Are Scientology's Ideal Orgs 'Islands of Sanity'? No, Says Former Scientologist Paulien Lombard

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Under Construction: OC Ideal Org
Scientologists in Orange County continue to move forward with the transformation of the former Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center at the corner of Sycamore and Fifth streets into an Ideal Org.

According to the website OCideal.org, L. Ron Hubbard envisioned Ideal Orgs as "islands of sanity, expanding, spreading help and calming the environment until we can truly call this a Golden Age again."

You can help usher in the Golden Age with donations ranging from $10 to $1,000, according to the website. And why not? The website says Scientology "is the only game in which everybody wins. It's the kind of game we like to play. You can play too!" 

But former Scientologists say the church is anything but sane. Remember Paulien Lombard, the ex-Scientologist who told us her tales of spying against those hostile to the church? 

She spoke at this week's Santa Ana City Council meeting, issuing warnings about Scientology, saying the Ideal Org is scheduled to open on April 28. (I contacted Karin Pouw, church spokeswoman, about the grand opening, and she said when the church opens the Ideal Org, it will let everybody concerned know about it, including the media.)

Lombard told the council she left the church when she found out about physical abuse at the top of the organization. 

"They do a lot to make the bad abuses in this organization stop from coming out," she said. 

Lombard gave a recap of her time in Scientology and asked the council if they had been invited to the grand opening. They said they hadn't yet received invitations. 

Here's the clip: 

 

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RadioPaul1
RadioPaul1

I called the Deputy Chief of Police and he told me he is totally on board with the Scientology Anti Drug program. He said there were no front group names on the materials. I find that worse, promoting  Anti Drug materials that can’t be sourced? People do need to contact the city council and ask that they direct the police Dpt to not hand out cult materials.

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

Thank you, Paulien Lombard. Thank you, Josh Dulaney and the OC Weekly. Keep up the good work.

NG Coot
NG Coot

I did work for these scientologist creeps once - they said that they were not going to pay my legitimate bill, just because they didn't want to.  No reason given other than they just didn't want to pay - they didn't have to pay because they are fuckin' scientologists.  I sued their fuckin' ass - they paid.

NG Coot
NG Coot

It took this Lombard chick thirty (30) fuckin' years to figure out the scientology is fucked???

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

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Keep your chin-up high, Paulien. You are doing an amazing thing you should be proud. I loved your video, well spoken and to the point. You look strong, healthy and beautiful.

God Bless you and your family.

Greta Busby
Greta Busby

Paulien is a meaningless hate monger who does not even get the easiest dates right. The new Church of Scientology Orange County is built by their members, one step at a time, and will be opened when ready. The two people who will not be invited, for sure, are Josh and Paulien.

Buttercup
Buttercup

My God these people are fricking screwballs and dangerous to boot.

Germany does not allow Scientology "Churches" anymore and threw them out of the country for being a cult...sounds good to me.

Mimi The Great
Mimi The Great

Any "game" that takes away from my shoe fund is a game I won't be playing! Lombard is lovely, I adore her spirit!

SFF
SFF

Josh, does Karin Pouw respond by phone or only by e-mail?

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

 "is the only game in which everybody wins."

What about the psychiatrists?  Do they win too?Oh yah, by the way, is Xenu going to be at the Grand Opening?

xenubarb
xenubarb

 Inside Scientology, it is a High Crime to take another Scientologist to court. You are "encouraged" to use their internal justice system.

The funny thing is, I guess they forget that sometimes when dealing with wogs, aka non-Scientologists. Wogs have no such constraints and they will sue.

Eevey Tyler
Eevey Tyler

Hey, look Scientology is a manipulative and crafty and tells you what they know they want to hear, so basically back off.

batboy
batboy

anal cavite search at the compound tonight little dave first only parkay

xenubarb
xenubarb

 Louis Garcia had a lot to say about the OC Ideal Org. I don't think he'll be invited either.

GarryS
GarryS

 I'm sure you & your 50 other sock puppets will be invited, Louanne.

hornswoggled
hornswoggled

 ..I bet old Louie Farrakhan and His Merry Band of Hate Mongering Ministers Gets the VIP treatment at the  OC Org If they were to Show Up!

   All that top notch Auditing Louie Farrakhan Is receiving..and hes still ranting like a genocidal maniac! 

