We bring back one of our favorites this week, the wonderful Stefani Hutchison.
Stefani was never a scientologist, but has taken up the cudgel of exposing the lies of scientology on her excellent blog: Confront and Shatter
In this episode, we cover some of the sleuth work Stefani has done, investigating the claims made by scientology and their front groups. You can find the stories on her blog, and I am also listing them here. It is pretty conclusive evidence that when scientology claims they are “working with the Red Cross” or had a “partnership with…” or “they handed out…” it is a lie.
Stefani has kindly provided the links and a description of all the lies below:
July 2019- Scientology Cruise Ship Claim: “The International Maritime Organization has appointed The Freewinds as a training platform to train crew members Caribbean-wide on maritime standards—a distinction it has held since 2007.” This was tweeted by expose network. It is also continually stated on the Scientology website. I contacted the IMO and discovered this was untrue. “IMO has not appointed the Freewinds to carry out training.”
October 2019- The Freedom of Misdirection: Scientology claims an enormous contribution to the City of Clearwater. Citing heavily from the FSU study done at the cult’s request, COS intentionally skews the figures claiming charitable contributions of $131,317,815.00. I contacted Dr. Julie Harrington who worked on the study. Dr Harrington explained that Freedom Magazine misquoted the study in that they did not collect survey info from COS on annual charitable contributions specifically to the city. Rather charitable contribution info was from individuals and no data was gathered as to where those contributions actually went. The real figure was about $58 million which a large percentage of those contributions being made directly back to Scientology. (I also wrote a piece on my blog about this Scientology Takes Clearwater for Suckers)
March of 2020- Volunteer Ministers Just Passing Through for a Photo Op “In a shelter established by a Catholic church in Cúcuta, VMs have helped prepare and distribute food to the refugees each day. On one day, five VMs served 13,000 meals while also caring for 2,000 children from nearby schools.” This was where I called bullshit and decided to start digging on a more regular basis. In spite of COS carefully not naming the “Catholic Charity” I tracked down the shelter and contacted the priest in charge, Father Perez. His response was succinct; ““Hello, they were visiting the house of passage. They took a photo of the work. Nothing else. I don’t know if they helped in praying.”
March 2020- Scientology Bestows Upon Itself Another Fake Award From the same article, Scientology claims a Greek Orthodox priest named Father Timoteo from the Church of the Holy Family in Barrio, Bellavista contacted them for aid. After they heroically saved the day he gratefully awarded them with a plaque reading, in part; “…for their humanitarian, philanthropic and spiritual work in integral care to the human beings in the Colombian-Venezuelan border area.” Barrio, Bellavista is located in Santiago, Chile, over 2000 miles from Colombia. Further a query to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America which includes the area in question revealed there is no Holy Family Greek Orthodox Church in Barrio, Bellavista and there is no Father Timoteo.
May 2020- Photo Op Flop Scientology issues a press release showing the VMs at the Cadeaux Bakery in Vancouver, BC with their Stay Well booklets. The illusion was that the bakery was accepting the booklets to hand out to their customers. The reality according to Cadeaux’s General Manager was “We are actually going to ask for our photo to be removed from their site as we are in no way associated with the Church of Scientology. I had not realized until after they left that this was associated with them, they came at a busy time and I wasn’t paying enough attention. We did not hand out the pamphlets in the end.” He further stated that he found the entire situation misleading.
July 2020- Another One Bites the Dust Same situation as above. This time it’s the Supplement Superstore in St. Louis, MO. Staged photo of smiling VMs and their Stay Well booklets with employees of the Superstore with the caption “Shops took sets of the books to share with their customers.” The District Manager was extremely concerned about the photo, stated the employees had no idea who the VMs were or who they were affiliate with and said his CEO would be furious about the photo. They demanded the photograph be removed.
August 2020- The Volunteer Ministers… We Give Up The VMs add themselves to the list of emergency workers helping during the aftermath of the tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Scientology announced on Twitter that the Lebanese Red Cross were Scientology’s partners in rendering aid. This was, of course, another lie. The Lebanese Red Cross confirmed that no such partnership existed.
