Where prejudice exists it always discolors our thoughts -Mark Twain
L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) is the creator of Scientology and founder of the Church of Scientology. As Source , his writings and lectures preserve his racism in official Church doctrine. We believe that Scientologists as a group are no more prejudiced than the general population, however, any biases they harbor may be overlooked or even accepted—as validated by Source.
These pages are a collection of Scientology's racist ideas, supplemented by material to explain some of the Church's religious principles. It is important to understand, for instance: that all of Mr. Hubbard's writings and lectures are considered unalterable sacred scripture, so racist notions persist even if current Church policy is generally equitable; that lying is official Church dogma; and that the Church will go to extreme lengths to infiltrate minority, social betterment, education and even government groups to spread its influence. We also describe some of its disreputable practices (though not specifically racial in nature) in order to illustrate its fundamental character and why its overtures to minority communities should be rebuffed.
We criticize Scientology religious beliefs only insofar as they give rise to harmful actions by parishioners.
…religious belief must receive absolute protection, but religious practice stemming from that belief must receive protection only until it begins to violate the rights of its members or nonmembers. Following from this last point, I argue that even if Scientology contains a theology and cosmology that some members interpret religiously, its organizational actions and behaviors raise serious human rights questions.
-Stephen A. Kent, Scientology—Is This a Religion?
Scientology scriptures are rife with ethnic, gender, and religious bigotry, as well as antipathy toward mental health care professionals and the individuals they help, critics, and even the general public that the Church hopes to recruit. Because Scientology is a fundamentalist religion that demands strict adherence to Source, the bigotry within its scriptures cannot be comfortably ignored.
We have gathered widely-scattered items in this one location. Much of our material comes from Scientology's own sources: its publications, documents, spokespersons and parishioners. Although we provide mostly negative information about the Church of Scientology, we strongly encourage you to study both favorable and critical points of view in order to form an educated opinion. To that end, we provide links to the official Scientology sources or to larger extracts to allow you to understand quoted material in fuller context. In other words, we let the Church speak for itself.