The St Petersburg Times has launched a multi-story series about the “church” of Scientology’s vulture culture. The several stories in the first installment focus on the revelations of former Flag Registrar Hy Levy and former Flag Public member Brian Culkin; both of them Independents. When you go to the link to read the stories, please be sure to watch the two video interviews with Hy and the one with Brian. They are intense and informative. Combined they describe with particulars how Miscavige has, in addition to creating a culture of violence, created a culture of unrelenting greed. the link, St Petersburg Times, The Money Machine. By all means share your comments here, but don’t forget to also weigh in on the St Pete Times website – don’t let the cult’s spamming trolls have their way. Thanks Hy and Brian, you have a done a tremendous service to the public on several levels.
By the way, note the “church” responses. They have lowered the bar from the even the days of Tommy Davis; the blatant falsity and incompetence are remarkable. Take this one for example:
” ‘Fundraisers do not persuade or pressure parishoners to take on debt’, spokewoman Pouw said.”
Now, compare that to this email sent around by Flag’s two veteran Los Angeles area Field Staff Members, Wendy Ettricks and Joanne Schintzel:
Sent: 12/30/2009 5:14:43 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
Subj: A Wonderful New Year for all of us
HELLO. WE WANTED TO WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY PROSPEROUS, HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. THIS IS CERTAINLY THE YEAR TO STRETCH AND TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP ON THE BRIDGE. THE PLANET IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AND WE NEED LOTS AND LOTS OF OT’S.
NOW WITH WHAT’S BEING RELEASED AT THE NEW YEAR’S EVENT, THERE IS NO REASON FOR ANY OF US TO BE OFF THE BRIDGE. LET’S MAKE A BEAUTIFUL POSTULATE THAT THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THE BRIDGE GIVES ONE MORE WHEREWITHAL AND TIME TO DO EVEN MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE HAVE ALL THE TRUTH AND LEGACY OF LRH AND IT’S SO VITAL TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS RIGHT NOW. WE ARE GOING TO WIN AND WE WILL CLEAR THIS PLANET IN OUR LIFETIME. SO AS UNCOMFORTABLE AS IT MAY SEEM TO TAKE OUT LOANS, ETC. IT IS THE WINNING THING TO DO. YOUR SANITY AND ABILITIES SO OUTWEIGH THIS.
WE DO LOVE YOU AND WANT ONLY THE BEST FOR YOU. WE ARE HERE 24/7 TO HELP IN WHATEVER WAY WE CAN. SO LET’S DO IT. TAKE OUR NEXT STEP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE, WENDY AND JOANNE