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Scientology donor in leaked video: ‘You’re going to pay this money fucking eventually’

 
Tom Cummins is one of Scientology’s top donors, having given at least $32.5 million just to the IAS, the church’s defense fund. He’s also given millions more to the various “Ideal Org” projects that replace older churches with new ones, even though there’s no evidence that Scientology is growing.

On Thursday, the Underground Bunker carried the recap of the recent Eastern US Ideal Org fundraiser, and now we have the video. Cummins was the star, and in a 25-minute monologue laced with profanities he provided his analysis of the world situation and an incentive for Scientologists to donate.

But first we have a musical performance by Jierra Clark. Clark is an aspiring singer/songwriter who lip-synched her cover version of the song “This is Me” from the 2019 movie The Greatest Showman.

 

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Next up was hostess Sara Baxter who described how she overcame her reluctance to participate in the Ideal Org program and helped open the San Francisco Ideal Org, which she says was the first one funded entirely from local publics. She has since moved to Flag, and is a leader of the Flag Alliance. She has reached the “Humanitarian” level of donations for dozens of Ideal Orgs.

 

 
But the star of the show was Tom Cummins, President and CEO of American Power and Gas, currently on vacation in Italy. He is tall, loud, and very angry about efforts to control the spread of the Coronavirus.

What do you call it when they take seven billion people and put them on pause. I don’t know what you think about it. I don’t want to offend too many people but I think it’s the biggest crock of shit. You know that they did what they did. This is the SPs move, guys. I mean yeah, there’s a virus, I’m not going to deny that. But what happens is what happens now is there’s premeditated murder of economy. There’s an element of trying to control a civilization, a group of people. I’m not freaked out that people would do something like that. That’s what SPs do, right? It’s what they got away with. How all the media, I mean all. I think Sweden told them to go piss off, the people in Bulgaria, I heard, I have some of these countries wrong. The guy said piss off. Japan said yeah, we’re not going to play. But the other 98 percent of the population said yeah we’re in, we’re going to let you lead us around with the ear here. That’s the part I said oh my God, ‘cause I told them to piss off. I mean I ran towards the fire. When Italy was the reddest of all red zones I go, I’m not PTS. This is not going to affect me. I’m going to be fine. No doubt about it I’m going to be fine. And I’m fine.

The problem we have is not enough sane, rational people who can evaluate data without being reactive. Yeah we need to take care of our health, yeah we need to do all this stuff. That’s part of being rational, right? But to shut down a world? That’s suppression. And the problem is, assuming you agree with me, is that there’s not enough of us. This so-called silent majority I hear about in the United States, how about shout the fuck out and stop being silent. Get out there and communicate.

After airing his political views Tom offered to match any donations pledged during the fundraiser that were paid by the end of the Scientology week — Thursday at 2:00.

I’ll do half if you do half. You want to become a New Civilization Builder, and you need to pay $500,000. You pay 250 and I’ll give you 250. You know you want to come down on some of these other statuses below. I don’t know their names any more. It’s like whatever the fuck they are you want to go up there you go half and here’s the point. And I’ll tell you something I will fly all the way from Italy to wherever the fuck you are in the world and I will kick your ass if you go and hang on the money because you go oh, Tom’s going to pay for half. No, what you do is you double the fucking status you thought you were going to go for, all right? You don’t become a dick and go oh, well, I was going to do 20 grand, but now that he’s going to do this I’m only going to pay 10. How about this for an answer: Fuck you. Go ahead and go for the double status. Come on, man. You’re going to pay this money fucking eventually. You know you’re going to get regged up to these other status. I’m giving you a fucking buy now, man. So take advantage of it, make sure you use it and take it to the max. And let’s keep this uptone and let’s go give the SPs of the world who are out there probably in their glory and tell them to go kiss our ass. And let’s take this place back, get these orgs open and feel fucking proud about it, and let C.O.B. know we have his back.

 

 

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After such an inspiring and spiritual appeal the donations started to flow. It became clear that the fundraiser wasn’t going to end until they had raised $2 million, including the matching funds from Cummins. For the next 4 hours and 28 minutes they took donations large and small for Ideal Orgs in Battle Creek, Philadelphia, Boston, Albuquerque, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Host Tony Twomey announced that the goal was met after midnight Eastern time.

 

 
Sometimes one hears stories from inside Scientology about how intense the demands for money can be. These are certainly true, but the enthusiasm with which these members pledged money serves to demonstrate how intensely Scientologists believe in their movement and the importance of establishing Ideal Orgs across the planet. Scientology is a prison of belief, and those beliefs are strong and expensive

— Rod Keller

 
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Your proprietor in The Daily Beast

 
Hey, we’re in the Beast today. Take a look and spread it around.

And here’s the best part: We’ve got even more material than could fit in that piece, and so a second installment of that story will appear right here at the Bunker tomorrow morning!

 

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Source Code

“These fellows do things like get your headquarters robbed of private research papers, buy them off the thief, publish them out of context and thus confuse the theory and research papers of Scientology with the actual practice of Scientology. And I point out to you that these are two entirely different things. Because I have just reserved the right all the way along the line to write down whatever I found. But I did not put it out for unlimited circulation. You see? So they’re challenging a fellow’s right to make notes of what he’s seen. But those research papers and books, today, actually do not much reflect the practice of Scientology, which if you look at it up the grades has very, very reasonable and very comprehensible goals. Do you see?” — L. Ron Hubbard, July 19, 1966

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“Gullible people are there for the status! Not for the real thing! It’s a huge pretend! And the auditors who participate in the sham are suppressive! To say the least! Promoting satanic church members! Shame on all those who had any connection with one or another! They should do their conditions already! Low integrity, low self esteem!”

 
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Random Howdy

“I’m a watching a movie and I saw on IMDB that one of the actors was named ‘Mapother’ and sure enough he’s Middletooth’s cousin and he’s been in tons of stuff and he’s a better actor than Tom. Who knew?”

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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Arraignment scheduled for September 18.
Jay Spina, Medicare fraud: Sentencing is set for August 27 in White Plains, NY
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Jan 12 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments set for August 30 at 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: Sept 4 (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, trial set for Nov 9, 2021

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

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

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?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Fans feeling conflicted about Tom Cruise and Scientology after seeing Top Gun 2 trailer
[TWO years ago] Scientology leader David Miscavige will not testify in forced-abortion trial
[THREE years ago] VIDEO: ‘Scientology Kills’ protest at Dublin concert enrages Jive Aces musician
[FOUR years ago] ‘Call Me’ says their billboard — and their daughter in Scientology did just that
[FIVE years ago] Mile High and climbing: Chris Shelton helps us tell the tale of Scientology and ‘Miss Lovely’
[SIX years ago] VIDEO: L. Ron Hubbard solves the Cold War and your bad marriage
[SEVEN years ago] STACY DAWN MURPHY: One Year After Her Death, Still No Answers
[EIGHT years ago] Case Closed: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Script for The Master is Nothing But Scientology

 
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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 2,003 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,507 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,027 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,047 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 938 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,245 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,113 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,887 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,691 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,007 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,573 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,492 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,660 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,241 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,502 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,540 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,253 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,778 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,308 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,868 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,008 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,328 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,183 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,302 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,658 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,961 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,067 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,469 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,341 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,924 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,419 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,673 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,782 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on July 19, 2020 at 06:00

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