A.r.s Week in Review - 8/20/2000
Week in Review Volume 5, Issue 19
by Rod Keller [rkeller@...]
Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review summarizes the most significant
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> Greg and Debra BarnesStacy Brooks reported this week that Greg and Debra Barnes have received a
refund of their membership fees in the International Association of
"After they were declared, the Barnes wrote a letter to the IAS, which is
the International Association of Scientologists, asking for their money
back. They had both paid for lifetime memberships, a total of more than
From a letter to the IAS:
"The IAS is an enforced membership that if anyone is to do services as
long as we did and went as 'OT' as we did you have to become members. The
additional donations are harassed out of you with alarming tales of the
tech being 'attacked' or needed 'publications' to alert the populace of
the dangers of what ever the flavor of the month dangerous environment you
guys dream up is. We gave to your organization based upon the false
reports by your representatives of the German Scientologists being
persecuted by ex-Nazi Psychiatrists, when in actuality according to all
the German Scientologists I spoke with at the Sand Castle, it was the
financial irregularities and out 2-D activities of org executives in
Germany as well as poor results, that created the attacks, which your
representatives failed to mention conveniently.
"We gave to your organization without knowing of Fair Game still being
practiced by the GO...oops we meant OSA. We gave to your organization
without knowing that Mike Rinder's opinion of spiritual sustenance was
holding my friend [Lisa McPherson] down and forcing a concoction of
illegally obtained drugs down her throat. Evidently you guys found some
other lost tech that we did not know about. The fact that orgs in
Germany, France, Russia and Spain are on life support and the fact that
the 'Church of Scientology' is on the way out in Europe is evidence of
your hat not being worn regarding protecting Scientology. Some how I do
not think that LRH envisioned your actions or inaction as the 'Aims of
Scientology' he was talking about.
"I would think that an organization of such an 'ethical purity' with such
a crusade for 'Total Freedom' would be insulted to want to keep the money
of such people who think of you as we do. I would think that you would be
glad to be free of the funds we gave you and wash your pure hands of our
The Barnes received their refund after signing a waiver document.
"That we, our heirs, our successors, representatives, agents, employees,
attorneys and assigns release and forever discharge the International
Association of Scientologists, IAS Administrations, and their respective
successors, agents, officers, directors, divisions, shareholders,
trustees, fundraisers and employees from any and all claims, damages,
causes of action of any kind which we now have or may hereafter have, from
the beginning of time, to and including the effective date of this
From Debra Barnes:
"We have $32K in unused services from Flag. In the most recent
release/wavier that they want us to sign before disbursing this money we
would have to give up all rights to any future claims we may have. We
object to this due to the evidence that in the past, the church cranks up
its fair game machine after people have signed this type of release
leaving you with no legal recourse. The big question is 'why won' they do
a simple release like the IAS release we signed?' If they would quite
breaking the law and harming people there would be no claims to be made.
I don't think they get it - so I guess we will have to drive our point
home with a picket. WISE, who ripped us off of $1000 has finally agreed to
pay when we threatened them with small claims court. Check has not been
received as of yet. Also, the SuperPower Building Project was just sent a
letter requesting our $85 back - I wonder what kind of release they will
want for this small amount."
> ClearwaterJeff Jacobsen spoke before Clearwater's City Council this week.
"I didn't know how far Scientology's influence has spread in this
community just from visiting once a year. But I've seen the influence now.
Scientology gets away scot-free after the death of Lisa McPherson, while
critics of Scientology are enjoined from even walking on certain sidewalks
in Clearwater. A Scientologist hits a critic's video camera with a hammer
and the police do nothing. A picketer is assaulted not once but twice by a
Scientologist, and despite the assaults being on video tape from different
angles, the Scientologist is not arrested.
"Just a few weeks ago a German official from Hamburg came to town. I was
at the airport when about 30 Scientologists greeted her with shouts of
'Nazi Go Home!' and attempted to manhandle her. I was there when the
Scientology attorney came demanding that she be deposed in a case she has
nothing to do with at the exact time she had already scheduled a news
conference. Ms. Ursula Caberta has gone home after having been viciously
treated by Scientology, and let me assure you that the European media,
starting with Der Spiegel, have already begun to paint Clearwater as
German-hating and nuts. I suspect you are going to be seeing fewer German
tourists around here now, thanks to the actions of Scientologists. Maybe
when Europe's tourists boycott our wonderful community, the hit in your
pocketbooks might wake you up to reality."
