How L. Ron Hubbard used 'past lives' to set a trap for Scientologists - 2017-12-01
On Tuesday, we told you about a very disturbing 1952 L. Ron Hubbard lecture where he described, in strange Scientology jargon, the sexual abuse and killing of young boys that a Scientologist might be hiding in his past.
We explained that we found the lecture because we have been more vigilant about Scientology's treatment of children since Leah Remini made it a feature of Scientology and the Aftermath's second season. We have followed up with victims featured in the show, like Mirriam Francis. We've started a new occasional series with the help of Sunny Pereira and Mark Plummer about the way kids were treated in the Sea Org. We have been using social media to make people aware of a very disturbing statement about how a 7-year-old girl should react to being kissed by a man which appears in Scientology's most important book, Dianetics. And then, we ran into that 1952 lecture.
We didn't know what to expect when we started listening to it, but when Hubbard said, near the very beginning, "If there are any minors present they will have to leave," we got pretty interested.