Presenting Rod Keller's
Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review

Volume 6, Issue 24 - September 30 2001

Penelope Cruz

Hollywood reporters are speculating that actress Penelope Cruz may become the newest Scientology celebrity. From MX magazine on September 14th: "Penelope Cruz has been attending the Church of Scientology with her Hollywood boyfriend Tom Cruise. The Spanish actress has made frequent visits during the past fortnight after being introduced by long-term member Cruise. But it's not known if she has seen the Los Angeles-based sect's manual on bringing up kids, which insists that not only must a couple keep quiet before and after sex, they should also maintain absolute silence during labour and birth. "Penelope, 27, who was rumoured to have been a Buddhist, has been spotted attending a Hollywood church with 39-year-old Tom, sometimes from 10am until 5pm. A source close to Cruz revealed: 'She's really into it. Tom has been a member for around 15 years and she was interested, so decided to go herself.'" From Woman's Day on October 1st: "Penelope has tried Buddhism, too, but now she's spending seven days a week studying with Tom at his Church's LA Celebrity Center Changing religion is a huge leap of faith in a relationship. When one partner converts to the other's beliefs, it's a sure sign of commitment - and often an intention to marry. Little wonder, then, that Hollywood eyebrows raised at reports that Penelope Cruz, the Spanish star raised a strict Roman Catholic, is spending every day with her lover, Tom Cruise, at the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Center in LA. 'I've seen them arrive every day, including Saturday and Sunday,' says the source. "'They get to the Celebrity Center by 10am and stay at least six hours, until four or 5pm, except when they have the kids, Bella and Connor. Tom and Pene miss out on Scientology sessions on those days.' If Penelope, 27, has undergone 'auditing' at the centre, chances are she's told the Scientologists about her involvement in other religions. The eldest daughter of Encarna and Eduardo Cruz was brought up as a devout Catholic. But her first serious lover, Mexican singer Nacho Cano, introduced her to Buddhism and meditation during their six-year relationship. "At the end of her day of religious studies, Penelope is in the habit of popping out for post-Church shopping sprees. Last Sunday, she met her 16-year-old brother, Eduardo, and treated him to a swag of CDs. The next afternoon, she headed to the ultra-chic boutiques of Fred Segal on Melrose Avenue." From Peoplenews on September 29th: "Sources in the United States suggest that the Spanish actress, who was raised a Catholic, is developing an interest in Tom Cruise's religion as their relationship develops. According to a friend, Cruz has dabbled in Buddhism in the past and is 'open-minded' about religion. The friend added, 'It wouldn't surprise me if she was exploring Scientology.' If Cruise's influence is beginning to affect his girlfriend, it is certain to raise further concerns in Cruz's family. Her father is already thought to be of the opinion that Cruise, a twice-divorced father of two, is perhaps not the ideal companion for his little girl." Message-ID: Message-ID: 200109251428@aspc083.nop Message-ID: 9p4mom$


