The St. Petersburg Times Airs More Of Scientology's Dirty Laundry - Page 5
I don't understand why Scientology thinks that showing these affidavits that people signed under duress have any validity what so ever. People do desperate things in desperate situations, and Scientology ends up looking less and less credible with each affidavit they pull out.
That is not the only sleazy tactic that they have pulled. The cult also dug into member's private files which holds intimate details on them which were acquired through auditing sessions and "sec checks". They dig for anything that they can use to spin, and then printed it in their Freedom Magazine. *shakes head*
For a "church" to boast such trumped up numbers like millions of members and thousands of orgs, and parade their celebutards around... they certainlyact like a bunch of two year olds when they hear any criticism about them. Some of these former members were just telling their stories. They were not bringing them to court. But yet Scientology went totally ballistic on them.
But it didn't stop there....
The cult has gone as far as taking out Google ads against the SP Times. They are trying to sway people into reading their Freedom Magazine "slam book" against former members and the SP Times by providing a link to their magazine in their ads. The cult's Freedom Magazine makes the National Inquirer look like the Associated Press. I hope people do go ahead and read it, because it is SO worth the laugh.
To top it off, the cult took out MANY visual ads which appeared on the SP Times website. You may have seen some of their ads appear here on Glosslip from time to time. But those particular ads are randomly generated by Google and appear when there is matching subject content. Glosslip has no control over the ads. But the ads that appeared on the SP Times website were purchased by the cult I believe. Correct me if I am wrong.
How ironic is this?
Scientology spending member's dollars to pay for what they have called a "suppressive newspaper" to run their silly promos in defense of ex members telling their stories of abuse. Oh! It's just too delicious for words!
So keep on doing what your doing Scientology....
In the words of Billy Crystal....YOU LOOK MARVELOUS! *insert sarcasm*
Another really delicious aspect of this coverage, and all the other things that have gone down about Scientology lately, is that pesky little problem with their tax exemption status. You see under tax exemption status 501(c)(3), an organization CAN NOT be involved in ANY illegal activities. Oh snap!
Allegedly, Scientology obtained their tax exemption status by intimidating IRS agents with threats of leaking personal information. This information was obtained by PI's hired by Scientology. The IRS agents finally caved in and granted them their tax exemption status back in 1993. Or was it Scientology LAWYERS who hired the PI's to dig up stuff on the IRS agents? The cult lawyers better start planning their exit! Wonder what it will feel like for the hunters to be the hunted?Continued on the next page