USC Allows Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray to Defend the Church of Scientology by Calling for the Censorship of Leah Remini. #Curious

USC’s Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray speaking at the dedication of
the Church of Scientology Inglewood. Murray has been associated
with the Church of Scientology for 25 years.

The University of Southern California has allowed faculty member and USC Fellow Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray to call for censorship in favor of the Church of Scientology. Murray’s letter went out on USC letterhead to Disney CEO Bob Iger:

Dr. Cecil Murray opens his letter to Disney CEO Bob Iger by stating that Scientology and the Aftermath is one-sided. Murray is badly misinformed: The Aftermath has repeatedly invited the Church of Scientology to have its representatives appear on the show and the Church has repeatedly declined.

Murray’s letter fails to establish a foundation based in facts. Murray does not give any facts as to why the show is hateful as he alleges. Rather, Murray merely acts as an apologist for the Church of Scientology by reiterating its previous allegations that The Aftermath is harmful because Scientology says it is. This is a non-sequitur and very shoddy work for an academic and a USC Fellow.

USC apparently endorses Murray’s baseless rhetoric, use of non-sequitur, and calls for censorship of a television program. We say this as the letter was sent out on USC letterhead. We contacted USC’s Ron Mackovich and asked him about Murray’s letter. He never responded. Thus, we conclude that USC assents to Murray’s call for censorship as opposed to an open public debate in which Murray would be called upon to defend Scientology.

Dr. Murray’s letter fails to address the substantive issues raised by Scientology and the Aftermath:

  • The Use of Child labor in Scientology’s Sea Org
  • Forced abortions in the Sea Org
  • Breaking up families by Disconnection
  • Fair Game
  • Scientology’s use of private investigators to stalk and harass critics
  • Character assassination of critics
  • Scientology’s greed and the resultant financial harm to Scientologists
  • Scientology exploitation of Sea Org members by keeping them in a state of poverty and forcing them to work 100+ hour work weeks

Dr. Murray affirms these inhumane and brutal Scientology practices by default inasmuch he fails to address these practices. Murray does this even as he lectures Mr. Iger about moral accountability. Worse, Dr. Murray refuses to take notice of Scientology’s relationship to the Nation of Islam and Minister Louis Farrakhan’s virulent Anti-Semitism. The lack of cognizance on Murray’s part is appalling given the fact that CEO Bob Iger is Jewish.

That USC’s name is on a letter in which Dr. Murray defends the Church of Scientology, ignores Anti-Semitism, and calls for censorship of a television program is scandalous.

By ignoring the brutality and human rights abuses of the Church of Scientology, Dr. Murray implicates himself in these abuses by his silence on them. Murray then goes a step further in empowering Scientology’s abuses by calling for the censorship of Scientology and the Aftermath.

What Dr. Murray is saying is that Leah Remini must be silenced so that the Church of Scientology will not be held to public accountability for its brutal actions and decades of human rights abuses. The call for censorship, for victims to be silenced, is a betrayal of justice.

Why would Dr. Murray want the victims of depravity and injustice to be silenced? Why would he support Scientology programs of Fair Game? What is Dr. Murray getting from the Church of Scientology in return? These questions arise because the University of Southern California has assented to Dr. Murray’s calls for censorship.

To read the text of Murray’s letter click here. Warning: This link is to a Church of Scientology website that places tracking cookies into your computer. Proceed at your own risk.

To contact USC about Dr. Cecil Murray’s call for censorship on behalf of the Church of Scientology please contact:

Eddie North-Hager, USC Executive Director of Communications
Office: (213) 821-9412
Cell: (213) 220-1806

Scientologists Use Secret Facebook Groups to Call for Increasing Censorship Against Leah Remini & All “Anti-Scientology” Media

Rather than honestly considering the many criticisms leveled against the Church of Scientology, Scientologists ignore the facts and instead call for increasing levels of censorship as the answer. This is both delusional and unrealistic in a free society. Nevertheless, censorship is the only answer the Scientology Cult has to its critics.

