The St. Petersburg Times, soon to be The Tampa Bay Times is devoting an entire week of their newspaper to slamming Scientology. Everyday beginning today they will have several features each day which will highlight in detail how the only thing the church really cares about is separating its parishioners from their money. Today's main article is an interview with Hy Levy who worked for the church for 16 years. His job? Every single week he was responsible for raising $200K a week from his fellow church goers by selling them courses and cleanses and whatever else he could to make his goal. When he did not make his goal, he was forced to clean pots and pans and called soulless and yelled at and verbally abused. Think about how many people like HY are working in the church and it is no wonder they manage to get people to part with $250M of their hard earned money each year for services.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The article talks about how these sales people will show up at a parishioners house and will not leave until money is given. It talks about two women who went on the church cruise ship and how a group from the church would not let them leave the fundraising event until they coughed up money. First of all, who knew the church even had a cruise ship. Are they just renting one of the regular ones like the Rock N Roll cruises or do they actually have their own ship. Also, who the heck would ever get on a cruise ship alone with a ship full of Scientologists. You are just asking to disappear and then having someone say you joined SeaOrg and will be back in a billion years. Out alone in the middle of the ocean being asked to give money? I would never get on that ship.
If you have money or access to money, Scientology fundraisers will try and get you to part with it. Whether it is maxing out your credit cards or draining your 401K, they want every penny you have. Take out a second mortgage. Who cares if your house gets foreclosed, because you really needed that service.
You really need to read this article and the articles everyday this week. They are going to be good. What we need is for this to be everywhere all over the world front and center and finally start to get governments all over the world come down on the backs of these people. (Thanks Pam)