The McDonald Papers
Jon Randall (Randy) McDonald was a contracted staff songwriter with
MCA Publishing in Los Angeles when he first became introduced to
Scientology in early 1971. Within a matter of a few months, he
beseeched Warren Brown, then the West Coast Vice President for
Publishing at MCA, to let him out of his contract so that he could
pursue his new-found religious convictions. Brown reluctantly
agreed, and Randy McDonald signed a Sea Org contract at Celebrity
Centre in Los Angeles.
Randy served in the Sea Organization for 12 years, from 1971 until 1983. He held several executive posts, receiving extensive administrative training, and working directly with Yvonne (Gillham) Jentzsch, who had established Celebrity Centre.
In 1974 he became editor of "Celebrity," the official magazine of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre. Although his title was editor, he also art directed and designed the publication, did illustrations and photography for it, and interviewed some of the biggest names in Scientology, including John Travolta, Chick Corea, and Diana Hubbard, among many others. He was personally commended by L. Ron Hubbard for the quality of "Celebrity" magazine.
In 1983, having been promoted to the position of Acting Commanding Officer PR for Celebrity Centre International, he was illegally ordered to the RPF. Randy refused to go. As a result, a Fitness Board was convened on him, giving him a Catch-22 choice: either choose to go to the RPF, or be charged with "wanting to leave the Sea Org." Since he steadfastly refused to go to the RPF, it was ruled that he "wanted to leave," so he was deemed "unfit" and routed out of the Sea Org.
Randy moved his family to his home town, Huntsville, Alabama, where he became a partner in an advertising firm.
But by 1986, he was receiving offers to come back to L.A. and work in design there. He and his family moved back, and within six months Randy had been hired by Bridge Publications, Inc. (BPI) to handle the advertising and marketing campaigns for L. Ron Hubbard's "Mission Earth" series. Randy wrote, designed, and art directed the international advertising campaigns for Volumes V through X of the series, and in the meantime was secured by Author Service, Inc. (ASI) to design their "Special Properties" catalog, and to be the writer (writing as "Jon Randall") who would adapt the first five "Mission Earth" volumes to audio cassette scripts for Random House.
Yet for all his accomplishments, contributions, and commendations, Randy McDonald has now been declared a suppressive person and expelled from the Church. Why?
It started in August of 1994, when he became aware of an issue put out by the current management of the Church. It was, to Randy McDonald, and alarming issue--a type of issue never established by the Founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. It was called a "Scientology Policy Directive." It was an illegal issue-type. It had no official status or power according to standard Scientology policy, but it was being used to stop people's progress in Scientology. So Randy McDonald wrote it up to senior-most management, expecting that it would be cancelled forthwith.
Instead, his report set off a chain of bizarre events that led Randy deeper and deeper into an investigation of what lay behind such a ridiculous issue, and deeper and deeper into attacks on him, his family, his friends, his character, and his motives.
The story took nearly two years to unfold.
It is a story that could never be fully told in narrative. It can only be told with the original documents, carefully preserved by a handful of faithful archivists whom the world will probably never know.
You will find them written to by Randy McDonald in this archive: Mookie, Little John, Terpsichore, Elf, JD, Darwin, Aquarius, Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts, Ace of Clubs, and Ace of Diamonds.
Who are they? Who knows? Certainly DM does not know. Certainly OSA does not know. Certainly IJC does not know. But certainly we have them to thank for this invaluable record of tyranny, ineffable injustice, blatant criminality, and imperious disdain, practised by a small handful of thugs in a management gone mad.
Certainly we have them to thank for these: The McDonald Papers.
Original HIGH CRIME Report by Randy McDonald on an SP Directive (Scientology Policy Directive) called PERSONAL INCOME TAX, naming the Tax Compliance Officer OSA Int and AVC International as being the guilty parties to the HIGH CRIME.
Text above and enclosed documents are collected after communication with anonymous persons. HTML'ized by Andreas Heldal-Lund and hosted by OPERATION CLAMBAKE. Stavanger, Norway - 1997