Scientology: Drug Education

The Church of Scientology International is encouraging parents to give their tweens and teens a new kind of stocking stuffer this Holiday season—and its free. It’s a packet of drug education booklets that kids actually like, called “The Truth About Drugs.” Made in a youth friendly, pocket-sized format the booklets provide straight forward facts from national and international sources and meet head on the problem of how to talk to kids about drugs.

A community drug education and prevention activist for more than 20 years, the Church helps support the publication and distribution of the drug-free packets. “Drugs are at the root of many of the problems we face today,” said Wendy Beccaccini, the Say No to Drugs Programs Coordinator of the Church of Scientology International. “Arming kids with relevant facts about drugs isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s a vital part of keeping them happy and healthy.”

The Truth About Drugs packet contains a series of booklets on the most commonly abused drugs: alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, ecstasy, cocaine and crack cocaine, prescription drug abuse, methamphetamine, heroin and LSD.

Nineteen year-old Nick Mauser, the Youth President of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, the non-profit secular organization that publishes the booklets, says they debunk what kids hear on the street about drugs. “If you don’t know better, when someone tells you a drug will make you cool, help you forget your problems or make you one of the guys, it might seem worth the risk,” said Mauser. “That’s why informative drug education is vital and why these booklets are straight talk—things that pushers and others who want you to do drugs don’t say,” said Mauser.

“Teens like these booklets because they don’t just tell you to say ‘no’,” said Mauser. “They say what each drug does with real stories from people who have been there -- its not preaching but the facts.”

To get a free Truth About Drugs packet, contact your local Church of Scientology, or order them online at

Scientology Volunteers in India

Nearly four years since the Indian Ocean tsunami crashed onto the shore of southeastern India, work continues to rebuild the region itself and the lives of those who survived. Key players in this phase of recovery are the Scientology Volunteer Ministers.

Within days of the tsunami, Scientology Volunteer Ministers arrived in the region from all over the world to work with the search and rescue personnel and provide help to those who lost loved ones, homes and property. And when others returned home, a group of French Scientologists stayed on and made Pondicherry their new home and the full recovery of the region their mission.

Towns and cities have emerged from the initial devastation, which, according to the Government of India, amounted to some $2.56 billion. Having completed the initial recovery phase, concentration has now moved on to “development”, and “Disaster Risk Reduction” (DDR) has become the primary concentration of aid to the area. High on the list of DDR priorities is establishing community-based programs that prepare local residents on how to survive in times of calamity.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers India Goodwill Tour arrived in Pondicherry in August to certify members of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers group and provide disaster preparedness training based on the Scientology Handbook. The members of this tour, who are experts in this technology, have already trained police, fire departments, health care and relief workers and volunteers throughout India.

The defining characteristic of a disaster is disorganization and chaos, and the Scientology Volunteer Ministers courses on the basics of organizing and communication enable people to quickly set up new communication systems and infrastructure. They become skilled at restoring calm and getting people operating as a team to overcome the immediate threat from the environment.

Once the initial panic of a disaster is over, those trained in this program can confidently take on the next order of business—the survivors themselves. They learn how to speed up recovery from injury. This unburdens otherwise overloaded medical resources who need to concentrate on life-threatening injuries. Those trained in Scientology Disaster Relief can also bring survivors through loss and trauma so they can get on with their lives, care for their families and participate in the relief effort themselves.

What enables them to do this is the “Scientology Assist“. Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion, assists address the emotional and spiritual side of trauma, enabling the person to recover fully from injury, stress or shock.

For more information on the program, disaster response training and Goodwill Tours, visit the Scientology Volunteer Ministers web site.

Scientologists hand Sussex air medics £50k

says The Argus UK:

The controversial Church of Scientology has donated £50,000 to the Sussex Air Ambulance Service at a glitzy gala hosted by a Hollywood star.

Actress Kelly Preston, wife of John Travolta, compered the event at the church’s headquarters in Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, in front of 1,500 people.

Ms Preston is a keen supporter of the religion, which was founded by L Ron Hubbard in 1953.

Sussex Air Ambulance Service provides helicopter cover for the county, as well as for Kent and Surrey, attending an average of four incidents every day.

