Volume 0, Issue 27 vom 29. 10. 1995
Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review
Volume 0, Issue 27
by Rod Keller [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- DC's Hubbard Day
- Acid Bath
- FAIR Game
- Save Henry's Ass
- Jeff Jacobsen's Diskette
- Cory Brennan
- The Weigand Fund
- Org Life
- OT8 Genuine
- Los Gatos Web Site
- Janie Peterson Affidavit
- Manual of Justic
Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review summarizes the most significant
postings from the Usenet group Alt.religion.scientology for the preceding
week for the benefit of those who can't follow the group as closely as
they'd like. Out of thousands of postings, I attempt to include news of
significant events, new affidavits, court rulings, new contributors,
whatever. I hope you find it useful. Like many readers of a.r.s, I have a
kill file. So please take into consideration that I may not have seen some
of the most significant postings.
The articles in A.r.s Week in Review are brief summaries of the articles.
Many include an excerpt, and all include message IDs for the articles I
cover. This may or may not be useful to you, depending on how long your
site stores articles in the newsgroup before expiring them.
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Editor's Note: There was no issue of Week in Review for 10/22/95 due to
technical difficulties. Things are better now, due to a switch in ISPs to
Voicenet. I'll try to keep the Netaxs address valid for as long as
possible, but at some point it'll go away.
I've included some articles from the missing week in this issue, but I'm
sure there were important articles that I never saw. Due to some confusion
in the move, I may have lost a few recent subscriptions. Sorry about that.
Please email me again at email@example.com.
The anonymous and provocative poster Capricorn posted his fourth message
to a.r.s this week. The identity of Capricorn is a high priority for cos
"Firstly, I hate to have to say this, but the worst enemies of Lawrence
and Dennis are themselves. Their postings on ARS are hurting their cause
and giving the Scientologists ammunition which they will use to drive a
wedge between the Court and them. They will use their postings to
constantly 'repeat the message' that Lawrence and Dennis are contemptuous
towards the Courts. This is a well-known tactic of the Scientologists and
is pursuant to their policy of Third Party. This continues to further
their RICO case as each posting is being collected for evidence.
"Those on ARS that continue to underestimate the Scientologists will laugh
this off no doubt and continue to make postings that are nothing more than
'your mother wears army boots' while ignoring the reality of what is
happening. Make no mistake, the Scientologists are experienced,
resourceful and tough litigators. If you confront the reality and ignore
the hyperbole, in truth they have effectively shut down FACT Net and
Dennis and have their materials tied up in Court."
DC's Hubbard Day
A report was posted this week from the Washington City Paper concerning an
effort to issue a resolution to honor LRH.
"After Ward 1 Council member Frank Smith recently offered a ceremonial
resolution honoring the controversial Church of Scientology, he told LL,
'I figured we were safe talking about the tutorial program. So I focused
on that.' The resolution, introduced at the request of local
Scientologists, designated last Saturday, Oct. 21, as 'Church of
Scientology Community Betterment Day' in the District.
"The resolution also depicted Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard
as a leader in the District's home-rule movement, which was news to local
"The resolution didn't pass."
Dennis Erlich reports on the latest harassment from the cult.
"I was just informed that overnight someone threw acid on my parent's
brand new car which was parked in front of Priscilla and Ed Coates' house
where I am staying as a guest. The paint job on the car (which has less
than 3000 miles on it) has been ruined."
Martin Poulter posted news of a letter sent to committee members of FAIR,
(Family Action, Information and Resource).
"An open letter has been sent to nine committee members, supposedly by 'a
concerned member', but I am told that there is reason to believe it was
sent by a scientologist. The letter viciously criticises the committee for
alleged financial and organisational mismanagement and alleges that the
committee is dissatisfied with Ms Tyrrell's work.
"What is disturbing is that the letter *includes Ms Tyrrell's home
address* and has been cc'ed to the following organisations:
The Unification Church
The Jehovas' Witnesses
The Church of Scientology
Central London Church of Christ
Worldwide Church of God
School of Economic Science
"The letter seems to be intended to cause disruption within FAIR and to
show how well they have been infiltrated."
