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List of over 1,000 ex-church scientologists Speak Out.

Post by Sponge » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:48 pm

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List of 1,000 Former Church of Scientology Members Publicly Speak Out Against The Church

Over 1,000 former members of the Church of Scientology have spoken out publicly against the so-called church, according to a list researched and compiled by Anonymous over the last year and announced on April 11th 2010.

The individuals on the list have spoken out under their real names against the abuses seen and experienced within the so-called church despite being subjected to Scientology's "Fair Game" policy, which gives members permission to destroy its critics. Most former members do not ever speak out against the church, largely because of this policy.

The stories told by these ex-members are similar to the revelations made recently by former members speaking out against Scientology in highly visible stories in the New York Times, the St. Petersburg Times, and most recently, in a five-part series on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. According to the Church of Scientology, these former members are "liars" and "apostates" with an agenda to destroy the church. Anonymous wonders whether Scientology will also call all 1,000 of these former members liars.

The list, which continues to grow daily, contains many names of individuals who no longer practice Scientology at all as well as many others who do. What they have in common is that each of them has decided to step forward and tell the world what happened during their time within organized Scientology. While their backgrounds vary widely, their stories are similar and many themes run throughout: rigid control of information, enforced disconnection from loved ones who are critical of the group, zealous campaigns to squeeze money from members, physical and emotional abuse of children and adults, slave labor camps designed to reinforce indoctrination, and many other disturbing practices. The problem is not limited to any particular country. Their compelling stories emerge from numerous countries all around the world spanning decades.

Anonymous now celebrates the compilation and publication of a thousand-strong list of human voices no longer silenced, and never again alone. You can find the list online here: Former Church Of Scientology Members Who Have Spoken Out. Documentation is provided for each name included in the list.

All remaining victims or observers of abuse within organized Scientology are invited to speak out and add their names and their messages.

We hope that the courage shown by those named on this list empowers more people to come forward with their stories of abuse, and ultimately prevents such abuses from ever taking place again.

Since February 2008, Anonymous has protested the crimes and abuses of the "Church of Scientology" and its many front groups. These protests, as well as public awareness efforts like the Big List, will continue.

We are Anonymous
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We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget
Expect Us.

The growing list, totalling 1021 names today, is officially mantained here:
http://wiki.whyweprotest.net/Former_Chu ... spoken_out
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Post by Simonymous » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:29 am

I really wonder what Tommy "Ol' Footbullet" Davis thinks. Not just of the fact over 1 000 people have added their names to a list and told story after story of abuse -- but what he really believes about Scientology. The man's job is to lie, lie and lie some more, when unlike many others in Sci, he knows he's lying.

Does he believe Disconnection is a good thing? He knows the world does not, because he himself says it doesn't exist. Does he believe that somehow Disconnection makes Scientology better, or it brings the world closer to being a better place?

Or is he in on the fact it's a global scam? It seems that he really does believe in Scientology -- only David Miscavige knows Scientology is a global scam. But I wonder about that, too. Are there any high-ranking Scientologists who know the truth, who willingly go along with the fleecing of members? I don't mean ones who are trapped and have figured it out, I mean ones that are on the side of "Haha, Con!"
“...the injuries that {Hubbard} handled by the use of Dianetics procedures were never handled, because they were injuries that never existed; therefore, Dianetics is based on a lie; therefore, Scientology is based on a lie.” --Tommy Davis

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Post by StormBringer » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:33 pm

Here is a goal for the ex-church scientologiest. To get an ex memeber speaking out for every memeber that is still in. So if there is 5 or 6 thousand in the Seaorg then we should try to have as many people tell them that they need to look at Sceintology from the other side.

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Post by brownjedi » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:08 pm

This smashes the company line that there are only a handful of people who are speaking out.

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Post by Sponge » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:28 am

RADAR Online reports....
Anti-Scientology Group Publishes List Of 1,000 Members Who've Spoken Out Against The Church
27th April 2010
http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2 ... ut-against
You won't find the names Tom Cruise, Jenna Elfman, Kirstie Alley or John Travolta on this list but it's making big waves just the same.

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RadarOnline.com has learned that the group Anonymous has compiled a list of over 1,000 church members -- mostly former members -- who've publicly slammed Scientology for its alleged physical and emotional abuse of its followers.

The fact that this many Scientologists are allowing their names to be used in this format is evidence of a new willingness by former members to risk the church's so-called "fair game" policy, giving members "permission to destroy its critics," according to Anonymous.

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It comes on the heels of multi-part exposes against Scientology on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 and in the St. Petersburg Times.

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Anonymous launched its anti-Scientology campaign two years ago and promises to continue adding names to the list.
Kinda FAIL since Radar Online neglected to include a link to the actual wiki list of 1000+ names or to the press release with the link in it.

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Post by Sponge » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:26 am

Dawn Olsen at Techorati does a better report on the topic.....
http://technorati.com/entertainment/art ... bers-have/

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Post by Sponge » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:27 pm

The 1000 list has been made into a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExJuC5L1fx0

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