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Raised by 57 people in 34 months
Hi, I'm Mark Bunker.  I've been living in Scientology's mecca also known as Clearwater, Florida for the past few years as I work on my long in-production documentary on Scientolgy.  

The past year has been a kind of a rough one with several hospitalizations and the loss of a job.  I'd fallen behind in rent  the past few months but during that time I also got a new job that is going well and allowing me to get caught up with everything.

I thought in another month I would be all caught up and finally getting ahead but time has just about run out. The property management company has told me I need to pay the remaining balance by the end of the month or get out.   They have been more than understanding with me but I hadn't realized till they called me into their office last week that my lease was up this month.

If you could possibly help out, I would greatly appreciate it.  You've been unbelievably kind and generous to me through the years.  I'll strive to continue to be worthy of the faith you have placed in me.

Thanks,

Mark
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I am stunned that you guys more than doubled the goal I had set. Thanks so much!
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Wow, you guys are great! Thanks so much for reaching the goal and even exceeding it within hours. That's such a relief.
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Dee Findlay
34 months ago
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Happy for you Mark!

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$2,235 of $950 goal

Raised by 57 people in 34 months
Created October 19, 2016
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Richard Anderson
24 months ago

In the 1970's, when I was much younger than I am now, my best friend became involved in Scientology. He shared his excitement with me and persuaded me to travel to his location and enroll in courses at his local Org (church?). I spent a number of months taking courses and none of the classes I participated in felt right. In fact, I esteemed, all the various exercises and classes as being weird and controlling! So much so, that I resisted all the heavy handed sales tactics and routed out. I was totally freaked out by what I precieved as an attempt to usurp my ability to think for myself! When I left, I had been told I was very enlightened for my age and my private information was forwarded to the Org in my new local area. I was hounded by people I did not know, promised "the moon", and enticed back by pretty young woman. I resented it and just wanted to be left alone. Fast forward a few years, to when I met a woman I was very interested in; she expressed that her participation in Scientology had not lived up to what was promised and had left her with a considerable debt. Over supper, I told her of my experiences (something I had kept to myself out of respect for my friend) and ended up helping her obtain a refund. I was declared as "suppressive", though just five years earlier I was considered "enlightened and very desirable", and the dichotomy was striking, at the very least! My best friend, unfortunately, faded into obscurity, and my life continued. I've always remembered how my limited involvement in Scientology affected me (nothing comparatively to so many others), and how the "doctrine" of Mr. Hubbard sought to repress my critical thinking, while at the same time, promised to greatly enhance my self-determination! Such an organization, if true to it's claims, can withstand scrutiny without becoming defensive! Yet, the scripture, "Ye shall know them by their fruit ", Matt 7:15-20, certainly applies!

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Anonymous
31 months ago
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Elizabeth Ann Lavet
34 months ago

You are a master at doing videos that let scientologists expose themselves, show the truth, and let ex-scientologists tell their stories, get their truth out. Your work has been important to me and I thank you. So sorry that you had health problems and wish the very best for you. I am sending good thoughts your way. Please take good care of yourself Mark Bunker. With much respect and gratitude, Elizabeth Ann

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Anon ymous
34 months ago

Thanks for all the great work you did over the years, Mark. You are a treasure.

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34 months ago
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34 months ago
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34 months ago
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Dan McCollister
34 months ago
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You single-handedly taught me SO MUCH about Scientology but ALSO put on display a structure and pattern I think other big corporations embody. Thank you for a living example all of these years and doing this when it wasn't so safe and socially acceptable. :)

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34 months ago
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Becky Kime
34 months ago
Dee Findlay
34 months ago
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Happy for you Mark!

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