Save Henry's Ass
Robert Clark, formerly the anonymous poster henry, posted a request for
donations. Robert lost his job with AccuWeather following a visit from
cult investigator Eugene Ingram.
"This is the situation. I have been suddenly left with no resources
whatever nor any way to do so much as pay my rent. I was really hoping not
to be forced into this, but--you guessed it--I'm going to hit you up for
money at this point.
"Robert W. Clark
P. O. Box 222
State College, PA 16804-0222
Please write 'SAVE HENRY'S ASS' in the memo field of the check.
"The Save Henry's Ass Movement (SHAM) is _not_ a defense fund. It is _not_
a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and therefore donations will _not_ be
tax-deductible. In fact, it isn't even an organization. It's just a name I
made up. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
"Money sent to this fund will be used to meet the immediate needs of
paying rent and keeping the electricity on and food in my refrigerator. It
may even buy me a pack of cigarettes. I might even use it to buy peanut
butter, if I'm required to dodge the draft any time soon."
Jeff Jacobsen's Diskette
Jeff Jacobsen reported this week the theft of a diskette by cult attorney
Kendrick Moxon following a deposition.
"I just finished with a deposition by Kendrick Moxon in the Arnie Lerma
case. As I was leaving I was asking for a disk of mine back that had the
OT materials on it. The guy wouldn't give it back. Then he demanded that I
give him the hardcopy of the Fishman affidavit that I had brought. I said
'I'm leaving now' and turned to leave. He yelled 'we'll raid you and sue
The AOL abuse report included koreenb aka Cory Brennan of the OSA this
week. She is listed as having made 54 inappropriate postings.
"This is an abbreviated report of USENET abuse by current and ex-America
Online members. Inclusion in this report indicates that, as of this date,
local action has been or is in the process of being taken against the
"USER INCIDENTS (5+) DESCRIPTION (if appl.)
koreenb 54 inappropriate"
The Weigand Fund
A message was posted this week from Judy Weigand, wife of convicted
Guardian Office felon Dick Weigand, to the closed cult mailing list,
"Subject: Money to Loan
"As some of you know I have become a finder for a top loan/investment
broker with 27 years experience. He is very successful, has excellent
stats and is ethical. He has an abundance of lines with individuals and
lending institutions that want to invest or loan their money to good
projects. The underwriter in his office has 20 years experience and knows
"The size loan/investment done is $1,000,000 (one million) and up.
"He does all types of financing and loans. Venture capital, real estate
loans, business, oil, inventions; you name it. Interest rate and points
vary depending upon the project and the lender or investor. This broker
can most often offer a better package than anyone else on a qualified
Dick Weigand has been the cult's representative in Colombia, where a
million dollar investment can be multiplied quickly.
"Messiah" reported this week on a controversy over the name
"Hey here's a news bit, The Religious Technology Center (now there is a
oxymoron) has sicked their lawyers on to me because I hold dianetics.com.
Read all about at www.dianetics.com including a upcoming auction of the
Anonymous poster The Worm posted a description of everyday life in the Org
this week. Some excerpts:
"MISSION STAFF: Missions are tiny orgs. They are only allowed to deliver
up through Grade IV rundowns. At one time they were operated as
'Franchises' where the Mission Owner had some degree of autonomy. After
1982 however all autonomy was squeezed out by Miscavige and his goons.
(Read the declaration by Peter Green for more information). Mission Owners
who didn't go along with this were declared 'on the spot' and their assets
confiscated under threat of copyright and trade secret infringement. In
other words, a Sea Org goon sat each Mission Holder down and showed them a
pre-typed-up criminal complaint that, unless the Mission Holder signed
over their Mission, the Sea Org would press charges. Most of them were
stupidly thinking L. Ron Hubbard would never have let this happen and was
going to correct it all. What they refused to believe was that L. Ron
Hubbard was the person who ordered it done.
"CLASS IV ORG: This is similar to Missions, but worse because Orgs have
Sea Org members on location all the time. The purpose of the Sea Org is to
forward command intention. What that means in practice is to terrorize
staff members into producing. The Sea Org is to Scientology Staff, what
the SS was to the German Army. It is a special branch loyal directly to
the Founder. Sea Org members can push around 'outer' org staff with
impunity because there is nowhere to go to get injustice dealt with except
the Sea Org and their arrogant attitude can be basically summed up as 'Non
Sea Org staff are useless, out ethics, off source degraded beings but we
tolerate them because we need slaves who understand at least the
terminology of Scientology so that they can take orders'.
