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Offline Lorelei

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The following information was provided by a critic known as "RightOn" online, it is not my original research.

The following is a list of ex-Scientologists that have left and have spoken out against Scientology

ETA: This list is a WORK IN PROGRESS and has been updated and expanded since I posted here, so to avoid duplicated info, I have deleted this outdated list.

See below for newer information.


UPDATED LIST of 530+ EXES WHO HAVE SPOKEN OUT  (AS OF 7 AUGUST, 2009)
Scroll down, or use these links to go directly to those lists:

A-M
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,228.msg1826.html#msg1826

N-Z
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,228.msg1827.html#msg1827
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Offline wynot

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Wow - that is a great list! I look forward to a time when it will fill many more screens!

Good work, L! I would have never even thought of a list like this, but I see the use of it now, fer sure!

'til later;
wynot
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Jacob Riis

Offline Lorelei

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Like I said, I didn't compile it, but it makes me happy, too. So I wanted to share it.

Lots of good people on that list.

The Ex-Scientology Kids webmistresses should get a special "shout-out," as all three women were raised in the cult, all three suffered greatly while in, all three suffered greatly trying to leave, all three were harassed mercilessly AFTER leaving, all three are (IIRC) disconnected from loved ones, and all three are related to former or current high-ranking cult leaders (including Jenna Miscavige-Hill, the niece of David Miscavige, the current Chairman Of The Board (de facto leader) of Scientology).

Also, Marty Rathbun is indeed speaking out, but it should be noted that he is mostly directing his criticism at David Miscavige, while still asserting that the original L. Ron Hubbard policies were groovy. Of course, Elron was a homophobe misogynist, his credentials (zero!) were faked, the "secret service / dirty tricks" divisions of Guardian's Office and Office of Special Affairs are Elron creations, the mind control techniques are Elron's, the pay scales are Elron's, and the indentured servitude, child workers, minimal pay, Reclamation Project Force gulags, toy sailor uniforms, billion (no typo!) year contracts, overboarding and other abuses rife in the Sea Org is Elron's, and so on.

The important thing here is that these are knowledgeable people who were formerly members in the cult. As such, they have a POV distinct from critics who were never victims of the cult, and who have instead been motivated to outrage and to protest that outrage by witnessing second-hand how the cult hurts people, or who have lost friends or loved ones to the cult.

Some of these folks are severely damaged people who are still trying to tackle their own cognitive dissonance and reluctance to face all they lost while being "in." It wouldn't sting as badly if they could find SOME good in something they devoted all that time, energy, and money to...blaming Miscavige as being the originator of all evil in the cult is false and self-deluding. Miscavige is bad, sure--that does NOT let Hubabrd off the hook! He was bad, too!

The whole MESS is a con, and it hurts people. It is insidious. We seek to inform and, thereby, protect and warn. NO MORE VICTIMS.

It also neglects to mention some of the victims of Scientology who are now dead.

It's a good starting place, however, and I urge the curious to Google these names and see what they have to say...even if they are Marty Rathbuns, who was complicit in some of the worst abuses while "in," and now, while "out," still cling to the fantasy that pre-Miscavige, all was well. Even Marty Rathbuns have tales to tell, and the truth is in there.
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Offline ethercat

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A good many people who leave the "church" can't leave the belief in the "tech" behind at first.  So deep it runs that they must cling to it, and find instead, in scientology lingo, a "who" that is responsible for the wrongs they've seen.  Even Arnie Lerma, when he first left in the early '90s, went to the freezone1 for a while. 

Some get over it once they are out from under the rigidity of the official organization, and some don't.  Most are not able to just give it all up and leave it behind from the first moment they leave the organization, and it takes a while of being able to examine their own thoughts for them to work their way out of it.  Even long-time established critical ex-members talk about sloughing off pieces of it, years later.

I view the freezone as a halfway house out of scientology that some, unfortunately, never leave. 

Marty Rathbun (and Mike Rinder) were heavily into it; it may take them a while to get to the point of realization that it is all bunk, if they ever do.  That freezone koolaid can handicap their recovery, plus Rathbun, particularly, seems to have goals of removing Miscavige and taking over himself.  That is a potentially dangerous situation that we need to keep an eye on.

1Freezone - used as an all-encompassing term for those who still believe there's value in the "tech" but who have disagreements with the formal organization.  It doesn't necessarily imply association with a specific group or flavor of practicing freezoners, although there are several somewhat organized freezone groups.
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I view the freezone as a halfway house out of scientology that some, unfortunately, never leave. 

A sort of methadone for one's tech addiction--getting your fix without damaging yourself nearly as much.

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UPDATED LIST OF EX-SCIENTOLOGISTS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE CULT OF SCIENTOLOGY

Helen O'Brien-Auditor, authored Dianetics in Limbo - 1966

List of Ex-Scientologists interviewed in Scientology - the Now Religion - 1970
Jack Horner
Jerry Tannenbaum
Gary Watkins
Monica Saxon
Nick Robinson
Bud Lee
John McMaster
Bernard Green

List of Ex-Scientologists mentioned in Inside Scientology-Dianetics - 1972
Felicia Tyber
Gerald Tyber
Renzo Lancia
Morton Morvis
Margo Zumbrich
Bruce Perkins

List of Scientologists resigning from the church, in Reconnection magazine issues 1 to 4 - 1983-4
Adrian Ribolla
Adrienne Scott
Alan Groothius
Alan Stafford
Alex Cronin (OTII)
Allan Stewart
Andrew Brown
Armorel Allen
Barrie Weller
Bevan Preece (1957, OTIII, Cl IV)
Bill Devlin
Bob Ainsworth
Brian Auker
Carmen Biggs
Chris Barnes
Colin Mills (1972 NOTs, Snr Cl IV)
Darrell Sykes
Debbie Leighton
Derek Toombs
Diana Fearon
Don Summons
Dora Atack
Emma Mitchell
Eric Ballard
Fiona Cowe
Frankie Robinson
Gary Earle
Gavin Stott
George Fearon
George Hanson
Harinder Lawley
Heather Wray
Helen Silcock
Henry Baczkowski (1961, Clear No 4084, OTIII)
Horag Bellmaine
Ian Moore
Irene Kaye
Iris Palfreyman
Jay Hurwitz
Jeanny Hanson (on Solo NOTs, Cl VI)
Jenny Lansdale
Joanne Dancer
John Ablett
John Hansen (on NOTs)
John Mace (Founding Scientologist, new OTV, Cl VI)
Joyce Barnes (1964, OTI, Ex Pgms Chief FOLO UK and Flag)
Julian Bell (1975 on NOTs)
Ken Wood
Kim Hutton
Linda Tedman
Manuel Rodriquez
Margaret Jennings
Marie-Sylvie Patterson
Martin Ruston (1964, on NOTs, Clear No 2359)
Maryon Stewart
Maurice Broad
Mauricio Cattarossi
Mel Slnith
Michelle Brown (1978 OTIV NED)
Mick Alpin
Mike Lawley
Mike Wray
Mitch Beedie
Mohamed Bouderba
Nancy Carter
Neville Chamberlain
Nicky Devlin
Noella Milner
Pam Baczkowska
Pan Hurwitz
Patrick Tedman
Peter Impey
Peter J Webb
Peter Silcock
Philip Gardiner
Phyllis Preece (1961, Grade IV)
Ralph Hilton
Ron Biggs
Ron Lawley (1973, on NOTs, Cl IV, OEC)
Shiona Fox-Ness
Shoura Davies
Stephen Davies
Steve Bisby
Steve Kaye
Steve Robinson
Sue Fisher
Terry Brown (1978 OTIII HQS)
Terry Scott
Thelma Hodges
Tony Moss
Unni Auker
Val Alpin
Vicky Ballard
Vince Barnes
Yaron Hillel

