Where prejudice exists it always discolors our thoughts -Mark Twain
/ Assistant Editor
I was a Scientologist in Las Vegas, Nevada, on-and-off for about 12 years. I left in 1995 and became an active critic when I opened an internet account and discovered the Church's crimes (you never hear about those while a member). I picketed for a refund of the money left on my account and was one of the rare individuals to be successful.
I am the originator of the Scientology Racism website. Dumbfounded that Scientologists had received NAACP awards —Church founder L. Ron Hubbard harboured many prejudices, which became official Church doctrine— I quickly put up web pages to publicize the blunder. Although most of the responsibilities for Scientology Racism now fall to Keshet, I remain involved in research, I advise on Scientology tech and culture, and I take care of the administrative aspects of maintaining the website.
I don't reply to Gmail accounts because of privacy concerns.
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My Mom and Dad worked with an acquaintence of Hubbard's in the early '50s and socialized with another in the early '60s. They successfully resisted recruitment attempts and did not become Scientologists. I followed in their footsteps and am also not a Scientologist.
I am the primary architect of the current Scientology Racism website: research, writing, and HTML/CSS coding. I have no particular creative skills so pages tend to be pedestrian in wording and design but are neatly formatted, consistent, and conform to web standards. My general philosophy is to include a lot of material (even if not directly related to racism) to illustrate a point about the Church or because it strikes my fancy as interesting, profound, or just plain astonishing.