I’m confused. How is this “church” still allowed to practice if it’s basically a domestic terror group?
Edit: Hi Karen!
Everyone say hello to Karin Pouw, the Director of Public affairs for the Church of Scientology, whose job it is to monitor social media activity related to Scientology.
Hi Karin! You know, you don't have to stay in what essentially amounts to an abusive relationship with a dangerously unstable individual like David Miscavige. There are plenty of people out here in the real world who would understand and support you if you left
That is some aggressive, life ruining tactics.
Yup. It's not just the Church as an entity either. I had a friendship and business association with someone who identifies as an ex-Scientologist, who also turned out to be basically a conman and a sociopath or possibly even a psychopath given his behavior. These people are dangerous and unhinged, in or out of the Church. He used to be in the Sea Org and was one of the people who the Church used to target their enemies. Stealing people's garbage, following them, you name it. He claimed to me he'd assaulted people, and worse, while working for them (though I hope he was lying about the latter assertion) and he has decided to ["Fair Game"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Game
_(Scientology) me. It's been ongoing for years now.
He's broken into my apartment, planted keyloggers, been through my hard drives and stolen a sex video and is threatening to release it, he's sent me a (carefully worded) implied death threat, he's now making or buying fake social media accounts to spread FUD amongst my social network. It's pathetic. Years of harassment because I somehow "wronged" him by objecting to being taken for a ride during which he got well over $50k out of me and I decided I wanted him out of my life.
I've been noting it all down, made everyone around me aware of his antics, keeping records and taking screenshots etc, and have several police reports on file (police say every time there is little they can do but they still encourage making the reports as they can be used to support litigation down the road). Once the paper trail is large enough I'll probably be taking legal action against this dickhead, either on my own behalf or jointly with some of his other victims, one of whom he took for much more money before fucking him over.
Good afternoon Karin,
How’s the family?
I’m starting to think these Scientology people are kind of assholes...
You guys need to watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E, Scientologist are fucking monsters. Some of the stories are just horrific.
Side-story (obviously nowhere near this):
I did my undergrad dissertation on Scientology and people that have managed to 'escape' from them.
Being a naive 21 year old, I literally walked into the local church (in Sunderland, UK) and told them I'd like to interview someone about x,y and z.
I think you can imagine how that went...but anyway, everytime I saw those insufferable 'e-meter' people around the city center they'd give me the worst case of stink-eye you'd ever seen.
I absolutely got followed around the town centre at least twice and once they followed me within a hundred or so yards of my house.
Scientology is not a true religion and was created by a con artist taking advantage of the First Amendment.