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Subject: Tom Marcellus - scientologist and holocaust denier
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 21:13:36 GMT
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From: (Marcus Pennell)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Nazi scientologist exposed in UK Press (repost)
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 95 20:34:24 GMT

Front page lead story: Evening Argus, 
Brighton UK. Tuesday April 4 1995.

By Paul Bracchi, Chief Reporter

(Pic of man, caption: Marcellus: ukp26,000 gift to cult.)

THIS man has been accused of spreading race hatred.
For the past 14 years Tom Marcellus has been director of the 
notorious American Institute for Historical Review, set up by 
an ex member of the National Front. (A fascist neo nazi 
political group, Marcus)But he also belongs to another 
organization closer to home. He is, in fact, a member and
'patron' of the Sussex-based International Association of 
The group, run from the cult's East Grinstead headquarters, 
was founded to unite and 'protect' its members in different 
It says: "Regrettably, history has seen many attempts to 
suppress religious freedom and human rights.
"From the persecution of early Christians in Rome to.. ..the 
slaughter of Jews in Nazi concentration camps."
Yet Marcellus, who has given at least ukp26,000 to the cult, 
has described his chapter of history as the "so-called" 
And the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) has provided a 
platform for some of the world's most controversial 
right-wing figures.
The organization, branded the "spine of the international 
Holocaust denial movement", once offered a reward for proof 
of Nazi genocide.
One of its supporters is revisionist historian David Irving.
Irving, a regular visitor to Brighton, has been banned from a 
number of countries because of his extreme views.
Marcellus left the IHR two weeks ago after a far-right 
American newspaper accused him of being part of a Scientology 
plot to infiltrate the group.
Marcellus did not respond to our request for an interview.
But Mark Weber, editor of the IHR's official journal, denied 
the allegation.
Speaking from Los Angeles, he said: "There is only one other 
person in the organization who is a Scientologist.
"It's true Tom Marcellus was upset about insinuations he was 
taking orders from Scientology,but he left the IHR for his 
own personal reasons."
Today, the cult moved to distance itself from Marcellus.
Margaret Reese. who works in the organization's Office of 
Special Affairs in East Grinstead, said: "These views, even 
if true, are obviously at complete variance with the views of 
the Church and the overwhelming majority of Scientologists."
The cult, branded "corrupt, sinister and dangerous" by a High 
Court Judge in 1984, is still actively recruiting in Sussex.
Earlier this month, it suffered another blow to its tarnished 
reputation when a man was dramatically cleared of trying to 
kidnap Scientologist Kathleen Wilson from Saint Hill.
The decision effectively meant the jury believed Miss Wilson 
did not have control of her own mind.

Story ends.

Also, on page 11 of the same edition: a feature titled:
Secret behind cult's anti-nazi campaign.
By Paul Bracchi, Chief Reporter.

The blurb reads:
The Scientologists have accused the German Government of 
acting like the Nazis. They claim their members in that 
country are being persecuted like the Jews under Hitler. That 
controversial message has been rammed home in full-page 
adverts in the American press funded by the Sussex-based 
International Association of Scientologists. Today we expose 
the hypocrisy behind the campaign.
(Approx 1,000 word feature follows.)

(The feature concentrates on IHR and does not expand the lead 
story much. One interesting paragraph though, explains that 
Marcellus' scientology connection was known about by his 

In documents obtained by the Argus, McCalden (IHR director) 
once wrote:"For some time I have been extremely worried about 
the influence of scientology over the IHR operation.
"Tom spends long hours talking scientology on the company 
phone, wriing scientology letters on the company typewriter, 
storing scientology books in the company warehouse, and 
recruiting among employees and revisionist supporters."

end of quotes.
The Evening Argus is a respected daily newspaper covering the 
Sussex Coast and
countryside, including the Co$ headquarters at Saint Hill, 
East Grinstead.  The Co$ has a recruitment centre half a mile 
>from  their offices.

Pope Marcus The Once CofSG[TM]


       "They're all the same," said Ron, with glee
            "Old men, or bright-eyed youth.
       It's always easier to sell them some shit,
            Than it is just to give them the truth."


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