It's 'Declare your Independence of Scientology Day' here again at the Underground Bunker - 2018-07-04
Here in the United States it's a red-letter day, and we have an annual tradition that we're keeping alive here at the Underground Bunker. It's Independence Day, and as in past years, we celebrate with the stories of Scientologists who have dissolved the bands that kept them in a totalitarian organization and declared their independence of it. We're privileged this year to start off today's celebration with an account by former Sea Org member Peter McMahon. We hope other former church members will include their own stories of freedom in the comments section — even if you told those stories in past years. We want to hear them again! And here's Peter....
Freedom Day. That's what my wife and I called the day we left the Sea Org and Scientology.
We met at the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. I had been in Los Angeles working for the Advanced Organization of Los Angeles (AOLA) when I got sent to the Flag Bureau in September of 1978. The Flag Bureau was the management organization running Scientology world wide. Patricia was from South Africa and also working in the FB. She was married to a guy named Reuvain Marcus who worked for the Flag World Tour. He traveled around the world regging people for Flag Services. (Registrars, "reg" for short, have the job of convincing Scientologists to spend money on new courses.)