See also:

Allen Stanfield posts as "Alanzo" on ESMB. In for 16 years, out for 9. http://www.alanzosblog.blogspot.com/

Carolyn Ann Shofield posts as "Mary Magdalene" on ESMB; lost two daughters to the "care" of Scientology. http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=8344

Tim Skog
Scientologist from 1976 - 1986, former GO/OSA.

Stacey Michelle Wentling http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=3771
Scn for 14 yrs, Staff WPB Msn '91-92. Div 6 MM Org '92-95. Left scn in 2004.

Dean Wentling http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=3771
Scn for 14 yrs. Div 6 MM Org '91-95. Left scn in 2004.

Roger Boswarva http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=11823
Got into Scn 1957, helped set up the center that became Sydney Org in 1960, Staff auditor Melbourne 1962-63, Chaplain London and PES 1967-8, went under cover for the GO 1969-82, Declared SP 1985 because I refused to go along with abusive conduct of "new management," resigned from church in 1990 due to its dishonesty and violations of own doctrines. Spoken out against the church and its erroneous tech; posts on ESMB as "RogerB"

Mary L McKinnon
Staff, New York Org, ASHO and Boston Org between 1968 and 1977 (78?).

Richard Ford, Leaving Scientology http://leavingscientology.blogspot.com/

Sharone, on a boat with Hubbard as a child, got locked in the ship hold.
Sharon's Scientology Story http://www.exscientologykids.com/sharon.html

Neil Clark, Staffer and Sea Org.
Scientology - Through the Door - Interviews http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?36

Wilfried Handl, Austria 28 years in, formaly high ranking, wrote a book, a lot of TV, some recitals.
http://www.wilfriedhandl.com/

Susan Talbot (also known as "British Mom"), was Class V1 Auditor & C/S, There for 15 years, left because of the forced abortions & abuses.

Bent Corydon, the former head of the Riverside mission, Former scientologist of 20 years and author of "L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman"

Mac Stevens http://anonforgreatjustice.blogspot.com/2008/12/mac-stevens-letter-to-fellow.html
FOR GREAT JUSTICE: Mac Stevens Letter to Fellow Scientologists: I reject the authority of the Church to control me.

Vivien Krogman - Ex-SeaOrg kid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePOcIbCV8oQ

Tanja Neumann - EX-SeaOrg kid

Pierre Ethier, Class XII Auditor

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Pierre Ethier's website at www.upperbridge.org has been offline for at least several days, but it was operational a few weeks ago.  Nevertheless, here are two examples of Pierre Ethier speaking out against the COS:

In writing, speaking out about fraud by the COS:
http://www.robertdam-cos.dk/Class%20XII%20ex%20so%20briefing.rtf

In a televised report, speaking out (in French) about WISE businesses at 1:45, 4:27, 6:54, and 9:13.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojggNpl41a0
YouTube - Le pouvoir caché La scientologie et WISE

Mona Vasquez, France (wrote books and Tv appearances)

Alain Stoffen, France (book and lots of TV)

Raymond Scapillato, France (book)

David Mayo

Jesse Prince

Karen Wolff (ex-Scientology kid / ESK)
http://www.exscientologykids.com/eskforums/viewtopic.php?t=3129&highlight=

Mylene Beyer, France, ex-sea org, left after 21 years (French radio interview)

Sylvain Bilodeau, Canada (TV interview)

Madeleine Genesse, Canada (TV interview, passed away in 2008)

Larry Anderson (DISPUTED)
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/916208-post1/
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?t=30916

Jim Beebe - worked for the old CAN after leaving - deceased

Joe Harrington can be added also, he married Birgitta Harrington, after they left the cult, I think. He is deceased also.

Homer Wilson Smith would count too, I think. He is freezone, but runs a free-to-access news server with only scientology-related groups.

Martine Boublil
Young French woman whose brother had to rescue her from Scientology by "kidnapping her"

David Cook & Vickki Ford
David and Vickki lost a son when they left Scientology. Vickki's mother also speaks.
http://www.xenutv.com/interviews/index.html

Jim Dimcalci - Ron Hubbard's Medical Officer
Forrest J. Ackerman - Ron Hubbard's literary agent, deceased in 2008
Pam Kemp - friend of LRH and ex-scientologist
Raymond Kemp - friend of LRH and ex-scientologist
Virginia Downsborough - Ron Hubbard's personal assistant
Hana Eltringham - Ron Hubbard's deputy at sea
Mike Goldstein - Ron Hubbard's Finance Controller
YouTube - Scientology: Secret Lives - L. Ron Hubbard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCWRbgIkFJ8



