Exposé on Church of Scient0l0gy from the New Yorker

8 02 2011

Big news in cult busting — a phoney ‘Clear’ from the Hubbard cult tells all in the New Yorker magazine just out. And it’s online.

The Apostate
Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.
by Lawrence Wright

On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego,” Haggis wrote. Before the 2008 elections, a staff member at Scientology’s San Diego church had signed its name to an online petition supporting Proposition 8, which asserted that the State of California should sanction marriage only “between a man and a woman.” The proposition passed. As Haggis saw it, the San Diego church’s “public sponsorship of Proposition 8, which succeeded in taking away the civil rights of gay and lesbian citizens of California—rights that were granted them by the Supreme Court of our state—is a stain on the integrity of our organization and a stain on us personally. Our public association with that hate-filled legislation shames us.” Haggis wrote, “Silence is consent, Tommy. I refuse to consent.” He concluded, “I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology.” —  more

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/110214fa_fact_wright?currentPage=all

 

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2 07 2012
flyingcuttlefish

Reblogged this on flying cuttlefish picayune and commented:

See also NY Daily News article with photos –
Creepy crew reportedly from Church of Scientology keeping tabs on Katie Holmes, daughter Suri
http://tinyurl.com/7ala4ll

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2 07 2012
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29 04 2022
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Three Scientology defectors sue church leader David Miscavige claiming they were trafficked as kids and forced into labor on ships: One woman says she was sexually assaulted and locked in engine room for 48 hours
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10767365/Three-Scientology-defectors-sue-church-leader-David-Miscavige-child-labor-claims.html

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