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Scientology Inc’s Slippery Slope: Pushing its own view of “Human Rights”

I finally decided to expound on Scientology Inc’s continuing attempt to make people think it’s interested in Human Rights.

The church’s egregious duplicity on this point is long past tolerable.

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Sent: Friday, November 23, 2012 10:25 PM

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Saturday, December 8 Community Forum Celebrating the Right to Education

at Pasadena Community College

The Pasadena High Schools – Youth for Human Rights team invites you to celebrate United National Human Rights Day on Saturday morning, 9:00 – noon, December 8, 2012 at the Louis Creveling Lounge, northwest area of the Pasadena City College campus.

Pasadena’s Mayor Bill Bogaard will be among the featured speakers. This is the culmination of a 14 month pilot human rights leadership project by this committed group of public high school juniors and seniors from Marshall, Blair, PHS and Aveson Global Leadership Academy.

For this gathering of community leaders, government officials, educators and youth, the students will premier their short documentary film – To the Core — on advancing education through human rights awareness and responsibility. The film includes interviews with students, teachers and community members, emphasizing the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26, “the universal right to enriching and empowering education.”

Civic leaders, educators, media, youth and the general public are welcome. Admission is free with complimentary brunch to start.

When: Saturday December 8th, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Pasadena City College, Louis Creveling Lounge

1570 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena (northwest section of campus)

RSVP: Law Offices of Timothy Bowles, P.C. 626-583-6600; [email protected]

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A slippery slope is a tricky precarious situation, especially one that leads gradually but inexorably to disaster.

In this case, the slippery slope is that Scientology Inc continues to promote itself as the authority and last word in what constitutes human rights.

However, as we now know, when it comes to Scientology Inc and Human Rights, those that can’t do, preach.

The church also seeks to cover up that when it comes to Scientology Inc and Human Rights, the church’s own record is hideously deficient.

This is the essence of the slippery slope. At some point, the governments of various countries that Scientology Inc commits Human Rights violations in are going to bring guns to bear and all the church’s high-handed accusations that “they’re trying to destroy a religion” won’t work.

The church of Scientology Inc has had a decade to (a) come clean about its own Human Rights record and (b) demonstrate (not just say) that it has internally modified itself to prevent itself from committing Human Rights violations in the future. A change of its upper management levels would be an excellent start on demonstrating that.

Meanwhile, the church of Scientology Inc is responsible for an ever-growing number of human-rights violations. Yet in its hubris and arrogance there emerges the twisted (aberrated) logic that concludes if we’re violating people’s human rights it’s okay because it’s the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics; and only those in Scientology Inc’s upper management have the right to decide what is the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics.

■ Topping the list is of course Scientology Inc’s iron-fisted application of its own Disconnection Policy.

Perhaps the most fundamental right of any being is the right to communicate. Without this freedom, other rights deteriorate. …

We cannot afford to deny Scientologists that basic freedom that is granted to everyone else: the right to choose whom one chooses to communicate with or not communicate with. It is bad enough that there are governments trying, through the use of force, to prevent people from disconnecting from them (witness those who want to leave Russia but can’t!). …

The bare fact is that disconnection is a vital tool in handling PTSness and can be very effective when used correctly. …

a. To be PTS in the first place, the PTS must have committed overts against the antagonistic source…

– L. Ron Hubbard, HCOB 10 September 1983 PTSness and Disconnection

1. Never desert a comrade in need, in danger or in trouble.
2. Never withdraw allegiance once granted.
3
. Never desert a group to which you owe your support.
4. Never disparage yourself or minimize your strength or power.
5. Never need praise, approval or sympathy.
6. Never compromise with your own reality.
7. Never permit your affinity to be alloyed.
8. Do not give or receive communication unless you yourself desire it.
9. Your self-determinism and your honor are more important than your immediate life.
10. Your integrity to yourself is more important than your body.
11. Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.
12. Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.
13. Don’t desire to be liked or admired.
14. Be your own adviser, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions.
15. Be true to your own goals.

– L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology 0-8, The Code of Honor

As a Scientologist, I pledge myself to the Code of Scientology for the good of all.

2. To use the best I know of Scientology to the best of my ability to help my family, friends, groups and the world. … 10. To work for freedom of speech in the world.

