Who is Steve Hall - Timeline http://whoisstevehall.com/taxonomy/term/14 en The Violent Duo-Rathbun & Mike Rinder http://whoisstevehall.com/videos/violent-duo-rathbun-rinder.html <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DHI-3o3qimU?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/tag/marty-rathbun.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Marty Rathbun</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1"><a href="/tag/mike-rinder.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Mike Rinder</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-2"><a href="/tag/videos.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Videos</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-3"><a href="/taxonomy/term/14" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Timeline</a></li></ul></div><div class="field field-name-field-page-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Page Type: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Video</a></li></ul></div> Sun, 09 Oct 2011 01:45:58 +0000 siteadmin 52 at http://whoisstevehall.com The New Yorker: Tabloid of Record http://whoisstevehall.com/videos/tabloid-new-yorker.html <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href="http://www.freedommag.org/special-reports/new-yorker/video-new-yorker-tabloid-masquerating-as-literature.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://whoismartyrathbun.com/sites/default/files/tabloid_of_record.jpg" alt="" /></a></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/tag/amy-scobee.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Amy Scobee</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1"><a href="/tag/marc-and-claire-headley.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Headleys</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-2"><a href="/tag/jason-beghe.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Jason Beghe</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-3"><a href="/tag/steve-hall.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Steve Hall</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-4"><a href="/tag/marty-rathbun.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Marty Rathbun</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-5"><a href="/tag/mike-rinder.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Mike Rinder</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-6"><a href="/tag/videos.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Videos</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-7"><a href="/taxonomy/term/14" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Timeline</a></li></ul></div><div class="field field-name-field-page-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Page Type: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Video</a></li></ul></div> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 04:29:43 +0000 siteadmin 41 at http://whoisstevehall.com Steve Hall: The Man Who Tells It Straight from the Straitjacket http://whoisstevehall.com/articles/steve-hall-straitjacket.html <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img style="float: left; margin: 5px;" title="" src="http://whoisstevehall.com/sites/default/files/stevehall.jpg" alt="" width="250" />“<strong>Steve Hall was a writer for the Church who left in 2004.”</strong></p><p><em>—A television tabloid host’s on-air introduction of Steve Hall</em></p><p>Also by way of an introduction, Steve Hall is both&nbsp;Marty Rathbun’s “Web Master” and “Internet Guru.”</p><p>But for the truly incisive character sketch, the one that explains why the tabloid host’s own introduction was kept to an absolute minimum, Steve Hall himself would like us to know he was previously:</p><p>A) Gautama Siddhartha<br /> B) Jesus Christ<br /> C) The Italian Renaissance painter, Tintoretto<br /> D) And prior to all the above, he additionally co-created the universe with God.</p><p>All of which further explains why the tabloid host assured a Church spokesperson that he saw&nbsp;<em>nothing</em><em>&nbsp;</em>of interest in what Hall had to say and thus asked no questions regarding Hall...</p><p>All of which, in turn, meant the Church never had an opportunity to present Steve Hall to television viewers in terms of what he really represented...</p><p>Namely: A new low in tabloid journalism for the fact that the host was so hard up to find&nbsp;<em>anyone</em>&nbsp;who would corroborate Rathbun’s tall tales, he brought on someone known to one and all who worked with him as a “complete nutcase.”</p><p>So to set the record straight, here’s the real Steve Hall:</p><p>In addition to aforementioned claims that he was Jesus, Buddha and co-creator of the Universe, Hall maintains he was the “scriptwriter” for the ecclesiastic leader of the religion.</p><p>It’s a statement former co-workers describe as “patently false” and in the words of a senior Church official:</p><p>“By that definition, a person peeling potatoes in the army is ’The President’s Potato Peeler.’”</p><p>Then there was Steve Hall as “He Who Communes with the Dearly Departed.”</p><p>When the wife of a co-worker passed away in 1998, Hall presents the still grieving widower with a letter he supposedly “channeled” from beyond the veil. It’s maudlin beyond description and filled with statements intended to convince the man his late wife had elected Hall as the family’s new protector. As a matter of fact, the only distinction between Hall’s letter and a classic graveside con is that Hall actually&nbsp;<em>believes</em>&nbsp;he can speak to the dead.