often wonder what it is that brings one man
success in life and . . . failure to his brother.
. . some men succeed because they cheerfully
pay the price . . .and others are unwilling
. . . That�s why so many . . . remain on the
beaten paths that are for broken men.
poem Straight founder Mel Sembler carries
around and uses at appropriate times like
the speech he gave at Northwestern University,
his alma mater, on 1-15-03.
shall make no law ... abridging ... the
right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress
Amendment to the Constitution of the
US Dept of Health endorsement of Straight-legacy
programs to set off protests at Italian
Embassy, National & Florida Holocaust
museums, St Pete Times and Orlando's Nat'l
Recovery Month festivities. press
dateline Wash DC, Supreme Court decison
on drug testing sets off protests, 7-18-02
Commonwealth Attorneys Office, Fairfax,
Italian Embassy, Washington DC
Ambassador Sembler's house
Dept. of Health endorsement of controversial
rehabs to spark two days of protests
in Washington, DC, Orlando and St. Pete,
Fl. (DC / St. Pete
protests placed on hold) story
Resign from the Society Today!
is easier to build up a child than to repair
unknown, from a poster at Poe Middle
School, Fairfax Cnty, Va.
was founded by Mel and Betty Sembler who boast they've
had 12,000 successful graduates. If you
are a graduate of Straight or a second-generation
Straight or The Seed, Straight's predecessor, and
want to disclaim that distinction click.
International Survivors Action Committee.
ISAC is an organization formed by survivors of Straight
and Straight-legacy programs. phone: (727)596-7118
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE
Always ask for Report/ID # and state you
want to be informed whether your report is confirmed or not.
In 1987 Betty Sembler told reporter Jennifer Tucker of
the Tampa Tribune about a day when she was having some
trees planted when the young driver realized he had delivered
the wrong trees. She let him use the telephone to call
for instructions and while he was on the phone he glanced
at her mail by the phone. Tucker reported, "He
looked at it and looked at me and said, 'Are you Mrs.
Sembler?' and I said 'yes'. He put down the phone, came
over and put his arm around me and with tears in his eyes,
started telling me how he had graduated from the Straight
program. Mel looks at his wife and hesitates thinking,
That's how you evaluate our investment"[Src:
Tampa Tribune, 5-22-87, p. F1]
I feel that if one were to approach Mel or Betty today
with tears in his eyes and ask with outstretched arms,
"are you Mel Sembler?" or "are you Betty
Sembler?" "I was in Straight, Inc." Somehow
I think Mel and Betty would start running for the door
and calling for their six Italian security guards. And
that's how you really evaluate their investment. Join
now the ranks of former Seventh Steppers who have renounced
the odious distinction of being a Mel and Betty Sembler
Straight graduate. Click here.
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family financial scams
pays former parishioner Lawrence Wollersheim $8,674,643
for abuses he sustained at that church. story
Court orders Scientology to pay him another $500,000
for engaging in a SLAPP suit against him.
Jeb Bush joins Straight's Advisory Board
state Republicans at Scientology's naval headquarters
in Clearwater story
Magazine features story on the Moonies
Ever hear of a church where the guru
encourages his followers to "cherish and punish
your 'love organ' (with pliers if necessary)";
or where teenagers in a youth group are instructed to
spit in a cup, exchange it with another student and
then drink it! If not you'd better read John Gorenfeld's
account of Reverend Moon and the Unification Church
in Salon magazine. The Bush's have their hands in Moon's
pockets, but Bush the father says of the Moonies, "this
group is about strengthening the family and that's what
President and Mrs. Bush are deeply focused on."
Recall what he
said about Straight? story
Fager's letter to the editor at Salon related
article on Betty Sembler
Jennings to be First Lt Gov in Florida History Ms.
Jennings is on Straight's
advisory board under its new name DFAF, and Richard
Bradbury is so upset he sent letters to the editor at
the The Saint Petersburg Times and theStraights
dot com. Well Richard, The Times hasn't seemed
too interested in the Straight saga ever since Paul
Tash announced that Sembler had granted The Times
rights to sell its papers at Sembler - built malls.
But we'll carry your comments. See letter
former secretary being considered for Florida's Top
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is TV news ignoring the relationship between Moon and
the Bush family? by Carla Binion, Online Journal
provides White House communications services
and faith-based mentoring
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New lie detectors could give Scientology®
a run for its money story
of Scientology Accused of Preying on 911 Tragedy
of the Union: Scientologists, Moonies, Doctors and Iraq
expert Rick Ross on Straight
of Mind on Straight
she cheating on you? Safe alternative to the e-Meter.
child abuse story
is that place you go to recover from an abusive rehab
cult. Victims of theStraights have been helped
there. Well Wellspring almost had the well run dry defending
itself in a suit represented by the Queen of FOX News,
Scientologist and attorney Greta Van Susteren
Sembler Day in Florida, August 8, 2000 by proclamation
of Gov. Jeb Bush
juvenile treatment programs
New York Times on WWASPS article
heat up amongst Elan survivors, and the politics of
juvenile treatment story
Brockovich's legacy law firm to handle class action
lawsuit against WWASPS
Turdle Law Firm takes on $400 million RICO
statute of limitations case against "Hare
Krishna" church for alleged "sexual, physical
and emotional torture" of its kids in the 70s
Headrick, The Intrepid Net Reporter, dead at
Cult Awareness Network and The IntrepidNet
Reporter: or Where Were You When the Concord Went
Academy, the WWASPS school in Terra Bella, Ca underfire
witness to alleged abuse at WWASPS Costa Rican School
says she has received death threats and claims FBI is
Cochran takes on wrongful death of teen in Brown Schools
while former CEO Marguerite Sallee says the death (the
fifth for Browns) could "bring the whole company
Straight and the Costa Rican Embassy: Is the fox in
the hen house? 5-27-03. story
child abuse at WWASPS' Dundee Ranch 5-31-03 story
of WWASPS by SLT
director arrested for murder in death of teen at Arizona
boot camp story
employees of Utah wilderness therapy camp charged with
child-abuse homicide story
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The Saint Petersburg Times, "Cardenas to step aside
as leader of state GOP", 11-15-02, p. 6B.
Straight Incorporated and
The Great American Holocaust
photo, top middel is Straight-Springfield, July 1987. Photo by Michele
McDonald, Norfolk Ledger-Star.
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