– L. Ron Hubbard, HCO PL 5 Feb 1969R, Code of a Scientologist

Scale of Political Philosophies
3.0 Republic
2.5 Democracy
2.0 Social Democracy
1.5 Fascism
1.1 Communism
0.0 Anarchism

– L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology 0-8

Robotism Scale
Pan-determined
Self-determined
Other-determined         | Robot band
Oblivious                               | Robot band
Insane

– L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology 0-8

Sub-Zero Tone Scale, August 1952
-1.0 Punishing other bodies
-1.3 Responsibility as blame

-1.5 Controlling bodies

-2.2 Protecting bodies
-3.0 Owning bodies

-3.5 Approval from bodies
-4.0 Needing bodies

-8.0 Hiding

– L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology 0-8

Q1 The common denominator of all life impulses is self-determinism.

– L. Ron Hubbard, The Qs, Lecture of 10 Nov 1952, The Q List and Beginning of Logics

LOGIC 17 Those fields which most depend upon authoritative opinion for their data least contain known natural law.

– L. Ron Hubbard, Advanced Procedure and Axioms

On July 18, 1966, L. Ron Hubbard gave a lecture called “About Rhodesia.” He had just come back from a trip to the country now called Zimbabwe and discovered that a bunch of people had been “declared suppressive” by executives of Scientology headquarters at Saint Hill Manor in England. Staff were assembled so he could correct them on this and other points. In the lecture, LRH said, “But you don’t have somebody that’s been around three years and [...] turn up suddenly to be an SP.“ . . . “In all the time we’ve been around here we’ve only had one SP that I know of… Now whether he was an SP or PTS I’ve not made up my mind to this date because I haven’t investigated the case enough.“ [So, in 6 to 7 years of operation, Hubbard had only found one candidate for the title Suppresive Person in the church.]

– L. Ron Hubbard, LRH Recorded Lecture “AboutRhodesia,” July 18, 1966

Scientology Inc Management has canceled disconnection. Tommy Davis told Jake Coyle, writer for the Associated Press,“The church doesn’t mandate disconnection with anybody.” He also told John Roberts on CNN, “There’s no such thing as disconnection… Scientology actually mandates – it’s really part of the code of being a Scientologist – to respect the religious beliefs of others, so certainly a Scientologist is going to respect their family members’ beliefs…We consider the family to be a building block of any society, so anything that is characterized as disconnection or this kind of thing is just not true. There isn’t any such policy in the Church dictating who you can and cannot be in communication with, it just doesn’t happen.”

■ The abuse and misapplication of Disconnection policy then led to the mother of a Scientology victim (Alexander Jentzsch) being denied access to his funeral/memorial services because Alex died in the “custody” of rabid Scientologists who refused to let her attend.

■ Married Sea Org women working at the Int Base who find themselves pregnant are given two choices: Get a government-funded abortion or get a government-funded abortion. This is a consistent mode of operation despite the documented malevolent side effects of abortion documented in LRH’s pivotal text Dianetics. It has also led to Sea Org women getting pregnant deliberately so they can be routed out.

■ The abuse and misapplication of Disconnection policy has broken up families. People who discovered that Scientology Inc was committing criminal acts at a local, state, and national level…or that Scientology Inc was committing acts in violation of LRH writings and philosophy…and then spoke out about it found that they were declared to be suppressive and the church forced their family to disconnect from them. Many people now find themselves without a spouse, or children because the church violated their rights, infringing on their civil rights.

■ The church’s enforcement of disconnection policy was directly responsible for the non-communication between Alexander Jentzsch, who developed serious medical problems and could not contact his mother (who was labeled a Suppressive Person) for medical aid.

■ The church routinely threatens and enforces its will on people when they want to ask questions or pass information to other parishioners that the church is trying to suppress. (Yes, I used the word suppress.)

That all men have inalienable rights to their own defense;

That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments;

That all men have inalienable 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;

– LRH, The Creed of the Church of Scientology, 1954

Church of Scientology parishioners are not allowed to defend themselves against false accusations when the false accusations concern comments they didn’t make concerning church management. They aren’t even told what the accusations are before only being told they’ve been Declared a Suppressive Person.

Church of Scientology parishioners are not allowed to observe outnesses in the church and comment on them to other parishioners.

