Up to 8,000 Scientologists are expected to attend the annual Saint Hill gala, which will highlight the organisation's humanitarian work over the last year – but, as guests arrive, protesters hope to spread their anti-Scientology message.
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Former Scientologist Martin Padfield was based at the Saint Hill headquarters from 1989 to 1993 and plans to attend the protest to add his voice to opposition anger. "When I started researching the situation within the church with the blinkers off, and after reading other people's stories, I decided to leave once and for all. "I am not one for standing around on the sidelines," he said. [email@example.com] [protest post-game thread@WWP]
‘THE CULT IN YOUR BACKYARD’ press conference was broadcast live 1:30 PM G.M.T on October 20th from the Old Court House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3LS. You can view the recordrd confrence below.
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East Grinstead, West Sussex, October 20th 2012 1.30pm G.M.T – Ex-members of the Scientology organization from the UK and abroad will expose abusive conditions inside the ‘church’, including financial exploitation, coerced abortions and broken families. Speakers will include several highly-placed defectors from the organization elite pseudo-paramilitary group, the ‘Sea Org’.
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