ABC's Nightline Takes a Look Inside The Evils Of Scientology
ABC Nightline's, Martin Bashir interviewed Scientology cult spokesman Tommy Davis (son of actress Ann Archer) last night.
He interviewed ex Scientology members Marty Rathbun, Amy Scobee and Bruce Hines. Ex members Mike Rinder and Tom DeVocht although not present for the taping of the interview, did answer questions for ABC.
Rathbun and Scobee along with ex members Tom DeVocht and Mike Rinder were recently interviewed by the St. Petersburg Times. Their interviews with the SP Times revealed scathing allegations of the physical and mental abuse of Scientology members that they witnessed at the hands of current Scientology cult leader David Miscavige. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
Although there was no mention of why cult leader David Miscavige was not present, Tommy Davis did a pretty wonderful job of looking far from credible. You don't have to be a body language expert to notice Davis' constant shifting eyes, how he constantly looks away, the fidgeting with his hair, clasped hands, along with his stuttering to know that he was not too comfortable with the questions that Bashir was asking him.
Bashir and Davis discussed a bunch of allegations levied against the cult, including family disconnection within the cult of Scientology's Sea Organization, as well as a punishment called the Rehabilitation Project Force aka The RPF for short.
It was great that Davis did not deny that there was an actual RPF within Scientology's Sea Organization, but Davis claims that the RPF is a VOLUNTARY punishment. This statement sent me through the roof.
Davis said that Sea Org members are put on such a punishment if they fail in their duties. What he didn't mention, was that a Sea Org member can be put on RPF for something as tiny as looking at someone the wrong way. I also would love to know what Sea Org members would voluntarily put themselves on a punishment which involves lack of sleep, low quality food, not being able to talk to anyone, wearing black clothing to further separate you from others, being shamed, ridiculed, and being forced to run everywhere rather than to walk. The RPF usually means that you will be put on some sort of manual hard labor which can go into all hours of the night and this punishment can literally last for YEARS.
Just one trip to the ex Scientology kids website will validate these claims about the RPF. Or you can pick up books written by ex Scientology members. Books like The Complex by John Duignan and Blown For Good by Marc Headley(which we recently did an article on) are just two examples of ex members shedding more light on this abusive cult. There is also a new book which just came out, called My Billion Year Contract by ex Scientology member Nancy Many who dedicated for 27 years of her life to Scientology.Continued on the next page