Also in August 2020- Two More Nopes for the Volunteer Ministers Scientology’s VMs hit the Twin Cities creating two more fake photo ops with their Stay Well books. Both the Caribou Coffee Company as well as Speedway refuted the claims that they were assisting in distributing the booklets. Speedway demanded their photo be removed from Scientology’s press release.
ALSO in August 2020- Volunteer Ministers Fake Another Good Deed Scientology’s Way to Happiness front group announced they’d “fanned out across the area near the iconic Space Needle for a community street cleanup” as part of Seattle’s adopt-a-road program. First: a Google Maps inspection revealed they were in fact right outside their own Scientology building, not cleaning up around the Space Needle. Second: according to Seattle’s Public Utilities, there was no scheduled clean up during that time due to the COVID restrictions. This was yet another lie for show.
October 2020- Scientology Lies The Way to Happiness group repeated the claim of cleaning up Seattle’s streets again. Again Public Utilities denied holding such an event due to the COVID situation. Scientology lied again just for good PR.
November 2020- Surprise! They Lied Again another fake Stay Well performance. This time Scientology attempted to use a popular Kansas City restaurant who, when I contacted them, was so irate they demanded the photo be removed and also asked that I remove their name from my blog article, which I did.
May 2021- Volunteer Ministers Busted Once Again Another fake Stay Well photo op. This time with the Tampa, FL police. Scientology claimed “Tampa Police have joined the ‘information campaign’, ‘Taking boxes of booklets to hand out themselves.’” This also turned out to be a lie. The City of Tampa responded to me that the Officer in the photo was handed the box and that “we do not distribute literature from external sources.”
November 2021- 9/11: Scientology’s Biggest Lie to Date They were not given clearance to be at Ground Zero. More importantly, first they claimed they’d been awarded the Medal of Valor by FDNY. This was refuted by the Fire Department. Then in an attack article directed at Ortega they claimed the medal came from the New York Police Department instead. We’re waiting for official confirmation of this through an FOIA request but things are backlogged due to the pandemic.
November 2021- A link was tweeted by a Scientologist leading to a list of awards and accolades allegedly awarded to L. Ron Hubbard. One such award claimed was “NY City firefighters bestowed upon Mr. Hubbard an Honorary New York Firefighter’s Helmet, inscribed with the following: ‘To our brother, L. Ron Hubbard, from your brothers at the New York City Fire Department, we honor you with this helmet, a symbol of our motto, ‘to protect life and property’ which the legacy of your technology embodies, 2 August 2003.’” According to the Battalion Chief, there is no record of such an award. See piece above.
2021- Also alleged is that Hubbard received “Official Recognition” from Scotland Yard for his “humanitarian legacy”. I filed a Freedom of Information Request with the Metropolitan Police Service who responded they have no record of such an event. See piece above.
Finally, of note, Stand League’s public tweet about F. Gaviña and Sons Coffee Company boycotting the Emmy Awards as a show of protesting against hate because of Leah. We know how this turned out. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
I Like Ham says
Where’s the picture of Leah’s Fireman’s helmet? 😉
Love you folks!
Maria McCartan says
great podcast, the lies are endless and almost laughable getting.
Leah said the words that made me laugh when referring to the VMs …. “yellow jackets”. Fitting I say.
Maybe a tech wizard out there could build an app for reporting & researching Scientology lies?
Crowdsourcing. Lots of armchair detectives out here waiting for an assignment 🙂
Just Wondering says
Wouldn’t the IRS like to know the results of Stephanie’s research.? After all, Scientology has tax exempt status based on their providing a benefit to the community. But, if it’s all lies . . .
