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INSIDER: What the pandemic and its protocols have looked like from inside Scientology

Our new inside source has another message for us, this time going into more detail about Scientology’s response to the pandemic.

I wanted to better explain how the Covid protocols actually went into effect, and what that looked like as a Scientologist. The first indication of something happening was that the 2020 LRH birthday event (March 2020) was cancelled. There actually hasn’t been a single international event since then.

It started with the Stay Well booklets and the Volunteer Ministers stuff. But what the public didn’t see is what was happening inside the org. At some point, the time line is a little foggy, the orgs were simply ordered to close their doors. A select number of staff had to live in the building. They were required to fog and clean with liquid Decon 7, multiple times a day, even though they were the only ones in the building. This went on for months.


Then the orgs opened up again suddenly. As part of of this, all public had to be shown a series of videos produced by management that explains how the church is addressing COVID. Basically, it’s just a bunch of B roll of them spraying rooms, streets, furniture etc, with Decon 7. But the videos also made some very false claims about how Covid spreads. They claim that the virus can multiply if left on a surface. This is false. Of course, fortunately they had the solution: Decon 7.

It’s important to illustrate that there is nothing wrong with Decon 7 if USED PROPERLY. Just as there is nothing wrong with bleach or ammonia if used properly. But if used incorrectly, it can be incredibly dangerous. That is what the Church is doing with Decon 7. They are dangerously misusing it.

The videos also demand that public carry around D7 with them at all times and disinfect everything from their car steering wheel to their grocery bags. The video showed a graphic of someone spraying their GROCERIES with D7. All Scientologists were told that in order to be on services, they had to wear a mask and gloves at all times while not in their home. They were also required to follow ALL the other mandates of the videos. If you refused, you were told that you could not be on service until you complied.

At Flag (in Clearwater, Florida), you are Meter checked every time you come for service. They ask if you’ve violated any of the protocols. Of course, a tremendous amount of people refused. And simply weren’t allowed on service.

Remember, the program claims that if the protocols are followed, no one should get sick for any reason. As this is obviously not how anything works, people would get sick. Whenever this would happen, the org would come under fire for having “allowed them to violate the protocols.” Staff were comm eved (court martialed). Public were comm eved.

I also know of Scientologists who have died of Covid 19. The local org gets blamed. [Note: We’ve also reported on a few of those deaths here at the Bunker, — ed.]

The other thing to understand is that the Class V staff are mostly NOT in favor of these protocols. But, as with a lot in Scientology, it’s easier to comply, to just go with it, than to resist. The punishment for resisting, even if the person resisting is fully backed by LRH written material, is too gruesome, the Scientologist thinks, to undertake.

It’s difficult to get an actual number on this, but by my estimation, I would say that a third of active Scientologists outright refused to follow the protocols and were vocal about it. Another third didn’t outright refuse, but quietly disagreed. And the final third just go with it, no matter how they feel about it.

The Sea Org have it far worse. There is no opportunity for vocal disagreement. No one would dare. Many at the PAC base haven’t been allowed to leave the base since 2020. Even now, hardly anyone is getting any time off.

Probably the most ridiculous of the protocols is the quarantine mandate. How this affects public, staff and Sea Org members is slightly different. For the public, it means paying to stay in one of the SO hotels for two weeks during the mandatory quarantine, before being allowed to go onto services. Usually at the public’s expense. For staff, it meant that if you had so much as a runny nose, you were sent home for two weeks.

I want take a minute to point out something on this. Anyone that has been on staff in the past knows how hard it is to get off if you’re sick. Unless you’re quite literally dying (and even then, not always), you stay on post. “Mist on a mirror” and all that. That’s how it’s always been. Now, all of the sudden, you get to take two weeks off if you get sick. These are people who wouldn’t be permitted to take two weeks off for their own mother’s funeral, and now, if they so much as cough, they get to go home.

