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Monday, September 26, 2011

Scientology Apostate Part I: San Francisco Church's Stats

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 8:10 AM

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A couple weeks ago, the masked Anonymous protesters who've been organizing protests outside San Francisco's Church of Scientology for the last three years received a jolt of affirmation. A self-proclaimed Scientologist logged onto the group's local message board with the handle "ethicstrouble," thanking Anonymous for its protests and writing "I hope one day to join you."

The San Francisco church's president, Jeff Quiros, told SF Weekly he thought the apostate was a fraud, created by Anonymous themselves. But SF Weekly has since talked at length with ethicstrouble on the phone, and they sent us a bevy of graphs that they said they smuggled out of the trash at the org.

After reviewing the graphs, Quiros claimed they are fake. "They are

not legit," he wrote in an e-mail. "Someone is going to great

lengths ... I wish SF Weekly would not continue to give legs to this

nonsense game."

Download the graphs ethicstrouble sent SF Weekly in these PDF files.


Indeed, SF Weekly cannot confirm ethicstrouble is the San Francisco Scientologist they claim to be. But we'll share the

detailed information about the San Francisco org they gave us,

and readers can decide for themselves whether it's credible or not.


week, we will present our ethicstrouble interview in multiple

parts. Fearful of being discovered, ethicstrouble talked with us on the condition of only being identified as a 10-to-20-year member of the

church who has shelled out more than $50,000 on coursework. We'll refer

to ethicstrouble with a gender-less "they" pronoun.

Ethicstrouble said they called us from a telephone line they had

acquired especially for this purpose, and asked us not to reveal what time we

spoke. "Don't tell [President Jeff Quiros] in any way when I talked to

you. If you let him know the

times I was able to call you that will really narrow me down." 

They first sent us graphs which they said they whisked out of a garbage can at the

org before the papers hit the shredder.

Ethicstrouble says the graphs have proven to Quiros that they are from inside the church, and says their talking to the SF Weekly has created quite a stir within the org: "If

you've seen the graphs I've sent you, they know those are real. I'm not

worried about them believing I'm real. I can sense it; they feel it. My

problem is proving to everyone else -- to you -- that I'm real."

Here's what ethicstrouble wrote to us to explain some of the acronyms in the graphs.

ACTPRO:  That is the number of people auditing independently

in their area. In the San Francisco area there are

only two people auditing in a self-employed practice and possibly making a

living out of it. That is a very small number, much smaller than years


HDSCOMPS and HDACOMPS: These are the two courses that teach

people how to audit Dianetics. HDSCOMPS is the basic training and

HDACOMPS is the training to be a professional Dianetic auditor. So you

can see there are almost no Dianetic auditors being made.

TTCNBR and TTCGRAD: These are the people in the technical

training corps.... They are training to be auditors or word

clearers or course supervisors, and they are either training at Flag in

Florida or here at the Org. So at the end of the one graph we had 13

people in and during this time frame not one had completed a course. If

one was to be a auditor for example, he will have at least 12 or more

courses to complete his training

BIS: Bodies in the shop, how many people are in the Org

doing a course. Course supervisors often call people and beg them to

come in for one hour for the week so this statistic is higher.

WDAHP: This is for people doing the sauna sweat program. As

you can see, there is something really wrong with this graph. The

standard preferred schedule for someone doing the program is four to fuve

hours a day, seven days a week, with the only exceptions given to people

with physical problems -- then the hours may be reduced.

GDS GBS: This is the total dollar value of books sold. This

includes e-meters, which sell for over $3,000, so as you can see no

e-meters were sold.

PSO: This is the film shown to new people who don't know anything about Scientology.

CL: The state called "clear" was the whole purpose of

Dianetics. You must go clear before going higher up the bridge. It costs

tens of thousands of dollars to go clear.

GDS PDC: This is for everything completed in the Org, from

courses to extension coursed to word clearing, anything that is paid for

and completed. This can be deceiving because someone can pay for two or

three little things in one week, so you can get three points for one person

doing a few little paid services.

WDAHWO: These are how many hours of auditing were produced

without the purif hours. (hours in the sauna are considered auditing, I

know it's weird). Graph looks like it is trending down to me.

GDS FHS: This is the number of staff who have been trained to do their job. All other staff are not fully trained.

PTF: This is how much money was given to Flag for the people

we have training over there. We have to pay for their food, lodging, and

courses. Very expensive. They study there starting at 9 a.m. till 10 p.m.

with half-day off on Sunday to do laundry.

CGI: Here is the gross income for the Org, includes everything.

SOLO1COMPS: This is the first course you do after becoming clear and before doing OT levels. 

More coming up tomorrow.

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