Go Fund Me for Stop Scientology Disconnection Billboard on Hollywood Boulevard

oneonewasaracecar

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Maybe this by Tony Ortega helped shame the LA Times into putting the billboard story on their website:

"The Los Angeles Times, meanwhile, had done legendary work exposing Scientology in the 1990s, and even as late as 2005 it did a major piece on David Miscavige and the Int Base. But since then, the newspaper has shown almost no curiosity about the church’s controversies in its own backyard. The L.A. Times has still, for example, not written anything about the Los Angeles billboard about Scientology disconnection that has garnered so much interest by other news organizations around the world. "

4-21-16: http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/21/ho...logy-leader-david-miscaviges-worst-nightmare/

Nice one, Tony.
 

CommunicatorIC

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Re: 'We won't stop fighting': Parents use billboard to reach children inside Scientol

The Washington Post article has been republished in the Chicago Tribune, MSN, the Tampa Bay Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Portland Press Herald, and now the Columbia Daily Tribune:

http://www.columbiatribune.com/arts...cle_652feb72-3247-5732-b9f6-15447520412a.html
The Washington Post article has been republished in the Chicago Tribune, MSN, the Tampa Bay Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Portland Press Herald, the Columbia Daily Tribune and now the Sentinel Source:

http://www.sentinelsource.com/featu...cle_90dda7b7-ec92-5e46-b4e5-13649a806b20.html
 

CommunicatorIC

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For Kara Landry

For Kara Landry.

https://www.gofundme.com/reconnectingfamily

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Tony Ortega tells the Kara Landry Scientology Disconnection story:

Scientologists Say the Darndest Things In Their Disconnection Letters

http://tonyortega.org/2013/08/16/sc...rndest-things-in-their-disconnection-letters/
 

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Stop Scientology Disconnection Billboard Project Update No. 11

Stop Scientology Disconnection Billboard Project Update No. 11.

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UPDATE #11 10 HOURS AGO

Billboard Update:

Okay, we've got the next block of time secured and paid for. There was a bit of a scheduling thing but we've resolved it and are moving ahead.

The billboard was previously paid up through to the end of May. This was done some weeks ago.

Since then we were working on the fundraising to get the billboard secured up through the end of August but didn't quite make our goal. So, as it stands at this point we'll have a gap from the end of May through to July 18th, after which time we get our spot back. It's booked out to someone else during that gap (no, not Scientology).

As of today we've got the Echo Park billboard space secured from July 18th, through August 28th. I will keep it up as long as we have funds and the billboard space is available.

-Phil

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Stop Scientology Disconnection - Call Me from Scientology Media Productions

Stop Scientology Disconnection - Call Me from Scientology Media Productions.

From Tony Ortega:

http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/01/sc...s-and-more-in-our-weekly-social-media-review/

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Scientology Media Productions update from the scene

Phil Jones dropped by SMP and gave us this update…

“SMP at 9 am is pretty quiet. Security was on us in 2 minutes. We’ll check back later on.”

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CommunicatorIC

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YouTube: The Stop Scientology Disconnection Billboard in action

YouTube: The Stop Scientology Disconnection Billboard in action.

[video=youtube;FamSS0Wc_ks]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FamSS0Wc_ks[/video]

"To my loved one in scientology... call me"

Fred Haseney

Published on May 3, 2016


Billboard courtesy Phil and Willie Jones, parents of adult children who are in scientology. To those children: please call home. Video taken at 1:44 PM, on Tuesday afternoon, May 3, 2016, at 1631 Glendale Blvd., in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit:

http://StopScientologyDisconnection.com
http://laist.com/2016/04/05/scientolo...
http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/04/the-...
https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/2016...

 

CommunicatorIC

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Stop Scientology Disconnection Tour at Scientology PAC Base in Los Angeles, CA

Stop Scientology Disconnection Tour at Scientology PAC Base in Los Angeles, CA.

[video=youtube;fizw5uKNLVs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fizw5uKNLVs[/video]

Tony Ortega has an article with photographs up on this:

Phil and Willie’s excellent adventure: Taking on Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy in L.A.

http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/10/ph...g-on-scientologys-disconnection-policy-in-la/

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[Diners at the Pacific Grill on L. Ron Hubbard Way get a look at the sign on Phil and Willie’s car.]

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[After Scientology hustled people inside to avoid Phil and Willie, some were caught outside the AOLA lockdown.]