This creates a horrible dilemma for the staff member. They “like” the protocols, because they get to have more time off than they’ve ever had. It’s a bind. It’s very cruel. There are also a significant amount of Class V staff that are not able to be in the org because of the adverse reactions to Decon 7. They are sent home and made to call publics to come in for services. But it sure beats being at the org. This creates a situation where the staff hate it, but also kind of don’t want the protocols to end. But the Sea Org had it the worst.

Quarantine in the SO means two weeks in a room alone. You have nothing to read unless you brought something. You have no way to communicate to anyone outside. You have no way of knowing when you will actually get out. Why they insist on “two weeks,” I don’t know. It’s just one of those arbitrary things. But many spent months in there. Either consecutively, or recurringly. The quarantine space was on the upper floors of the big blue Scientology building that anyone will recognize.

The only time the SO member gets to leave their room is while it’s being fogged and wiped down with Decon 7. Then they are immediately shoved back in there – in complete violation of the safety protocols the Decon 7 manufacturer provides. So it’s not only complete isolation, you’re being actively poisoned. And if you show any symptoms of illness, you get to stay in there even longer. If that’s not torture, then what is?


And that was all still BEFORE the vaccine mandate. Once the vaccine mandate was issued (in August of 2021), everything changed.

Imagine this, you’re a perfectly compliant Sea Org member. You’ve never violated a single protocol. When they say “Jump,” you say “How high?” But then you’re told to get the vaccine. Maybe you don’t want to. Maybe you have had a lifetime of false information on vaccines shoved down your throat, and you BELIEVE that it will irreparably harm you. So you refuse. Well now you get to go to “quarantine,” until you change your mind.

You weren’t displaying any symptoms of illness. You always wore a mask and gloves. You would have brushed your teeth with Decon 7 if they told you to. But now YOU are going to “quarantine” any way. If you give in and take the vaccine, you’re told not to tell the public or your family about it.

L Ron Hubbard wrote something he called the “Code of Honor.” In it he says that one’s integrity is more important than their immediate life. Sea Org members are being forced to violate their own integrity. It’s not a matter of whether the vaccine is “correct” or “incorrect.” The issue is being forced into doing something that violates your subjective understanding of what is good and bad. Understand that this almost more damaging to them mentally than even the insane work schedule they follow, or any if the cruel and unusual punishments. Because those punishments don’t fundamentally violate their integrity. They think that’s helping them be better SO members.

Perhaps, if any had the opportunity to research the vaccine themselves, these SO members would take it of their own accord. But they aren’t given that opportunity. Not only that, and this is crucial, taking the vaccine did not improve the situation for them. Everyone was told that if everyone’s vaccinated, the mandates would be lifted. But the only thing that changed is that the public no longer have to quarantine when coming to PAC Base for services. Everything is still in effect. The masks, the gloves, the quarantine. Everything.

Here you have a situation where people have been forced into doing something which fundamentally violates their integrity. Sea Org members are forced into doing a tremendous amount of horrific things which, to anyone not in the group, seems absolutely insane. But it doesn’t violate their integrity. Being forced to work 20+ hours a day fits into the framework of “saving the planet”. Taking a vaccine and being forced to quarantine for weeks or months, doesn’t.

This is a unique situation in that the cognitive dissonance has never been greater amongst staff and Sea Org members. In response to this, management is clinging on to personnel even tighter. But this will ultimately just drive people out faster. If you’re under the radar and reading this, please speak out. You don’t have to publicly leave the Church. I think it’s better you don’t. But use your position to expose to the world what’s actually going on.

Scientology is inching ever closer to the edge of ruin, and your information could be the push needed to send it into complete free fall. Don’t wait.

— An Insider


Continuing our year in review: The stories of June 2021

Early in June we went beyond the Covid bailout loans that had gone to Scientology organizations and looked at the individual Scientologists who had scored bailouts, from Rebecca Minkoff to Grant Cardone.

Still marveling over how things had gone at Danny Masterson’s criminal preliminary hearing in Los Angeles the month before, we couldn’t help wondering whether David Miscavige was calling the shots in Masterson’s defense.


