Jerry Whitfield (27 February 1998)
|«We were required to write weekly reports each
Thursday by 2:00 PM and sent in our weekly
that same time each and every week of the year. I was in
charge of collecting statistics from each staff member
at Narconon, El Paso, Texas. One of the statistics I had
to collect each week was number of new Scientologists
made this week.
Additionally, a percentage of our
gross income was sent
to the Church of Scientology each week. I did not work
in the accounting department, but I was told on numerous
occasions that 10% went to the GO US and 10% went to GO
WW. I did, however, participate in the weekly financial
planning of the money taken in for the week, and how it
was to be spent. So I feel that the 20% figure sent to
Scientology each week was accurate. I heard from the
Treasury Secretary that checks were made out each week
and sent uplines to Scientology. I doubt that I would
have been lied to about that for over three years.
Especially since there was often a change in Treasury
Secretaries and the story stayed the same. Moreover, I
worked at Narconon El Paso and Narconon United States,
and the percentages were the same in both organizations
as told to me by various Treasury Secretaries in both
organizations. I served on the Finance Committees for
both organizations so I was privy to this information.
We used L Ron Hubbard's techniques for getting people
off drug dependency and turning them into Scientologists
if we could. We were told by Dick Talbert, a Guardian
Office staff member, to tell people that Narconon and
Scientology were different corporations and not
"Prozac Frees Ex-Scientology Leader from Depression"
|«Although they never met while in the Church of
Scientology, Hana and Jerry both left the cult in 1984.
They met shortly after that, were married in 1985, and
together have faced harassment from Scientologists.
After he was accused of writing a bomb threat to
Sterling Management, a front group for Scientology,
Jerry showed investigators papers about the "PC Freakout,"
a Scientology plot to discredit author
who had written a
scathing book about the group,
accusing her of a similar plot. "As it turned out, the
private investigator looking into the matter was a
handwriting expert and already knew I hadn't printed the
note," he said. Private investigators lured by
Scientology still question neighbors, family, and
friends. Jerry said he takes their pictures and goes out
to talk to them whenever he sees them.
"Hubbard taught them to rule by fear and intimidation
using harassment tactics," Hana said of the current
Scientology leadership. "The more you speak out and tell
the truth, the less they harass you. When they start
bothering us we contact the national media."»