All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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Member of the Church of Scientology from 1976-1990.
Former Sea Org. staffer.
David Graham has gone public after years of keeping quiet when he feared retribution from the church.
He says members are encouraged to cut ties with non-Scientologists. And they are threatened with being ostracised from members, including family and friends, if they try to leave the church - an act known as "disconnection".
He supports the actions of an internet-based group called Anonymous that has launched a wave of global protests against the church.
It wants the church's tax-exempt status rescinded, alleging it is a cult rather than a religion. [...]