Scientology in Nashville: Events and Press releases

Discussion in 'USA - Central/Mountain' started by The Wrong Guy, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Would of been interesting to read if the article had taken into account all the past protests done at that org. I guess its too hard for all those ex's to discuss anything that isn't them.

    I forgot is Mike and Marty still selling off their own brand of Scientology fuck up or are they trying to replace the little Davey himself and run the original cult mind fuck?
  2. Marty is no longer practicing sci. At all.
    Rinder, I can't recall a "statement" but with his criticism, I can't imagine he subscribes to any of the tech. Someone please correct me if that is incorrect.
  3. amaX Member

    it's no secret chanology is being written out of the history of anti-scientology activism. believe it or not there were those of us who were saying this would happen back in 2008. you would have noticed it if you were here and were paying close attention.

    there are people who want the world to believe that it's just a fluke or a miracle that all of these exes are coming together at this time to speak out against scientology.

    how many of them do you see bring up the fact that Anonymous/Chanology activism made it possible for them to find the bravery to leave and speak out? there have been a few that have mentioned us in the past, but now you hear nothing about us.

    bless alex gibney for all he's done to the anti-sci movement, but the only mention of Anonymous/Chanology in the HBO doc Going Clear is at the very end when you see Anonymous v. scientology under tommy davis' mug on a CNN broadcast. and that segment wasn't about us at all.

    and wasn't it truly anonymous v. scientology? and don't we still work here 24 hours a day/7 days a week? yes and yes.

    the story of who and how that tom cruise video made it to the net is also being totally ignored and re-written in some camps...

    nick denton of gawker had the balls to tell the cult to go to hell when they threatened to sue him for leaving up the video. gawker is how a lot of us found that video and the path to chanology.

    many of us have felt the wrath of scientology's fair game policy, but the only time you'll see the media talk about it these days is when an ex or a journalist is being attacked. we don't matter because we don't have the media contacts behind us.

    as for the rinderburns? is there anyone out there who would be absolutely SHOCKED if those two stepped up to the plate to save the cult after miscavige absconds to a heavily guarded compound in south america with a fleawinds full of dough?
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  4. Hugh Bris Member

    Aren't those police motorcycles in the picture? Do off duty cops get to use their motorcycles?
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  5. amaX Member

    I don't know if they can use their motorcycles in Nashvegas, but you can hire a cop or a cop with a patrol car in Clearwater.
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  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    This strange story is related to the cult and Nashville.

    Councilwoman Erica Gilmore vs. Scene Over Scientology Tweet | Nashville Scene

    By Steven Hale, June 22, 2015

    Pith has been on the receiving end of an unpleasant phone call or two over the years, but rarely have they risen to the level of the tongue-lashing we got from Councilwoman Erica Gilmore Monday morning.

    On Saturday night, Pith noticed a tweet from Gilmore saluting the local branch of the Church of Scientology on an anniversary.

    "Congratulations to the Church of Scientology on 30 years. #scientology" read the tweet, which has since been deleted.

    That struck us as odd, especially from an eight-year council member who's currently running for an at-large seat. You don't see many politicians these days eager to link their names to the controversial church — especially after Alex Gibney's explosive HBO documentary Going Clear, which includes critical interviews with former members, paints Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard as dishonest and disturbed, and reports allegations of abuse against church higher-ups while detailing their famously aggressive tactics to silence critics and former members.

    My comment on Twitter consisted of a single word: "Huh."

    On Monday morning, Pith reached out to the District 19 councilwoman to ask about the tweet and why she deleted it. When she called back, a plainly furious Gilmore didn't want to talk about Twitter or deleted tweets or Scientology. Instead, she responded to the inquiry with wide-ranging criticism of her coverage in the Scene, in a largely one-way conversation that went on for 15 minutes.

