The Scientology spy who wants desperately to come in from the cold - 2019-12-17
So you've been spying undercover for the Church of Scientology for years. Decades, in fact. You've infiltrated squirrel groups and anti-Scientology protests for the church's spy wing, the Office of Special Affairs (OSA). You've even infiltrated psychiatric facilities in order to feed information to Scientology's most unhinged front group, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
After all that, however, when you try to get some auditing at the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida, Scientology's 'spiritual mecca,' you keep running into questions about family connections to people the church considers enemies — "suppressive persons" or "SPs," in church parlance.
If it can be shown that you've had any contact with these SPs yourself, you'll be considered tainted and you won't be allowed to receive services at such a spiritually pure place as Scientology's Gulf Coast mecca, where processing can cost tens of thousands of dollars and take months to complete.