New Clearwater Independent – Jack Airey


Jack with Christie

Jack Airey is big in many ways. Big body, big heart, and big ole Thetan.  He has been active lately attempting to get his old friends to  take a peak at the truth.  Of course, notwithstanding DM’s and Tommy’s insistence disconnection does not exist, his selfless, humanitarian efforts have been met with several outright and cruel disconnections.  These things take time and patience is a virtue in these times, as evidenced by Jack’s own evolution. Jack has written a knowledge report on what led to his declaration of independence. I have reprinted it below in full. I highly recommend everyone read it, and particularly those who might have been led by DM’s church to doubt their own perceptions, and those struggling with the distinction between “church of Scientology” and “Scientology”.  Please give a shout out to Jack – he is a great friend and has a hell of a sense of humor. Watch out though, he also possesses a highly accurate bullshit detector.

My name is Jack Airey.  I am an American public Scientologist.  I became a Scientologist in 1968.  I attested to Grade IVx release in the late 80’s at Orange County Org.  In December of 2008 I finished the Basics and full lectures course in Div 6 at FLAG after being off org lines for about 20 years.

I have experienced many personal spiritual gains from my 41 years studying and applying LRH Scientology. I have seen similar gains with friends and others I have met in various Scientology organizations.

My concern & doubt is with the upper management within the Church of Scientology. This observation began in June of 2009 when I read an article in the St. Petersburg Times very critical of David Miscavige the, Chairman of the Board of the Church of Scientology,

This was a front page article in the Sunday paper. I gave it a read and was alarmed to learn David Miscavige, the church’s Chairman of the Board was accused of treating various high level Sea Org members with violent, brutal, physical attacks on numerous occasions.  The lengthy article was not critical of the church or its members, only critical of Miscavige.  The article was quoting four high level ex-sea org executives.  These were Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder, Tom De Vocht & Amy Scobee.  These four had spent a combined 119 years in the Sea Org.  My first reaction was….oh shit, can any of these accusations be true.  At first read, I was not able to confront the information.  I dismissed this article as a he said, she said type of thing.

On August 2nd the St. Petersburg Times published part II of this continued article.  More Sea Org Executives speaking out about Miscavige’s physical abuse. After reading part II, I noticed you could go to their web site to view interviews done on video.  I looked at two videos.  In most cases you can tell when a person is telling the truth or is trying to spin the truth on camera. Not always, but most of the time when un-trained every day folks talk to the camera, the communication is real. My “Theta Explosion” occurred viewing the Gary Morehead & Marty Rathbun videos.

I found these two gentleman’s statements to be very credible. I have a certificate degree from UCLA film school In TV & Film Production and have produced two 35MM short films, numerous corporate and documentary videos. I have spent thousands of hours looking at actors and non-actors on camera while editing film and video.  I know when a person on camera is acting or telling the truth and I am convinced Gary Morehead and Marty Rathbun did not have an evil agenda telling their compelling stories while in the sea org working for International Management at the GOLD facilities in the desert in California.

I think this is when I went into “DOUBT” with the current Church of Scientology. After viewing all the videos I went into a much higher condition of, “PISSED OFF”.  I typed Marty Rathbun’s name in Google and discovered he had a blog.  I proceeded to read many of Marty’s blog postings.  Marty also lists a “BLOG ROLL” on his blog and of course I started reading most of these postings.  I discovered a community of blown church and sea org members and some current church members flying under the radar who have lots to say about the state of my church.  The most telling for me is Marty’s “31 factors for Scientologist’s to consider”. This can be located by hitting a button Titled” 31 Factors on the top header of Marty’s blog.

Seems Miscavige over the past 30 years has suppressed the Church of Scientology to a point where the church might not survive the next 30 years.  I feel so sorry for all the hard working Sea Org members, their families and friends.  When the Ft. Harrison had its recent grand opening I was sitting in row two directly in front of the podium where David Miscavige gave his speech.  I noticed his immediate staff was very nervous as he came to the podium.  I took a deeper look and my immediate perception was that they were in fear of their boss.  I invalidated that perception, but as I got into Miscavige’s head for a peek I was immediately turned off.  I remember thinking, what does everyone see in this guy.  Beyond the nice suit I was not impressed.  I walked away from that event very, very curious how this man who was so full of himself could have risen to the head of the Church of Scientology.  That day I compromised by own reality by not looking further.

