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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2009, 04:33:58 PM »

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So This New Paul Thomas Anderson Movie Is Definitely About Scientology, Right?

    * 12/3/09 at 10:45 AM
   



Announced last night and already pretty much the upcoming movie we're most looking forward to, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master will star Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role as a charismatic dude who founds his own religion in 1952. The film's primary action will allegedly revolve around the clash between Hoffman's character and his second-in-command, a twentysomething guy named Freddie who comes to question what his boss is selling. So, even though Scientology's Wikipedia entry makes no mention of any troublemakers named Freddie, can we safely assume that the film will be a thinly veiled, Bowfinger-y slap at L. Ron Hubbard?

We're certainly going to! Despite Hoffman's physical resemblance to Hubbard and that Scientology was also founded in 1952, Variety claims "the drama does not so much scrutinize self-started churches like Scientology or the Mormons, as much as it explores the need to believe in a higher power, the choice of which one to embrace and the point at which a belief system graduates into a religion." But presumably they'd have to say something like that to get this thing made in Scientology-controlled Hollywood (Universal is apparently waiting on a final draft of the screenplay before it okays the film's $35 million budget).

We wonder if, to any degree, the idea for Master was inspired by Anderson's friendship with Jeremy Blake, the visual artist with whom he collaborated on 2002's Punch Drunk Love. As you'll recall, Blake and girlfriend Theresa Duncan took their own lives in 2007 under mysterious circumstances, with Duncan alleging they'd been harassed by Scientologists after the couple's friend Beck told them he was thinking about leaving the religion (Beck, of course, denied this). So we guess we probably shouldn't look for "Devil's Haircut" on The Master's soundtrack.



http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2009/12/so_this_new_paul_thomas_anders.html
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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2009, 04:09:59 PM »

                             Church officially seeks closure

GILMAN SPRINGS ROAD: Church officials say keeping road open . safety concerns.
By CHARLES HAND / The Valley Chronicle
Published: Friday, December 4, 2009 4:17 PM CST
The Church of Scientology is officially seeking the closure of Gilman Springs Road between Highway 79 and Soboba Road.

Golden Era Productions, the Scientology movie production studio, has asked Riverside County to remove the road from its circulation plan as the first step in vacating the road.

Verne Lauritzen, Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone’s chief of staff, said it is not likely Stone will support the application unless Scientology officials can present him with a plan to provide an alternative to the road that will carry more traffic and be safer than the existing road.

And that alternate route must be provided without taxpayer money, Lauritzen said.

The Scientologists announced the move in a news release issued Nov. 24.

Spokeswoman Catherine Fraser repeated the church’s contention that the road should be closed because it is unsafe, the same argument made in earlier discussions of the potential action.

In the news release, Fraser quoted Stone as saying he is willing to consider alternatives to Gilman Springs Road, but only if they result in improvements and involve no public money.

Lauritzen said “there is no thought” of closing the road in the absence of a safer route capable of carrying more traffic.

“Those who propose closure would have to have those answers,” he said.

Though she could not be reached by phone to discuss the closure concept, Fraser said in an e-mail that the church envisions using others’ money for road improvements.

“First because the studies we are funding have never been done no one really knows what are appropriate improvements and their costs,” she said in the e-mail. “Golden Era is committed to long-term regional traffic solutions and this effort will put a plan into place to identify those needs and costs so that all future developments pay their fair share.”

The church already has intruded into the road right-of-way with a video camera that records traffic headed southbound through the Scientology complex.

The camera is adjacent to a traffic sign on the north side of the road.

It is impossible to know when the camera operates, but at night a light is pointed at southbound drivers.

Another camera has been installed on the south end of the complex, which also has a light pointed at drivers at night.

The San Jacinto City Council went on record at a recent meeting as opposing the closure of the road under any circumstances.

http://www.thevalleychronicle.com/articles/2009/12/04/news/doc4b197f85a5781053032164.txt
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« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2009, 04:49:18 PM »

        Mother in lake plunge with disabled daughter had already killed her little      girl  by accident

By Luke Salkeld
Last updated at 12:35 AM on 09th December 2009

   

A florist is thought to have accidentally drowned her disabled daughter in a bath before throwing the girl and herself into a lake.

