In homophobic Scientology, you are required to write up your sins or else - 2019-02-16
Sunny Pereira was going through some old things recently when she came upon a bit of a goldmine — some handwritten letters she had been required to pen while she was being punished in Scientology's 'Sea Org.' We asked her to explain the significance of one forced confessional letter which we found particularly striking.
When a person is declared a "Suppressive Person" in Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard wanted to give them a chance to make right, to redeem themselves and be welcomed back into the group. The procedure he described for that redemption is called Steps "A to E."
In early 2004, I had already been in the Sea Org for 17 years, and I had two strikes for bad behavior (I went to the RPF for two years for making out with a guy, then was demoted for hugging a guy). I had always had a rough time with Scientology, where I never really agreed with or cooperated with the rules. I was, to Scientology, a non-conformist. I questioned things around me often, and was not always satisfied with the odd answers that I would get. This attitude lead me down a path of discovery that Clear was fake. After I realized that, nothing about Scientology and the Sea Org's purpose mattered to me at all.