The charity is funded entirely by donations and provides a team of doctors, paramedics and nurses. Its chief executive, Dave Philpott, was invited on to the stage alongside staff and crew to accept the cheque from Ms Preston and Bob Keenan, director of the L Ron Hubbard Foundation.

Delaine Shearman, the Sussex fundraiser for the charity, said: “The £50,000 raised will enable 50 possible life-saving missions.

“The Sussex Air Ambulance is grateful for these vital funds that will help keep our helicopter operational.

“Everyone should be very proud of themselves.”

Mr Keenan added: “The L Ron Hubbard Foundation and the Church of Scientology are delighted to give their support to the Sussex Air Ambulance as our chosen charity for this concert, which each year is the highlight of our charity fundraising events and activities.

“As any help the Sussex Air Ambulance receives enables their teams to save more lives, many people pulled out all the stops so we could give this donation.

“Our warm thanks are due to all those contributors.”

The gala concert concluded a weekend of activities, attracting more than 7,000 people from across the world.

Representatives from embassies including Cameroon, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Fiji, South Africa and Liberia were among the crowd.

Angry Gay Blasphemic: Los Angeles Anonymous member to stay away from Scientology

A Los Angeles member of Anonymous who calls himself Angry Gay Pope has received a restraining order telling him to stay away from two Scientology locations and the private home of a Scientology member who he harassed with sexual slurs. Here's the report of 24 October 2008:

LOS ANGELES: A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge issued a restraining order against Donald Myers, a member of a cyber-terrorist group known as Anonymous. The order requires Myers to stay at least 50 yards away from a female Scientologist he stalked and harassed. The order also requires Myers to stay away from the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition at the Church of Scientology International building in Hollywood where the victim works, and stay 50 yards away from the woman's home. The restraining order lasts for 3 years unless renewed.

Donald Myers in Angry Gay Pope outfit, on his website.

Myers was found to have engaged in acts of harassment against the young woman, after video evidence was submitted to the court showing Myers stalking her, taunting her with sexual slurs, and refusing repeated requests to leave her alone. Myers was also ordered by the court to turn over any firearms in his possession to the police.

Comments welcome, as well as more photos for an orderly poster. Donald Myers is not to be mixed up with Donald Lee Myers, who is a Tier 3 Sex Offender.

Scientology Article: Freedom of Speech at Risk in Cyberspace

The increasing crime rate on the internet, ranging from theft to copyright infringements, all in the name of free speech, is causing Americans grave concern. Free speech is abused when it is claimed as a shield to avoid responsibility for unlawful acts. "Father of the Internet," Vinton Cerf and co-founders of the Cyberspace Law Institute, among others, including members of the Church of Scientology, met to work out solutions to protect the rights of all on the Net.

Members of the Church of Scientology know better than many that the freedom to communicate is a vital liberty. And it is a freedom they have fought for tirelessly through the years. In fact, L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion, said, "Perhaps the most fundamental right of any being is the right to communicate. Without this freedom other rights deteriorate."

Essay "Justice" by L. Ron Hubbard

What is justice?

“The quality of justice is not strained1 — it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven...” may be poetic, but it is not definitive 2 . It does, however, demonstrate that even in Shakespeare’s time men were adrift on the subject of justice, injustice, severity and mercy.

People speak of an action as unjust or an action as just. What do they mean? Yet, unless we can understand exactly what is meant by these terms, we certainly cannot undertake to evaluate the actions of individuals, communities and nations. For the lack of an ability to so evaluate, misunderstandings come about which have, in the past, led to combative personal relationships and, on the international scene, to war. An individual or a nation fails or refuses to understand the measures taken by another or fails to fall within the agreement of the pattern to which others are accustomed and chaos results.

In Scientology the following definitions now exist: (More)

Scientology Ministers Train Police

Law Enforcement Team Gains Communication Skill

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Team Up with Mysore Police to Improve Communication and Reduce Friction

As with law enforcement in other countries, police in India have come under fire for violation of the rights of those in the criminal justice system. But in Mysore, India, law enforcement is taking positive steps to improve performance and reduce abuse. In fact, a group of Mysore police officers have recently completed a communication skill workshop through the Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VM)India Goodwill Tour for just that purpose

In law enforcement, during investigations stress can be intense. Lack of communication skill by police can not only slow down investigations, but can also put undue stress on the victims and accused alike.