Maria McCartan says
now that would make just too much sense
Karen de la Carriere says
Stefani is BADASS
BADASS definition (urban dictionary)
The badass carves his own path. He wears, drives, drinks, watches, and listens to what he chooses, when he chooses, where he chooses, uninfluenced by fads or advertising campaigns. Badass style is understated but instantly recognizable
Bruce Ploetz says
If we ever want to get to the bottom of Scientology’s lies about 9/11 we need to get in an interview with Francois DeJuste. He was the camera-man that snuck into Ground Zero early on and got some shots that ended up in events and so on. He was always bragging about it but no way to know what really happened unless he comes clean.
The way they create these things for events is something like this – a disaster happens. Send in a camera crew. Get some shots. If the shots are not too impressive, stage some. The camera crew knows their shots are going to be used to create some kind of wild claims, so they make sure to get some shots that make them possible.
Like if they see someone carrying a victim on a stretcher. Take a quick shot of the real thing. Then get some of the crew or some of the five or so real volunteers on the site to stage a shot of one of them (completely healthy except for the jet lag) on a stretcher. If there is a helicopter or an ambulance in the background, so much the better. Simulated realism!
They shoot a bunch of this crap. When the footage gets home, still clips are taken out and spread on a table. These are used exactly like a story-board for a fiction movie. Put them in a sequence that tells a story. Hours or even days are spent working over the shots. Making a mountain out of the tiniest mole-hill.
Danny Sherman writes the script. Dave rejects it if it is not exciting enough. Which is always. Re-writes, edits, fabulations, fabrications. Jeff Pomerantz tells the story with a tremble in his voice to underscore the drama. With CARTOON EMPHASIS to make the POINT. Now the mole-hill is the Himalayas.
Final edits, more rejects and hype. Music is recorded for it, more rejects and hype. The video, a twenty minute talk about it and lots of standing ovations at the event. It takes 6 or more of these fabrications to make a three-hour event.
Now all the Scientologists think they are really helping. Look at the great work we did at the big international disaster! More money for Dave! Hip hip hooray!
Somehow that still works though by now just about everyone has experienced the Golden Era Productions Film Crew Truth Massacre. I guess if you really want to believe something you’ll find a way to make it so.
Loosing my Religion says
While it may seem a bit exotic to some, I like to note the following.
In history, many events or prophecies related to the ending or disgrace of something often included the advent of an ‘innocent’ (or in this case ‘never in’) who would have an important influence and would somehow act as a burden on the balance.
And this podcast by the way coincides with the start of the year 2022.
Which from an esoteric point of view (2 + 0 + 2 + 2 = 6) cannot be a coincidence but it is a good omen ( the negative meaning of the number 6, means that Evil is struck by the Light).
Enturbulation Nation says
Another thirst-quenching glass of truth…. most Stephanitley!
Philip Jones says
Great interview. Stefani has done some amazing work in exposing Scientology’s lies, and continues to do so. This was one of my favorite interviews on this podcast.
When a person or organization is caught lying that person or organization obtains a reputation for lying.
Milton Paca says
Great episode Mike. I am looking forward to the next one. I feel like a lot will go on this year. How do you feel about it?
Jere Lull says
ANY statement by scn will have some lie in its substance even when it’s against their own interests. they can’t STOP lying. Only by accident do they speak truth, evidently after they’ve lost track of which lies they’ve broadcast.
Enturbulation Nation says
If a Scio told me the sky was blue, I’d go outside and check… just sayin’
Jane Standen Bolton says
I was very disappointed to hear the word “flip flop” emerge from the mouth of an Australian. Surely there is no greater joy than saying people were walking around in shorts and thongs and just seeing the complete confusion from the rest of the world as to what on earth is wrong with some people that they’d wander round in just a thong…
Actually, when I was growing up in Salt Lake City in the 60s, we always called them thongs!
Hola Mike I’m so excited to listen this episode today! ,Can I ask you why Jenna Miscavige Hill hasn’t been in the show? I understand that maybe she doesn’t want to have any drama and move on of her pass. But just wondering.
Thank you so much for all your work!
Just coming back from reading “Scientology Bestows Upon Itself Another Fake Award” at Confront & Shatter, Stefani’s blog…”Further a query to the Greek Orthodox Diocese of America which includes the area in question revealed there is no Holy Family Greek Orthodox Church in Barrio, Bellavista and there is no Father Timoteo.”
