Ex-Scientologist story #166, The real purpose of the IAS.

True Stories About a Greedy Cult

Here is a post by Stacy Brooks in 2000 concerning the defection of two prominant Clearwater Scientologists with some comments about the IAS.

As many of you may already know, Greg and Debra Barnes were recently declared Suppressive by the Church of Scientology. RTC apparently views it as a high crime for someone on OT 7 to object to being security checked every six months, even though these “six-month checks” (as they are fondly referred to by the 7s) violate an LRH technical bulletin. Could it be that the $20,000 or more that each OT is required to pay every six months for their sec check is more important to RTC than technical purity?

After they were declared, the Barnes wrote a letter to the IAS, which is the International Association of Scientologists, asking for their money back. They had both paid for lifetime memberships, a total of more than $40,000.

For those of you who are not familiar with the history of the IAS, let me fill you in. Back in the late 1970s, Mary Sue Hubbard, Henning Heldt, Duke Snider, and several other high-level Guardian’s Office execs were indicted for stealing government documents and a list of other dirty tricks. To raise money for their defense, the Guardian’s Office created a new organization called the Safe Environment Fund, or SEF. Everyone was told that the purpose of SEF was to create a War Chest to fight Scientology’s enemies. . .

When DM took over Scientology in 1982 he changed the name of the Guardian’s Office to the Office of Special Affairs, and he changed the name of the Safe Environment Fund to the International Association of Scientologists. Today, it is the IAS, not SEF, that collects millions of dollars in donations from Scientologists all over the world. The money is still used for the same purpose — to protect Scientology from its enemies. Only now its enemies are Bob Minton, Ursula Caberta, the LMT, etc. It is IAS monies that are being used to harass and try to destroy these “enemies.” . . .So Scientology does not want a spotlight on IAS, because IAS is the Achilles heel of their precious U.S. tax exemption. This is undoubtedly why the Barnes’ request to IAS for a refund received such prompt attention.

To read the rest of this post go here:  http://www.raids.org/gen00287.htm

The IAS has been a cash cow for the slush fund of David Miscavige for many years now.  It has also become another reason that cult members have found for leaving.   Below is a cringeworth IAS fundraising video.  Are the really that stupid?  Yes, and more.  

More on the IAS from two women who know what they are talking about.

 Ever wonder why the IAS shills do it with such energy and fervor?  They get a ten percent cut for one thing.  

 

 

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