to the premier issue of REAL FREEDOM, The Lisa McPherson Trust (LMT)
Newsletter. Each month�s issue will highlight the events and
activities of LMT�s office and staff. In addition, we will feature an
article from the archives. This month�s archive article is from a 1951
New Jersey daily, which reports The Hubbard Dianetics Research
Foundation Inc., being accused of operating as school for treatment of
disease without a license in a complaint by the State Board of Medical
Lisa McPherson Trust Staff
most of you already know us, we would like to re-introduce ourselves.
spent nearly fifteen years working in the upper levels of Scientology
management in Los Angeles. Since leaving the organization in 1989, Stacy
has exposed the abuse and deception of Scientology on such television
programs as 60 Minutes and Dateline, and has spoken on the subject at a
number of conferences. She has also been an expert consultant on many
court cases involving Scientology. In the eleven years since she left,
Stacy has helped hundreds of people recover from the abuses and
deception of Scientology.
Prince, Executive Vice President
Scientologist and Sea Org* member of 16 years, Jesse was a senior
executive in the Religious Technology Center, Scientology�s top
management and trademark organization. In 1992, Jesse left the Sea Org
and for six years remained silent about his experiences in Scientology
under the threat of a lawsuit by the organization.
He now actively assists former and current Scientologists recover
from their experiences in Scientology.
Case, Public Relations Director
up in Clearwater, Fla., Karin watched as the Scientology organization
intimidated anyone who questioned it, and increased its control of the
city. As more information came to light, Karin shared her knowledge of
Scientology�s deceit with others.
After she earned a B.A. in public relations from The University
of Florida, she returned to Clearwater and worked in public and investor
relations for seven years. Hearing
of LMT�s arrival in Clearwater, Karin had an immediate aspiration to
become their public relations person and continue her efforts to educate
others about Scientology�s harmful practices.
Bunker, Multi-Media Coordinator
reading about Scientology, Mark desired to inform others about its
management�s harmful practices. He brings years of Los Angeles
entertainment industry experience to LMT media�s video productions.
Beginning in 1997, Mark anonymously produced RealVideo of network
broadcasts for various websites. After
meeting Bob Minton and Stacy Brooks in January 1999, he created his own
website, xenutv.com. Armed with the patented MintonCam*, Mark covers the
world of Scientology, showing first-hand experiences with its tactics
and personal interviews of those who are affected by it. From revenge
pickets to bull baiting and beyond, he documents the behavior of
Scientology's Office of Special Affairs.
Jeff joined LMT in May after moving from Scottsdale, Ariz., where he managed a family business. Jeff earned a B. A. in religious studies. In addition, he has completed extensive research on cults in general and focused on Scientology specifically. His interest in cults derives from his six-year experience in a small Pentecostal church in South Dakota during the 1970�s. Jeff plans to establish a valuable and comprehensive library about Scientology for LMT.
Ward, System Administrator and Security Director
a Scientology attorney attempted to remove an Internet discussion group
in 1995, Grady became interested in such totalitarian attacks. Grady
joins the LMT after four years of Scientology litigation in which he
represented himself. He earned a B.A. from the Evergreen State College
where he taught Data Structures. An Apple Computer Inc. technical staff
senior member for more than ten years, he wrote a video game for the
Atari 2600. He published several products supporting computer
lexicography, and has been investigated for distributing cryptography
and other free-speech activities. He is married with two children and
lives in Arcata, Calif.
Peterson, Office Administrator
in Wisconsin, Bob came to Florida in 1995. He became interested in the
Lisa McPherson case after reading newspaper accounts of it. Bob credits
Scientology attorney Elliot Ableson for his becoming a critic.
I heard Ableson tell how Lisa stayed at the Fort Harrison for a simple
'rest and relaxation', I knew a scam was at hand. The autopsy
photographs of the unfortunate woman tell a different and very grim
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Jersey Starts Action Against Dianetics
the Elizabeth Daily Journal, January 15, 1951
The Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation, Inc. was accused of
operating a school for treatment
of disease without a license in a complaint by the State Board of
Medical Examiners docketed today in Part I of District Court.
The complaint was served on C. Parker Morgan, 275 Morris Avenue,
board, acting through Attorney General Theodore D. Parsons, specifically
charged that the foundation violated R.S. 18:20-18.
The foundation is required to file an answer by Thursday.
Otherwise the state may move for a judgment.