In the Code of Honor, published November 1954 (Professional /Auditor’s Bulletin 40, 26 November 1954, written by L. Ron Hubbard you will find in item one the following code: “Never desert a comrade in need, in danger or in trouble”.  How in the hell can any Scientologist support this current church’s management knowing Human Rights abuses are taking place at the highest levels by the leader of this church.   Not Me!!!  Seems to me by not confronting this tyrant of a leader, one is deserting other sea org and church members world wide.

Yes, I have read the issue of Freedom Magazine trying to convince its readers all is well and the 14 blown sea org members with a combined 362 years of service to the Church of Scientology are the problem not the solution.  I know a PR puff piece when I see & read one.  If Miscavige is a saint with clean hands & so innocent why does he need an 80 page over the top puff piece with his picture on the front page to hit your mail box in less than 45 days after the last St. Pete Times article.  When I finished reading this issue of Freedom Magazine, my first question was; what the hell is Miscavige hiding?  My second question was; if LRH was alive what would he say & do about this issue of Freedom Magazine?

Item six in the Code of Honor is “Never compromise with your own reality”. My reality is simple.  Things are not what they seem to be within the management of this church.  There needs to be an out in the open investigation so the truth can be known.  The Church of Scientology makes bold statements about their membership size, number of missions in the world and that they are the fastest growing religion in the world. If this is true, the church needs to prove it with written audited statistics and complete mission addresses, not PR bullshit.

I have recently read the two KR’s from two upstat New OT VIII’s on Marty Rathbun’s blog where May Jo Leavitt details point by point with complete LRH references why the Church of Scientology is in a condition of treason. Unbeknown to one another new OT VIII Sherry Katz during the same time period, was sending similar KR’s up line with no communication coming back from upper management. I believe what these two women have written in their KR’s and this leads me to Item 2 in the Code of Honor. “Never withdraw allegiance once granted”.  My allegiance has always been to the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard not to Command Intention. NOTE: I agree with Mary Jo Leavitt when she writes, “Command Intention is a squirrel “catch all” term that really means “David Miscavige’s orders.”

After 4 months of research on the internet I have decided to sever my relationship with the Church of Scientology.  It is impossible for me to ignore the statements and cry for help from one time devoted highly skilled top managers of the Church of Scientology.

This decision was easy to make once I re-read The Code of Honor.  Item nine & ten states, “Your self-determinism and your honor are more important than your immediate life and “Your integrity to yourself is more important than your body”.

It has been an interesting, life changing and sometime frustrating 41 years as a public Scientologist.  As item 11 states in the Code of Honor.  “Never regret yesterday.  Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.”

During the last week as I was writing this KR I noticed I was having case gain after draft 1 and draft 2.  I know this KR is the correct action because I can feel my power returning as my integrity grows and grows.

This is my last day as a church Scientologist and I have no regrets. Tomorrow I join the world wide group called, “Independent Scientologists” where honest, on source, LRH technology and exposing the out tech of current Church of Scientology management is the order of the day.

This is true

Jack Airey

Jack can be contacted at

39 responses to “New Clearwater Independent – Jack Airey

  1. Welcome Jack! Thank you for your report and for standing up!

  2. Good writeup Jack, couldn’t agree more.

  3. thatsnotmyname

    Hello Jack! Thank you for putting yourself forward and applying the Code of Honour. You are in great company I feel; Marty, Steve, Dan, Geir, Jo, Sherry and many many others here are one heck of a group! These are very exciting times.

  4. Jack Airey! Woohooo! So glad to call you my friend.

  5. Hi,

    I am a journalist who covers this subject from Europe. Your post is extremely interesting and it has been a well-written pleasure to read.

    Thank you

  6. What an awesome post! Wow, Jack. You’ve confronted a lot in the last 4 months. It’s so good to watch you stand up for what is right. One day soon those Sea Orgers who are still trapped will find freedom and your stand will be part of the reason why. Much love to you.

