Jeff Hawkins talking about Scientology??? That's just ridiculous. Check this out: http://www.freedommag.org/special-reports/cnn/jeff-hawkins-sympathy-for-the-devil.html
“He is a liar to the core.” says the former wife of Jeff Hawkins to Anderson Cooper
Also for the record: Hawkins holds the dubious distinction of not only lying to his wife and colleagues, he also lied point-blank to Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard... Which, when he finally copped to it, is how he came to lose his job as a Church copywriter.
Whereupon, he pretty much wrote himself out of the Church entirely and scurried away in 2005. It was also at this juncture he wrote himself out of his marriage with a (dirty) laundry list of moral transgressions.
As for his own performance, Hawkins portrays himself as a lonely Scientologist abandoned and forsaken after leaving the Church.
It is not entirely true. For within no time at all he had joined a small cadre of kindred souls who call themselves Anonymous.
Cooper himself makes passing mention of it, and “innocently” describes them as an “anti-Scientology” protest group—which, in a sense, is correct.
Although for “protest” read: bomb threats leveled at Churches of Scientology, death threats leveled at prominent Scientologists, threats of anthrax attacks leveled at the congregation in general and cyberattacks leveled at Scientology computer networks. Accordingly, Anonymous is presently under United States federal investigation for hate crimes against the Church while two members were recently convicted and sentenced. (See CooperSpeak: How Terrorists Become “Protesters.”)
So, no, Hawkins was not exactly forsaken after leaving the Church. But good gracious! What sort of sympathy could he possibly elicit were we to know he was running with an honest to goodness terrorist organization? While as for Cooper (and our sympathies are with you, Anderson), one can hardly blame him for failing to mention those pesky particulars concerning Hawkins and Anonymous.
After all, the whole premise of his show was that one couldn’t possibly know who was lying and who was not and viewers had to decide for themselves.
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