April 10, 2015

Report: Scientology leader hired detectives to spy on his own father

Rebel Staff

The Los Angeles Times reports that the leader of the Church of Scientology hired private investigators to trail his father after the latter defected from the "church."

According to police reports obtained by the Times, David Miscavige was worried that his father, Ronald Miscavige, Sr., would "spill damaging secrets about the religious organization."

For a year and a half, two detectives allegedly monitored Miscavige's emails and conversations, photographed him "everywhere he went," and put a GPS tracking device on his car.

Breitbart.com reports:

In one incident, while tracking Miscavige in a supermarket parking lot, the investigators told police they witnessed him grasp at his chest and slump over while loading grocery bags in his car. They called their intermediary and waited for instructions. Powell told police that two minutes later, he received a call from a man identifying himself as David Miscavige.

“David told him that if it was Ron’s time to die, to let him die and not intervene in any way,” the police record stated.

The Church of Scientology is under increased scrutiny following the airing of a new HBO special, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

The expose alleges "intimidation tactics and widespread physical and mental abuse" within the organization founded by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

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commented 2015-04-10 15:06:09 -0400
One of the symptoms of an organization being a flake cult is a vocabulary of jargon that is only meaningful to initiates of the cult and often refers to the perceived enemies of the cult. The biggest lies that have eve been told are the ones that new vocabulary had to be invented in order to tell them. I have come to the conclusion that just about every word that ends in “ism” or “ist” or contains the syllable “phobe” or “phobic” is Orwellian Newspeak and vocabulary of bullshit.
commented 2015-04-10 12:12:07 -0400
I’m somewhat embarrassed to say that I was involved with this “religion” 48 years ago when I was young and naive. I got out quickly after realizing that, like all cults, it used brainwashing to control its members but even after limited involvement, it wasn’t easy to get out.
commented 2015-04-10 08:06:24 -0400
“The expose alleges “intimidation tactics and widespread physical and mental abuse” within the organization founded by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard."

So what else is new?

Have you noticed lately the massive number of books about mental, physical and spiritual ABUSE in churches? ( I stopped counting at 30…every day a new one appears)

What about the website called www.batteredsheep.com?

Then a 21 sermon series on www.sermonaudio.com by Jeff Crippen on Violence and Domestic Abuse that focuses on churches and their failures to deal with abusers and the problem of dominating people who manipulate and destroy others in churches.

Wayne Jacobsen wrote “So You Don’t Want to go to Church Anymore” a brilliant expose (currently being made into a movie) of abusive church leaders, based on his own experience, who will do ANYTHING, with few restrictions, to stay in power, and the suggestion that a Christian can do very well, thank you, and live outside organized religion, permanently, etc.

The problem is not unique to churches, however. One of the MAIN problems is institutionalism and the desire to protect any organization at the expense of the people. This problem is no doubt universal, but it is being addressed regarding churches, because that used to be the place to find refuge from abuse…or so we were told.

What a wonderful son is David Miscavige…a classic case…no wonder the dad left…