How to get yourself removed from Scientology's legendary mailing list: A case study - 2017-05-05
One of our sources forwarded an actual text conversation (it was sent to us in screen captures) that we thought you would find pretty interesting.
The conversation was between a former member of the Church of Scientology who had been texted, unsolicited, by someone at the church attempting to update her in Scientology's legendary mailing list database. The church's mailing list is one of those infamous things about the church that even people only barely acquainted with the church seem to know — once you get on it, the junk mail comes and comes and it's almost impossible to stop it. And even if you move a few times, the church somehow always tracks you down. (See our story at the Voice about a guy who had moved more than ten times, across the country, and had not been involved in Scientology for forty years and still, the church kept hounding him.)
People often ask us how to get themselves removed from Scientology's mailing list, and we're never sure what to tell them. So we thought the following conversation might be edifying for anyone who's tired of receiving Scientology mail. It's also simply an entertaining read, thanks to Shannon (who asked us not to include her last name), and we thank her for turning this over for our readers to see. We've typed up the conversation to make it easier to read, but we can verify that it was all captured in actual screenshots. Enjoy.