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In Clearwater for LRH's 101st Birthday: Tales of Disconnection and Scientology ... - Village Voice (blog)
14 March 2012, 8:13 am



Just a few weeks ago, we heard from journalist Bryan Seymour about a young man who said he signed a Sea Org contract and began working long hours at only eight years of age. From Europe, there was recently a report which we're still trying to confirm on our own of Scientology ads being served to an app that plays nursery rhymes. And here at the Voice we've been showing you advertising put out by church orgs that uses small children to make fundraising appeals.

The longer you look into Scientology, the more the silly space opera stuff fades to the background and the more its questionable practices come into focus. Like its apparent focus on younger and younger kids. And worse -- its separation of children from parents through the policy of disconnection.

I was reminded of that, yet again, in a big way yesterday during my tour of Clearwater. I had hit the highlights -- the Fort Harrison Hotel, the Super Power Building, the Sandcastle, the Hacienda Gardens, and had gawked at Sea Org members and security men, and they had gawked at me.

But then, I had a remarkable conversation at the Starbucks in the center of town. Yes, the same Starbucks that Janet Reitman speaks of in her book, Inside Scientology, where she was visited by the very dramatic local church spokeswoman, Pat Harney.

My own encounter was less comical.....

more, including video at http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/03/scientology_clearwater_disconnection.php
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Kudos to Tony O for this article exposing Scientology's disconnection practices, harassment of protestors and their poor Grandparents, for God's sake!

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Can you imagine if Hubbard had actually lived to be 101? I wonder if it would have actually impacted the way the public views Scientology and its 'legitimacy'.  ::)

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 :o That's a mental status I don't want to think about.
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