The bodies of Jude Richmond and her nine-year-old daughter Millie, who suffered from cerebral palsy, were found in the water next to their home, an inquest heard yesterday.

Mrs Richmond, whose customers included the Queen Mother, had suffered a mental breakdown and become obsessed with Scientology.
It is believed Jude Richmond may have drowned her daughter Millie in the bath by accident and then carried her into the lake near to their home, drowning herself in the process

It is believed Jude Richmond may have drowned her daughter Millie in the bath by accident and then carried her into the lake near to their home

She also developed a theory that her daughter's illness was caused by an allergy to metallic objects, and began administering experimental treatments.
 

Mrs Richmond's marriage had recently broken down, and it is thought she decided to kill herself and her child.

But at the inquest into their deaths yesterday a coroner ruled that it was impossible to tell whether Mrs Richmond, 41, had intended for either herself or her daughter to die.
41-year-old florist Jude Richmond is thought to have had a mental breakdown prior to the death of her daughter - blaming metal for her cerebral palsy

41-year-old florist Jude Richmond is thought to have had a mental breakdown prior to the death of her daughter - blaming metal for her cerebral palsy

The inquest heard that she 'probably' drowned her daughter while administering a massage treatment in the bath at their £550,000 home in South Cerney, Gloucestershire.

It is thought she then carried her body into a lake at the rear of their home, and jumped in.

It took police divers two days to find them after the family cleaner reported them missing.
Mental illness ran in Jude Richmond's family - the inquest heard that she displayed the 'classic signs' of bipolar disorder

Mental illness ran in Jude Richmond's family - the inquest heard that she displayed the 'classic signs' of bipolar disorder

The inquest heard that Mrs Richmond had recently returned from New Zealand with Millie after moving there with her stockbroker husband, who was Millie's stepfather.

The relationship had broken down.

She displayed 'classic signs of bipolar disorder', including dramatic mood swings, erratic behaviour and obsessive tendencies, and became convinced doctors had wrongly diagnosed Millie with cerebral palsy and that her condition was actually caused by an allergy to metal.
Police divers recovered the bodies of Jude and Millie from a lake right next to their home

Police divers recovered the bodies of Jude Richmond and her disabled daughter Millie from a lake right next to their home

She would demand that friends removed metal watches in her presence and would invite them to eat using ceramic cutlery.

Mrs Richmond also used ' experimental treatments' in a bid to cure her daughter, one of which involved rubbing massage oils and butter into Millie's skin.

On March 16 the housekeeper called police after she found the property in 'complete disarray' with no sign of Millie or her mother. Wet towels were strewn across the floor and the bath was found half full, surrounded by empty bottles of olive oil.

Gloucestershire Coroner Alan Crickmore said he was satisfied that the cause of death for both was drowning but could not be sure where they died.

Recording a verdict of accidental death for Millie and an open verdict for Mrs Richmond, he said: 'It is probably that in trying to assist Millie with one of her experimental treatments by massaging oil into Millie's skin in the bath she somehow drowned her and carried her into the lake.

'She may have then realised the enormity of her actions before taking her own life.'

He said it was possible that Mrs Richmond had actually carried her daughter into the lake while she was still alive and added that he could not be certain that she intended to kill herself.

The inquest heard that her family suffered a history of mental illness and that she experienced a 'psychotic episode' in the week leading up to her death.

In a statement, psychiatrist Laurence Mynors-Wallis, told the hearing that Mrs Richmond's behaviour was probably brought on through stresses in her relationship with her husband, her daughter's condition and the huge distances travelled in a short space of time.

Millie's stepfather Nick Richmond, 45, was on a plane back from New Zealand when the bodies were found.

He was told the news by police at Heathrow.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1234242/Florist-drowned-disabled-daughter-bath-accident-throwing-girl-lake-inquest-told.html#ixzz0ZADDM8Nt
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« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2009, 06:40:07 PM »

                        Michael Jackson Exploited By Scientologists!

