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Church of Scientology spied on father of Scientology leader David Miscavige

Discussion in 'David Miscavige and Current Management' started by CommunicatorIC, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. mawena

    mawena Patron with Honors

    There is an easier way to do this than just waiting around until some congressman or senator decides to take up this issue.

    This is how we can make it happen:

    1) Everyone look up you congressperson:

    2) E-mail them and tell them that the Co$ is a dangerous cult that a. needs to be investigated for tax violations and b. is still engaged in abusive and destructive practices against innocent people and c. if there is an org in your district that these are their constituents at risk.
    Ask that they speak openly on the floor about this issue (then it gets on CSPAN).

    3) We set up a rotating call system so that 5-10 people call each congressperson per day to ask them politely to speak openly on the floor about this.

    The important thing is that we have to call, and have to keep calling over a good period of time.

    If we do this with about 20-50 people per congressman this can easily work. We can have several Xenophons.

    I personally will volunteer to call Alan S. Lowenthal (D-CA 47) if anyone would like to join me.

    I would ask that the admin start an entire thread devoted to legislative action. This is something that I think the board does not spend enough time on.

    The more action we take to make our government aware of this problem the faster the demise will happen.

    We need more grassroots stuff like this:
  2. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    Interesting updates on the fearless PI, Dwayne Scott Powell & his son, Daniel. Since my last dox, Daniel has taken his Facebook page down.

    "Powell’s Florida private investigator’s license is no longer active and he has relocated to Waynesboro, Tennessee, where he owns a restaurant"

    As confirmed by his former PI email:, Dwayne (now using the name of his son, Daniel) owns Bradley's Restaurant in Waynesboro. TN.

    000778106: Limited Liability Company - Domestic
    Name: Bradley's Restaurant LLC
    Status: Active
    Initial Filing Date: 11/13/2014
    Formed in: TENNESSEE
    Principal Office: 126 N HIGH ST, WAYNESBORO, TN 38485 USA
    Mailing Address: 126 N HIGH ST. WAYNESBORO, TN 38485 USA

    Agent Name: POWELL, DANIEL
    Agent Address: 126 N HIGH ST

    The restaurant Dwayne aka Daniel Powell purchased & re-opened in December 2014 may already be closed.

    He also owns this restaurant: Wagonwheel Cafe LLC - 000751050: Limited Liability Company - Domestic

    Status: Active
    Initial Filing Date: 03/16/2014
    Formed in: TENNESSEE
    Principal Office: 100 PUBLIC SQ E, WAYNESBORO, TN 38485-1009 USA
    Mailing Address: 100 PUBLIC SQ E, WAYNESBORO, TN 38485-1009 USA

    Agent Name: POWELL, DANIEL
    Agent Address: 100 PUBLIC SQ E
    WAYNESBORO, TN 38485-1009 USA

    This restaurant may also be closed.
  3. Intentionally Blank

    Intentionally Blank Scientology Widow

    mawena is absolutely correct. Email your legislators. There are a couple recent threads with language you can borrow if you don't know where to start. Follow up with a phone call. Follow up with a visit if you are able. Follow up again. If you're really gung ho, get some friends to go with you.

    And as long as you're poking around online for ways to bring down the cult, make sure you sign the white house petition -

    And then you might as well file a complaint with the IRS using Form 13909. I submitted mine today and posted here. Again, you can borrow the words and it will only take a few minutes.

    The way to get noticed is to make noise. The more of us who do so the better.

  4. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    Anyone know what ever became of these two people who were caught spying on David Miscavige?
  5. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Gold Meritorious Patron

    Do you mean spying on Ron Miscavige?
  6. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

  7. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Tampa Bay Times - A Scientology battle like no other: Miscavige versus Miscavige

    Article has new information. Read it all.

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    Though the church describes David Miscavige as a hands-on leader who pays attention to detail, it says he never ordered the surveillance. Scientology attorneys made that call on their own, the church says, for Ron's "own safety and well-being" and out of concern his famous name would expose him to harm.

    Ron Miscavige said he called to tell his son to "get these goons off me," but was told David wouldn't talk to him and didn't trust him. He said his daughters, who initially were in regular contact after he left the church, had stopped talking to him as well.

    He traveled to Clearwater to see them, but was told they wanted nothing to do with him.

    Ron Miscavige says he's another victim of Scientology's practice of "disconnection," in which members cut all communication with anyone seen as a church enemy, even family.

    "That was the point I thought to myself I've got to write a book … and expose this toxic policy of disconnection," he said. "It's a control mechanism, it's called leverage. And this is what's being done to Scientologists who dare to speak out or have any critical thoughts about the church or David."

    On its new website and in its letter to the Times, the church says the primary reason the daughters cut contact is that, against their wishes, Ron went to live with Ronnie, who they accuse of sexually abusing them when they were children.

    The website also showcases records of Ronnie's arrest in a 2012 prostitution sting while Ron and Becky were staying with him in Virginia. It criticizes Ron for leaving the arrest out of his book, and "cavorting with individuals hostile to the church" and its leader.

    The daughters say in their statement they would never betray David and want nothing to do with their dad. "We know what is right and moral, and what is evil. Evil is Ronald T. Miscavige. We reject him."

    The father contends his daughters spent holidays with Ronnie over the years, and that Denise encouraged him to live with Ronnie — statements denied by the church. He also says his daughters often bought him gifts and sought to spend time with him through the years.

    "All of a sudden I've changed into a horrible person and they will never talk to me again?" he asks. "There's something wrong with this picture, man."

    The church bristled at the suggestion that these divisions raise questions about Scientology's ability to strengthen family bonds. The notion is "ridiculous and insulting," Pouw, the church spokeswoman, said.

    She called Ron Miscavige a "black sheep," and said the other Miscaviges are a close-knit group that has "benefited greatly from Scientology."

    For now, a truce seems unlikely. The church continues to update with new photos, videos and stories. And Ron Miscavige says he plans to keep speaking out; he appeared last month in a new A&E series in which actor Leah Remini, a former Scientologist, takes the church to task.

    "I've lost my family," Ron Miscavige says. "Bad or good, I was the father that raised them. I think we've had a lot more good times than ever the bad times."

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