ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Wednesday January 30, 2008
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ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Monday January 28, 2008
Tory just finished this radio show. In case you missed it, here’s the audio.
I don’t know if this will make a difference or not but I felt I needed to respond to anonymous, the group of people who have taken down Scientology’s website and taken to the streets to silence Scientology.
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Just as Scientologist PR person Pat Harney appears on the radio to brag about Scientology bringing families together, we get news that David Miscavige’s own niece is saying otherwise.
Dear Karin [Pouw, spokesperson for official Scientology] ,
I could not resist the opportunity to write you this letter having read your official rebuttal regarding the Tom Cruise biography. I have been involved in the Church of Scientology since birth. David Miscavige as you well know is my father’s brother, making him my uncle. In fact you and I actually know each other although not very well.
I cannot comment on your responses regarding the personal life of Tom Cruise because I know nothing about this, but I am absolutely shocked at how vehemently you insist upon not only denying the truths that have been stated about the Church in that biography, but then take it a step further and tell outright lies.
You go so far as to state:
7. Does Scientology encourage their members not to speak to their family if they don’t support the religion?
This allegation is not only false, it is the opposite of what the Church believes and practices. -Karin Pouw
As you well know, my parents officially left the Church when I was 16 in 2000. I, having been separated from them at the age of 12 and thoroughly engulfed in the beliefs of the Church since birth decided not to go with them.
Not only was I not allowed to speak to them, I was not allowed to answer a phone for well over a year, in case it was them calling me.
To give exact specifics, this “law” was enforced ruthlessly by one Tracye Danilovoch – the local representative for the Religious Technology Center – who intercepted all letters from my parents (and my friends). She would then pass them on to Marc Rathbun (the then 2nd in command of the Church) and Mike Rinder – who happens to be the former head of YOUR office – “The Office of Special Affairs” (you can thank me later for not elaborating on this one). Only after they had seen the letters and decided it was ok for me to see them would I receive some of them while sitting in a board room while they watched me read them and asked me to comment on them.
I was allowed to visit my parents from the age of 16-22, once a year for a maximum of 3-4 days, but that was only after they (my parents) threatened legal action if the Church got in the way of this and even then only after I underwent a “Security Check Confessional” before I saw them and immediately after I came back. A security check is interrogation (usually about if I intend on leaving the Church, or finding out if my parents have said anything bad about the Church, etc.) while being attached to an electrophsychometer which is similar to a lie detector. This happened every single time I saw then (which was never more than 3 or 4 days a year).
For a more recent example of families being destroyed, My Aunt Jennifer Pantermeuhl has recently contacted my parents and let them know that she can no longer speak to them or be in contact with them because they speak to and live near, my other Aunt Sarah Mortland.
Sarah is my mom’s and Jennifer’s sister. This is because Sarah is not in favor with the Church. Jennifer also contacted my brother Sterling as well as the rest of the family for the same reason most of whom had to lie to her and said they weren’t talking to Sarah for fear of getting found out about.
Another good example would be when my other brother, Justin, was in Florida a few years ago and was on his way to visit our Aunt Denise Gentile (our father’s sister and David Miscavige’s twin) with his girlfriend. Denise abruptly canceled while they were on their way over because the Church would not approve – because he was an ex-member. Not to mention the fact that Kirsten Caetano (a member of the Church’s Office of Special Affairs – the very same organization you belong to) was contacting Justin several times when he was in Florida working, telling him that he needed to leave the state because he is an ex-member and his presence at the “mecca of Scientology” was disturbing to the church. Kristen has admitted to my face that she did this when I confronted her and even went so far as to admit that she lied to my brother after denying the incident. This is the least of what Kirsten Caetano has done!
You cite this quote from L.Ron Hubbard about what the Church believes with regards to families…. . yes we know what the Church claims to “believe” and has written in its policies! – BUT do they practice that? Absolutely not!
I can name at least 5 friends off the top of my head who’s family members are not allowed to speak to them without being themselves ousted from the Church and prevented from communicating with other members of their family and even their children still involved in the Church lest THEY too be ousted! They cant speak to their children because they have left the Church on their own determinism. This is a widespread practice and if you dare deny it I have a list of all of there names together-these people’s families are crying every day because they can’t speak to their children who did nothing but leave the Church of their own free will.
If I am in fact wrong and you want to prove me as such, then allow me and my family to be in contact with our family members that are still part of the Church such as my Grandpa, Ron Miscavige, and his wife, Becky. Allow the same of my friends. And don’t even start with the, “it’s their choice all along story…” -nobody is going to buy that, there are way too many destroyed families for that to be true.
I am tempted to take up many of the other accusations you categorically deny in your novel, but for the purpose of keeping this letter readable and focused on the most important part (family) I will resist.