A leaked post from a secret Scientologist-only Facebook group calls for more censorship:

The Facebook entry above shows the cultic mindset of Scientology:  Censorship of all things critical of Scientology is the answer! The Church of Scientology will never consider reform. Rather, due to the Master Race doctrine at the core of Scientology, the Church of Scientology wants to impose its will upon the world and force the world to conform to Scientology’s deviant ways. Founder L. Ron Hubbard expressed it this way:

“Somebody some day will say ‘this is illegal.’  By then be sure the orgs [Scientology organizations] say what is legal or not.” — L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 4 January 1966, “LRH Relationship to Orgs”

Scientologists are indoctrinated to reflexively attack as “entheta” any negative views of their church.

The Church of Scientology cannot rebut the eyewitness accounts offered by former Scientologists such as Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, Marc Headley, and more than a thousand other former Scientologists who have publicly spoken out against the brutality and greed of the Church of Scientology.

There are dozens of books and blogs written by prominent former members of Scientology.

Left: Marc Headley’s Blown For Good is an excellent read. A former Sea Org member, Marc’s eyewitness account of life at Scientology’s secret “International Base” is remarkable.

Many Scientologists have left the Church in after years or decades of their thoughts being policed by the Church in security checks, i.e. interrogations.

Thought-stopping is a primary cult mind control technique of any authoritarian cult. Scientology excels at it due to its use of the e-meter as a polygraph.

Scientologist Engages in Bigotry & Censorship; Brags About It


There are numerous stories from over the years in which Scientologists have stolen books from public libraries that were critical of Scientology. This was done so that you and I would be not able to read these books. And now this type of abhorrent Scientology censorship has happened again.

https://i2.wp.com/pbs.twimg.com/media/DIeh4ABVYAY7CJ3.jpg?resize=254%2C339&ssl=1Lean Remini was on the cover of People magazine this week. A story making the rounds on social media tells us that marauding Scientologist Marilyn Berdon walked into her neighborhood Target store and saw Leah Remini on the cover of People in the magazine racks at the checkout stands.

Marilyn Berdon was deeply offended. Accordingly, Berdon engaged in an act of Scientology bigotry and censorship.

Scroll down to see the post Berdon made to her fellow Scientologists in which she bragged about what she did to trample on your rights to read whatever you wish to read.

Why did this Scientologist take it upon herself to destroy the rights of the public to read whatever we choose to read? Worse, Berdon encouraged her fellow Scientologists to engage in destroying your civil rights by imposing censorship and acting to destroy publications of which they do not approve. This is yet another reason why Scientology is correctly called a mind control Cult.

And what if the opposite action has occurred? What if a non-Scientologist removed all of the Scientology books from a public library, demanded that the library destroy the books, and then openly boasted about it? Scientologists would scream to high heaven. It is easy to see Scientology’s hypocrisy: A Scientologist feels she has the absolute right to censor what you may read, but you may not censor Scientology in any way whatsoever or you are a hater. Hypocritical Scientologists.

Hollywood Reporter: Narconon & Forged Court Orders

Hollywood Reporter: Scientology Anti-Drug Program: Fabricated Court Orders Suggest Attempt to Silence Critics

Nearly a decade after Scientology prompted a high-profile internet protest movement — sparked when the church attempted to remove a damaging YouTube video of member Tom Cruise speaking about the religion — comes the discovery of a new covert campaign to subvert online criticism of the organization’s social work. A series of forged court orders were submitted to Google (and possibly to Yahoo and Bing as well) in 2016 in an attempt to convince the search giant to expunge links to written objections to Scientology’s controversial anti-drug program Narconon. The U.S. Department of Justice declined to comment when asked whether it is investigating the issue, which involves the bogus signatures of judges from multiple states…

The fabricated court orders were brought to THR’s attention by Eugene Volokh, a noted UCLA legal scholar who specializes in free speech and religious freedom law. He discovered them while researching online content removal requests in a digital Harvard archive of takedown legal notices, provided in part by Google.

Murky and unknown agents appear to be doing something illegal once again. This time the allegation is that an unnamed party, or parties, is forging court orders in an attempt to clean up the toxic reputation of Narconon by getting Google and other search engines to deindex search results that are critical of the controversial “drug treatment” program.  David Miscavige is the licensor of Narconon. Has he been made aware of this activity?

