Church of Scientology members would do well to read the writings of Martin Luther King. In the following one sentence King pithily describes the danger of what they have become individually and collectively:
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
That people would continue to forfeit their homes, their retirement funds, and their children’s educations in order to line the pockets of a head of a cult who spends that money consistently, and now very overtly, for the purposes of destroying the constitutional rights, the livelihood, and the very life of anyone with the fortitude to step out of cult lock-step is anathema to the very principles Scientology is built upon (not to mention America, and Western Civilization). The church’s “creed” for example:
We of the church believe…
That all men have inaliable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others…
And that no agency, less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly.
Last week the representatives of the 619 people of Ingleside on the Bay Texas, on their own origination and determinism, sought to protect those very rights in their own community:
also see New York Village Voice coverage: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/scientology_goo_1.php
The Miscavige Cult’s response to this article which was published yesterday was chilling:
1) the cult’s PI Ralph S Gomez stalked my wife and I all day long with three cult members in tow. Seven separate incidents, including the photographing of us at our home and Gomez slowly following us by car during our evening walk.
2) Cult PI Gomez and cult member Joanne Wheaton toured a home across the street from us expressing the intention to purchase it. Once again, under false pretenses.
3) Cult PI Ralph S Gomez foreshadowed a Miscavige cult legal threat to the city. While denying his affiliation with the cult to many citizens over the past weeks, and lying about his identity and affiliations, Gomez wanted to know whether the ordinance was directed at he and his cohorts because of their “religion.”
This coming Tuesday at 7 p.m. the town council will consider the Cult’s application for a 5-day permit to shoot a “documentary” in Ingleside on the Bay. Notwithstanding the fact they have spent ten weeks disturbing Ingleside on the Bay using the cover of “just filming a documentary.” The Cult has applied for the permit under the name Squirrel Busters productions notwithstanding Gomez’ and Wheaton’s exchange last week with an Ingleside Police Officer memorialized in the officer’s report as follows:
I asked Wheaton where she worked, and she confirmed that she and Gomez worked for Squirrel Busters. At that time, I asked Wheaton and Gomez both if they had any business cards for the company, and they both replied no. I asked who the producer was, who the filmographer was, and who the company is owned by. Neither Wheaton, nor Gomez could answer my questions, and continued to tell me they are filming a documentary on Mr. Mark Rathbun, and have simple questions that they want to answer, and until Rathbun does, they will continue to follow him. I asked Wheaton and Gomez if they would have the common courtesy to allow Rathbun privacy while eating dinner, and they both replied, not until we get answers. Neither Wheaton, nor Gomez produced any identity cards that state they work for Squirrel Busters Productions…
A number of good citizens of Ingleside and Ingleside on the Bay have emailed me since I posted my Open Letter to them on this blog, https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/open-letter-to-residents-of-ingleside-on-the-bay-texas/
They have asked what they might be able to do to help. While none of you have any duty or obligation to do a darned thing about all this, if you feel you and your community are in any way being disturbed, abused, or gamed by the Los Angeles based cult of Scientology (aka Squirrel Busters, aka Falcon Investigations) you might want to weigh in on the cult’s permit application at IOB City Hall Tuesday 5 July at 7 p.m.
Thank you all for your continuing strength, courage and wisdom.