On June 7, we were back in Los Angeles and covered another set of hearings — both criminal and civil — in Danny Masterson’s case. Gosh, it’s fun to be there in person. After the criminal arraignment, Masterson was asked how he felt and he said, “I feel fantastic.”

We had earlier reported that Danny Masterson was pursuing some bizarre federal litigation over his Hollywood Hills home, was acting as his own attorney, and was refusing to pay his mortgage. In June we noticed that not only had his lawsuit been dismissed, but the bank that held the home’s note was making some moves suggesting that Danny’s time was running out to make good on his payments. Not long after we noticed that, he put the house up for sale.

New Ideal Org grand openings have been on hold because of the pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the constant pressure of fundraising. And in June we got leaked a pretty amazing look at the kind of rah-rah money grubbing that’s been going on for the Austin Ideal Org.

On June 17 we had another bombshell over at the Daily Beast: Text messages seized from private investigators who had stalked Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez for Scientology. Wow!

The next day, we dealt with a crushing loss. Molly “Puget Buckeye” Kell succumbed to cancer, after sharing her ordeal with other commenters. We posted a collection of her comments to remember what a wonderful member of our community she was.

Minor Scientology celebrities Kerri Kasem and Rebecca Minkoff went out on public relations campaigns in June. Hip hip, hooray.

On June 24, we let the cat out of the bag that Ron Miscavige was nearing death, and was trying to raise some money to help his wife Becky with funeral costs. Of course there was no help coming from his son, Scientology leader David Miscavige who had unleashed a ferocious and constant “Fair Game” campaign against his father since Ron’s defection in 2012.

Four days later, we broke the news that Ron had left the building and published a warm remembrance by his co-author, Dan Koon. We appreciated Ron in so many ways, from his really quite great musicianship as a professional trumpet player, to his compassion for others who had been victimized by his son David. We were glad that we’d been speaking with him since shortly after his 2012 escape, and eventually met him in New York. He is greatly missed.

A LOOK BACK AT JUNE 2020: Scientology orgs were being boarded up for questionable reasons. Danny Masterson’s stepdad Rusty Tweed was sued for running a Ponzi scheme. Mark Bunker got bizarre records requests from Scientology. LA’s DA finally charged Danny Masterson for three rapes. And we pointed out there was a good reason he changed his DJ name in 2004, the year one of his alleged rape victims went to the LAPD. Derek Bloch wrote us another killer piece, on disconnection. And why Tom Mesereau’s private investigator might become a key witness for the prosecution>

A LOOK BACK AT JUNE 2019: Chris Owen demonstrated how L. Ron Hubbard sought to prop up the apartheid government in South Africa in 1960s. Mark Bunker announced that he was going to run for city council in Clearwater. A national legal team starts its onslaught on Scientology, filing a lawsuit on behalf of Valerie Haney. Journal claims L. Ron Hubbard never falsely claimed to have a college degree, so we published a letter to prove it. HowdyCon took place in our ancestral homeland, Los Angeles. We didn’t get invited to Tommy Davis’s wedding.

A LOOK BACK AT JUNE 2018: Chris Owen uncovered a previously unpublished and damning testament by the ‘world’s first true Clear,’ John McMaster. Actress Erika Christensen dropped a few interesting details in a conversation with Dax Shepard. HowdyCon was held in Chicago, and we revealed the cover of our new book with Paulette Cooper. Actor Christian Stolte was the star of the show with a song about Scientology. Sunny Pereira had three big pieces about a shooting in Portland, more about how children are raised in Scientology, and another slice of Sea Org horror.

A LOOK BACK AT JUNE 2017: Leah Remini’s stepmother Donna Fiore was being hounded by Scientology for dirt on her stepdaughter. Handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff stepped up her support of Scientology front groups. Marty Rathbun started posting attack videos against his former allies, prompting responses from your proprietor, Gary Morehead, Victoria Britton, Paul Haggis, and John Brousseau. And HowdyCon 2017 went down in Denver.

