Xenuphobia


Your daily entheta for 8/16/09
August 16, 2009, 3:26 pm
Filed under: Daily Entheta, Press, Scientology Critics

Geir Isene leaves Co$
This in from Operation Clambake:

Geir is the most respected high level Scientologist in Norway, an OT VIII in very good standing. While he says he’s had an enormous amount of spiritual gain from Scientology, he’s now stepping forward publicly saying it has been in spite of the malpractice and suppression of free will by the Church of Scientology.

Needless to say, this is a big win. Read all about it on Geir’s new anti-Co$ blog.

The St. Petersburg Times may have actually strapped on a pair
And that can be a hard thing to do when you live in such close proximity to Flag. Haven’t had a chance to review it all myself, but it could potentially be some of the best stuff yet, and all the more powerful given this publication’s history vis-a-vis the Clammies. No idea if it’s actually new, but I’ve been out of the loop for a while, so it’s new to me.

Scientology leader David Miscavige is the focus of this special report from the St. Petersburg Times. Former executives of the Church of Scientology, including two of the former top lieutenants to Miscavige, have come forward to describe a culture of intimidation and violence under David Miscavige. These former Scientology leaders served for years with Miscavige.

Go see for yourself what looks to be a delicious exposé on The Dwarf and his cult: The Truth Rundown.

In an apparent act of retaliation,
Co$ has decided to begin placing ads on the St. Petersburg Times’ website.

And at least one Clearwater cop wasn’t on the $cn payroll
Now retired, he apparently accumulated thousands of pages of legal documents on the therapy cult, as well as A/V. Here’s hoping we’ll live to see some of it. Actually, here’s hoping he’ll live long enough to release it, now that he’s opened his mouth about it.

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Your Daily Entheta for 3/18/08

The Village Voice carries yet another delicious article about Scientology and Anonymous. Contains this week’s Xenuphobia Quote of the Week: “Taste the delicious bacon sandwich of truth about Scientology!”

Anonymous #2 wore a top hat and sunglasses, and said his personal mission was to alert onlookers of the “unfair” tax exempt status enjoyed by the Church of Scientology. At least 80 percent of all fees for “religious training and services” paid to the Church of Scientology are tax deductible, a privilege enjoyed by no other religion and a fact that does not sit well with Church critics. “They actually have a better tax exempt status than any other religion of all the established religions,” said Anonymous #2. While we spoke, he noted the presence of a very obvious camera in a third floor window of the Church across the street. That’s why he needs his sunglasses, he said. “They’re taking pictures of us right now, as we speak.”

Will Smith says he’s yet to drink the Kool Aid.

A spokesman for Smith told TheCelebrityTruth.com, “As Will Smith’s publicist I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that Will is not a Scientologist.”

And, not content with their epic YouTube fails, the cult has now launched its own video site–you know, because things haven’t been embarrassing enough for them lately.

The church announced on Monday the launch of a new online video portal at its Scientology.org Web site. The portal contains 82 videos tallying nearly 3 hours worth of content, “provid[ing] an overview of the basic beliefs and practices of the religion, as well as information on the many humanitarian programs sponsored by the Church–programs addressing drug abuse, illiteracy, human rights and disaster relief,” according to a release issued this morning. [Editor’s Note: Perhaps this means they’ll be suing themselves now?]

Enjoy, SP.



Jenna & Dallas: $cn’s Epic Fail is Epic
Jenna has asked that the following message from her be forwarded everywhere possible. This is another example of Scientology making matters worse for themselves. And it’s even more evidence of just how much courage Jenna has:————————————————

So where do I begin…. I did an interview this week with ABC Nightline. They of course had to call the Church for comment which they did.

Last night at 11pm, while we were in bed, we got a call from Dallas’s father. He said he was 20 minutes away from our house and he was driving down from a meeting he had today and in the car with him were 2 Sea Org members from OSA Int and they were coming to talk to us at our house.

He said that they had come to talk to him but he insisted that we should be there and that they wanted to talk to us. So they just decided it was okay to drop in on us in the middle of the night in true Sea Org style. Continue reading



Your daily entheta for 3/11/08
March 11, 2008, 2:12 pm
Filed under: Anonymous, Celebrity, Press, Scientology Critics | Tags: , , , , , ,

Only Anonymous could help give the Village Voice its journalistic balls back following its recent takeover, during which the paper “purifed” itself of its best writers like so much purple goo. Tony Ortega, author of the article that has the nipples of Xenuphobia so hard they could cut glass, is certainly worthy of the title SP of the Week–and it’s only Tuesday! The article, titled “What to get L. Ron Hubbard for his birthday,” refers to Scientology as a “ruthless global scam,” a “nuisance,” “nefarious,” “more like the mafia than a religion,” and “horny” (alright, we’re kidding about that last one. Still, Ortega’s article has us horny as all get-out).

To his credit, Ortega is no Ronny-come-lately when it comes to providing–gasp–actual news coverage of the cult. No, he’s never pussyfooted around the issue. And that says a lot, considering Ortega has been covering in the news since at least 1999 and still hasn’t ended up dead at the Fort Harrison–or in one of Hubbard’s 600 volcanoes. His current article is more delicious than even the most delicious of birthday caek. But don’t take our word for it; see for yourself. And you know? It’s about effing time.

In other $cn news, cult Grand Poobah DM has been a’courting yet another celebrity couple to the “church” to help repair its public image. While the term “beyond repair” is apparently quite the misunderstood for Miscaviage, no one can fault (flunk?) him for giving up too easily. No, the current couple isn’t Will & Jada or even Forest Whittaker and his wife–it’s Beckham. Srsly. Oh, and his Spice Girl co-thetan, Posh. Dave, can you say EPIC FAIL?

And, finally, the clam cult has finally made it to the big stage in the final “meta-play” of “The Scariest.”



See Jane Run. See Dick Run.
March 9, 2008, 12:37 am
Filed under: Artwork, Scientology Critics | Tags: ,



Why do you make me do this to you?!
March 8, 2008, 4:42 pm
Filed under: Abuse, Interviews, Propaganda, Scientology Critics | Tags: , ,

“I only hit you because I love you! I’m sorry baby; come back. I won’t hurt you anymore. I promise. Come on, baby.” Yes, those are the words you might hear Cult of Scientology president David Miscaviage (DM) say if you happened to be his bayotch of the month. Or if your name is Jeff Hawkins.

Hawkins, a former Scientology cult member, who worked on graphic design and advertising for the cult (including some of the D:MSMH advertisements with the volcanoes) speaks on Tom Smith’s WXYB show, The Edge.

Among other things, Jeff adds his name to the growing list of defectors who have personally observed DM box the rosy ears of upper-level Scns. Among other things, Jeff relates:

“He never liked me. …He’s a very intense forceful commanding person. His public persona…he’s very intense…he has a certain kind of charisma…when you’re dealing with him…He is very intense and forceful and he actually rules the place through threats and fear and intimidation. And he loves to intimidate people and put them down. Continue reading



Keith Henson free, Fair Game again
March 6, 2008, 7:26 pm
Filed under: Scientology Critics | Tags: , ,

Keith Henson was quite recently released from prison after serving a four-month sentence for being critical of our favorite cult. One might assume this means he is a free man now, with all the liberties this entails–if one were an optimist. Welcome to American Justice, RPF-style.

While Keith is “free” in the sense that he is now out of prison, the terms of his probation include being “forbidden to do anything that bothers a Scientologist.” Continue reading