Eightyfour year young Ida Camburn, who lives close to scientology's headquarters, in Hemet California and was close friends to Keith Henson, letting him sleep at her home when he was in town to picket, is the grandmother of the anti-cult movement. She was involved in the original CFF - Citizens Freedom Foundation - LINK,
whose membership turned into CAN - The Cult Awareness Network - CAN was later taken over by Scientology..LINK
Her son disconnected
from her in 1976, she recalls asking him "what is wrong with your eyes??" because they looked glassy.. hypnotized, after he was in scientology and came to visit her for one of the last times.
I encourged Ida to tell her story, because she knew more details about Scientology and the anti-cult effort than anyone else.
Her story is here: http://www.lermanet.com/idacamburn/
Ida was one of two or three people present watching as Scientology railroaded Keith in that Riverside Courtroom. She was also present during debates for the notorious Petris Bill.
I asked her to comment on recent events and this is what she said:
Ms Ida Camburn on Henson and Justice
I need to work on getting 1423 rescinded. Today I plan on trying to get someone of importance to look at the fallacy of that bill 1423. 1423 is the Petris Bill that the cults and scientology pushed through the california legislature, prohibiting the california attorney general from investigating religions.
We elect officials to protect the country then take their rights away with a bill such as this. I remember well who was there at that fiasco. and the head of Synanon wasn't there but dozens of his followers were there sitting like zombies, shaved heads and all . Old Senator Petris stormed in like the Lord of the castle, he was in the Synanon
district I remember how disgusted the state Attorney general, Dukmajean was over this fiasco.
Disgust didn't help as the damn thing passed Only one person voted against it. I remember Willie Brown and Maxine Waters grinning from ear to ear.
Well the cult has reigned in California about long enough and wouldn't it be great if all this flack on Keith would help remove their crown?
Almost too much to hope for but hope springs eternal with me. When you have lost the most precious thing in your life, if you lost hope too what would happen to your psyche then?
I'd prolly lose it like the woman astronaut did yesterday It is time the media brought this 1423 fiasco up. That came up right after Jonestown. I never could figure out how that was pulled off other than Petris had power in Calif gov at that time. I do know then Attorney general Dukmejian had two ugly groups ready to be tried. One was a small group in San Jose who were beating children in the name of God and the other was the World wide church of God.
They had ripped off many old couples getting their property etc.
Now these two were mere patsies compared to what this Hubbard cult does Scientology destroys families, practices medicine with out license
, hires killer pi's
to keep any decent human from exposing their ugly works It would take a couple pages to tell what I think of them I would like to see David Miscavige's sorry ass before a judge that knew what the score is I was on a jury once and watched two trials.
When I saw what a fiasco this trial against Keith was I wanted to jump up and scream, and to think Graham Berry saw a letter from the great Feffer in The files. Feffer is the all power boy in Washington D.C. I must get busy Time goes so much faster when you are old
My mother used to tell me that and I didn't believe her IT IS TRUE. When I am reincarnated I'm coming back able to write .. until then I'll struggle with what I been doing since l976.
Ida Camburn currently uses the online nickname WASMOM
you can write her at firstname.lastname@example.org