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Mike Gormez

Prominent long time critic.

«This my 13th attempt of February 04 for the Deaths at Flag pages accessible trough Please bear with me while I try to put my motives and feelings into words. I am not known to be a great writer and English isn't my first language. It isn't easy to formulate my gut feelings, just the mere notice that Scientology is "bad" won't do if I want to offer you a glimpse into my motives. Try it for yourself. I find it hard, very hard to do if I want to make a well reasoned focused argument, leaving many other immoral concepts of Scientology aside. I don't know where this little exploration will end and how it ultimately will look, so lets just start.» — Mike Gormez

Deaths at Flag: why are they dead Scientology?

On December 5, 1995, Lisa McPherson died. Scientology had held her against her will for 17 days. During that time, she tried to leave, became violent, and refused to eat. At the time of her death, she had bruises and abrasions on her body, and she had lost over 30 pounds in just 17 days. [...]

An autopsy report lists [Josephus Havenith] death as "probable drowning" but notes that his head was not under water. He died in February 1980 at the Scientology Fort Harrison Hotel in a bathtub filled with water so hot it had burned his skin off.

Stop Wise: World Institute of Scientology Enterprises = Recruitment Vehicle for Scientology

Mike Gormez organized these web pages because he feels that "religious" organizations should be honest with their members about their true goals, and businesses should be honest about religious connections with their clients and employees. Trust is vital when doing business. A check of a dozen or so Scientology front groups in the US, such as the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), Narconon or its management consultants arm, World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE), reveal that their main statement of purpose, filed with the IRS (US tax authority), indicates the group's main purpose is to proselytize Scientology. The Organization has numerous facades and front groups, many of which flat out deny their connection to Scientology. Many suspect this is so because if its doctrine and practices were revealed to the "raw meat" (Scientologese for potential recruit) they would run away and never come back.

A defector tells how a management/consultancy group's employees were told to keep the connection a secret. Persons like Larry Wollersheim, Shiona Fox-Ness, Tory Bezazian (now Tory Christman), Greg Barnes (fourth video), chiropractor Ed Hattaway, who alleges World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE) and Scientology destroyed his life, architect Lawrence Woodcraft in Los Angeles, and Michael P. Pattinson are but an example of those who have had businesses hurt by Scientology. Julie Richard was employed in a medical office and told how a scientologist wanted access to patient files so he could see which ones were likely candidates for Scientology processing.

There is too much disparity to uphold the integrity of an organization that allows its employees (eg. management consultants) to tell clients that their material is secular and non-religious, and then turn around and among themselves talk freely about "Routing Clients onto the Bridge" (Scientologese for increasing membership in Scientology). Or are quoting Scientology scriptures ( What we expect of a Scientologist) in World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE) mailings.

Do you really want to give these people your money and access to your company, or worse, let Scientology decide who to hire and fire ? Educate yourself on Scientology before you decide it's just a harmless cult. [...]

Scientology & Dianetics: Tax-exempt Child Abuse and Neglect?

A witness testified: And I was called in to help to audit this little boy because I had a good reputation as an auditor. So, I went there and I found this little boy. He had a hundred and five fever. He was unable to move his head and his neck. . . And I went there with my E-Meter and I had this little boy pick up the cans, he was too weak to hold the cans. So, I-- just didn't do it. I said, "This child is too sick to receive auditing. I think he should go to a doctor." The Medical Officer said, "Well" -- he had a medical book in which he looked up certain things. And he said, "I don't feel that he's in any danger. We'll see how he is tomorrow."

Cover up of pedophile child sexual abuse by Scientologists

A Scientologist by the name of Donald Anthony Strawn, also known as Tony Strawn, was convicted in 1995 to thirty years in prison for sexually molesting two girls, ages 11 and 13. The children were in his custodial care at the time. Scientology directed (under threat of expulsion) that the mother not report the incident to the proper authorities, because the church could "handle" his "aberration". [...]

One little baby I knew in the Sea Org got herpes during a Cadet Org epidemic. A 14 year old girl disclosed to me how she and a few other little girls were leaving the Cadet Org in the daytime and performing sexual services for one of the girl's uncles in exchange for money. A man who worked in the Cadet Org admitted he was sexually molesting the children. Although these incidents were written up, as far as I know they were never "handled."

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