A Church's Lethal Contract
By Dr. David S. Touretzky and Peter Alexander
Imagine a church so dangerous, you must sign a release form before
you can receive its "spiritual assistance." This assistance might
involve holding you against your will for an indefinite period,
isolating you from friends and family, and denying you access to
appropriate medical care. You will of course be billed for this
treatment - assuming you survive it. If not, the release form absolves
your caretakers of all responsibility for your suffering and death.
Welcome to the Church of Scientology.
In September 2003, one of these Scientology release forms surfaced on
the Internet. The form, which describes itself as a "contract," states
that the signer opposes psychiatric treatment for anyone, particularly
him or herself. Should some mental illness befall them, they authorize
the Church of Scientology to "extricate" them from the clutches of
psychiatrists who might seek to treat them. In lieu of psychiatric
care, the contract says they agree to be placed on the "Introspection
Rundown," a Scientology therapy invented by the ChurchÕs late founder,
L. Ron Hubbard.
Get the whole story in the December/January 2004 issue of RAZOR - Available