Blog: The Church of Scientology and the Highly Obscene "R" Word - 2014-10-27
The highly obscene "R" word in the Church of Scientology is REFUND as in, "We hate to give anyone a refund!"
There are three types of refunds in the Church of Scientology:
1. Refunds of Advanced Payments (AP) which is often called "monies on account." The Church has always solicited and encouraged its members to make advanced payments for future services. The push for advanced payments surged dramatically in the late 1970's when financial inflation was rampant(1). The Church is said to have a large financial exposure on AP. Chaos could ensue on Church finance lines if there were a sudden mass demand for refunds by thousands of disaffected Scientologists.