    She cited a recent story by this reporter on the council's rejection of Mayor Karl Dean's three major capital projects — which had focused in part on Gilmore's initial support for (and then opposition to) plans for a relocated police headquarters in her district, and whether she had gone back on a deal made with the Dean administration. To Gilmore, this was an example of an unfair, "chauvinist" story from a reporter "operating from white male privilege."

    "The men don't get the same coverage," she said. "They can do everything, they can be obnoxious and they still get a good pat on the back for being a council member because that's the way guys are supposed to act."

    Of the tweet referencing her tweet, Gilmore said that "it was not objective at all." OK, that point Pith concedes — we couldn't hide our surprise at seeing a candidate for higher office giving a shout-out to the Church of Scientology. But that wasn't the extent of her concern.

    "It was really extreme," she said, later (wrongly) accusing Pith of retweeting "offensive responses" to her tweet. "Very extreme. And the level of intolerance concerns me here.”

    “You don’t know anything about the people here," she added. "What have you done? They’ve done things for the community.”

    When Pith referenced the allegations against the Church of Scientology, Gilmore suggested it was the same as other major religions.

    “There are legitimate questions about Christianity, there are legitimate questions about the flag, but just because a person has it you don’t go to the extreme," she said. "There are legitimate concerns about Muslims, but if people associate with them you don’t do the whole to the part. That’s not logical. That’s crazy.”

    After all that, we still don't know much about Gilmore's evening at the Church of Scientology. Asked if she wanted to provide any context for her tweet and the event she was apparently attending, she declined.

    "It doesn't make a difference because you can't see my point of view, you don't understand, and I think it's a certain privilege that you get to operate from," she said. "So it's not going to be beneficial."

    Source, and open comments:

    The tweet is mentioned several times in this search:
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  7. The Wrong Guy Member

    Nashville Church of Scientology Announces Panel Discussion for Peace Day

    The Nashville Church of Scientology supports initiatives to make human rights a reality for all. On September 21st, the church will host a panel discussion to this goal.

    International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/37, the United Nations General Assembly declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. So it is that the Nashville Church of Scientology will hold a panel discussion aimed at raising awareness of and increased work toward these goals on this day.

    The event is titled “Exposing the Hidden World of Human Trafficking,” and will bring together organizations that work day in and day out on eradicating the problem. Clemmie Greenlee, Founder of the Nashville Peacemakers, and Allasone Lita G., CEO and Founder of All Is One, will be featured speakers and panelists, with additional panelists to be announced.

    The Church of Scientology is hosting the discussion because of its dedication to making human rights a reality. Throughout the church’s creed, it is clear the level of dedication founder L. Ron Hubbard had to basic human rights. In fact, the creed begins: “We of the Church believe that all men of whatever race, color or creed were created with equal rights.”

    The Church works with Youth for Human Rights to bring human rights education to young people. Youth for Human Rights has a vast program designed to raise awareness and respect for human rights by educating the population and simultaneously persuading governments to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    The Youth for Human Rights program includes booklets on What Are Human Rights? and the Story of Human Rights, the Story of Human Rights short film and the 30 public service announcements which illustrate each of the points to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Further, the complete education package contains all of these things plus a complete curriculum that educators can use in classrooms. All materials are available to educators through, where they will also find an interactive learning center.

    The Church of Scientology welcomes individuals and groups to its Open House and panel discussion on International Day of Peace, Sept 21st at 1130 8th Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit [cult link removed].


    I wonder how many who read that press release looked at some of these search results:"human trafficking" Scientology
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  8. RightOn Member

    "to make human rights a reality for all."

    just not for its members, Sea Orgers, staff or critics.

    "throughout the church’s creed, it is clear the level of dedication founder L. Ron Hubbard had to basic human rights. In fact, the creed begins:
    “We of the Church believe that all men of whatever race, color or creed were created with equal rights.”


