Exscientologykids.com

Exscientologykids.com is a website launched in 2008 by Kendra Wiseman, Astra Woodcraft and Jenna Miscavige Hill.[1][2] It is dedicated to publishing affidavits of former child members of the Church of Scientology.[3]

The website makes numerous allegations against the Church of Scientology, including that they deprive children of a proper education and that church members engage in physical abuse against children.[1][3][4][5] The website's founders also provide safe houses to members who have recently left the church.[3] These safe houses also provide services for reuniting families and helping ex-members with financial difficulties.[3] The Church of Scientology has made numerous official statements regarding the content of the site, including statements from spokesperson Vicki Dunstan, who is reported as saying that the website was full of lies.[4][6]

ExScientologyKids
Created byKendra Wiseman, Astra Woodcraft, and Jenna Miscavige Hill
Websiteexscientologykids.com
Launched2008

References

  1. ^ a b David Sarno (March 3, 2008). "Web awash in critics of Scientology; The church's tightly controlled image is taking hits as soured ex-members go online". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 14, 2010.

    Full-text reprint: David Sarno (March 5, 2008). "Anti-Scientology sentiment grows, especially on Internet". The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 6, 2011.

  2. ^ Hill, Jenna Miscavige; Pulitzer, Lisa (2013). Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. William Morrow. pp. 379–380. ISBN 978-0-06-224847-3.
  3. ^ a b c d Mike Parker (April 6, 2008). "A wholly unorthodox attack on Scientology". Sunday Express. pp. 60–61.
  4. ^ a b "Growing Up Scientologist" , Terry Moran, Nightline, ABC, aired April 25, 2008

    "Ex-Scientology Kids Share Their Stories", Lisa Fletcher, Ethan Nelson & Maggie Burbank, Nightline, ABC, April 24, 2008

  5. ^ "ABCs Dateline Takes a Look Inside The Evils Of Scientology". Glosslip blog. Technorati. October 23, 2009. Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2011.
  6. ^ "Church vs slate". Messenger - Eastern Courier. Adelaide, Australia: Nationwide News Pty Limited. July 9, 2008. p. 023.

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Church of Scientology

The Church of Scientology is a multinational network and hierarchy of numerous ostensibly independent but interconnected corporate entities and other organizations devoted to the practice, administration and dissemination of Scientology, a new religious movement. The Church of Scientology International (CSI) is officially the Church of Scientology's parent organization, and is responsible for guiding local Scientology churches. At a local level, every church is a separate corporate entity set up as a licensed franchise and has its own board of directors and executives. The first Scientology church was incorporated in December 1953 in Camden, New Jersey by L. Ron Hubbard. Its international headquarters are located at the Gold Base, in an unincorporated area of Riverside County, California. The location at Gilman Hot Springs is private property and not accessible by the public. Scientology Missions International is under CSI and oversees Scientology missions, which are local Scientology organizations smaller than churches. The Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) is the organization which owns all the copyrights of the estate of L. Ron Hubbard.The highest authority in the Church of Scientology is the Religious Technology Center (RTC). The RTC claims to only be the "holder of Scientology and Dianetics trademarks", but is in fact the main Scientology executive organization. RTC chairman David Miscavige is widely seen as the effective head of Scientology.All Scientology management organizations are controlled exclusively by members of the Sea Org, which is a legally nonexistent paramilitary organization for the "elite, innermost dedicated core of Scientologists". David Miscavige is the highest-ranking Sea Org officer, holding the rank of captain.

Although in some countries it has attained legal recognition as a religion, the movement has been the subject of a number of controversies, and has been accused by critics of being both a cult and a commercial enterprise.

Jenna Miscavige Hill

Jenna Miscavige Hill (born February 1, 1984) is an American former Scientologist. After leaving the Church of Scientology in 2005, she has become an outspoken critic of the organization. She was a third-generation Scientologist, the granddaughter of Ron Miscavige Sr. (who also left the church in 2012), the daughter of Elizabeth and Ron Miscavige Jr. (who left in 2000) and the niece of current Scientology leader David Miscavige. She now runs a website which she co-founded with other ex-Scientologists which provides support and discussion for people either in the church or who have left.

Kendra Wiseman

Kendra Wiseman is one of the founders of Exscientologykids.com, a website that offers "non-judgmental support for those who are still in Scientology, discussion and debate for those who've already left, and a plethora of easy-to-understand references for the curious." She is the daughter of Bruce Wiseman, a former president of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a Scientology-sponsored organization opposed to the practice of psychiatry.In a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times, Kendra states that she left the CoS at 17 and five years later, in 2005, her parents and all members of her immediate family were pressured by the church to "disconnect" from her.In a detailed account, Ms. Wiseman illustrated her personal struggle to combine love for her family with different views on the Church of Scientology, which she decided to abandon. Ms. Wiseman listed as a main source of suffering the refusal by members of the church to accept that her different opinion on Scientology itself should not limit access to her loved ones and the right to family life .

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