Now I am pissed, thinking of all the interminably long. excruciatingly boring events we had to sit thru over the years. All lies. Man oh man, even more than the money I threw away – money that didn’t help anybody, money I really couldn’t afford and which for all the good it did I could have just lit with a match – apart from that issue I truly resent my Saturday nights wasted at these events.
They were bad and boring enough when I believed them to be true but now that I see that the cult just made up whatever it needed and wanted to with regard to awards – wow. I’m gonna get them for this. Wasted time, with my head being filled up with BS. And made to applaud…I’m telling you, I’m going to get them for this. Not sure how yet and it won’t be violent, no worries. But I’m gonna get’em.
I just want to add that I googled the Kenneth Thompson case and counted 20 online news outlets (there were more but I stopped after 20) which reported that Thompson’s attorneys used their client’s belief in Scientology’s tenets that psychiatric drugs are evil etc., as his defense in order to get their him a lighter sentence! And yet as Stefani pointed out, the cult targets just ONE outlet which reported this – News 12. That is so dishonest! But I suppose the OSA is counting on its brainwashed readers to not investigating any further. And I also suppose that it would not have sounded good inform the Still Ins that DOZENS of news outlets had reported exactly the same thing in the same way. Great work, Stefani, wow.
Apologies for cringy out- grammar and typos. My 4 minutes are up, can’t correct them. Always happens when I’m emotional 🙂
Jere Lull says
Expecting scientology to be honest is like expecting that pig that shows up in various shops to sprout wings and fly over the rooftops — watch the pig’s waste output! Do NOT look up.
Thanks, Jere. I once DID expect Scientology to be honest. In fact, it didn’t even OCCUR to me to question what we were told at events.
So, here I am ten years out and processing being lied to – AT EVENTS!
What a fool I was! All that freaking time I wasted, on Saturday nites – my sacred Saturday nites!
I mean, I LOATHED events. Knowing they were coming up gave me a feeling of low-level dread. I attended because I believed that what Scientology was doing was helping people and that it was my duty to be informed about them.
I wouldn’t mind the money they regg’d for at these events if this money had helped people.
But it didn’t. It didn’t and I’m resentful about having thrown away MONEY. But at the very least, it helped THE STAFF who were under (as I know today) enormous pressure to get the state. I mean, at least it helped THEM.
But sitting there, at these events, LISTENING to this utter CRAP!
Having to APPLAUD.
Having to PRETEND that I enjoyed myself.
And – all for nothing.
Just sitting there, all those hours, for all those events, for all those years – listening to LIES.
THAT WAS MY TIME!
Money you can get back. You can earn more money. But time? Utterly wasted with no valid purpose, not even enjoyable recreation (which I consider a valid purpose btw)…
I’m still processing this but believe me I’m well aware of how FAR more egregiously OTHERS’ free time was wasted listening to this horseshit.
Well, OK, end of rant. I was a fool, I trusted. My anger about my time doesn’t compare to how others’ time was abused. I’ll get over it. Live and learn 🙂
You are going through one of the things that I have always advised people about when they are in a bad situation. Whatever the situation, anything from being in a bad relationship to being in a high control group such as $ci, it is the TIME LOST that we mourn the most. All that time, all those years wasted that you can’t get back, your youth burned up like paper never to be had again…this is what hurts the most. It is like a piece of you has been stolen and it was taken without you even noticing at the time. That’s what makes people hate. The loss.
Thank you, Linear13. That is precisely the concept. TIME LOST.
And although in my case I didn’t get into the cult until I was in my mid-30s, and although I didn’t ever join staff and was for the duration of my time in nothing other than a public, I resent like hell having been conned into attending events – Int Events and all kinds of events.
In my heart of hearts I LOATHED them. And there were so damned many of them of one sort or another.
I loathed sitting at events even in my duped state of believing that the IAS and the Library Campaign and WTH and all the rest were actually helping people!
