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Among the most delusional members of the anti-Scientology hatemongers clique is Amy Scobee, whose fictional accounts of abuse while in the Church are the bitter ramblings of a pathological liar.
Scobee’s tenure as a Church staff member was marked by contradictions, lies, failures to do her job, repeated sexual transgressions, numerous opportunities to reform and, ultimately, extreme anger over being removed and expelled in 2005. Instead of moving on with her life, Scobee continues to harass the Church and Scientologists.
By her own admission, Scobee was incompetent, to put it mildly: “I have been falsely representing myself to appear competent, which is a pretense and cover-up for what I actually am. I have had the intention to get out of confronting ‘hard work’ or things I didn’t understand and instead would goof off, flirt or hobbyhorse, totally dumping my own responsibilities.”
She lived the self-created pretense that “I am a productive, contributing member of the group when I am factually covering up for non-production and the fact that I do not really know what I am doing…. I would cover these up with PR and lies so as to not be detected.”
Her admissions were echoed by others. “She was notable for being unproductive in the extreme,” said one Church executive who knew her. Repeatedly disciplined, she was demoted from staff positions ten different times for unethical conduct, dishonesty and ineptitude.
Another who worked directly with her said: “…she was disingenuous, lacked empathy in ways that I have since recognized as being linked to so-called ‘sociopaths.’”
Scobee did not just lie about her work, she lied about nearly everything in her life, making up a more glamorous fantasy life that she never led.
She detailed them, calling them “long-term standard lies that I practically believe are true because I use them so much”:
Beyond being unproductive and a pathological liar, Scobee was unable to adhere to the ethical and moral standards expected of her as a staff member. While married and on staff, she pursued extramarital affairs on at least five occasions.
Her worst transgression was ultimately her last as a Scientologist. Instead of helping another parishioner by providing counseling as a Scientology minister, she engaged in sex. As she later admitted, “I committed a severe violation of Church scriptures,” she wrote in an affidavit, describing her egregious conduct, adding, “…my actions were a serious violation of the Auditor’s Code, a sacred ethics code that governs the conduct of auditors [Scientology spiritual counselors].”
Seducing someone who is trusting you to help them through a difficult period in life is a gross betrayal in any religion or profession. After being given numerous opportunities to change, but refusing to do so, Scobee was subsequently dismissed from the Church and expelled entirely from the religion.
Embittered and out for revenge, Scobee fabricated a book about her “history” in the Church. The book failed, so she began peddling her lies to the Internet fringe and the tabloid media. She connected up with the cyberterrorist hate group Anonymous, attending a symposium with them in Germany in 2008 and speaking on “AnonyNews” two years later. (Anonymous is the group whose members have been charged, convicted and imprisoned for criminal acts worldwide, including federal prosecutions for engaging in hate crimes against the Church of Scientology and its members.)
Lying comes naturally to Scobee. Now she lies to generate hate and bigotry, always failing to look at herself, her actions, and never taking responsibility for why her life has fallen apart.
Said Scobee: “I lied in order to ‘save my ass’ thinking to do otherwise would get in worse trouble.”
But rather than save her, Scobee’s lies did her in.