 Scientology working its magic!..

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

Great, *cough* OSA. Do you know how silly and mature you sound making this statement: "The two people who will not be invited, for sure, are Josh and Paulien."

OMG, OMG!!! Josh and Paulien are not invited, lol! You act like this is the high school prom or something? Na, na, na, they aren't invited boo hoo on them because they are hate mongers and are telling the truth. You hate them so much you want to go through their trash, don't you? Baaahaaa!

SP ''Onage
SP ''Onage

If anyone knows how scientology works it's Paulien. You can dead agent her all you want liar, but the truth is she once was a OSA operative. Your secret undercover scientology spy. Why do you continue to lie? The truth is out and you keep lying, what is the matter with you?

Please for once tell the truth or check yourself into mental heath to get help because you are a habitual liar and are delusional. Poor thing, I pity you. Open your eyes before it's to late.

hornswoggled
hornswoggled

Scientology's Toadie Louis Farrakhan Is a Hate Monger.,I guess you support that kind of HATEYep Scientology and  Scientologist alignsthemselves with bigoted anti-semitic Hate Mongers.. Pot Meet Kettle

Mimi The Great
Mimi The Great

I think it's simply adorable that you defend a cult that has harassed my best friend and disconnected her from her children. Does it make you feel proud to waste your humanity and compassion on the bidding of this pseudo church?

I'm curious, do you have children in this cult? Surely, you wouldn't have been in the sea org or you would've been forced to have an abortion. Or are your children indoctrinated into this ecclesiastical bullshit as well?

NCSP
NCSP

Yup, the buildings are paid for by the members but owned by the Church, which then charges the Org rent. It's a great little scam.

Greta Busby
Greta Busby

False. There are no restrictions for Scientology in Germany and there never have been any. You are lying, why?

Guest
Guest

I've never seen Karin Pouw or Davey Miscavage in the same room.  They could be one and the same.  On the other hand...Karin is now in RPF and Davey is using her stationery.

Xenu
Xenu

 The spokesclam death watch is a slow-moving sport, but fascinating just the same.  Can she take a punch like Tommy, or serve out a life without parole sentence like Heber?  Or will she blow like Rinder?

/popcorn

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

Mature = immature

Josh, please keep reporting on these faux religious clowns. I need my daily dose of comedy. The way scientology is going down the swirling, clogged septic tank right now, there should be plenty to write about. :-P

Mimi The Great
Mimi The Great

They choose their hate by race and sexual orientations!

xenubarb
xenubarb

 It's a common misconception that Scientology is banned in France and Germany. Germany does monitor them, and France convicted Scientology, Inc. of fraud, but neither country has banned them.

Gavino Idda
Gavino Idda

 Scientology comes with a warning Label..my German Is rusty but it reads ..deceptive,manipulative,lying bad cult bad...

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

Russia has ban L. Ron Hubbards books do you even know that? Do you know they raided your org or are you going to lie about that? NarCONon has been shut down in Canada and please don't say NarCONon is not affiliated with scientology because even Tom Cruise admitted NarCONon was apart of scientology.

Scientologists were convicted in France for fraud and Jan Eastgate has been covering up pedophilia within your church in Australia. Jesus, I could go on and on about the crimes and cover ups in scientology. Start telling the truth because you may eventually end up in jail or testifying in a court of law.

It's time to hold your church accountable because the world in watching and people are coming forward everyday because they want justice.

Learn to love your fellow man and not his money.

Gavino Idda
Gavino Idda

 so what your saying Is ...all the boohooing to the State Department by John Travolta about the Germans being meanies and restricting Scientology Rights Is a Lie.

why should anyone Believe you...

GarryS
GarryS

 Hey!  Stop being so mean to Karin.  The Demented Dwarf has threatened to prevent her from enjoying her 3-packs a day Camel Lights if she doesn't work her buns off lying & spreading propaganda about the beloved cult.  Threatening to take away someone's cancer sticks?  That's torture.

SFF
SFF

Since she took over from Tommy Boy, I have seen nothing to indicate that Karin Pouw has ever spoken to a journalist, either in person or on the phone. All contact appears to be in the form of written statements.

I'd be interested to learn if Josh has actually gotten to talk to her.

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