Ugh. We just found a troubling L. Ron Hubbard Scientology lecture about little boys and sex. - 2017-11-28
You have to understand something, dear reader. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, used to give lectures on practically a daily basis — and sometimes more than one a day — for decades. This character could talk and talk about anything for hours and hours, and his followers giggled and applauded their way through whatever he threw at them.
The sheer volume of Hubbard's output is staggering. So forgive us if we're only now running into a very troubling set of statements that Hubbard gave which were buried inside a lecture that was itself buried in an obscure series of talks he gave during a brief trip to London in September 1952.
Why did we stumble on this lecture now? Thanks to Leah Remini's second season of Scientology and the Aftermath, there's a much greater awareness and public interest in Scientology's treatment — and mistreatment — of children. For some time now, we've been telling you how shocking it was to find what appears to be an outright statement endorsing pedophilia in Scientology's most important book, Hubbard's 1950 breakout bestseller, Dianetics. And so we've been on the lookout for other material about children and sex that we might have overlooked before.