“Scientology — Cult of Confusion”
August 5th – August 17
WHO WE ARE:
• Bert Leahy — Videographer who was hired by Scientology as a Squirrel Buster to harass former Scientology executive, Marty Rathbun, but quit and denounced the evil that Scientology’s thugs were perpetrating. A man with a passion for truth who pours his heart out to help others.
• David Love — Ex-Narconon patient and staff member, exposing Scientology-Narconon abuses. A writer for the Montreal Examiner.
• Colin Henderson — Ex-Narconon patient and victim advocate, exposing Narconon abuses. Colin has a big heart, filled with love and compassion, and he believes: ”It’s a duty to help your fellow human being, your fellow man.”
Filming Bert Leahy’s silver screen documentary “Scientology — Cult of Confusion” is the main purpose of this tour. Bert hopes to interview ex-Scientologists in each city on the itinerary, even church members brave enough to talk on camera. Members of the general public will also be welcome to express their views. To date, numerous ex-Scientologists, Narconon victims, and individuals have contacted us for interviews.
The Suppressa Palooza Tour will provide a great time capsule to gage where the Scientology protest movement is today through the eyes of 3 unique Scientology victims networking with other Scientology victims and ex-Scientologists across North America and abroad. The goal is to cover all sides, with all opinions welcome.
“Scientology — Cult of Confusion” — objectives:
Those involved in the Tour have a common desire to warn the public, media, and government agencies about Scientology’s dangerous and abusive organization.
• Scientology’s front groups include Narconon, the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Cult Awareness Network, the Way to Happiness Foundation, Applied Scholastics, and many more.
• Tax exemption: In October 1993, the IRS formally announced that the Church of Scientology and its related “social betterment organizations” had been granted tax exemption. We believe and insist that Scientology’s tax exemption should once again be revoked, as it was previously in a 1967 IRS audit.
• Fair Game policy (harassment/intimidation of critics): In 1965, L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, formulated the “Fair Game Law,” which dictates how to deal with suppressive persons (SPs), people who interfere with Scientology’s activities. Opponents can be considered “fair game” for retaliation and “May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.”
• Dead Agenting — In the 1970s, L. Ron Hubbard continued to codify the policy of “attacking the attacker” and assigned a term to it that is used frequently within Scientology: “dead agenting.” Hubbard wrote: “If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace.”
• Disconnection — THIS MUST STOP! Disconnection is the severance of all ties between a Scientologist and a friend, colleague, or family member deemed to be antagonistic towards Scientology. The practice of disconnection is a form of shunning. Among Scientologists, disconnection is viewed as an important method of removing obstacles to one’s spiritual growth. In many circumstances, disconnection has ended marriages and separated children from their parents.
• Coerced/Forced Abortions — Scientology’s female Sea Organization members are pressured to have abortions. They are threatened with separation from their families, hard labor, interrogations, and shunning if they do not comply. Although Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard stated his appreciation for families within the Sea Org, Scientology’s subsequent leader, David Miscavige, issued an order that children were to be banned in the Sea Org. The mandate by Miscavige asserted that children hampered the productivity of the corps that runs Scientology.
• Families of Critics —Speaking out or engaging in litigation and other battles to expose the cult’s atrocities takes a toll on critics and victims of Scientology. Many family members who have not experienced Scientology don’t understand why. “Why must you continue to fight them?” some ask. The victim is often attacked with vicious lies, and the entire family suffers. Opposing Scientology publicly can be distressing to some, and taking time away from family matters and relationships can be upsetting. This WHY question will be addressed in interviews with critics and victims.
This 27-city tour is indeed an ambitious endeavor to complete in 12 days. However, with the epic business management and logistical skills of Colin Henderson and the creative, hard-working Bert Leahy filming, it shall be done.
The first major film festival was held in Venice in 1932, and now, 80 years later, Bert Leahy will be submitting “Scientology — Cult of Confusion” to film festivals on the silver screen, perhaps even to the world’s first online film festival, the GreenCine Online Film Festival, sponsored by DivX, Inc.
Edmund Burke once said: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
Bert Leahy – Colin Henderson – David Love
Links to follow us:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SPTour2013
WordPress Blog: https://sptour2013.wordpress.com/
Why We Protest
Reaching for the Tipping Point
Ex-Scientologist Message Board
Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker
Narconon Exposed Facebook Page
“Have You Told All? Inside My Time with Narconon and Scientology”