Scientology 'Ministers'
Routinely Lie Under Oath


Scientology's doublecross

The Scientology® organization's "ministers" are apparently required to lie under oath. One of the many lies which Scientology ringleaders tell judges is that human rights and freedom of speech rights activists pose a threat to the health and safety of their remaining followers. Scientology has repeatedly claims that the reason they're afraid of rights protesters and picketers is because of a shooting in Oregon where a baby was killed and a number of other people were wounded.

Here's a sample of that perjury in what's known as the "Henson trial transcript" which can be reviewed entirely at yet is offered here in extract:

"A" means an answer is being provided by Scientology "Minister" Ken Hoden. "Q" are questions being asked by by Robert Schwarz. After SAcientology's perjury we'll take a look at one of the numerous newspaper articles which covered the shooting to see what the truth actually is.

Q. (By Mr. Schwarz): Okay. Now, was among your staff was one of the people that you briefed Hillary Dezotell?

A: Yes.

Q: Yes?

A: Yes.

Q: Okay. And then was another person Bruce Wagoner?

A: Yes.

Q: The other complaining parties?

A: That's correct.

Q: And when you briefed these two people did you provide them a copy with the postings?

A: Yes, I did.

Q: And did you provide them a copy of the patent and the Mambo Chicken Book, et cetera?

A: Yes. I'm trying to think of who I showed the patent to. I showed them the postings. I showed them this Mambo Chicken Book. And I showed some of my staff the patent.

Q: Okay. So you allowed them to come to their own judgment?

A: Yes.

Q: Thank you. Now, the last question that I have for you is this: Why did you -- why did you go through all the trouble of doing that?

A: Well, I didn't want to make the same mistake again.

Q: What mistake is that?

A: Well, we had an earlier situation where we had what might appear to be silly or foolish or joking type threats. And as a result somebody got killed. Somebody got shot. And I didn't want that to happen again. And I was not going to make that mistake again, and I was determined not to make it again.

Q: What are you referring to?

A: Referring to the fact that a man one time took a little tiny tank and wound it up like this, and put a little sign on it and said, "Next time it will be real." And it chugged through the front door of our church, of one of our churches.

Q: Where?

A: Portland, Oregon.

Q: Then what happened?

A: All right. We took it to the police, explained to them that this is a threat. They said there was nothing they could do, looked like just a joke. He walked in later, shot Helen, who I've known for 25 years, shot Helen, bullet went through her shoulder, through her baby's head in her womb, and she's paralyzed for life. And shot Reverend Crandall who ran the church. And two other people. And I was not going to have that happen again to my church. And I didn't want any of my staff hurt

Now for the truth:

Posted publically to Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review
Volume 1, Issue 23
by Rod Keller []
Copyright 1996

7. Portland

The Scientology org in Portland, Oregon was attacked this week by a gunman who shot four people and started a fire with a can of gasoline.

The Associated Press reported:

"Jairus C. Godeka, 38, who was under court order not to have any contact with the church, surrendered after walking out with a female hostage who was heard shouting: 'Don't do anything. He's got a gun to my head.' Police talked Godeka into releasing the woman unharmed and dropping his gun.

"Another woman, who is at least four months pregnant, was shot in the shoulder and hospitalized in critical condition. Firefighters found church worker Helen Burke, 44, hiding in a stairwell. The center's executive director was in fair condition with a wound to his right side and another man was in serious condition with a wound to his chest. The fourth victim was treated for a wound to his buttocks and released.

"Firefighters quickly put out the blaze, which did not cause serious damage. The man had carried a 1-gallon can of gas and ignited the floor near a reception desk.

"Godeka was arrested on charges of attempted aggravated murder, arson, kidnapping, assault and burglary. The church, however, denounced it as a hate crime. 'There's a lesson here, and the lesson is about the damage religious hate mongers cause,' said a statement issued by the church's Los Angeles office."

The Portland Oregonian ran a profile on the suspect.

"He came form Kenya in 1979 to 'accomplish something in America,' he said, his hopes fueled by high expectations from friends and family. But Jairus Godeka felt his dream fade to 'gloom and doom,' after he was introduced to the Church of Scientology in 1980, he told police.

"Interviews with friends, acquaintances and former in-laws, and an examination of police records, reveal a man who was hard-working and earnest but whose past is plagued by alcohol abuse, violent behavior, a broken marriage and financial problems. They also show a man obsessed by the belief that his troubles all stem from the Church of Scientology.

"A judge entered a not-guilty plea for Godeka Thursday, after he was arraigned in the Justice Center in Portland on charges of attempted aggravated murder, arson, kidnapping, assault and burglary. The turn of events shocked at least one friend, who described Godeka as a gentle man who was "mild-mannered and had a great desire to please everyone' - someone who was far from crazy and worked hard to make a fledgling business successful.

