment of mental health issues — Heroes for Human Rights. The call has gone out for Scientologists who are veterans to join the group, and the project is being run out of the Los Angeles office of Scientology’s Caribbean-based private cruise ship, the Freewinds.

We have obtained a copy of the call-in patter being used to urge Scientologists to attend a briefing on the group at AOLA, the Advanced Org Los Angeles, part of the “Big Blue” complex of buildings. Unless non-veterans are recruited it will be a very small group. In recent years new Scientology members are usually second generation, and those of military age are more likely to join the Sea Org than the armed forces. The group has established a skeleton website at



Monday, 21 January 2019 – AOLA Atrium – 9-11am

Hi _____, this is _____ calling you from the Freewinds Office. I’m calling you as the Freewinds is working on a special project involving the Military and our Nation’s Veterans.

We are teaming up with Heroes for Human Rights — a new group of Scientologist Veterans. We are hosting a special event with them on Monday, 21 January in recognition of Martin Luther King Junior Day — a National Day for Human Rights. This is a special event for Scientologist Military Veterans (and their guests) only.

The purpose of this event is to unite the Veterans as a group — at this event you will get data about what we are creating to use our power as Veterans and Scientologists to make positive change in the lives of our Military and Veterans. We have BIG plans!

Very special guest Dr. Linda Lagemann from the National Affairs Office in Washington D.C. is working with us and will be speaking. You will also hear from Fred Shaw from CCHR with an urgent update on the psychiatric agenda, and Keith Miller the President of a non-profit organization who has worked for 3 decades on humanitarian projects using LRH’s purification/detox technology and programs.

Did you know LRH himself is a Veteran? He fought with distinction as a US naval officer in World War II and was also in the Infantry and US Marine Corps — you will find out more about this and how we are taking action directly in alignment with his direction.

Many Scientologist Veterans will be attending and coming together for a great purpose, come and meet them all and find out:

— What we need to do to handle psych drugging of our Veterans & Military
— Our BIG PLANS we are taking to Washington D.C.
— Who we are teaming up with
— And MUCH more…

This will be in the AO Atrium on Monday 21 January from 9-11 am. There will be food. Is there anyone you know who you should bring with you? (Get their name.) Good, see you there!

Announcing a new Scientology Group! Heroes for Human Rights.


THEIR PURPOSE: To unite armed forces veterans to make a positive change in the lives of our Military and Veterans through our 4th Dynamic Salvage Campaigns.

Their first event/briefing will be at 9 am on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 21 January @ AOLA.
Reach out to them if you’re interested! Freewinds Office Esteffa Grimm (323) 672-7345


[Dr. Linda Lagemann]

The Malloys have reached the Patron Meritorious level of donation to the International Association of Scientologists for donating more than $250,000. Joey Gatton is a member of the Sea Org. Also participating will be Dr. Linda Lagemann, a Psychologist and director of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) working out of the National Affairs Office in Fraser Mansion in Washington, DC. That office is used exclusively by the Office of Special Affairs (OSA) for public relations events.


[Rev. Fred Shaw]

Also in attendance will be Rev. Fred Shaw, a former LA Sheriff’s Deputy and past president of the Compton branch of the NAACP. He was featured in an episode of “Voices for Humanity” on the Scientology Network. He is a spokesperson for CCHR, but he is not a veteran.


[Keith Miller, President of FASE]

The organization led by Keith Miller referred to in the patter that has been using the Purification Rundown for three decades is FASE (Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education). This Scientology front group was formed in 1981 to demonstrate that the Purif can protect people from radiation poisoning in the event of a nuclear war. In recent years it has been involved in the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project following the 9/11 attacks, the Gulf Coast Detoxification Project to treat workers following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and most recently the Annapolis study to treat toxic Gulf War veterans.

The point of bringing CCHR and the Purification Rundown together into one new organization is to fight the “psychs” and to offer a replacement for psychotherapy based on the technology of L. Ron Hubbard. Recruitment into Scientology is not on the agenda as nearly all returning vets will have had psychological therapy or counseling and are therefore ineligible for auditing. Hubbard believed Psychiatry to be the enemy of Scientology and any attack on the profession was to be encouraged. In 1966 Hubbard wrote:

Our war has been forced to become ‘To take over absolutely the field of mental healing on this planet in all forms.’ That was not the original purpose. The original purpose was to clear Earth. The battles suffered developed the data that we had an enemy who would have to be gotten out of the way and this meant we were at war. (Certainty. 2. Vol. 13. Copenhagen: Scientology Publications; 1966, February pp. 131-135.)

And if attacking the psychs wasn’t motivation enough, as we saw in the Annapolis study, Scientology stands to profit by charging the U.S. Government thousands of dollars per patient. They received over $600,000 for that study, and they want another bite at the apple of taxpayer funding to provide a Narconon-like program with a distraction-free environment, providing plenty of sleep, vitamins and saunas. No drugs or competent psychiatric care will be allowed.

— Rod Keller


Start making your plans!


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

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. 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!

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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,335 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,466 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,968 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,448 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 511 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 399 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,706 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,574 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,348 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,122 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,468 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,034 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,954 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,121 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,702 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,962 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,002 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,714 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,240 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,329 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,469 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,789 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,645 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,764 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,120 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,422 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,528 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,931 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,802 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,385 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,880 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,134 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,243 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 20, 2019 at 07:00

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