Here are some interesting facts about the recent (August 2012) allegations against a Narconon facility in Canadian (Oklahoma), Narconon Arrowhead. It is from various letters to the media that were posted on media websites (e.g. Tampa Bay Times). All of the letters were sent by the Church of Scientology International.
Bottom Line: The current media attention on Narconon is generated by the same group of anti-Scientologists and their hangers. One of them is David Love, who I think is an agent provocateur.
David Love is an anti-Narconon extremist who
has been trying to generate anti-Narconon and anti-Scientology in the press in recent
weeks. Yesterday, he posted the following boast on a message board used by members
of the cyber hate group Anonymous: “Just spent over an hour with Investigative Reporter in Florida. NBC Rock Center this
Thursday at 10:00 PM should be very good, but this reporter in Florida has ‘balls of steel’
and will not be intimidated whatsoever…the shit-storm clouds are about to open in
multiple directions this Thursday – this Friday – and next Monday.”
While we find the posting offensive, we also disagree with his characterization as a
reporter of any metal would investigate sources who are vehemtly opposed to natural,
legal, law abiding and well accepted practices of drug rehabilitation and discover how
and why he must support drug proliferation.
Since you have become part of his “agenda”, it is important for you to report to your
readers the facts about your source.
David Love has engaged in a public relations smear campaign against Narconon since
leaving the program in Canada in October 2009. He has never been to Narconon
Oklahoma and has no knowledge about it. He has bragged that he stole thousands of
confidential documents from Narconon in Quebec. He has suggested in writing to
counsel for Narconon that he is willing to cease his prodding of “numerous government
and private investigations” into Narconon in exchange for payment.
In particular, Mr.
Love sent Narconon and a Church of Scientology attorney an email stating:“I have a short window of opportunity to discuss a comfortable mediation concerning the
numerous government and private investigations into matters before your organization. .
.If . . .you are willing to sit down with my lawyer and I, it is possible that the issues at
hand could be resolved amicably.”
This email was preceded by Love's August 31, 2010 written extortionate demand to
Narconon for $255,000.00. Narconon did not pay the demand. You are seeing the result.
Earlier this summer, David Love flew to Belfast, Ireland, and posted a video
recently expressing his hate for the Scientology religion:
Recently, Mr. Love covertly went into a Church of Scientology in New York, illegally
recording (without consent) an interview where a private Church staff member was
attempting to assist him—the video reflects clearly his religious bias and his attempt—
and failure—to bait the Church member into saying something Love believed to be
negative. Carrying on with his harassment of Scientologists, he posted this recording on
You Tube, as you can see here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsgjaWHWfFU
Love’s recent correspondence to counsel strongly suggests that Love’s motives are not
pure and that there is a financial gain to his using the Times to generate negative media
about Narconon. It should be evident to any impartial media source that David Love
has an agenda which goes well beyond contributing to improving drug rehabilitation in
He has partnered with members of Anonymous, he has partnered with antireligionists who wish to harm the Church; he is called an anti-Scientologist by media as
you can see here: “Anti-Scientology activist Will Visit Oklahoma’s Narconon
Arrowhead” (http://thislandpress.com/roundups/anti-scientology-activiston-his-wayto-oklahomas-narconon-arrowhead/): “A Canadian activist who told The Village Voice, ‘I think I have Scientology by the balls,’
is focusing his attention on the religious group’s flagship drug treatment center in
Oklahoma. Narconon Arrowhead, located in the small town of Canadian—near
McAlester in southeastern Oklahoma…”
In contradiction to any current claims Mr. Love makes, he previously lauded the
Narconon program and credited it for saving his life. David Love’s daughter, Amber
Wold writes that at the time she brought Love to Narconon in 2008, he was in bad shape:
“When my father contacted me in 2008 saying he needed my help as he was living on the
streets and had no where to turn. David was in trouble with the law and had been
arrested in November 2008 for Possession of Stolen Property in excess of $5,000 as well
as Possession of Stolen Property under $5000 and Break and Entry. He was hooked on Heroin as well as other drugs and said he had been in the hospital because he had
overdosed. He was on a waiting list for a treatment program in BC but really needed my
help. I told him everything about Narconon and how they had helped me and I said I
would talk with the Management and see what I could do for him.”
The evidence of his convictions are public record. Do your homework before you
publish his lies.
His daughter arranged for Love to be brought to Narconon Trois Rivieres in Canada.
She describes the results as follows: “When my father graduated from the Narconon Program in April 2009 he gave an
amazing speech singing praise of Narconon and how the Program helped him. My father
David believed in the program so much so that he became a staff member at the Narconon
Facility in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.”
You can see this video of David Love on how the Narconon program helped him, here: