2014 | ID (Investigation Discovery Network) | Series: “Deadly Devotion” | Episode: “The Scientology Cure”
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This programme is a dramatised account of the death of Elli Perkins which includes interviews with journalists and witnesses.
Elli was a dedicated Scientologist – one of the few (less than 20%) who had ‘achieved’ the level of OT3, which famously relates the much-ridiculed ‘Xenu’ Story.
The church of Scientology also teaches that psychiatrists and psychologists are part of a conspiracy to suppress mankind, and are responsible for much of the evil in the world (including the Nazi holocaust). The church teaches that this suppression in effected in the modern era by the the use of psychiatric medication (or “Psych Drugs”) which they campaign against.
Consequently, when Elli Perkins’ son was diagnosed with schizophrenia, she followed the Church’s advice, discontinued his ant-psychotic medication and attempted to treat him with vitamins. In the throes of a delusional psychotic episode, her son killed her – and Scientology’s cover-up squad sprang into action.
The ID channel has previously presented a dramatisation of ex-Scientologist Nancy Many’s involvement with the Church “Dangerous Persuasions: Scientology – My eternal Contract” which was based on the account she gave in her book My Billion year Contract.
2014 | Church Secrets and Legends | Season 1, episode 3 | Travel Channel (US)
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“Church Secrets and Legends” is a series of42-minute programmes which cover the weirder, darker side of a number of churches and religious organisations. Each episode presents a variety of stories. This one begins with 8 minutes about Scientology.
The download contains the entire programme in HD, and the streaming link only the Scientology segment (play it in the video window after the ‘Read More’ link below).
The Scientology material includes a potted history of the Church (including excellent ‘dramatised’ scenes using actors to play Scientology’s founder, L Ron Hubbard and some of his early followers). It includes the Church’s secret teachings about ‘Xenu’ and its spying activities (including ‘Operation snow White’). It also discusses Scientology’s obsessions with celebrity and money, and interviews prominent critics who conclude (without rebuttal from the Church) that the organisation is collapsing.
There is nothing new presented here – what it interesting is that such a programme can now be broadcast without it’s creators being deterred by the Church of Scientology’s fearsome reputation for litigation and extra-legal persecution of critical presentations like this. Continue reading
2013 | Discovery Channel (US)
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This is a docu-drama version of Nancy Many’s 2009 memoir “My Billion-Year Contract“, a book in which she describes her 27-year involvement with the Church of Scientology.
Many worked directly with L Ron Hubbard and participated in an official programme which detailed Scientologists to infiltrate the offices of perceived enemies where they gathered intelligence and interfered with records (planting counterfeit documents and stealing existing records).
Many actively participated in this program, infiltrating a psychiatrist’s office and stealing patient’s records. The dramatised scenes are interspersed with excerpts from interviews with Many, in which she explains Scientology’s rationale for directing these illegal acts and her motivations for following those orders. Continue reading