Exes that post frequently on critics' websites:
Anonmom
AnonKat
Peter Alexander
Gene Allard
Amy Allen
Gerry Armstrong
Jon Atack
Vickie Aznaran
Kim Baker
Rex Basterfield
Jason Beghe
Graham Berry
Maureen Bolstad
Larry Brennan
Brian Canup
Isabel Hsin-Yu Chang
Tory Christman
Debbie Cook? did she speak out?
Robert Dam
Laura DeCrescenzo
Tom DeVocht
Ron DeWolfe- Hubbard's son!
John Dugnigan
Steven Fishman
Peter Forde
Shiona Fox
Roxanne Friend
Tommy Gorman
Jennifer Gorman
David Graham
Paul Grosswald
Wilfried Handl, Austria 28 years in, formaly high ranking, wrote a book, a lot of TV, some recitals
Marc Headley
Claire Headly
Mike Henderson
Yolanda Howell
Molly Hutchinson
Moira Hutchison
Patrick Jost
Arnie Lerma
Peter Letterese
Chris Lyman
Ted Mayett
Melissa Miller
Troy Miranda
Jenna Miscavige
Frank Oliver
Tom Padgett
Michael Pattison
Rod Pearson
Creed Pearson
Patty "pooks" Piednacz?? I know I spelled that wrong
Monica Pignotti
Jesse Prince
Marty Rathbun
Mike Rinder
Otto Roos
Annie Rosenblum
Martin Ruston
Amy Scobee
Miss. Sieber
Dr Donna Shannon
Anon Sparrows name? Sorry I forgot it!
Joyce Stephenson
Andre Tabayoyon
Mary Tabayoyon
Zane Thomas
Shane Vincent
Margery Wakefield
Grady Ward
Hana Whitfield
Kendra Wiseman
Larry Wollwersheim
Astra Woodcraft
Zoe Woodcraft
Lawrence Woodcraft
Bonnie and Richard Woods -- Bonnie has published a book
Vaughn Young -- deceased :(
Stacy Young

More:
Rhett Westerman
Margery Wakefield -- author
Francois Choquette (AO) Not an ex-Sci, just an outspoken critic
Paul Grosswald
Ted Mayett
Birgitta Harrington
Roger Gonnet
Cheryl Sola (Clamato)
Chip Gallo
Tom Padgett
Vickki Ford -- statement given on Through the Door website
Stacy Brooks
Claire Swazey
Mike De Wolf
Ron Glazier
Kathryn Smith
Paul David Schofield
John Cullison
Stewart Gadner
Allen Stanfield
Mick Wenlock -- statement on Through the Door website
Neil Clark
Mingyiu Gyatso
Michael Henderson
Richard Williams
Rob Thomas
Martin Foster
Jess McCabe
Sam Williams
Robin Fox
Robert Thompson
Phil Scott
Adelaide Oakley
Kevin Brady
Rebecca Jessup
Rose Velasco
Martha Greene
John Roderick Lester
Michael Argue
Lawrence Toomajan
Bobby Parker
Michael Tilse
Bruce Hines

Franklin Freedman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgyXtQlNJJM
YouTube - Panorama - Scientology the Road to Freedom? Part 1/5 -- at 9:37

Tom Weeks, Ex Sea Org
http://seaorg.wind.prohosting.com/#falling

Greg Marlowe, 1975-1978
http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/marlowe19890912.html
Affidavit of Greg Marlowe (12 September 1989)

Dorothy Geary
http://www.lisamcpherson.org/geary.htm
Dodie Geary held for 2 weeks: geary.htm

Caspar de Rijk, director of Scientology Netherlands in the early 70's
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/4828]
Mutiny at Dutch Scientology organization

Sylvana Garritano
http://www.lermanet.com/scientologynews/riverside-press-041380.htm
Scientology at Gilman: Hubbard said at ex-resort, defector speaks out - Riverside Press

Ex-Scientologists that gave evidence at the Board of Inquiry into Scientology:
Phillip Bennett Wearne
Douglas Henry Moon

http://www.xenu.net/archive/audit/andrhome.html

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There are more but others weren't specifically named other than in an all inclusive list of 141 witnesses, 100 of which were pro-Scientology and another 17 were just called by the Board as expert witnesses on Medicine, Science, etc.


Ed Hattaway, Chiropractor, USA, 1992-1995, Qualified scientologist (http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/e/ed-hattaway.html
TAS), testimony (http://lisatrust.freewinds.cx/stories/hattaway.htm Meet Ed and Tera Hattaway, http://www.lermanet.com/exit/bestlettertoscn.htm On 27 Feb 2001 16)

Edward Walters

Enrico Costantini, Italy, 1991-2003, Route to infinity, Crusader (http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/e/enrico-costantini.html TAS), testimony (http://xenu.com-it.net/txt/panorama_it.htm)

Frank Gerbode, USA, 1977-1981, Solo NOTS (http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/f/frank-gerbode.html TAS), head of the Palo Alto mission, testimony (http://www.xenu-directory.net/critics/gerbode1.html Dr. Frank Gerbode, former scientologist)

Franklin Freedman

Frank Notaro

Frank Oliver, USA, OSA, testimony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdUzINnm0qA YouTube - Ex-Scientologist Frank Oliver about targeting critics)

Yolanda Howell, SO, testimony (http://www.spaink.net/cos/mpoulter/scum/yolanda.html
Inside Scientology: First-Person Accounts)
 
Zane Thomas, 1967-1968, staff Edinburgh, testimony (http://www.scientology-lies.com/zanethomas.html Illegal Imprisonment and Threats - Zane Thomas)

Zoe Woodcraft, 1987-2001, ESK, SO, testimony (http://www.xenutv.com/interviews/zoe.htm Zoe Woodcraft, http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/woodcraftz20010124.html
Affidavit of Zoe Woodcraft (24 January 2001))

Anke Dievenkorn, spent ten years in Scientology
http://www.scientology-kills.org/survivors_dievenkorn.htm
Scientology Kills - Survivor Stories - Anke Dievenkorn
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/a/anke-dievenkorn.html
Anke Dievenkorn - Scientology Service Completions | Truth About Scientology Statistics Project
 
Charlotte Kates, ex-Scientologist who left after finding information on the Internet
http://www.scientology-kills.org/survivors_kates.htm
Scientology Kills - Survivor Stories - Charlotte Kates

Diane Canova (actress on the 70's TV show "Soap")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Canova

Lee Reynolds
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My story, while long, is shorter than some, and not nearly as sad as that of many.
I became involved in the cult when I was a teenager and was a public person at the Nashville CC.
Leaving home, I moved to Phoenix and joined staff at the org there, becoming the treasury secretary. I also lived and worked out at PAC for about a year, but was not in the Sea Borg (though they naturally tried to recruit me).
I was lucky in that the cult decided it didn't want me. Escape from enslavement and abandonment by family and friends is something I luckily never had to experience. I was kicked off staff because I'd been on ritalin-like medications for a while as a kid. I can't say I was too sorry to go. I was getting pretty disillusioned with the cult's track record of saying one thing and doing its opposite. Trying to talk sense to those people was a waste of time.
After leaving staff I started college and began reading up on the cult at the university's library. Boy was that a wake up call. With all of the things I learned there and since then, it amazes me at times that I was ever involved in the cult at all. I certainly would never have gone anywhere near it had I known in 1988 even 1/100th of what I know now. But I was young and naive back then, and did not understand that evil is not merely the absence of good. Hubbard and people like him are intrinsically motivated to destroy and enslave other. There is no rational reason for this, they are simply evil.

