Lucas ( Luke ) Catton Is Out and is Speaking Out

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  1. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    I am happy to report that one of my favorite Narconon targets of the past, Lucas Catton, see: " Fake Recovery Alternatives: New Face of Recovery – Narconon – Scientology".

    has left Scientology and is speaking up. :thumbsup: He also mentions his views on Scientology and Narconon and how he tried to think independently and what happened.

    He's been declared the dreaded Suppressive Person. :angry:

    I wish him the best in what may be a trying situation because of his concerns for his young daughter. According to the blog article, he's hoping all continues to goe well with his relationship with her and so do I. :yes:

    Disconnection and indoctrination suck. :yes:

    Here is an excerpt and link to the blog
    Friday, August 17, 2012
    A New Leaf
    My name is Lucas (Luke) Catton. I was a Scientologist for 12 years. I am a graduate of Narconon Chilocco and worked with Narconon for five years, including being the president of Narconon Arrowhead for a couple of years. After that I was one of the top field staff members referring people into Narconon centers for another five years, where I also did volunteer projects, helped with PR activities, wrote articles and press releases and assisted other referral groups. I escorted my wife out to LA for some auditing and training in the summer of 2006, and on July 4th I met with Rena Weinberg, president of ABLE International, in her office. She told me she wanted me to go back on staff at Narconon and be the president of Arrowhead again, but I declined. [..]
    Read on for more
    http://luke-catton.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-new-leaf.html
     
  2. Pooks

    Pooks MERCHANT OF CHAOS

  3. WildKat

    WildKat Gold Meritorious Patron

    This guy is awesome! So glad to hear he is awake and out!
     
  4. Idle Morgue

    Idle Morgue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Lucas!! Thank you - awesome job! Please send your write up via e-mail to all Scientologists - ask Karen or Mark Shreffler on how - you have courage, integrity and strength to deal with all that you did!

    GREAT Job - hitting the evil Organization right where it hurts! A very effective blow indeed!!
     
  5. Django

    Django Patron

  6. PTS

    PTS Elliott

    This bright young man could not have appeared at a more opportune time. I'm sure the cult is in a real tizzy over this one, and rightly so.

    After watching the NBC piece on Narconon in Oklahoma I put together just how evil and bloody-minded it is to take a person already vulnerable and marginalized from addiction and use that vulnerable state to indoctrinate them. Moreover they take tens of thousands of dollars from individuals and their families and do nothing to address the root causes of addiction. It's just horrendous behavior from an ever more horrendous group of racketeers. No decent person can be anything but outraged.
     
  7. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    Sadly, Luke finds himself in a situation that other exes have. His parents are in the Church, and Luke has a young daughter he loves very much that is, basically, being held hostage to the whims of the cult.

    His ex-wife, Erica D'Arcangelo Catton has a Facebook page, and she is "friends" with Luke's parents & brother. I suspect Luke has now been disconnected from his family, as well as his wife.

    When the closest people in your life, those that you grew up with, slam the door in your face & "disconnect", it puts the victim into a very difficult situation, which many observers who are critical of Scientology do not understand. I feel for Luke and what he's going through.

    He's now having to pay a terrible price for living by his conscience & speaking out against the evils & fraud perpetrated by the Church of Scamatology & it's front group, Narconon. I only wish the best for Luke.

    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/e/erica-catton.html

    https://www.facebook.com/erica.catton
     
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  8. Lermanet_com

    Lermanet_com Gold Meritorious Patron

    My mother, who was briefly the HCOES Fnd at FCDC, like the CO now, and who was swindled out of her last savings by a Scientologist Attorney Robert Flake. I kid you not, that's his last name.. over a share in an oil well... whose oil was too thick to pump.... anyway, my mom's last words re scientology were:

    "Get some money out of those bastards while they still have some."


    She died a few weeks after I appeared on O'Reilly in 2005.

    Arnie Lerma
     
  9. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    Luke produced a documentary titled, "Curing Addiction". He appears in Trailer # 2 at 2:21.

    [video=youtube;kt-yjB90UqM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt-yjB90UqM[/video]

    [video=youtube;2xfb4egao8E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xfb4egao8E[/video]

    http://www.curingaddictionthefilm.com/
     
  10. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Real proud of you, Lucas. I now see why you could not explain your claims last year to be FSM'ing people to other rehabs besides Narconon and your claim to be making a movie on the value of other rehab programs without spilling all these beans to me about your search for truth, your situation at home and at work and being declared and such. It all makes sense now.

    I know the decision must have been very difficult but you have a whole support system out here to lean on, of people who have been through similar stuff. Count me in if you need moral support, etc.

    ps: I just posted an update to that other recovery blog we battled on :)

    Email about Lucas speaking at the Village Voice:

    Former president of Narconon Oklahoma now calls it "Watered-down version of introductory Scientology"
    Saturday, August 18, 2012 11:29 AM
    From: "Tony Ortega" <tortega@villagevoice.com>
    To: "Tony Ortega" <tortega@villagevoice.com>
    Bcc: xxxxxxxxxx

    "VOICE EXCLUSIVE: Lucas Catton, former president of Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma, outs himself as our source from last week's story revealing that officials at the center are worried that its certification is "extremely vulnerable." Catton speaks at length about the treatment center, its online referral network, and his own excommunication from Scientology.

    Former president of Narconon Oklahoma now calls it "Watered-down version of introductory Scientology"
    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/08/scientology_lucas_catton_narconon.php "
     
  11. Sock Puppy

    Sock Puppy Patron with Honors

    Bump for epic thread.
     
  12. CoolHand

    CoolHand Patron with Honors

    Thank you for everyone who has show support thus far. Mary - thank you for understanding.
     
  13. I told you I was trouble

    I told you I was trouble Suspended animation



    Welcome CoolHand Luke!

    Wow, you don't mess around.




    :welcome2::welcome2::welcome2:
     
  14. Emma

    Emma Mother of Dragons Administrator

    Welcome Luke. Thank you for having the courage to speak out. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Sock Puppy

    Sock Puppy Patron with Honors

    Seconded. It is so important that you're doing so right now with everything that's happened at Canadian. Hat's off!
     
  16. CoolHand

    CoolHand Patron with Honors

    Thank you! I have some notifications but can't see them yet. I guess I need to make a few more posts/comments before I can read them. I'm sure I can find something to say somewhere...
     
  17. CoolHand

    CoolHand Patron with Honors

    Thanks! It's been a long, long process to even get to this point. I wrote many different versions of my story, some much more hate-filled, others possibly too forgiving. I finally settled on that explanation. Of course there is all of the other shit, too, but I had to start somewhere and let the real purging begin. It's not unlike a colon cleansing :yes:!
     
  18. AnonSunshine

    AnonSunshine Patron with Honors

    Ddear Luke:


    :dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer:

    :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

    Love,

    AnonSunshine
     
  19. I told you I was trouble

    I told you I was trouble Suspended animation


    Lol, well from the readers viewpoint it was just perfect (I'm glad I didn't have the colon cleansing picture going on while reading it though!).

    :coolwink:
     
  20. Boojuum

    Boojuum Silver Meritorious Patron

    Yay Lucas

    Another capable ex-scieno guy, who called a spade a spade, and therefore is treated shabbily while fighting a bunch of stupid people in the cult of Scientology.

    It goes on and on and on.

    Lucus, screwing up lives is what these people excel at.

    There will be another similar story next month and the month after and so on.