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Should Church of Scientology Be of interest to the Department of Homeland Security?

Should the Church of Scientology be of interest to the Department of Homeland Security?

Thanks to the hard work of researcher R.M. Seibert covered recently at the Underground Bunker, the public now knows that Scientology submitted 3,447 R1 religious worker visa petitions between 2009-2015:

As Tony Ortega noted:

— The single biggest source of applicants — 600 workers — was Russia, with Italy, Mexico, Hungary, Canada, Taiwan, Ukraine, Venezuela, Germany, and Colombia rounding out the top ten sources.

OSA’s reputation for vigilantism (Fair Game) leads us to ask if OSA wants a contingent of foreign “religious workers” for use in covert activities. Such operatives could be quickly and easily moved out of the US by OSA if needed.

Alternately, the exploitation of foreign workers by Scientology is of extreme concern. For example, Scientology confiscates passports of foreign workers in violation of US law. The DHS is interested in obtaining evidence and affidavits of any such violations.

We at the Scientology Money Project welcome an investigation into the Church of Scientology on these matters.

— INTERROGATORY —

  • Are you aware of any foreign Sea Org members in the US on R1 visas involved in OSA’s covert activities upon US soil?
  • Are you aware of any efforts by the Church to lie to the DHS about sham marriages arranged by OSA or other Scientology agents or operatives?
  • Do you know of any instances of sham marriages arranged by OSA or other Scientology agents or operatives?
  • Are you aware of any non-US Sea Org members who could not flee human rights abuses of Scientology because the Church had confiscated their passports and other documents?
  • Are you aware of any efforts by the Church to lie to the DHS about arranged marriages?
  • Are you aware of any foreign national in the Sea Org who has had a mental breakdown and was not given proper medical treatment?
  • Are you aware of any Scientology Sea Org members who have overstayed their visas and are still working for the Church of Scientology?
  • Are you aware of foreign workers being subjected to excessive working hours or inhumane working conditions? How many hours per day? How many hours per week?
  • Are you aware of specific lies told to non-US citizens in order to fraudulently induce them to come to the US and work for the Church of Scientology’s Sea Organization?
  • Are you aware of any foreign religious workers who escaped from Flag or other Scientology locations and were “recovered” against their will by the Church or its agents or operatives?
  • Are you aware of foreign workers being subjected to humiliating and/or brutal psychological or corporal punishments at Flag Land Base or other Scientology locations?
  • Are you aware of any female foreign workers being forced against their will to have abortions by the Church?
  • Are you aware of any US laws that have been broken by foreign Sea Org workers that went unreported to law enforcement?
  • Are you aware of any crimes committed in the US by foreign Sea Org workers that the Church had knowledge of and acted to cover up?
  • Do you know of any instances of child molestation, rape, or sexual abuse committed against non-US Sea Org members upon US soil that have been covered up by the Church of Scientology or its agents?
  • Are you aware of any non-US Sea Org member who has been locked up and held against their will in RPF or a “babysitting” situation?
  • Do you know of any instances of Church of Scientology agents, operatives, or lawyers offering gifts to sworn officers or civilian employees of the Clearwater Police Department or the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department?

Please send your contact information to Jeffrey Augustine at scienowriter@gmail.com.

Your information will be kept confidential. The compiled data will be sent to various government agencies and embassies.

The Church of Scientology’s Great Big Lie About the Death of Founder L. Ron Hubbard

LRHScientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard died at approximately 8:00 PM local time on January 24, 1986 at his ranch in Creston, California. Hubbard was 74 years of age when he died alone inside of the luxury Bluebird motor home in which he had been living.

Three days after Hubbard’s death on January 27, 1986 Church of Scientology officials, led by David Miscavige, announced that the Founder had “discarded his body” to Scientologists gathered at the Palladium in Hollywood.

The great big big lie these Church of Scientology officials told Scientologists was that L. Ron Hubbard’s body was still strong and in perfect health and that Hubbard had simply laid down on his bed and “causitively dropped his body.”

This post deals with the actual facts surrounding the death of L. Ron Hubbard the Church of Scientology officials withheld from Scientology parishioners and the public at large. L. Ron Hubbard’s death certificate, autopsy results, and the San Luis Obispo Sheriff-Coroner’s report are at the bottom of this article. The report can also be found here.

Hubbard’s attending physician was a Scientologist named Dr. Gene Denk. According to Denk, L. Ron Hubbard had suffered a stroke one week before his death. Denk stated that official cause of Hubbard’s death was the stroke, or what Denk dispassionately called in the death certificate, a “cerebral vascular accident.” Hence, Dr. Denk concluded that L. Ron Hubbard had a stroke and died about a week later as a result.

While the Sheriff-Coroner accepted Dr. Denk’s determination of the cause of death, the Sheriff-Coroner nevertheless conducted a formal investigation before allowing Denk to officially certify Hubbard’s cause of death as a stroke. The Sheriff-Coroner was concerned about three things:

1. The long delay between Hubbard’s death and the mortuary being called to arrange for an immediate cremation of Hubbard’s body. Indeed, it was the mortuary that contacted the authorities about Hubbard’s death. The mortuary expressed its concern about the time delay to the Sheriff-Coroner.

