Our photographer goes back for more Scientology 'body routing' on the streets of LA - 2017-05-25
The anonymous photographer who captured images of Scientology body routers for us recently was shocked by the story we wrote Tuesday. We discovered that one of the people in his photos was Irving Sorrentini, the 68-year-old father who "disconnected" from his daughter Jamie Sorrentini Lugli in 2010.
The last time Jamie had seen her father was in Florida that summer. But because she had developed doubts about the church and went to visit Scientology's former official, Mark "Marty" Rathbun in Texas, she was labeled an enemy of the organization and her father was forced to cut off all ties from her. He's never seen her 6-year-old daughter, Veda, and she had lost all track of him. Jamie was stunned to see that our photographer had captured him outside a Los Angeles metro station, working as a "body router."
That's Scientology language for the staff members who work city streets looking for new recruits, handing out invitations to see a Scientology movie or take a personality test. Jamie's father is OT, meaning he's high on Scientology's expensive "Bridge to Total Freedom," but Jamie said she wasn't entirely surprised to see him working such a basic job for the church. "All he wants to do is Scientology. All he ever wanted was to be on the Bridge all the time, so if he could join staff or the Sea Org and have no other job, he would," she told us.