A Potential Trouble Source; the Handling of Kyle Brennan

Kyle Brennan a Potential Trouble Source in Scientology Death

A Potential Trouble Source; the Handling of Kyle Brennan 

“Fair Game” is a policy letter issued by L. Ron Hubbard in 1967 (ref: HCO Policy Letter of 18 October 1967, Issue IV) called “Penalties for Lower Conditions,” which states that if someone is found to be an enemy of the Church of Scientology, they should be handled like this: May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to, or destroyed.”

Heart of Darkness (Part I)

When my son, Kyle Brennan, first stepped into his psychiatrist’s office in Charlottesville, Virginia, in January of 2006, he could not have imagined that his life would end only thirteen months later as an enemy of the Church of Scientology.

Kyle was declared dead from a gunshot wound just past midnight on February 17, 2007, in the Clearwater, Florida, apartment of his Scientologist father, Tom Brennan. Scientology-owned buildings dominate the Clearwater cityscape, and Brennan’s Cleveland Street apartment was located within spitting distance of Scientology central. It sat across the street from the Coachman Building—a Scientology training center—just one block from the Fort Harrison Hotel, the religion’s worldwide headquarters.

That fateful night the EMTs discovered Kyle’s lifeless body in what Tom Brennan claimed was his bedroom, not Kyle’s.   Alongside Kyle’s body was a Taurus .357 Magnum revolver. He’d been shot in the head. And that head—my twenty-year-old son’s handsome head, now shattered—they found callously stuffed inside a laundry basket.

They ruled his death a suicide, but because of criminally mismanaged police procedures, it’s impossible to say what weapon was used or—most importantly—who pulled the trigger. The bullet that killed my son was never recovered. There was no blood on the Taurus: and no fingerprints either. Forensic Investigator Jennifer McCabe performed a gunshot residue (or GSR) test on Kyle’s hands, but the Clearwater police blocked it from being processed. They subsequently lied, saying that a GSR test had never been done.

Did my son commit suicide? Was he murdered by his father? Did someone else kill him? Did Kyle die in his father’s bedroom, or was he moved from his bedroom—the actual scene of the crime—and the laundry basket somehow played a part in this evidence tampering? None of these questions were answered or pursued by the Clearwater police.

How had Kyle gone from being a well-dressed, forward-looking, college-attending American kid to passing away in Clearwater, Florida—an enemy of the Church of Scientology—in only thirteen months?

The first step—innocuous as it sounds to the average person unfamiliar with Scientology—was seeing a psychiatrist. A very creative youngster, Kyle was a bit shy (the two often go together), and he had unresolved issues regarding his on-and-off-again relationship with his biological father, Tom Brennan.

Kyle’s psychiatrist, Dr. Stephen McNamara, diagnosed him with mild depression and social anxiety, conditions not uncommon among college students. McNamara prescribed Kyle the anti-depressant Lexapro.

And that’s the second step—which may surprise some readers—taking a clinically tested, prescribed psychiatric medication.

One of the major tenets of Scientology is that psychiatry and psychiatric medications are evil: they’re forbidden. Scientology’s hatred of psychiatry is extreme and vicious. Scientologists believe, for example, that there’s an epidemic of psychiatrists raping their patients. According to BBC reporter John Sweeney, “Scientologists believe that psychiatry is Nazi pseudoscience. They believe that the Holocaust was planned and carried out by psychiatrists.”[i]

From Scientology’s point of view, Kyle’s Lexapro use made him an SP—a “Suppressive Person”—someone to be reviled and avoided. To Scientologists, SPs are not merely ideological “enemies of the Church” their very being is capable of contaminating a Scientologist, causing him to make errors, have accidents, and even become sick.

As a practicing Scientologist, Tom Brennan could not have a relationship with his son if Kyle was violating Scientology’s anti-psychiatry tenet. So, when Kyle arrived in Clearwater to visit his father on February 8, 2007, Brennan faced a troubling situation—he had an SP staying in his apartment. Brennan no doubt immediately reported his dilemma to his Scientology superiors, including, of course, his Scientology “auditor” (or spiritual advisor), Denise Miscavige Gentile—twin sister of the organization’s controversial leader, David Miscavige.

One week later, on February 15, the Church of Scientology’s Flag Service Organization (or FSO) issued an order to Tom Brennan to “handle” his son. (Located in Clearwater’s Fort Harrison Hotel, FSO is a high-level Scientology division, its spiritual center.)

