From: Gerry Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hot News - Barricade Books
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 15:41:59 -0700
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Lyle Stuart, the head of Barricade Books, is famous in the Scientology
world for publishing two of the best books ever written about cult
founder L. Ron Hubbard:
Messiah or Madman? by Bent Corydon,
(Biology Books? Ron the
and A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack.
Back in the 60's and 70's Lyle also published a number of books by
another old good friend of mine Omar Garrison.
Spy Government: The Emerging Police State in America;
Howard Hughes in Las Vegas;
Medical Astrology: How the Stars Influence Your Health;
Balboa: Conquistador the Soul-Odyssey of Vasco Nunez, Discoverer of
The Encyclopedia of Prophecy
Lyle has for years been writing and mailing out a newsletter for
Barricade he calls "Hot News," some of which are archived on his web
I just received the August 2004 newsletter, which has some hot news
Controversy to Come:
Barricade has just acquired ~Gagged~, an astounding manscript by Gerry
Armstrong. He is the former personal archivist of Scientology cult
founder L. Ron Hubbard.
What the Scientologists, their lawyers, and their hired thugs have
done for the past twenty-two years to silence Armstrong about this
"religion" and his experiences is beyond thriller fiction. Assaults,
assassination threats, frame-ups, six lawsuits, dozens of manufactured
criminal charges, millions in legal fees, an Everest of black
propaganda, freeway terror in the U.S. and autobahn terror in Germany.
In 1995 a California Superior Court judge pronounced an end to the
First Amendment guarantee of free religious exercise, and ordered
Armstrong totally gagged about his religious beliefs. When Armstrong
continued to express his religious beliefs about Scientology, the same
judge, doing the cult's bidding, ordered him jailed and issued
warrants for his arrest.
Armstrong refuses to be gagged, by cult or court. This book is what he
has to say. Barricade is proud to be publishing his words.
Many unanswered questions swirl around the Scientology cult, such as
who or what killed L. Ron Hubbard?
* Was he really dysphasic in his final years, or does that diagnosis
cloak a more sinister reality?
* Why does the U.S. Government treat Scientology as a state religion?
* Why was National Security Advisor Sandy Berger assigned to handle
Scientologists in the White House during the Clinton years?
* What is the real relationship between the cult and the Bush
* What does Gerry Armstrong know that is worth $50,000 a word?
Armstrong does not definitively answer all of these questions. But
what he does say is perspicacious, revelatory and revolutionary. A
clever literary talent, Armstrong has balanced his thoroughly
researched revelations with his own soul searching to arrive at
shocking truths he delivers with lyrical grace.
The script runs more than 900 typewritten pages and is currently
safely ensconced in a vault!
Until next time,
[signed] Lyle Stuart
© Gerry Armstrong