Christianity Thomas on 24 Jun 2009 01:00 am
The LA times:
Former high-ranking executives tell a newspaper that church leader David Miscavige hit staff members and encouraged others to do the same.
Scientology leader David Miscavige is the focus of this special report from the St. Petersburg Times. Former executives of the Church of Scientology, including two of the former top lieutenants to Miscavige, have come forward to describe a culture of intimidation and violence under David Miscavige. These former Scientology leaders served for years with Miscavige.
Many people, no doubt, have read horror stories about what occurred on Flag and I can personally attest to the fact that they are true. This might lead one to wonder why a person would join such a group in the first place. How could anyone put up with such abuse? In writing this testimony, I hope to give people some insight into this question. The fact is that I didn’t join Scientology to be ordered around and abused and I don’t know anyone who did. The group I thought I joined, as an idealistic eighteen-year old bore little resemblance to what Scientology actually was and still is.