Arizona's Scientologists Are Terrifying -- and They Want Your Money

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Our trusty Scientology tour guide Didi
The Arizona Church of Scientology is hard up for cash and is begging for contributions in one of the most frightening Youtube videos we've ever seen.

In short: These people are bat-shit crazy excited. 

Armed with sunflower earrings and a crazed Joker-like smile, our trusty Scientology tour guide, Didi, shows us the ins and outs of the fundraising effort to build the group's new "org" ("org" is Scientology speak for church).

But be warned: if you choose to watch the video, Didi might haunt your dreams.

We don't want to ruin it for you, so just click here to watch the video -- unfortunately, we can't post it in this blog because the ability to embed has been disabled by whoever posted it following a similar post in New Times' sister paper, the Village Voice.

In a national push to build utopian-like orgs (knows as "ideal orgs") across the country, the Church of Scientology is asking for thousands of dollars from its limited but devoted brethren.
 
Here in Arizona, this proposed new structure to house Arizona's ever-decreasing number of followers is currently planned for East Phoenix.

Indeed, because Arizona has only a couple of thousand followers, many critics say this new endeavor is ludicrous.

Some also are quick to point out that the church's fundraising strategy is a bit... out there.

After numerous calls, the Arizona Church of Scientology could not be reached for comment about the new fundraising effort.
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Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone Therapy

we should respect other belief, we should not pin point others, if they are doing something seeing good than we should appreciate their efforts. every religion is good and full of humanity...but the people inside have variations, bad people reflect bad image.

Wuzzwing
Wuzzwing

Wrong, WE should NOT respect any belief that is harmful or fraudulent.  Scientology was created to rip people off and control them.  No other purpose.  And we should PIN POINT those that perpetrate these abusive scams, to see that they are puinished.  Get with the program.

Marktared
Marktared

A cult does not require any set number of leaders, only the inerrant belief that they are the ONLY TRUE RELIGION. Nothing else matters once that ego kicks in and messes with their heads. Once that engages, it usually takes a life-changing event or change of circumstances to get them to reconsider their beliefs   The definition of a destructive religious cult is like alcoholism-if booze controls you instead of the other way around you are an alcoholic.

Religion can be benign then there are hard core Fundy groups that want to rule & control you like hard core alcoholism.The Watchtower society Jehovah's Witnesses as an example is not benevolent and won't let you leave their organization in peace.If they try to ruin your reputation and break up your family for trying to get out then they are a cult! Whenever you surrender your logic and reason to anyone who asks you to believe something on "faith" and to trust them because they know better and to please donate generously, it's a cult. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck....--Danny Haszard born 3rd generation JW 1957 dannyhaszard (dot) com

Wesley Snipes-Fan Page
Wesley Snipes-Fan Page

Every fucking religion want you money , is not only scientology Get Your Facts Straight, how about writing some productive articles ?

Arizsweetie
Arizsweetie

Another Scientology dodge tactic...that they are "like other religions".    WRONG.  Other religions require donations but they don't borrow, coerce, crush, stalk, fraud and steal with the malicious aggression that Scientology does. Do your homework. You're talking apples and fruit loops.

Arizsweetie
Arizsweetie

Let me add to that list that other religions don't do but Scientologists have: MURDER (Rex Fowler), SUICIDE (Steve Brackett), and infiltrate governments (Operation Snow White, Operation Violet Wreath) or plan to blow up their own buildings (allegation against Gur Finklestein Scientology attorney).  Like I said, do your homework.

Wholigan
Wholigan

   Even if Scientologists have these incredible abilities, why can't they stop the rest of the wolrd from laughing at them????

figaro
figaro

Use your own mind to know answers about your own spiritwhy pay any religion to give u their answers that are usually off the top of their heads anyway or copied from other answers.

Jessi Slaughter
Jessi Slaughter

They've deleted the video, but there's a back up at tinyurl (.) com / ArizonaOrg

Also, a remix at tinyurl (.) com CrazyRemix

CultExposer
CultExposer

This video is a good example of what scientology does to the brain. They promise "super powers", and after drinking their kool-aid, all you get is bat-sh*t-crazy.

dagobarbz
dagobarbz

They must be doing pretty well with the fundraising thingie. They do appear "batshit crazy," but they stated right in the video that, if you send them your moneys, they'll go crazy for YOU!"

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

LOL!!! This is one funny and revealing article!! Thanks for the chuckles.

choocho
choocho

Sandra Gortez and GlassofWater are two Scientology staff members, perhaps just one with two accounts.

MarkStark
MarkStark

"Armed with sunflower earrings and a crazed Joker-like smile..." Now THAT is funny.

If the Phoenix "Org" ever contacts you, I'd just put down the phone and run. However, I would be curious about how long DiDi and her fellow Thetan rehearsed this. I'd like to bet on the call that poured in being fake just like everything in this cult, except the going crazy part.