I sometimes post at the ex-scientology kids board and OC message board as leereyno

I also sometimes post at the ex-scientologist message board as lee_from_phx.


More:
John Atack (UK)
Jean-Luc Barbier (France)
Enrico Costantini (Italy)
Jean-Paul Dubreuil (Québec)
Maria Pia Gardini (Italy)
Roger Gonnet (France)
Aude-Claire Malton (France, plaintiff in May 25, 2009 trial)
Nelly Reziga (France, plaintiff in May 25, 2009 trial)
Giacomo Sotgia (Italy)
Alain Stoffen (Belgium)


Witnesses giving evidence at the Commission of Enquiry into Scientology:
G.R. Alcock
C.R. Anstey
H.M. Barnard
H. Bayer
M. Benjamin
I.R. Benson
R.C. Bester
D.J.L. Bizzell
J. Boshoff
W.J. Botha
H.J. Brown
A.H. Carter
J.B. Carter
E.E.M. Cleenwerck
E.W.E. Coetzee
W.A. Cook
J.M.D.S.F. Correia
A.B. Daneel
D.O. Deacon
P.W.J. Delport
D.A. De Villiers
C.E. Dickerson
J.D. Dodds
J.H. Du Plessis
G.V. Durow
D.F. Elliott
E.W. Elliott
M.B. Feldman
E.L. Fisher
K.E.S. Freer
B.C. Geldenhuys
F.M. du P. Glazer
L. Goodman
P.J. Griffiths
R.W.H. Griffiths
M. Grobbelaar
P.J. Hartzenberg
T.C. Hawley
A. Henning
H.G. Herman
H.W.G. Herman
A.M. Kirkman
B. Kruger
C.F. Kruger
A.M. Lamont
N.A. Lawson
P.G. Lombard
N.S. Louw
P. Madathoana
M. McAll
M.R. McAll
J.F. McKendry
G.P. McNamee
G. Mellett
B.A. Michaelides
I.J. Mills
D.H. Misplon
V.H. Moller
A.K. Morris
D.L.M. Morris
I.R. Morris
A.M. Nel
G.K. Nelson
M.J. Nicholson
J.N. Ollemans
P.H. Ollemans
E.F. Paltiel
A.P. Parkhouse
S.J. Parkhouse
T.A.A. Peeters
W.J. Pelser
M.G. Perkins
V.I. Pitcher
G.A. Rabie
W.P. Radloff
A.S. Roos
E. Schlesinger
J.O.N. Schofield
R.S. Selesnick
D.W.G. Shuttleworth
G.J. Smit
S.G.A. Snow
J. Solomon
S.D. Starkey
A. Tannenbaum
H.E. Teifel
J.W. Theron
L.J. Thompson
E. Van Niekerk
P. Van Niekerk
S.C. Van Niekerk
P.A. Van Zyl
L. Vitus
S.H.A. Von Fintel
S.C. Williams
S.O.'C. Wilson

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There was also a Mr. Jan Hendrik du Plessis who asked his testimony to be withdrawn afterwards so it wasn't included. Sucked back in by the sounds of it.

http://www.solitarytrees.net/pubs/kotze/html/00-title.htm

The nice young man who accidentally uploaded a lot of YT videos taken from inside the Dallas Org:
"Robert Wallace- 10 months-Staff- TTC- Dallas Org- add me."

Authors with books available via Amazon.com:
Bonnie Wood
Former OT3, sued the church. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deceived-Bonnie-Woods/dp/1903905214/

John Duignan
Aaron David Gottfried

Add witnesses giving evidence at The Commision of Inquiry into the Hubbard Scientology Organisation in New Zealand:
R.J. Horsfall
G.F. Kennedy
C.F. Lawrence
E.F. Lawson
F.P. O'Donnell
K. O'Donnell
P.G. O'Donnell
S.M. O'Donnell
G.S. Partridge
G.H. Whiting
M.E. Whiting
P.A. Williams
http://www.xenu.net/archive/audit/nzhome.html

Deceased / status unknown:
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Lloyd and Thea Greenberg. I don't have any other info on them except that they were each at least Class 6 trained and old OT7 and formerly had a mission before going anti-church. They are both deceased.

-- Thea Greenberg was a field auditor same as Lloyd , they Had to go to ASHO for class 6; they left the cult in 1982

Another name to add is Hank Levin. He became the editor of "The Free Spirit" magazine with Mark Jones, and later its publisher. This is the magazine that originally united the field of ex-Scn after the bust up in 1982-3. By the way, Mark Jones is deceased, Hank I do not know.

William S. Burroughs (USA) Author.
http://www.apologeticsindex.org/Naked%20Scientology.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_S._Burroughs

Joe Harrington
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/msg/a82b2adc9260b2af?dmode=source

Juan Cordero (Ecuador) Ecuadorian pianist; filed a complaint in France in 1989; drowned in a river in Ecuador in 1993 while the matter was still under investigation.



An anonymous ex--Sci adds:
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Hank Levin was a good friend of the Greenbergs, and I used to get the Free spirit in the mail , both are legit. Thea Greenberg was the exact reason why I left Scientology, because of fair game. They are legendary for fighting D M and OSA .

Wayne Whitney (deceased)

271 entries here:
Through the Door - Introduction
http://alley.ethercat.com/door/

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http://www.xenu-directory.net/critics/index.html
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The following is RightOn's list, identical to the one in the OP, but with weblinks added in.

I'll have to split it into two posts due to character limit for forum posts.

(This makes me very happy: one day exes speaking out may outnumber the poor folks still "in".)




The following is a list of ex Scientologists that have left and have spoken out against Scientology.
There will be mistakes, typos, and misinformation due to the fact that it is just being set up and updated.
Names are listed Alphabetically by FIRST name.

UPDATE: THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS, I AM ONLY GOING BY THE NAMES THAT WERE POSTED AND SENT TO ME.
IF ANYONE CAN HELP DISPROVE ANY OF THESE NAMES, YOUR HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED!!!
THERE WILL BE A QUESTION MARK NEXT TO ANY NAMES THAT PEOPLE CAN'T AGREE ON.....OR UNTILL IT IS PROVEN OTHERWISE.
And please be patient, this is a very tedious task and all help is welcomed and appreciated.
*Please check and double check names and facts before submitting names, as it is causing disagreements. THANKS!!!!

