How Scientology can prove us wrong about L. Ron Hubbard's 'sheep-dipped' valor - 2020-11-09

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F347.png How Scientology can prove us wrong about L. Ron Hubbard's 'sheep-dipped' valor November 9, 2020, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

What set off our longtime reader PickAnotherID about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's military record (see part 1 and part 2) was not only the obviously faked document and medals that the church fed New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright for his 2011 magazine story "The Apostate."

Pick, a 20-year military veteran with Air Force security experience, was especially galled by Scientology's claim that the reason Hubbard's heroism wasn't reflected in his official records was that those records had been "sheep-dipped" in order to mask his work in military intelligence.

Scientology relied on the highly dubious figure of L. Fletcher Prouty for that assessment. (See historian Jon Atack's thorough thrashing of Prouty, a notorious conspiracist for hire.)

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = How Scientology can prove us wrong about L. Ron Hubbard's 'sheep-dipped' valor | url = https://tonyortega.org/2020/11/09/how-scientology-can-prove-us-wrong-about-l-ron-hubbards-sheep-dipped-valor/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = November 9, 2020 | accessdate = November 9, 2020 }}