Scientology gets away with abuses because it has friends like author Orson Scott Card - 2019-04-05
Once again, the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future awards ceremony is upon us, and once again it provides a clear example of how Scientology manages to go year after year without a reckoning for its abuses.
We first wrote about the contest and its annual awards gala for the Voice back in 2012, providing for the first time a direct tie between the science fiction event and shocking abuses in the church itself. We demonstrated that one of the Scientology 'Sea Org' executives running the contest, Barbara Ruiz, was also, at the same time, running 'The Hole,' David Miscavige's notorious prison for his own executives at Scientology's secret Gold Base near Hemet, California.
Former inmates in The Hole distinctly remember Ruiz helping to order them around in 2004, also the last year she was seen running the contest. After that she vanished and we've never received any information about her whereabouts, and the church never responded to our inquiries about her. No other media seems to care.