We are not going to include critics who are not ex-Scis.
ONLY ex-Scis, and only those who have spoken out in an interview, a testimony, publicly, in protest, books, articles, or openly on a forum or website or what have you. Sound fair?

The purpose of this list is to give courage to others who are still in to finally leave, or those who have already left to speak out.

Also perhaps those that are still in may recognize a name they may have known before and are unaware they have left.
It is also important to show how extensive this list is, especially after four top execs have come foward.
Add it shoots BIG holes into Scientology's claims of there only being a handful of disgruntled members who have left and have spoke out..
When put all together, it is pretty mind blowing.
Thanks to all that contributed to this list.
Any BLANKS that can be filled in, (how long they were in, their position,deceased etc.. would be helpful)


ETA: This list is a WORK IN PROGRESS and has been updated and expanded since I posted here, so to avoid duplicated info, I have deleted this outdated list.

See below for newer information.
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ETA: This list is a WORK IN PROGRESS and has been updated and expanded since I posted here, so to avoid duplicated info, I have deleted this outdated list.

See below for newer information.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2009, 05:26 by Lorelei »
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at least a few of those lings no werkie.
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at least a few of those lings no werkie.

Sorry! Just copy pasta'd the info from another site. Let me know which are borked and I'll try to either edit them out or see if it is a code issue.
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Sue Thompson, and for anyone who was at Saint Hill from 68-77, known as Sue James or Henderson there. 30+ Years in Scientology
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=4835&page=7

Aida Thomas
"Aida is out, declared and is a FZer. She has made video's speaking out against Scn."

Mick Wenlock
http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?34
http://www.allexperts.com/ep/1751-77194/Scientology/Mick-Wenlock.htm

Sheila Gentry: 1975-1986, Sea Org @ AOLA, LRH Comm, Ethics Officer, staff member, public.

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Left because Scientology doesn't work and it hurts people. I am now an activist against them.

I decided to put my real name out there because of this list (of ex-Scis speaking out against the cult). I have spoken out but only under my nicks.

Actually (critic) AGP and Patty Baber outed me a while back on a video but I don't think most people paid much attention to it.

But yeah. Here I am. Sheila Gentry. Nice to meet you.

Marion Evoy, former Canadian head of Scientology's Guardian Office, testified in court against Scientology in 1992. http://www.lermanet.com/scientologynews/canada/toronto-92.htm

Patrick Gillham
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I got out 27 years ago and I'm glad I left, but I remember [Hubbard] was sitting out there. He was paranoid of these raids. So, I'm standing guard for this paranoid person and I'm like 'what is this? Why can't we just be open? If this is so good, why can't we just be honest about it?' But, no, when it came to him, you had to hide everything. You couldn't be truthful.

"AlexM."
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Not to be arrogant or toot my own horn, but I am an ex-member (3 years in, one year on staff, 9 months in Berlin, 2 and a half months in San Francisco ) who has spoken out and protests the church. I was featured on German TV in ZDF's most recent news documentary. Although I am sure the Scientologists know who I am by now, considering my friends have in fact disconnected from me, I still wish to remain as AlexM.

I also did an interview with Mark Bunker and AO early this year. I am number 264 on the following website: Scientology - Through the Door - Interviews and wrote most of my Scientology story on ESMB. I think that I also linked it here.

Attila Sonkoly posts on Ex-Sci Kids as "mrtampa". Ex -SO, left after 17 yrs

 
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Hello, for those of you who knew me at Flag My name is Attila Sonkoly. I was born in Hungary in1976. My mom was raising me and my 3 siblings alone, we were never rich, but what we missed in wealth we made up with devotion and love for each other. When I got 15 I lost my mom, one of my sister got so much schocked from the incredible loss that she got epilespy, and that was the time I turned to Scientology.

I got into Scientology at age of 16, right after my mom died. It kind of helped me at the beginning, gave some goals to me in life. I myself not against the religion itself, as I admit it is interesting and helped me several times. But I have diasagreement with that in the church people can scream at me, can tell you "Fuck you" or worse cursing, threats to send to RPF (what is almost or worse than a military prison), 2 free days in the past 3 yrs, 1 vacation (7 days given ) after 10 yrs of service and only once, almost lost my hearing once as they did not want to send me to a doctor while i was there a staff member - once they did not want to get an allergy medication on time - almost costed my life. You can not watch TV, have bank account, your passpost is taken away, you are monitored 24/7 - you get KR because you hate the food and from your own money you buy a burger at checkers. Secrets - we had a lot. I escaped 2 yrs ago. I was hiding pieces of clothes under a ceiling tile in a bag and accumulated enough and bag to run. The Prison Break guys were amatuers compared to me - I had to get through 7 security officers, several cameras and then make an imposible run for a bus while a security guy was chasing me on a bike. Then disappearing while they were waitin for me at the airport. That is me and I am just joining this site - I knew most of you guys, supervised some of these kids before too in courseroom. This is me in a nutshell - finally a bit free, still trying to understand what happened blaming myselg and the church too. this is me.

Attila's story: http://exscientologykids.com/eskforums/viewtopic.php?t=6082
On being a foreign Sea Orger: http://exscientologykids.com/eskforums/viewtopic.php?t=5752

Sabrina Zimmer. Staff from 1994-2001. Declared.

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Originally Posted by sabrina
Hey, my name is Sabrina Zimmer. I was raised in the Flag Cadet School from age 4 to 14. I joined staff in 1994 and left 2001. I am looking for old friends I knew when I was in. If anyone here knew me I'd love to here from you.

Sabrina

PS: I'm Declared, so you can tell me anything and I won't judge, that's a promise.

Looking for old friends: http://exscientologykids.com/eskforums/viewtopic.php?t=2741&highlight=sabrina
Sabrina's experiences while on staff at FLAG: http://exscientologykids.com/eskforums/viewtopic.php?t=2809&highlight=sabrina

Paul Adams (SO 1972-1996 AOSHUK, ITO) posts on ESMB as "Dulloldfart"; link to his story pending.

Noel Matarandirotya, 1991-1994 in Saint Hill

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The Prisoners of Saint Hill
The Independent
Monday 31 January 1994

http://home.snafu.de/tilman/mystory/940131_1.txt
[...]
It is not just baby-watching that is causing concern. One
Zimbabwean man, Noel Matarandirotya, who has now left the
organisation and has been advised by his legal counsel that he may
have grounds to seek compensation from the Scientologists for,
among other things, false imprisonment, claims that he collapsed
as a result of intensive interrogation. He came to Saint Hill in
1991, on a ticket paid for by the cult, but the following year he
was suspected of subverting the interests of the organisation. He
alleges that he was interrtogated for two or three hours every day
often with a lie detector connected by electrodes to his hands.