  7. Jack Airey,

    You are so AWESOME! You are creating a very bright future for the Independent Scientologist by speaking out.

    Thank you!

  8. You are a man with integrity, Jack. That was a great write-up.

  9. Welcome Jack great picture of you and Christie. The code of honor that is a great one, noone can speak for you but you it’s your code. That one is my favorite.

  10. Thankyou for standing up and speaking your heart and mind.
    Every person that stands up is so very very valuable to scientology and correcting the squirreling.
    I really appreciate what everyone has been doing, but I want to make sure that I acknowledge that individually, thats how the decisions to make a stand come about, and only how, individually confronting.
    Thankyou so much Jack.

  11. Jack, thank you for really looking and seeing what is going on, and for your courage in speaking out.

  12. Welcooooome!!! Jack! Nice to have another great Scientologists as an Independent!

  13. Welcome Jack! The truth really does set you free doesn’t it? Thanks for having the integrity to look. And for speaking out.

  14. I just wanted to add here, for those of you who don’t know it – that Jack was featured in a special video sharing his wins from the Basics. It was quite a famous video because of the fact that he had been recovered onto the Basics after having been off the Bridge for 20 years. It was used heavily by the Church to promote how incredible the Basics were and to get others onto these courses. It was shown to people all over the world and apparently it was very effective in helping people decide to do the Basics.

    After that Jack was also invited to speak at Flag graduation on two different occasions. He was then intentionally placed in one of the front rows during the filming of the FH grand opening right next to Jenna Elfman. He was basically considered somewhat of a “local celebrity” in his own right because of his story and how much coverage it had gotten.

    So – he is a well-known face to the local Flag crew and public and having him up here on this blog is going to create some big effects and cause a stir!

    All the more reason to love him, and to welcome him to the team!

  15. Now that the CoS’ crimes are so plain for everyone to see, much thanks to the SP Times, Anonymous, Marty himself and others who have recently spoken out, one no longer needs integrity to join the resistance. Speaking the truth is no longer a revolutionary act but rather a matter of common sense.

    Of course, this depends on people being aware of the truth, being allowed to read the other side of the story, and being allowed to make their own judgements. Something the CoS does anything it can to prevent.

    The challenge is to reach out to those still inside, and prove to them that not every “critic” or “squirrel” is what they’ve been made out to be in the propaganda. That first step may be all that’s necessary for them to start finding out facts for themselves. The challenge is not to convince them to leave, but to show them they are not alone in their doubts, and whatever good they have found inside scientology is also available elsewhere. Let the rest come on its own.

    Another very effective means of doing so are the writings of former OTs and staff members, such as their knowledge reports and doubt writeups, that are written in a language they can understand and with facts that even the true believers will find it hard to reject.

    For your part in this and helping others see the truth, you are truly to be commended.

  16. Linda McGinley

    Great confront, observations and write up Jack! Welcome to the Independents, a pleasure to have you with us!

  17. If you have the good fortune to have lunch with Jack, I guarantee you’ll walk away with a smile on your face.

    Proud to have you as my friend, Jack !

  18. Well done Jack… This write up certainly would be good for those who are still doubting their own perceptions about DM’s “Church”.

  19. Thank you Jack for standing up for truth. I think you will be pleasantly astonished over the next few months to experience just how high you rise on the OT scale. OT and responsibility and knowingness and integrity and a sense of play and even “good luck” all go hand in hand. I wish there was an easier way to enable others to discover these facts. Perhaps by your setting such a good example, many more will.

