>> True Information: This story of dog saluting has been bantered about by Mr. Wright’s apostate sources for years. It is false and does not merit any credence.
This allegation comes from an apostate, Amy Scobee, with serious credibility and morality issues (see “Amy Scobee: Sex, Lies and the Blogosphere” in Freedom Magazine Special Report The Posse of Lunatics at www.freedommag.org.) Ms. Scobee had many prior media interviews in which she “forgot” this apparently “juicy tidbit” until interviewed for an earlier book from which Lawrence Wright lifted the claim. The people who were there when this supposedly happened all state no such thing ever occurred. There are no corroborating or contemporaneous documents to support this absurd allegation. Lawrence Wright never asked the Church about this, he just included it in his book in true tabloid style.
Further, there is no full-time member who feeds, walks and trains the dogs. Mr. Miscavige does have pure bred beagles and one of them, Jelly, did attain championship status years ago – but Jelly was a “she” not a “he.”