"ASHO: American Saint Hill Org. If you want any services higher than Grade
IV you have to come to one of these first. Either in Saint Hill England,
Flag in Clearwater Florida, or ASHO in Hollywood. At one time, when Power
Processing was necessary, you had to come here. (For some reason in the
1970's it was discovered that Power Processing wasn't necessary for
Dianetic Clears, which 99% of people turned out to be after getting
Dianetic Auditing. Of course for the prior 10 years Power Processing was
considered mandatory, 100% standard etc etc even though this was later
considered unnecessary. Anyone stating Power Processing wasn't necessary
would have of course been declared suppressive and fair game but if L. Ron
Hubbard said Power wasn't necessary, well, that was OK you see, it didn't
matter what the fact or truth was, it just mattered what L. Ron Hubbard
said. What a joke)."
The controversy continues over OT8, which describes Jesus as a pedophile.
Did cult lawyer Kendrick Moxon impound the document as a copyright
infringement? If it's a fake, why did they impound it? Rogue Agent
reposted the relevant quote from Arnie Lerma's hearing.
"We went through three of these documents, presented to him in their
entirety. What did we find out? One that they designated as an
infringement was this OT 8 document that Mr. Cooley speaks of with great
passion, that it's a forgery. It's an outrageous slander against Jesus
Christ.' They designated that and impounded it, Your Honor. They seized it
from Mr. Lerma and they impounded it, the same document this they lambast
the Washington Post for printing excerpts of."
An article by Alexander Dvorkin was posted this week concerning the
Hubbard College in Russia.
"As we know, the first steps of scientology in Russia were connected to
'Narconon'. However, it seems that it found much more effective vehicle
for the expansion. It is 'administrative technology' provided by 'Hubbard
College'. In the midst of economical chaos which now reigns in the former
Soviet Union, the scientologists offer something that seems easy and
effective way of managing the industrial enterprises, offices, banks,
companies, etc. It is difficult to refuse their offer: they promise
immediate sharp raise of productivity and profits for anybody that will
install Hubbard system of administration at the given enterprise. They
tell about thousands upon thousands of enterprises that work along Hubbard
technology line. The list includes even such industrial giants as 'Ford',
'Folio' and 'General Electric'.
"What is the result of this policy? Right now scientological system is
already installed in the hundreds of factories, banks, insurance
companies, etc. It means that scientology in fact effectively owns them.
"The founders and the proponents of Hubbard college in Perm are the city
and provincial administration. Mr. Fil [the Mayor] went through hubbardist
training in Moscow and is about to continue it in L.A. Meanwhile he issued
a decree that all his staff must adopt to Hubbard system of administration
along with the borough governments. He even publicly vowed that the entire
city of Perm (about 1,5 million population) will convert to Hubbard
methods within 6 months.
"When the representatives of the city intellectual elite wrote an open
letter to him explaining what the scientology is like, he dismissed it,
saying that he is only interested in the technology invented by Hubbard
while as far as he - Fil - is concerned he could not care less about
Hubbard himself, who could have believed even in the devil, for all he
Los Gatos Web Site
The Los Gatos org has established the second cult site on the WWW.
"Seems that the word has finally come thru. I've found another co$ site on
"Dianetics Los Gatos http://www.best.com/pub/dianet/index.html
Janie Peterson Affidavit
An affidavit by Janie Peterson (from a 1982 case) was posted this week.
"I joined the Church of Scientology in March 1975 and was a member until
July 1980, during which time I spent 2 1/2 years as a staff member.
"After joining staff to work in the division that delivered the auditing,
I became aware of the practice of many other people having access to and
going through the auditing folders. These include but are not limited to:
all technical division staff, students, ethics personnel, Guardian Office
personnel; if on staff - the person's seniors, other auditors, case
supervisors, 'word-clearing' personnel and others.
