Leah Remini and Mike Rinder explore the historical relationship between the Church of Scientology and its often vocal critics. A series of special guests candidly describe their personal experiences ...
A series featuring stories from former members of the Church of Scientology whose lives have been affected by the Church's harmful practices. Along with a team of former high-ranking Scientology insiders who understand the inner workings and policies of the organization, Leah gives the victims a chance to be heard.
I've wondered about Scientology over the years. There's a building of theirs in my city, in an affluent suburb and my friends and I used to joke about going to get an e meter reading done and how we'd probably break the machines. It's not something we ever did.
An old friend of mine who seemed to have disappeared off the face of the Earth popped up in a documentary about Scientology and all I wanted to do was save her. In my experience Scientology prays on the vulnerable.
With other documentaries espousing the 'Church' of Scientology had groomed and supplied a woman to Tom Cruise, which is essentially sex slave trafficking, I've wondered how the FBI and others have never been involved in the shut down of such enterprises as this 'Church'.
If any religious (or other) organization locks people up, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually abuses them and 'disconnects' them from their families and people whom they have loving relationships with, if they slander, follow and abuse those who speak out against the religious organization, if they follow, harass, demean and attack those who show any form of questioning or dissent, then these religious organizations, 'Churches' or movements need to be investigated and prosecuted with the full force of the law. Being a registered religion needs to stop being an excuse for the religions actions and law enforcements lack of investigation and prosecution.
This 'in-house' mentality which is usually associated with organized religions and has them 'investigating and punishing' themselves for their illegal actions against others, whatever they my be, is completely unacceptable.
Leah Remini, I think what you've done here is absolutely fantastic. I hope it won't effect your employment negatively and I thank you for speaking out about these matters and what is really going on behind the fences of Scientology. Being able to hear what those with mental illness have had to endure at the hands of non-medical people, in order to 'cure' them, has not only been a great eye opener for me, it has hopefully blown the lid off what is essentially abuse of the mentally ill by the 'Church' of Scientology. These practices alone should be enough for investigation. Being locked in a room against your will once, let alone for days and weeks on end, is worthy of a false imprisonment charge, surely?
To all of those involved in the making of this series no matter how far and wide they may be, to the courageous families, individuals, reporters and the like - thank-you for your courage.
Scientology has a great deal of money and it's incredibly difficult to combat someone with endless funds, time, hands and resources, especially when you have little to none yourself.
I hope Leah Remini and the rest of the people involved in this series make a great deal more episodes. I believe this is extremely important and I applaud them for showing what is going on without belittling current Scientology members. It's easy not to feel compassion for those who are seen to be publicly abusing and accosting, following and demeaning others not in the 'Church', when we're unaware of the complexity of their situations within the 'Church'.
10+ from me
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