Trained To Lie

The following issue was seized from church of Scientology files by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1977.  Since the eighties corporate Scientology has argued that it was unfair to talk about this issue because it was only ever held in practice in the Guardians Office (GO), which David Miscavige allegedly disbanded.

The Guardians Office Issue:


Purpose: To train the student to give a false statement with good TR-1. To train the student to outflow false data effectively.

Position: Same as TR-1.

Commands: Part 1 “Tell me a lie”. Command given by coach. Part 2 interview type 2 WC by coach.

Training Stress: In Part 1 coach gives command, student originates a falsehood. Coach flunks for out TR 1 or TR 0. In Part 2 coach asks questions of the student on his background or a subject. Student gives untrue data of a plausible sort that the student backs up with further explanatory data upon the coach asking further questions. The coach flunks for out TR 0 and TR 1, and for student fumbling on question answers. The student should be coached on a gradient until he/she can lie facilely.

Short example:

Coach: Where do you come from?

Student: I come from the Housewives Committee on Drug Abuse.

Coach: But you said earlier that you were single.

Student: Well, actually I was married but am divorced. I have 2 kids in the suburbs where I am a housewife, in fact I’m a member of the P.T.A.

Coach: What town is it that you live in?

Student: West Brighton.

Coach: But there is no public school in West Brighton.

Student: I know, I send my children to school in Brighton, and that’s where I’m a P.T.A. member.

Coach: Oh, and who is the Chairman there?


Clearly, the drill is intended to produce convincing, professional liars.

Flash forward to 2013.   David Miscavige has stacked the very highest levels of Scientology Inc. with former Guardians Office personnel.

He disappeared his own wife and assistant Shelly, replacing her with Laurisse Henley-Smith Stuckenbrock, trained intelligence case office from Guardian’s Office Australia.

He appointed to President of RTC (Religious Technology Center) Warren McShane, intelligence trained Guardians Office case officer.  He told Warren to his face in my presence on more than one occasion that the only reason he continued to retain Warren was his lying ability; he needed an accomplished liar to front for him when it came to depositions seeking to break the wall of secrecy surrounding Miscavige’s hands on involvement with unlawful operations.

He appointed as head of the Office of Special Affairs (the body purportedly created to replace the GO with something more law-abiding) Linda Hamel, former high-level US Guardians Office intelligence case officer.

He appointed as head of the OSA Intelligence covert operations Neil O’Riley, former Guardians Office intelligence case officer.

He appointed as head of OSA Legal bureau Allan Cartwright, former Guardians Office operative.

There is ample recent indication that Scientology’s third generation – those second and third Scientology generation young people being raised to worship David Miscavige – are being groomed to be liars the likes of which put the old Guardians Office folks to shame.

Given RTC’s and CSI’s record of mendacity and given that virtually everyone on the chain of command between David Miscavige and the outside world are trained Guardians Office operatives, perhaps Training Routine – TR L ought to receive renewed circulation and discussion.

236 responses to “Trained To Lie

  1. The sad thing is, the Sea Organization sees itself as “the ruling class” on this planet.

    The “ruling class”, is the guy sitting behind the desk with a little hammer in the courtroom.

  2. Hubbard says a case with with holds will not clear. Ordering people to lie or with hold valuable information equal to lying, is asking them to be involved with Scientology with the purpose of clearing yet making sure it does not happen. It is a suppressive act to ask someone to lie or have with holds.

    • Beautiful Lies

      We loved.
      We lived.
      We laughed
      as others cried.
      We stepped upon
      the trodden and ugly
      then, not feeling
      very guilty.
      “We’re winners”
      we lied.

      At pyramids we
      stepped on slaves
      as they built
      we destroyed a
      better way, giving
      those not much
      to say but abide our
      beautiful lies.

      We who used
      our birth,
      for merry mirth
      of those less rich
      and wise.
      Return to find a
      mother blind, who
      hears no cries
      beautiful lies.

  3. We would prefer to give up the with hold than to lie.

    That is why the magic travels on this side of the fence now.

  4. Is this a pass on TR-L or…?

  5. I think that 60 years of LRH mythifying, hero worship, Ron clapping and Ron quoting, has produced a bunch of stupefied followers and a quite dangerous religious cult.

    At some point Scientologists need to wake up and grow up to the fact that mind and reality belong to each one of us. It is about us, not Ron.

    “Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger.”

    7th century Chinese Zen (Chan) monk

  6. Great job on letting others know about this! I could never find any info on it when I would look around at old bulletins etc. I was starting to think that I may have imagined it. (LOL) But, I was put on this TR back in the late 70s when a situation came up regarding a Scientology/child custody hearing where I had to testify in court. At that time I knew it as “TR1-LIE.”

  7. Marty, you omit to explain a very significant issue arising from the staffing of OSA and RTC with old Guardian’s Office staff-and Kendrick Moxon, the chief in-house lawyer, was one too.

    The church’s application to the IRS for tax exempt status expressly represents, under penalty of perjury, that no former Guardian’s Office staffers remain as Scientology staff.

    Clearly, this material misrepresentation to the IRS was also a lie, or was it just an ‘Acceptable Truth?”

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