Former high-ranking Aussie Scientologist, David Graham, speaks out against Cult
After years of silence out of fear of retribution, Ex-Scientologist David Graham of Australia is calling for the complete dismantling of the Cult of Scientology because of the human rights abuses he claims it inflicts on its followers.
“I think it needs to be totally dismantled to help save the people in it. It is not run like a religion. It’s more like a cult. My concerns are about the constraints it puts on an individual and the denial of human rights. It is run by fear.”
In line with the theme of the just-passed April 12 Operation ReConnect day of worldwide protest against the Cult of Scientology, Graham says that “members are encouraged to cut ties with non-Scientologists. And they are threatened with being ostracized from members, including family and friends, if they try to leave the church – an act known as “disconnection””.
Graham left the cult in 1990 after becoming disillusioned. He was later declared a “Suppressive Person” (SP) by the cult. As a consequence, members are not allowed to have contact with him.
Graham supports the international wave of protests orchestrated by Anonymous. Vicki Dunstan, a trustee of the Sydney Scientology cult base, of course cow-tows the disingenuous Scientology lines of (paraphrased) “Anonymous are terrorists”, “everything they say is a lie”, and “we’re victims of religious hate crimes, like early Christianity!”. Herein lies one of the problems of the media: they usually do not go indepth. In this case, like many others, they have sought out the opinion of both sides. But are both sides equally valid? No. One side, the critics, has records from US Courts, FBI raids, many ex-members, L. Ron Hubbard’s own writings, video tape of harassment from Scientology, and so on. All Scientology has is “they’re liars and terrorists”. Where is the media to hold their feet to the fire and say “What about Operation Freakout? Operation Snow White? What about Fair Game? Disconnection? What about all these ex-members including relatives of high-ranking Scientologists who are verifying all of the above? What about all the mysterious Scientology deaths? What about all the critics and ex-members who have reported and have proof that your cult hired private investigators to stake them out around the clock?….”
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