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Willie Jones added the comment:

http://tonyortega.org/2016/05/10/ph...isconnection-policy-in-la/#comment-2669152063

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Willie Jones • 3 hours ago

Yesterday when we we did the slow drive to promote reconnection of families, some of the staff seemed genuinely interested in what our message was. I feel for them because I am pretty certain they will be grilled about what they saw and how they feel about it. If there is any waivering, I am sure they will end up in ethics to be handled to the unth degree until they come to the conclusion "per policy", that we are evil SPs, to give up their own crimes and not to look anymore! Having a disagreement, even a slight one, is a huge no no! So sad.

I am still holding out for a happy ending for all! To those still in who cannot communicate to family and friends, there are arms wide open just waiting to shower you with love, caring and understanding. Soon....

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CommunicatorIC

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"Call Me" Protest—Scientology PAC Base—Los Angeles—June 8, 2016.

"Call Me" Protest—Scientology PAC Base—Los Angeles—June 8, 2016.

I decided to put general "Call Me" anti-Scientology disconnection protest news in this thread unless it involves an planned, dated major protest.

Call Me" Protest—PAC Base—Los Angeles—June 8, 2016

[video=youtube;aLsksN6o7ok]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLsksN6o7ok[/video]

Fred Haseney

Published on Jun 8, 2016

This is Photojournalist Fred G. Haseney with his eye on scientology. For today’s video, I’m reporting from the Pacific Area Command Base (“PAC Base” or “Big Blue”), the so-called "church" of scientology’s West Coast headquarters, in Los Angeles.

In April 2016, ex-scientologists Phil and Willie Jones posted a billboard on Glendale Blvd., in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles. That billboard is a message of love to their adult children still trapped in scientology: "to my loved one in scientology... call me."

Later that month, smaller versions of the "call me" sign were created: one with a magnetic backing, easily affixed to the side of a car; the other with a corrugated backing, easily to carry while walking. Within a very short period of time, scientology called the police on me as I walked about PAC Base, peacefully protesting their toxic practice of "disconnection, as I carried the "call me" sign" Then scientology secretly followed me and even tried to make life unpleasant when they approached the manager of where I live in an attempt to get him to "handle" me. Soon, lies and rumors about me were circulated among PAC Security.

Meanwhile, we continued protesting by foot and by car at various scientology events, including the 66th anniversary of dianetics as well as the Grand Opening of Scientology Media Productions.

Today I walked up and down L. Ron Hubbard Way, carrying a "call me" sign. I didn't do anything but walk slowly and offer the sign to scientologists and Sea Org members alike to read. As soon as I turned the corner from Sunset onto LRH Way, two Sea Org members doubled back onto the street and notified security. Soon, three PAC Security Guards were circling me on bicycles; staff turned away when they saw the extracurricular activity; and PAC Security Guard Odo G. Huber arrived, silently, with Everio, a JVC Camcorder designed specifically to capture the moment.

is the world watching this? Do they wonder what makes scientology collectively shake in its boots? One word: love.
 

CommunicatorIC

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Another day, another Stop Scientology Disconnection protest -- with video

Another day, another Stop Scientology Disconnection protest -- with video.

Jenny at LAX: The Church of Scientology International is a Suppressive Group

https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/20...ntology-international-is-a-suppressive-group/

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This is Photojournalist Fred G. Haseney with his eye on scientology. Today, I’m reporting from the Pacific Area Command Base (“PAC Base” or “Big Blue”), the so-called “church” of scientology’s West Coast headquarters. Today, Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker posted the Suppressive Person (“SP”) declare of Dani and Tami Lemberger (“There’s nothing quite like when Scientology cancels your superhuman powers with a ‘declare’“, June 9, 2016). For this blog, I’m going to give my two cents regarding that SP Declare, interspersed with photos and videos taken today (Thursday) at PAC Base, before 2:00 PM.

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Photo Caption: Across from LA Org is a statue of Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, which oversees scientology’s activities along LRH Way. The home owner replenishes the flowers often with donations from the neighborhood.

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Photo Caption: Despite the protection afforded by the Virign Mary statue, someone (or someones) have been accused of various wrong doings against the homeowner as noted in this sign on the fence to the north of that statue. The sign reads: “Was threatened ‘to get off the street or else.'” “I am getting the ‘or else’s.'” “Hit and run.” “Set up the Lie Detector machine. I will happily go on it.” “Mercury poisoning by OT 8 Bruce Set.” “Theft, break-in in garage. Took everything valuable.” (Shades of what happened recently to an ex-scientologist, Joyce, who is also homeless).” “Phone tapping and more.”

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Videos:

[video=youtube;mAOSzZTsq2o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAOSzZTsq2o[/video]

[video=youtube;H3lUn8y2nAM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3lUn8y2nAM[/video]

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Stop Scientology Disconnection “Call Me” Protest—Hollywood

Stop Scientology Disconnection “Call Me” Protest—Hollywood.

