FACT SHEET - A Documented History of Scientology

Discussion in 'Education, Research and Inside Reports' started by Robert S, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Robert S Member

    (This project is the result of all the info-gathering threads "COLD HARD FACTS" that have been worked on by many contributors. This attempts to categorize and put a chronology on the work. Please continue to add data to the COLD HARD FACTS thread below, and please reference this thread to the press, legal or government authorities in your communication.)

    By Anonymous

    1. Some Background On L. Ron Hubbard
    2. Dianetics and Scientology “Tech”
    3. Church Membership and Structure
    4. Explaining The Guardian’s Office
    5. Known Guardian’s Office Operations
    6. Full Timeline Of Church “Operations” 1972-1999
    7. Scientology And The IRS
    8. Scientology And Political Clout
    9. Reference Documents
    10. The Press Looks In
    11. Independent Studies Of The Church Of Scientology
    12. Scientology Worldwide
    13. Front Groups
    14. Recent Revelations






    Operation Freakout

    Operation Snow White

    Operation Normandy
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    Old Scientology Timeline Of Harassment


    Message to American Taxpayers: Scientology's secret IRS deal on Vimeo

    Church of Scientology News - The New York Times - Narrowed by 'INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE'





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  3. Robert S Member

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    Internal letter describing Fair game (1965) - Internal letter failing to cancel Fair Game (1968 ), Internal letter declaring Scientologists Fair Game (1968 ), Text from course manual mentioning Fair Game (1989), Operation Freak Out, Criminal Case No. 78-00401 – Operation Snow White, Report of Autopsy of Lisa McPherson, Response to Defense Motion to Dismiss Based Upon the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (in Reference to the Lisa McPherson Case), Brainwashing in Scientology’s Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF), Declaration of Vicki Aznaran. Declaration of Dennis Erlich. And more…
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    (A NOTE)
    Karin Spaink - The Fishman Affidavit: introduction
    Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz 1993
    CITATION: Evidence may point to the Fishman OT VIII being a forgery by him or someone familiar with his case.


    Los Angeles Times: The Scientology Story (1990)
    By Robert W. Welkos and Joel Sappell

    Time Magazine

    Boston Herald


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    Germany’s special government group for investigating Scientology 1998



    • French government commission report submitted to the Assemblee Nationale. In French. 2006
      Georges Fenech and Philippe Vuilque, 12 December 2006, "Investigative commission on the influence of sects and the consequences of their practices on the mental and physical health of children"- (213pp, including testimony of Scientology practices that infringed on the human rights of child members between the ages of six and 12 by harming their physical and mental health.)
    • French Scientologists Arrested In Italy. 2008
      Javno - World




    Conditions of proper care for child and teenage drug addicts by appropriately trained professionals 2003 Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

    Controlling the diagnosis and treatment of hyperactive children in Europe 2003 Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

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  5. Robert S Member

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    “Narconon, Criminon, Applied Scholastics, The Way to Happiness Foundation, Association for Better Living and Education, Second Chance”
    (A Special Report Compiled By Anonymous)

    Narconon, Criminon, Applied Scholastics, and The Way to Happiness Foundation are all coordinated by one organization, Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE). Second Chance rehab is a Criminon licensee.

    Narconon's materials include:
    • Communication course (Training Routines)
    • New life detox (purification rundown)
    • Learning improvement course (study tech)
    • Life improvement courses (ups & downs of life, personal values & integrity, changing conditions of life)
    • The Way to Happiness course

    • Communication course
    • Literacy and learning (study tech)
    • Self respect course (The Way to Happiness, personal values & integrity, changing conditions of life)
    • Drug rehabilitation (purification rundown)

    Applied Scholastics:
    • Communication course
    • Study tech
    Way to Happiness Foundation:
    Publishes The Way to Happiness and sells it for distribution as a gift.

    Wise (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises) offers Scientology materials and training to businesspeople and companies. Areas of training include:
    • Efficiency (Improving Business Through Communication course, others)
    • Ethics & integrity (Scientology ethics, The Way to Happiness, Ups & downs of life, others)
    • Effective learning (study tech)
      All of these materials are ultimately licensed from Religious Technology Center, which oversees all licensing of Scientology's intellectual property and is responsible for keeping all Scientology organizations in line with its own goals.

    The Church of Scientology has a grade chart that shows how to advance through its teachings. At the bottom of the grade chart are the Scientology Introductory Services that bring people into the church. Nine different introductory routes into Scientology are shown, including:
    • Success through communication route (Success through Communication course)
    • Life improvement course route(Success through Communication course, Life improvement courses)
    • Purification route (Training Routines, Purification rundown)
    • The Way to Happiness route (Happiness rundown, The Way to Happiness course)


    “Youth for Human Rights”
    (A Special Report Compiled By Anonymous)

    On its website,, YHR International states:
    "Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is an independent non-profit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, with the purpose to educate people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace."