“Handling,” a well-known Scientology term, means taking care of a situation and removing a trouble source. “Handling,” according to Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, can include a wide range of actions. Enemies of the Church—like Kyle—“May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist. . . . May be tricked, sued or lied to, or destroyed.”[ii] Hubbard—in “The Code of Honor,” Scientology’s ethics code—writes: “Never fear to hurt another in a just cause [i.e., Scientology].”[iii] As witnessed by what happened to my son, “handling” is not as innocent as it sounds.

If a Scientologist fails at “handling” an SP, he is then required to “disconnect”—that is, permanently break off all communication.

These Scientology policies—according to Lance Marcor, a former high-level Scientologist—“placed Thomas Brennan up against a wall. He had to handle his son or face the consequences, which would cut him off from Flag, his wife Wendy, his employers and friends, Denise [Miscavige Gentile] and Gerald Gentile, all dedicated Scientologists, and end his high celebrity status of being audited by David Miscavige’s sister.”[iv] Additionally, Brennan’s failure to handle Kyle could result in Brennan becoming a Potential Trouble Source (or PTS), a person who is connected to and adversely affected by a Suppressive Person.

Potential Trouble Source, Suppressive Person, Handling, Disconnection—It’s obvious that Scientology is an extremely troubling and potentially dangerous philosophy. Any serious study of its beliefs and practices reveals a dark portrait of an authoritarian organization with psychopathic underpinnings. What other religious organization, for example, would demand that its members throw away a child or “disconnect” from a family member in need?

What measures would an extremely dedicated Scientologist take to “handle” his own child? We can prove that Tom Brennan lied repeatedly, and that he committed perjury (he lied under oath). How far did he go in order to receive eternal salvation from the Church of Scientology?

“If Kyle was being considered as an Enemy/SP,” stated former Scientologist Lance Marcor, “Tom may have taken matters into his own hands . . . and possibly expedited the disconnection by having ‘a hand’ in his [Kyle’s] demise. . . .” Murder is certainly not out of the question, “since,” noted Marcor, “Tom Brennan stated in his answer filed in this case[v] that his son died as a result of suicide or homicide” (emphasis added).

Thanks to the antics of celebrity Scientologists, Americans have come to think of the Church of Scientology as a benign organization that’s unfortunately attracted an oddball collection of unhinged followers. The point-of-view from the other side of the equation, however—how Scientology looks at the rest of the world—is altogether different. “We’re not playing some minor game in Scientology,” wrote founder L. Ron Hubbard (in a policy letter called “Keep Scientology Working”). “It isn’t cute or something to do for lack of something better. The whole agonized future of this planet, every Man, Woman, and Child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology. This is a deadly serious activity.”[vi] Deadly, indeed. How many people have perished thanks to the soulless teachings of the Church of Scientology?

Copyright © 2023 by Victoria L. Britton


Excerpts from the deposition of Gary L. Robinson







Excerpts from the Deposition of S. Brennan








Excerpt from the Deposition of Victoria Britton


Copy of Kyle’s Bank Statement; Deposit made on February 15, 2007 (Thursday).


Scientology, “SEC Check” issued to Tom Brennan.


Excerpt from the Deposition of Tom Brennan


Excerpt from the Deposition of Officer Jonathan Yuen


Scientology Privilege Log





Kyle’s last phone calls were placed to Clearwater attorneys who practice in personal injury .


2/16 10:24 727-507-8999 Attorney Frank Verdi
2/16 10:24 727-461-2947 Law Firm of Beltz & Ruth
2/16 10:25 727-796-2706 Teresa Williams

Hearts of darkness; Tom Brennan, Denise Miscavige Gentile


Denise Miscavige Gentile


Excerpt from the Deposition of Peter Mansell; Director of Special Affairs, Flag Service Organization






Excerpt from the Deposition of Tom Brennan





Excerpt from the Deposition of Jerry Gentile


Excerpt from the Deposition of Denise Miscavige Gentile




Excerpt from the Deposition of Detective Jonathan Yuen.