The Rheinland-Pfalz State Welfare Court ruled on September 21st to deny a Scientologist a permit for an employment agency, and that employment agencies have to tell au-pairs if a host family is associated with Scientology. "The complainant runs a private employment agency whereby she puts au-pair girls up with German host families. As a so-called 'auditor,' she holds a special function as an SO member. She put several of the girls up with families which were SO members without having informed the girls of this. The Rheinland-Pfalz State Welfare Court decided that the complainant did not have the reliability required for the issuance of an employment permit. The court said that it was young people like the au-pairs that came to Germany to live who especially needed protection, because they were not well-versed in the German language. By failing to tell people about the Scientologists, it was said that the complainant failed in her duties as a private employment agent." Dpa reported on September 30th that Chick Corea will appear in concert in Germany starting November 1st. "This Tuesday the renowned jazzman will be opening his joint tour with pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba in Frankfurt's Old Opera. The both will also go to Baden-Baden, Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg. 'We can only exert our influence upon concerts that are promoted with public money,' said sect expert Werner Carlhoff from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Culture. He says things are no different from what they were in the past in Baden-Wurttemberg: if the concert receives public money, Scientologists will not be appearing. Carlhoff said it does not make sense to give money to an artist who will use that money to support an organization that German homeland security has under surveillance. 'I cannot speak for the other German states.' "In the Hessian Ministry of Art there was no reaction to the problem, although Chick Corea will be appearing in Frankfurt and later, on November 1, in the Darmstadt state theater. 'We aren't theater censors,' said ministry spokesman Rudolf Kaechler. He said being a member of Scientology was not against the law, and that neither would anyone say anything about movies posters with Scientology members Tom Cruise and John Travolta. "Corea put on a professional air, 'The times have changed, the opponents have calmed down,' he said casually. He said everything had been only a big misunderstanding, which he would be only too glad to help clear up. He said that Scientology was a recognized religion in many countries, mainly in the USA. He said he would not let himself be separated from his public by intolerant policies. 'For me it is always a great pleasure to play before my fans in Germany.'" Die Welt reported on September 30th on controversies surrounding Ursula Caberta, director of the Task Force on Scientology of the Hamburg Interior Agency "She has been regarded as the psycho-sect's toughest opponent since 1992. She issues written material and lectures about the machinations of the adherents of science fiction writer Ron Hubbard. In the fight with the organization Ursula Caberta has earned accolades across the nation. Yet now Ursula Caberta has run into heavy criticism herself. In Hamburg she is under investigation for 'accepting favors on duty,' and the state attorney in Dusseldorf is reviewing whether she has brought discredit upon a German opponent of Scientology." Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.96.1010925134628.126A-100000@darkstar.zippy Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.96.1010930105010.118A-100000@darkstar.zippy Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.96.1010930105119.118B-100000@darkstar.zippy

Jenna Elfman

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on September 28th that Scientology celebrity Jenna Elfman has worked to open a new mission in San Francisco. "Jenna Elfman was helping an eager crew put finishing touches on the new Scientology mission set to open tomorrow. She told TIC she's been spending a lot of time in San Francisco helping to build and paint the children's art center in the basement. Elfman had befriended firefighters who stopped by yesterday morning. She was wearing a red aluminum bracelet sold by L.A. firefighters to raise money for New York disaster relief efforts. "When fellow Scientologist Kirstie Alley called, the four firefighters shouted their hello. Elfman described a day of fire training she'd once done for a magazine story and praised her visitors' courage and superhuman strength, and they joked about coming to the mission for dance lessons." From the Associated Press on September 29th: "Actress Jenna Elfman is establishing a Church of Scientology mission in her hometown. Elfman, the star of ABC's 'Dharma and Greg,' announced plans to open the Church of Scientology Mission of San Francisco SoMa (the local term for the area south of Market Street)." Message-ID: 9p4ngv$ Message-ID: 9p7d86$

Keith Henson

Keith Henson posted a reply to a civil suit filed against him by Scientologists on staff at Gold Base, near Hemet, California. "Defendant denies, generally and specifically, each and every allegation in the Complaint and denies that Plaintiffs sustained any damage whatsoever due to omission or breach on the part of Defendant. "The court and counsel for the plaintiffs should take notice that the defendant does not live in California, not even in the US but resides at the above address. Defendant has been declared eligible by Immigration Canada to present a case to the Immigration and Refugee Board based on human rights violations by the government and courts of Riverside County, acting for the so called 'Church' of Scientology. "Plaintiff's causes of action are barred in whole or in part because any actions taken by Defendant were fair and reasonable and were performed in good faith based on all relevant facts known to Defendant at the time. In particular the acts alleged are constitutionally protected as free speech under the First Amendment or are protected by other principles such as the right to move freely and observe or report. "Plaintiff's Claim for relief is barred because of his abuse of process including corruption of the District Attorney's office. Plaintiff's Claim for relief is barred, in whole or in part, by the doctrine of unclean hands. "Counterclaim for damages due to plaintiffs and their principals and agents conspiracy to deprive defendant of his civil and constitutional rights, abuse of process, intentional infliction of emotional distress. Defendant requests: That Plaintiff's adversary complaint(s) be dismissed with prejudice. General damages in an amount to be determined at trial; Punitive and exemplary damages in an appropriate amount; Costs of suit incurred herein; and That the Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant take nothing by his complaint; Sanctions against Plaintiffs or real parties of interest and such other and further relief as may be just and proper." Message-ID:

Kirstie Alley

Reuters reported on September 28th that Scientology celebrity Kirstie Alley has opened literacy programs in Beverly Hills and Sacramento, California. "After Kirstie Alley opened her literacy program for children in the Church of Scientology Mission in Beverly Hills, the well-wishers (more than 400) proceeded across the street to the Friars Club for an evening featuring Dan Finnerty and the Dan Band. Immediately after, Kirstie boarded a bus to open another of her Lillie's Learning Places in the Church of Scientology Mission in Sacramento and then drove to San Francisco to help open their Scientology Mission. The 'Learning Places' are based on the educational methods of L. Ron Hubbard. Friars president Irwin Schaeffer noted the event was not Friars-sponsored. 'We just rent out the hall as we do for others.'" Message-ID: 9p1np8$

Lisa McPherson Trust

Scientology has filed a motion in the Lisa McPherson civil case for a special master to be appointed to review the records of the Lisa McPherson Trust for material relevant to the case. "The instant motion is brought on an emergency basis, because it has been learned that LMT, Inc. is also violating this part of the Court's Order. Church counsel has learned that this week, approximately 10 banker's boxes of records have been shipped from LMT to parts unknown. On September 24th 25th, a truck from Federal Express picked up a large number of boxes from the back door of LMT. This transfer of property and presumed records was observed by Church security guards who are positioned at the Church's dining hall to protect Church staff coming and going from that location. "Ms. Brooks permitted an LMT employee, Mark Bunker, to remove all of the videos he has taken over the past two years out of LMT's possession and custody. Ms. Brooks admitted that CDs of scanned records, including at least all of Ms. Summer's letters to various government agencies regarding the church and church witnesses, were scanned onto CD and the hard copy documents shredded. These CDs were then sent to Mr. Minton. These CDs have since been 'sent to someone else' by Mr. Minton, and he has asserted a Fifth Amendment self-incrimination privilege to refuse to identify where the evidence was sent. "Ms. Brooks also testified that she causes all e-mails to be destroyed periodically, notwithstanding the orders requiring production of such information by any of the witnesses. Mr. Minton has also testified that he has destroyed all of his own financial records, which would include payments to witnesses. In short, the apparent transfer of records yesterday and the day before, and the summary background information above, warrants that remaining evidence be preserved. "This Court also indicated that it may appoint an independent examiner to examine the records of LMT to determine if all information has been produced. The Church urges that this is more than appropriate in light of the circumstances. Current computer technology permits the examination of computer hard drives to locate information which has been 'deleted,' and an independent expert can be retained by the master/examiner to perform this function to restore deleted files." Message-ID:

World Trade Centers

E-mails were posted to a.r.s this week, which were sent to Scientologists to update them on efforts to have Scientology's volunteer ministers join the relief effort at the World Trade Centers in New York. "The gold shirts are official VM shirts and have our symbols on them. The light colored yellow ones are those people who are not Scientologists but who have been trained on assists and are helping out. There was a need to be able to differentiate them. "In Clearwater, Kaye Champagne and I formed a command center at the FH and worked side by side with the I/Help SO guys. We enlisted the OT Comm and OT Ambassadors to help us send the first guys in as a group effort. We sent almost 90 people into the area for the first relief the guys in NY got. We also raised over $20,000 in 72 hours and more since then. We sent tons of vitamins, calmag, etc. up with the volunteers. We also have a ground zero photographer that we sent up too. "We ended off our efforts on that and now are flat out getting everyone back on the bridge. We have been using COB's message to get people into the org and back on course etc. Use this tool it's been so effective. We DO NOT mail it out to people. We make people come in to get it and then we use every tool we have to get them active and going again on the bridge. "Marlo Kimmel Clearwater" "There should be no doubt at this point that part of the tragedy of this mess is that as the United States was attacked with severe casualties and cost, we must be responsible for our own defense. But, any actions done to safeguard us will yet provoke further response from the criminals who did these horrendous deeds. In that respect, it is a 'no win' situation which we face as we must defend ourselves and in so doing win the inevitable ire of the survivors on the other side and perhaps win the responsibility to care for them from here on out. "That is a trap. The psychs behind all of this set it up that way. "We are the only people on Earth with a workable technology for keeping people going to keep things going after the crash, after the attack, after the catastrophe, even after the Atomic War that will happen if enough people get to stomping on the War/Peace button. We, are the Auditors of Earth and its life forms. We, are the ministers to the people of Earth. "Your families and friends, your fellow countrymen and countrywomen and all of the generations to come are depending on your knowing and being able to apply the full Technology of Dianetics and Scientology including Administrative and Ethics and Justice Tech, along with the Auditing Tech and the delivery of the bridge during times such as these, and the uncertain times to come. "ARC, Dennis H. Clarke" "Recent live network TV coverage showed Volunteer Ministers in their yellow T-Shirts inside the Ground Zero area as the site was toured by a group of U.S. Senators and other VIPs. It has been announced that the cleanup at Ground Zero will take many months to complete and we can predict that New Yorkers will need the help of Volunteer Ministers for quite awhile. The fantastic press coverage we have been getting includes a theta front-page article in the New York Times. The Times also gave us very favorable mention in a theta article that described the key members of the team at Ground Zero. "A Volunteer Minister gave an assist to a rescue worker at Ground Zero who had suffered constant pain since an accident and knee surgery two years previously. During the assist, the rescue worker stood up and told the VM that the pain had blown! "Non-Scientologists walking into New York Org are being put on a new pilot mini-course to instant-train them on assists. While some were skeptical at the beginning, after their theory training they walk a block or less to Times Square, where they achieve stunning success and life-changing personal wins in their first application of LRH tech to help others. These new graduates made exclamations such as 'I'm a changed man!' and otherwise expressed their astonishment at their new-found ability help others and the fantastic results. "In Washington D.C. the Volunteer Ministers were instrumental in putting in order into the scene at the disaster site at the Pentagon. They were able to provide for the personal needs of hungry and thirsty senior military officers and their staff and late last week went into service of a high-ranking officer who needed to provide breakfast for a meeting of 300 key military staff members. "Eric Anderson Class VI OT IV VM Activation volunteer I HELP West U.S." "I'm here in NYC since two weeks now. I came here with the first group from