Why don't Scientologists go to authorities about the abuses they have seen or experienced? - 2018-06-04
We hear it all the time — why can't law enforcement do something about the abuses in Scientology? There are a number of ways to answer that question, but one of the simplest is that Scientologists themselves know they cannot report the abuses they see to police.
It's against the rules that founder L. Ron Hubbard laid down decades ago. He listed reporting Scientology as one of the "suppressive acts" that could get you excommunicated from the organization — and alienated from your own family: "Reporting or threatening to report Scientology or Scientologists to civil authorities in an effort to suppress Scientology or Scientologists from practicing or receiving standard Scientology."
With that hanging over their heads, Scientologists will do anything other than report crimes they see to authorities. They're terrified of doing the right thing, in other words.