    "get a nigger to scrub your floors, that's what they are born for"

    "hello you hat"

    "all gays should be taken from society and institutionalized"

    "we don't find any critics without a criminal past"

    "A Chinaman can not live up to a thing, he always drags it down.
    They smell of all the baths they didn’t take.
    The trouble with China is, there are too many chinks here"

    "“The South African native is probably the one impossible person to train in the entire world; he is probably impossible by any human standard.”

    "“One of the reasons they [the Japanese] have bad eyesight is probably these microscopic characters [furigana] which have many lines and strokes to them.& We wonder why they went mad and bombed Pearl Harbor when they knew they couldn’t win. That [the Japanese language] would be a reason.”

    "“He’s [the Arab] been going crazy steadily and gradually ever since he lost the early very fertile basins of the Middle East. He’s been going crazy ever since he failed to learn wheat farming and brought about the erosion of all of the fertile areas of the Middle East.
    This race has been going for a very, very long time and has been eating death for a very long time and it is death.”

    there is much more, but I think that is enough
    Wonder why these quotes aren't in COS pamphlets! LOL!!!!
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  9. The Wrong Guy Member

    For some contrast to the cult's propaganda, here's an excerpt from an article published today:

    Scenes from the increasingly desperate straits Scientology finds itself in

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker

    ...we received a report from a reader who’s been keeping an eye on just one of Scientology’s “Ideal Orgs” that are supposed to symbolize the church’s expansion. It’s in Nashville. Here’s what our tipster sent us, along with a couple of photographs:

    In the past few months, we have driven past Celebrity Centre Nashville quite a few times, on various days at different times. This last time, a Friday in August, was no different than the other times we had seen so we decided to take some photos. We counted a total of eight cars in the parking lot, which seems to be the norm over there. This not only means that the public auditing and training rooms are near empty, but the staff is small, as well. This is an Ideal Org, that David Miscavage opened himself in 2009 (see picture, above). It won the birthday game in 2010, which means it was the fastest-growing Scientology organization of its class in the entire world. According to Miscavige, this org was supposed to change the city. It was supposed to have a large staff of over 150, who were well-paid. After the millions of dollars raised to fund this building, it sits today with no more cars in the parking lot than it did when it was back in the crappy little run-down “non-ideal” org a few blocks away. Additionally, this org is run by Sea Org members, not local Nashville Scientologists. They don’t even have enough staff to replace the “temporary” team, which has been there for six years now. Driving through the city, I tried to find any sort of Scientology presence. I found no billboards, no prominent ads, no fliers on any bulletin boards, nothing. After days of looking, I only found two items: a tiny pink ad next to the divorce attorney in the back of a magazine, and an old book at a used bookstore.


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  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    Wow. Here we go again.

    Scientology Celebrates 31 Years of Helping Nashville

    Parishioners and community and faith leaders gathered at the Church of Scientology to mark 31 years of service to Tennessee.

    ​​​The Nashville Church of Scientology celebrated 31 years in Music City with an anniversary gala attended by parishioners and community partners. It was an acknowledgment of the Church’s many accomplishments and tremendous growth, particularly since its April 2009 dedication as an Ideal Scientology Organization.


    On a global scale, the Church of Scientology has enjoyed greater expansion during the past decade than in the previous 50 years combined. All the while, Church-supported humanitarian and social betterment programs have positively impacted hundreds of millions of lives.

    In Nashville, the Church has seen thousands of people entering its doors for the first time since moving into the Fall School Building seven years ago.

    [No word on whether any of them ever went back.]
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  11. Trouble sleeping?

    Ideal Org. Snoozefest in Nashville.........
  12. JohnnyRUClear Member

  13. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientologist, pastor say make friends, not division | The Tennessean

    The Rev. Brian Fesler, of the Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre Nashville, and the Rev. Enoch Fuzz, of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, hope at least 100 people show up to their International Day of Friendship celebration and be intentional about creating relationships.
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  14. snippy Member

    Doesn't sound like there is any free food at all.
  15. RightOn Member

    even the brainwash isn't free.
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