Scientology’s Plan To Infiltrate And Spy On ‘South Park’

The Village Voice‘s Tony Ortega reveals the extent to which the “church” of Scientology will go to try to protect its (not too solid) reputation:

Yesterday, we reported that former Scientology executive Marty Rathbun had revealed at his blog that in 2006, Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs — the church’s intelligence and covert operations wing — was actively investigating creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone by looking for vulnerabilities among their close friends.

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Screen shot of the South Park “scientology” episode, “Trapped in the Closet” (2005)

Today, we have more leaked OSA documents which give some idea of the extent of the spying operation on the  offices and the people who worked there.

They suggest that after traditional approaches with private investigators had stalled, OSA turned to film consultant Eric Sherman, a Scientologist, to help them find a young filmmaker who would make an effective mole at the South Park offices.

For decades, Scientology has earned a reputation for severe retaliation against perceived enemies and carrying on “noisy investigations” that involve private investigators and intimidation squads. We’ve been documenting many examples of that this year as Scientology goes through perhaps its most difficult period.

The defection of former high ranking officials Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder has been a nightmare for the church. As Scientology expends enormous resources to surveill and harass each of them, Rathbun continues to leak formerly secret OSA documents at his blog.

Not on his blog, however, is a document which he supplied to Marc Headley, a man we have written about frequently here at the , and who was subject to his own retaliation and spying operations by the church

[continues in the Village Voice]

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30 Responses to Scientology’s Plan To Infiltrate And Spy On ‘South Park’

  1. Raz October 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

     I heard that they snoop on Jon Stamos!! Freakin hilarious!!! Imagine these nutjobs seaching in Jon Stamos garbage!!!

  2. Raz October 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

     I heard that they snoop on Jon Stamos!! Freakin hilarious!!! Imagine these nutjobs seaching in Jon Stamos garbage!!!

    • dumbsaint October 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

      Woah.

  3. Anti-Citizen1 October 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    I dunno, these guys are pretty sneaky, and at least somewhat competent, they did pull off that big job infiltrating the government to steal all those documents or something didn’t they?

  4. Anarchy Pony October 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    I dunno, these guys are pretty sneaky, and at least somewhat competent, they did pull off that big job infiltrating the government to steal all those documents or something didn’t they?

    • rosie October 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

      Operation Snow White, the biggest domestic spying case in US history.
      They also had a similar case in other countries most notably Canada were they were also found to be spying on the government.
      This is how they collect information, and then get away without investigation.  This is how they got their tax exempt status.  Because after twenty years of fighting them, the IRS caved after a private meeting between the head of Scientolgy and the head of the IRS in 1993. 
      They also get to take tax deductions on “donations” for paying for Scientology courses, which is a deduction that no one studying any other religion is allowed to take. See Sklar vs. US to find out more about that unconstitutional question.

      • rosie October 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

        Couple of hours left today to sign petition to White House pushing for an investigation, it has over 5,600 signatures, let’s get some more:

        http://wh.­gov/4Os

        • Redacted October 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

          Investigation? Obama should just order some drone strikes.

          • Anarchy Pony October 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

            Smells like… victory.

  5. Fuck you Scientology October 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

     Fuck Scientology, and everyone related to it, SOUTH PARK RULES!!! You Rock guys!!

  6. Fuck you Scientology October 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

     Fuck Scientology, and everyone related to it, SOUTH PARK RULES!!! You Rock guys!!

  7. rosie October 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Operation Snow White, the biggest domestic spying case in US history.
    They also had a similar case in other countries most notably Canada were they were also found to be spying on the government.
    This is how they collect information, and then get away without investigation.  This is how they got their tax exempt status.  Because after twenty years of fighting them, the IRS caved after a private meeting between the head of Scientolgy and the head of the IRS in 1993. 
    They also get to take tax deductions on “donations” for paying for Scientology courses, which is a deduction that no one studying any other religion is allowed to take. See Sklar vs. US to find out more about that unconstitutional question.

  8. rosie October 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Operation Snow White, the biggest domestic spying case in US history.
    They also had a similar case in other countries most notably Canada were they were also found to be spying on the government.
    This is how they collect information, and then get away without investigation.  This is how they got their tax exempt status.  Because after twenty years of fighting them, the IRS caved after a private meeting between the head of Scientolgy and the head of the IRS in 1993. 
    They also get to take tax deductions on “donations” for paying for Scientology courses, which is a deduction that no one studying any other religion is allowed to take. See Sklar vs. US to find out more about that unconstitutional question.

  9. rosie October 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Couple of hours left today to sign petition to White House pushing for an investigation, it has over 5,600 signatures, let’s get some more:

    http://wh.­gov/4Os

  10. rosie October 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Couple of hours left today to sign petition to White House pushing for an investigation, it has over 5,600 signatures, let’s get some more:

    http://wh.­gov/4Os

  11. Hadrian999 October 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    once you know you are being spied on you can have all kinds of fun with it

  12. Hadrian999 October 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    once you know you are being spied on you can have all kinds of fun with it

  13. Anonymous October 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Investigation? Obama should just order some drone strikes.

  14. DeepCough October 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Scientology is not treated like a terrorist organizaiton why?

    • SF2K01 October 26, 2011 at 1:41 am #

      Because they’ve already infiltrated the government and blackmailed it into submission a long time ago.

  15. DeepCough October 25, 2011 at 2:08 am #

    Scientology is not treated like a terrorist organizaiton why?

  16. Anonymous October 25, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    Woah.

  17. Anonymous October 25, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    Woah.

  18. Anonymous October 25, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    Woah.

  19. Anonymous October 25, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    Woah.

  20. dumbsaint October 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    If we see Chef mysteriously return then something’s up.

  21. Anonymous October 25, 2011 at 2:35 am #

    If we see Chef mysteriously return then something’s up.

  22. Anonymous October 25, 2011 at 2:35 am #

    If we see Chef mysteriously return then something’s up.

  23. Anti-Citizen1 October 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Smells like… victory.

  24. Anonymous October 26, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    Because they’ve already infiltrated the government and blackmailed it into submission a long time ago.

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