His concerns about the cult started before this, while he
participated in a Scientology course called a "purification
rundown" -- during which members spend long periods in a sauna and
take large quantities of vitamin pills. According to Dr Tylden,
the massive quantity of pills, combined with the physical stress
of spending long periods at high temperatures, could be fatal. "I
found it very difficult," said Mr Matarandirotya. "There were some
children doing the course when I did it. I saw at least two, the
youngest around 10, and they were taking the vitamins, too."

He is prepared to speak out. Most are not. Scientology has a
reputation for hunting down its critics. One man has taken to
wearing an armoured vest because of alleged threats against his
life. One American former cult member claims that he was ordered
to kill two opponents of the organisation.
[...]

Jerry Whitfield   
http://www.xenu-directory.net/critics/whitfieldj1.html

Teresa Summers   
http://www.xenu-directory.net/critics/summers1.html

Elena Peshevska, staff at Skopje Mission, Macedonia from 2000-2008.

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2000 -Course admin and later Course Supervisor

2001 - Course Supervisor and Treasury Secretary

from around 2003 - 2008 I was solelly Treasury Secretary with exception of doing Introductory Auditing for two months (in lack of a trained one)

2007 - I signed Sea org contract for the Freewinds

BUT, luckily met my soulmate after two months and decided not to go to Freewinds.

I routed out from Skopje Mission properly still as dedicated Scientologist after finishing my staff contract, without doing the Security Check. No one could deliver that to me at first, and later when the trained auditor came back from upper org, the ED decided that the public will have priority because they paid thousands of Euros for several packages of Intensives.

That turned out to be a good thing for me at the end!!!

Several months after ending staff contract, I discovered the Internet .. and ..

THE TRUTH ABOUT SCIENTOLOGY!!!

I FOUND OUT THAT ALL THE MISERIES THAT THE STAFF AND PUBLIC WERE EXPERIENCING IN SKOPJE MISSION WERE NOT EXCLUSIVE, IT WAS AND IS HAPPENING ALL AROUND THE WORLD....ALL IN THE NAME OF ETERNAL SALVATION.

I WANT TO THANK ALL THE CRITICS, OLD GUARD, ALL EX SCIENTOLOGISTS THAT HAD THE COURAGE TO SPEAK OUT, AND HERE AND NOW ESPECIALLY ANONYMOUS AND WWP FOR REALLY SPREADING THE TRUTH AND HIDDEN INFORMATION ABOUT SCIENTOLOGY.

YOU ALL ARE MAKING THE DIFFERENCE, AND I CAN TRULY SEE THE END OF SCIENTOLOGY ABUSES COMING.

THE TRUTH ALWAYS PREVAILS IN THE END.

I was almost gonna do the huge mistake of disconnecting my father, I am so happy and lucky I didnt, and if it was for the Ethics officer, I was suppose to.

But something didnt quite fit there, so I made an extra effort to sit with my father and make the situation lighter so that there wont be any antagonism towards me being staff in Skopje Mission. But most important, as I see now, is that my father made the extra effort to let me be, and I guess hope that I come to my senses by myself.

It turned out that after all two years later I decided for myself what is best.

I couldnt stop crying when I realised how much pain and worries I must have caused to my family. Now I can say that I made a mistake fighting to be right within Scientology.

Now I live a really happy life, cant wait to talk to my parents every day and to really LIVE LIFE and REALLY CARE about the people around me.

I was imprisoned in a machine these past years, you act as you are told to think by LRH policy and Scientology authorities.

Now I am getting out of the automaticities, I started to really experience things and be alive again.

I really hope that many other scientologists will get the courage to check for themselves about the things Scientology is not telling them, the facts they are hiding from them.

I think this is enough introduction for now.

Dr. Jerry Simmons (wife, Noli or Nola?) is referred to by another ex below as "Jerrey Simmons"

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He was the E D , of the south bay dianetic center in redondo beach ca, and long beach , who were closed down by D M thugs back in 1982, the year D M took power , not 1986.he was so big back then, all most everyone knew Jerrey , his mission were big mission .
his mission had more people in them then most orgs, most of the people in big blue came from jerrey simmons missions, he had another scientology centers but not sure were the third one was.

scientology was big back in 1982, jerrey simmons is for sure a ex scientologist, and thinks D M is crazey.

more name will show up here soon,
notice I only mention jerrey name and not the rest of his family ,

becaused he did speak out , to croweds of people before he left .
becaused scientology Fucked him so hard .

and please understand that because of jerrey and the greenbergs who recruited me and my family into scientology .
that I am still recoverying from what they did ,
who do hold some responsability for destroying my entire family.
so I am thank full for anon help and all ex scientologist

you most likey will not find jerrey simmons any were ,

he got out of town fast and whent into hiding some were .
not even sure if he is even alive.

the last time I talked to him was at least 10 years ago or more.
the reason his name is so inportant, is because he had a big following. and a big name.
to most of the old scientologist,

and one of the reason he had such a big group he had 2 DR degree and a lot of book he wrote . so doctor jerrey simmons

Peter Devaney, Jr .
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I'm a ex scientologist. I have been speaking out for about a year now and it feels good.
we are winning big time. recovery takes a life time.
thank god for anon or we would never be were we are now.
I have from 30 to 50 utube out their .

Paul Simmel
http://www.scientologydisconnection.com/disconnections-paulsimmel.html#restarthere

Mary Ann Bosnos
http://www.scientologydisconnection.com/disconnections.html

Sharone Stainforth
http://www.scientologydisconnection.com/disconnections.html

James Anderson, 25 years a Scientologist, Ex AOSH ANZO DIR I+R / MAA, Auditor, Patron of IAS, declared

Antoine Young , exscientologist ,wants to hear from his daughter Ashley Brooke Young, who disconnected from him
http://www.scientologydisconnection.com/disconnections.html

Darren May
Has posted at least critical 20 YouTube videos.

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darren may is a good friend of mine, and we did a few utube together , thur the one human in vancover B C Canada,
he was in for about 10 years he was public , and staff at vancover canada B C org.
I should know for I got him out of scientology,
how ever he is a free zoner , but I think he droped out of the free zone. or is going to soon.

Mark Jones

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Mark was Class 8 and OT7, E.D. London, later Tech Sec WW, and then ED Narconon US. But resigned the CofS over its corrupt attempt to pervert its justice system by ordering a Committee of Evidence his wife Ellen chaired to "find" the interested party guilty even though the honest Comm Ev found them not guilty. This in LA around 1983-5.