> IRSForbes magazine published an article on a Los Angeles man's quest to have
the same tax deductions as a Scientologist.
"Los Angeles accountant Michael Sklar was shelling out $24,000 a year to
send his four children to Jewish day schools in 1994 when a four-line
Internal Revenue Service ruling caught his eye. The November 1993 edict
declared 'obsoleted' the IRS' 1978 ruling barring members of the Church of
Scientology from deducting the 'fixed donations' they paid for religious
education and 'auditing'. The Orthodox Jew decided to write off 55% of his
tuition bills, based on the proportion of time his children's schools said
was spent on religious courses.
"In April U.S. Tax Court Special Trial Judge Larry L. Nameroff ruled that
Sklar hadn't shown he was in the same position as members of the Church of
Scientology. He was denied all his religious-education deductions,
including the $75 he paid for a special after-school class in the Talmud.
Sklar is appealing. Former IRS commissioner Sheldon S. Cohen doesn't give
him much chance, in part because his kids went to a school that mixed
religious and secular education. But the case does point out a glaring
inequity that has existed since 1993, when the IRS cut a controversial
deal with the Church of Scientology.
"'The IRS realizes that giving in to Scientology was a mistake, and they
don't want to extend that mistake,' says former IRS commissioner Donald C.
Alexander. 'The result is most taxpayers are unfairly treated.' 'My main
concern is to get equal treatment,' says Sklar, who adds he has no beef
with Scientologists. Cohen argues that taxpayers who send their children
to purely religious after-school training can rightfully claim the
deduction in light of the IRS' deal with Scientology. For now,
non-Scientologists who want to deduct religious studies just have to pray
that Cohen is right. Or convert."
> Keith HensonKeith Henson reported this week that Scientology is trying to get his
house as part of his copyright violations judgment.
"Last night a process server came to my door with mess of paper which
measured real close to 6 inches thick. It was a 25 page motion to dismiss
or convert my bankruptcy to chapter 7, which would force the sale of my
house and leave me with no point in working because Co$ could take every
penny I make."
> Used ClothingThe Los Angeles Times reported on August 18th that Scientology donated
used clothing to a nursing home.
"Eight bags stuffed full of clothes were delivered to the New Vista
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sunland. Clothing was gathered and
donated by members of the Women's Auxiliary of the Church of Scientology
to fulfill part of the wish list given them by the center. 'We're glad to
have the opportunity to give something back to these people, who have all
been productive, contributing citizens,' said Flavia Taylor, executive
director of the Church of Scientology Mission of the Foothills in
> Lisa McPherson TrustStacy Brooks reported some of the cases the Lisa McPherson Trust has been
involved in recently.
"Recently we helped a woman get out of Scientology. She took her child
with her, a child who at a very young age had already been recruited into
the Sea Org. The woman's mother has been in the Sea Org for a long time.
She came to the woman's house, extremely upset that the woman had left but
particularly upset that she had taken her child out of the Sea Org. Then
the woman's mother pulled the child aside and in all seriousness urged the
child to file for legal emancipation from the parents so that the child,
who is underage, could go back into the Sea Org. I asked the woman to fax
me a copy of the tape excerpt her mother had given her.
"'The GE is a family man; the GE is lost without a family. It's very
strange, but Homo sap is a family unit. The GE is built on that basis.
It's not important to know it but a lot of your urges toward families and
so forth are not thetan urges at all, they're the GE. And you get your GE
surviving best and being loused up the most because of interfamily
relationships. And your thetan, by the way, can much more easily go into a
group. Families are not good groups; they're bad groups.'
"The Genetic Entity is the part of a person that is still tied to the
universe of Matter, Energy, Space and Time that we will leave behind when
we are able to become stably exterior with full perceptics. Obviously,
for someone who has it in their head that they are trying to leave the
MEST Universe behind, the Genetic Entity is something from which one would
have to distance oneself. In fact, there is an insulting slang term in
Scientology for someone who is too much into their body, or too much into
their family. A person like that is considered to be 'stuck in the GE.'
