ABC's Nightline Takes a Look Inside The Evils Of Scientology - Page 2
Nancy's book title derives from the contract you sign when joining Scientology's Sea Organization. You must sign a billion year contract with Scientology in order to join the Sea Org. I kid you not. Click here to see an actual copy of Scientology's Sea Org contract.
So back to the interview....
The ex cult members that were interviewed, dedicated 20+ years of their lives to the cult, and luckilly were able to escape. Although mentally, they are still suffering.
One of the MANY things I found VERY disturbing about this interview, was the subject of family disconnection within the Sea Org. The mention of family disconnection itself is disturbing on its own.
But when Bashir asked Davis about Sea Org members who get married, (this is where Davis really starts to squirm) and if there are controls put in place on how often members are allowed to see their families, Davis said "there are "specific policies" that apply to the RPF which governs what they do and what their schedule is". Bashir then asks Davis how many times in a week would they be allowed to see their family members and Davis said "he didn't really know off the top of his head".
Why would a spokesman for the "church" not know the policies of his own "church" after being a member of Scientology for practically his entire life? And when Bashir asks Davis what was a fair guess of how many times a week Sea Org members get to see their family members, and asks if it once a week is correct, Davis said "once a week sounded about right". Davis also said he thought seeing family members once a week was appropriate. LOVELY "church" isn't it?
Where or where are the family protective services in all this?
If you are horrified, then please also understand this his statement is not entirely true. It's worse. Some members can go years without seeing their family. Davis is also referring to Sea Org members whose family members are WITHIN the Sea Org and stationed at the same Org. And even then, members still don't get to see their family. Davis is also not referring to any Sea Org members who have family members that are not in Scientology. There are people who haven't seen their children in years. The cult fears outside interaction with family members. They fear that family will try to persuade their members to get out of the cult. To cut off members from their families is of course in pure cult fashion.
Sea Org members who are stationed at Golden Era Productions aka Gold Base in Ca., are not allowed to leave that property at all. Hard to believe that this is allowed to happen in the US today. But it does.
Also what Davis said doesn't apply to many Sea Orgers that have other family members in the Sea Org stationed elsewhere in other countries. Many of these Sea Orgers are not on RPF, they just will never get the chance to see their family period. Members will never be spared the time to do so, nor can they afford to travel on their .25 cents an hour pay. Besides, Scientology is afraid they will flee.Continued on the next page