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Singing for L. Ron Hubbard in the Sea Org: New videos about the Scientology experience

“I’m eating ice cream here, and I thought of something…”

With those words, Lou Ray Repetto begins a short video that was the first of a series he posted at his Facebook page a few days ago.

Lou Ray was born in 1982 to John and Maria Repetto, who had been Scientologists since 1977. Lou Ray went to Scientology schools and took his first Scientology course at 5 years of age.

He signed the Sea Org’s billion-year contract at 17 in 1999, and was in that organization, living at the Big Blue headquarters in Los Angeles, until 2013 when he finally left and was disconnected from by his parents. He now lives in St. Louis.


While eating ice cream a few days ago, he began talking about how it reminded him that ice cream was a rare treat in the Sea Org and not something, even as an adult, that he could have when he wanted.

That first short video prompted others, and now he has a pretty good series going. We thought we’d post the first five here…


Singing to L. Ron Hubbard…


About musters and being under watch…


About still having nightmares about being in the Sea Org…



About being recruited as a child…


Another interesting series of videos by a recent defector from Scientology also started showing up recently at YouTube. Molly McMullen got into Scientology at 16 in 1998 and also, like Lou Ray, left in 2013. She’s a massage therapist who is exploring Buddhism today, and she has also put out a series of short videos about her experience at her channel. Here’s the first…



Source Code

“We follow the rule — if it’s out out there it begun by being out on Flag. In getting it in on Flag we know how to get it in out there. That’s why management orgs must never be separate from a service org — separated, management goes unreal. You can’t say that about Flag. We really get our hands dirty. Unlike the housewife who criticizes the neighbors while her own living room is mountained with garbage, we clean it up at home first. Then we’re in a position to tell others how to do so. See, ma! Clean hands!” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 10, 1971



Overheard in the FreeZone

“Legally, you have no grounds to stand on regarding the defamation of our organization and its members. Human rights trump Scientology. Libel is libel and I have informed you and this group now on where I stand. Further comm is not necessary….One way or another, these posts will come down. We can go the amicable route or another route. The choice is yours.”


Random Howdy

“I think it was John Brousseau who said that he heard C.O.B. demean his father by calling him a ‘theetie-weetie thetan.’ LRH used the term in a lecture, I do believe.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Jay Spina: Sentencing was set for April 3 in White Plains
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members: Trial set for October 7 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Waiting for an appellate decision from the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Hearing on motion for reconsideration set for August 11
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: July 8 (plaintiff attorneys pro hac vice), August 31-Sept 1 (CSI/RTC demurrer against Riales, Masterson demurrer), Oct 7-19 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach bankruptcy appeal: Oral arguments were heard on March 11 in Jacksonville
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Amended complaint filed.


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] YouTube runs interference for Scientology and its Nation of Islam bigot problem
[TWO years ago] Scientology working its grift on a continent where it’s the last thing they need
[THREE years ago] Who’s the most powerful elected Scientologist in the land? We have a candidate.
[FOUR years ago] Tonight, Cathy Schenkelberg takes her Scientology cans to the Hollywood Fringe
[FIVE years ago] Garcias file notice of appeal with the Eleventh Circuit, take on two more specialist attorneys
[SIX years ago] About that ‘threesome’ with L. Ron Hubbard and the Heinleins
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Goes After Critics With Legal Threat Letters Following Strange Infiltration
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Book Bonanza! Jeff Hawkins Delivers, and More Reasons for Librarians to Hide


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,964 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,468 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,988 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,008 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 899 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,206 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,074 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,848 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,622 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,968 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,534 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,453 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,621 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,202 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,463 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,501 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,214 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,739 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,269 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,829 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,969 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,289 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,144 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,264 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,619 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,922 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,028 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,430 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,302 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,885 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,380 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,634 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,743 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 10, 2020 at 07:00

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