</p><p>When apprised of the letter, the host drips crocodile tears and tells the Church spokesperson:</p><p>“Oh my God, that's terrible. I can't believe that anybody would do that.”</p><p>While just for good measure, the widower himself writes to the host:</p><p>“[Hall’s message] was no more a communication from my wife of 11 years than had Steve handed me the Poughkeepsie, New York, phone book. There is not one turn of phrase or sentiment that even remotely rings of anything she would have said, or represents the relationship I had with her.”</p><p>To which he adds with emphasis:</p><p>“<em>I am outraged that any journalist, particularly one from a respected outlet such as yours, would consider [Hall] a credible source in any way—much less entertain anything he had to say.”</em></p><p>True to form, the host never even responds to the widower’s letter. Moreover, when the Church spokesperson presses the point, one of the show’s producers informs him that just because Hall maintains a hotline to the dead didn’t mean he couldn’t stand in as a believable source.</p><p>But, of course, there’s another way to interpret all such messages from beyond the bounds of any credibility.</p><p>That is, if Steve Hall was the best the tabloid show could dredge up through the course of nine months, then just how desperate were they to find someone who could corroborate the stories of Marty Rathbun?</p><p>And when it came to the actual broadcast—hammering home the point that Hall was there for corroboration and corroboration only—his sole action was to parrot the allegations of the others with a mandatory tale of abuse from November 2003.</p><p>Only problem: In November 2003, the alleged assailant was 10,000 miles away.</p><p>And whatever else Hall told the host in his incoherent ramblings—that ended up on the cutting room floor.</p><p>So that's how one tabloid television show corroborates their sources—through the words of a man who both painted Jesus and was Jesus, depending on which incarnation you’re talking about.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/tag/steve-hall.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Steve Hall</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1"><a href="/taxonomy/term/14" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Timeline</a></li></ul></div><div class="field field-name-field-page-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Page Type: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Article</a></li></ul></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://whoisstevehall.com/sites/default/files/shall.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="field-item odd"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://whoisstevehall.com/sites/default/files/steve-hall_0.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://whoisstevehall.com/sites/default/files/stevehall.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 01:54:19 +0000 siteadmin 7 at http://whoisstevehall.com Slideshow http://whoisstevehall.com/photos/stevehall.html <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 16px; 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The answer is yes.</p><p>An integral technology of the Scientology religion is the Ethics and Justice system designed by Church Founder L.&nbsp;Ron Hubbard. Unlike criminal court systems, where one is represented by counsel and where the guilty can stand behind a creative defense, Scientology's Justice codes are premised on the individual's <em>honesty&nbsp;</em>in <em>admitting </em>transgressions.</p><p>Similarly, rehabilitation is premised on the individual taking responsibility for the harm one has caused by making amends for the magnitude of harm caused. As can be seen in their own words, the Scientology apostates who call themselves "the Posse" know full well that the magnitude of their misconduct and crimes—as well as the amends required by them in exact accordance with the Founder's writings—is immense.</p><p>The lies they spread to the media have been disproved with documentary evidence in this publication and elsewhere. That their bitter, delusional rantings receive any media attention can only be attributed to the fact that the Scientology religion is well-known and good "ratings" for the press, who live on stirring up controversy.</p><p>Moreover, if these apostates had any <em>valid </em>complaints about the Church, they would take those complaints to the Church—again, as <em>mandated </em>by the Founder's Justice system. The reason they haven't done so is because they know, unlike the media, that no Scientologist would sympathize with them for the very reason they are liars and that Scientology teachings even include the reason people lie in covering up their own misconduct.</p><p>Far beyond the dishonesty of their sensationalistic tabloid&shy;like allegations that have since been entirely discredited, there remains the BIG LIE. Namely, that they won't return to their previous Church and that they won't do so as a matter <em>of their personal choice. </em>Actually, they aren't <em>allowed </em>to return to their Church until they have made sufficient amends, and their misconduct even precludes them from claiming to be a member of the religion or saying they are a "Scientologist."</p><p>Indeed, according to the Church Founder's policy, they may only call themselves an "anti-Scientologist," an "apostate" or a "squirrel."</p><p>As given here, their cumulative harm to tlie religion for which they owe amends is immense. And until they have made amends and followed the exact procedures laid down by the Founder, they are <em>prohibited </em>any entry into any Scientology Church.</p><p>Of course, this also raises the question of whether the Scientology Justice system includes any mechanism for one to atone for criminal misconduct when it is of such biblical proportions. The answer is yes. The majority of these apostates were members of the Scientology religious order, the Sea Organization. Sea Organization members commit themselves to the religion for the next <em>billion years, </em>reflecting an eternal commitment. When the misconduct of "the Posse" was discovered, each was removed from their positions. But, consistent with the saint-like compassion the Founder's Justice system demands, all were given an opportunity to work in low-level positions so they might have the opportunity to once again be members in good standing. That they would remain in low-level positions for several, possibly scores of lifetimes, was only a reflection of the magnitude of their damage and the number of lifetimes depending on their dedication in making full amends for their misconduct.</p><p>So what is their gripe? It's quite simple. When their misconduct was discovered, when their conspiracy was discovered, they requested all of the Founder's justice policies be ignored, due to the personal embarrassment they would face when Scientologists became aware of their crimes against the religion and its parishioners—an inevitability as they would be seen performing very low-level functions in the present and the future.</p><p>But as every religion teaches, humility is the First step to redemption.</p><p>Could we suggest they look in the mirror each morning? The steadily deteriorating state they see, the horrible mental state they feel and which is the inevitable result of a life now motivated by hatred—it could all go away.</p><p>They only need to face up to what they've done and take responsibility. For if one can't be honest with oneself, then there is truly no hope. Then they may begin the next step, should they choose, to make amends. It's a long road, no doubt. But at least they are fortunate in knowing they will live many lifetimes again and so will have the centuries necessary to atone for their sins.</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/tag/mike-rinder.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Mike Rinder</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1"><a href="/taxonomy/term/14" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Timeline</a></li></ul></div><div class="field field-name-field-page-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Page Type: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Article</a></li></ul></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://whoisstevehall.com/sites/default/files/invitation-to-freedom_0_1.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:00:00 +0000 siteadmin 39 at http://whoisstevehall.com Recommended Reading http://whoisstevehall.com/links.html <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>&gt;&gt; Marty Rathbun:</strong> A former external affairs officer, removed from authority within the Church of Scientology eight years ago for gross malfeasance. His mug shot is courtesy of the New Orleans Police who supplied it after Rathbun was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct on July 10, 2010. Rathbun has previously admitted to obstruction of justice, suborning perjury and, for good measure, assault. The latter was inflicted on his now “best good buddy” and fellow apostate <a href="http://whoismichaelrinder.com/" target="_blank">Mike Rinder </a>who he nearly killed with his bare hands. It took five grown men to pry him off Rinder.&nbsp; And Rathbun is quick to confess his crimes, as in admitting to the obstruction of justice in a protracted legal case to an interviewer from a regional tabloid. Rathbun admitted to destroying evidence and coaching witnesses to lie to authorities. During the interview, Rathbun implicated fellow apostate <a href="http://whoistomdevocht.com" target="_self">Tom DeVocht</a> in the same crime. All of it conveniently copped to after the statute of limitations had run out and none of it revealed to Church officials until his online revelation.&nbsp;</p><p>When a TV journalist called him on his behavior and asked whether he should be taking responsibility for what he now admits doing rather than blaming others, Rathbun’s response was simply, “No.”</p><p><strong>More about MARTY RATHBUN &gt;&gt; </strong><a href="http://whoismartyrathbun.com/" target="_blank">WhoIsMartyRathbun.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&gt;&gt; Mike Rinder:</strong> An erstwhile external affairs officer for the Church of Scientology removed from post for gross malfeasance. Rinder walked away from his Church, his wife and two children. When Rinder’s wife, daughter and brother, who flew in from Australia, went to see him, Rinder’s “welcome” was an attack that left his brother injured and the mother of his children in the care of paramedics. She sustained nerve damage to her arm still healing almost a year later and a dislocated shoulder requiring surgery to repair.&nbsp;</p><p>Then, to show he’s a real family man, he went on a paid anti-Scientology media junket to Australia and tricked his way into his elderly mother’s retirement home while she was away on vacation. He rifled through her belongings, snapping photos as trophies.