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Scientology survey for its members: Why aren’t you giving us more money?

On Wednesday, we told you that the Hollywood Celebrity Centre had sent out a questionnaire to its members which suggested that a new series of Scientology books for children may be coming.

Now, the Celebrity Centre has sent out another poll of its membership, and this one is just reeking with desperation. We thought you’d want to see it as well.

Dear ,

I am currently doing a survey regarding tax advantages available to Scientologists living in the USA. If you live in the USA, please take a moment and answer my questions. Thank you so very much. Your data is important!


Best, Hannes

R-factor: In accordance with United States tax rules, donations to Churches of Scientology for Scientology and Dianetics processing and training services generally qualify as tax-deductible charitable contributions. This includes services at your local org, and also at ASHO, AOLA for OT Levels and Flag.

This is an opportunity for you and/or your family to make it up the Bridge faster, as in some situations the resulting tax savings can be very substantial.

We would like to get your input on some key points regarding this.

1. First of all, what do you know of the tax advantages that are available to you when you donate for processing and training services?

2. Do you feel you know how this works and how you can benefit from this?

3. How have you used these tax advantages on your donations to your advantage?

4. If you have never used these tax advantages to your advantage, please explain why not.

5. What sort of information would help you to better take advantage of these tax benefits for your own and/or your family’s progress up the Bridge?

6. What does your ideal progress up the Bridge look like?

7. How are you planning to take advantage of these tax benefits available to you now or in the future?

8. What could such tax advantages on your donations for processing and training services do for you personally?

9. What would be the benefit of you moving up the Bridge?

10. Processing Level:


11. Training Level:

12. Age:

13. Gender:

The End. Thank you very much!

Sent from Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International, 5930 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood CA 90028


Inglewood PD still has nothing to say about Brian Statler

More than two months after Inglewood police shot and killed a black man in a Church of Scientology, the police department has still said nothing about why they think Brian Statler drove up in a white Bentley and reportedly went into the church wielding a samurai sword before he was shot in the head by responding police officers, who also ended up with gunshot wounds.

However, we finally got a response to one of our numerous messages to the department, which responded with this update: “No further information is being provided at this time as the matter is subject to both a criminal investigation and an administrative investigation. Thank you for your understanding.”


Bonus items from our tipsters

Ron’s cosmology is the best part of Scientology. Could it be they’re going to start getting more public about it?


Thanks to Jeffrey Augustine for this gem: Thorsten on his tippy-toes!



HowdyCon 2019 in Los Angeles

THURSDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITY: This year’s HowdyCon is in Los Angeles. People tend to come in starting on Thursday, and that evening we will have a casual get-together at a watering hole. But we also want to point out that Cathy Schenkelberg’s “Squeeze My Cans” will be running at the Hollywood Fringe, and we encourage HowdyCon attendees to see her show on Thursday night, June 20. Tickets and more dates available here.

Friday night June 21 we will be having an event in a theater (like we did on Saturday night last year in Chicago). There will not be a charge to attend this event, but if you want to attend, you need to RSVP with your proprietor at tonyo94 AT gmail.

On Saturday, we are joining forces with Janis Gillham Grady, who is having a reunion in honor of the late Bill Franks. Originally, we thought this event might take place in Riverside, but instead it’s in the Los Angeles area. If you wish to attend the reunion, you will need to RSVP with Janis (janisgrady AT gmail), and there will be a small contribution she’s asking for in order to help cover her costs.

HOTEL: Janis tells us she’s worked out a deal with Hampton Inn and Suites, at 7501 North Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, (818) 768-1106. We have a $159 nightly rate for June 19 to 22. Note: You need to ask for the “family reunion” special rate.



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

[Elisabeth Moss, Michael Peña, and Laura Prepon]

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!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] First person: Four Scientologists have been shot, and you’re being sent to audit the pain away
[TWO years ago] Donna Fiore says Scientology is hounding her for dirt on stepdaughter Leah Remini
[THREE years ago] Scientology’s next big opening — its totally unneeded ‘Advanced Org’ in Australia
[FOUR years ago] If the Sea Org doesn’t legally exist, how does it run Scientology?
[FIVE years ago] 60 years ago and today: Scientology in its heyday, and now not so much
[SIX years ago] Just What Oklahoma Tornado Victims Need: Scientology to the Rescue!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,468 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,597 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,101 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,621 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 641 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 532 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,839 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,707 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,481 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,255 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,601 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,167 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,087 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,254 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,835 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,096 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,135 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,847 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,373 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,462 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,602 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,922 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,778 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,897 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,252 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,555 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,661 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,063 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,935 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,518 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,013 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,267 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,376 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 5, 2019 at 07:00

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