LA as soon some airports were opened again. We need any help we can possible get. We are around 15 VMs here. And just today alone we got asked to take care and do grief counseling for 700! families! So you figure out how we are supposed to do that! "The whole planet has an eye on NYC right now. That is such a real chance to make Scientology and Dianetics real in such a short time and successful like we had it never before." Tagesspiegel Berlin published an article on September 19th on Scientology's efforts in New York. "'Touch Assists,' a type of laying on of hands, is recommended in 'The Way to Happiness' brochure, a non-aggressive, soft-PR piece by the Scientologists. The organization praised itself for gaining permission to enter, along with police, firemen and Red Cross workers, the cordoned-off area around 'the scene of the disaster at the World Trade Center.' "According to their own reports, 450 of them are currently operating there. Stuttgart's office spokesman Klaus-Dieter Schiemann said that people should be asking themselves the question 'whether that is what the workers need to help them pull body parts from the piles of debris.' Schiemann said this was quite typical for a Scientology starting point: 'a situation of fear and uncertainty.' He said this could cause great difficulties for unstable or confused people in that Scientology would only be using their own model of information dissemination. This was a case of 'an opportunity being shamelessly exploited,' said Berlin Scientology critic Tilman Hausherr. Shortly after the murderous attacks, the organization was already soliciting for donations from members and non-members via e-mail. Apparently Scientology strategically held up emergency personnel in New York - 'members of the fire department, police, doctors and nurses' - and 'trained them.' That was reported by the organization's Baden-Wuerttemberg branch, which also said that the 'Dianetics Hotline' was broadcast on the screen by Fox. "Scientology critic Hausherr believes it is simply 'disgusting' that 'they're actually continuing to do it.' As of today, the Scientology 'volunteers' are standing among the Manhattan debris in their bright yellow t-shirts. And boast to each other in e-mail about having impeded other 'real' psychologists in their work." A Scientology press release on September 27th promoted the work being done by volunteer ministers in New York. "Among tired firefighters, haggard police and military rescue personnel, a group of volunteers stood out in bright yellow T-shirts whose large lettering announced them as 'Scientology Volunteer Ministers.' More than 800, from Queens to Glendale, Seattle to Miami, showed up ready to help. "As exhausted fire, police and rescue workers took breaks, Scientology Volunteer Ministers started delivering 'assists,' developed by L. Ron Hubbard from his discoveries in Dianetics. Assists bring an injured or dazed person back into communication with his surroundings. They can be learned in half an hour and work well in conjunction with medical care. They helped hundreds at the disaster site. "New York City fire and police personnel, having spent 12-hour shifts on 'the pile,' as the main wreckage site is called, were grateful to get relief for their battered bodies. Carter recalled one policeman with an injured leg. He got an assist for five minutes and afterward exclaimed, 'Oh, my God, it works!' He went right back to work." From the letters to the editor of the St. Petersburg Times on September 25th: "I for one was totally outraged and sickened by what I read. Scientologists posing as National Mental Health Assistance offering a toll-free number to their offices is absolutely disgusting and should be investigated for fraud. Then to hear Falwell and Robertson profess that we asked for these terrorist actions because of our right to choose the way we live is in my opinion anti-American. I would hope that those people who were not already ashamed and embarrassed by the words and actions of these two hypocritical zealots may now see them for what they truly are. - Don Mott, Largo "Just when you think that Scientology can't sink any lower, they outdo themselves. To use our country's worst national crisis and grief for their own recruiting purposes is beyond belief. How can they justify using this horrific time for their own selfish goals? It only goes to separate the cult from patriotic Americans who don't need another enemy to distract them from their war against terrorism. - David Rodman, Dunedin" Message-ID: Message-ID: Message-ID: Message-ID: Message-ID: Message-ID: Message-ID: 9p1o4e$ Message-ID: 9oq4bq$

