All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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Government report into Scientology exposed deceptive
recruitment, strict internal discipline and smear campaigns against
"[Scientology] is corrupt, sinister and dangerous" said Justice Latey in the High Court.
There have been many street-protests at Scientology shops around the UK since 1996. Jens Tingleff maintains the definitive list of UK protests.
An organisation cannot be held responsible for every crime of its members, so Donald Strawn's abuse of two girls, aged 11 and 13, is not necessarily a reflection on Scientology as a whole. What does reflect very badly on the cult is that they directed the mother not to report the abuse to the authorities; the concern for Scientology's public image outweighing the need for justice and for children to be protected. [...]
Andre Tabayoyon's wife, Mary, is also a very high-level defector. Her affidavit lists several specific incidents in which Sea Org women were forced to have abortions. Apparently this was so that they would be able to work harder for Scientology. She alleges that the women and spouses who wouldn't accept this were given severe "ethics handling": in other words, punishment. [...]
Conspiracy to Murder
Gerald Scarff has testified that while in Scientology he was instructed to kill two enemies of the cult; lawyer Ford Greene and head of the Cult Awareness Network Cynthia Kisser. He says that the conspirators also considered planting drugs and child pornography in Greene's office and then tipping off the police. [...]
Conspiracy to Murder
Gerald Scarff has testified that while in Scientology he was instructed to kill two enemies of the cult; lawyer Ford Greene and head of the Cult Awareness Network Cynthia Kisser. He says that the conspirators also considered planting drugs and child pornography in Greene's office and then tipping off the police.
Stacy Young's Affidavit: "Such methods include brutal interrogations in which two or more people gang up on someone (who has usually been deprived of sleep for days) in a locked room and scream abuses until the person confesses to anything they want him or her to confess to."
Diary of a Dying OT7: A heart-wrenching story of the callous disregard for a dying man, Albert Jacquier, shown by the International Association of Scientologists and by his fellow scientologists.