His estate lawyers are going to flip!

Michael Jackson's likeness and music was used to promote a Scientology event in London! The invitation that used an illustration of Michael similar to the This Is It poster reads:

    THE OT COMMITTEE CC LONDON CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO a spectacular evening celebrating one of the greatest artists of all time Michael Jackson in true Celebrity Centre style.

    · Get briefed by a Senior Executive from Celebrity Centre International on the plans for CC London.

    · Enjoy entertainment in honour of the King of Pop with dance troupe ‘Malfunktion’ and singer supreme Anton Lorien!

    · Find out what the OT Committee is all about and what their plans are for the Ideal CC London!

    Sunday, 6th December – 7.00pm
    Fitzroy House, 33-35 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX
    Refreshments will be served.

    A spectacular evening that you will NOT want to miss!

    © 2009 Church of Scientology Religious Education College Inc. A non-profit organisation incorporated in South Australia. Registered Office 24-28 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

Michael's ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley is a Scientologist, but Michael never got brainwashed converted to the cult religion.

We bet his mother, a devout Jehovah's witness, won't be pleased about this either!

Read More: Perez Hilton: Michael Jackson Exploited By Scientologists! http://perezhilton.com/2009-12-11-michael-jackson-exploited-by-scientologists#ixzz0ZSDOjWM8
Celebrity Juice, Not from Concentrate


http://perezhilton.com/2009-12-11-michael-jackson-exploited-by-scientologists
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« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2009, 06:44:23 PM »

http://blog.beliefnet.com/crunchycon/2009/12/cultists-on-creating-the-ideal.html
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« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2009, 04:05:48 PM »

           Scientology making an ass of itself as usual

              Lawsuit coming, despite Sandy Springs' OK of Scientology church

Scientology is coming to Sandy Springs – but a federal lawsuit is coming first.



“Absolutely,” said attorney William Woodson Galloway, when asked if the Church of Scientology will pursue a religious liberty lawsuit following a vote Tuesday that limited the size of the church in Sandy Springs. “We are not happy with the result.”

http://www.ajc.com/news/north-fulton/lawsuit-coming-despite-sandy-242245.html
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2009, 12:42:30 AM »


                 Scientology expanding like a hot air balloon.

I was reading the 80-page Freedom Magazine put out by David Miscavige, and I came across this datum from a bulleted list of Scientology “expansion wins”:

“8,071 Scientology Churches, Missions and groups”

I got curious as to where all these “Churches, Missions and groups” are. You might have noticed that the Church no longer lists Org addresses in the back of the books. They used to list all Org and Mission addresses, but they stopped doing that. They just refer you to their website, with its nifty Scientology Org and Mission locator. You cannot find a complete org and mission list on the website, just this locator. So, in order to find out how many Orgs and Missions there are, you have to spend hours going through the locator, country by country.

Which I did.

Here’s my count: 140 Orgs, 342 Missions. I don’t vouch for its complete accuracy, but it’s pretty close. That’s a far cry from 8,071. Here’s what the breakdown looks like:



I went back and checked my copy of What is Scientology, from 1998, which dates from a time when they still published org and missions address lists. The count, from that list, is 143 Orgs, 230 Missions. So the number or Orgs is virtually the same. Sure, there have been a few new Orgs: Harlem, CC Nashville. But there have also been Orgs that have quietly disappeared: CC Portland, Copenhagen Org, Puerto Rico (downgraded to a Mission). So no real expansion there.

Missions have apparently increased by 112. Okay, fair enough, but nowhere near 8,000.

The Freedom Magazine tells us: “In just the last five years, the Church has literally doubled in size, from 4,000 Churches, Missions and groups in 2004 to over 8,000 in 2009 in 165 nations, doubled since 2004.”

So it’s a bit, shall we say, misleading, to talk about an expansion of “Orgs, Missions and Groups.” The claimed expansion has been, other than 112 Missions added in the last 10 years, entirely groups. Over 7,500 of them. Well, a legitimate question is, where are they?

