Reader, can you help this father who wants to keep his son out of Scientology? - 2019-06-03
We get a lot of inquiries about Scientology here at the Bunker, but this one was different from any that we'd previously received. It's a delicate situation, and rather than make our own suggestions, we proposed presenting this reader's questions to our commenting community for feedback. He agreed to that idea.
With the many former Scientologists we have here, and expert counselors and attorneys, we figured some good strategies would emerge. Here's the conversation we had, only lightly edited for clarity and to remove identifying information...
Reader: My ex-wife is a Scientologist and she is trying to raise my son as one. He's 4-and-a-half-years-old and she already has him starting the auditing. She's told him multiple things concerning it and I don't want those ideas to be stuck in his head. I just want to know if there's suggestions that you have for deterring him away from it. I've Googled everywhere and I can't really find any message boards or anything relating to this. If I do find one then it doesn't have any posts newer than a year. Any help would be appreciated.