BLOWN! Mary DeMoss has left the building! Next on “As the Cult of Scientology Crumbles”…
The Cult of Scientology is crumbling. It is facing its greatest challenge ever in the thousands of protesters, mostly anonymous, that have come to its “church” doors repeatedly over the past few months. Many of its methods of harassment, intimidation, and noisy investigation have become far less tenable as the number of critics has multiplied into the thousands, and only stands to grow larger and more driven by such underhanded practices. More and more ex-Scientologists are speaking out about the cult’s abusive oppressive isolationist family-destroying dissent-suppressing fear-mongering conduct. And on top of this, Scientologists are leaving the cult. A notable loss came this past Summer when Mike Rinder, commanding officer of the Office of Special Affairs (i.e., the cult’s own personal mafia) blew. Blew is CoS lingo for leaving Scientology without going through the proper channels (read: months of interrogation geared at determining if the infidel has acted against the cult, attempting to get the infidel to reconsider, and possibly obtain some blackmail material).
Recently, another fairly prominent Scientologist has blown: Mary DeMoss. DeMoss has gained some YouTube notoriety for her intense “handling” (read: antagonism) of noted critics such as Bob Minton, Mark Bunker, Tory (Magoo) Christman, and Stacy Brooks. She was a regular on Mark Bunker’s Xenu TV. Here are a few videos of her in action.
In this video, she attempts to get under Mark Bunker’s skin (or “bull bait” him) by repeatedly insulting him.
Mark Bunker appropriately named this next video Mary-(DeMoss)-Go-Round.
(Oddly, this video appears not to be working here, but here is the link to it on YouTube, where it is working. I have no idea…)
This last video is where I first heard of DeMoss’ departure. Mark Bunker is very sweet in it.
I’ve seen Ms. DeMoss in action in a number of contexts, all on video. I’ve seen her “handling” picketers on a number of occasions. I’ve also seen her misrepresent the aims of the Foundation for Religious Tolerance at Clearwater town council. The Foundation for Religious Tolerance, by the way, was a Scientology front group founded by DeMoss, which was dedicated to protesting the anti-Scientology film The Profit; I conjecture that it probably also attempted to counter other anti-Scientology efforts, too, but this is just my educated guess. DeMoss is a big loss for the cult. She was a leader within Scientology, having founded the FRT and also having served as Executive Director of the Citizen’s Commission for Human Rights, which is Scientology’s front group dedicated to opposing and slandering psychiatry. DeMoss was also one of the more aggressive and articulate “handlers” in Clearwater, the cult’s “spiritual headquarters”.
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A reader has said that it is unlikely that DeMoss has blown.