Jenny at LAX: “Call Me” Protest—Hollywood

https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/call-me-protest-hollywood/

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This is Photojournalist Fred G. Haseney with his eye on scientology. Normally, I report from the Pacific Area Command Base (“PAC Base” or “Big Blue”), the so-called “church” of scientology’s West Coast headquarters, located on L. Ron Hubbard Way (“LRH Way”). Today, however, I’m reporting from scientology’s Information Center, located at 6724 Hollywood Blvd., in the heart of Hollywood.

Phil and Willie Jones have made famous a message of love to their adult children still trapped in scientology: “to my loved one in scientology… call me.” Originally posted billboard-sized on Glendale Blvd., in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles, it now comes in various forms: the “call me” sign I carried has a corrugated back which is excellent for clipping a mini-camcorder.

A “call me” protest is a peaceful demonstration against scientology’s toxic practice of “disconnection.” Disconnection, like shunning and excommunication, breaks up families, destroys friendships and can even get someone fired if they work for a scientologist. Phil and Willie used to be scientologists, but are now speaking out against them. In doing so, their adult children, still trapped in scientology, have been forced to cut all ties with their mom and dad.

[video=youtube;Pu3XRAbR0FY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu3XRAbR0FY[/video]

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Photo Caption: In this composite of four different photos, you may get an idea as to the extent which scientology will go in order to document the actions of a peaceful protester. In the first picture, the SG captures a photo (or video) of me as I stand in front of the IC; in the fourth picture, he takes another picture of me, but this time, I’m across the street. In the second photo, he’s moved a few feet west of the IC’s front doors. For the third picture, he crossed the street and is standing on the north side of Hollywood Blvd. In fact, as I prepared to leave for the day and waited for transportation at Hollywood and Highland (which is a block away from the IC), I just happened to look in the IC’s direction and actually caught the Sea Org Security Guard about 60 feet away from me. He even tried to duck out of sight.

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Free to shine

Shiny & Free
‘Call Me’ says their billboard — and their daughter in Scientology did just that
Phil and Willie have said that they don’t care if their children want to continue their involvement in Scientology, they just want to be a family again. They were motivated to put up billboards in multiple locations, they say, because so many families have been ripped apart by the policy.

But as they were preparing to make the long drive to Florida last week, Phil contacted us with some pretty startling news.

“Emily called,” he told us.

This took place after Emily had written a harsh letter to the Tampa Bay Times, accusing her parents of being deadbeats who were trying to use their opposition to the church in order to make money. Phil denied those allegations, and Willie gave us a response to her daughter for us to publish. And then, on Friday, they heard from Emily herself, the first phone call they had received from her in several years.

http://tonyortega.org/2016/07/19/ca...-their-daughter-in-scientology-did-just-that/

Well Emily called, so sad that the outcome was so predictable. Hopefully it created a crack in her bubble talking to her parents.
 

Margaret

Patron
I hope that the children do start to get back in contact with their parents.
It is truly awful how Scn rips apart families :angry:
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I think the poster idea was great though and perhaps as it worked - somewhat- should be used by others, perhaps eventually that will make Scn stop the disconnection policy if every time they do it people kick up such a stink.
 

Gizmo

Rabble Rouser
It is so deeply satisfying to see a good idea come to fruition & spread.

Once again, here is a wonderful idea that very nicely helps tear the cult apart.

Good people abound in this bringing the cult down.

Keep up the good works !
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
New effort for billboard about Scientology disconnection

From the Underground Bunker.

Phil and Willie Jones launch a new effort for billboard about Scientology disconnection


Phil and Willie are back! After putting up billboards that call attention to Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy in Los Angeles and Largo, Florida last year, Phil and Willie Jones say they’re launching a new effort to get their billboard put up again in L.A. And that’s where you come in.

This morning, Phil has launched a new gofundme page to raise money for a new run of the “Call Me” billboard. His goal is $10,000, which will keep the billboard up for about three months. And given the media interest for Scientology right now, we have a feeling that another billboard launch will get some attention.
http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/07/ph...d-about-scientology-disconnection/#more-36801
 

GE cmdr

Patron with Honors
Re: New effort for billboard about Scientology disconnection



I can almost hear the conversation going on when this thing goes up.

CO OSA: City Council! You need to take this down , it infringes on my religious freedom. Scientology is a bona fide religion and this is an outright attack on all our freedoms! The C of S is a cornerstone of the community and everyone loves it, crime has gone down because we are here.

City Council:Sorry, they paid and are within their rights. By the way, could you guys stop distributing those "Tony Ortega fucks children" flyers all over town?
 
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