Tom Cruise, Scientology Video: Defining an SP

Scientology’s Suppressive Person (SP) doctrine

http://www.xenu-directory.net/practices/sp.html – Similar to Scientology’s Suppressive Person (SP) doctrine

May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without… “A POTENTIAL TROUBLE SOURCE [PTS] is defined as a person who while …

Declaration of Lance Marcor:

1. I Joined the Sea Org in 1978 after being public at Pasadena Mission, California did my EPF (basic training) at the Cedars Hospital renovating it into the PAC Base in LA. Next I was trained in treasury policy and ran a GO Mission handling Celebrity Center LA Treasury records in case of an IRS Audit. I was slated to be the Assistant Guardian for Finance at CCLA which held the same rank as Commanding Officer CCLA. I was to go to England for training but didn’t want the job and requested to come to FLAG in Florida instead. I arrived at FLAG in 1980 and took the post of Director of Inspections and Reports for the FSO. That post is the Department Head of Department 3, and is located in Division I which is a senior division on the Scientology Organization Board.

I know Matteo Rosetti, the Ethics Officer of Thomas Brennan.

I was in charge of 300 staff members’ ethics and was fully trained on ethics policy. The Public MAAs were in my department under me.My next post was working in Division 4 (Technical Division) in Dept.10 – Technical Services. I worked around the auditing and Case Supervisor Office, I acquired knowledge of the lines and terminals involved with the PC, where he goes and why. These terminals include the D of P (Director of Processing, Director of Training, Cramming Officers, Medical Liaison Officer, Registrars, Ethics Officer, Chaplain, etc. (everyone the PC could possibly be involved with in the FSO).

2. I worked my way up in rank to Chief Petty officer and was in charge of Petty Officer Council, Secretary of Officers Council, a member of the Permanent Board of Review, On several Justice Committees, In charge of the entire FLB Messing System, In charge of the entire FLB Berthing Inspections, I worked in the Reg Office and was in charge of the SO Call in Admin Unit. I worked in the Public Course room as Course Administrator, was on several CMO missions as a CMO Missioner, I was the Division 7 (Executive Division) Financial Planning Representative, Worked part time as an FLB Security Guard, and was in Senior HCO, Flag Land Base running the Cadet Sailing Academy. After leaving the Sea Org I became public and was Captain of the Dianetics Windsurfing Team and later became in charge of the entire Dianetics Athletic Association, was on the OT Committee and Clear Expansion Committee. I left the church in 2007.

3. I have been asked to review the Privilege Log, and the redacted “List of Actions,” the title of the document in the Privilege Log, but actually entitled “SEC CHECK KR HANDLING,” and compare it to my expertise and experience and knowledge of Scientology policies in this area. I do so voluntarily.

4. First and foremost, the Ethics Folders are never privileged in Scientology. I understand that this court did not rule on privilege, but had the List of Actions redacted based on relevancy. If true, then much of the ethics folder materials, including the List of Actions, were culled or created just for the court. From what is produced, compared to the Privilege Log and written church policy, it is obvious to me that much is missing that must exist at Flag concerning Kyle Brennan.

5. It’s apparent that the communication from OSA, (Office of Special Affairs in charge of legal and avoiding public relation problems, PR Flaps), is missing in reference to Thomas Brennan and his son, Kyle Brennan. The EO (Ethics Officer) sent two communications to OSA and neither are answered by OSA. This does not happen.

6. Those communications are not confidential as OSA deals in organizational security per the policy and the CIS (Case Supervisor) deals in confidential confessionals. This entire PTS scene with Tom being “connected” to Victoria and Kyle and the connection to Psychiatry (Per HCOPL 6 Dec 76RB ILLEGAL PCs, ACCEPTANCE OF – HIGH CRIME PL), would have come up early on in Tom’s auditing or Confessional, meaning that OSA would have been informed of the “security risk” of Tom’s “connection” and Tom would have been monitored by OSA while having been pulled into Ethics (the EO) per HCO PL 18 June 1968, ETHICS, and ordered to do Conditions Handlings at least by starting with the condition of Doubt as this PTS condition was obviously hanging Tom up in Doubt in his wavering back and forth in his dealings with Victoria and Kyle.(HCOPL 18 Dec 1982 ETHICS CONDITIONS: HANG-UP AT DOUBT).