When LRH said in the tape excerpt was that anyone who puts any importance
on the family is going in a direction toward MEST, not Theta. That is an
out-ethics thing to do.
"Recently a woman contacted the LMT for help. She and her husband had two
beautiful teenage children. By the time she spoke to me, her husband had
gotten them nearly $100,000 in debt. He wanted a divorce because she
didn't want to be a Scientologist. He refused to speak to either of this
children because they didn't want to be Scientologists. When she begged
him to speak to someone with a different point of view about Scientology
he told her he would disappear and never contact her again if she ever
tried to put him in contact with someone critical of Scientology. She and
her children are heartbroken over the loss of a man who was once a
wonderful husband and father.
"Another woman contacted the LMT recently about her sister, who has just
joined the Sea Org. The sister has two children. Now that she is in the
Sea Org, the children have been sent to the Sea Org children's ranch north
of Los Angeles. They never get to see their mother. They have been
sneaking phone calls to their aunt, tearfully asking their aunt why their
mother doesn't love them any more. The mother, meanwhile, fully believes
that her children are a distraction from her production and that it is
necessary to separate from them so that she can realize her full
"The most hopeful thing of all at the LMT is that we are getting calls
every day from Scientologists who are making the decision to embrace their
Constitutional rights of freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom
of association. They are going on the internet despite orders from the
Organization not to. They are regaining their powers of critical thought
and deciding for themselves which parts of Scientology they want to
embrace. And they are beginning to rebuild their own shattered lives and
> Tom PadgettMike Gormez posted an update on Tom Padgett, in a Kentucky jail as a
result of a family court case with his wife, who is still a Scientologist.
"Tom is still in jail. He has to go back next Tuesday the 22nd for
sentencing. The rumor is that the other side wants to come to a
settlement, but that remains to be seen. The money was there yesterday to
pay for the minor child's future child support, but that was not what the
court wanted. They apparently said that Tom did not live up to his
"He wants to thank everyone for the letters and clothing, which is really
coming in handy. He is being held on a 50,000 bail in maximum security."
> Protest / Revenge SummaryBrent Stone reported a protest at Gold Base this week.
"Today I had the chance to stroll down Highway 79 just outside Hemet
again, along with Keith and our two pull-toys Ed and Frank. It started out
like any other day of a nice walk in the desert, with a deserted prison
encampment all around us, razor wire facing inward, armed guards, and
security cameras everywhere.
"My son was off on a camping trip, and my other roommate decided to leave
my house unattended. Knowing that the 'church' would probably be pulling
another illegal picket of my residence, I was a bit worried. I mentioned
to Ida that I had not slept well, and told her of my worries. When we got
to the fortress, we were greeted with the normal abuse and wild
accusations of our criminal and immoral characters. First Frank started
asking me how my house in San Jose was. Then he asked me why I couldn't
sleep last night. Later on, Ed took up the questioning; did you sleep well
last night, Mr. Stone? Where is your son? Is your house OK down there in
San Jose? How long would it take you to drive from here to San Jose,
several hours? It's a nice day for burning, isn't it?
"I decided to call some people in San Jose, and went to talk to Keith.
They would not let us talk in private, and insisted on putting their video
camera about two feet from my face. We went to the car to talk, while they
filmed, and were told by Frank that their expert lip reader would be
analyzing the tape. They seemed very pleased to have found a 'button'.
Unfortunately, this 'button' only works once, since I have taken
"The funniest part of their picketing my home last time was the new
'button' they got out of it. The poor scared kid they sent out gave my son
one of their 'religious bigot' flyers. My son made a comment something
like 'Sure, my dad's a religious bigot'. Sarcasm as we know goes way over
the heads of certain nut-cultists, so now I get grilled about 'my
relationship with my son' who 'thinks I'm a religious bigot' all the time.
It gets really funny listening to poor Ed, all 'concerned' about how my
son feels about me."
Keith Henson reported some of the conversation with the thugs at a Gold
"Thugs Edwin Richardson and Frank Petty 'interviewing' me while I picket
the scientology base North of Hemet California.
"'Mr. Minton supplying you with ... in exchange for possibly paying for
the college education? How much is a college education right now at one of
the colleges? Strictly as a question, any money put in some account for
Amber that should have been declared to the bankruptcy court? Is Mr.