I will suggest however that maybe you should spend the manpower and time of drafting your masterpiece rebuttal – why don’t you take the high road for once and put that time towards repairing the families you have destroyed, starting with the family of David Miscavige himself – hell, if Scientology can’t keep his family together – then why on earth should anyone believe the Church helps bring families together!
Jenna Miscavige Hill
Just as L. Ron Hubbard’s family was rocked with turmoil, so it seems is Miscavige’s.
ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I appeared on the Eric Von Wade radio show out of Corpus Cristi, Texas on Tuesday to talk about Scientology. Minutes before the show started, I gave the url to Eric’s website on the alt.religion.scientology newsgroup, encouraging folks to listen.
I waited till the last minute so Scientology would not be able to harass Eric prior to the show. I knew, however, that they would be instantly alerted and would respond. Before the show was half finished, Scientology PR lady Pat Harney was on the phone, itching to respond.
The producer of the show asked me if I would be willing to have her be part of the show and I said, “Absolutely. I would love to talk to her.”
In my solo first half of the show, I brought up as much material as I could to respond to Eric’s questions. He wanted to know about the beliefs so I filled him in with the mythology of the evil overlord Xenu blowing us up with hydrogen bombs and covering us with BT’s. I explained the bait-and-switch aspects of the religion. How low level members have no idea what lays ahead and yet clearing Body Thetans is really what you set out to do when you start on to the Bridge to Total Freedom.
We talked about the expensive nature of the courses, the fact that OT’s can’t talk about the secret material to their closest family members or friends, the various methods Scientology uses to find new members through stress tests, drug rehab programs or business management courses. How Scientology “finds their ruin” to get them in and methods they use to keep them in.
I brought up Fair Game and Eric wanted to have an example of someone who was attacked with Fair Game and I gladly filled him in on Paulette Cooper and the evil tactics they ran on her and how her name was cleared only after the FBI raided Scientology’s headquarters and found the detailed operations in their files.
We talked Snow White and the fact that Mary Sue and other top officials went to prison for their crimes. I brought up KR’s and sec checks and did my best to make it all make sense to people who may be unfamiliar with the subject.
Then at the half hour mark, Pat got on the show and was outraged that I would tell such “lies” and that I was well known to her. She repeatedly accused me of spending months “outside her door,” shouting obscenities and videotaping her. Now, I have no idea where “her door” is but she has to be referring to the the Clearwater bank building because that’s where I would occasionally see her working. As for shouting obscenities, I would love to see those tapes because that is not me at all.
The other charge she made a few times is that I was in Clearwater “till my money dried up.” It sounded like she was almost sorry I was gone. “Gee, it’s a shame your money dried up because I enjoyed the shouted obscenities.” Sorry I had to take another job, Pat.
ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
She repeats both of her insults about me in the radio show you’re about to hear. This was her hour and she wanted to make the most of it. She brings out the usual defenses for the group but answers honestly when Eric asks her where she is on the Bridge. She admits she is not yet Clear. That actually surprised me. All those years and not yet clear.
Pat talks about the wonderful programs like Narconon and Applied Scholastic and the Way to Happiness and then at the half hour, Tory Christman calls in and Pat has to respond to someone who actually has some inside knowledge of how the group works.
This unsettles her. Tory talks about Disconnection and Pat says “We bring families together!” Tory talks about Joel Phillips and Religious Freedom Watch and Pat has no idea who he is. Tory calls Pat out on the truth of how much it costs in Scientology and Pat freaks out and pretends she was totally honest in her estimates.
In the final segment, I’m able to call in and point out the Scientology policy of TR-L and explain how Pat told an acceptable truth when she said the day before that she had been in Scientology for years and had never read anything about Xenu and BT’s. Yes, because she is not even Clear.
What happened next almost made my jaw drop. Pat admits TR-L was a church policy and I read a definition from their technical dictionary. Eric asks if she was trying to not discuss things she wasn’t supposed to talk about and she says…”Exactly!”
Does your church train it’s parishioners to lie? Or is this yet another way Scientology isn’t like any religion the St. Petersburg Times knows?
Here is just the final phone call from me and Pat’s response which may get her in a bit of Ethics trouble back at the Org. She says I’m not an expert on Scientology. It seems I may be more of an expert than she is.
ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Monday January 21, 2008
Radio goddess Stephanie Miller — along with voice man Jim Ward — comment on the astonishing news that Tom and Katie are going to sit in the audience of American Idol. This is the type of populist damage control usually done by lesser mortals — not the world’s biggest movie star and an Operating Thetan.
Okay, so this isn’t the funniest bit they may have ever done but still, it’s always fun to see just how in-depth Jim Ward’s knowledge is of Scientology buzz words and mythology.