7. Also, there is no explanation as to why so many reports are sent to the EO from the auditor (Denise Gentile) without an ethics handling. What were all of those reports about? (HCOPL 7 Mar 1965RA OFFENCES AND PENALTIES makes it a “Crime” in Scientology – “Failing to report a potential trouble source to local HCO”)

8. The reports should have concerned Kyle’s connection to Psychiatry and acted on immediately, per policy, because Psychiatry and anti-depressant medication are the utmost evil to Scientology with the goal of eliminating both. Tom would have been advised to determine his condition for the Suppressive Act of “continued adherence to a person or group pronounced a suppressive person or group by HCO” per the Scientology Ethics conditions: HCOPL2 Nov 1982 CONDITIONS HANDLINGS and HCOPL 3 Aug 1985 COMPLETING CONDITIONS FORMULAS and the fact that Wendy (Tom’s Wife) referred to Kyle as “enemy of the church,” shows that there was awareness by Tom that Kyle was an “enemy” per the Scientology ethics conditions and would have had to handle his own connection to Kyle.

9. Tom would have had to move up the Conditions through the Condition of Liability (HCOPL 6 Oct 1967 CONDITIONS OF LIABILITY AND DOUBT) and HCO POLICY LETTER OF 14 MARCH 1968, in which case he would have had to apply step “2. Deliver an effective blow to the enemies of the group one has been pretending to be part of despite personal danger”. (Tom pretending to “care” about Kyle’s future (the family group) when in fact he is regarding him as an enemy of the church group). There are two opposing groups here – The the church group with its policy and orders and Victoria and Kyle as his family group).

  1. Tom’s auditor, being a veteran Scientologist, has an “intimate” relationship with Tom (“intimate” as in the auditor, through the process of auditing, becomes aware of intimate details of one’s life despite the professional viewpoint the auditor must maintain while “in session”). It is well known that a Scientologist develops an intimate rapport with the auditor and in many cases wants to do “extra” favors for the auditor as an appreciation of the “help” that is being rendered by the auditor in terms of “spiritual relief’ from things hindering or bothering the PC. In my many years working in and around the auditing divisions of Scientology, I have witnessed this to be the case, which is why all gifts to auditors from their PCs must be reported. An example of this relationship is Tom calling Denise before calling 911. Tom was asking advice on how to handle a “mental decision”, i.e.,”what do I do now?” “my son is dead on the floor and I can’t make a decision on my own”. “Call my auditor” (not my wife or Kyle’s mother, but my auditor).

11. This fact of the PC losing mental control of his own ability to make decisions shows the involvement that Scientology has on individuals in controlling their lives. One famous Scientology set of Processes are the CCHs (Control, Communication, Havingness) where in the early stages of Scientology “processing” the auditor gains control over the PC’s mind through communication and thus the PC regains his “Havingness” for the physical universe in his new reality (under the control of the auditor and thus the organization of Scientology). This is promoted as “Helping the PC regain control over his own life,” however, if he now has to remain “connected up” to the Scientology organization to continue “up the Bridge to Total Freedom” and this is his ultimate salvation for this lifetime and all future lifetimes, he now must, per “the greatest good,” comply to the organizational policy and “command intention” of the current Scientology leader: Denise Gentile’s brother David Miscavige. These are the facts of Scientology and how Scientology is involved in the death of Kyle Brennan.

12. Every Scientologist must follow the written policy of the founder, L. Ron Hubbard. per HCOPL 7 Feb 1965 KEEPING SCIENTOLOGY WORKING. 1 say this because it cannot be overstated that his policies must be followed. In order for a non-Scientologist to understand what I am about to say, certain policies and definitions published by Scientology must be explained. First, in listening to someone who is a devoted Scientologist, one must understand that the Scientologist’s first goal is to protect the church at all costs. This includes telling an “acceptable truth,” which is saying whatever needs to be said to attain the desired result, including lying.

It has been defined by Scientologist, Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., (a former defendant in the wrongful death case of Lisa McPherson in the state court of Hillsborough County, Florida, Case # 52-2000- ea-005682), where he testified in his 10-22-1997 deposition that an acceptable truth is “one that works,” “when it works, its ethical, when it does the best good for the most number of people.” It includes lying to serve the greater good.

13. The words or phrases “Handle,” “Handle the Hell Out of It,” “Handle It,” “Handling,” and “Handling Situations” are very specific terms of direct orders compelling one to get it done or else face consequences. Modern Management Technology Defined. This term, “handle,” is well known among Scientologists. One situation which must be handled is a “Potential Trouble Source,” a/k/a PTS.