Certainly Church of Scientology parishioners are not allowed to write about the outnesses they observe. If they write to the Church, they become targets for oppression from the Church. Their write-ups are ignored by the Church if they are in conflict with the opinions of the fascistic Church hierarchy.

Since the Church hides behind the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, even going so far as to have marathons for “Human Rights” and seminars on “Human Rights”…even running filmed public service spots for “Human Rights”, the U.N. list of Human Rights bear some examination in this discussion.

Article 1.

  • All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Once one enters the Church of Scientology, his freedom and dignity are stripped from him. One of the ways this is done is by the arrogant presumption that the person has no reason or conscience.

After all, the basic presumption of the Church of Scientology is that Man (every man) is aberrated in thought and action, and the only way to be treated otherwise is to cough up in the neighborhood of $1 million to be rid of these aberrations.

Article 2.

  • Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

As noted under Article One, only those who the Church of Scientology Inc consider to be Scientologists in good standing are allowed access to  human rights and dignity.

When a Sea Org member, especially at the Int Base, falls out of favor with the church hierarchy, he is not expelled from the church or afforded the chance to “route out”. Instead, he is put at hard labor, routed into the Gulag called the RPF or simply imprisoned without recourse.

The church routinely holds a person’s rights for ransom and insist that he sign “non-disclosure” agreements to prevent his communication of observation and facts to other Scientologists, the press, and the public.

Article 3.

  • Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

The Int Base Sea Org members especially do not have these rights. There are countless tales of imprisonment and physical beatings…especially by the head of the church David Miscavige.

The stories of Lisa McPherson and Alexander Jentzsch are only the tip of the iceberg as regards the church’s involvement in denying people the right to life.

Article 4.

  • No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Members of the Sea Org as well as staff members are in slavery or servitude. It is said that these people can leave staff or leave the Sea Org, but when one looks, one finds that the penalties exacted by the church are so severe as to make exit impossible.

The servitude/slavery culture has now extended to the parishioners as well. Coerced extraction of huge “donations” from parishioners places them in indentured servitude to the church.

Even the so-called “OT Committees”, while seemingly voluntary, are not, as the parishioner can be denied participation in the services of the church if he fails to “volunteer”.

Article 5.

  • No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

The church engages in enslavement of Sea Org members, depriving them of food and sleep while requiring hard labor. Having staff members at all levels stay on the phones day and night until inhuman sales quotas are met also violates people’s rights. Even waking parishioners up and 2am and 3am to sell them something they don’t want is cruel and inhuman and degrading treatment…and it certainly isn’t affording the parishioners liberty.

Article 6.

  • Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.

  • All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Lisa McPherson was not accorded equal protection of the law and the cover-up of her death was unduly influenced by $30 million of church money.

Article 8.

  • Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

The church has engaged on a 25-year campaign of denying parishioners and non-parishioners access to justice, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to ensure it gets its way.

At age 12, Alexander Jentzsch was raped by an adult in the church and the person so accused was not turned over to law enforcement authorities.

Article 9.

  • No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

The church’s Disconnection policy is arbitrary exile, certainly done without due process or the application of Scientology Justice procedures. Sea Org members are constantly subjected to arbitrary detention, winding up in “The Hole” or the Freewinds’ chain lockers.

The church blocks the exits from places like the Shrine Auditorium, violating fire codes.

The church prevents people from leaving services on the Freewinds or at Flag through the use of routing forms that one must use to check out of these facilities…or have their baggage impounded.

Article 10.

  • Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

The Church of Scientology does not afford “fairness”, “impartiality”, or “public justice” to its parishioners, while vociferously claiming it des. The church does not even provide lists of charges in writing to the accused and it does not even afford the accused a look at who has made accusations against him or what the evidence is against him.

Article 11.

  • (1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
  • (2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Article 12.

  • No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Church members have been spied on and monitored, their phone records, travel itineraries, garbage and credit card records  have been illegally obtained by the church, and church members’ family members have been assaulted and threatened by church members and the church’s hired private investigators.

Article 13.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

Church members and former church members have been pursued by other church members and hired church investigators who interfered with their movement. By staking out the houses of church members, the church has denied church members freedom of residence.

The Int Base is surrounded by a fence topped with razor-sharp metal designed to keep people in.