Mark then spoke out big time by setting up and publishing "The Free Spirit" to expose the Cof$ and its corruption and to provide a rallying point and source of help for all others leaving the church.

His is a name to be honored on this list!

More info on the Greenbergs:

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The Greenbergs are legit. They set a facility for Ex-Scns at their home in Altadena (just outside Pasadena, CA) and ran an annual event for Exies. This after the big blow-up of the Cof$ in '82 . . . they converted their mission into an alternative in competition to the Cof$.

More info on Peter L. Gillham:
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=10358294&nav=menu191_2

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Peter L Gillham is Peter F Gillham sr's son. Snr is still in Scientology. Daughter Janis Gillham-Grady and Peter (Jnr) are out and both have spoken out. Both should be on the list.

Janis Gillham-Grady & I corresponded on ARS about the name confusion and she corrected the record:
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
From: janisgr...@aol.com
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:17:48 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Mon, May 18 2009 3:17 pm
Subject: Re: Channel 3: Former Home of HUBBARD to be $CN "History" Museum

> > Peter F. Gillham (Snr) was NOT who was being interviewed and is not
> > Yvonne's son, he was Yvonne's first husband and father of her
> > children.
> > Peter L. Gillham (Jnr) is who was interviewed and the son of Yvonne.

> > Get your facts straight.

> > Also LRH returned to Rifle in Jan '78 not '79. LRH lived in Hemet in
> > 1979 until Jan 1980.

> > Janis Gillham-Grady- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -

> oh, so the spelling of the last name in the article is incorrect?
> Sorry. I went by the spelling of the last name in the article (Gilham)
> as compared to the name in the completions list ( Peter F Gilham),
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com...eter-f.-gilham....
> knowing full well he was not Peter Gillham the vitamin and suppliment
> guy who is still involved in Scientology. I did not know that the
> elder Peter ( F ) Gillham was ever married to Yvonne, nor that the
> Peter of the article was born of their marriage, so my apology for the
> error.

> Peter L Gillham's speaking out will no doubt have more repercussions
> than I thought. That being said, are you related to them, as well? Are
> you out of scientology?

> As for the rest of your comments, you need to reply to Gerry
> Armstrong's post.

> Mary McConnell- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -


Thanks Mary for making the correction known.


Yes, I am the sister of Peter L. Gillham (jr). I was born in Scn and joined the SO when I was 11 years old in Jan '68. I am one of the original four
Commodore's Messengers and worked directly with LRH for many years on the Apollo, in Clearwater/ Dunedin and in California. Myself and other long term Messsengers became targets of David Miscavige as he was grabbing his unauthorized power of the Church of Scn and we were in his way.

Scientology as it is lead today by Miscavige, is not the Scientology
that it was intended to be. Janis Gillham-Grady

Bryon Kingsley Eckert

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I should qualify since I was "in" for many years, and I have been to two Anon protests - one in SF with Tommy Gorman and also the 9000 moar march in DC.

My name is Bryon Kingsley Eckert. Add me to your list.

I gave $20K to the IAS, but you won't see my name there. I have a lot of good friends on staff at Mountain View org. I hope they wake up someday.


Another list (may mirror most of the names here) from a critic's blog:
http://orionsyndicate910.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/list-of-ex-scientologists-who-have-spoken-out/


Hey, Tipsters.

Eventually, when I have some more hours to kill, I will try to cross-check these names and check weblinks. if you see some that don't work, quote them here or PM me with them so I can try to fix / delete / update them.

Right now, lists are being added to at a rapid clip on at least three critics' websites, and with that amount of information flying around, names are being duplicated, there is indecision over whether aliases  / online nicks are acceptable or if the list should only include ex-Scis who use their full names openly when criticizing Scientology, confusion over whether some exes are still alive, debate over whether Freezoner ex-Scis "count" as being truly ex-Scientologists, and more.

It's a bit much for me to pull together on my own to share here, and *I* am just using copy-pasta!  I am just adding bits and pieces while the excitement is still high and the data flood is still overpowering.

To reiterate somethign I said already, what we have here is a LUXURY problem. So many ex-Scientologists are or have spoken out against the human rights abuses and fraudulent activities of the cult that I can't fit the whole list of names into a single forum post.

So many are being inspired to speak out now, with their names displayed, unafraid, because of protest groups like Anonymous making it difficult for the cult to indulge in their usual tactics of harassment and intimidation. Those who remember how bad it used to be, or who are unjustly ashamed of having been conned by a cult, are still afraid, but the more exes that speak out, the more likely it is that yet MORE will join them. Those who have been speaking out for years are brave and courageous, and so are the newly-free, who have to struggle to ignore the mental conditioning they were subject to as cultists.

I, personally, am honored to read their stories and SO PROUD of each and every one.

And, as stated above, given that the cult deliberately inflates membership numbers to make 15,000 Scis globally seem like 8 million, it may not be long before the number of exes speaking out outnumbers the total number of Scientologists still "in".
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It is a fantastic list.

I checked many of the lings. lerma.net should be lermanet.com and once you get to the alpha index, virtually every hyperlink does not work. I did not check the entire list but, as I went through the a's and b's none of them worked. Then I checked a few in the "M" section and none worked.

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
-Dalai Lama

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The list is fantastic!  I'm excited to see so many speaking out the cult can't fairgame them all. There is a strength in numbers.  Hopefully some of the ones still in may find these list and be inspired to leave also.

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 ??? ;D ;) Question. Why does the list have everyone alphabetically listed by first name?  It is very difficult to find, say  someone via their last name. Is it possible to have this list made into something readable and researchable? I.E Last name first? Makes finding a particular individual much easier. Kind of like the phone book. :D

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RE: First name alphabetizing

ST, I just don't know. I wouldn't have done it that way, but it isn't my hardwork or anything behind the list, I'm just sharing it here. In the meantime, you can use control-F to find a name on this page.

When the flood of names and info slows down, I'll try to organize the info here, just for our use. I think the person with the blog (link above) also organized the list more logically, and at least one critic has suggested to "RightOn" that s/he start using a database or Excel to organize all the information flooding in.

Lastly, I gave up in the last post trying to fix all the grammar / spelling errors. An Applied Scholastics / DELPHI education really screwed that poor kid up, he even misspelled his own name a few times.

