Tony Ortega at the Village Voice has done a comprehensive, very accurate story on Debbie Cook, see Scientology In Crisis.
Spokesperson Karin Pouw adds that the “positioning” of Cook as a “prominent Scientology insider” is “inaccurate.” She describes her as “‘a disgruntled defector’ who has not had any position in the Church for several years, having left in 2007 for medical reasons.”
“The Church refers to individuals such as Ms. Cook as a squirrel. A squirrel is someone who alters the Scripture; a heretic,” she writes, asking that “you correct this error in your headline and in the text of the article.”
As Mike Rinder predicted – and was validated by the above text within hours – Miscavige has labeled Debbie a “squirrel” for urging Scientologists to read and abide by a little L Ron Hubbard.
As I noted yesterday, the more they come after Debbie publicly, the more they breach the Gag Contract they coerced her into signing. In my legal opinion, based on – among other things 22 years of concocting such Gag Contracts with corporate Scientology lawyers on the orders of Miscavige – Debbie Cook is free to share any and all experiences within corporate Scientology in order to defend herself. Miscavige, as predicted – even though he exceeded my time expectations – has footnuked himself into the public light of Debbie Cook’s full panoply of truths. Well done Dave. All of that is quite in addition to corporate Scientology’s serial breaches of the contract (rendering it null and void) over the past two and one half years.
Tony’s story also makes reference to a St Pete Times Editorial.
Please read it. This is historic. This is the first time they have publicly acknowledged that perhaps corporate Scientology abuses are most effectively handled by real Scientologists. Two and one half year comm lag. But if we have learned anything in all this it is patience and keeping our eyes on the mountain while gradually moving on up a little higher.