  20. Here is a good reference I found in the Milestone One lectures. Tape called Effort and Counter Effort. LRH says: “One of the primary things wrong with the early Organizations with which I had any vague connection with was the fact that their management did not accept the efforts of others but contested the efforts of others, even to a point of violence. And so nobody was accepted by these organizations, and their management, and so on, rather caved them in in this fashion, because they got the counter-efforts.
    What do you do to a revolutionary? If you were a government and you were beset at every hand by wild revolutionaries, how would you handle them? Would you shoot them? Mm-mm. Would you reprimand them? Mm-mm. Would you put out a lot of propaganda against them? Mm-mm.
    You find out exactly where they’re located and who they are, and you publish a proclamation to the effect that you’re terrifically anxious to contact them because they might have some ideas and can be of some help. And then you explain to these people what your problems are and ask them to look it over, look over your situation, and see how their ideas can forward the general good of the entire group. And having received their ideas and having them now with a clear view of what you’re up against, you take an area of action and give it to them. And there would never have been a revolution on the face of the Earth if management or government had always done this. You see how this could be?
    Of course, when one is below 2.0, one desires to succumb. And what is the fastest way to succumb? To select out all one’s potential efforts and elect them counter efforts, and one will succumb in a hurry. That’s a speedy process. Anybody who tries to help you, don’t let them; anybody who comes up and says a kind word to you, make them understand that it was an unkind word; anybody who wishes to use the same things you’re using, make it clear to them they can’t.” LRH

  21. Hi Jack.

    From the city of San Pancho, a place you know well, recieve a strong ack for having guts to stand up.

    History will prove our efforts as fundamental to get our religion on track again.

    Do very well.

    Roberto Sánchez Núñez

  22. Jack, great heart felt letter. Welcome to the real world. I have to say, I would LOVE to see a picture of you standing next to DM. You are one big dude.
    In more ways than one.

  23. Dear Jack,
    Just a beautiful write up. Welcome to the ranks of awakened beings. I think that real freedom can not truly be appreciated until one has experienced whatever degree that slavery has been and on whatever flow it has been experienced. I am honored to have you on the team.
    Love, Sherry

  24. “My concern & doubt is with the upper management within the Church of Scientology”. There is a world of difference between saying that and saying “I’m leaving Scientology”. Here’s a guy that clearly gets it. This is encouraging 🙂

    Scientology != Co$

  25. Concerned Citizen

    Jack, I salute you.

  26. Jack!

    You totally rock! Dude!

    I’m glad that you’re one of us 🙂

    Welcome to the real Scientology Field.

  27. My hat is off to you Jack!

    Welcome to the league of Independent Scientologists. Nice to have you on the team.

  28. Christie,

    Thank you for letting us know more about Jack. I would also like to acknowledge you for all you are doing to help people to see the truth. You are a kind and powerful thetan. Keep it up.
    Our love to you and your gorgeous son. :))

  29. Jack –

    Thank you for your no BS observations. So many in the church who think they are ” on Source” are really being “reasonably suppressive”. I know I was – I just kept justifying all the out-points as “must be the greatest good for the greatest number…”

    REALLY looking cures that!

    Alex – the quote from the Milestone One lectures is spot on – textbook Miscavige (mis)-management since the mid 80s.

    The more the truth is indicated the more inspired I feel that a sane Scientology will prevail.

  30. I second what TRUTH says ! I can attest to Christie being everything you say, and more.

    Thank you for the additional 411 on Jack, Christie.

  31. Jack,
    Thanks so much for this KR. I am going to use it to help others to see the light as well!

  32. I been speaking out for about 9 years and the independents are not a new thing. We been here fighting this battle for a long time.

    I know it is new for many here this battle but it reality it is not. I wrote my own KR about 9 years ago and in a few weeks it will be my aniversity of me being dead-filed. Now since I helped the independents and spoke out I am now told I am SP. But if it is not written it is not true. Never saw the golden rod myself but I do have a note written on golden rod paper.

    I don’t think I can forgive those who dumped me. A friend does not dump one and most in the church has done so. If they come out and wake up and say sorry then I may be able to but that is how I feel about it now. Not going back even if there is a reform for I will not trust the reform.

    So disconnection is alive and well.

    I myself never disconnected even when told to while I was in the church. I never listened to such things nor did I listen to most stupid policy.

    I did write the KR as I said.

    Also welcome to the new freezoner.

  33. martyrathbun09

    I am witness to that too. She has more stuff hopping now than you all can imagine.

  34. Truth – I do hope I have the pleasure of meeting you all some time soon.
    much love.

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  36. that was a wonderful KR. You know what made me wake up, studying the USA constitution, bill of rights, Ayn Rand, and then came the decision after seeing Marty’s videos on line.

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