The Int Base regularly exercises its staff on and performs “Blow Drills” designed to forcefully recover runaway staff.

  • (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Sea Org members are prohibited from returning to their home countries because Sea Org management impounds their passports.

Article 14.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
  • (2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 15.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.

The church routinely confiscates the passports of Sea Org members and staff members, denying them identification as part of a nationality.

  • (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Article 16.

  • (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

The church denies Sea Org members the right to found a family. The practice of Disconnection denies this right to parishioners of the church.

  • (2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

The church imposes the arbitrary rule on married couples that if one member of the marriage leaves the Sea Org, the other must initiate and complete divorce proceedings.

  • (3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

As mentioned above, if a Sea Org member gets pregnant, she is given two choices: Get a government-funded abortion or get a government-funded abortion.

Article 17.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
  • (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Sea Org members that are gifted with cell phones, radios, internet accounts or magazine subscriptions are arbitrarily denied the use of these by church management.

The church “impounds” the E-meters of parishioners who have suddenly and illegally (i.e. in violations of the Justice Codes of Scientology) found themselves Declared Suppressive Persons.

The church routinely denies parishioners refunds and repayments in direct contraposition to its own policies, arbitrarily denying parishioners their own property.

“Donations” to the IAS are non-refundable, but mandatory. A parishioner cannot change his mind about money given to the IAS but money given to the IAS (not the church for services and training) is impounded by the IAS, forcing the parishioner denial of the right to change his mind.

Article 18.

  • Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

The church denies parishioners and staff the right to think freely, to decide what is right or wrong, or to change his religion or beliefs. The church denies declared Suppressive Persons the right to practice their religion in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19.

  • Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

The church denies parishioners the right to freedom of expression and opinion, especially if that expression or opinion disagrees with the operation of the church by David Miscavige in contradiction to the written scripture of the church as recorded by L. Ron Hubbard.

The church denies the right of parishioners to express these beliefs through media (the press), especially the Internet.

Article 20.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

If a parishioner finds himself “declared” he is denied the right of peaceful assembly with other believers in Scientology and is denied the peaceful association with other Scientologists.

  • (2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Parishioners of the Church of Scientology must belong to the International Association of Scientologists or be denied access to the Bridge or churches of Scientology.

If they do not give excessive amounts of money to the IAS, they are only afforded lower-class treatment at organizations like Flag or the Freewinds, if at all.

Article 21.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
  • (2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.

As noted, Alexander Jentzsch and Lisa McPherson were denied access to medical facilities when they most needed them (before their death). Alexander Jentzsch’s mother and Annie Broeker’s relatives were not informed by the church they died. Details of their deaths were obscured by the church.

  • (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22.

  • Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

If a Sea Org member wishes to no longer be employed in the Sea Org, he is denied free choice of employment elsewhere (outside of the Sea Org). So-called “Scientology companies” will not hire them, for sure.

Staff members, especially Sea Org members, are routinely denied just and favorable conditions of work, such as nutritious food, adequate rest and sleep, decent berthing, and fray-free clothing.

  • (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
  •  (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

Staff members are not paid fairly for their work. Sometimes Sea Org staff receive nothing as pay. Org staff members must “moonlight” or hold two jobs in order to have sufficient money to have a place to sleep and food to eat.

  • (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24.

  • Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

The “indentured servitude” atmosphere of the Sea Org belies this.

Sea Org members are especially expected to work 80-100 hour weeks.

Article 25.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. As noted above, Scientology staff members and Sea Org members are denied the right of an adequate standard of living for themselves and a family.
  • (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

As already noted, motherhood is a right denied Sea Org members. Children who find themselves in the Sea Org are routinely subjected to heavy labor in dangerous environments, such as those filled with oil fumes, asbestos, and mud.

Article 26.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.

Young people joining the Sea Org are routinely denied the opportunity to complete a high school education.

  • (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

The education afforded Sea Org members does not allow for the development of the human personality, neither does it strengthen respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

  • (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Very often when their minor children are being recruited into the Sea Org, parents are made promises about the education their children will receive and those promises are never kept.

Article 27.

  • (1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

By keeping Sea Org members in enforced cultural isolation, Sea Org members are denied the right to participate in the cultural life of the community.

