This is fabulous.
This is fabulous.
I am speechless.
It is a very well written story and a potent tool to inform people about the true nature of Scientology.
Tom Weeks -
I knew Ron, and Steve and Mary and many others at the St. Louis org at that time.
In fact, one of my best friends there at the time was the reason that Ron could not pay his rent, a fellow staff member named Barry.
December 1985 - December 1990
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This is Tom Weeks aka Tom of Helatrobus (pretty cool name, huh?). Is it possible that your Barry and my Randy are the same person? It's been a long time and I'm not clear on some of the names. From what I heard, Randy eventually went to the Sea Org at FSO. Were you in the org at the time. How did you know Steve and Mary?
Part of me would like to get in touch with all those guys and another part of me is embarassed to have named them in the story (although I purposely omitted last names).
I got into Scientology in 1984, and joined staff at the Peoria Mission in 1985. I became the Executive Director there and traveled to St Louis many times to train, and for "correction" as a staff member.
If I recall correctly, Steve and Mary were Sea Org members who were sent to the STL org because Mary got pregnant, just as Melanie and Craig had before them.
Barry was a friend of mine from Peoria who I had gotten in to Scientology. He was sent to St Louis to train full time to come back to Peoria and be our Course Supervisor. But Kay Rowe and Cat ripped him off and recruited him as staff in St Louis as their own Course sup while he was on the TTC.
Barry and Ron and Tris, the Flag Rep who blew a little before your time, I believe, all lived in a house together. Barry's name was on the lease and Tris and Ron paid Barry for the rent and utilities every month. One day, a few days after the rent was due, an eviction notice appeared on their door and it was revealed that Barry was spending their money on beer and cigarettes and gas money to drive back and forth to his parent's house in East Peoria - and not paying the rent or the utilities!
I don't know what he was thinking, like maybe he was going to get away with it or something. But it was quite the flap.
There was a whole lot more going on behind the scenes there than what Ron was representing to you to get you involved in Scientology. I'm a couple years away from it in my own story, if I ever get around to telling it.
In fact, I've come to realize that I saw all I needed to see, right there in the Midwest, in my first 5 years in Scientology, to know that Scientology was not what it said it was. But I still moved to LA anyway, and spent my next 11 years as a Scientologist, trying to make Scn work and be what it was supposed to be.
I think Barry is still on staff in St Louis, but I'm not sure. I know he was as of 5 years ago.
Remember Joe and Jackie? They were very cool. I always liked them.
You should just walk on in!
See if Barry is still there. Tell him "hi" for me.
Tell him to get on ESMB: It's where all the cool kids are!
Last edited by Alanzo; 31st March 2008 at 02:16 PM.
And welcome to ESMB, Helatrobus Tom!
I got the following:
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Helatrobus Tom, please send it to me via email:
scnreformer at gmail.com
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Arnie Lerma posted the text on his site and posted the link on ARS. The site I was using was a free hosting site and couldn't handle the hits. Thanks, Arnie.
does that help?