Placido Domingo Jr. of Miami Battles Scientology

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Our sister paper, the Village Voice, yesterday published an explosive exposé about the conflict between Placido Domingo Jr., son of the famous opera tenor, and the Church of Scientology. The younger Domingo, a composer, is in Miami working on a recording.

A 20-year member of the Florida-based religion, Domingo says he is now "done with the church," according to Voice editor in chief Tony Ortega. The composer adds that the organization, centered in Clearwater, which has been subject to myriad criticism and journalistic scrutiny for brutality and cult-like behavior, tried to separate him from his ex-wife, Samantha.

The church has put out a mass call for the public to "unfriend" Domingo on Facebook. It has also published, on a blog, intimate details of his life that he does not wish publicized, he says.

Domingo Jr. calls the church's actions "pathetic."

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CrazyAssTomCruise
CrazyAssTomCruise

A sci-fi writer says the best way to make money is to start a religion, then does.  Idiots who follow Scientology deserve what's coming to them.  Feel bad for the families though.

anjullyn
anjullyn

The "church" of Scamatology only knows one way to react to its critics. ATTACK them into silence. By using Mr. Domingo's confidential, and supposedly sacred confessions to his "auditors," they have shown again how dangerous they are to those who believe in this self-help, money-making scam.

Need2Know
Need2Know

So I say all of those opposed to scientology go and FRIEND Mr. Domomgo on Facebook.

candace6
candace6

This is outrageous, beyond outrageous.  Where does this all end?  Here is a man who may be faced with a long, drawn out court battle just to see his kids, a small Texas town is being terrorized by OSA bots, and these are but 2 examples of what the cult is doing to people who have done absolutely nothing to deserve it.  The mainstream media has to start covering this.

sondra hutch
sondra hutch

Lying, arrogance, decptive, hubris, manipulation, sneakiness ...that is the brand of Scientology.  Anyone on the outside is manipulated! (those inside too!) If you are interested in the subject, you won't get it at the "church" ---the church uses sound creeds (human rights, a world without war, etc) that are universal only to lure people in.    Their actions are 180 degree opposite.

Scientology staff gets on Twitter with their now famous Defamation Techniques. It is so obvious but, like the truly insane, the staff have no clue about their inconsistent, erratic behavior.  For example, Twitter accounts @ManaNuiNui and   @thegoodnews2011

(and others) tweeting "human rights" one second, then whisper campaigns of slander the next.

Scientology Cult (sorry but when a 'religion' doesn't permit member to think or look for themselves, by threat of destruction and defamation it is a cult) spends thousands on glossy brochures of defaced photos!!  their management is like a vindictive angry child taking it out on anyone who dares speak out against him.

Bonny
Bonny

What the article didn't say, was by separating Domingo Jr. from his ex-wife, the church would effectively separate him from his children.  This is sick.  The church has no sense of family or care one twit.  I personally know how they work to tear families apart and it's heart-wrenching.  Stay away from the Church of Sceintology if you value your loved ones and your freedom.

Terrence.kal
Terrence.kal

Scientology is perpetrating the worst possible abuse, blindly and ignorantly justifying the acts of an irresponsible, delusional, power-insane "leader" by using the philosophy wrongly.   It would be the equivalent of Christians literally plucking people's eyes out (forgoing turning the other cheek and Christ's primary purpose of love) rather than getting the parable about gravity.

Scientology is not a "Church", it is an unholy scourge, using its victims (members) fleecing them for money, violating every trust placed in it.  It PUBLISHES people's "sins" (embellished and twisted) on the internet for God's sake, to "silence" and "destroy" them.

Jenna Elfman, Jim Meskimen, Kirstie Allley...all documented "spies" for the Office of Special Affairs (Celebrity Center director of OSA is a woman named Margaret Marmalejo).   These are artists?

It's an outrage! The utter hurbis with which the OSA goon squads have deceptively take over Ingleside on the Bay to harass Mark Rathbun is a clue to WHAT THE WORLD can expect from these people in power.  They hide and deny and distance themselves in a sneaky way, pretending it is juts parishioners.  No. It is the central management of Scientology.

Shame! They ARE pathetic.  If this isn't pure evil, what is? Turning friends against friends, covert calumny, breaking up familes (as with Placido Domingo Jr, now there is proof on Facebook of Tommy Davis's and other "church" zealots blatant, knowing lies

Pipion
Pipion

Church of Scientology's new strategy: Get everyone to hate you as much as possible so that you can prove to the world how tough you are"

Rory Medford
Rory Medford

The church is pathetic in EVERY way!!!!  If you do not toe the line and follow DM's orders to the TEE, you are in for trouble.  

The church is not a good place to go, stay away, its dangerous for your health and soul!!!

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