Often, Sea Org members are forcefully posted in a country thousands of miles from their homeland, denying them access to their families and the culture that they are accustomed to.

  • (2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 28.

  • Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Sea Org members are routinely denied access to a social and international order that would afford them access to these rights.

By being arbitrarily declared suppressive, parishioners have lost the right to do business with whom they wish and receive remunerated services from whom they wish.

Article 29.

  • (1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.

Free and full development of Scientologists is not afforded by the Church of Scientology. There are very narrow ways by which a Scientology parishioner can freely and fully develop his personality, and other ways, such as reading the works of other philosophers is in most cases considered a crime in the church.

  • (2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
  • (3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Article 30.

  • Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

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The church of Scientology Inc has set itself upon a course of trying to fool the public that it is interested in defending Human Rights while it violates them itself at nearly every turn.

Scientology Inc’s slippery slope is right there in the picture of its transparently disingenuous ad.

I fully expect that our readers will comment on this post by adding examples of how the church of Scientology Inc has violated its own parishioners’ rights.

— written by Plain Old Thetan

 

Update 23 January 2013

I noticed this week a new arrival at a prweb Internet address.

Once again, it’s Scientology Inc ignoring the facts and claiming it’s doing something marvelous about human rights. Or at least human rights education.

Is part of the Human Rights Education campaign to emphasize DO AS WE SAY, NOT AS WE DO?

For Scientology Inc to claim to want to educate others about Human Rights flies right in the teeth of The Way to Happiness’ precept 6: SET A GOOD EXAMPLE.

Here’s an idea: why doesn’t Scientology Inc give examples of what it does that violates human rights, and tell the attendees what it’s doing to set things right?

Including punishing those inside Scientology Inc that instituted or perpetuated the Human Rights abuses.

Oh, yeah. Don’t forget that prweb puts out press pieces endorsing psychiatry and psychotropic drugging.

Yet Scientology Inc continues to use them for its own shameful ends.

That’s another case of NOT Setting a Good Example.

Either Scientology Inc has principles and adheres to them or it doesn’t.

Trying to have it both ways is disingenuous. Hypocritical. Duplicitous. Two-faced.

We now return you to our regular programming.

 

 

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7 Comments

looking4myself  on December 20th, 2012

How about being unduly coerced into staying late on a Wednesday night after Org hours to finish up a course so that stats will look good for 2pm Thursday even after explaining that lack of sleep could be hazardous to one’s health and employment status due to blunders made on the job?

I’ve never seen such a group of people who were bent on rationalizing that their viewpoint is right and that yours is wrong regardless of circumstance.

And I thought parents could be bad!

Aeolus  on December 20th, 2012

It would have been good to know about this in time to attend. I no longer get invitations to events, but this looks like it was open to all public.

Bogaarde probably has no idea YHR is a Scientology front group, and certainly wouldn’t know about the Church’s true human rights record or he wouldn’t have let himself be associated with this event.

Hapexamendios  on December 20th, 2012

Awesome post Plain Old Thetan! It’s been bugging the hell out of me for a while that they keep pushing this campaign for PR purposes when they obviously don’t believe or follow the precepts.

PlainOldThetan  on December 21st, 2012

Aeolus: I have some suggestions. Get on the Mayor’s notification list for future YHR events. Also the UN’s human rights event notification list. The mayor’s office undoubtedly has an extension or e-mail address you can use to log a grievance about the mayor’s uninformed blind participation in an event that is being promoted by one of the chief human rights violators in Southern California.

looking4myself: The last course I completed I stayed late (2am) on Wednesday and got up early on Thursday to go in and get on course (8am). Rush Rush Rush. Got to exams to route thru and couldn’t F/N to save my life. No Sleep, No food, Tired.

So all the rush resulted in a lost stat for that week, although afer an enforced “repair session”, I F/Ned and completed the route-thru in the following week.

John Doe  on December 21st, 2012

Epic post!

OT8  on December 22nd, 2012

Brilliant post, Plain Old Thetan, absolutely brilliant! This data needs to get out far and wide.

Scientology Inc’s Big Brass Ones  on January 22nd, 2013

[...] I noted in my post on Scientology Inc’s disingenuous posturing regarding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Church has been denying its own parishioners as well as its critics the right to say anything [...]

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