Joseph K. Grieboski: Scientology Lobbyist and Tool
Here are some facts about Joseph K. Grieboski, whose one-man lobbying shop
provides services for such unsavory groups as the Church of Scientology:
Grieboski's web site can be viewed here.
- Former high-ranking Scientology official Marty Rathbun discusses
his cult's payments to Grieboski for lobbying and PR services in this
post entitled "Corporate Scientology Mercenary".
- The Village Voice weighs
in on Grieboski's truthfulness about "not accepting money from
religions" in light of Rathbun's disclosures.
- The Scientologists held a fundraiser for Grieboski (without
identifying him as their paid lobbyist) in 2007, as described here.
My own comments on this event are here. Read the
full thread at Google groups for more.
- Joseph Grieboksi cut-and-pasted the Scientology cult's defamatory
text about Scientolgy critic Gerry Armstrong into his response to a
critical article about his own activities in the Northeast PA Media
- Grieboski's Institute on Religion and Public Policy (which
apparently consists of him, his wife, and a fax machine) includes
several Scientology advocates on its board, including infamous
Scientology attorney Monique Yingling, and Scientologist businessman
Colon of the notorious MGE Group. This information comes from the
last page of the organization's 2006 IRS Form 990 filing.
- Anti-cult activist Rick Ross includes Grieboski in his list of cult
- Laughable self-promoting boorishness: Grieboski constantly brags
that he was "nominated" for the Nobel Peace Prize. Virtually anyone
can be nominated, as detailed here.
One recent nominee was Bradley Manning. In Grieboski's case, some
obscure official in Burkina Faso submitted a letter for him. One has
to wonder how much of that letter Grieboski drafted himself.