From: [email protected] (Tigger)
Subject: Re: BOB LOBSINGER, AMERICAN HERO VS NARCONON
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 06:53:36 -0600 (CST)
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Editorial Opinion By RWL - 08 March 1990
Since last we visited on the subject, Narconon and it's progenitor,
Scientology, have been staying out of our spotlight.
This week, however, they have resurfaced with predictions that they will
be open in a couple of months.
So, to bring you up to date on what's been happening in the weird world
of Operating Thetans, here are bits of a few of the tales we've
- We have talked with several former Narconon employees who all tell of
being required to study Elron's Organization Executive Course
material... and when they elected not to, were somehow discredited and
fired within a few weeks.
The Organization Executive Course is a massive collection of "Official
Policies of the Church of Scientology." It says so on every page.
- One individual tells of being ordered to set beer cans inside the
living quarters of another employee whom they wished to find a reason to
terminate. He was later terminated himself amid a flurry of police
activity that resulted in lots of intimidation but no charges being
filed because all of the allegations against him were so obviously
phony. He was not drunk. There was no hostage. The gun was his .22 rifle
that was unloaded in the gun rack in his vehicle where it had been since
he went to work there months earlier. Police released him immediately,
and within a half hour, he was trying to contact me to tell his
- Another former employee says he found himself on the way from his
assigned living quarters at Chilocco to jail in Pawnee on what he says
were trumped up charges... and they obviously were, because he is out
free now with nothing filed and no court date. Just released. And told
not to set foot on Chilocco again. I don't think they let you out that
easy if you've really pulled a knife on someone and threatened their
life, and that's what he tells me they were accusing him of.
- It appears that if you don't want to study the policies of the Church
of Scientology, you won't have a job for long at Chilocco. Even
subcontractors working out there have been encouraged to take their
- On a broader scale, Scientology made news again in California in
January, where police found a Scientologist who was "treating" his
mentally ill wife according to the tenants of his "religion" by keeping
her locked up in her bedroom with only a mattress on the floor. The
windows were boarded up, according to the news report, and she was fed
through a slot in the door. No charges filed. Police were studying the
tenants of the "religion" at last report. The wife, however, was
reported to be recovering nicely in a real hospital.
- Scientologists in Clearwater, Fla. who run a currency exchange and
gold bullion business were busted by federal agents in the middle of
December for allegedly operating a money laundering scheme. No word on
whether they think Scientology is suspected of being directly involved
or not. Hard to tell the bad apples from the bad apples, I guess.
- American Airlines received so many complaints that it announced in
December that it would no longer carry Scientology ads in its monthly
in-flight magazine, American Way. The ads were apparently part of a huge
PR campaign by Scientology that is running in such magazines as House
and Garden, Discover, Business Week, and Newsweek. Over $300,000.00 has
been spent on Newsweek alone, according to published reports.
- The IRS suspects that the Church of Scientology of Clearwater, Fla.
has violated it's tax-exempt status, and wants to study 47 categories of
Scientology documents for the years 1985 thru 1987, according to a
- About a week ago, a former Scientology lawyer, Joseph A. Yanny, who
left the organization after allegedly being asked to perform illegal
tasks for the cult, won a $154,000.00 judgement. A jury felt he had been
a victim of Scientology's "Fair Game" policy which allows Scientologists
to trick, sue, lie to, or destroy their enemies. The judgement was the
largest the judge would allow. Scientology had sued Yanny for allegedly
padding his bills to them while he was still in the cult, but the jury
found no evidence of that whatsoever.
- On March 23 of this year, a former Scientologist named Lawrence
Wollersheim will have his day before the Supreme Court of the United
States. Wollersheim was also a victim of the "Fair Game" policy
according to a jury which was so outraged that it awarded him a
$30,000,000.00 verdict. That's $30 million. The award was reduced on
appeal to $2,500,000.00, which is still a tremendous amount of money.
Wollersheim contends that Scientology makes a mockery or counterfeit of
religion by such tactics as the "Fair Game" policy, and should be once
and for all exposed and the abuses ended. His appeal before the Supreme
Court may accomplish that.
Scientology doesn't want the case to go that far. They have offered, in
writing, to pay him off with $4 million rather than go to the Supreme
Court. When he refused that, they made him a verbal offer of $6 million
to settle. Which he also refused.
This man must have gone thru terrors unknown to turn down $6 million
dollars just to take a chance on a court decision.
- In another pending case, a former very high level Scientologist is
accusing the organization of ordering her to a "Rehabilitation Project
Force" where she was forced to run around an orange telephone pole every
day from 7 am until 9:30 pm for about 120 days, with minimal break
periods. Her husband, during one period of his tenure with the "church",
says he also fell into disfavor because his construction project was not
proceeding fast enough, and was forced to work without pay from 9 am to
12 midnight without any days off, to sleep outdoors, and to eat only
rice and beans.
These are premonitions of just some of the things to come if Narconon is
allowed to open at Chilocco and Scientology is allowed to get a foothold
in our state.
Send this column to Secretary of State Hannah D. Atkins, Room 101, State
Capitol Building, Oklahoma City, Ok 73105, and ask her to see to it that
there is a Public Hearing in Newkirk before Narconon is licensed to
operate in Oklahoma.