The act provides for a penalty of $500.
foundation propounds a theory its supporters claim to be a simple,
scientific cure to mental illnesses.
In a 450-page book outlining the theory of L. Ron Hubbard, an
Elizabeth resident claims unqualifiedly that the �hidden sources of
all psychosomatic ills and human aberration have been discovered and
skills have been developed for their invariable cure.�
to the movement has been strong among certain psychiatric and
psychological groups, who claim it does harm to the mentally ill by its
oversimplification and its promises.
act cited in the District Court case differs somewhat from the section
under which most prosecutions for practicing medicine unlawfully are
instituted. It says:
school or college shall be conducted within this State for the purpose
of training or qualifying students to practice medicine or surgery or
any branch thereof or any method of treatment of disease without first
securing from the State Board of Medical Examiners a license authorizing
them to do so.�
Milton A. Feller directed that, conforming to practice giving the State
preference in complaints in this category, an early date be assigned for
don�t think there is any question that Scientology brought pressure to
Brooks, June 14, 2000
GE* is a Family Man
are not good groups; they're bad groups.�
Patterns of Interaction
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I�ve put up the Lisa McPherson police investigation CD. Some
TIF�s will not be going up because a) they are not important, b) they
are copyrighted, c) they were handwritten. But all the interviews
will be up, and this will be searchable now as well.
The library had been indexed but that is basically an inventory.
next projects will be to remodel the room, put in shelving, and re-index
the items using the final indexing system.
As for living here, it definitely is an Alice in Wonderland atmosphere.
I�m followed often. When we leave the trust the Scientology
security guy gets on his phone instantly, no doubt to report our
movements. So it�s certainly not a �normal� life-style, but
I believe the work is important and I�m grateful for the opportunity
LMT Website News
have redesigned our website, and will continue working to make it a
useful resource for information about Scientology.
Look for new features including out-of-the-ordinary archives,
more articles on the relationship between the City of Clearwater and
Scientology, LMT Frequently Asked Questions and LMT MEDIA, the
soon-to-be new home of the website formerly know as xenutv.
highlights of LMT MEDIA are:
series of videos documenting Ursula Caberta's visit to Clearwater, Fla.,
including the hostile greeting she received by Scientologists at Tampa
International Airport, Cabert a picketing at FLAG, Scientologists
picketing LMT, Caberta's press conference at LMT and the local media
coverage of the events.
latest Bob Minton videos include the Alternate Charlemagne Award
ceremony, during which Caberta presented Minton an award on behalf of
the European-American Citizens Committee for Human Rights and Religious
Freedom; the public forum at Howard University, at which Minton
discussed how he assisted the Nigerian government in reducing the
country's national debt, and "the mad picket" in which Mary
DeMoss and other Scientologists make several suggestions to Minton
including that he "get a job."
can watch Jesse Prince�s appearance on a Denmark news show in which he
discusses his personal experiences in Scientology.
is a website for former cult members.
Editor�s Note: Since Scientology has taken over the old Cult
Awareness Network, parents have contacted us with allegations and horror
stories like the one below.
y daughter is in a controversial New Age group. Everyone else in the
family thinks that she is just exploring a new dimension in her life and
that she will come out of it... I used to think this too, until she
broke from me; and her mail and phone calls were blocked. I am reading a
lot about cults, particularly Steve Hassan�s book, and I know she is
being subjected to mind control techniques and hypnotic regression
have been abrupt changes in her life: She quit her job, sold her old
truck and got a car payment, moved into and works for the community, is
planning to have a child by artificial insemination, entered into a
committed but not sexual partnership with another woman in the
community, is a coach for others in this process, runs workshops, may be
earning money now, but I�m not sure if she gives her money to the
This is the way they operate: The hotline operator makes sure she
gets the name of the organization the caller is worried about.
Her tone of voice changed to one of urgency, but I was too
emotional to notice that at the time. I was told that: the organization
changed hands because of a lawsuit about a forcible deprogramming,
deprogramming is illegal, there is 100 percent recidivism rate,
mediation is recommended and I would receive a phone call from a
Thus, they got my name and phone number. No mediator called me.
