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Published on Jan 9, 2009
Proof that Tommy Davis (Scientology Spokesman) lied in recent media interviews where he claimed that anti-seizure medication was acceptable in Scientology. His claims directly contradict official Church of Scientology doctrine and common practice within Scientology.
A leaked audio tape (that you can listen to in this video) sold by the Church of Scientology reveals that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard spoke specifically about forcing epileptic patients to stop taking anti-seizure medication. Alarmingly, he notes that this is against medical advice and speaks dismissively about epilepsy and medical doctors. The words of L. Ron Hubbard are treated as absolute truth within Scientology.
THE DAILY MAIL REPORTS: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/... "One person who can provide first-hand insight into Scientology's treatment of neurological disorders is Tory Christman, a member of the religion for more than 30 years until she left in 2000.
She was an epileptic using prescribed drugs to control her seizures but a few months after becoming a Scientologist she was told by an untrained 'medical officer' to come off her medication and take vitamins instead.
The cause of her problems, she was told, was not physical but psychosomatic, caused by people antagonistic towards her Scientology beliefs (or 'suppressives', as they are known by the church).
'I began having grand mal seizures at home, out on the street by myself and in the Scientology organisations - this was a living hell for me,' she says. 'This went on for three months. I was losing my memory due to all of the seizures.
'Finally, one morning in the shower, I knocked my front teeth out during a grand mal seizure. All this time my mother was begging me to go back on my medication and, after so much trauma, I realised that I wasn't going to live if I kept on doing this.'
Christman had the wisdom to ignore that aspect of Scientology and eventually left the religion, going on to become one of its more prominent critics. 'I continue to speak out in the hope that anyone with any physical problems stays miles and miles away from Scientology,' she says. 'I cannot tell you how many people I know who have died from lack of correct medical help.'
...Margarit Winkelmann, 51, walked fully clothed into the sea and drowned herself in January 1980 after she replaced her medically prescribed course of Lithium - a drug commonly used to control psychotic behaviour - with a course of vitamins and minerals recommended by the church.
Heribert Pfaff, 31, died of an apparent seizure at a prominent Scientology hotel after he was told to stop taking his epilepsy medication.
And Jeremy Perkins, a 28-year-old untreated paranoid schizophrenic raised as a Scientologist, murdered his own mother. The frenzied attack, in which he stabbed her 77 times, was carried out on LRH's birthday.