A LOOK BACK AT JUNE 2016: We marked Muhammad Ali’s passing with a look at a Scientology video he was in. We published Dani Lemberger’s “declare.” And we broke the news that Leah Remini was shooting a television series.


A LOOK BACK AT JUNE 2015: We wrote about that time Jim Jones talked about Paulette Cooper from his Guyana compound. We wrote about a person in our book, the inspirational Len Zinberg. We did some live-blogging from the epic Toronto conference organized by Jon Atack. We broke the news that Scientologist Ponzi schemer Reed Slatkin had died. Some poor schlub went to prison after trying to hack Mike Rinder and your proprietor on behalf of Scientology. And we had our biggest audience yet with Paulette Cooper in Clearwater, the belly of the beast.

A LOOK BACK AT JUNE 2014: Another distressing disconnection story: Where is Sami Sterne? A rare audio recording captures L. Ron Hubbard and his wife Mary Sue using an e-meter to come up with the space cooties portion of Scientology. Why we think Original OT 8 is not a hoax — the George White story.

A LOOK BACK AT JUNE 2013: Channel 4’s documentary about Marty Rathbun, Scientologists at War, Neil Gaiman’s Scientology history behind his novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Joe Childs on Denise Gentile’s blunts.

Five of our favorites from the most-upvoted comments of June 2021:

June 5: theetie weetie (aka Sunny)

Miscavige truly believes he is the smartest man in the world. And that just cracks me up to no end.

June 9: Science Doc

Danny might find it’s difficult to do a quick sale on the house with a lien from the bond company. This family is aggressively stupid.

June 17: Andrea “i-Betty” Garner

From the Daily Beast article: “The next day, Greene staked out Lopez’s apartment by Madison Square Park, and he and Lance joked about how Remini looked in a press photo, trying to decide if she was pregnant or not.” It’s the 21st century and still women are being mocked and degraded for their appearance. We know cruel name-calling is a go-to for Scientology on their fair game pages targeting women, so it’s no surprise that their PIs also look at a fantastically successful woman and feel the need to tear her down for her appearance. Leah Remini on a bad day is more beautiful than most of us on a good day but, frankly, that doesn’t even matter. What matters, and will continue to matter until it stops, is that this still happens. Please, don’t be that man.

June 18: chukicita

Molly. I don’t think I knew her name. I wish I could have told her how much it helped me, that she shared parts of her struggle with us with such grace and humor. Helped me understand a dear friend going through much the same, who also walked on this week. Her posts were among those I always read. She was always looking out for others, even as she faced incredible challenges of her own. It is nice to know that she also was loved by others who didn’t even know about the Bunker. What a beautiful example she set, our sweet Molly. Rest in power, Puget Buckeye.

June 28: Geoff Levin


Even though I knew this was coming for awhile, it’s never easy to lose a friend and someone who was a good person to everyone he touched. I performed with Ron a few times which was fun. And I was glad I could give back to him by using my musical and recording skills. Ron earned my respect and admiration. He was loved by many and that will not go unnoticed in the big picture.


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Source Code

“A good manager or executive works hard hour by hour to keep the show on the road but always with a long-term view as well. And he intends that org and staff will prosper. The auditor in Post Purpose Clearing will get a lot of glib answers. The stats, the honest ones, and the true long-term performance of the executive, measured by the health of his zone of responsibility, tell the tale and should be consulted when in doubt.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 26, 1981


Avast, Ye Mateys

“SECOND DANGER FORMULA: (1) So that the Ship can get upgraded to EMERGENCY the following actions are to be done as indicated: (1:1) All Divisional Heads are requested to do a full star-rate check-out with the STO on the ‘Second DANGER Formula,’ (HCO PL 07 Feb 70, steps A-G). Time Machine Order 48 hours. (STO to inform FMAA at the end of 48 hrs of those who have checked-out.) (1:2) All Divisional Heads are requested to submit a complete and realistic application of the ‘Second DANGER Formula’ for their Division in writing to 3rd Mate, (CC). Time Machine Order of one week. (2) The intention is that the ship will be upgraded to EMERGENCY for the New Year, (AD 21).” — R.S. Prior, FMAA, December 26, 1970