In the meantime, CAN called the organization in question and
disclosed... that a complaint had been lodged. Since this is a new,
small organization and I was the most recently aggrieved parent, they
all knew I had made the phone call.
was still in contact with members of the organization and they told me
about the call. Obviously my position became tenuous and a complete
cut-off of all family soon occurred. When I learned of the betrayal, I
called the hotline and complained. (I obviously had not done my research
on the Internet yet. I got the listing from Gale Research Co,
Encyclopedia of Organizations. I have contacted their editor about
executive director called me back and I, still believing this was a
bona-fide organization, angrily told her how their policy of calling the
organization was insane and how it had damaged even further my
relationship with my daughter. She seemed to be genuinely emotionally
shaken. She promised that a psychologist employed by CAN would call me.
Obviously no one phoned. Then I turned to the Internet and got the real
story about the takeover by Scientology. I hope that is all the harm
they can do.
Few Words About Dennis
Clarke -- When Human Rights Goes Wrong
front group, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), was created
specifically to attack Psychiatry. With Dennis Clarke as the head of the
CCHR those attacks become serious. In a period of just a few days,
Clarke physically assaulted several members of the LMT.
a Human Rights leader, Dennis Clarke is less like Gandhi and more like
Rambo. Acting like Popeye�s arch-nemesis, Bluto, Clarke tries to knock
his opinions into your skull. If he can�t get his point across, at
least he had the pleasure of beating someone up.
You can view video of Dennis Clarke in action at: http://www.lisatrust
Clarke can justify his treatment of members of the LMT through the
writings of L. Ron Hubbard. In Science of Survival, Hubbard spoke of the
2.5 percent of the world�s population who are Suppressive Persons or
SP's. Since Scientology can�t help the SP's, it would be best to
�dispose of them quietly and without sorrow.�
"the hitman" Clarke, CCHR spokesperson, tested a few critics'
commitment to human rights by testing our reaction to physical abuse. We
have some excellent video of Dennis assaulting Mike, Bob, Mark and
myself. Both Mark and I got DNA samples from Dennis when he put chewing
gum on our video camera lenses.
one picket the police finally pulled Dennis aside, but did not arrest
him. Perhaps they were just reminding him that he was being videotaped.
The police sent him on his way and as he left Scientologists patted him
on the back for a job well done.
TWO NEW CRITICS OF SCIENTOLOGY
sister and her husband came to Tampa for a weekend visit from
Washington, D.C. They are both highly placed government employees
and were never too interested in the subject of Scientology, even
though I'd broached the subject on
more than a few occasions.
work schedule lately has been pretty intense, but around 7 PM on
Saturday I broke away from work to take the two of them on a tour of
my brother-in-law ASKED me to take him there. His parents had lived
there for many years until his Dad died and he had not been back,
himself, in almost 15 years. We parked their rental car on Watterson
Street and as soon as we arrived saw a few members of the LMT out on the
street with picket signs in hand.
stopped briefly to say Hi to Mark and Jeff but we were cut off by the
"Swarm" of "OT's" that were bunching around us. My
sister and her hubby were a little taken aback by the rude behavior so
we moved quickly down the street to continue with our "tour."
intentionally avoided turning down Fort Harrison Ave. in order to keep
my sister and hubby out of the fray. We ended up walking up a quiet
street that the infamous One Stop Shoppe* backs up to and since my
sister asked if we could pop in to buy a coke, I explained to her that
this particular store was owned by Scientologists and that we would
probably be refused service. My sister's hubby was incredulous (and more
than likely assumed I was exaggerating), but we proceeded on without
testing that and I got us some cokes at an SP* friendly establishment.
walked past all kinds of buildings that my brother-in-law remembered
from his last visit and finally found ourselves on Ft. Harrison Ave.
Just as we headed south on Ft. Harrison Ave., we were met by 2 of the
"OT* committee members" that I remembered seeing during Ursula
Caberta's visit. They launched in by DEMANDING to know if the coke I was
carrying was purchased at the One Stop Shoppe. Ever the joker-degrader*,
I said "Yes INDEED!" The a-hole then started screaming
"THAT will NEVER happen again!"
asked him if he realized that what he was saying would likely be seen in
a bad legal light---he assured me in no uncertain terms that he didn't
give a damn...and that under no circumstances would we be allowed to buy
anything in his store again.
then followed us screaming obscenities while a short blonde chunky woman
kept screaming "WHAT ARE YOUR CRIMES?" Normally I'm there in
downtown to picket and expect this type of disturbance, but with my
sister and her hubby in tow, I was NOT welcoming this type of attack.