Xenu sends his volcanic love to all!

cybercy
cybercy

Darn!  That video has been removed!  (guess they couldn't afford to keep it up there!)

Wholigan
Wholigan

   Embarrassing  video is embarrassing. 

dagobarbz
dagobarbz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

anonymous delivers...

Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene

there are other versions on YouTube....search scientology and phoenix....These poor brainwashed women....they are being played the fools by their corporate scientology.

dagobarbz
dagobarbz

Yeah, I do feel sorry for them. In deep and not allowed to look outside their bubble. But these are the same people who help members get new credit cards, or raise your credit line, or mortgage their homes or cash in their heirlooms.

So it's a weird feeling indeed.

MarkStark
MarkStark

DiDi should replace Tommy Davis, cult spokescreature. She's more authentic. Plus, she's honest about what Scientology is, going crazy over money.

Sandra Gortez
Sandra Gortez

It makes me very sad to know that the Phoenix Newtimes newspaper A) chooses to spend time mocking sincere, ernest, spiritual people who are working hard and donating what they can to build a church in their community that they genuinely feel will make people's lives better, B) Blindly regurgitates the hate speech of Tony Ortega and the Village Voice, a media outlet that when not attacking Scientology, attacks the efforts of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore to outlaw human sex trafficking (http://jezebel.com/5816743/chi... ). The person that wrote today's Phoenix Newtimes article should really re-think whether or not they are ok with contributing such negativity and willfully mocking human beings attempting to make the world a better place.

dagobarbz
dagobarbz

Well, if we were exchanging cannon fire with you, I'd take your "Baww Village Voice opposes efforts to outlaw human trafficking," and bring out mah big guns. The FBI investigating Scientology for human trafficking, for example.

And senior Scientologist / International Director of Scientology front group Chitizens Commission on Human Rights, Jan Wendy Eastgate Meyer; arrested for attempting to cover up the ongoing molestation of a young girl at the hands of her Scientologist step father.

BOOMBOOMBOOM! I sunk your battleship!

Margy11
Margy11

Sandra, Do some research before you call anything hate speech dear. You should know that my daughter was taken away from me by my husband & scientology when she was 8 yrs old and forced to join the sea org. I was put into the RPF.........so I could not tell anyone, or save my daughter. Know who you are defending, any orginization that rips apart families, spies, lies, breaks into places, ruins lives of innocent people, worse than any communist dictatorship or mafia (chinese,russian,cosanostra)-These people are worse they are disguised as poloiticians, teachers, agents, pharmacists, actors,.......you have no free will here in scientology. WAKE UP before your life is ripped apart too!!! Wait for my FBI testimony....I have the PROOF

candace6
candace6

It makes me sad to know that Didi and the others are reduced to this; begging for money so that David Miscavige can add another multi-million dollar property to his real estate portfolio.  And what happens once the building is paid for?  Miscavige charges these same people AGAIN, this time in the form of rent, for the very building THEY paid for.  The staff will work 18 hours a day, for $60 bucks a week. There will be no pricey Scotch, fleets of BMW's or motorcycles for Didi.  No $1000 suits and world travel on a private jet.Very sad indeed Sandra.

Lisa Lirones reformed OSABOT
Lisa Lirones reformed OSABOT

its always a better world with Scientology Squirrel Busters roaming the southern coast of South Texas...

choocho
choocho

 Hi Louanne, I guess you're not in the RPF, or are you another Scientology Office of Special Affairs "internet handler" using one of Louanne's sock-puppet accounts?

MarkStark
MarkStark

They aren't "human beings" trying to make the world a better place. They are Thetan super beings, savoring the prospect of total world domination.

Hubbard mandated that once Teegeeack is clear, Scientologists are to build a Space Org and begin clearing the Universe.

Phoenix will be made into a huge shrine one day, honoring L. Ron Hubbard, because he was there for a while, telling lies.

May Xenu's volcano erupt into the empty spaces of your mind and fill you with beingness.  Nanu nanu!

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin

"sincere, ernest, spiritual people who are working hard and donating what they can to build a church in their community that they genuinely feel will make people's lives better"That's why it's so sad. Scientologists work hard like everybody else to earn a living to feed themselves and do NOT deserve to have money taken from them under false pretenses the way scientologists have.

Arizsweetie
Arizsweetie

Sandra Gortez, Ain't that a pathetic joke?  Oh boo-hoo Sandra Gortez.  Excvept I don't believe you're sad for a minute.   You're manipulating and posturing, and discrediting with incomplete lies, like Scientology staff is trained to do.

  When Sceintology remove those ridiculous criminal blogs that defame good people and when you stop lying, spying, stalking, harassing, infiltrating, and your members actually do more than look down on the rest of the world and act psycho, maybe I might consider your "sadness" is genuine.

