KID CORPS: When Scientology's Sea Org parents were told to stop wasting time on their kids - 2017-12-07

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F347.png KID CORPS: When Scientology's Sea Org parents were told to stop wasting time on their kids December 7, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Like anything else in Scientology, how children are treated is governed by a huge number of policies and reports, and in this series we're looking at documents that show how children were treated under the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard. We're fortunate that one man has done so much to collect huge numbers of such documents — Mark "Warrior" Plummer, who left Scientology in 1983, and is pretty legendary for the collection of church materials he's amassed. Also helping us is Sunny Pereira, who spent several weeks working with Mark to pull out key documents for us to discuss.

The Bunker: Sunny, this week we're looking at a pretty well-known document, issued in 1989, cancelling "Family Time" in the Sea Org. Give us a little background on what Family Time was about.

Sunny: During my years as a child in the Sea Org, family time was scheduled between 5 and 6 pm daily, and was only to spend time with your parents or your kids. Dinner was from 6 to 6:45, and then there was a muster and everyone was back on post. If you did not take that exact hour, it was not something you would be allowed to take at a different time, or double on another day. If you were not able to make it that hour, it was lost. Some posts made it an impossible situation because they could not get out at 5 pm of something they were in the middle of. Also, it was a common experience for me personally that my mom hardly slept at night. She worked long hours all the time. So that one hour of family time usually ended up with her taking a nap for the entire time, with me trying to talk to her or play with her. She was so exhausted she could not spend the time with me and my siblings.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = KID CORPS: When Scientology's Sea Org parents were told to stop wasting time on their kids | url = https://tonyortega.org/2017/12/07/kid-corps-when-scientologys-sea-org-parents-were-told-to-stop-wasting-time-on-their-kids/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = December 7, 2017 | accessdate = December 7, 2017 }}