Protest Summary

"Kaeli" reported a protest in Toronto on September 22nd. "Picketers: At the bOrg: Gregg Hagglund and Zeratul. 110 ft away: Keith Henson, the Unnamed One. Today it was quiet. No one came out to counter picket, hand out fliers. It was noticed that for one: there appeared to be a convention inside the Toronto Org. Zeratul observed many of them were French-speaking. "Peter Ramsay was also among a group of Scientologists smoking outside. Gregg called out, 'let's read out OT 3' and Peter Ramsay went right back inside immediately. A woman wearing a black T-shirt that read: 'Keep psychiatry out of our schools' had a camera and while she would not come out. I noticed that she was taking pictures of us from inside the Org. "One of the passers-by mentioned to Keith, that after he spoke to him, a stranger approached him and said, 'You are aware that he is in a fight with Immigration right?' The person answered that he was fully aware and kept on walking. After fifteen minutes of speaking to passersby on the street, we decided to end the picket." Message-ID:

Tory Bezazian

The Los Angeles New Times published a story on September 27th on Tory Bezazian, former volunteer for Scientology's Office of Special Affairs and now critic of Scientology. "Last year, Church of Scientology operatives received an alarming tip: During the upcoming 2000 MTV Movie Awards scheduled for June 8, a short South Park film parodying Battlefield Earth would feature the character Cartman wiping his ass with a copy of L. Ron Hubbard's sacred text, Dianetics. The last thing the church needed was more piling on by the acerbic kids of South Park. So it turned to Burbank resident Tory Bezazian. "Bezazian headed something called the Scientology Parishioners League, a new organization that Office of Special Affairs vice president Janet Weiland had asked volunteers like Bezazian to form for just such emergencies. In the few months the parishioners' league had been operating, Bezazian and her cohorts had followed up on OSA tips by pressuring television networks, radio stations and newspapers to drop negative content about the church. Bezazian never knew how OSA agents got their information. She only knew that once she was given a tip, the church relied on her to harangue editors and TV producers until the offending material was removed. In general, the group had little effect. Scientology had suffered so much negative press for so many years that Bezazian and her small cadre could do little to stem the tide. "Bezazian called MTV's New York office incessantly. She told anyone who would listen that the South Park piece was a form of religious bigotry and if it was shown it would deeply offend her and her co-religionists and cause them great harm. The show ran anyway. In it, Cartman drops a load in his shorts when Russell Crowe as his Gladiator character Maximus impales Kenny on his sword. John Travolta as planet Psychlo meanie Terl arrives in a Battlefield Earth spaceship to save the day. Travolta's cartoon persona then asks the South Park boys to take personality tests. Cartman finds another use for his personality test. "Bezazian threw herself into battle first on alt.religion.scientology, a community of detractors that works constantly to publicize the church's oddities and excesses. Within weeks, Bezazian's dive-bombing of alt.religion.scientology under the screen name 'Magoo' had become relentless. By July Magoo had become the single most frequent poster at a.r.s. - not a small feat in such a heavily used newsgroup. Magoo's identity was finally revealed in a stunning message: 'To all of you at ARS, and to you all reading this from my Church, as of this date, July 20, 2000, I have officially left the Church. Please do not call me, or come over to my house. In the future, listen to Andreas. What he said last night is what is true.' "For years she found herself stuck at OT VII, the second-highest level in the religion. Year after year, she diligently went through drills and tests trying to locate all of the body thetans infesting her system. Bezazian became even more disillusioned with changes made under new church leader David Miscavige, who had taken over after Hubbard's 1986 death. At a mass gathering in 1997, Miscavige announced the 'discovery' that higher-level Scientologists had been trained incorrectly and would need to redo some levels. Bezazian says she was told her retraining would cost $25,000. Already $60,000 in debt and in no mood to undergo still more auditing to reach a level where she'd been stalled for years, Bezazian complained to Miscavige. She wrote him letters asking why she should have to pay so much when it was the church's product that had proved to be defective. She got no response. And that's when she decided to get off the Bridge. "'It's a big decision for a Scientologist,' she says. 'But I didn't care if they came up with OT fucking billion, I was done.' Feeling cheated and abandoned, she found little support from other members. 'It's not like I didn't give it my best shot. But they always tell you it's your fault if the tech doesn't work. No one has ever apologized to me for anything.' "Operation Clambake is maintained by a man named Andreas Heldal-Lund, an information technology manager in Stavanger, Norway. To Bezazian, Operation Clambake seemed like the most hateful creation imaginable, a popular Website bearing a litany of charges against her religion that she couldn't imagine to be true. Bezazian says she was shocked to see that Lucifer himself, Andreas Heldal-Lund had written a polite note, suggesting ways Bezazian could improve the readability of her postings on a.r.s. so that more people would read her arguments and respond to them intelligently. "Bezazian struggles for words to describe how stunned she felt after she had read the e-mail. 'The devil had not only sent me a nice message, he had offered me useful advice,' Bezazian says. But Heldal-Lund couldn't give her what she says she needed most desperately: company. He suggested a group in Clearwater whose members work full time to protest Scientology. When Bezazian told them about her predicament, they encouraged her to come to Clearwater. "Bezazian went to Burbank Airport to begin a cross-country trip to what just days earlier she had considered the enemy camp. Bezazian arrived at the airport to find that her flight had been canceled and Janet Weiland was waiting near the counter. Weiland began trying to talk her out of going to Florida, Bezazian says. Bezazian used her cell phone to call the people at the Lisa McPherson Trust in Clearwater whom she had planned to visit. Minton answered Bezazian's call, and she rapidly told him the situation. She had tried to get another flight, she told him, but Weiland had stuck by her like glue, and was even holding her luggage. Bezazian says she felt trapped. He told Bezazian to book a seat which would allow her to enter a special lounge that would be off-limits to Weiland. Bezazian followed his advice and rid herself of the OSA official. "Waiting for Bezazian to walk off the plane were two groups: Scientologists and LMT members. Brooks notified security guards that things could get ugly, and they in turn called in two Tampa police officers. The situation got tense, Bezazian says, when she stepped off the plane and a woman Scientologist ran up to her. 'What could you be thinking?' the woman asked her. The others swarmed around her. Brooks asked the police to intervene, but the cops replied that they needed to hear from Bezazian herself: Whom did she want to go with? Bezazian gestured toward Brooks and Minton. 'I pick them,' she said. Brooks says the anti-Scientologists were given an escort through the airport. When the Scientologists tried to follow, the officers stopped them. "Encouraged by what she learned at the LMT, Bezazian began taking part in protests of the church within months of leaving it. She was stunned when church officials asked police in Clearwater to cite her for violating the anti-picketing injunction. Church officials accused her of holding a sign in an area where picketing was not allowed, and sitting in a Santa's chair set up as part of a church holiday display. Judge Thomas E. Penick fined Minton and Bezazian - she was charged $100 - but also criticized the church for how much it surveils critics. 'I'm missing the point here,' the judge was quoted in the St. Petersburg Times. 'I hope someone will let us know when the great invasion is coming.' The experience, Bezazian says, only made her more determined to tell what she knows about the church." Message-ID:

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