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Scientology’s targeting of children is only getting more blatant as the church struggles

This photo was posted very publicly on Facebook by the Scientology ‘Ideal Org’ in Sacramento, with the following caption:

“One of our incredible book sellers hitting the streets to get Dianetics into everyone’s hands!”

Yes, this is not just a child of indeterminate age who has been sucked into Scientology (likely by her parents), but who is actually on staff, trying to sell Dianetics to the public.

Do you think her parents are aware that she’s selling a book that contains this passage?



The seven-year-old girl who shudders because a man kisses her is not computing; she is reacting to an engram since at seven she should see nothing wrong in a kiss, not even a passionate one. There must have been an earlier experience, possibly prenatal, which made men or kissing very bad.

And as if that weren’t enough, Scientology kids in Los Angeles have a new way to get involved at an early age: they call it Genius Club!

Hey, kids, your Sea Org parents have already donated what might have been your college fund, but come on down to learn about space age concepts in the courtyard at Big Blue. Learn as much as you can now, kiddos, before you sign that billion-year contract and sign away any schooling for the future!


Here’s the club’s actual caption: “Genius Club. (ages 5 – 12) ASHO Courtyard on L. Ron Hubbard Way. Saturdays, 2pm – 5pm, June 29th, July 6th, July 13th & July 20th
Headed-up by Scout Master & Kid Specialist, Chris Savage! This week:
* Learn how to grow your own plants!
* Educational art projects!
Also included: Healthy snacks. Bouncy castle & games. Arts & Crafts. Baby area for younger siblings.”

Hurry on down and dump your offspring, which are really ancient thetans in small packages and know about all this science stuff from past lives anyway.


Bonus items from our tipsters

It’s sad enough that B.B. King’s grandson, Christopher King, has become so involved in Scientology in recent years. But now he’s running for office? Do the people in Dade City know that a Scientologist is trying to get onto the ballot?


Meanwhile, in Toronto…



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

[Erika Christensen, Ethan Suplee, and Juliette Lewis]

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] Scientology scrambles to keep Miscavige out of forced-abortion trial
[TWO years ago] Almost 12 years ago, Shelly Miscavige vanished. Here’s why we keep asking about her.
[THREE years ago] Hey, thetan: Scientology has a few questions for you
[FOUR years ago] Hey, Star magazine, why is Tom Cruise afraid of Aussie journo Bryan Seymour?
[FIVE years ago] Sunday Funnies: Scientology lets slip the reason it still produces L. Ron Hubbard’s bad fiction
[SIX years ago] Leaving Scientology: Jon Atack Navigates the Labyrinth of Paranoia
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Gets a Smooch from the L.A. Times
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s Spy Program: Anatomy of a Covert Operation


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,506 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,635 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,139 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,659 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 679 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 570 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,877 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,745 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,519 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,293 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,639 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,205 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,124 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,292 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,873 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,134 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,173 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,885 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,411 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,500 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,640 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,960 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,816 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,935 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,290 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,593 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,699 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,101 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,973 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,556 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,051 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,305 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,414 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on July 13, 2019 at 07:00

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