Blog: Scientology Daily Digest: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 2013-12-09
David Miscavige and his advisors experiencing the disconnect between their view of how a psychiatric exam feels versus how most of us feel when we talk to a psychiatrist. Fetch... the COMFY CHAIR! And if that doesn't work, the CUSHIONS!
Two major news items today. First, both sides filed their trial schedule in the Laura DiCrescenzo case. Of course, Laura's side has a fairly straightforward schedule, but the cult has a byzantine process involving multiple mini-trials, with two weeks spent in the first such just arguing about First Amendment issues. And of course, while Miscavige's fingerprints are mostly absent from this document, he still managed to get into the text a demand that Laura be forced to undergo a psychiatric exam as part of the case. It's straight out of Monty Python.
The second major news item is the SP declaration of long-time staff member Ryan Hogarth from the South African branch of the cult, causing the African Scientology blog to speculate that the entire South African community could easily secede from the cult as the Haifa, Israel mission did.