'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigates Church's Treatment of Children - 2017-10-10

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F117.png 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigates Church's Treatment of Children October 10, 2017, Jean Bentley, Hollywood Reporter

The latest episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath focused on the treatment of children in Scientology, something the show has touched on before.

In Scientology, children are viewed as equal to adults, and therefore responsible for their actions in the same way adults are. "A child is a man or a woman who has not attained full growth," L. Ron Hubbard wrote in The Scientology Handbook. "Any law which applies to the behavior of men and women applies to children."

But the stories from two former students sent to a Scientologist-run reform school allege corporal punishment, manual labor, and other poor treatment.

The episode specifically focused on the experience of survivors of the Mace-Kingsley Ranches in California and later New Mexico, where, as Remini's partner Mike Rinder explained, Scientologists would send their children "to get them onto the straight-and-narrow and move them to the first steps of the Bridge."

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Jean Bentley | title = 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigates Church's Treatment of Children | url = http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/leah-remini-scientology-aftermath-focuses-child-scientology-1047617 | work = Hollywood Reporter | date = October 10, 2017 | accessdate = October 11, 2017 }}