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> Look up Robert Vaughn Young at Websters online and it linked to wikepedias entry on RVY.
> Robert Vaughn Young (also commonly
> known by his initials, RVY) was the
> public relations officer for the Church
> of Scientology for many years. He
> edited L. Ron Hubbards ten-volume
> Mission Earth series. (Young had
> ghostwritten the introduction of each
> volume, and much other writing in
> Hubbards name, but claimed Hubbard had
> written the main text of the series.)
> After leaving the Church of
> Scientology, Young became prominent as
> an Internet-based critic of the
> Young was diagnosed with prostate
> cancer on November 23, 1999 and turned
> his energies to Phoenix5, a non-profit
> organization that runs a website on the
> disease. He died on June 15, 2003.
> The Cleaning Lady
Among his other features, Vaughn was one of the best 'insider' writers to escape from Scientology, and his writings on Scientology remain some of the most lucid and accessible to 'wogs'.
His testimony in the Lisa McPherson case most compellingly debunked the Scientology claim that her death was an 'unfortunate accident' at the lowest levels, with Scientology management neither aware nor culpable.
Instead, Vaughn demonstrated that by Scientology's own policies, the highest levels of Scientology must have been informed of the situation, and by deliberate inaction and depraved indifference (if not worse) *allowed* if not 'caused' her death.
Zinj -- You can lead a Clam to Reason, but you Can't Make him Think