This video needs no comment other than “Thankyou Michelle!”. 🙂
This is an interesting new blog from Anette Iren who talks of her journey through scientology in Denmark.
Being under strict mind control for years has its price.
I hope my personal stories will serve to inform and warn you about the danger of being connected to anti social groups and people, manipulative cults, psychopaths and narcissists.
I was lucky to survive. Others were not so fortunate.
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Below is a link dated 2003 where Ida told her story. She sadly passed away in September 2010 and this post is a tibute to her.
This is a record as near as I can recall of the past 27 years. When my world as I had always known it was turned upside down I wondered if and how I could handle it and still have a life. As I look back I realize the first actual knowledge of my son’s involvement in the cult of $cientology was in March of 1975.
Steve Hassan sits down with Denise Brennan, formerly Larry Brennan, who was one of the most senior executives overseeing legal affairs for L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige.
A Scientologist for over 30 years, the information shared in this video is so important for people to learn about and digest. Check out larrybren.blogspot.com/ and the numerous youtube.com videos done by Denise on how she was instructed to use “religious cloaking” to manipulate government officials, the public and members to believe Scientology was something other than what it was.
This is a particularly informative hour long video that also talks about how Denise struggled with her sexual identity within the cult. (At approximately the 48 minute mark).
Steven’s site Freedom of Mind
Victoria Britton, the mother of 20-year-old Kyle Brennan, who lost her son to Scientology six years ago when he was found dead under highly suspicious circumstances in Clearwater, Florida, the Mecca of Scientology, will be our guest on the GodDiscussion show with Al and Deborah. The show begins at February 15, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (6 PM PACIFIC / 10 PM EASTERN.)
Last year on the fifth anniversary of Kyle’s death we interviewed lawyer Luke Lirot, who represented the Britton family in the wrongful death suit they brought against Scientology and Scientologists including Denise Miscavige Gentile (pronounced Gen-tee-lay), the twin sister of Scientology leader David Miscavige.
Victoria’s lawsuit was dismissed on appeal in September, and she is now free to tell her story to the world. The death of Kyle Brennan is a great and so far little-known Scientology case. Those who have heard Victoria tell her story privately have described her as spell-binding. It is a story every mother in America needs to hear about the very serious threat Scientology poses to families.
For more information on Kyle and his story you can go to the blog Justice For Kyle Brennan:
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UPDATE from DENISE BRENNAN 17 Feb 2013
Here is the podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/god-discussion/2013/02/16/blind-justice-a-mother-speaks-out-scientology In my opinion this three hours about Kyle Brennan and about scientology is some of the most important three hours on scientology and organized scientology that has ever been recorded. I cannot recommend enough how much I hope you all listen to this even through it is three hours long. THIS is the real story of scientology. And I hope so very much that many of you will find it in your hearts to spread the news of this interview everywhere you can. The actual show about Kyle and scientology starts at 14:30 . Victoria Britton (Kyle’s mother) starts speaking at 19:30 into the interview. My God but I wish the whole world could hear her speak! I will just paste something that I-Betty posted about Victoria’s talk on Clambake. I completely agree with her:
After almost an hour of incredibly courageous, informative, painful interview,Victoria is given the floor for a few minutes by the two (wonderful)presenters. This is what she says:
“What I would like to say to people is…I would like to ask them this question, to the people who may be thinking about leaving the church of Scientology at this moment, or perhaps they’re confused whether they should stay or leave, I want them to ask themselves: what kind of a belief system, one that calls itself a church, is going to ask you to deny the strongest instinct and emotions that make you human, and that is to love and protect your children, and that no organization, especially one that calls itself a church, should ever ask a parent to throw their childaway or to disconnect from them. And to think about that, and when you do don’t walk away from this organization. Run, as fast as you can, because your life,or your child’s life may depend on that.”
Throughout, Victoria spoke with so much calm strength and compassion that it’s easy to understand why people like Denise and ESMB’s Moarxenu, and Victoria’s lawyer Luke Lirot, speak with such genuine affection about her.
Jenna Miscavige Hill’s new book has just been released; Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
There is a previous post on this blog of interviews Jenna did a few years ago. I will add important media as it happens.
A comprehensive review by Tony Ortega is available HERE
This is a short clip as CNN’s Piers Morgan talks to Jenna.
Below are 2 short videos from The View.