This is great investigative work on the part of UCLA’s Dr. Eugene Volokh and excellent reporting by the Hollywood Reporter.

Examples of the Narconon forgeries provided to me by Dr. Volokh:




Outfront Media Inc. of New York Capitulates to Scientology Censorship


In an exclusive reported by by Tony Ortega, Outfront Media of New York has just, apparently, capitulated to Scientology censorship.

While HBO, Vanity Fair, CNN, ABC, CBS, BBC, the Los Angeles Times, and so many other media companies are not afraid to take on Scientology, Outfront Media cancelled without explanation a signed three month contract for a billboard in Hollywood that drew attention to Scientology’s toxic policy of Disconnection.

Outfront Media, Inc. (NYSE: OUT) wants to present an image of being a chic, hip, and edgy New York media company. However, Outfront Media’s capitulation to threats from Scientology is epic fail writ large.

Outfront Media Inc. ran away from Free Speech and ran in the direction of censorship. Adding to the ad firm’s capitulation to Scientology’s legal hustle, Outfront Media just reported a 4Q loss on February 25, 2016:

NEW YORK (AP) _ Outfront Media Inc. (OUT) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $73.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier

With Outfront Media’s share price closing at $21.56 this past Friday –and the stock  hovering near its 52 week low of $18.01 — five questions arise:

— Can Outfront Media be expected to cancel advertising contracts when a menacing oddball special interest group like Scientology protests? I can understand Sony having serious concerns about North Korea’s vengeful and retaliatory  cyber-attack over its movie The Interview. But backing down to the Church of Scientology in 2016? Seriously? Scientology is not an insane rogue nation with nuclear weapons; it’s just a deranged American cult with some lawyers.

— Will Outfront Media’s management turn tail and run at the first sign of controversy?

— How can any advertiser be assured that their proposed ad campaign with Outfront Media is safe from sudden cancellation?

— Was Outfront Media Inc. intimidated by Scientology or did Scientology offer the firm a lucrative ad deal in exchange for killing the Stop Scientology Disconnection billboard? In either case it’s shameful. Will Outright Media be transparent on this matter? Can we expect a public statement?

— What is Outfront Media’s actual value proposition to investors and advertisers given its capitulation to Scientology?

Given this deplorable turn of events, Outfront Media management might as well play it safe and target markets with no controversy such as denture creams, shoe inserts, or oatmeal. I say this because Outfront Media  looks like a lightweight corporation that can easily be pushed around by Scientology lawyers.

Time Warner was not afraid to greenlight HBO’s Going Clear, a documentary that went on to win three Emmy’s.

What award will Outfront Media Inc. win for cancelling a billboard contract that raised public awareness about Scientology breaking apart families by Disconnection?  Will the ad firm be nominated for a Cowardice in Advertising Award?

If I were a CEO or a VP of Advertising I would not direct any business to Outfront Media Inc. until this firm got over its timidity and fear of controversy. There are better ad agencies out there.

This billboard cancellation is yet another case of Scientology 501(c)3 tax exempt dollars being spent to destroy Free Speech and enforce censorship.

The Church of Scientology likes to blather on and on about the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its phony “human rights” campaigns even as it constantly works to attack the central human right of Free Speech. Here is Scientology’s homepage where it touts human rights:

Human Rights

Article 19 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Article 19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Scientology certainly interfered in the imparting of information through any media. Scientology’s true and correct version of Article 19 would read:

No one has the right to criticize the Church of Scientology, this due to our inherent fascism as a Master Race group.

Scientology’s glaring hypocrisy is nothing new.

Scientology’s attacks on Free Speech are nothing new. In 1960 Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard called for his fanatical followers to attack and control any entity that was hostile to Scientology.

The goal of the Department [of Government Affairs] is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by high level ability to control, and in its absence, by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies.-L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 15 August 1960, “Dept. of Govt. Affairs”(as quoted in Scientology’s Secret Service [outlink] by Chris Owen)

Outfront Media Inc. was just controlled by L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology.

Someone please tell Outfront Media’s CEO Jeremy J. Male that he made a very bad decision that reflects poorly on both him and his company.