</p><p>And with that he chalked up another abuse for his résumé, as the senior Mrs. Rinder is a founding member of Scientology in Australia going back five decades and wants nothing to do with her estranged son, owing to his vicious attacks on the Church she helped establish in Australia.</p><p>Rinder can now be seen in online videos fishing with his “best good buddy” <a href="http://whoismartyrathbun.com/" target="_blank">Marty Rathbun</a>—the man who almost killed him with his bare hands. When asked about the violent incident by a reporter and if it was in fact true Rathbun had nearly choked Rinder to death requiring five grown men to pull Rathbun off him, Rinder’s response was, in all seriousness, “I think it was four guys, not five.”&nbsp;</p><p>Yet it was later discovered that this was not Rinder and Rathbun’s only collaboration. That is, they had both conspired for years to hide from the Church’s ecclesiastical leader their roles in the conspiracy to conceal Rathbun and DeVocht’s suborning of perjury and obstruction of justice. (See <em>A Liar is a Coward; A Perjurer is a Criminal </em>at <a href="http://whoismichaelrinder.com/">whoismichaelrinder.com</a>.)</p><p><strong>More about MIKE RINDER &gt;&gt;</strong> <a href="http://whoismichaelrinder.com/" target="_blank">WhoIsMichaelRinder.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&gt;&gt; Amy Scobee:</strong> She was dismissed from the Church of Scientology in 2005 for sexual misconduct. According to her own sworn affidavits, while a member of the Church’s religious order, a then-married Scobee pursued extramarital affairs on at least five occasions. In the process, she committed one of the gravest offenses of Church ecclesiastical law. In her own words, “I committed a severe violation of Church scriptures and engaged in an affair; in fact with the person whom I was supposedly helping. … I was also this person’s auditor [counselor], and my actions were a serious violation of the Auditor’s Code, a sacred ethics code that governs the conduct of auditors.”</p><p>Prior to that, in 2003, she had been removed from any position in Church management for gross incompetence. Now reveling in her apostate role, she’s a well-practiced “source” whose services are open to all and sundry. In particular, she willingly renders said services to her cohorts in the cyberterrorist organization Anonymous, a group currently under investigation by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Attorneys’ Office, Department of Justice Hate Crimes division and other local and international law enforcement agencies with 40 arrested in the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Turkey so far, not to mention 16 just recently arrested in the U.S..</p><p><strong>More about AMY SCOBEE &gt;&gt;</strong> <a href="http://whoisamyscobee.com/">WhoisAmyScobee.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&gt;&gt; Tom Devocht:</strong> A former Church of Scientology construction manager. By his own admission, he is an unrepentant liar and is proud of it. Indeed, he boasts there is nothing wrong with lying for financial gain, so long as “you don’t get caught.” After having already been given multiple chances to redeem himself for past failings and work related mess-ups, he was caught making unauthorized expenditures of large sums of Church funds on failed construction projects. He was immediately removed from any position of authority. This pathological liar then left the Church in 2005, never to return.</p><p>Uncovered after his departure, courtesy of <a href="http://whoismartyrathbun.com/">Marty Rathbun</a>, was that Rathbun and DeVocht had coached witnesses to lie in a protracted legal case in Florida. DeVocht had kept this from everyone while he was in the Church, even his wife. Yet again, keeping things from his wife wasn’t new for DeVocht who admitted to having sold two of his wife’s cars while she was out of town, then pocketing and spending the money. He also frittered away over $100,000 of her inheritance and shortly before he left the Church forever, admitted to having stolen cash from his now ex-wife’s grandmother on their wedding day.</p><p><strong>More about TOM DEVOCHT &gt;&gt; </strong><a href="http://WhoisTomDeVocht.com">WhoisTomDeVocht.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><span class="leader">&gt;</span>&gt; Jeff Hawkins:</strong> A former Church of Scientology copywriter who was dismissed in 2005 for sordid misconduct. Hawkins holds the dubious distinction of not only lying to his wife and colleagues about said aberrant conduct, he also blatantly lied about his execution of the directions of Scientology Founder L.&nbsp;Ron&nbsp;Hubbard. When that most egregious act came to light, together with his generally dismal performance, it led to his removal from the Church altogether.</p><p>He is now a member of the cyberterrorist organization known as Anonymous. The group is under federal investigation for hate crimes against the Church of Scientology—with two of its members serving time in federal prison for destruction of Church property—not to mention 40 of its members arrested in Europe while 16 were recently arrested during a one-day raid by the FBI in the U.S. Despite this fact, Hawkins continues to be a regular fixture at the group’s attempts to harass Scientologists at their place of worship.</p><p><strong>More about JEFF HAWKINS &gt;&gt;</strong> <a href="http://whoisjeffhawkins.com/" target="_blank">WhoIsJeffHawkins.