Minton supplying money to pay for the college education? Would that be
part of his exchange for your exercising your first alleged first
amendment right? I've got a tape going here. would you grant me permission
to interview Amber. Would your wife so to consent?
"'What would make you feel safer for her? How about security over at the
college? She involved in molestation? What would she have to say about
that? What dorm is she staying in? Did she choose that university or did
you. Amber going to do work study? Or are you going to have her come out
with you and picket on the weekends? And Minton can pay both of you. Do
you know where Amber is going to be in three days? Did you perform incest
acts with Amber? Do you molest Amber?"
"'I would think it would be a lot easier instead of a deposition if that
makes you more comfortable rather than an interview by an investigator.
Do you think she would have something good to tell the court? Do you
think the bankruptcy court would be interested in taking a deposition of
Amber? Think Berry would help you out in deposition? Does she know
anything about the request for 5 million dollars?'"
Keith also protested in San Jose this week.
"I was in San Jose today so the Los Gatos org over on Bascom and the
Steven's creek org on Rosemary got token pickets of 10 and 15 minutes. Los
Gatos was in hiding mode because they shut the blind to keep from seeing
me. I think there might have been only one person in today at 11:40."
Kristi Wachter reported revenge picketing for her participation in
protests at the San Francisco org.
"A neighbor mentioned that Craig had been by over the weekend for another
revenge picket. My neighbor said it was just him and his sign. As I
understand it, the purpose of Craig's pickets is to get me to stop
protesting Scientology. If that's the case, I would think it would behoove
him to make sure I know when he comes by. If it weren't for this
neighbor's offhand comment, I would never have known Craig had visited."
"Barb" and David Rice protested in San Diego this week.
"This was very low-key, shydavid and I only gave out 4 fliers. The first
recipient commented on our 'Kills' T-shirts, and explained that he was a
nondenominational, non-prosyletizing Christian. 'I thought everyone in
California was a Scientologist,' he told us. We assured him that this is
certainly not the case, and gave him copies of the Xenu and 'Cult in your
neighborhood?' fliers, and told him to spread the word.
"An older Czech gentleman pointed out that from his perspective, we could
have been high echelon Scientologists promoting our cult by using the
slang 'Kills' as a positive message, as in the use of the word 'Killer.'
'That was a killer wave!'"
John Ritson protested in London this week.
"I joined two other suppressives (each armed with an inflatable alien) for
a couple of hours leafleting, picketing and slogan-shouting outside the
Tottenham Court Road 'Org'. We definitely controlled the situation, with
only the occasional miserable-looking Scientologist (plus a small girl)
pushed out to hand out copies of 'Freedom'. The local street-cleaner came
past with his bin containing plenty of 'Freedom's but none of our
leaflets. Complete support from the passers-by. Hardly any traffic into
the 'Org' apart from the half-a-dozen known Scientologists. This was the
third successive week on which there have been mini-pickets at Tottenham
"Ethercat" and "Mad Cow" protested in Atlanta this week.
"Aug. 19, 2000, 10:30 am till Noon. Wynot and I arrived a little before
10:30 with our flyers, signs, videocamera, cheapo digital camera, and some
top secret equipment. After a few minutes, Mad Cow arrived. Ox was
expected at 11, but was a few minutes early. The org has installed a box
for pamphlets by the sidewalk with copies of the 'What is Scientology?'
brochure. I guess this must be their only method of body routing since
they moved from downtown, now that there's no foot traffic past the org.
There is a very large 'NOW HIRING' sign hanging below the regular co$
"Chad from the Associated Press arrived right on schedule, bringing a
photographer with him. As we picketed, he spoke with each of us about our
reasons for picketing. We gave him our individual personal reasons, our
flyers, and a list of DeKalb Co. and Georgia ordinances which have been
broken by co$ as we picketed. We told him about the illegal revenge picket
at my house. After Susan arrived around 11:30, Chad spoke with her for a
few minutes, told me he'd let us know when the article comes out, and then
the two journalists left.