And the Phoenix Times is NOT the source of negativity ...those loony pie-eyed delusional money grubbing robots are!   $andra Gortez, you don't fool anyone for a second, honey.

The Klute
The Klute

When are people going to learn that John Travolta is not the path to salvation, Tom Cruise is not the Messiah, and Katie Holmes did not die for you sins.

Yet.  

GlassofWater
GlassofWater

Must be a slow news day when a Youtube video commentary is posted as a news article. There is nothing inherently wrong with the video -- every religious organization has their way of reaching out to the public. I've seen weirder videos from other religious denominations. Scientology has done a lot of good work with the various nonprofits they work with, and they continue to help people up to this day. Check out the work of the Scientology volunteer ministers -- who help with disaster relief around the world.

Romarsh
Romarsh

Everything Scamatology does is bu####it.  Their volunteer ministers are a joke and useless in most disaster situations, look at their 'help for Haiti'.  Boycott all of their front l groups and scamatologist owned businesses.  When they are broke and working in the real  world they can be ignored.   

dagobarbz
dagobarbz

Good advice. People should be aware of the people who sneaked in under barricades at Ground Zero, disrupted mental health professionals and bragged about it. Reports of grinning Scientologists trying to sell books to shell shocked residents were confirmed.

Volunteer Vulture Ministers. The way Scientology feeds off tragedy and disaster is one of the reasons why it is so beloved of the citizenry of the world.

Clear the planet? You can't even smudge it!

Arizsweetie
Arizsweetie

Scientology make the planet more DENSE with its dishonesty.   They try to smear and control artists by threatening to defame them  while inside their ranks what have they got?Rex Fowler, OT 7 Minister, convicted Murder;  Jan Eastgate, top official, arrested for obstructing justice in a child molestation case;  Steve Brackett, finace' of Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson voice)  Suicide over money; Gur Finklestein Sirael Sceintology lawyer dincted for plots ot murder, blow up a building and more.

Oh yeah.   Who needs this kind of fake two-faced "church"?  I'm proud to be an American and I won't tolerate abuse of human rights.

Mary the Phoenix
Mary the Phoenix

glass of water:  please post the weirder videos you have seen.  I absolutley love this video with Dee Dee.I keep watching it over and over.   If there are other videos out there that are more odd I would be seriously interested in viewing them.   I can't stop watching this one.  It's mind altering.  Dee Dee is awesome.

candace6
candace6

Can you tell me how many hospitals your church has built?  How many soup kitchens or domestic violence shelters you fund?  How about homeless shelters -got any of those? How much money did the church of Scientology donate to an ACTUAL charity last year?  Your claim of doing good work is laughable.  Your church does absolutely nothing for any real charity, yet you have thousands to fund your OSA "Squirrel Busters".  And you wonder why you're the most despised and mocked "religion" on the planet.

Arizsweetie
Arizsweetie

The foundation John Travolta supposedly set up in the name of his son Jett does not donate to autism or Kawasaki syndrome...but to Scientology.

choocho
choocho

Hi Louanne, I guess you're not in the RPF, or are you another Scientology Office of Special Affairs "internet handler" using one of Louanne's sock-puppet accounts?

Name one non-profit that you, and why are you referring to Scientologists in the third person, work with that is not a Scientology front-group.

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin

What "non-profits" are you referring to? Of course, scientology injects NOTHING into anything other than itself. Can you tell me where they hand out blankets to the homeless, feed the unfortunate or provide financial assistance to struggling families? You cannot because its is "out-exchange" to give ANYTHING away firstly, and scientology ONLY helps the "able become more able" secondly.

Yeah, them VM's do lots to position themselves for photo opportunities and try pass themselves off as working WITH real institutions that go to disaster zones to actually help people and not run interference on properly trained professionals.http://www.newsfrombree.co.uk/...

Mari Rose
Mari Rose

Xenu is coming to get you, Glassy.

Arizsweetie
Arizsweetie

Scientology is way scary, and it's the things the members do behind the scenes to GET your money and control over the world that are despicable and not American.  Behind all the "help" as bait, their internal core is made up of intelligence spies (they even recruit celebrities like Jenna Elfman to spy on others).  The primary actions are writing fake, over-the-top blogs to "destroy" people they fear. 

Google "Placido Domingo Jr. and Scientology".  When Mr. Domingo refused to disconnect from his ex wife and three daughters as Scientology wanted him to do, they published confidential materials from Domingo's confessionals to harass him, and made up a sick blog with lies and lewd insults about Domingo's character.   (remember, spoke person Tommy Davis lied to the public last year and said it didn't exist? Proof last week otherwise)

They are dangerous and criminal.  Their lawyer Gur Finkelstein in Israel was indicted this year for plans to blow up their own building to frame someone.

THANK YOU for this important news.  IMPORTANT for the public welfare.  It's Sintology!!

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