"The Church of Scientology of California completely runs Scientology at
all levels. The United States Guardian Office runs every Guardian Office
in the country, including Clearwater, Florida. The executive management
structure is in Clearwater, Florida. Another management structure is in
Los Angeles, California (FOLO) and that this is also part of the Church of
Scientology of California. These run the organization throughout the U.S.
"The above-described actions regarding the use of auditing information,
access to auditing folders, Guardian Office staff using auditing
information is standard procedure and is followed throughout the U.S. at
the direction of the Church of Scientology of California.
"A Guardian Program entitled 'Shake and Bake' was written by the top
management of the United States and England Guardian Office to 'handle'
Lavenda Van Schaick so that she would not continue with litigation against
Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard. I saw this program and part of it was an
'information-gathering' section on Mrs Van Schaick, including going
through her auditing information.
"I am also aware of a Guardian's Office operation to get Michael Flynn
disbarred and thereby eliminate him as a representative of individuals who
have been victimized by the Church of Scientology. I observed 'operations'
being planned and executed to infiltrate Mr. Flynn's law office with a
'plant' named William Broderick. This operation was called 'Operation
Oscar'. The purpose of that operation and others that were being planned
was to get someone inside Mr. Flynn's office for the purpose of gathering
Manual of Justice
The fulltext of the 1952 Manual of Justice was posted by Martin Poulter.
It covers handling people who speak out about Scientology, competing
organisations, journalists and law enforcement. Some excerpts, LRH
"People attack Scientology; I never forget it, always even the score.
People attack auditors, or staff, or organisations, or me. I never forget
until the slate is clear. All these things add up to a Justice Hat.
Whether I would or no, I wear it. HCO Secretaries therefore are often
faced with 'Justice Problems'. They should recognise them as such and
handle them as far as they can. 'Bring Order' also means Bring Justice.
There's precious little real justice in the world today. So we ourselves
should make a start. But always I try to adjudicate on the basis of the
Optimum Solution, 'The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of Dynamics.'
"APA and OCA graphs tell their stories on people. Only the ones whose
graphs don't change under processing have been found to be real menaces to
Dianetics and Scientology. They have overt acts and bad intentions against
us and they can't talk to the auditor about them, they feel. So they're
hanged. Every one of twenty known cases who were evidently paid money to
smash Dianetics or Scientology organizations, including Hart, Purcell, and
van Vogt, had hung graphs. No change occurred in any of these cases for
five or more years of known activity, despite all processing! So an
unchanging profile over years of processing almost adds up to 'dangerous
person - has bad intentions toward Dianetics and Scientology'.
"Did you ever realize that any local viciousness against Scientology
organizations is started by somebody for a purpose? Well, it is. Look at
what we do. Look how dedicated staff is. How hard they work. And yet
somebody feels we're evil? No, rumours aren't 'natural'. When you run them
down you find a Commie or a millionaire who wants us dead and his own
clinic up or a group member who is also a member of the R.C.
"In the case of a bad magazine article which is signed, use the following
1: Tell them by letter to retract at once in the next issue.
2: Hire a private detective of a national-type firm to investigate the
_writer_, not the magazine, and get any criminal or Communist back-ground
the man has. (Because all subversive activities foolishly use criminals
they 'have something on' and men who have been paid to attack attack us,
you'll have data incoming from the detective agency if they do their work
3: Have your lawyers or solicitors write the magazine threatening suit.
(Hardly ever permit a real suit -they're more of a nuisance to you than
4: Use the data you got from the detective at long last to write the
author of the article a very tantalizing letter. Don't give him your data
on him. Just tell him we know something very interesting about him and
wouldn't he like to come in and talk about it. (If he comes, ask him to
sign a confession of collusion and slander - people at that level often
will, just to commit suicide - and publish it in a paid ad in the paper if
you get it.) Chances are he won't arrive. But he'll sure shudder into
5: Give any new data you have from the detective to your attorneys for
their use against the magazine.
6: Don't let the whole matter disrupt you, take much time, or upset the
"At this instance there are men hiding in terror on Earth because they
found out what they were attacking. There are men dead because they
attacked us -for instance Dr Joe Winter. He simply realized what he did
and died. There are men bankrupt because they attacked us - Purcell,