Friday, August 31, 2012

Dr. Stephen McNamara on Scientologists' interference with Kyle Brennan's treatment

Scientology's attempt to interfere with the medication of 20-year-old Kyle Brennan led to his death as an Enemy of Scientology in the apartment of his Scientologist father and Scientology staff worker Tom Brennan in Clearwater, Florida, on the night of Friday, February 16, 2007.

Kyle was gentle and talented young artist and writer in his sophomore year of college, who suffered from mild depression and was under under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Stephen McNamara in his home town of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

When Brennan discovered this he tried for seven months to interfere with Kyle's anti-depressant treatment driven by the demands of Scientology's violent hatred of psychiatry and the mental health professions and aided by his "auditor", or Scientology therapist, Denise Miscavige, the twin sister of Scientology leader, David Miscavige

Kyle resisted every attempt, including during the last nine days of his life while he was visiting his father. Five days before his death Tom Brennan and Denise Misavige attempted to convince Kyle's mother Victoria Britton to agree to putting Kyle in Scientology's Narconon Arrowhead drug rehabilitation facility in Oklahoma, but she staunchly rebuffed them. 

Since Kyle's death five people have died at Narconon Arrowhead, four of them young people under the age of 30. The most recent is 20-year-old Stacy Murphy, who died on July 19.

Brennan finally resorted to seizing Kyle's anti-depressant and locking it in the trunk of his car the day before his death or perhaps a day before. 

In the wrongful death-lawsuit filed by Victoria Britton in 2009 , Dr. McNamara was deposed by Scientology lawyers and made the following comment on Brennan's treatment of his son:
"The fact that a parent--and any parent in this room would be able to understand, I think, the--the message here--the fact that a parent would actively, volitionally prevent an approved and proven treatment to benefit one's child's complaint's, suffering or ailment, is inconceivable. "
- Dr. Stephen McNamara 

Scientology is not some harmless Hollywood celebrity cult indulged in by Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Greta Van Susteren.  It kills young people. 

1 comment:

  1. Kyle Brennan's story serves as a warning to all who believe that the "Church of Scientology" is an innocuous organization. Scientology is an organization that knowingly kills the innocent.