Did Canadian President of Scientology Implicitly Threaten Protester?!

Here is a video of “Reverend” Yvette Shank, President of the “Church” of Scientology Canada, speaking to a protester on an April 20 mini-raid protest in Toronto. Shank asks the protester why she is not wearing a mask. The protester says she is not wearing a mask on account of the warm weather and because she is not afraid of CoS and does not think that the CoS could find her anyway. Shank says that CoS would not even bother trying to find her, but that they could if they wanted to. Is it just me, or does Shank seem pretty confident in her cult’s ability to track down detractors? I don’t blame her given the cult’s years of experience in this sort of thing. Question: Why would the President and supposed Reverend of a supposedly ethical Church” go out of her way to tell someone protesting against the “Church’s” unethicality that the “Church” could indeed track the protester down if they wanted to? By the way, did I mention that this organization claims to be a Church?

For more on Scientology from The Frame Problem, click here.

20 Responses to “Did Canadian President of Scientology Implicitly Threaten Protester?!”
  1. Delany says:

    Hey, Ron, I went by the Kansas City, MO Scientology office on Saturday, but nobody was there when I went by… I wonder if you have a suggestion about how I might get info about getting involved in protests in my city? Seems as if it might be somewhat tricky, since it is “anonymous”…. ?


  2. L. Ron Brown says:


    No one was there? Wow. When’d you go? In Toronto the protest went from 11AM to 3 PM – the time period for the permit.

    Here is a link to the planning of the next protest in KC, MO:


    The next protest, btw, is scheduled for Saturday, June 14.

  3. AC2 says:

    Uber creepy eh? “Threatening” is the new black for scientologists.

  4. R. Hill says:

    Threatening is an enduring Scientology practice. Here are two hand-picked, more verbose from the historical archives:

    “If you want to start a donnybrook, buddy, wail away, […] To use the argot of the streets, I’ll just start my people to work on you, and then before long you will be broke and out of a job, and broken in health. Then I can have my nasty little chuckle about you. . . . You won’t take long to finish off. I would estimate three weeks. Remember: I am not a mealy-mouthed, psalm-canting preacher. I am a minister of the Church of Scientology! I am able to heal the sick and I do. But I have other abilities, which include a knowledge of men’s minds that I will use to crush you to your knees.”

    “the Narconon official warned the newsman he was ‘a small fish in a big sea with a lot of f•cking sharks’ and that he was dealing with an ‘interplanetary organization.’ Barber allegedly promised to come after Rezendez with ‘hobnailed boots,’ and said ‘I will kick your ass up into your throat if I ever catch you f•cking around with Narconon.'”

  5. Do What now? says:

    We totally won’t break your knees… we could… but we won’t

  6. Delany says:

    Thanks for the info, Ron.

    I went by the KC office (39th and Main) at around 2:30pm; the area was quiet, deserted, certainly no protest going on, and no activity apparent around the front door. It looked as if it were closed.

    Maybe there’s another Kansas City Scientology office… I’ll look into it further.

  7. L. Ron Brown says:


    Well, as for it looking closed – that is not at all surprising. While Scientologists are, if they are following protocols, technically supposed to Confront and Shatter suppression, their actual technique appears to be “close down shop, draw the curtains, and prevent Scientologists from even seeing the picketers, let alone confronting them”.

  8. Anonymous says:

    “Uber creepy eh? “Threatening” is the new black for scientologists.”

    It was the old black too///

  9. L. Ron Brown says:

    I’m not getting the “black” comments?

  10. anonymai says:

    Hay Toronto Anons

    I love you guys seriously, you’re doing an epic job. Do becareful though. They’re trying to handle you extensively.

    thankfully, in Canada, those fucks will get charged.. so they’re cautious, but do be cautious 🙂


  11. me says:

    This cult is disgusting.

  12. AF says:

    L. Ron Brown Says:

    “I’m not getting the “black” comments?”

    Not just “black”, “the new black“. It’s a snowclone implying satirically that something is the new fashion or the new must-have.

  13. Yvette Shank ranks low on the scientology tone scale at 1.1. – covertly hostile. Yukky universe she has…!

  14. Xander Legere says:

    Perhaps these ‘the new black’ comments are being used to link to rigor/self determination shown by the Annon. However that doesn’t make enough sense to me, I’ll be waiting for some kind of explanation.

  15. Shygetz says:

    black: The color that is suitable for almost any occasion, from a wedding to a funeral.

    “The new black”: A phrase for the newest fashion trend, catch phrase, or other pop phenomenon that has become pervasive.

    Now my latent homophobia requires that I go pump some iron to redeem myself for knowing all of this.

  16. G says:

    Pumping some iron is the new clubbing.


  17. judy says:

    r hill you are not a reverand you are an insult scientology is not a Religion it with reported documented proof is a mind control cult operating as a business trying to claim to be a Religion. the founder of scientology you people edify reportedly practiced the occult tried to produyce the antchrist, reportedly admittedly drugged his followers as guinea pigs.he labels the higher levels ot wonder why.

  18. judy says:

    Shygeta You are fine and Your post informative and Your comment needing to pump some iron is fun. No, You are just fine. God Bless. Go Anonymous God Bless.

  19. judy says:

    uh typos sorry Shygetz.

  20. Ziarre says:

    I want to send you an award for most helpful ineerntt writer.

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