ALERT: Cult compromises human trafficking help group On August 11, “Leapfrog” posted to ESMB an e-mail Nancy Many has been sending out about a group that supposedly helps people for free, providing an attorney and social services if the people meet certain criteria, and that she couldn’t imagine that Sea Org or ex-SO members wouldn’t meet their criteria. Help and Assistance - Ex Scientologist Message Board I called Nancy because I’m ex-SO, am being subjected to ongoing crimes perpetrated by Scientology, and could certainly use some legal help. Nancy asked me some preliminary questions; like was I ever locked up inside the cult, which I was, was my correspondence ever censored, which it was, etc. She told me the group that could help is the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), and she gave me the number to call 888-539-2373. CAST LA In our conversation, I mentioned that Scientology, although a clear human trafficking cult, had been usurping the anti-human trafficking mantle, just as the cult, an egregious human rights abuser, had usurped the human rights mantle with its Youth for Human Rights front group. Nancy indicated she wasn’t aware of this but was sure that CAST was not associated with the cult in any way. Nancy said that CAST has a screening procedure where an interviewer will ask a bunch of questions and then, based on the information provided, refer the calling person to someone else in CAST, and that there are a couple of levels of clearance before the person meets anyone. She said that CAST operates quietly, off the grid, and doesn’t give out its addresses. After our call, I found a couple of Scientology’s anti-human rights pages and sent the following e-mail to Nancy: I then took a quick look at CAST’s site and found that one of its “coalition members” is Youth for Human Rights International. Coalition Members | CAST LA Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI): http://www.youthforhumanrights.org [Scientology link] YHRI is an operation of Scientology’s notorious Office of Special Affairs. Cult attorney Timothy Bowles, who has been involved in some of the rottenest human rights abuses, is or was its Executive Director. I also found that CAST Executive Director Kay Buck appears in OSA’s Freedom Mag. http://www.freedommag.org/english/vol36I2/page21.htm [Scientology link] In my opinion, it is completely wrong for any Scientology victim to contact CAST and give that organization one shred of information. The approach should be to expose CAST’s connection to and support for the human trafficking cult of Scientology, to warn everyone about this deception, and to do what is necessary to get CAST to sever its ties to Scientology and denounce the cult. Obviously there's more work to be done to identify more connections between Scientology, Scientologists and CAST. But what is here is enough to stop the op. Please get the word out to anyone who has contacted CAST or might be considering contacting this entity.