Church of Scientology Launches Smear Campaign Against HBO and Alex Gibney

The one-minute trailer for Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary has gone viral with >143,000 views in 24 hours:

Given the buzz surrounding the documentary, Alex Gibney and HBO have become the target of yet another Scientology smear campaign. Why is the tax-exempt “religion” of Scientology behaving  in such a lurid and bizarre manner?

It is quite simple to explain.

Scientology has engaged in paranoid smear campaigns since its beginnings when L. Ron Hubbard accused several early Dianeticists of being Communists sent in to ruin his organization and technology. Hubbard also accused his second wife Sara Northrup of being a Russian spy; he later said in a television interview that he never had a second wife.

In 1951, Hubbard wrote the US Attorney General a letter in which he claimed:

I was in my apartment on February 23rd, about two or three o'clock in the morning when the apartment was entered, I was knocked out, had a needle thrust into my heart to give it a jet of air to produce "coronary thrombosis" and was given an electric shock with a 110 volt current. This is all very blurred to me. I had no witnesses. But only one person had another key to that apartment and that was Sara.

Fast forward from 1951 to 2015: Scientology is now claiming, according to the Daily Mail story, that the HBO piece is “‘propaganda’, ‘one-sided’, full of ‘false information’ and features ‘vengeful’ sources.” In other words, Scientology is dramatizing having a needle thrust into its icy heart. This time, however, Gibney is allegedly the only other person who has a key to the apartment.

The apple does not fall from the tree; Scientology dictator “Captain” David Miscavige is as paranoid and vindictive as Hubbard ever was. Captain Miscavige is the man ordering and managing the smear campaign against HBO, Gibney, and many former Church members. Shadowy Scientology spy boss Linda Hamel and her fellow Scientology goons at OSA are executing the program.

If Scientology’s trademark hysteria gets out of hand over HBO — and it could — things could wind up in court. Captain Miscavige could be named. The corporate veils could be pierced. There is great risk here for a “tax exempt religion” and yet Captain Miscavige  — acting with his usual reckless abandon — has ordered, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”

Scientology cult leader Captain David Miscavige.

Scientology Cult Leader “Captain” David Miscavige.

The Church of Scientology is using 501(c)(3) religious tax-exempt money to accuse Alex Gibney’s very distinguished father, the writer Frank Gibney, of having published CIA propaganda. Additionally, the Church is spending tax-free money in an attempt to smear former Church members on hate webpages. The Church is, as usual, also using  its vapid and cartoonish in-house tabloid “Freedom Magazine.”

Scientology’s smear campaigns in Freedom Magazine and on Twitter are proof that L. Ron Hubbard’s policy of Fair Game is still alive and well in the Church of Scientology.  Hubbard approved of both lying and retaliation when it came to attacking Scientology’s critics. L. Ron Hubbard labeled those who criticize the Church Suppressive Persons, or SP’s, and ordered they be Fair Gamed:

“This is the correct procedure: Spot who is attacking us. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press. Don’t ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 25 February 1966

“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.” — L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 15 August 1960, Dept. of Govt. Affairs

People attack Scientology, I never forget it, always even the score. People attack auditors, or staff, or organisations, or me. I never forget until the slate is clear.” – L. Ron Hubbard, MANUAL OF JUSTICE, 1959

“A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 1 March 1965, HCO (Division 1) “Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists”

*****

 The Scientology Money Project was very gratified to see the HBO trailer give a reference the 990-T book value of the Church of Scientology discovered by this blog and first published by Tony Ortega. The number flashes by almost subliminally at :20.

HBO.SMP

Church of Scientology International (CSI) 2012 Book Value: $846,314,618
Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) 2012 Book Value: $447,192,921
Flag Service Organization (FSO) 2012 Book Value: $209,655,686

Total: $1,503,163,225

This $1.5 billion is all tax-exempt money used by the Church of Scientology, an entity that is actually a highly sinister and deceptive Master Race Cult  bent upon enslaving its own members in every possible way. Scientology makes it own pay each day in every conceivable way.

5 comments

  1. Reblogged this on Infinitely More Trouble and commented:
    With the upcoming documentary on Scientology from HBO and Alex Gibney, the church is relying on its usual playbook of dirty tricks, exaggerations and lies to defame its critics — all funded by its more than two billion dollar tax-free war chest. Just the sort of normal activity by any friendly neighborhood church, wouldn’t you say?

  2. David Miscavige and L. Ron Hubbard are definitely a Pair of Noids.

    Bought popcorn already. May need to buy more 😜

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