Skip to comments.Scientology leader's niece reveals Church secrets
Posted on 03/16/2013 7:58:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Church of Scientology has lashed out at a new book by its leader's niece, which recounts a stolen childhood and how she was brainwashed and cut off from her family before eventually escaping.
In "Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape," Jenna Miscavige-Hill -- whose uncle David Miscavige runs the secretive group -- also claims she was forced to work as a child.
But a spokesman for the Church said her claims were "false" and denounced "efforts to exploit Mr Miscavige's name."
"The Church has long respected the family unit while accommodating and helping those raising children," Karin Pouw, spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology International, told AFP.
"The Church does not engage in any activities that mistreat, neglect or force children to engage in manual labor. The Church follows all laws with respect to children," she said, accusing Miscavige-Hill of "apostate behavior."
In the book, published in February, the 29-year-old tells of hard labour she and other children were forced to do in the 1990s in the Ranch, in a remote part of the California desert.
The Ranch, near San Jacinto, 90 miles (150 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles, was "like a military boot camp, with grueling drills, endless musters, exhaustive inspections, and arduous physical labor that no child should have to do."
The children saw their parents for only a few hours per week. They did not receive any education in the traditional sense....
(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...
She is soooo sued.
the real God and Jesus will help her
Help me here. I know a cult when I see it....but....
1. Does Scientology allow for a beliefe in a supreme being or diety, God?
2. Does Scientology forbid faith in God?
3. What does Scientology teach about religion or “other religions”
4. By what definition do they claim themselves as religious?
I have always understood that scientology was founded by L Ron Hubbard on a bet with a friend that he couldn’t start a religion....
For a church that was invented to be a tax shelter for L. Ron Hubbard’s rising science fiction success, why did they involve the children? This is madness taken to the level of savagery. So much for this religion’s reputed idea they find perfection for the human mind.
Return of the Super Adventure Club.
Suppose you found a way to improve the human condition (or at lease believe you had) how could you exclude your own children?
Well, at the risk of being controversial, I’ll just say that I think “Mission Earth” is NOT the worst book ever written.
Second to the koran?
Tax exemption. The only "pure" motive of that brainwashing cult.
What about the movie Battlefield Earth?
I wonder how many on here remember the snake in the mail box charges? (Or was that a different cult?)
Jenna has been ‘out’ for some years. I pray that she finds peace.
She was a regular contributor to this website:
Www.xenu.net (operation clambake) - well worth a visit.
That was a different religion. It was called Synanon. I believe the founder once said “If you want to get rich don’t start a business. Start a religion.”