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/15-media/church-scientology-announces-biggest-expansion-scientology-history-58767/
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2009, 06:45:49 AM »

                        Bookathon stats   Read them and weep.

Dear All,

Here are the latest Book-a-thon Standings!

The EU Vikings rocket to the top of the standings at 510 books!
This team plays with heart and when they take to the streets the
reactive mind stands no chance against this assault! GO EU!!!

In Second place and hungry like the sharks they are, ANZO swoops up
in the standings with power plays coming from Taiwan and Tokyo! Rumor is that Tokyo is employing ancient Japanese war strategy and has something massive in the works. They politely deny any unpublished plans. Watch it.

In third place are the mighty LATAM LIBERATORS!! Venezuela crashed
onto the scene in full force and they are threatening to hit the LATAM
FSM sales button today -- that spells doomsday device for the reactive
mind! Watch out everyone, here comes LATAM! VIVA!!

And, a mere TWO books behind are the EUS EAGLES! New York is
storming manhattan and literally painting the town red with the
Dianetics t-shirts and tablecloths dotting the concrete jungle. They of course know the standings already and are out for taking over!

On the mission front, Belleair Mission in Clearwater is ripping it
up with 79 books sold -- total domination in the mission network! GO
BELLEAIR (and 100% DMSMH and DVDs I might add!)

In second place and rapidly catching up, New Orleans mission is
hammering against the reactive mind like the Mississippi in flood with
50 books sold -- no reactive levy can stop that kind of power!

But -- as I write this, the skype is lighting up, the in-box
filling with new reports and the phones are ringing off the hook! The
Bookathon of the decade is freight-training ahead at full steam!
=============================

INTERNATIONAL TOTAL: 2,367

=============================

=============================

CONT STANDINGS:

=============================

1 EU 510
2 ANZO 448
3 LATAM 343
4 EUS 341
5 ITALY 258
6 WUS 152
7 CIS 133
8 AF 126
9 UK 56

============================

ORG STANDINGS:

=============================

1 VENEZUELA 148
2 NEW YORK 146
3 MILANO 115
4 ST PETERSBURG 106
5 ODD 94
6 TAMPA 79
7 MUNICH 78
8 MALMO 65
9 JOBURG 64
10 BUDAPEST 61
11 TOKYO 58
13 WASHINGTON DC 50
14 LONDON 45
15 SANTA BARBARA 37
16 CARACAS 36
17 PADOVA 33
19 PRETORIA 30
20 HAMBURG 28
21 SYDNEY 27
22 MOSCOW 27
23 BOGOTA 24
24 ZURICH 23
25 BULAWAYO 22
26 TEL AVIV 21
27 LOS ANGELES 20
28 MOUNTAIN VIEW 18
61 PARIS 17
29 BRESCIA 17
30 DALLAS 16
31 VERONA 16
32 BOSTON 14
33 PERTH 14
34 ATHENS 14
35 FRANKFURT 14
36 STOCKHOLM 14
37 MIAMI 13
41 PORDENONE 13
38 SAN DIEGO 12
39 BUFFALO 10
40 TWIN CITIES 10
42 CHICAGO 10
75 LAUSANNE 10
43 TORINO 10
44 AMSTERDAM 9
45 SACRAMENTO 8
46 BUENOS AIRES 8
47 DENMARK 8
48 SAN FRANCISCO 7
49 ITD 7
50 BARCELONA 7
51 BASEL 7
52 CINCINNATI 6
53 STEVENS CREEK 6
54 CC NASH 6
55 BERN 5
56 KANSAS CITY 4
57 TORONTO 4
58 IFAD 4
59 HAPI 4
60 DUSSELDORF 4
62 CC DUSSELDORF 4
63 MADRID 4
64 OSLO 4
65 VIENNA 4
66 ROMA 4
67 ANGERS 3
68 ST ETIENNE 3
69 CAPE TOWN 3
70 AUCKLAND 3
71 CC INT 3
72 MANCHESTER 3
73 NEW HAVEN 2
74 HARARE 2
76 PORTLAND 2
77 SEATTLE 2
78 VALLEY 2
79 ORLANDO 2
80 CC LONDON 2
81 PLYMOUTH 2
82 CATANIA 2
83 CC PARIS 1
84 LOS GATOS 1
85 GENEVA 1
86 LYON 1
87 NOVARA 1
88 DURBAN 1
89 ORANGE COUNTY 1
90 PASADENA 1
91 INGLEWOOD 1
92 BRISBANE 1
93 MELBOURNE 1
94 SAINT LOUIS 1
95 GUADALAJARA 1
96 IFAR (LEON) 1
97 POLANCO 1
98 ACD 1
99 BRUSSELS 1
100 CC FIRENZE 1