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><span class="leader">&gt;</span>&gt; Marc and Claire Headley:</strong> The apostate husband-and-wife team and card carrying members of Anonymous. The Headleys have not only attended gatherings of Anonymous, but Marc regularly posts on their sites (often scatological hate-filled rants), helps organize and participates in their events and proudly carries on posing for photos at Anonymous get togethers.</p><p>Not satisfied with just being party to hate crimes against their former religion, the apostate couple recently filed suit against the Church of Scientology. The only problem, their suits were resoundingly dismissed by a federal judge. The Headleys were further required to pay the Church $40,000.</p><p>Moreover, during the case Headley was forced under oath to reveal his sideline career as paid “tabloid source.” From the stand he had to name the publications and the payments he’d received. Among them was a $10,000 payday with the lowest of them all, the now defunct <em>News of the World</em>.</p><p>Despite his Internet-based fantasy tales about his departure from the Church, the real story is Headley took off on the eve of an internal investigation into his selling Church-owned property on eBay. The scheme ultimately netted over $15,000 in Church funds, all of which landed in his personal bank account.</p><p>Unwilling to face the ramifications of his crime, Headley took off, without a word.</p><p><strong>More about MARC AND CLAIRE HEADLEY &gt;&gt;</strong> <a href="http://whoismarcheadley.com/" target="_blank">WhoIsMarcHeadley.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><span class="leader">&gt;</span>&gt; Jason Beghe:</strong> No stranger to law enforcement, here is apostate Beghe after being convicted of battery on an officer of the court, to whom he was ordered to pay $11,625.37 in medical costs. Beghe pled no contest and now has a criminal record. He was sentenced to a year of probation and restitution of all damages. If he violates any of the court-ordered conditions, it’s off to the slammer.</p><p>Yet even the threat of jail time hasn’t curbed Beghe’s violent tendencies. He’s reportedly under investigation, again for alleged assault—this time against a handyman who Beghe felt had mishandled a weed-whacker while working on his property.</p><p>That Beghe is now running with the Anonymous criminal terrorist group makes perfect sense. As if to prove himself worthy of the group’s company, he posted an Internet video rant in which he used a certain expletive more than 300 times. He further described himself in these terms: “I was a drug indulger,” and “You know what I do, you know, Internet porn. ...” Given all of the above, there is little question as to why Rathbun decided to use a photo of him and Beghe arm in arm to launch his website, announcing Beghe as his poster boy. Cut from the same violent and perverted cloth, they are a perfect match.</p><p><strong>More about JASON BEGHE &gt;&gt;</strong> <a href="http://whoisjasonbeghe.com/" target="_blank">WhoIsJasonBeghe.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&gt;&gt; Paul Haggis:</strong> A status-driven screenwriter who exploited a tenuous connection with Scientology to grab headlines via a publicity stunt whereby he “resigned” from the Church—when he had not been an active parishioner for decades.&nbsp; Haggis, whose betrayals include accepting millions for scripts that he never delivered, was himself exploited by the New Yorker’s Lawrence Wright, who approached him for a “profile” that simply used Haggis to tell a slanted story about the Church of Scientology.</p><p><strong>More about PAUL HAGGIS &gt;&gt;</strong> <a href="http://whoispaulhaggis.com/">WhoisPaulHaggis.com</a></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/tag/amy-scobee.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Amy Scobee</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1"><a href="/tag/marc-and-claire-headley.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Headleys</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-2"><a href="/tag/jason-beghe.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Jason Beghe</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-3"><a href="/tag/paul-haggis.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Paul Haggis</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-4"><a href="/tag/tom-devocht.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Tom DeVocht</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-5"><a href="/tag/jeff-hawkins.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Jeff Hawkins</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-6"><a href="/tag/marty-rathbun.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Marty Rathbun</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-7"><a href="/tag/mike-rinder.html" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Mike Rinder</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-8"><a href="/taxonomy/term/14" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Timeline</a></li></ul></div><div class="field field-name-field-page-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Page Type: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0"><a href="/taxonomy/term/13" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Generic</a></li></ul></div> Sat, 09 Apr 2011 03:51:46 +0000 admin 8 at http://whoisstevehall.com