The Would-Be Hubbard Biographer. Village Voice June 24, 2008.


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Posted by Tony Ortega at 11:30 AM, June 24, 2008

Maisonneuve, a magazine which likes people to think of it as Canada’s New Yorker, uncorked a nice piece this week about a British Columbia man named Gerry Armstrong.

To the folks who write about L. Ron Hubbard and the prank he played on the world—Scientology—Armstrong’s name is very familiar, although you usually hear it uttered in a certain way. As in, “Poor Gerry Armstrong,” with a solemn shake of the head.

Read Bruce Livesey’s entertaining piece to learn how Gerry went from a man so trusted by Hubbard the old coot authorized Armstrong to write his official biography, to a bankrupt, hounded target of Scientology harrassment who risks being arrested if he ever steps foot in the United States.

Also thread on enturb where Gerry Armstrong posts article.


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Thanks SallyDance

Thanks for posting this link - I'm amazed that the garbage that Gerry has had to endure has actually continued to occur THIS long! Gerry has been a bit of a hero to me by virtue of standing strong for his beliefs, but I didn't realize he is STILL a target! Note his attitude, though, when he says "Poor Gerry Armstrong here" - what a great guy! If good wishes can actually provide support to someone, well, he's got mine!

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