This is a fascinating story that particularly details Fair Game in the 1980’s. This first video is very old and gives an introduction to the longer videos below.
My first child was born in SO*, in 80. As usual then, I had been on post until the night before she was born next day. I was totally unknowing about child birth up to then, I just had heard a few things of other SO mothers. I didn’t understand most of the language being spoken in the hospital. But I was lucky, I had a very good midwife taking care of me. Her name was Nightingale! She coached me through somehow, thank you again!
My husband had to go back on post, as soon as we had arrived there.
When our babygirl was 2 days old, she got jaundice and had to be put in another hospital for treatment. I didn’t understand what the excitement was all about, until I was put in an ambulance, together with my baby, packed up in a babylift. I was scared to death, desperately trying to get my husband there to help me. He had to be on post all the time, you know.
In the other hospital, they spoke my language and got across to me, that they would keep my baby but not me. They wanted me to go home and come back maybe twice a day to nurse my child while the treatment lasted, and this would be 2 weeks.
At that point in time, I didn’t have a clue, where I was, where the Org was, where my husband was. I just wanted to sit down somewhere and cry. I took farewell from my newborn. I asked my way home to the Org (no cellphones yet!), and I knew already, they would never let me go twice a day to see my child. And I would not even have money to pay bus tickets, and it would be impossible to walk there, in the condition I was in then.
Well, after all, I managed to go to the hospital once every day. And she didn’t take 2 weeks, but 5 days for the treatment. Then, we took her home and lay her in a borrowed cradle. We had decorated it with SO symbols, so she should recognize where she was.
When she was 3 months old, I was sent out on mission. After 3 more months, I returned, but just to be fired on the next mission. And the next, and the next.( You know: Back from mission, not yet back on post and already in briefing again. ) My husband sent me fotos and I could see, now my girl starts sitting up, walking, thats how she looks now etc. When I finally got to know her, she was nearly 2 years old.
She had a good nanny though, I must admit. A person that I trusted. Then.
In this nursery, there was no place to put children asleep. So at night time, the kids were put asleep in their parents rooms by the nannies. The idea was, the parents come home from post and find their kids sleeping in their rooms. Didn’t work on all kids! Not on mine. When I got home at night, my kid was sleeping somewhere in the hallway, door to our room wide open. Everybody was carefully climbing over this little bundle on the floor which was my child, sleeping and still sucking in the sleep after having cried for some hours. It also happened that I was phoned up on post: Your child is out in the hallway and screams! Can you handle it? Well, I couldn’t, as I was in the other end of town and not able to leave my post.
When she was 3, me, her father and her unborn sister blew together.
But thats another story.
It may please you to know, that the little bundle on the floor is a bright and beautiful young lady now!
After we blew, we got our second babygirl and soon after, the 2 girls got their beloved brother ! A lot of happiness, but nevertheless, a big big struggle on becoming a family, me and my husband becoming parents, me becoming a mother, building up an existence for all of us and – that was the biggest problem of all – keeping Scientology away from us.
* Note Glossary above
The following videos are from 2008, at that time Tom Cruise was headline news due to a leaked video about his opinions on scientology and 2008 is also when Anonymous first appeared, therefore the videos do refer to these subjects a lot.
Jenna and Astra, along with a friend Kendra, started a web site called Ex Scientology Kids. The following is quoted from that site.
Jenna Miscavige Hill
Jenna is the niece of David Miscavige, current leader of Scientology. She grew up as a member of the Sea Organization, and was disconnected from her parents at a young age. She left in 2005, and is is now happily married, living a fulfilling life outside the church. Jenna first spoke out in response to Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw’s denial that disconnection exists within Scientology. Jenna wrote a moving public letter refuting these claims. Since then, Jenna has been an active opponent of Scientology abuses, and hopes that her work can help educate others about the dangers of Scientology and the Sea Org.
Her book is about to be released shortly “My Secret Life inside Scientology and my Harrowing Escape.”
Astra spent her young life in the Sea Org, and left Scientology for good when the church tried to pressure her to have an abortion. She has raised her lovely daughter outside the church, and she now has an excellent relationship with her father and sister, both of whom have left Scientology. Astra has personal experience with disconnection, and hopes to help save other families from the heartache of Scientology’s disconnection policy.
Astra’s articles and interviews have been published in numerous media outlets, including Glamour Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, and the London Daily Mail. She has also given several video testimonials, and appeared on popular television talk show Rich & Judy.