"Susan showed great concern for our well being in the heat, asking if we
would be leaving soon and if we were drinking plenty of water. I told her,
that yes, we would be leaving soon, that we couldn't let them think their
OTs had killed us with a thought. She said, 'Oh, no, we wouldn't want
that!' A guy in a pickup truck asked us why we thought L.Ron Hubbard was a
liar. Since the light had changed, we handed him a flyer pack, and then
another car rolled down the window to ask for flyers.
"One of our previous picketers has agreed, at X-Friend's request, to not
picket anymore. This is contingent on her and her family not being
harassed by co$. I am saddened, but I understand her position. Her
husband, also a previous picketer with us, is not in good health at this
time, and neither of them need the additional stress. However, she still
holds her own opinions, and has not made any agreements to quit talking."
"During the picket we counted around 127 or so positive responses from the
public at large. No handlers came out to handle us. A youngish guy
walked up to us to ask about the picket. I think he came out of the org
but I'm not sure. We gave him the usual info and a URL card. He then
turned and shuffled into the org. A lady walked up to ask about the cult.
She mentioned she was a Christian, so I gave her the 'There was no Christ'
quote. She was aghast. They won't get any money out of her. Flyer pack and
URL card for her."
Mark Bunker and Jeff Jacobsen reported a protest at the Bank building in
"I was saddened to see the reaction of the Clearwater Police Department.
At one point, a Scientologist jammed his forehead into my camera and was
pressing on the camera lens. I asked him to stop touching the camera. When
I got a chance I went over to the team of police and spoke to a Sgt. and
asked him if he could just ask the Scientologists not to touch the cameras
or the people picketing. He told me 'I was watching the whole thing. Looks
like you were blocking the sidewalk and not permitting them to pass.' All
I expected and felt was reasonable was to have an officer say 'Please
don't touch one another. Thank you for your cooperation.' When a large
chunk of the Clearwater police force is on the Scientology payroll, this
appears to be an unreasonable request.
"Tonight 7 of us picketed the bank building in Clearwater. As usually
happens now, about 10 minutes after we started our handlers appeared.
The general tone was mild confrontation by the Scientologists. The main
points this time were that we are in tax trouble, that Jesse is a criminal
and we should be doing something about that, and the ever present 'how
much do you make?' Every time now I try to say that I'm willing to have a
conversation but not willing to simply take hammering from abusive people.
So one woman and I had a reasonably nice conversation. Doyle and I were
doing ok when some short guy with a crew cut came and talked to Doyle, and
Doyle simply left in mid-conversation! I saw the same guy go over to Hans
so I told Hans 'you're about to be told to leave' which he denied. But
sure enough all the rest of our handlers then left too.
"Ian Schillington was trying to argue that the Scientologists were
perfectly within their rights to act like they did at the Mad Picket
because they were upset at what we were doing. He wasn't impressed by my
question of what Salvation Army members would do if they were picketed."
> ScotlandThe Scotland Daily Record reported on August 15th that Scientology is
launching a recruitment drive in Scotland.
Cult to launch drive for Scots. The controversial Church of Scientology
has launched a recruitment drive in Scotland. Scientology spokesman Graeme
Wilson said a one-week information exhibition would include programmes to
help solve Scots crime and drugs problems."
From The Herald on August 15th:
"The world's fastest-growing religious movement yesterday launched a major
recruitment drive in Scotland with claims it has effective solutions to
the country's crime and drugs problem. The Church of Scientology launched
the drive with a week-long public exhibition. A freephone hot-line has
also been set up by the church for people looking to find out more. The
church's leaders yesterday admitted they hoped the Edinburgh-based
exhibition would lead to Scientology spreading around Scotland. They also
claim they can solve the country's crime and drugs problems.
"A spokeswoman for the Cult Information Centre said: 'We receive a
tremendous number of calls from people who are very distressed after a
loved one has become involved with the organisation.'"
> Mike McClaughryThe Spokane Spokesman-Review reported on August 16th on the lawsuit by
former Scientologist Mike McClaughry against his former employer.
"McClaughry worked in the 'church intelligence unit.' They both climbed to
high ranks within the church. The Post Falls man claims he was ousted from
the Church of Scientology because he talked about changes he discovered in
the religion's scripture. Then he was asked to leave his job at a Spokane
office managed by Scientologists, he said. McClaughry is suing a Spokane
company in U.S. District Court for alleged violations of the Civil Rights
Act, claiming he was fired for his religious beliefs. The office manager
said McClaughry resigned.
