High crimes and misdemeanors: Jefferson Hawkins on Scientology's bizarre criminal code - 2014-01-16
Jefferson Hawkins was once the top marketing executive for the Church of Scientology and helped it reach its greatest extent with the famous "volcano" TV ads in the 1980s. He's told his tale of getting into and out of the church with his excellent books Counterfeit Dreams and Leaving Scientology, and he's helping us understand the upside-down world of Scientology "ethics."
We're really looking forward to this week's episode in this series, Jeff. The notion of justice in Scientology is another strange one.
JEFFERSON: We're getting towards the end of Introduction to Scientology Ethics now. This week we'll be going over Chapter 11. It's called "The Scientology Justice Codes and Their Application." The bulk of the chapter consists of long, long lists of things that are considered offenses in Scientology.