    1. YHR International (YHRI) was founded by Scientologist and current YHRI President, Mary Shuttleworth, and the Church of Scientology International.
    Source: The Church of Scientology International brochure entitled "Making Human Rights a Reality", published under the banner "Scientology - Effective Solutions" (, at page 12. (Note that the YHRI website does not mention the Church of Scientology International's founding role, nor Ms Shuttleworth's connection with the Church.

    2. The YHRI Executive Director, Tim Bowles, is a Scientologist.
    He has attained the status of OTVIII (currently the highest rank), is a Commissioner of the Scientology organisation Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (the object of which is the removal of psychiatry and psychology from the mental health field), is a member of the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE), was a Founding Patron of the Church of Scientology International, was general legal counsel to the Church of Scientology for eight years and has represented the Church of Scientology in legal matters (including as one of the lead attorneys in Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz , in which Mr Fishman gave evidence that he had committed crimes on behalf of the Church of Scientology and had been instructed to murder his psychologist, Dr. Uwe Geertz, and then commit suicide) .

    Sources: ; Behar, Richard. "The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power", Time, 1991-05-06:,9171,972865-1,00.html

    3. The YHRI promotes Scientologists.
    The promotion of L Ron Hubbard as a human rights advocate at the 2007 Sydney event (see below) caused considerable dismay. A glance at the YHR website shows that it also promotes artists who are scientologists. For example, a music video project to combat human trafficking involved five artists. All five are scientologists.

    4. The Church of Scientology International treats YHRI's accomplishments as its own.
    Addressing a 2004 gathering of the International Association of Scientologists, Mike Rinder, then a director of the Church of Scientology International and Executive Director of the Church of Scientology International's Office of Special Affairs, make the following speech, viewable on Youtube, accompanied by a display of YHR footage. (Note: LRH = L Ron Hubbard; LRH Tech = the writings, training and policies of L Ron Hubbard; ie. the essence of Scientology).

    "When you bring LRH Tech to leaders of society the impact is commensurate with the numbers they influence. That's why last year we launched a program to deliver LRH answers right to the opinion leaders and elected officials of Europe. We placed a series of booklets in their hands covering our effective solutions; one each month. Each covered a different subject, the very substance of all we are and do. From our ABLE social betterment programs to our church and community activities. In all, 550 000 have been distributed throughout Europe since the campaign began.

    "Of course, our effective solutions include our international human rights program, because where fundamental rights do not exist, man cannot go free. We've continued our events, conferences and hand-to-hand distribution, reaching no less than 131 million worldwide this year, and our efforts have been relentless across four continents. Just since June, we took our "Youth for Human Rights" crusade right into the UN General Assembly chambers. UN officials then helped launch the 2004 youth summit in the international headquarters of the UN Education Fund.

    "In Los Angeles, on the steps of city hall, we brought city council members, congressmen and the chairman of the city's Human Rights Commission together to witness the mayor proclaim International Youth for Human Rights Day. While, to further raise public awareness, we placed our human rights messages on radio and tv stations from Canada to Pakistan. And for the next step, our Youth for Human Rights coalition presented their first ever human rights music video, entitled "United", soon to be seen world over in public schools and on television.

    "But, as a final measure of our leadership role, we now sit as official delegates on the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the OSCE, expressly established to create a human rights framework for the continent. And when we proposed the formation of a new watchdog, to investigate governments that violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it was ratified and adopted as official policy of the OSCE. And that means now, for the first time, religious freedom rights are enforceable in all European nations, and that's a continental leap in making human rights a fact."


    In contrast:

    In early 2007 a YHR event at the Parliament of the state of New South Wales, Australia caused considerable dismay by its prominent promotion of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology. At the time, the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported that the Church of Scientology was a "major sponsor" of YHR and quoted YHR spokesman, Nigel Mannock:

    "If there was a photograph of L. Ron Hubbard on the material it was because of what he said about human rights," Mr Mannock said.

    "We do get support from the Church of Scientology, among other people, and a number of people who happen to be Scientologists are in it.

    "It is not a Scientology organisation. We think L. Ron Hubbard was a good supporter of human rights."


    Wikipedia entry for Youth for Human Rights was amended 28 March 2008 to delete reference to this report (and other matters).
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  7. lermanet_com Member

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    The Shannon Report by Michael Lynn Shannon

    Mr Shannon bought a copy of Dianetics in 1972 and thought he would check some of the claims made against the facts about L Ron Hubbard...from the private collection of Ida Camburn

    Also see Ex-member Joe Cisar's collection of Official German Government reports on scientology LINK
  8. Plups Member

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    Magnificent, Robert. Thank you.
  9. D... Member

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    I can't believe I missed this, thanks for your hardwork.
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  11. Casso Member

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    Wow. Thank you for doing all this. :D

    Watching the videos makes me realize: Anon is the only thing fucked up enough to take Scientology down. Really, if we don't stop them, no one else will. Mostly because the general public knows nothing about what this "Church" really is. D:<
  12. Grunce Member

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    This is awesome stuff, but I can't help thinking that a well-maintained wiki* would be the best way to collate the information that would make the next version of this fact sheet.

