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Re: Karen Pressley
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 21:35 »
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Montreal, Quebec (CNN) – For the secretive Church of Scientology, "there was no bigger recruit than Tom Cruise."

The top Hollywood actor's membership in the Church beginning in 1986 "was huge," says Karen Pressley - a former Commanding Officer of the Church's Celebrity Centre in Hollywood from 1987 to 1989.

"My job was to ensure that celebrities were recruited, that celebrities were well serviced within our organization, and also to open up new celebrity centers around the world," she told CNN.

The high-profile marriage split between Cruise and actress Katie Holmes, who was raised Catholic, has re-ignited media interest in Scientology's influence in Hollywood...

...In an earlier statement, Pouw commented about Pressley and other members speaking out against Scientology. "...the Church regrets that excommunicated self-serving apostates are sadly exploiting private family matters to further their hate-filled agendas against their former faith. Having left the Church many years ago, these sources have no current knowledge about the Church and their recollections are distorted by their animosity."

Pouw must be tired of the "bitter defrocked apostate" line. It's getting pretty lame.
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Re: Karen Pressley
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 00:07 »
Many of those speaking out never took the two week (or less) "Minister" course. So how could the be 'defrocked' if they were never 'frocked' to begin with?

Or is that too much logic for KP to deal with?
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Re: Karen Pressley
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 07:25 »
Well, this time she used "excommunicated self-serving apostate. ;-)
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Re: Karen Pressley
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 11:14 »
It's good to hear from Karen Pressley.  Here's video of a discussion between Karen and Steve Hassan: http://vimeo.com/45603447

Hey, I wonder if it would make an interesting thread to collect the terms used by the "church" to describe its many "apostates"?
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Re: Karen Pressley
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 11:36 »
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