==========================

MISSION STANDINGS:

==========================

1 Belleair 79
2 New Orleans 40
3 Odessa 31
4 Redwood City 24
5 Bitza 20
6 Modena 18
7 Modena 18
8 Buenaventura 13
9 Barletta 11
10 Omsk 11
11 Barletta 11
12 Harkov 8
13 Como 8
14 Costa Rica 7
15 Zaporozie 7
16 Cagliari 6
17 Dimitrovgrad 6
18 Cagliari 6
19 Riverpark 5
20 Nishnekamsk 4
21 Como 4
22 Baton Rouge 3
23 Chelny 3
24 Gorky 3
25 Slavutich 3
26 Sumy 3
27 Nairobi 3
28 Los Feliz 2
29 Sonoma 2
30 West Valley 2
31 Bishkek 2
32 Krasnodar 2
33 Novgorod ii 2
34 Penza 2
35 Tolyatti 2
36 Tulitsa 2
37 Vladimirvolynsky2
38 Berkeley 1
39 Fresno 1
40 Almaty 1
41 Barnaul 1
42 Murmansk 1
43 Nizhny-novgorod 1
44 Novokuznetsk 1
45 Perm 1
47 Verhnedenprovsk 1
48 Lagos 1


Should I mention that the way to happiness counts as a book. ?
Should I mention that staff buy books themselves rather than report zero sales ?
Should I mention that staff false report so they don`t get assigned lower conditions ?

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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2009, 04:17:35 PM »

        Three of Scientology's elite parishioners keep faith, but leave the church

By Joe Childs and Thomas C. Tobin, Times Staff Writers
In Print: Thursday, December 31, 2009

http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/three-of-scientologys-elite-parishioners-keep-faith-but-leave-the-church/1062092
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« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2009, 04:21:48 PM »

               Scientology's Paramilitary "Sea Org" is Looking for Suckers

Article and pics here...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/30/18633857.php
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« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2010, 01:33:28 AM »

Thanks for posting all this news :)
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« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2010, 09:40:30 PM »

                   Scientology 2009…Year Of Epic Fail

As you can imagine this is quite lengthy...
But great fun to read.
To see Scientology creating problems for itself is confirmation
that the tech has been "altered considerably."
Hubbard warned about this in KSW # 1.

It`s obvious to anyone who looks at the problem with all
the information that scientology is being driven onto the rocks.
There can only be one person to hold accountable...the captain.

Shame Hubbard never wrote any policy on how to oust a bad leader.
Therefore rendering his gift to the world marked for extinction.

See what Miscavige`s leadership has achieved in just one year...

http://glosslip.com/2009/12/31/scientology-2009-year-of-epic-fail/
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« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2010, 11:32:32 PM »

                AGP accepts plea bargain in pansies stomping case...

I received word of this from Graham Berry a while ago:

From AGP's website:

Jan. 5, 2010 Murrieta Courthouse, Riverside CA -

I showed up in court today almost a year after being charged with misdemeanor pansy stomping vandalism under $400. The DA had previously offered to end this and I wouldn't have to pay the full amount of damages but I refused. So this time they made a better offer.

If I would cop a plea to stay away from Gold Base for two years and pay a $205 fine all charges would be dropped. My lawyer and I felt this was an acceptable offer so I took it. This had been a very productive and fruitful enterprise so far but the only thing I would have gained had I stuck with the case (and won) would be getting Catherine Fraser in trouble with the law. Why?