The Scientology Volunteer Minister communication skills workshop consisted of a study of the theory of communication, and drills that focus on each crucial component of communicating, as covered in the Scientology Handbook. This textbook contains drills, developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, which anyone can learn and use to improve his or her communication skills.

By improving their ability to communicate in a calm and effective manner, no matter the circumstances, and improving their ability to understand what others are trying to get across, these law enforcement officers are armed with tools that will get them through the most trying of circumstances.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers India Goodwill Tour has teamed up with the Mysore law enforcement officers to improve communication and reduce friction.

A group of Mysore police officers have recently completed a communication skills workshop, held by the Scientology Volunteer Ministers India Goodwill Tour.

The laws enforcement officers studied the theory of communication, and did drills that focus on each crucial component of communicating, as covered in the Scientology Handbook.

L. Ron Hubbard 1911 - 1986

How and when did L. Ron Hubbard pass away?

L. Ron Hubbard died on 24 January 1986 in the age of 74 from a stroke.

Before his body was cremated in accordance to his last will, the medical examiner of the area (San Luis Obispo County) had a drug toxicology test done. The 1980s were controversial times, several expelled members of the Church of Scientology had just tried to steal Hubbard's works while his estranged son Ron DeWolf (1934-1991) was heavily after the heritage of his father *.

So that blood test was a good idea. It revealed no drugs or poisons but recorded a "trace amount of Vistaril", an antihistamine used to treat allergic reaction and against nausea. The fact that Vistaril can be used as a mild sedative was fraudulently used lateron by the same people who had tried to grab hold of Hubbard's heritage. One of them even had his attorney ask for another coroner research into the death. The denial of this request tells the whole story and puts an end to any fantasies spread by former members or people with an agenda to steal L. Ron Hubbard's heritage.

Affidavit of L. Ron Hubbard of 1983, about Ron DeWolf and the fact that he - Hubbard - is well and alive
Denial Letter of Sheriff-Coroner, 31 January 1986, to Ron DeWolf's attornet Michael Flynn
Rocky Mountain News article 1983, explaining his relation to DeWolf on page 7 (PDF)
New York Times of 24 October 1984, Suit filed against Ron DeWolf for attempted fraud (PDF)
L. Ron Hubbard's Toxicology Test
L. Ron Hubbard's Death Certificate
About Ron DeWolf

* Even though he had not been in contact with L. Ron Hubbard for more than 20 years DeWolf had tried to take over the finances of his father and even attempted to declare him dead in 1982. [Back to text]

Who was L. Ron Hubbard's son Ronald Dewolf?

Ronald DeWolf was born Lafayette Ron Hubbard, Jr. in 1934 as the eldest child of 23-year old L. Ron Hubbard and his first wife, Margaret Louise Grubb (26). Hubbard had met Grubb when they were both training as glider pilots. The marriage did not last over World War II* and got divorced in 1947. After that L. Ron Hubbard was hardly in contact with his then 13-year old son who stayed with his mother. Per several affidavits from both sides they met the last time in 1959.

However in 1982 Ron DeWolf (he had meanwhile changed his name from Hubbard to DeWolf) suddenly showed up again, tried to declare L. Ron Hubbard dead and take over his finances. This clearly financially motivated action was balked by L. Ron Hubbard personally proving to the court that he was alive and well. In 1984 Hubbard's wife Mary Sue filed a $5 million suit for fraud against DeWolf for his 1982 attempt to gain control of L. Ron Hubbard's estate.

DeWolf though tried another time to grab hold of Hubbard's estates only days after his death in January 1986 but was denied again. That however did not stop him to spread a bunch of lies later that same year when he co-authored a book of a disgruntled expelled member of the Church of Scientology about the Church and L. Ron Hubbard. Shortly after the first copies of the book had been sold his author credit was removed from it and DeWolf called the parts referring to him "no more than wild flights of fantasy" and "to the extent that any portion of this book is based on my communications with [the main author], whether written or oral, the book is inaccurate and false". In two affidavits Ronald DeWolf submitted to a court in 1987 he confirms that his knowledge about the doing of his father L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology already ended in the late 1950s. Ron DeWolf died of cancer in 1991.

