Ex-Scientologist to Garden Grove Mayor: Do Your Research Before the Grip-n-Grin

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Politicos beware: if you're ever caught glad-handing the Church of Scientology, one of its former members will pay you a visit at a public meeting and give you the verbal version of "Scientology for Dummies."

Paulien Lombard, the former Scientologist who used to spy for church, is continuing her relentless campaign to spread the word about the abuses she says members of the organization suffer at the hands of their leaders. Her latest tour stop was at a Garden Grove City Council meeting.

Video after the jump...


Lombard addressed Garden Grove Mayor William Dalton over comments he reportedly made at Scientology's Ideal Org grand opening earlier this month, where he reportedly compared the work of Scientologists to that of labor activist Cesar Chavez.

Faithful readers will recall that the Weekly got the swift boot from the June 2 event in downtown Santa Ana, but the church was kind enough to send out a press release with supposed quotes from public officials in attendance.

According to the press release, Dalton said:

"One of our greatest champions of education in California and the nation, Cesar Chavez, once said, 'The end of all education should surely be service to others.' You are all fantastic examples of Cesar Chavez's ideals in action. Because you all put what you have learned, and what you know, right back into the community."

The ever-vigilant Lombard wouldn't the comments slide. At the June 12 council meeting, she said many members have left Scientology "due to the violent nature of the leader, David Miscavige," and urged Dalton to do better research.

Here's hoping Dalton also reads staff reports from city departments.





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Sid
Sid

That's the problem Mark - government officials are given the red carpet treatment by Scientology and they often bring in celebs to shmooze with them. Put on top of that the expensive video productions they put together of smiling happy people, laden with twisted statistics which make it sound as though Scientology is saving the world. And of course, the Scientologists they meet are probably really nice people who genuinely believe they are doing the right thing. It's easy to see why a busy, perhaps older mayor who does not spend much time on the Internet might suddenly find himself shaking hands with David Miscavige. I would hope though, that when someone like Paulien takes the time and courage to stand before them and point out that they might have been misled, that they would take some time to check out some facts.

Xenutastic
Xenutastic

Sorry, "protest."  Me and my sausage fingers!

Xenutastic
Xenutastic

Three people exercising their rights to free speech to proteset an abusive cult?  I guess in your book, that qualifies as "weird."  God forbid anyone actually uses the first amendment in this country, lest they appear the least bit nonconformist to you. 

Sanddancer
Sanddancer

Funnier is the paranoia the church has about those groups of "3 weirdos." Look into the efforts the cult has placed into harassing those that dare to be critical, such as the Squirrel Busters, and the antics of private investigator Dave Lubow. If these people are such weirdos, why does the church spend so much money into trying to scare them into silence?

Ron
Ron

 Three protestors demonstrating against the weirdo "church", LOL

Ron
Ron

When you were running things at the RTC, did you ever use Garden Grove for anything? I'm just wondering if they have a long history of Scientology Inc cooperation.

Stanolie
Stanolie

3 weirdos demonstrating against the church, LOL

DeckardCain
DeckardCain

No one really addresses Scientology's crimes (like you mention in your post) and how the charlatan Hubbard cobbled together the tech to create a cult and rip people off.  Instead we have new charlatans like Marty Rathbun, who try to blame it all on David Miscavige instead of seeing how the tech is dangerous, and it is an offshoot of mind control techniques masked as malignant behavior modification practices. The tech is known to lead to psychotic breaks, to which even the most noble-intentions of the Independent Scientologist crowd are not able to properly address or treat.  Scientology teaches the auditor to quickly dump a student that exhibits psychotic behaviors, which is the absolute worst outcome for the Tech victim.   Scientology technology is dangerous, whether inside our outside the barricaded walls of an Org.  Rathbun is simply another con man who sadly deludes those that need the most professional help.

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin

It must be horrible to be set up or be falsely accused in someones death. Also must be terrible to be followed and harassed. Terrible terrible things amidst scientology has happened from when it started from dianetics. Tragedy and countless preventable deaths. Terrible, terrible

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