13. “THIS HANDLING IS DONE BY THE ETHICS OFFICER OF AN ORG…” “If a PTS situation actually exists, the interview must result in a written program agreed upon by the person (Tom) with copies to the person and to his ethics file.” “As the person does the steps of the program, he reports their accomplishment to the org officer (E0) who interviewed him.” “If the person fails to do the program or the program results in no real change in the situation, the interviewing officer must investigate thoroughly to find out what the person is doing instead of the program…”

14. In Kyle’s case, the EO, Ethics Officer, Matteo Rosetti, whom I know, did not choose to “Handle” as there were no steps on the program “to handle.” The E0 by evidence chose to have Tom “Disconnect” (move Kyle out) Per HCOB 10 Sept 1983 PTSness and Disconnection – “Example: A PC is connected to a person or group that has been declared suppressive by HCO in a published ethics order. He should disconnect and, if he wants to inform the SP of the fact, he may write a letter of disconnection.” In Tom’s case, he simply informed Kyle of the fact that he would have to be finding a new place to live. That may be why the bed linens of Kyle’s bed were stripped at he time of the death. If Kyle was being considered as an Enemy/SP, Tom may have taken matters into his own hands, or others, and possibly expedited the disconnection by having “a hand” in his demise, since Tom Brennan stated in his answer filed in this case that his son died as a result of suicide or homicide.

15. The Defendant in this case, FSO, without question forbids any psychotic person on FSO property. “Handling Psychotics at the FSO.” The main reason the List of Actions included ordering Thomas Brennan to move his son out of the apartment and “Handle” him is for Thomas Brennan to secure his future in the church which, per “KSW Policy {Keep Scientology Working), guarantees his spiritual freedom for an eternity. It also protects his auditor, Denise Gentile. Policies which demand the move out of the son.“A PC is connected to a group that has been declared suppressive by HCO.(In Kyle’s case, Psychiatry as a group has been declared suppressive by HCO); HCOPL 23 December 1965 SUPPRESSIVE ACTS SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS “Suppressive Acts” require disconnection.

“Here are some “suppressive acts:”

Kyle is guilty of this suppressive act: remaining connected to psychiatry through his use of psychiatric drugs.
“Continued adherence to a person or group pronounced a suppressive person or group by HCO. (Psychiatry as a group has been pronounced suppressive by the church: i.e., CCHR, a front group for the church to attack Psychiatry)
Tom Brennan’s son’s continuing adherence to psychiatry now becomes suppressive in the church’s eyes (Tom’s wife, Wendy, referred to Kyle as an “Enemy” in September 2006 when she learned that Kyle was seeing a psychiatrist and taking psych drugs, Lexapro).

Tom Brennan’s failing to handle…i.e., disconnect, would then make him be labeled “Suppressive Person, SP.”

“failure to handle or disavow and disconnect from a person demonstrably guilty of suppressive acts.”
Tom as a first step in being handled by the church is given the ultimatum to disconnect falling short of being able to handle Kyle’s taking his meds. On orders by the Ethics Officer, he tried to Handle by removing Kyle’s connection to Psychiatry by removing his meds.
“a potential trouble source may receive no processing until the situation is handled.”

16. The term “enemy” are those who oppose and those who can damage the organization or person. Modern Management Technology Defined. [Exhibit 17].

17. From the declaration of Victoria Britton, Exhibit 18, Tom Brennan knew that his son, Kyle, was seeing a psychiatrist and taking Lexapro as early as May or June 2006. This coincides with the first entry on the Privilege log. He invited his son to come to Clearwater, offering him a job and going to college. While in Clearwater in August and September 2006, Kyle hears Brennan’s new wife call Kyle an “enemy.” Kyle rapidly leaves Clearwater. (Per the declaration of Scott Brennan]. When Kyle comes to Clearwater for the last time in February 2007 to rest before returning to Virginia, Tom Brennan is in conflict with being a father to his son and being a dedicated Scientologist due to the above policies.

18. The above policies placed Tom Brennan up against a wall. He had to handle his son or else face these consequences, which would cut him off from Flag, his wife, Wendy, his employers and friends, Denise and Gerald Gentile, all dedicated Scientologists, and end his high celebrity status of being audited by David Miscavige’s sister. Denise Gentile also had a strong interest in having the son handled for her own benefit of her class auditing and being connected to Tom Brennan, her friend and employee.

