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On Friday, six ex-scientologists spoke out about their experiences inside the Church of Scientology  at a Press Conference in Hollywood. Continue Reading

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  1. Lupe Dagala
    4 years ago

    I am telling all my Phillippino friends in LA to watch these videos. So many young Catholic Phillippinos are being exposed to Scientology through the Beverley Playhouse and Scientology music-industry front groups. God bless you, Catholic Online!

  2. Candace
    4 years ago

    How many people will have to come forward and speak of the rampant abuses within this organization before our government will take action? It's bad enough that adults are physically, mentally and emotionally abused but
    KIDS are signing "billion year contracts! They're separated from their slave labor parents for months at a time, they live in horrific conditions, they're forced to endure kiddie "sec checks", etc etc. WHY are our elected officials not taking action to stop this?
    It is absolutely shameful what one can get away with so long as they call themselves a "religion". Forced abortions? Breaking into government offices? Harassing, bullying and filing frivolous lawsuits against anyone who speaks out? Charging upwards of $300,000 to learn its basic tenents?
    Write your representatives and demand something be done to stop this.

  3. Thom
    4 years ago

    For every Scientologist who speaks out, even on the web, let alone in public like this, there are a thousand exes who are afraid to, because they just don't want to awaken their association with Scientology in any form, or be branded a "Suppressive Person," "religious hater" or "terrorist" by the group of Hubbard believers.

  4. Mary McConnell
    4 years ago

    Thank you for reporting on this travesty. These are very powerful testimonies. May the Lord protect these people from harassment. The disregard for life itself is at the heart of what Scientology is doing to it's staff members.

    The injustice toward children is horrendous. On the internet, there are many other testmonies by adults who were raised in scientology, many of whom worked for the church like those who spoke up at the conference.

    There is power in numbers. May more speak up and may the conditions described cease with the help of the Lord and the voice of the caring.

  5. Awareness Advocate
    4 years ago

    The press pack materials made available to the media outlets who attended the conference is available here:

  6. Dave
    4 years ago

    Wow, thx Maikanz, that is a long video but incredibly powerful.

  7. lorina
    4 years ago

    thank you Randy Sly

    that's all..just thanks

  8. Henrietta
    4 years ago

    Thank you for shining a light on this very important issue. I am horrified that the Scientology organization has been getting away with such a systemic level of abuse for so long.

  9. Maikanz
    4 years ago

    It's heart breaking. Here is a link to the vid.

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