FALSIFIED EVIDENCE

The officer who issued me the pansy stomping citation noted the damaged plants were worth less than $400. This is important because if it was more than $400 it is a more serious crime. Because they had me on camera, the Scientologists thought I would plead guilty.

They decided to concoct a fake flower invoice of almost $3,000 and say it was from a local grower called "The Color Connection." The charge was changed to vandalism OVER $400. They wanted me in bigger trouble and they wanted me to pay a lot more money in restitution.

Unfortunately for them I pled "not guilty" and a trial had to be arranged. I did not believe for a minute that I had done almost $3,000 worth of damage.

So I requested my own invoice from The Color Connection, the only grower in the area that had such flowers available. It showed:

1. The Color Connection doesn't do installations even though the cult's invoice said they do. They just grow the plants. I was told the brother of the owner should be contacted if I wanted to talk about planting the flowers. The brother said this would cost less than $200.

2. Plants aren't available for purchase in the quantities mentioned on the cult invoice

3. The cult invoice looks nothing like their invoices

4. The "real" invoice shows each plant worth about .75 cents. The cult invoice says each installed plant is worth over $9, a 1240% markup!

When Catherine Harrison, the woman from the Color Connection, was questioned she said she knew nothing about the Scientology invoice, that there was no record of it in their system, that the prices were much too high and it didn't look like their invoices.

The next time I went to court Catherine Fraser looked very meek because they knew we had talked to the Color Connection. But the cultists didn't tell their own District Attorney Steve Allen about the fake invoice. He was very puzzled as to what was going on and why we were going to bring in a surprise rebuttal witness. "What is to rebut?" the DA thought, "we've got him on video doing it."

Things were looking very good for getting Catherine Fraser nailed for falsifying evidence. The case might even get thrown out because of this so we were careful not to mention it to anybody.

My lawyer Graham Berry wanted to wait until we were in court on the stand and someone mentioned the price of the flowers. Then he could wave the second, nonfiction invoice, and say AHA! Liars!

FLOWER FARMER CHANGES HIS STORY

Then the cultists leaned on Bill Shinkle the flower farmer. They probably told him they would never buy flowers from him again if he didn't do what they wanted. Right when he business is at it's worst thanks to the economy. Suddenly his girlfriend Catherine Harrison said she didn't know what she was talking about.

Bill Shinkle said the invoices look different because he changed computers and systems (quickbooks). Suddenly the flowers that were on the original phony cult invoice weren't good enough and there was stupid debate about 4" vs. 6" plants and other nonsense.

He became a hostile witness. "I only supply and plant the flowers" Shinkle said. "I don't know what they do there and I do not want to know what they do there."

Fortunately the invoice claimed a preposterous $4.64 planting fee per plant. We still had great evidence that their invoice was from the moon but the witness would have to be cross examined harshly. Treating a local man badly could have affected the jury and we were concerned.

PLEA BARGAIN

Today when the DA offered a plea bargain in which I didn't have to pay anything back to the Scientologists I decided to finally take them up on their offer. Since I have not been to Gold Base in almost a year it was not a big deal to be barred from going there.

I will be on probation for two years but after about half that time, if I have engaged in good behavior, I can petition to be allowed back to Gold base to protest. After two years my record will be expunged.

What started out as an attempt to get the Hemet police to show up and do their duty turned into a very useful exercise. It allowed my lawyer to meet and learn about the DAs and judges at the Murietta Justice Center.

Because Anonorange and I were there on Pansygate business we caught Riverside Super Jeff Stone as an alleged accessory to kidnapping. The Scientologists were forced to waste time dealing with me and paying their superexpensive lawyer Elliot Abelson.

He even had to rent a room in Murietta last night to be ready for today. His hotel room probably cost more than the $205 in fines I paid to the state, not the cult. In return I got out of Scientology's Hemet CA hair for a while.

Although I was disappointed not to catch Catherine Fraser behaving badly it was a good deal for everyone except my lawyer. "I really wanted to try this case!" he complained.

To see the numbers behind the nonsense invoice click here.