19. OSA became involved in this matter early on because not only is Denise Miscavige Gentile the twin sister of the leader of all of Scientology, David Miscavige, but the privilege log shows that the EO, Matteo Rosetti, on May 3 2006, wrote a report to OSA to get approval for Tom Brennan to become Flag public. This is no small matter. OSA would have responded to this request in writing. That has not been produced nor is it listed in the Privilege Log. It is very important to this case. Also, on May 5, 2006, Matteo wrote another comm (communication) to OSA, re: Tom Brennan. Again, there is no mention of a comm back from OSA. That simply does not happen at Flag. On September 7, 2006, Matteo writes to the CIS, (Case Supervisor), which had to concern clearance for Flag auditing of Thomas Brennan. There has to be a reply in writing as to the reason Tom Brennan is accepted for auditing. This is not privileged. It would show the relationship between Denise Gentile and Tom Brennan. It would more likely than not also show Denise’s knowledge about Tom Brennan’s family, including his only son, Kyle, and what was known about Kyle’s psychiatric treatment and medication.

20. As I stated in my first Declaration, before I saw the redacted List of Actions, I opined that Tom was ordered by an EO to handle his son per the written policy of Scientology known as a PTS A Handling (Potential Trouble Source Handling), [Exhibit 13]. Now that we see that the List of Actions confirms what I previously stated, the CIS, Case Supervisor at Flag, would have ordered “PTS A Handling,” and OSA at Flag, having jurisdiction over the Tech lines for overall security, ordered the E0 at Flag to order Tom Brennan, per that Policy (Illegal PCs Acceptance Of High Crime PL, attached to first Declaration and attached here for convenience, [Exhibit 3], to make sure Kyle Brennan was “handled.”

21. It can not be overemphasized that Kyle Brennan’s presence was potentially a huge PR Flap to Flag by his taking an anti-depressant, Lexapro, acting in such a manner that Tom Brennan was afraid to leave him alone, and calling government offices, while Thomas Brennan was living at an apartment building occupied by Scientologists, a Flag public being audited by Denise Miscavige Gentile, a 1/2 block from the Coachman Building, and a block from the Ft. Harrison Hotel.

22. The privilege log shows that OSA is involved not only before Kyle Brennan arrived in Clearwater on February 7, 2007, but also while he was at his father’s apartment, which most definitely would continue not only through the day Kyle died, but also after his death and until this matter is concluded. There is no reason OSA at Flag would send a communication about Thomas Brennan other than with regards to that policy on handling a PTS. They have no other involvement to the public other than the fact of “Organizational Security”. OSA comm has not been produced and that is for sure not confidential.

23. In further evidence of OSA at Flag’s involvement and OSA Int (OSA International in Los Angeles, CA), the KR (Knowledge Report), [Exhibit 19], allegedly typed by Gerald Gentile and sent to OSA Int and then copied to OSA at Flag, with the addition of the List of Actions and the missing OSA comm, confirms USA’s and Flag’s involvement and control over Tom Brennan, Denise Gentile, and Kyle Brennan before Kyle Brennan’s death.

24. Per Scientology Policy HCOPL 22 July 1982 Knowledge Reports: “I .Anyone who knew of a loafing or destructive or off-policy or out-ethics action and WHO DID NOT FILE A KNOWLEDGE REPORT becomes an ACCESSORY in any justice action taken thereafter.” Per this policy, the fact of Tom Brennan being connected to his son Kyle who is involved with a known suppressive group (Psychiatry) requires anyone who knew about the connection to write a Knowledge Report. In other words, the Church’s own policy substantiates the fact that there are missing reports as those reports are required flying back and forth from Denise the auditor, to the Ethics Officer, and to and from OSA not excluding the Case Supervisor. The “out ethics situation” is, per the church policy, the connection of Tom Brennan to his son Kyle for months (May 2006 – Feb 16 2007) without “Handling or Disconnection”. Per HCOPL 11 May 1965 ETHICS OFFICER HAT – “The activities of the Ethics Officer consist of isolating individuals who are stopping proper flows by pulling withholds with ethics technology and by removing the potential trouble sources and suppressive individuals off org comm lines and by generally enforcing Ethics Codes.” Exhibit 21.

25. The Ethics Handling which ordered Torn Brennan to move Kyle out was based on a “Security Check” This Sec Check is not “priest-penitent privilege” per HCOPL 7 Jan 1985 HCO Confessionals, which states: “Overts disclosed in the course of Confessionals done for investigatory or justice purposes are always the subject of Knowledge Reports to HCO and are actionable on the person.” “At the beginning of the first session of an HCO Confessional or any auditing action to be done as an HCO Confessional, the auditor gives the PC the R-Factor (reality factor) , “I am not auditing you.” The session is then begun as usual…” [Exhibit 22].

