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London, Scientology is coming for you!

One thing we have told you repeatedly over the years is this: Scientology never, ever gives up.

No matter how bad the press is, no matter how many exposes or tell-alls are printed, no matter how many lawsuits go against them, Scientology just plows ahead, trying its best to expand, to bring in new marks, and to take over the planet.

All evidence suggests that those efforts aren’t working and that Scientology is shrinking, but that isn’t going to stop the declining number of bitter-enders from trying the same strategies, over and over.

And now that Leah Remini’s television series has concluded, what better time to launch a whole new public relations effort. Sure, they never seem to work very well. But when you have young, enthusiastic up-and-comers like Charlie Wakley and Sandrine Mootoo at the London Ideal Org (see above), there’s always another opportunity to spread the good word about L. Ron Hubbard.


Once again, a London tipster has forwarded us a fun message from Wakley, who is telling members that the big push in London is about to start. Prepare yourselves, friends across the pond. This is going to be big!


Heya [redacted],

I wanted to write to your personally to brief you on a campaign that I am EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT!!!

The #LONDON Scientology TV Marketing Campaign!!!

The plan is to reach 1,000,000 people in London, aka 10% of the population of London.

The first shipment of 250,000 flyers arriving this week and already have the hats & whips (tshirts, caps, lanyards, cards, bags, you name it!)

We will be doing regular distributions in the evenings and weekends with staff and public to get these flyers out.

We will also be flanking the campaign with online ads and ‘door drop’ distribution of the flyers.

The aim is to get as many people onto the Scientology TV Network as possible and flood London Org with new public.

Our LAUNCH EVENT is next Sunday the 1st of September from 12pm, where we will have a brunch and briefing and then hit the streets of London with a massive distribution until 5-6pm.

So first and foremost it would be great if you can be there to start with a bang???? Email back.

If not please get in touch as there are other ways you can contribute.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Charlie Wakley
Public Executive Secretary
London Day

London readers, we would appreciate any eyewitness reports you might have about this Scientology onslaught in your town.


Bonus items from our tipsters

In Clearwater, the graduates are getting younger and younger…


And from the same publication, we learn that Mary Rieser is back! Apparently forgiven for the debacle that got a Narconon shut down in Georgia, Mary has completed Super Power and now can sense the saline content of her cells!



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] It’s primary day in Florida, and here’s how Scientology will be voting
[TWO years ago] Tomorrow’s ‘Leah Remini’: When Scientology destroys a family, it burns it to the ground
[THREE years ago] How Scientology’s anti-psychiatry front turns a real controversy into fake outrage
[FOUR years ago] WOW: California judge orders trial to determine if Scientology drugged incoming rehab patients
[FIVE years ago] Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest Scientology video in the history of Scientology videos
[SIX years ago] Scientology Legal Roundup: Per Wickstrom’s Fine Whine, And More!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,552 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,681 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,185 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,705 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 725 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 616 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,923 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,791 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,565 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,339 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,685 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,251 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,170 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,338 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,919 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,180 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,219 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,931 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,457 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 983 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,546 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,686 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,006 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,862 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,981 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,336 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,639 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,745 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,147 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,019 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,602 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,097 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,351 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,460 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on August 28, 2019 at 07:00

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