stupid yutzes actually asked my brother-in-law if he was doing drugs
with Jesse and demanded to know how much HE was getting paid by Bob
Minton. The irony of this idiocy would only be appreciated if I were
willing to expose the extremely high-level position he holds in our
brother-in-law responded by whipping out his video camera to film what
he thought was straight out of a film documenting the brown shirts of
the Nazi regime. Worse comments were made to my sister after she told
them to "Leave my sister ALONE!"
they realized she was my sister, they attacked her viciously and began
circling us continuously so as to impede our progress. We found that we
couldn't even hear ourselves talk because of the incessant RANTING and
FROTHING. I told them that if they didn't back off I would call the
cops. They refused to leave us alone, so I dialed 911. The police came
just as the infamous Mary DeMoss and four others started circling us as
well. The police officer basically told us that he wouldn't/couldn't
stop them from circling us and yelling obscenities at us.
was the last straw for my "guests" who were appalled to see
what Clearwater had become since their last visit 15 years earlier. They
even told the police they were tourists and expected to be able to walk
the streets of Clearwater without harassment, but the police were non-plussed
and virtually useless.
crossed the street at the point and made it to the green tarp lined
walkway in hopes that we would be out of range...but to no avail. Our
team of jerk-offs stayed at our backs insulting us, calling us names and
screeching so loud we couldn't hear ourselves talk.
tried to "entheta"* the frothing, rabid jackals* AWAY by
launching into an explanation of the Super Power building and what an
"interesting" basement they were building. I then explained in
a loud tone, in order to drown out the jackals, about RPF*'s and the
cult's history of totalitarianism and brainwashing.
stayed on us no matter which street we walked on and they were joined by
more....Ian Shillington (the "herbal" doctor), Cheryl Fetzer (
beauty shop owner) and a host of familiar faces. We ducked into
Ottavio's Place* to get way from them FINALLY, then slipped out and to
whole drive back to Tampa saw the complete and utter conversion of two
non-interested tourists.... into RABID new critics. They jumped on my
computer the minute we got back to my place and spent into the wee hours
watching videos on LMT MEDIA. They wrote down the website addresses for
many of the critics' sites before they caught their plane back.
about a FOOT bazooka!
will this criminal cult PULL IN NEXT????...I wonder...
you OSA* and your public jackals for helping to create TWO NEW CRITICS!
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Greenway lives and works in Tampa, Fla. Like many of us, many of her
encounters in Clearwater remind her why she became a critic.
Annual LMT fundraiser dinner,
September 25, 2000 6p.m. to 10 p.m.
Ottavio's Place in Clearwater
includes choice of entree, wine pour with dinner, coffee and dessert.
Plus a special gift. Choices of entrees are Chicken Cacciatore,
Manicotti and Veal Parmesan.
a multimedia presentation and meet with the LMT staff. Discuss your
hopes for the future of Clearwater and what we can do to make a
difference. Advanced reservations are required. $55 per person, $100 per
couple. Reserve your place now!!! Call Karin Case at 727-XXXX for
First Annual Benefit Concert for the Lisa McPherson Trust will be held
on Saturday, November 11, 2000 in Clearwater, Florida. Local rock,
reggae and blues bands are still being lined up. The concert venue will
be announced at a later date.
Operation Clambake Collectibles
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http://mp3.cafepress.com/clambake. All sales profits go to the LMT or
The Resource Center for Freedom of Mind.
Your Thoughts-- Trust Yourself, LMT
T-shirts and Mugs.
at http://mp3.cafepress.com/lmt. Profits go to LMT.
you Brian Jackson!!!!!!
more information on LMT events call Karin Case at 727-XXXX.
- short for enturbulated theta. Theta basically means life force. To
enturbulate means to cause an upset. So entheta refers to communication
that is deliberately upsetting or suppressive to a person or group.
This refers to a Scientology policy by Hubbard called Joker and
Degrader. Hubbard decreed that it was a Suppressive Act to make jokes or
ridicule him or Scientology. In the Sea Organization, anyone caught
joking or degrading is sent to the RPF.
A Scientologist-owned �quick-mart� located in downtown Clearwater,
Fla., that refuses service to critics of Scientology.
N. Ft. Harrison Ave. ~ Clearwater, Florida 33755
Tel: 727 467 9335 ~ Fax: 727 467 9345 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org/LMT ~ www.lisamcpherson.org/LMT