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The Scientology spy who wants desperately to come in from the cold

So you’ve been spying undercover for the Church of Scientology for years. Decades, in fact. You’ve infiltrated squirrel groups and anti-Scientology protests for the church’s spy wing, the Office of Special Affairs (OSA). You’ve even infiltrated psychiatric facilities in order to feed information to Scientology’s most unhinged front group, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

After all that, however, when you try to get some auditing at the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida, Scientology’s ‘spiritual mecca,’ you keep running into questions about family connections to people the church considers enemies — “suppressive persons” or “SPs,” in church parlance.

If it can be shown that you’ve had any contact with these SPs yourself, you’ll be considered tainted and you won’t be allowed to receive services at such a spiritually pure place as Scientology’s Gulf Coast mecca, where processing can cost tens of thousands of dollars and take months to complete.

And you’re steamed, because for years you’ve been interacting with some of the biggest anti-Scientology scumbags on the planet in order to get intel on them for the church, risking your safety and sanity by spending time in proximity to them. And if you can handle that, who are these pipsqueaks to raise questions about the church status of your daughter’s sister-in-law or your wife’s nephew?


On October 20, 2017, you send a detailed response to the Solo NOTs case supervisor at the Sandcastle at Flag, tersely answering numerous questions about your connections to problematic people.

Scientology is asking you here about your relationship with your sister-in-law, who apparently has “comm lines” — she communicates with — two “SPs” who have been formally “declared” by the church, excommunicating them. And then they ask you about a possible, tenuous relationship to one of the biggest SPs of them all…

So your daughter’s sister-in-law was once married to a guy who is an “associate” of Mike Rinder, Scientology’s former top international spokesman who defected and became the co-star of Leah Remini’s series Scientology and the Aftermath. But even the church can see that with the marriage over, there’s not even a slight connection from Rinder back to you.

The church then drills down on your daughter’s husband, and you have to explain that he and his sister weren’t raised together, and have nothing to do with each other today. Then, they turn to another legendary SP.

Bonnie Woods did indeed win a major case against Scientology, which not only paid her a court judgment but also apologized for putting her through a classic “Fair Game” campaign.

But as you point out, you have no connection to her. And you go through detailed explanations in response to additional questions about other members of your wife’s family.

And then, losing patience, you finally explain to the case supervisor just who they’re dealing with…

All the way back to the 1980s and the Robin Scott caper in Copenhagen — you’ve been doing Scientology’s dirty work for decades. And you posed as an independent Scientologist demanding a refund and had an attorney in on the caper? Wow. That’s kind of amazing. And so is secretly recording psychiatrists for CCHR.

And what is the result? After all of the risks you took for Scientology, and all of the time you spent pretending to fraternize with its enemies, for 15 years you’ve been kept from moving to your next step on the Bridge, the vaunted Operating Thetan Level 7, the highest auditing level available at Flag and the one that often takes the longest to complete — some Scientologists take years and years to complete it, and you’re prevented from even starting it.


Whoa. “Completely handled” people in Criminon? You go into a little more detail about that: “I’ve spent time in cells with guys serving double life sentences etc and as a drug lecturer, handled young offenders, dealers, smugglers and kids wearing GPS ankle tethers so they could be permanently monitored etc. Bad people with bad intentions have never fazed me.”

And after all of that dangerous work you’ve done for the church, you are denied getting the spiritual advancement you so crave.

Unfortunately, in the file leaked from the Valley Ideal Org that made its way to us recently, there’s no indication of the Sandcastle C/S’s response to you, and so we don’t know if you have finally been allowed to start OT 7 at Flag.

And that’s why we emailed you a couple of weeks ago, since your wife’s email address was included in the file. We hope you get back to us at some point, and let us know how your appeal for services ended up. And we’d love to speak with you further about all of the undercover work you did for the Church of Scientology, some of it just a few years ago, demonstrating that the church, like we always suspected, continues its long tradition of subterfuge, infiltration, and dirty tricks.

We did ask Mike Rinder about his mention in your document, and he sounded amused.

“It shows the lengths they go to on ‘connections’ — ex-sister-in-law’s ex-husband. You know the unbelievable power us SP’s have over those who have the only tech to save themselves and mankind and handle every problem of anyone, anywhere. We are EVERYWHERE!”


Leaked document of the day

From the Mace-Kingsley Ranch documents release comes this item.

What happens at Mace-Kingsey Ranch, stays at Mace-Kingsley Ranch.



Source Code

“By the way, professional football is nowhere near as successful as college football; that is to say, people go to see college games. Well, actually I won’t go see a college game because I know most of those players are on the payroll. I was, by the way, the first boy in America to bust that story to the print, to the newspapers: professional paid football players on college teams. I didn’t get expelled for it, my fellow editor got expelled. But he didn’t really get expelled, he just simply got disgusted. And he is now one of the top sports editors of America. But the two of us found that college, the college — our own college — was paying considerable salary under the name of scholarships and bonuses and things like that, to good football players in order to make a good football team. And they were getting in more money at the stadium for every game than they were getting in through the tuition window. And this was an interesting story, we thought. So we broke it in the college paper and broke it over the Scripps-Howard newschain, which I was associate editor of the paper and my pal was also a sports reporter, as well as a student, on the paper.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 17, 1954


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Ron after 1972 was not himself anymore. Whatever happened to him, he was destroyed. Game over for him. He was either a clone or a heavily PDHed messed up shadow of his former self. I can say that I consider Ron as the best genius on this planet. But in my view, clearly after 1972 he is not that anymore. He’s fake after that. Whoever got him, be it CIA/FBI or Aliens, Marcabs, matter less. He was being used by others to destroy Scientology from within.”


Random Howdy

“After Waco the political will to do anything about cults vanished. The main reason they finally did something about Warren Jeffs and the FLDS was because it was a pedo factory. America is a very religious country and it’s also a celebrity-obsessed country. When you have names like Cruise and Travolta running interference for you, you can run a long way.”


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

[The Big Three: Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley]

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] Finally, Scientology spells out its crazy ideas in a video you weren’t supposed to see
[TWO years ago] Mexico officially recognizes Scientology as a religion, Miscavige claims at New Year’s event
[THREE years ago] Scientology is totally reading your comments here — and you’re scaring them senseless
[FIVE years ago] New investigation of Scientology in France on criminal charges
[SIX years ago] At OT 3, you learn you have space cooties — how do you get rid of them? Scientology exorcism!
[SEVEN years ago] Did Scientology Kill Joel Sappell’s Dog?
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Infusion: Commenters of the Week!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,661 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,790 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,294 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,814 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 834 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 725 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,032 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,900 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,674 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,448 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,794 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,360 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,279 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,447 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,028 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,289 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,327 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,040 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,565 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,092 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,655 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,795 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,115 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,971 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,090 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,445 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,748 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,854 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,256 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,128 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,711 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,206 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,460 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,569 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on December 17, 2019 at 07:00

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