Mareka Brousseau compares growing up in Scientology to The Hunger Games - 2014-08-05

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F347.png Mareka Brousseau compares growing up in Scientology to The Hunger Games August 5, 2014, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We've talked to Mareka Brousseau numerous times for stories at the Village Voice and the Underground Bunker. And she was a key character in John Sweeney's 2010 BBC special, The Secrets of Scientology. And now Jeffrey Augustine has given us a treat and interviewed Mareka at length for the Surviving Scientology podcast.

It's really eye-opening to hear about Scientology's attitudes toward children from someone who actually grew up in the church. Mareka's account is bleak. She talks to Jeff about growing up with Sea Org parents who are too busy 'clearing the planet' to have much to do with their kids.


{{cite news | first = Tony | last = Ortega | title = Mareka Brousseau compares growing up in Scientology to The Hunger Games | url = https://tonyortega.org/2014/08/05/mareka-brousseau-compares-growing-up-in-scientology-to-the-hunger-games/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = August 5, 2014 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}