I view the freezone as a halfway house out of scientology that some, unfortunately, never leave.
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.rtfIn 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=ojggNpl41a0YouTube - Le pouvoir caché La scientologie et WISE
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.
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 leereynoI also sometimes post at the ex-scientologist message board as lee_from_phx.
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.
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 1982Another 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.
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 .
at least a few of those lings no werkie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally Posted by sabrinaHey, 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.SabrinaPS: I'm Declared, so you can tell me anything and I won't judge, that's a promise.
The Prisoners of Saint HillThe IndependentMonday 31 January 1994http://home.snafu.de/tilman/mystory/940131_1.txt[...]It is not just baby-watching that is causing concern. OneZimbabwean man, Noel Matarandirotya, who has now left theorganisation and has been advised by his legal counsel that he mayhave grounds to seek compensation from the Scientologists for,among other things, false imprisonment, claims that he collapsedas a result of intensive interrogation. He came to Saint Hill in1991, on a ticket paid for by the cult, but the following year hewas suspected of subverting the interests of the organisation. Healleges that he was interrtogated for two or three hours every dayoften with a lie detector connected by electrodes to his hands.His concerns about the cult started before this, while heparticipated in a Scientology course called a "purificationrundown" -- during which members spend long periods in a sauna andtake large quantities of vitamin pills. According to Dr Tylden,the massive quantity of pills, combined with the physical stressof spending long periods at high temperatures, could be fatal. "Ifound it very difficult," said Mr Matarandirotya. "There were somechildren doing the course when I did it. I saw at least two, theyoungest around 10, and they were taking the vitamins, too."He is prepared to speak out. Most are not. Scientology has areputation for hunting down its critics. One man has taken towearing an armoured vest because of alleged threats against hislife. One American former cult member claims that he was orderedto kill two opponents of the organisation.[...]
2000 -Course admin and later Course Supervisor2001 - Course Supervisor and Treasury Secretaryfrom 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 FreewindsBUT, 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.
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 scientologistyou 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
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 .
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 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!
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$.
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.scientologyFrom: janisgr...@aol.comDate: Mon, 18 May 2009 12:17:48 -0700 (PDT)Local: Mon, May 18 2009 3:17 pmSubject: 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 fourCommodore'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 Scientologythat it was intended to be. Janis Gillham-Grady
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.
(Scientology) had asked me to open (fraudulent "sockpuppet" Internet) accounts for OSA (seehttp://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'.
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.
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.
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 websiteCould be something as simple as the successful "Who is David Miscavige" website.The fear is gone, people. And the change starts right here.SPREAD THESE LINKS:http://tinyurl.com/scientologyexhttp://tinyurl.com/interviewexhttp://tinyurl.com/ESMBex
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