Affidavit of L. Ron Hubbard of 1983, about Ron DeWolf and the fact that he - Hubbard - is well and alive
Denial Letter of Sheriff-Coroner, 31 January 1986, to Ron DeWolf's attornet Michael Flynn
Rocky Mountain News article 1983, explaining his relation to DeWolf on page 7 (PDF)
New York Times of 24 October 1984, Suit filed against Ron DeWolf for attempted fraud (PDF)
Ron DeWolf Affidavit, May 1987 (PDF)
Ron DeWolf Affidavit, July 1987 (PDF)
A short biography of L. Ron Hubbard (video clip on Youtube)

* From the summer of 1941 to late 1945, during World War II, L. Ron Hubbard served in the United States Navy. Based on the representations of his experience overseas and as a writer, he was able to skip the initial officer rank of Ensign and was commissioned a Lieutenant, Junior Grade for service in the Office of Naval Intelligence. [Back to text]

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Scientology - what religious scholars say

The Church of Scientology has made history in the 1990s, and interest in the religion from all corners of the world continues to skyrocket. In 1993, the Internal Revenue Service of the United States acknowledged that the Church of Scientology International and more than 150 related churches and organizations were organized and operated solely for religious and charitable purposes. This made news around the world.

The following year, in February 1994, the Church of Scientology turned 40 years of age and again made headlines throughout the world.

These events, coupled with the continued growth and importance of the Church, drew the interest of millions of people from around the world, including scholars from many countries. They were invited to study the beliefs and practice of Scientology and publish their findings.

The results so far include 60 studies by a roster of distinguished scholars. Each has analyzed Scientology from his own unique perspective, and in some cases compared it to other religions. The common denominator of all the studies is that although its historical and philosophical roots go back 10,000 years, Scientology is thoroughly contemporary. The scholars agree that it is unique among religions, with its precise path to greater happiness and fulfillment for people from all walks of life.

The authors of the studies, from diverse backgrounds and geographic regions, include the world-renowned religion expert Bryan Ronald Wilson, professor emeritus, Oxford University; Lonnie Kliever, Professor, Southern Methodist University; Darroll Bryant, Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada; Michael Sivertsev, professor and special consultant to the President, Russia; Regis Dericquebourg, Professor, University of Lille III in France; Geoffrey Parrinder, scholar of religion, England; Fumio Sawada, Shinto religious scholar, Japan; Per-Arne Berglie, Professor, Stockholm, Sweden; Dario Sabbatucci, Professor of Religion, University of Rome, Italy. And dozens more.

The expertises are presented here:

Religious Toleration & Religious Diversity
Bryan Wilson, Ph.D.
Emeritus Fellow Oxford University.

Scientology: A Way of Spiritual Self-Identification
by Michael A. Sivertsev,
Expert Advisor on International Matters to the Committee of the Russian Federation

The following expertises are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view them, install Adobe System, Inc.’,s Acrobat Reader available for download at:

Scientology, Social Science and the Definition of Religion
James A. Beckford, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
University of Warwick
(135KB/14 pages)

Scientology: A Comparison with Religions of the East and West
Per-Arne Berglie
Professor, History of Religion
University of Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden
(115KB/16 pages)

Is Scientology a Religion?
Alan W. Black
Associate Professor of Sociology
University of New England
Armidale, New South Wales
(181KB/15 pages)

Scientology: A New Religion
M. Darrol Bryant, Ph.D.
Professor of Religion and Culture
Renison College, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(253KB/6 pages)

Régis Dericquebourg
Professor, Sociology of Religion
University of Lille III
Lille, France
(121KB/12 pages)

Scientology: The Marks of Religion
Frank K. Flinn, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies
Washington University
Saint Louis, Missouri
(232KB/12 pages)

Scientology and Contemporary Definitions of Religion in the Social Sciences
Alejandro Frigerio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Cathothic University of Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
(257KB/16 pages)

Scientology: Its True Nature
Harri Heino
Professor of Theology
University of Tempere
Helsinki, Finland
(204KB/7 pages)

Is Scientology a Religion?
A Report of Research by Dean M. Kelley
Counselor on Religious Liberty
National Counsel of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
(364KB/11 pages)

The Reliability of Apostate Testimony about New Religious Movements
Lonnie D. Kliever, Dr. Phil.
Professor of Religious Studies
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
(203KB/17 pages)

Religious Philosophy, Religion and Church
G.C. Oosthuizen, Th.D.
Professor (Retired), Dept. of Science of Religion
University of Durban-Westville
Natal, South Africa
(199KB/9 pages)