For many years, my own personal and certainly private and uncommunicated thoughts about these constant events would go like this:
“Great! It helped. I donated! Very good! But do I have to sit here for THREE F**CKING HOURS? Can’t this information be CAPSULIZED into 1 hour? And MUST there be so many cartoon-like graphics, and booming music? We’re not six year olds! And must there be SO many testimonials – on and on and on with so many “Scientologists” (mostly actors, I know now – each one representing some ethnic group or other demographic of age or occupation) so damned many testimonials pretty much repeating the same thing, over and over and over…” You get the idea.
And sitting there on a Saturday nite!
I mean, it was just so BORING, even when I believed the data that was being spouted at these things!
My beef at the time was; “OK, we DO need to be informed, but can’t the information be summarized and streamlined to fit into an hour or at the most an hour and a half, and must these things be so freaking LOUD?”
Alright, as you can see I’m still ranting 🙂
But believe me, Linear13, I’m well aware of how MY beefs about lost time don’t BEGIN to compare to those of people out of the cult now, i.e, ex-Class V staff, ex-Sea Org members – OMG.
My long-winded point being, if I can be furious over time wasted at events as a PUBLIC, imagine how other exes are grappling with resentment over time wasted as staff and SO!
My beef, my grief and resentment about the time I lost listening to bullshit at Scientology EVENTS doesn’t BEGIN to compare to the time wasted and lost by others here. I am well aware of that and my heart goes out to those who believed, who honestly believed and totally dedicated themselves and pretty much their lives to the cult and its FRAUDULENT goals.
I’ll just add one more thing:
I also fiercely resent that what I donated didn’t do ANYTHING to help the people it was supposed to help.
It only “helped” the STAFF who needed a stat.
If the money had actually furthered the purported purpose, I wouldn’t resent having given it, or having struggled afterwards for having donated it.
But it did nothing. I could have given it to – OMG, so MANY organizations, and as modest a sum overall as it was (not to me but compared to what others gave) it nonetheless could have REALLY helped people! OR if not to organizations in the US I could have given it to people I still know in a very poor country who would have distributed it wisely and honestly, and that money would have REALLY helped some people in that country – changed their lives, in fact – given them a whole new chance to lift themselves and their children out of extreme (for real, extreme) poverty.
The money I gave I’ve earned back satisfactorily since leaving the cult. I’m fine today.
That money did NOTHING except give stressed out staff members a STAT for Thursday at 2PM.
And THAT bothers me. And probably always will.
End of Rant, finally.
Jere, I think you could say Scientology is based on lies. First Dianetics and then it are based on blatantly false claims, such as all the research cases Hubbard said he had but which have never been produced and which, given what we know now, obviously didn’t exist.
In Hubbard’s “Admissions” from the late 1940s, he even writes (to himself) things like “It is not necessary for you to lie,” which he apparently did so habitually that he recognized it as a problem. He was, as a judge once ruled, more or less a pathological liar.
The phrase “it’s in their DNA” is really applicable here.
I am gobsmacked at finding out who you are and what you do.
I just went to your blog and read yesterday’s write up about Kenneth Thompson and withal the cult’s fair gaming of a news outlet – one of many – who did accurate reporting!
Drinking this article in, I particularly liked:
“COS works zealously to force outsiders to accept the illusion they offer, yet they furiously abuse and bully when held to the ideals they project.”
There is nothing, but nothing that I like better than seeing hypocrisy and injustice exposed in general, and COS’s GROSS hypocrisy and GROSS injustice exposed in particular!
And you write so well if I may say.
Well, I have a lot to catch up with regard to your blog so so I’ll end now by thanking you very much for what you are doing. I’ll be tuning in regularly to “Confront and Shatter”. (love the name btw. Its perfect! LOL!)
Stefani Hutchison says
Thank you for your kind words and support. All I want to do is help. All of these wonderful comments from you and so many others are amazing and so much more than I could ever have imagined!
