With all the time on airplanes and in airports over the weekend, I had a chance to get about halfway through Jenna Miscavage Hill’s book Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. She’s the niece of David Miscavage, who now runs Scientology. This book convinces me all the more that Scientology needs to be shut down.
What the book reveals is that Scientology is little more than a fraudulent business run on slave labor. She describes working 12-15 hour days at 6 or 7 years old, with much of it spent doing hard physical labor. It’s bad enough that when they brought in outside contractors to do work at The Ranch, where she lived as a small child, they kept them from seeing the kids so they wouldn’t turn them in for using child labor.