Micro-managed by cult of Scientology leader, David Miscavige, Scientology continues its war against critics who speak out and tell their stories of abuse and being disconnected from family members. Children are separated from fathers and mothers, sisters are shunned by siblings, and families are torn apart for years and decades.
All of this horror because of a modern day cult that thrives on instilling intimidation, harassment, and fear in a battle set in stone by founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and forwarded by, who many call, a ‘sociopath dictator of evil’.
Lori Hodgson has been fighting this battle for a long time – not being able to have a relationship with her children who are still in Scientology; her children being ‘handled’ by Scientology staff insisting her children not to talk to her.
I was in communication with Lori today, asking her for comments about how she feels today. She told me that many have commented (some good, some not so positive) about her fight to have her kids back in her life and stated – with permission to publish:
“Hi David, one person said what you’re [Lori Hodgson] doing is not working and that's why you don't have your kids. Then another said no matter how much you love your kids if you keep doing what you’re doing they won't come back. At first I felt like I got knocked down by a bulldozer but then I got back up realizing that I am making a difference and people are reading my story and watching my videos … I will never stop speaking out the truth…”
Tony Ortega, from the ‘Underground Bunker’, covered Lori’s story, and wrote: “Because Hodgson dared to meet with Rathbun, her children and their father “disconnected” from her. In Scientology, when someone — like Rathbun or Hodgson — is excommunicated, they are “declared” a “suppressive person.” All other church members in good standing must completely cut off ties from an “SP” or their own status in the church is threatened.”
“Hodgson wasn’t willing to do that. She was done with Scientology for good. So her two children, Jessica and Jeremy Leake, completely cut off ties with her and with her parents.”
Lori Hodgson wrote an open letter to David Miscavige, part of which is in the photo image above and the rest as follows:
“I hold you [David Miscavige] responsible for breaking up my family. I have been disconnected from my daughter, Jessica and my son, Jeremy since February 6, 2011. I miss my children terribly and what you have done is beyond cruel.
I’m not only speaking for my own situation, but for all the families that have been destroyed by this practice.
I’m asking that you find some human decency within yourself to end disconnection once and for all.
All you have to do is make one phone call to your executives and tell them you’ve called off the policy and that you’ll allow disconnected families to reunite again – please do what is right.”
Loris Hodgson’s story is not unique or uncommon for anyone familiar with numerous Scientology headline news stories over the past few years. Indeed, it is much worse than most people think.
David Edgar Love