How Scientology treats a member in real need strains the notion of the word 'church' - 2019-07-07

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F347.png How Scientology treats a member in real need strains the notion of the word 'church' July 7, 2019, Rod Keller, Underground Bunker

Today we have the story of a Scientologist in a tough situation. We'll call her Grace. She's going through a divorce, she has untreated medical problems, and has come to Clearwater to turn things around for her. Instead they have kicked her out. She's desperate and asking her friends in Scientology for help, but none is coming.

Grace's husband is seeking a divorce and doesn't want her to leave the marriage with any assets or income. In a normal divorce this dispute would end up in court. Not so in Scientology because it's unethical to sue a fellow member. In order to stay in good graces with the church Grace has to agree to leave a marriage of 15 years with nothing except her husband's money on account at the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, which he has agreed to give her.

But Flag the one place in Scientology she can't be. Since the Lisa McPherson incident in 1995, the sick and elderly have been removed from Flag. After arriving there Grace was told that she's not allowed on base because of her illness. Grace says she has low blood sugar. There are a number of possible medical causes for this but in Scientology there is one cause of most illnesses — being PTS.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Rod | last = Keller | title = How Scientology treats a member in real need strains the notion of the word 'church' | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/07/07/how-scientology-treats-a-member-in-real-need-strains-the-notion-of-the-word-church/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = July 7, 2019 | accessdate = July 7, 2019 }}