by Tory Christman more
4 July 2006
My dear friend and I began sending b-day cards to each other,
each year with that saying: "You can run, but you cannot hide".
We'd sent this note to each other, in various forms, for years
and years, on our Birthdays.
In the '90's his father, a Scientology "OT"
and ex-Sea Org Man woke
up, realized Scientology was nothing but a con, and left
His mother was a "True believer" and insisted Scientology is
As people left, many were declared "Suppressive
People" [SP] which to those out sounds like a joke, but when
you get the depth of tragedy and hatred connected with this
label, it's one of THE most damning labels I'd ever known.
Nothing was worse. Hubbard
said "Scientology is your only salvation, and if you harm it,
this shall effect you lifetime, after lifetime, after lifetime".
Granted, now with access to the Internet, this is a bit of a
joke as people can read the facts, and make up their own minds.
However, in years past, even in the 1990's, Scientology had
net nanny on computers, so even IF a Scientologist got to a
computer (Then rare), and IF they typed in "Scientology"...due
to the Net Nanny that had been covertly installed in all
computers, all they'd see is Scientology's propaganda. So the
chances of a Scientologist getting what most people now know
about this group, were 2 fold: Slim and None, and slim left the
building long ago!
The mind control was built way in, and no one ever wanted to
be declared an SP. If you left the group, people applied what is
known as "Disconnection"
and bingo! Over night you lost ALL of your friends, often your
family, certainly your group and beliefs.
This friend of mine had something very bad happen to him
around Christmas time, and his Mother told me I needed to try to
get to him, and help him, as she was, and others. Ok, I loved
him so I began trying to find him. He was always out, never
home, hard to get in touch with.
I happened to be over where he worked during "The Super
Bowl", so I stuck a little sticky note on his computer:
"You can run, but you cannot hide".
About a week later, I got a note saying how his parents were
out of town, he'd like to go to dinner, and "I can run, but I no
longer have to worry about hiding". Let him know when re dinner.
I thought that was an extremely odd response, as we'd so
often just sent the same message back and forth, but I sent back
an e-mail "Any time is good for me, tell me when and we'll go".
The next thing I knew, his Mother was screaming like I'd
never heard a person scream before: She'd just gotten home, and
so had her husband (She from Flag, he from somewhere else, both
out of touch due to he leaving Scientology). He'd found their
son, having shot himself.
We all went out to
UCLA, and the
Doctors spent hours trying to help him. Finally, after 7 hours,
they came out to say "He'd be less than a vegetable for life".
The tears from this family............... I cannot write
about, as I begin crying just remembering their deep pain, and
to this day the deep pain they feel, as I'm sure each family who
has lost their child (I now know 6 Scientology families where
their child took their life — I believe due to
Their son was brought out, and put downstairs on a life
monitor, where he remained for about 24 more hours, and then the
family decided they had to let him go. The air was pumping, he
looked like he was breathing, he looked almost the same, except
for the white cloth wrapped around his head. Strong, handsome,
ready for life to begin, except for one thing: He'd ended it.
Good God ....this is the part of Scientology that keeps me
speaking out: Disconnection, con,
medical abuse, fraud,
suicides and deaths at
way too young an age. It is so tragic that SO many people I
loved, and so many others loved, are now D E A D.
To my friend, Happy Birthday, where ever you are. And "You
can run, but you cannot hide". I still see you, in my heart, in
my mind......... I feel your love and passion.
My you be dancing with the angels, and hopefully any young
people reading this shall realize they do NOT have to take their
lives to leave Scientology. In truth, it's really no more than
walking across a line in the street: They just make it seem so
If you want to, and don't know where to go, or what to do,
GIVE ME A CALL!
Dancing in the moonlight
In Scientology for 30 years, out happily for 5 years! For
thinking and speaking my mind, Scientology declared me a
'suppressive person' and expelled me from their so called
'church' Free at LAST!
"Those that give up essential liberty to purchase a little
temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." — Benjamin