"In a long, sometimes rambling statement to police in February, Godeka detailed a variety of grievances he had with Scientology and said how for years he felt the organization should be made to pay $50,000 for ruining in life.

"Born in Kenya in 1958, Godeka said he came to the United States on a visa. Godeka's in-laws, who asked that their names not be used, said Thursday that he came to study business administration at a college in Vancouver, Wash., several years ago.

"They said he and his estranged wife, Christina, met while he was a student. The two married in Vancouver and lived there for three or four months before moving to Portland. About five years into the marriage, they said, Godeka found Scientology. A month after he did, the in-laws said, Godeka sold his belongings, including a stereo the couple owned, and left his wife.

"'The Church of Scientology told him he had to cleanse or purify himself and to leave her,' Christina's mother said. 'He was fine until he got involved with that church.'

"In his statement to police, Godeka said he became attracted to Scientology after a session at the Portland branch to familiarize himself with the group's philosophies. He then took a free personality test and bought some books. At some point, however, he began to feel that several church employees were controlling his mind, he said.

"One person particularly troubled him: Burke, the receptionist at the Portland branch, who would become one of his gunshot victims. 'It was Helen,' he said in one interview with police. 'Helen's kept me a prisoner all these years.' Burke, who is in serious condition, could not be reached for comment."

And then in a later follow up:

Posted publically in Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review
Volume 2, Issue 27
by Rod Keller []
Copyright 1997

8. Helen Burke


The Bee carried an article on Helen Burke, who was shot by Scientologist Jairus Godeka at the Portland, Oregon org in September, 1996.

"Four months pregnant at the time, Burke was the first and most seriously injured by Godeka's rampage. Steve Crandell, the church's executive director, took one of Godeka's gunshots in the stomach. Burke's baby, Bridget, was born safely on Feb. 14. Bridget is her third child, joining siblings Siobhan, 12, and Tim, 10.

"Originally from Australia, Burke has worked for the Church of Scientology for 14 years. In her third year as a minister, she now provides audiences a personal testimonial to the workings of her church. Burke credits her church, and family, for helping her through the emotional healing process. She has physical therapy three times a week in order to build her upper body strength, which is necessary to manage her wheelchair.

"'On a mental and emotional level, I'm no worse now than I was a year ago, because of the Dianetics counseling procedure. It gives you the ability to let go of all your negative emotions and focus on a positive future.' Burke returned to her job earlier this year. She holds free workshops to explain L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics methods used successfully to counsel herself and her family. 'The incident has strengthened our resolve to continue helping others through the Church of Scientology practices,' says Burke.

"Burke holds no grudge against her assailant. 'I feel very sorry for him and his mental state that he would have felt so dreadful. But I've never hated him, even from the date of the incident.'"

So we find that the Scientology "Minister" lied: Not only did the "Minister" "forget" to inform the judge that the shooter was a Scientologist, the fact of the matter is that the pregnate woman gave birth to a healthy baby without any problems. The organization, however, still lies to judges about how this shooting some how makes them worry about human rights activists protesting againbt Scientology's abuses.

The lie is repeated later when the Scientology organization tried to frame human rights activist Mr. Robert Minton in Clearwater, Florida where Mr. Minton had establihed a sanctuary for Scientologists trying to escape from the organization's routinely criminal abuses. From the court record we find Scientology's Kendrick Moxon lieing to the judge again:

14 PROCEEDINGS: Motions. 15 DATE: November 7, 2001, 9:11 a.m. 16 PLACE: Courtroom B, Judicial Buiding St. Petersburg, Florida. 17 BEFORE: Hon. Susan F. Schaeffer 18 Circuit Judge.

1 strobe in the bus driver's eyes. This happened a 2 number of times, and they eventually changed their 3 routes and contacted the police to have the police 4 out there to catch the guy. To obviously blind the 5 bus drivers. 6 One of Flag's staff members was shot and 7 terminally injured when doing a tour in Portland. 8 This is one of the things that Mr. Shaw began to 9 make reference to. Another one of the staff members 10 was shot and her -- her unborn child, her fetus, 11 killed. And this was, again, something that's the 12 same kind of -- this person was inflamed by the same 13 Internet allegations, allegedly. And he's been 14 convicted, of course, and he's in jail. But the man 15 poured gas on the floor, too, and tried to light it. 16 Then after -- we had this --

Once again one of Scientology's more notorious ringleaders "forgets" to mention the fact that the shooter was a fellow Scientologist. Helen Berke was apparently not "on staff" at the time as Moxon claims, and the notion that Godeka ever looked at the Internet -- leave alone any of the factual information about the Scientology crime syndicate one can find on the Internet -- is never evidenced and appears to be another one of Moxon's "whoppers." And, of course, the baby did not die and was born with no problems.

That's the level of honest one can expect with Scientology's "Ministers."


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