"In the suit, McClaughry claims that his former employer, an insurance
adjustment firm called David Morse & Associates, is managed by members of
the Church of Scientology. The office manager said some Scientologists
work at the company, but religion does not affect the office.
"McClaughry said he was excommunicated when he told other members that
sacred texts had been altered. McClaughry said Scientologists are not
allowed to associate with former members. 'The supervisor basically said,
'You realize once you're expelled (from the church), I can't deal with
you. You have to go find another job,'' said McClaughry's lawyer, Steven
Crumb. 'I guess that's as good as someone saying you're fired,' Crumb
"Pat Dougherty, Spokane and Seattle office manager for David Morse &
Associates, said the charges are unfounded. 'He thinks that we fired him
because of his problems with the church. We didn't. He resigned. I didn't
fire him, period,' said Dougherty, a Scientologist. 'There are Scientology
members who work at David Morse. We are not a Scientology company. There
are non-Scientologists that work for us also.'
"During an interview, McClaughry shared a copy of a 12-page document
detailing the rules for conducting an audit, a mental health procedure
devised by Hubbard, the church founder. A more recent set of rules,
rewritten after Hubbard's death in 1986, is only five pages, McClaughry
said. Under the rewritten rules, Scientologists who reach the upper
levels of the church must continue to be 'sec checked,' whereas they could
be exempted under the original document, McClaughry said. Changing church
guidelines is a 'cardinal sin,' and there are more, he said.
"McClaughry still has the church document that officially expelled him in
January, a 'suppressive person declare,' as it's called. It spells out 10
of his violations, including 'engaging in malicious rumormongering to
destroy the authority or repute of higher officers' and 'mutiny.'"
> Susan MorganMike Gormez posted an update on the case of Susan Morgan, who
unsuccessfully sued her former employer, Dr. Carlsten, when he tried to
turn the dental office into a Scientology mission. Susan was in court to
see if she would have to pay his legal expenses.
"Susan went to court with only her brother as support - no lawyer. She
met her former employer's attorney, Sandra Lanni, and they negotiated a
payment schedule. She'll have to pay him $25 a month for the next 8 years.
Fortunately Susan did not have to see the good doctor himself, just his
> Ursula CabertaTagesanzeiger Zurich published an article on August 11th on the trip to
Clearwater, Florida by Ursula Caberta.
"Ursula Caberta, Director of the Hamburg Agencies' Work Group on
Scientology, did not believe her eyes and ears when she arrived at the
airport in Tampa, Florida. About 50 Scientologists were shouting 'Nazi go
home' at her, as proved by video tape recordings. The Hubbard adherents
were also holding up signs in the air which said the same thing. 'How the
Scientologists learned of my arrival in Florida is a mystery to me.'
Florida is the location of an international Scientology headquarters.
"'They followed every move I made,' said Caberta of the Hamburg SPD
administration, who is involved with Scientology as a result of her
office. Nevertheless she still met with American Scientology critics. The
Scientologists' attorneys took their revenge with an operation of a
curious kind. The attorneys had managed to motivate a judge to order an
immediate deposition. 'It was a five-hour hearing like the Stasi used to
have,' stated Caberta. A German Scientology attorney had traveled from
Munich for the occasion.
"The operation was rounded out with a lawsuit for damages from a
Scientology-affiliated businessman who demanded 75,000 dollars. The
businessman claimed Caberta ruined a major contract for him with her
information work. 'It has become painfully clear to me why the
Scientologists are able to operate unhindered in the USA,' said Caberta,
'They can take care of any critic they want by using these court and legal
"'Unbelievable what they can do in the USA with tourists,' she said. 'And
of all countries, this is the one which regularly accuses Germany of
violating human rights because we dare to talk about Scientologists.' She
lost her faith in the American legal system.
"Juerg Stettler, spokesman from Scientology, defended Scientology's action
by saying that Caberta held a press conference and wanted to organize a
demonstration in front of the Scientology buildings. He said that Caberta
had provoked the reaction, the more so since various Scientologists had
taken refuge from her in the USA. Those people, he said, were allergic to
Caberta and would consider her now becoming active there as impudence."