The Religious Nature of Scientology
Geoffrey Parrinder, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Comparative Study of Religions
University of London
(192KB/4 pages)

Apostates and New Religious Movements
Bryan Ronald Wilson, Ph.D.
Emeritus Fellow
University of Oxford
(142KB/6 pages)

Social Change and New Religious Movements
Bryan Ronald Wilson, Ph.D.
Emeritus Fellow
University of Oxford
(142KB/6 pages)

Scientology Its Historical­Morphological Frame
Dario Sabbatucci
Professor of History of Religions
University of Rome
Rome, Italy
(145KB/7 pages)

Scientology A Way of Spiritual Self­Indentification
Michael A. Sivertsev, Ph.D.
Chairman for New Religions
Board of Cooperation with Religious Organisations
Office of the Russian President
(193KB/14 pages)

Scientology and Religion
Christiaan Vonck, Ph. D.
Rector, Faculty for Comparative Study Of Religions
Antwerp, Belgium
(185KB/6 pages)

The Church of Scientology
Juha Pentikainen, Ph.D.
Marja Pentikainen, MSC
Helsinki, Finland
(174KB/12 pages)

The Relationship Between Scientology and Other Religions
Mr. Fumio Sawada
Eighth Holder of the secrets
of Yu­itsu Shinto
(150KB/8 pages)

GERMAN (Deutsch):

Ist Scientology eine Religion?
Alan W. Black
Außerordentlicher Professor für Soziologie
Universität von Neu-England
Armidale, New South Wales
(420KB/16 pages)

Scientology: Eine Religion in Südafrika
David Chidester
Professor für vergleichende
Universität Kapstadt
(386KB/15 pages)

Scientology: Die Kennzeichen einer Religion
Frank K. Flinn, Ph.D.
Außerordentlicher Professor
für Religionswissenschaft
Universität Washington
Saint Louis, Missouri
(371KB/12 pages)

Scientology: Ihre wahre Natur
Harri Heino
Professor für Theologie
Tampere, Finnland
(327KB/7 pages)

Scientology: Eine religiöse Gemeinschaft
Lonnie D. Kliever, Dr. Phil.
Professor für Religionswissenschaft
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas, USA
(340KB/12 pages)

Scientology: Ein Vergleich mit östlichen und westlichen Religionen
Per-Arne Berglie
Professor für Religionsgeschichte
Universität Stockholm
Stockholm, Schweden
(175KB/6 pages)

SPANISH (Español):

¿Es Scientology una Religión?
Alan W. Black
Profesor adjunto de sociología
Universidad de Nueva Inglaterra Armidale,
Nueva Gales del Sur,
(292KB/15 pages)

Cienciología: una nueva Religión
Doctor en Filosofía M. Darrol Bryant
Profesor de Religión y Cultura
Renison College, Universidad de Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canadá
(233KB/12 pages)

Cienciología: rasgos de Religión
Frank K. Flinn, Doctor en Filosofía
Profesor Adjunto
en Estudios Religiosos
Universidad de Washington
Saint Louis, Missouri
(229KB/12 pages)

La Scientology: definiciones actuales de la religión desde las ciencias sociales
Doctor en Filosofía Alejandro Frigerio
Investigador, Consejo Nacional de
Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
Buenos Aires, Argentina
(256KB/16 pages)

Cienciología: su verdadera naturaleza
Harri Heino
Catedrático de Teología
Tampere, Finlandia
(311KB/6 pages)

La confiabilidad del testimonio de apóstatas sobre nuevos movimientos religiosos
Profesor Lonnie D. Kliever
Departamento de Estudios Religiosos
Universidad Metodista del Sur
Dallas, Texas, EE. UU.
(191KB/8 pages)

Scientology : Análisis y comparación de sus doctrinas y sistemas religiosos
Bryan Wilson, Doctor en Filosofía
Catedrático Emérito
Universidad de Oxford
(548KB/56 pages)

Cientología: Una religión en Sudáfrica
Doctor en Filosofía David Chidester
Profesor de Religión Comparativa
Universidad de Ciudad del Cabo
Director del Instituto de Religión
Comparativa de Sudáfrica
(251KB/16 pages)

Scientology - what religious scholars say