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Scientology and Gay Rights
by Coltice Warrior
The Church of Scientology has officially determined that gays are "perverts" who are both "quite physically ill," and "extremely dangerous to society." The Church of Scientology teaches that such "aberration is contagious," and that toleration of such "perversion" is "extremely bad for society." The Church has an answer. Gays can either be "quarantine[d] . . . to avoid the contagion" and "uniformly institutionalized," or they can be forced to undergo Church "processing." If all else fails, the Church of Scientology offers a final solution -- gays can be "dispose[d] of . . . Quietly and without sorrow."
In the book entitled Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health, L. Ron Hubbard, the Founder of the Church of Scientology, wrote:
L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health, Book Two, Chapt. 5, at pgs. 120-21 ((c) 1989 L. Ron Hubbard Library) (some footnotes omitted, footnote added).
The Church of Scientology has also determined all of the behavioral characteristics of gays and lesbians. In the book Science of Survival, Mr. Hubbard established a "tone scale" for classifying individuals and evaluating human behavior. See generally L. Ron Hubbard, Science of Survival, Prediction of Human Behavior, Book One, Capt. 18, at p. 127 ((c) 1989 L. Ron Hubbard. Library). In Science of Survival, the tone scale ranges from -3 at the bottom (death), to +4 at the top. See id. The Tone Scale is:
Science of Survival, Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation and Dianetic Processing. In the above chart, MEST stands for "Matter, Energy, Space and Time. The Physical Universe." Theta is the soul, the life source.
"Perverts," such as homosexuals, fall at 1.1 on the tone scale:
Science of Survival, Book One, Chapt. 18, at 128-29 (footnote added).
Mr. Hubbard is clear that: "At 1.1 . . . This is the level of the pervert, the homosexual, the turncoat."
Science of Survival, Book 1, Chapt. 13, at 101 - 102 (emphasis added).
According to the Church of Scientology, such "1.1" gays "perverts" are extremely dangerous:
Science of Survival, Book One, Chapt. 18, at 129 (footnote added).
Scientology, and its Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, teach that one should not, and cannot, trust a gay or lesbian "1.1" "pervert." This is because: "Around 1.1, we reach the level of covert hostility." See Science of Survival, Book One, Chapt. 8, at 68.
To be more precise:
Science of Survival, Book One, Chapt. 8, at 68. Mr. Hubbard further explains:
Science of Survival, Book 1, Chapt. 13, at 101 - 102. Such a person "has only two purposes: to wreak the most harm upon others, and secure the greatest safety for self. See Science of Survival, Book 1, Chapt. 22, at 149.
For Mr. Hubbard and the Church of Scientology, the danger posed by gay and lesbian "1.1" "perverts" cannot be underestimated:
Science of Survival, Book 1, Chapt. 27, at 176. According to Mr. Hubbard and the Church of Scientology, given the danger posed by lesbian and gay "1.1" "perverts," society is faced with only one choice:
Science of Survival, Book 1, Chapt. 13, at 103.
There is no room for gay and lesbian "1.1" "perverts" in society. Indeed, Scientology looks forward to the day when:
Dianetics, Book 3, Chapt. 10, at pgs. 455-56. Since Dianetics was first published in 1950, perhaps "some distant date" is ... today? And who will determine who is "aberrated" and who is not? Obviously, the Church of Scientology.
To Hubbard and the Church of Scientology, the solution to the problem of lesbian and gay "1.1" "perverts" is a simple one:
Science of Survival, Book 1, Chapt. 13, at 102. On the other hand, the Church of Scientology offers an alternative:
Science of Survival, Book 1, Chapt. 21, at 145. Mr. Hubbard explains that:
Dianetics, Book 2, Chapt. 5, at pgs. 121-22. Thus, the Church offers a choice. Gay and lesbian "1.1" "perverts" can avoid being quarantined or institutionalized by simply undergoing Church "processing" to raise their tone level so that they are no longer "perverts," but instead have "value."
While the Mr. Hubbard and the Church of Scientology have determined that "1.1" "perverts" are dangerous in the extreme, they have also concluded that they can easily deal with the problem. This is because with such "perverts":
Science of Survival, Book 1, Chapt. 23, at 154.
Finally, for all of those aberrated persons below 2.0 on his Tone Scale, L. Ron Hubbard envisions two alternative final solutions:
Science of Survival, at 170-71 (footnotes omitted, emphasis added).
Footnote 1: In the world of Scientology: "Dynamic two is the urge of the individual toward ultimate survival via the sex act, the creation of and the rearing of children." Dianetics, Book 1, Chapt. 4, at p. 43; see also Science of Survival, Book One, Chapt. 18, at p. 127
The quotations set forth above from Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health, and Science of Survival, Prediction of Human Behavior, do not infringe the copyrights on said works, but instead constitute fair use thereof. See 17 U.S.C. Sec. 107; New Era Publications Int'l ApS v. Carol Pub. Group, 904 F.2d 152 (2nd Cir. 1990), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 921, 111 S.Ct. 297, 112 L.Ed.2d 251 (1990); Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Moral Majority, Inc., 796 F.2d 1148 (9th Cir. 1986).
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For more information, please see the following World Wide Web Sites:
http://www.entheta.net Scientology: Cult of Greed and Power
http://www.xenu.net Operation Clambake: The Inner Secrets of Scientology
http://www.prysm.net/~cuthulu/fun/demo/leaflets/antigay.txt "The purpose of this leaflet is to warn gays, lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, and other "perverts" (like me), as well as all people who care about gay rights, of the danger posed by the Church of Scientology."
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/9765 My name is Quentin hubbard and I committed suicide because of Scientology.
http://www.scientology-kills.org/scienopage.htm My name is Quentin hubbard and I committed suicide because of Scientology.
http://www.scientology-kills.org The Killer Cult of Scientology: Scientology Kills.This article was originally posted by Coltice Warrior to newsgroups alt.religion.scientology, alt.politics.homosexuality, alt.society.civil-liberty, and alt.homosexuality on Thu, 07 May 199.
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from: Greg Churilov
1) LRH's books are not official Church policy. They do of course shape policy or influence it, as he is the Founder - but it's not the same thing. There is a passage in Science of Survival where he (jokingly, if you ask me) talks about quarantining all individuals below a certain emotional tone level. Nobody has any intention of actually doing such a quarantine! Very often Mr.Hubbard would express very passionate views in an exaggerated way in his writings, and then write Policy which is more inclusive and more global in nature.
2) With the same broad stroke that Mr.Hubbard describes homosexuals as 1.1 (and I believe that is a broad generalization, and Mr.Hubbard himself did not believe in broad generalizations as good solid data), he also catalogued behaviors that would make the rest of us quite susceptible to that yardstick as well. So it's not like he had it out for gay folk, he was making sweeping statements, and in my opinion he was influenced in some of these by pre-Stonewall prejudice.
3) The Church does not discriminate against gays, does not bar gays from
attending services or single gays out, nor does it campaign in any way
for revokal of gay rights. And we're not a passive Church, if you know
what I mean. On those issues that DO matter to the Church, Scientology
is a very active, aggressive activist (see http://www.ccrh.org, for example)
4) Admitedly, there is a long hard road to go for the two communities (Gay community and Scientology parishioners) to be in harmony.
But some inroads ARE taking place. Attitudes are changing. Good work is being done.
I'd like you to get in touch with Keith Relkin, at "firstname.lastname@example.org" (he's the one who wrote that Fab! article I linked above) and talk things out. He'll provide you with some solid data on this.
It pains me to see such a negative depiction of my religion on your site,
and I hope that someday the rift can be surpassed.
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