2. The possibility of foul play or suicide.

3. As was discovered, Hubbard had signed a new will the day before he died. The Sheriff-Coroner mentions this in his report with respect to Hubbard’s post-stroke mental condition.

Three additional elements must be factored into Hubbard’s death:

    • According to the late Robert Vaughn Young (see video bel0w beginning at 2:45), Dr. Denk was in Reno, Nevada on a gambling trip with David Miscavige and other Scientologists when Hubbard had his stroke. Denk had to travel 400 miles back to the ranch. This is a 6-7 hour drive. This is a critical post-stroke period during which Hubbard received no medical care.
    • Dr. Denk was in Reno he was notified of Hubbard’s distress. Denk knew he had a 6-7 hour drive ahead of him back to the ranch. Why then did Dr. Denk fail to order the stricken Scientology founder immediately transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital for emergency intensive care? Failing this standard of care, why was a local doctor not summoned to the ranch to care for Hubbard in the critical hours following his stroke? This is very suspect conduct.
    • No autopsy was ever performed on Hubbard. The Scientology founder had signed a document four days before he died forbidding an autopsy based on his religious beliefs. Absent an autopsy there is no scientifically conclusive way of knowing L. Ron Hubbard’s cause of death. Hubbard died alone in his Bluebird luxury motorhome.

The late Robert Vaughn Young discussed Hubbard’s declining mental state at the end of his life and the events surrounding Hubbard’s death.


Based upon what Dr. Denk told the Sheriff-Coroner, L. Ron Hubbard had a long standing history of chronic pancreatitis and a recent history of dysphrasia:

Hubbard.Autopsy.1“Dysphrasia” is an older medical term that has, in more recent times, been replaced by the word  aphasia which is defined as:Impaired or absent comprehension or production of, or communication by, speech, writing, or signs; due to an acquired lesion of or injury to a language center of the brain; may be transient if cerebral swelling subsides.”

The Sheriff-Coroner noted Dr. Denk’s remarks that Hubbard’s “recent history of dysphrasia” lasted for about eight days prior to Hubbard’s final and fatal stroke:
Hubbard.2One can safely assume that Hubbard’s stroke was the cause of his slurred speech and other symptoms of dysphrasia.

The evidence of Hubbard’s attending physician Dr. Denk conclusively proves that senior Church of Scientology officials, led by David Miscavige and Pat Broeker, deliberately and willfully lied to Church parishioners and the public. L. Ron Hubbard had long-term pancreatitis, suffered a stroke after which he experienced dysphrasia, and was being treated with the drug Vistaril in the days prior to his death. Pfizer Data Sheet on Vistaril.

The coroner found ten needle marks on Hubbard’s body. If we assume there were only ten intramuscular injections of Vistaril in the 2-3 days before Hubbard’s death, then this would argue for the use of Vistaril as an anti-anxiety medication. I say this because Vistaril, when used as an antihistamine, is used to treat itching caused by skin conditions such as dermatitis, rashes, and hives. However, the coroner’s examination of Hubbard’s body revealed no dermatological conditions. No hives or rashes were noted.

While the Church of Scientology claims that Hubbard was being treated with Vistaril for allergies, it has failed to substantiate its  claim by producing Hubbard’s medical records. Specifically, the Church would need to show Dr. Denk’s written diagnosis of a dermatological allergy. The dosage and frequency of dosing Hubbard with Vistaril is of interest. Specifically:

  • The recommended dose for treating itching (pruritus) is 25 mg given 3 or 4 times daily by mouth or by intramuscular injection.
  • Anxiety and tension are managed with 50 to 100 mg in 4 divided doses or 50-100 mg intramuscular injection in 4 or 6 divided doses.

A >25mg daily dose of Vistaril would tend to prove that Hubbard was experiencing post-stroke anxiety and thus Denk prescribed Vistaril to treat psychoneurosis.

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The secondary problem with Hubbard’s death is this: We have here an elderly post-stroke man suffering from slurred speech; who may not be able to write or to comprehend written materials; is under the influence of a psychoactive drug; and who arguably has diminished mental capacity. However, we are asked by Church of Scientology officials to believe that L. Ron Hubbard was mentally fit to sign a new will on the day before his death. At the time, San Luis Obispo County Chief Deputy Coroner Don Hines expressed this precise concern:

LRH.DeathAfter conducting an investigation, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office determined that there was no foul play or suicide in the death of L. Ron Hubbard:

LRH.Death.2The Coroner, however, never ruled or opined as to whether or not L. Ron Hubbard was in a sound state of mind. Clearly, however, an elderly post-stroke man who is being treated with a psychoactive drug is likely suffering from diminished mental capacity. Nevertheless., the Church of Scientology swept all of this under the rug and, three days after Hubbard’s death, created and staged the phony myth of L. Ron Hubbard causitively dropping his healthy, fit, and strong physical body as it had become an impediment to his advanced spiritual researches.

How perfectly “Church of Scientology” it was for Hubbard to have died in hiding from the law and thereafter ascended into glory onstage at the Pallidum in Hollywood:

Pat Broeker where are you?

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