ETA: OK, the link problem was caused by slightly different "BBCode" handling on several different forums. Their BBCode, transferred here, resulted in an extra "http://" information and stuff being added to the addresses. The links should be working now; if I missed one, let me know.
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MORE:

Virginia McClaughry OT7
Virgina's Story -- http://www.freezone.org/reports/virginia.htm

Mike McClaughry ex RTC GO OSA
interview with Bob Minton -- http://www.lermanet.com/scientology/transcripts/squirrel1.htm


Some of our faves!

Tory Bezazian "Magoo" Christman
Protests, posts YT videos, posts on critics' websites, nice lady!
http://torymagoo.org
http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?2
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(Scientology) had asked me to open (fraudulent "sockpuppet" Internet) accounts for OSA (see
http://www.lermanet.com/cos/toryonosa.htm for the full story). Also, I was the ED of 'The Scientologty Parishioners League.' Both were designed to stop communciations. I am a free speech advocate, so these were very much against my own true beliefs. I thought Andreas (hosts Operation Clambake message board and a critical site) was the devil, and once I met him on line, and he asked me two simple questions, my own Scio/Truman Show broke a part and collapsed...as sunshine shown in.
It began cracking in 1990 and ended in June of 2000. I am free, and SOOO happy to be 'out'.

Jeff Jacobsen
http://www.jeffjacobsen.org
http://prepareforchange.blogspot.com/
About Jeff's activism (written by fellow critic Jim Lippard): http://lippard.blogspot.com/2006/03/scientology-sampler.html


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I’ve been a public critic of Scientology since 1987. I’ve been on a.r.s. since 1994. My actions are pretty well known, and in fact you can go to youtube and watch a lot of our protests and such, or go to lisamcpherson.org and see some more of my activism.

Jeff has been removed because he is not an ex-Scientologist.


Gary Scharff, a.k.a. "Happy Smurf" or "Smurf"
Protests actively; was in OSA


Chuck Beatty
Articulate ex-SO member known to be eager to reach out to other exes to help them adjust
Runs 1-866-EX-SEA-ORG phone line


Arnaldo "Arnie" Lerma
Hosts excellent critical website, posts on critics' websites, all-around awesome d00d
http://lermanet.com
http://alley.ethercat.com/cgi-bin/door/door.cgi?4


Mark Headley a.k.a. "BlownForGood"
Has website (with Jason Beghe) for ex-members to tell their stories: http://www.blownforgood.com


Jason Beghe
Actor, outspoken ex-Sci
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Beghe
http://glosslip.com/2008/04/14/hollywood-actor-jason-beghe-scientology-destructive-a-rip-off/
http://www.scientology-kills.org/celebrities/beghe.htm
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Jason Beghe is the ex-Scientologist who was in one episode of "Lie to Me," one episode of "Life," one episode of "Eli Stone," one episode of "Ghost Whisperer," eight episodes of "Cane," one episode of "Numb3rs," one episode of "Criminal Minds," two episodes of "Veronica Mars," one episode of "CSY: NY," two episodes of "Huff," six episodes of "Everwood," five episodes of "American Dreams," one episode of "JAG," one episode of "The Lyon's Den," two episodes of "The District," one episode of "Judging Amy," one episode of "CSI," two episodes of "Resurrection Blvd.," one episode of "Dharma & Greg," four episodes of "Family Law," one episode of "The X Files," four episodes of "Chicago Hope," one episode of "NYPD Blue," two episodes of "Matlock," eight episodes of "Melrose Place," five episodes of "Picket Fences," one episode of "L.A. Law," one episode of "In the Heat of the Night," two episodes of "Jake and the Fatman," two episodes of "Murder, She Wrote," one episode of "Quantum Leap," one episode of "Alien Nation," and two episodes of "1st & Ten" and some films.

--HEY! Is Tommy Gorman Tommy Gorman listed yet?
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Offline ethercat

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Jeff Jacobsen was never in scientology.  As I recall, he was in a Christianity-based cult, but not scientology.  Can you please pass this along to anyone else listing him?

He does know scientology quite well, however; he's been studying it since the early 90s. 
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Let me cross him off the list here, then. I think the compiler may have been confused by the references to his being in a cult, and conflated that with his effective activism against the human rights abuses in Scientology.

I did catch the Francois Chouquette listing, he is a vocal critic but not an ex-Scientologist.
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Suggestions on how to use this information:

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I also happen to think that we can make the list much bigger. Here are a few thoughts on how this can be accomplished:

1) Freely sharing this list (send it everywhere!):
* Scientologists' email addresses (FIND MOAR, although this is more of an 888chan op)
* Scientology youtube accounts
* FACEBOOK (paging project failbook?)
* Myspace
* Media: (SPTimes, Latimes, The Register, KESQ)
* Personal websites (i.e. whoisdavidmiscavige.com)
* Digg
* Blog comments
* News comments
* Other forums (doesn't need to be about scientology)
* IRC
* Forum signatures
* Your favorite politician
* Print out list on big poster board, title it UNANIMOUS and bring it to globals next month for OSA and everyone else to see (Thanks LilDebbie!)

2) Seeking out more names individually:
* PM exes with a link to this list for their own information. Present them with the argument that they could really make a difference if they share their story and name. Check WWP (see intro thread), ESK, ESMB, Clambake, and/or others. See the arguments below in formulating your message. (Note: Ex Scientologists go through a lot of trauma and heartbreak when leaving, and some still have family members inside that they afraid to be disconnected from; please bear this in mind when speaking with them).
* When meeting exes at IRL protests, ask them if they'd like to share their story. Share on video if possible, or write down their name ONLY AFTER ASKING IF they'd consent to sharing it. Encourage them to share their story at places such as THIS LINK or ESMB.

3) Arguments for sharing:
* Strength in numbers.
* Does OSA really have the resources to badger 250+ SPs at once? How about 500+?
* Even seeing one name that the "in" Scientologist recognizes could strike a chord and prompt them to do more research.
* Some of these names were once big within the organization, cannot easily be dismissed as uninformed.
* On February 11, 2008 the media irrevocably lost their fear to write about Scientology. Why should you be afraid anymore?
* Your family members that are still in might see your name, and miss you.
* By sharing your story and adding your name, you are adding one nail to the coffin that is organized Scientology.

4) For added legitimacy, register a domain and post the list on that website
Could be something as simple as the successful "Who is David Miscavige" website.

The fear is gone, people. And the change starts right here.

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http://tinyurl.com/scientologyex
http://tinyurl.com/interviewex
http://tinyurl.com/ESMBex
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SPREAD THESE LINKS:
... snip ...
http://tinyurl.com/interviewex

This one can also be remembered more easily with:
(tada!)

http://ThroughTheDoor.net

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