    For Section 12, Germany, I would recommend the following:

    Clash of the Titans, George magazine, Russ Baker, April 1997
    The Big Bluff, Stern magazine, June 29, 2000

    The second article details the very interesting case of Antje Victore. The tl;dr version: German Scientologist applies to the US for "asylum" claiming she's discriminated against in Germany and presents letters from German business owners claiming "I can't hire you because you're a Scientologist" as part of her bid. After she became the first German citizen to receive asylum in the US it turns out the whole thing was a fraud: all of those letters came from business owners who were themselves Scilons, who were told to write her letters of rejection as if she had applied to them for work, which she hadn't. She was really trying to get away from massive tax problems and OSA which helped engineer the hoax was trying to get her where she couldn't be called as a witness against her former boss.

    * Wikipedia isn't well-maintained; it gives far too much leeway to posters whose only goal is to whitewash all Scientology articles.
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    How about the Rolling Stone article from a couple of years ago?: Inside Scientology, 23 February 2006
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  16. Robert S Member

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    It can't possibly be that after all this we've just now found the freaking MOTHERLOAD of information on the cult of Scientology.

    I included Rick Ross in my short video on the OG, and yet somehow completely missed this page, which contains HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of articles on the subject of this thread.

    Turns out we haven't done all that, after all.

    The heavy lifting was already done. I give you the master list on Scientology
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  17. Silent Member

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    Truly an amazing amount of work must have gone to this, and the professional approach is very important, since it so detailed and backed up with sources as it is. Any self respecting media outlet should check out this info before writing their articles! Source material ftw!

    If you want some Danish press on scientology, here is a small collection, this is from just one major newspaper: - Arkiv - Scientology school loses govornment subidiaries after 4 years of control and is subsequently closed, due the quality of the education being substandard in several fields. - Arkiv
    Scientology is once again denied status as a religion. Politicians from all sides of the political spectrum agreed that there was no reason to consider scientology a religion. Bonuses from the article used about scientology: "The business", "brainwash" and "highly suspicius" - Arkiv Narconon described as dangerous and exploititative - Arkiv Scientologys exhibit against psychiatry described as Manipulative, hurtful and wrong.
  18. RadioMusicBox Member

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    Whoa, dude! That was a ton of information. Thanx a bunch! Can you post the link to your short video on the OG, please?:woot:
  19. lermanet_com Member

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    The good old days with Hubbard back in Scientology

    This is a very LONG letter from an old timer that documents the very early days of Hubbard's scientology and tells an amazing tale. This needs to be archived elsewhere...
  20. RadioMusicBox Member

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    a very long letter. LOL! and it definitely needs to be archive somewhere. :D
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    Outstanding fact gathering and presentation! :reading:
  22. King Nerd Member

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    Wow... just wow.

    Thanks Robert S.
  23. indeedindeed Member

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    the Hamburg task force's internet material has been moved to and can't be found anymore at the links mentioned above.
  24. RadioMusicBox Member

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    Thanx 4 letting me know.
  25. random Member

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    here should be the report of the canada anon with the email evidence of CCHR = Co$
    anyone remember where is it?
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    The heavy lifting has been going on for years, but that does not diminish your accomplishment! The fact that all of you did the research and got it here (nicely organized, btw) reinforces to readers that this isn't just a bunch of internet whispers. More than once I've been brushed off with the attitude that if it's on the internet it is immediately suspect. Over time I simply got a few easy to find books to point people toward, wondering sadly if it's in a paperback does that make it irrefutable? I know that even buried reports or first-hand accounts are not unshakable, but when things are amassed like this, and documented by different sources, well, good job, thank you and yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I'll be reading for a while.
  28. ravenanon Member

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    Exceptional! Thanks 4 this!
  29. AnonKat Member

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    Thanks OP for the work. It made checking some info much easier.
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    its probably been gone over, but I think is also invaluable trufax
  31. Ogsonofgroo Member

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    Great thread, a tonne of work involved by many, and worthy of a little

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  33. Anonymous Member

    Great list of resources, especially when backed up by that endless trove of articles and dox at RickRoss.

    Definitely helped me brush up on my dusty facts and focus on local incidents.
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  35. TheRealNoUser Member

    Monumental task. Thank you Robert. Seriously.

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