In August 2003, a very good friend divorced his wife of 22 years, quit a lucrative job as a procurement manager for Wells Fargo Bank, and “ran” from Phoenix, AZ. to Reynolds, IN. where he then attempted suicide in an attempt to escape his “unbearable emotional pain” during an episode of dysphoria that had been precipitated by his having been subjected to the practices of Scientology.
By attempting to prevent his further abuse, exploitation, and possible suicide, I instead was denied my rights as a U.S. citizen under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution; I had 18 U.S.C. §§ 241, 242, and 245 as well as a Title II violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act perpetrated against me; my good name and reputation were tarnished; and my relationship with my former employer was irreparably damaged, which has greatly affected my future earned income.
The sobering reality is that Scientology is not harmless or just some isolated phenomenon.