26. “The fact that a Sec Check or False Purpose RD (Rundown) form is being done as an HCO Confessional does not mean that the procedure is changed. The Auditor’s procedure is the same. But the overts are reported to Ethics for handling and are actionable. It should be clearly marked on the Knowledge Report that it is from an HCO Confessional action.” (note: this is also evidence that the Ethics Files are not confidential).(HCOPL 7 Jan 1985 HCO CONFESSIONALS) (Exhibit 25). What this shows is that it is impossible for these reports to not have been made.(HCOPL 10 Mar 1982 CONFESSIONALS-ETHICS REPORTS REQUIRED). Exhibit 23. This is evidence that Tom Brennan was under pressure from the Church to “handle” his son. Some Church philosophy that applies to a Scientologist’s mental conditioning are as follows: The Code of Honor by L. Ron Hubbard: “Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.” “Your self determinism and honor are more important than your immediate life.” “Your integrity to yourself is more important than your body.” Also, “Your value as a being is to your group and not to your self at all”. HCOPL 23 DEC 65 RB SUPPRESSIVE ACTS SUPPRESSION OF SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGISTS -”Suppressive Acts” (as follows)…”Failure to handle or disavow and disconnect from a person demonstrably guilty of suppressive acts”. [Exhibit 16]. Tom would have to apply this policy to Kyle, per Kyle’s connection to the “suppressive group,” – Psychiatry. “Continued adherence to a person or group pronounced a suppressive person or group by HCO.” Kyle is guilty of this Suppressive Act by his default connection to Psychiatry and his Meds.

27. Kyle’s death was a direct result of the application of the policy of the church which is to “Handle or Disconnect” and that includes by whatever means necessary. It all started with Denise Gentile reporting to Flag’s Ethics Officer. Driving Kyle over the edge when he was in a depressed state and without his coeds by suggesting he move out is one way of getting rid of the problem. “Never fear to hurt another in a just cause” Kyle, per Scientology philosophy, can always go and pick up another body and it would be considered the “Greatest Good” to move him out of Tom’s and the Gentile’s life. Every Scientologist early on in Scientology is required to do the PTS/SP Course – HOW TO CONFRONT AND SHATTER SUPPRESSION by L. Ron Hubbard and the term PTS and SP are household nomenclature used on a daily basis amongst Scientologists. This is not some isolated case as this is the “GLUE” that keeps Scientology together and tight as, per L. Ron Hubbard, “a kind of juggernaut builds up” running through a free society. With the purpose of every Scientologist to “add to this POWER”. In the Scientology reference on the condition of Power RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEADERS – Section on “seven things about power,” HCO PL 12 February 1967, it states in reference to being “open to the taunts of any enemy of the power who dare not really boot the power but can boot you.”…”you must yourself gather and USE enough power to hold your own – without just flattering to the power to “kill Pete” in straightforward or more suppressive ways to him, as these wreck the power that supports yours, He doesn’t have to know all the bad news, and if he’s a power really, he won’t ask all the time: “What are all those dead bodies doing at the door?” … Well, boss, about all those dead bodies, nobody at all will suppose you did it. She over there, those pink legs sticking out, didn’t like me.” “Well.” he’ll say, if lie really is a power, “why are you bothering me with it if it’s done and you did it…” L. Ron Hubbard HCOPL 12 Feb 1967 Responsibilities of Leaders.

28. What is driving Denise Gentile, Gerald Gentile, Thomas Brennan and Flag is that in making decisions church policy must always be heeded: HCOPL 7 FEB 65 Keeping Scientology Working 1 – “We’re not playing some minor game in Scientology. It isn’t cute or something to do for lack of something better. The whole agonized future of this planet, every man, woman and child on it and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology. This is a deadly serious activity. And if we miss getting out of the trap now, we may never again have another chance”.

Under penalties of perjury, I declare that the above is true.

Lance Marcor

Dated this 27th day of September, 2010.

The Handling of Kyle Brennan (part 2)

Excerpt from the affidavit of Lance Marcor





5 thoughts on “A Potential Trouble Source; the Handling of Kyle Brennan

  1. That’s so, so scary. I’ll read more about this. I’ve just vaguely heard about Scientology till now, mostly in relation to Tom Cruise. I’m really sorry for your loss.

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