Hubbard instructed scientologists to ally themselves with real organizations and religions in order to establish a "safe environment." This is something scientology treats seriously, especially in Clearwater, home of the "spiritual headquarters" of scientology. Lisa Mansell and Pat Harney work on trying to accomplish this almost full time. And they have local scientologists like Joanie Sigal who are also heavily involved in these efforts, along with other lesser lights like Daniela Nessen and Pam Ryan Anderson. This is a page from the latest issue of Tampa Bay magazine covering a recent … [Read more...]
Where Did Scientology’s Spokespeople Go?
You used to see scientology spokespersons in the media. I was one of them for many years. So was Heber Jentzsch. I escaped. Heber was put in The Hole and became so physically incapacitated he could no longer appear in public (and Miscavige didn't trust him anyway). Tommy Davis was the "it boy" for a while, but he also departed, though he remains a Miscavige brown-noser ion his post-Sea Org life. If you look on the scientology website they list a number of "spokespersons" who actually don't speak: Karin Pouw was never allowed to talk publicly, though her name … [Read more...]
Oh, The Irony
Programming note: Regraded Being will return next week,. Given the events of yesterday with the end of the Masterson Preliminary Hearing (and the news he is going to face trial) I felt it was important to keep that post available. Scientology mouthpiece in Clearwater, Pat Harney, was scheduled to give the Invocation at the Clearwater City Council meeting this week. It is part of a rotational system where different faiths are invited to do their thing. Of course, Pat was at a disadvantage as scientologists don't pray. They don't have any set belief in God, and they certainly don't ask God … [Read more...]