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Chuck Beatty

Chuck Beatty is an ex-lifetime Scientology's Sea Org movement staffer (1975-2003).

Radar (March 17, 2008): "Cult Friction" by John Cook
[...] Invariably, former Scientologists do the same thing when they first leave the Church: They log onto the Internet and start searching. "Members of the general public know more about Scientology than decades-long members do," says Chuck Beatty, a 27-year veteran who worked for Author Services, Inc., the powerful Scientology organization that manages Hubbard's copyrights. As a rule, Scientologists are forbidden from exposing themselves to any of the dozens of websitesó, chief among themódevoted to exposing the Church's sordid past and nefarious nature. While much of the information has been available on the Internet for years, you once had to actively seek it out. Interest in the Tom Cruise video and media coverage of the Anonymous campaign has pushed this information out in front of a mass online audience, reinforcing the view that Scientology is a cult and cutting into its recruitment efforts. "Celebrities are gaining them exposure and ridicule," says Beatty, "but they're not gaining them members." [...]

St. Petersburg (March 2008): "Group called Anonymous protests Scientology policies in Clearwater" by Robert Farley

Chuck Beatty, a former Scientology staff member who is now a critic, said the lawsuits reflect Scientology's policy of "always attack, never defend."

Rolling Stone (February 2006): "Inside Scientology" by Janet Reitman

Former Sea Org members who've been through the program charge that it is a form of re-indoctrination, in which hard physical labor and intense ideological study are used to break a subject's will. Chuck Beatty, a former Sea Org member, spent seven years in the RPF facilities in Southern California, from 1996 to 2003, after expressing a desire to speak out against the church. For this, he was accused of "disloyalty," a condition calling for rehabilitation. "My idea was to go to the RPF for six or eight months and then route out," says Beatty. "I thought that was the honorable thing to do." In the RPF he was given a "twin," or auditing partner, who was responsible for making sure he didn't escape. "It's a prison system," he says, explaining that all RPFers are watched twenty-four hours per day and prevented from having contact with the outside world. "It's a mind-bending situation where you feel like you're betraying the group if you try to leave."

Dear "Lily"

The best part of your message, again, is the fact that you call on people to go to society's outside existing institutions for assistance.

I totally agree, because Scientology isolates itself from society's institutions, and the abuses in Scientology's staff hierarchies need at times outside intervention.

Heady concept: "freedom"

There are so overwhelming numbers of crimes and penalties LRH wrote for being off-source, out-tech, out-ethics, other-intentioned, false-data-prone, evil-purposed, other-fish-to-fry, squirrel. The longer one reads LRH, the more the "channels" for keeping in ethics appear out of his writings to keep one going right down HIS idea of how to get to "freedom."

LRH's "research" proved LRH's conclusions were correct, and thus the errors and faults are NEVER with LRH.

After 27 years in Scientology and the Sea Org, Chuck Beatty tells his story

He reads me the final release legal doc that I give up all my rights to speak about ANYTHING in my Sea Org employment, the normal give up ALL your rights to free speech, etc., and I sign or I initial all pages, etc., while Elliot reads page by page, or the major section titles over the major sections of the release, out loud, all on video.

This was a pretty intense and admittedly significance packed moment, my final moment, in these legal OSA settings, signing away rights, that no normal Buddhist ex-monk or Catholic ex-monk would sign away when they depart their monastic lifetime staff categories, but no matter. Again, Scn does what it does, and our legal system doesn't support this type of activity in certain contexts, and hasn't supported this yet. But our legal system does support Scn legal tactics in other matters. Whatever. The threat was still sitting there in my face. We'll get you if you talk, buddy! That was the message.

Washington Post (November 2005): "A Place in the Desert for New Mexico's Most Exclusive Circles" by Richard Leiby

The church maintains two other vaults in California to preserve Hubbard's materials and words, according to Hines and another longtime staff member who also quit a couple of years ago, Chuck Beatty of Pittsburgh.

"The whole purpose of putting these teachings in the underground vaults was expressly so that in the event that everything gets wiped out somehow, someone would be willing to locate them and they would still be there," said Beatty, who spent 28 years in Scientology. Some loyalists are tasked specifically with the "super-duper confidential" job of coming back to Earth in the far-off future, he added.

The billion-year contracts are signed by members of what Hubbard, a Navy lieutenant in World War II, called the church's Sea Organization. The motto of that cadre, according to Beatty and Hines, who said they were both members, is "We come back."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (July 2005): "From the outside, looking in"

"In my opinion, Scientology is in many instances dangerous," he said, adding that in many cases, Scientology can be a "harmful, manipulative organization whose members cannot make informed decisions about their own lives and the lives of their loved ones."

Chuck Beatty, target of Dead Agenting in order to silence him (January 2006)

Ken Shapiro smear email. Church of Scientology's Office of Special Affairs produced the following smear email, and they used Kenny Shapiro as the delivery vehicle. This January 2006 smear tactic demonstrates how the Office of Special Affairs branch of the Church of Scientology continues its irreligious smearing tactics even today, which only recoils on the official Scientology movement.

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