Ex-Scientologist Story #183 Hubbard’s medical officer, Jim Dincalci.

VOICEOVER     “Hubbard even consigned his own son, Quentin, who was a senior
auditor on the ship to the RPF.”
MIKE GOLDSTEIN
“Quentin really was a real sweet kid. He was a real nice guy, and very soft-spoken and it was very difficult for him being Hubbard’s son and being put very high position and I don’t think he was that interested in it.  He just wanted to be a pilot and also the fact that he was gay and that’s a very tough thing in Scientology, to be gay.  Especially that kid, to be Hubbard’s son and this top technical person, and to be gay.  Oh, that would be a horrible thing to be wrestling with.”
VOICEOVER
“Quentin was sent to the RPF, after he committed the sin of trying to commit suicide. Two years later he succeeded.”
JIM DINCALCI
“Hubbard saw it as a betrayal, because everything was referenced around him, the world was doing everything to him. This technology that was supposed to work, didn’t even work on the senior person of all Scientology, you know, Hubbard and his son.  No, he just saw that as an attack from his son. You know, the love was gone.  He had lost love.”

The above was taken from the ‘Secret Lives.” video shown below.  Jim was on the long list of people who were close enough to Hubbard to eventually find out that he was nothing more than a charlatan with a mean streak.

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Ex-Scientologist story #182 Abused by Miscavige, then the RPF.

True stories about a fake religion.

Hines remembers back to the mid 1990s and the unmistakable sound of Miscavige’s footsteps coming down the hall.

“Where is that m—–f—–?” he heard Miscavige shout.

Hines was in Room 106 of the Del Sol executive offices. A veteran auditor, Hines usually worked at the church’s Celebrity Centre in Hollywood. He said he counseled Nicole Kidman and Kirstie Alley.

But counseling the wife of one of Miscavige’s favorite speech writers had not gone well, and Hines had been called back to the base.

Hines braced himself as the footsteps drew near.

Miscavige poked his head in the office, Hines recalled, and said: “There he is.”

Without another word, Hines said, “He hit me in the head. He just hit me in the head, in the side of the head,” an open-handed blow.

“It did sting and it did knock me back. And then he got right up in my face and was kind of yelling at me. Then he walked out. The next thing I knew, I was on the RPF.”

Scientology bills its Rehabilitation Project Force as an opportunity for wayward Sea Org members to find redemption through manual labor. Some defectors say it can be abused.

Hines said he spent three years on the RPF, on a labor crew that cleared land, painted old mobile homes and built sheds at Happy Valley, a church-owned tract about 10 miles from the base.

Finally authorized to return to the base, he reunited with his wife and their son, who was born in 1984, prior to a church ban on children imposed on Sea Org members. It took all of three weeks for him to land back on the RPF. His offense? He didn’t stand up when Miscavige came into a room.

This time was worse. He lived in an 8-by-10-foot shed and slept on concrete. He couldn’t talk to anyone. He was under constant guard. Letters he wrote his wife were read and returned to him. She divorced him while he toiled in isolation.

Looking back at his six years in the RPF, Hines views it as a mind-control technique.

“In the RPF, they try to get you to take responsibility. You are supposed to confront the evil things you did, and deal with those in auditing. You are there because you are evil.”

“And you are there because you were destructive, and you were destructive because you were acting on your evil purposes. And I, the whole time I was in the RPF, I am trying to convince myself that it was me, it was my own fault.”

In 2001, he was sent to work in the church’s offices in New York City. He was on the roof, chipping tar, when the planes hit the World Trade Center. He went to ground zero and volunteered.

By 2003, Hines had lost interest in Scientology. The rich mix of life in New York, he said, “made this whole military lifestyle of the Sea Org seem kind of ludicrous.”

He made his way by bus to Denver, where he had grown up. He finished college in 2006, with a degree in physics, and this summer completed his master’s in electrical engineering.

The above was in the St. Petersburg Times article, Strength in Numbers.

 

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Ex-Scientologist Story #181, Aaron Saxton, whistleblower against Scientology.

True stories about a nasty cult.

 

From the Wikipedia:  A New Zealander, Aaron Saxton was born into the Scientology organisation. His parents were Scientologists.   Saxton’s father committed suicide when he was 14, and this had a significant impact on him.   At age 15 he joined the Scientology group called the Sea Org, an elite unit within the organisation.   After joining Scientology staff, Saxton moved to work with the organisation in Sydney, Australia.   Saxton’s mother signed over guardianship of her son to Scientology when he was 16 years old.   Saxton was assigned to become a security officer for the organisation.   According to Saxton staff in Scientology were not given sufficient drugs or medical attention, and so he removed his own teeth without usage of medication for pain.”

Aaron was made a security guard, a position that exposed him to see some very interestring, and illegal, things.  Worse still he participated in the use of L. Ron Hubbard’s “fair game” policy.   The following is taken from the “Village Voice Blog,”

During his time as a security guard at the church in Sydney — a job he started at 16 — Saxton says he assisted in the “forced confinement and torture” of a female church member who was kept under “house arrest” on a farm in western NSW for a month, after she began screaming outside the front of the church headquarters. He also details how church officials bullied pregnant staff members into aborting their babies.”The staff that got pregnant were taken into offices and put under duress,” he wrote.

“They were informed that their getting pregnant was not in line with the Sea Org [Sea Organisation, an elite division of Scientology] plans, and that their departure represented a failure for the greatest good and that they should abort.”

Many women were demoted — or “assigned to lower conditions” — if they refused an abortion, he wrote.

“At the time I assigned the [lower] conditions it was always in the hope that the person would miscarry the child or abort at a later date,” his letter says.

“We had one staff member who used a coat hanger and self-aborted her child . . . all her files were destroyed.”

Saxton also admits in his statement to helping track down 10 staff members who left the church “without authorisation,” and misusing confidential information — including priestly confessions — held in their personal files.

“We used the information to call banks and cancel credit cards,” his letter states.

“We used the information to falsely contact airlines and cancel their tickets [by pretending to be them].”

All of the revelations by Aaron Saxton couldn’t have come about at a mor inopportune time for Scientology.  With declining membership elsewhere in the world they were making a major push in Australia.

 

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