Overheard in the FreeZone

“I’ve been told (scouting various sites and listening to interviews) that certain ‘aliens’ envy human bodies for their sensitivity and ability to emote and feel with sensitivity. Apparently theirs are constructed for war and space duty, and have a pretty drab existence (but less pain and injury — the apparent trade-off in this place and time). That said, auditing doesn’t seem to work as well on bodies being loaded down with animal flesh and animal products and chemicals that the body wasn’t designed to process. Living in such a body can sometimes indeed, fit the description of ‘hell.’ Expecting auditing to make a well and happy body without some attention to detox (Purif), seemingly can’t go too far for too long. Hence, the Purification Rundown.”


Past is Prologue

2000: The Kalamazoo Gazette reported that Scientology has purchased a hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan. “The old Hart Hotel in downtown Battle Creek is being acquired by the Church of Scientology, which will renovate the 1930-built structure over the next three years. Local officials say they view the purchase as favorable for the community in that there will be an investment in historical and cultural assets, and perhaps an economic impact in the area, if church members frequent nearby restaurants and hotels.” An anonymous report was posted to a.r.s this week that the Royal Oak location of Scientology has closed. “The Royal Oak, Michigan Scientology office has shut down. There is now a bright shiny new ISP operating out of their former offices.”


Random Howdy

“You’re better off trying to kick dope or booze at home than going to a Narconon. It would be safer and a hell of a lot cheaper. For 100 bucks you could get some benzos, Imodium, and prilosec and you’d be better off and safer than going to a Narconon cold turkey death camp.”


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


Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for February 8. Trial scheduled for August 29, 2022.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), false imprisonment, aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Next hearing scheduled for January 18.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference January 22 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for February 11.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Eleventh Circuit affirmed ruling granting Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Garcias considering next move.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ US Supreme Court denied Valerie’s petition Oct 4.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: California Supreme Court granted review on May 26 and asked the Second Appellate Division to direct Judge Steven Kleifield to show cause why he granted Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Oral arguments held November 2, awaiting a ruling.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28, 2022.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 23. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27. Awaiting a ruling.
Chiropractors Steve Peyroux and Brent Detelich, stem cell fraud: Lawsuit filed by the FTC and state of Georgia in August, now in discovery phase.



We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.


After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.


An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.


Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Other links: SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. 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 a weekly series. How many have you read?


[ONE year ago] Is David Miscavige boarding up orgs in anticipation of inauguration riots?
[TWO years ago] Scientology has its dukes up for Boxing Day, but we’re still thinking of warmer days
[THREE years ago] Nation of Islam takes a bigoted swipe at Leah Remini and the ‘Jews’ behind her show
[FOUR years ago] 2017: In June, Rathbun became Scientology’s attack dog, but we got mile high in Denver
[FIVE years ago] Why would an academic speak up for Scientology? Dr. Stephen Kent has an answer.
[SIX years ago] On Boxing Day, we remember the last time Scientology tried to knock out the press
[SEVEN years ago] Give Scientology $1,000 and all you’ll get is this lousy T-shirt
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s 2013 in review: Madness set in as spring arrived!
[NINE years ago] Narconon Georgia Facing Closure: It Shouldn’t Have Taken a Death
[TEN years ago] Scientology Video of the Year: The Vote Is In!


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 2,526 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,031 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,551 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,571 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,462 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,769 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,637 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,411 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,742 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,215 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,531 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,097 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,016 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,184 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,765 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,026 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,062 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,777 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,302 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 657 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,832 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,383 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,532 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,852 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,707 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,826 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,182 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,485 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,591 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,989 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,865 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,448 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,943 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,197 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,306 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on December 26, 2021 at 07:00

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