Meanwhile on many fronts my lawyer remarked that Scientology is very quiet right now. We suspect it is because their numbers are way down and they are infighting. Much like the LA based protesters!

AGP has posted photos of "Catherine Fraser's falsified evidence" on his site:

http://www.angrygaypope.com/
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« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2010, 04:05:20 PM »

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 | by Art Toalston

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—The Church of Scientology placed a "free personality test" -- Scientology's "Oxford Capacity Analysis" -- as a paid insert into The Tennessean newspaper Jan. 7 asking in a large typeface, "Are you curious about yourself?"

Though named the "Oxford Capacity Analysis," the 200-question Scientology assessment was not developed by Oxford University nor does it have any tie to the famed university. The Scientology "personality test" is described by various Internet sources as a Scientology recruitment tool used worldwide on Scientology websites, in Scientology churches and in public settings such as fairs and festivals. It also has been criticized by psychologists as not a bonafide personality test.

Scientology is listed among "New Religious and Cults" on the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board's website www.4truth.net.

The Scientology newspaper insert can be mailed postage-paid to the Scientology office in Nashville.

"We will call you as soon as we receive it and set up an appointment for your confidential analysis," the insert states on one of its four pages.

On another page, the insert states, "Find out how your personality determines your ability to handle relationships. Discover the factors about yourself that cause you stress. Just fill out this questionnaire and send it in. You will receive in person an in-depth, accurate analysis of the results of your test from an expert evaluator, obligation-free."

Young people under age 18 are asked to have a parent or guardian sign the questionnaire.

Baptist Press made inquiries into whether the Scientology personality test has been inserted into other newspapers across the country, but BP had not yet received any reports of such instances at the time of posting this article.

Tal Davis, interfaith coordinator for the North American Mission Board's people group/interfaith evangelism team, described to Baptist Press the recruitment strategy for Scientology's Oxford Capacity Analysis: "It is sort of a 'bait and switch' method. They ask people to take the free test, then use it to tell them that Scientology can help them overcome the problems that the test supposedly revealed. It is a tool simply to get people to buy into the strange, unscientific and unChristian system designed by L. Ron Hubbard. I would recommend that Christians stay away from it."

Hubbard incorporated the Church of Scientology International in 1954 after the publication of his initial book in 1950, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health." Hubbard, who later became a recluse, died in 1986 aboard his yacht.

The North American Mission Board's www.4truth.net website includes an overview of Scientology's beliefs alongside a Christian response, pointers for witnessing to Scientologists, and a brief history of Scientology and a list of the cult-religion's publications and affiliate organizations.

Also at www.4truth.net is an article by a former Scientologist, Karen Pressley, who turned to faith in Christ after 16 years in the cult-religion, including four years as an international headquarters staff member.

In the Scientology overview at www.4truth.net, the section on God states, "The Church of Scientology International has no clear definition of the nature or person of God. References to a Supreme Being are rare in Scientology literature, calling it the 'eight dynamic' or 'infinity.' The Supreme Being is defined in vague, pantheistic terms as embracing the 'allness of all.'"

The section's biblical response states, "God is the eternal, infinite, personal Creator of the universe (Gen. 1; Deut. 6:4). He is Spirit (Num. 23:19; John 4:24) and has existed from all eternity in a triune form: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 12:4-6)."

Pressley, in her article "Out of Scientology's Labyrinth" at the NAMB website, writes in part, "... the sun never sets on a day that I do not think about the Scientology-driven life I left behind, and give thanks for my new life. Now, instead of despising my moment-to-moment existence ... I live free in Christ with an attitude of gratitude for God's miraculous deliverance from Scientology, and for the new life He has given me."

Pressley now leads Wings of Love Ministries, which she founded "to raise people's awareness about Scientology through publishing and speaking services to churches, academic organizations, conferences, and media," according to her http://karenpressley.com website.

An introduction to faith in Christ can be accessed online from NAMB at http://bit.ly/8u1DlN.
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Art Toalston is editor of Baptist Press.

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/BPnews.asp?ID=31995
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