February 2009 Blog Posts (3)

First person: I escaped Scientology after 22 years

John Duignan, 45

Interview by Charlotte Philby

Saturday, 21 February 2009

The Independent

Mine was an uneasy childhood. My father was schizophrenic and had bouts of manic depression. He and my mother both died when I was 10 years old, and my siblings and I moved from Scotland to Ireland, to live with my mother’s relatives.

As a teenager, I started to find the idea of an all-encompassing God and protector alluring, and in 1984, moved to a… Continue

Added by themadhair on February 21, 2009 at 2:06 — 1 Comment

Anonymous celebrates one year of protests

Dublin, Ireland – The internet-based collective known as Anonymous will mark their one year anniversary of peaceful protests against the Church of Scientology this February with global protests spanning several weekends.

Anonymous has raised global public awareness of the Church of Scientology's scams and scandals over the last twelve months.

Highlights from the last twelve months include:

1) Court rejects Clearwater injunction in early March… Continue

Added by someone on February 9, 2009 at 17:30 — No Comments

Sunday World 8th Feb, 2009

Article text:

A FORMER high-ranking Irish Scientologist, John Duignan, has revealed how he believes that John Tavolta’s son would still be alive today if he was allowed drugs banned by the celebrity cult.

The ex-member, who escaped from the religion after 22 years, has told how he witnessed many of the church’s members become ill because they were taken off drugs to treat neurological and psychiatric… Continue

Added by themadhair on February 9, 2009 at 12:45 — No Comments

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