Ex-Scientologist Story #401, Scientology’s Shame; Children in the RPF.

Mere children are made to sign “Billion Year” contracts.

Here is another worm’s eye view of the wonderful world of Scientology.  This is what the Great Humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard bequeathed to the world. This is the world that they want for the rest of us.  Former slave Shane Kelsey tells his story.

Today Tonight – Scientology RPF Child Labour Camp (2012-02-14)

Tony Ortega at the Village Voice Blog covered this story on 2-14-12:

Scientology’s Shocking Treatment of Children Held in a Suburban Labor Camp

Shocking news this morning from journalist Bryan Seymour in Australia. In a story for the program  Today/Tonight that took him more than a year to put together, Seymour blows the lid off a re-education camp operated by Scientology in a suburb of Sydney, where children as young as eight years old have worked long hours for no pay. One of those kids, Shane Kelsey, now 21, finally left the camp last year, and Seymour was there to film Shane’s reunion with his father, who now feels horrible guilt for leaving the boy in the camp to begin with. At only 8 years old, Shane signed a billion-year contract with Scientology’s Sea Organization and was working 35 hours a week — by the time he was 15, he was working 100 hours, for about $35 a week.

In a statement, Scientology made its standard claim that its “Rehabilitation Project Force” (which Shane experienced at 16) is a voluntary program, and is intended for Sea Org members who “commit serious breaches of ecclesiastical rules.”

Let that sink in a minute. A prison-like camp for members who break ecclesiastical rules — while only 16 years old. . .

Scientology Labour Camps

Reporter Bryan Seymour Broadcast February 14, 2012

It is Australia’s secret compound where men, women and children are kept virtual prisoners.

It’s right in the middle of a quiet suburb.

It’s also a place where children are separated from their parents, forced to work full time for no pay and live in squalid conditions.

Those who’ve survived this place say they were brainwashed into believing they could not leave and that they deserved the shocking treatment dished out.

Tonight you’ll meet a young man who escaped this place with the help of his father.

“I lived in that garage for about a year and a half, maybe two years,” said Shane Kelsey, a former Scientologist.

“Shane’s story is one of shocking abuse, child abuse, it’s one of a child being enslaved,” said Senator Nick Xenophon.

“I was there for 10 years all up in the Church of Scientology as a staff member, and how could I inflict that on my children which I’ll forever feel like I have to make up,” said another former Scientologist, Peta O’Brien.

Shane Kelsey is now 21 years old. Until just over a year ago he had never used the Internet, watched television or followed the media.

“You’re not allowed to read any books other than Scientology books, you can’t read newspapers, no radio, no movies, nothing,” Shane said.

Shane says he was held captive and groomed to see all of us on the outside as pathetic, useless and stupid.

“So I lived in a garage until that got flooded by a storm and my mum got really pissed off and said ‘what the hell’ and so I got moved into a closet. It is a closet under the stairs… maybe two meters long and a meter wide,” Shane said.”

Near the end of this story there is a chilling, and true, statement about the RPF:

“RPF bases like the Sydney compound exist in other countries. Those who’ve escaped from them tell similar stories – Having fingers broken on the orders of the leader of Scientology, screamed at and slapped for 20 hours straight whilst having cold water poured over their head and much more… much worse.”

To read the entire story go here:: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/02/scientology_shane_kelsey_rpf.php

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Ex-Scientologist Story #400, Young woman turned off by hard sell.

 Jackelyn Dacanay got a dose of L. Ron Hubbard’s hard sell and didn’t like it.  She follows up the video with a statement about her motives.  

I want to clarify any rumors being spread about me “being hired” to rant against Scientology. It’s a lie I don’t even know who the hell Anonymous is. It’s a bunch of shit people are making up because they’re mad I am against Scientology. YES I tried it out, but I finally discovered their true motives. My videos are REAL and the purpose of them is NOT to press my beliefs on anyone else. I simply wanted to share MY experience with people to give them some insight on what I went through. I’m sure my experience is not going to be the same as everyone elses. If people want to make up false rumors that my videos are “scripted” that’s not my problem. I stay true to who I am and I will stick by my personal beliefs. I was not vulgar or rude to anyone related to Scientology therefore I deserve the same respect in return. These people have way too much time on their hands and I will not waste any more of mine trying to defend myself.

Here is a Scientology smear site that has attacked her.


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