You’re welcome, Stefani. Nothing could be more apparent to me than your desire to help. And you don’t even have any skin in the game.
Maria McCartan says
well done Stephanie, great work keep it up – as mike says the real way to get these guys is going to be through exposure and i agree fully. The golden age of tech (cheeky i know) is here after all and exposure of lies and deceit on a global scale has never been easier. thanks for all that you do
Ammo Alamo says
Scientology: It’s always worse than you think – and Stefani’s investigations prove it time after time.
Jere Lull says
EVERY honest investigation into scientology proves it. Stefani is just today’s exemplar. (though there’s no “just” about her work.)
Jim Green says
Amazing! Is Stefani getting fair-gamed? Guess we’ll find out when the podcast drops.
Stefani Hutchison says
Lol, I got kicked out of the Scientology Information Center (all are welcome!) in Clearwater then recorded as I sat eating pizza by some strange man across the street from me. More recently I’m the recipient of my very own video courtesy of Taryn Teutsch but it was underwhelming.
Stefani Hutchison says
Thank you, Mike. You and Leah have been so exceptionally kind. I am grateful for this second opportunity to get the information out there.
How can I help you?
Keep it up Stephanie. Your site is so valuable. It can be referred to to wise up all future innocent people hoodwinked into being props falsely for Scientology/
It’s clear from reading Stephanie’s work that what Mike’s said endlessly, that this self congratulating propaganda is intended for the captive audience Scientologists only, and the Scientologists don’t care that it’s lies. It just bolsters their delusion and parallels Hubbard’s megalomania.
It’s what they want to hear. Lies of “good news” of what good they are doing in the world.
Completely off topic. Mike, do you have an opinion on whether His Royal Lowness would be vaccinated ?
Jere Lull says
He don’t need no stinking’ tax; he just keeps the rabble away from his hyper-cleaned little bubble he exists in — you can hardly call what he does “living”. And all areas jut outside of his bubble are sprayed hourly with “Decon 909, the new, super-improved version of the wonder-product he’s been touting since nearly the beginning of this planetary bullbait.
Lol is there anything true that they claim??? This is laughable. No wonder that Scientologists are so illiterate, they don’t believe in pursuing higher education (or education in general) – so they don’t learn how to check for credibility of the source. Ignorance bliss and stupidity
Jere Lull says
It certainly would be faster to list any truth they’ve spouted instead of the lies — which seems to be a bottomless hole. UNCOVERING any truthful statements take longer — there’s so many haystacks and so few needles.
I don’t know what is wrong with these people.
Miscavige certainly has enough money and resources to fund real relief efforts.
This would allow him to claw back some small shred of credibility, although certainly too little too late to pull Scientology out of the hole it has dug for itself.
This kind of falsification make Scientology look even more stupid and criminal.
As I recall Hubbard defined PR as good works made known and well thought of.
Why don’t they apply their own policies?
The first problem is them doing good works. It’s only the good natured followers who imbue helpful help despite the Hubbard play acting pseudo-therapist/exorcist (“auditor” in Hubbard’s lingo) who help.
I concluded good people lured onto staffs and followership, were the only good in Scientology.
The Ground Zero volunteers were people like Hiro Kimoto, who if you dig up Hiro, and learn how he and others from the CLO EUS “Estates” staff just out of their own good natured personalities did go to ground zero those days, before they got slapped with Yellow Tshirts and funneled into the PR story line of John Carmichael, the OSA guy for EUS.
(Hiro’s story ought be in a book, truthfully.)
It’s despicable how organized Scientology, Hubbard’s set up lures in the people, rides on their decency, and uses them to sell the Hubbard quackery empire,
But no longer, it’s all catching up to this Hubbard quackery group. Scientology’s word of mouth is deserving of all the negative info that’s been presented about Hubbard and Scientology over the decades. It’s caught up.
One could argue that they do.
They can’t engage in actual charity as rewarding downstats is off off source, out exchange and degraded. See HCO PLs on Exchange.
