Why I Protest

Discussion in 'Scientology and Anonymous' started by DownWithTheNashvilleOrg, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. I haven't posted for a bit, and the reason why is because I've finally got someone dear to me out of Scientology. That is my girlfriend. She was sent from Chicago to Nashville in 2010 when she was 16 to work on staff at the Nashville org. When we met, she was so afraid to tell me that she worked there. I found it a bit odd, but wondered if Scientology was misunderstood. Then I did the research and heard her stories about the abuse she received. From ridiculous schedules with no pay to them verbally abusing her, they treated her like shit. Yet she didn't leave because she was afraid of family disconnection. She knew it was bullshit, but was too scared. Until they put her on a schedule so bad that she broke down. She left the cult less than a week ago, and she decided to tell her family to fuck off. We've received knocks from them and even threats to call the police, but we've stood our ground and now her family blocked her from Facebook. Even so, she doesn't regret her decision at all.
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  2. Found this outside our door. They're super serial.

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  3. meep meep Member

    Glad she is safe at last
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  4. [IMG]

    That's unbelievable bullshit. The cunts had better expect US!

  5. I can feel the passive-aggressiveness and butthurt oozing from that line. If only we could get a protest on such short notice.
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  6. What kind of hearing are they going to have?

    (group of people huddled in an org room)
    "Looks like she's gone."
    "Uh... yeah."
    "What should we do? ...Bob?"
    Bob: (face down on desk from lack of sleep, now startled awake) "...Huh?"
    "What are we going to do about her leaving?"
    "I don't know. Send a person to her house with a note or something."
    "We already tried that."
    "Call her phone."
    "I tried. It goes straight to a Rick Roll voicemail."
    "Well, this is not working, and we need someone to cover her post."
    "Oh no, I'm not doing that. That is not policy."
    "Make Bob cover her hours."
    Bob: (snoring sounds)
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  7. LOL, we changed her number. As I mentioned in the Exscn thread, her family posted on her timeline, claiming that she was missing, despite her posting on Facebook. They threatened to call the police with a missing person's report.
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  8. AuntAnonymous Member

    They're a bunch of dipshits. Hang in there and carry on.
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  9. Random guy Member

    Oh quit so!

    I read your thread over at ExScn. There's no shortage people who want to help you two. The Internet is a wonderful thing!

    Good luck to both of you!
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  10. Anonymous Member

    Absolutely thrilled that she has blown! We'd love to be there today to protest for her, but there just isn't any way to get it together. I've alerted the other Nashanons to her situation. We'll be keeping an eye on the org. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. She is not alone.

    To Nashville CC staffers reading this we will be watching you. Remember the last time you tried to get one of ours? The student you tried to recruit from Austin Peay? Didn't work did it? Won't this time either. Wanna play again?
    We're in.
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  11. Anonymous Member

    Always awesome to hear that someone did make it to escape the cult. Even for me, a person who never had any contact with CoS.

    Why don't she try to help her family escape, though? As a member of their family, she has more chance to help them.

    I wonder. Scilons sign those billion years contracts, right? Are they considered legit by US law? Do Scilons sue those who exit for breaking the contract?

    By far the most important invention of humanity.
  12. juche Member

    If there's anything we can do, just tell us. I have a pretty busy schedule these days, even on the weekends, but if we need to protest or you just want to get together for coffee to talk through this, Nixon and I can make time.
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  13. White Tara Global Moderator

    Awesome anons are awesome.
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  14. desudesuchan Member

    Make sure shes prepared, life on the outside is going to be completely different than life on the inside... especially given her job experience, or lack thereof.
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  15. Incredulicide Member

    I saw her post in the Exscn thread that she wasn't aware so many others had been through what she has.
    PLEASE show her the stories of the thousands of others that are each linked from
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  17. RightOn Member

    Another one out! Take that Scientology!!
    I am so happy to hear this news. Wonderful support overt at ESMB too!
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  18. Random guy Member

    She's just out, my guess is she need to get her bearing first.
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  20. anon8109 Member

    Parents who abandon children, refusing to have any contact with them, should be subject to criminal prosecution.

    I have nothing but utter contempt for such behavior, brainwashing notwithstanding.
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  22. amaX Member

    Congratulations on being free!

    Stay strong. Stay safe.
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  23. fishypants Moderator

    That's very interesting because it implies that the Celebrity Centre of Nashville were her employers, i.e. that she was not a volunteer, but rather that a legal employment relationship existed between her and the CC.

    • They refer to her failure to 'show up for work'.
    • If she were a volunteer then obviously she'd be able to quit whenever she wanted to with no repercussions.
    Now, employers in the USA have to pay their employees minimum wage.

    Since she was their employee, they should have been paying her minimum wage for the whole time that she was working there (or 'youth minimum wage' when she was under 20).

    Were they?

    If not, they may owe her quite a lot of backpay.

    Minimum wage factsheet:

    Where to report failure to pay minimum wage (by state):

    US national minimum wage helpline:
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  24. anon8109 Member

    Isn't there some sort of religious exemption for minimum wage for people doing "religious work"?
  25. This destroys my stats - in 2014 there only were people leaving with at least 30 years of Co$ experience.
    I see 3 possibilities:
    a. She lied to you about her age.
    b. She goes back, because my stats say it's nearly impossible she left with so years in. In 5 years, we could talk about it.
    c. Staying out of my stats, i.e. never speak out!
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  26. Wut.
  27. I have payment slips proving she was only making 20 a week for a job where she was doing over 45 a week.
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  28. I've done my homework. The contract, the bill, none of that shit is legally enforceable. There has been no case of a church suing for someone blowing. They'd be laughed out of court.
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  29. Easy calculation: In 2013 and 2014, of the 19 individuals leaving Co$, 95% had stayed "in" between 29 and 39 years.
    Supposed she started at age 16, your girlfriend is now between 45 and 55 years old, with a probability of 95%.
    Boy, if I where you, I'd really check her ID card ... ;)

    Hey, I'm happy she is out and wish you both the best.

  30. Dude, the email about her joining staff four years ago was leaked.
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  31. fishypants Moderator

    IIUC, ministers of religion are exempt from US minimum wage laws. Scientology claims that all Sea Org members are ministers of religion (although I would think this could be challenged).

    But (again, IIUC) this employee was not a member of the Sea Org - she was, rather, an employee of the Celebrity Centre - so there's no precedent (that I know of) for the religious exemption to apply to her.

    It could depend on the nature of the work she did.

    But IMO not much to lose by reporting it to the Dept of Labor, and potentially she might get a big cheque for backpay.


    BTW if you want a legal opinion on the minimum wage issue from a lawyer familiar with Scientology, then I'd suggest Scott Pilutik, contact details here:
    or here
  32. She was a supervisor.
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  33. Ogsonofgroo Member

    Great news for me mornin' coffee time! Congrats and all the very best to you both, may your journey be long and prosperous~ Cheers!
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  34. One hour until the SP declare. Get your party supplies ready.
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  35. Anonymous Member

    Wanna see if the world will end.

    It has been 13 minutes ago and we're still alive. What I do now with all this food and TP in my bunker.
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  36. It's Frieza. Five minutes is more like five hours.
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