Blog: 7 John Peeler's Story - 2008-12-31
For Scientologists who grew up in the movement walking away from it and adjusting to the outside world can be a traumatic experience. John Peeler tells his story.
John Peeler, now 37, did not actually choose to be a Scientologist: he grew up in the movement.
His mother was Scientologist and they sent him to a Scientology-approved school where the teachers used the techniques set down by the movement's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. "There was even an Ethics Officer ," he recalled - a kind of moral policeman who ensured they followed Scientology policies to the letter.