They can, however, engage in the apparency of charity for public relations purposes. See HCO PLs on PRO Area Control, The Safe Point, et al. See also HCOB The Special Zone Plan.
Their problem is that Hub said a whole a lot of things. One day he’d emphasise the quality of service and goodwill. The next day he’d call for the total destruction of critics and whistleblowers. They think they can do both. Their stats prove they can’t.
Cavalier, Hubbard did even less in the way of relief efforts, in spite of massive wealth and more members than Scientology has ever had since. DM’s Volunteer Ministers are something more of a concerted effort at PR, for what it’s worth.
Thank you Stefanie!
Jere Lull says
Just more examples of “scientology lies, must lie, can’t not lie.” It’s fundamental to their “scripture”.
Something I have learned in my 70 years of life is that if a person/group must tell you how great they are then chances are they are not that great.
A religion based on the premise that it is perfectly okay to lie to show how great they are are not based in truth. Sorry.
Mark Kamran says
A simple observation exposing hollowness of Cult.
That’s why I equate it to comedy circus. Nothing serious only attention required.
What would be next 🤔
They denied to accept Donald Trump.as 2nd coming of LRH, otherwise it was an golden opportunity get it branded under Trump international cover.
So.what left , hiring some to play the role heavenly diety like Phroah of Clearwater .
But this is not possible in Evil Wogs world where vicious wogs like Mike ,Leah ,Jon Attach , Sheldon, Hynes, Headly are there to expose harmless lies of the Cult.
Therefore leave the wogs and go in isolation and create a new civilization in rural community.
No need to tell, but nothing wrong in repeating it:
it’s not me ,it’s written on the wall.
Sounds sort of like what the FLDS Church did.
Mark Kamran says
So then its an only strategy left for the Cult, at the end of its product life cycle, before going into oblivion
Jere Lull says
It’s like the old saw: “If ya gotta work that hard to seem cool, you’ll never BE cool.”
I follow/read/comment on Stefani’s blog on WordPress.
She is an excellent writer and a meticulous fact-checker.
If any newly-exited cult members(exited from ANY cult) or OSA bots
or fence-sitting-under-the-radar current Church of Scientology
members read this blog, I heartily suggest that you check her blog out as well.
Ditto any Freezoners/Indies…
In scientologese: Time, place, form, and event. Do the “doubt formula”, but really LOOK at relevant sources of information outside of the church that have factual, documentary information about Hubbard, Miscavige, and the church itself. Have the courage and the integrity and the curiosity to see if “the tech that is SENIOR TO LIFE ITSELF” can withstand a bit of critical, factual scrutiny; logically, it should be no big deal to simply validate how perfect and flawless the tech is and the church is. “Theta disenturbulates entheta”, right? So…go for it!
Buena suerte, chicos y chicas!😉
Zee Moo says
Stefani Hutchison has the CO$es number and isn’t afraid to publishing it. Well done Madam.
Alexandria Stratton says
Mike I have a couple of questions.
Ps. Love you and Leah listen to you frequently to help me get through long nights at work and when I’m sad.
1. What’s going to happen after David Miscaivage dies? Is there a plan in place as to his successor ?
2. What would David be doing If he didn’t assume power? Would he be just regular Joe Schmoe?
3. Have you studied and learned about other cults and leaders like Jim Jones , David Koresh , Warren Jeff’s I did a school speech on them ; I was fascinated by the hold they had on people.
4. After all these years ; is it still raw and emotionally painful for you and or Leah . When talking and helping victims?
5 we typically don’t get Scientology in Iowa. I’m not sure if it even exists here I know It does in IL and KS but I’ve never heard of Scientology in Iowa. -just out of curiosity why are they less popular in midwestern states?
Hip, hip hooray; hip, hip hooray; hip, hip hooray!
Loosing my Religion says
I went to her blog. Holy shit! She is effective as a war machine and always hits the target in full with a completely unexceptionable logic of facts.
Stefani Hutchison says
Loosing my Religion says
Stefani its me who thank’s you. I added your blog to those to visit daily.
What an amazing lady!