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  •  Paul Haggis' story, an ex-Scientology member... (12+ / 0-)

    ... is the subject of lengthy article in The New Yorker;

    THE APOSTATE Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.

    Whitehill and Valerie Venegas, the lead agent on the case, also interviewed former Sea Org members in California. One of them was Gary Morehead, who had been the head of security at the Gold Base; he left the church in 1996. In February, 2010, he spoke to Whitehill and told her that he had developed a “blow drill” to track down Sea Org members who left Gold Base. “We got wickedly good at it,” he says. In thirteen years, he estimates, he and his security team brought more than a hundred Sea Org members back to the base. When emotional, spiritual, or psychological pressure failed to work, Morehead says, physical force was sometimes used to bring escapees back. (The church says that blow drills do not exist.)
    The article does not pull punches.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:43:33 AM PST

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