Molly Hutchlnson wrote at the age of eleven this 12-page book when she was in fourth grade after her family had left Scientology. The cover of this book is carefully printed and decorated by hand. It reads:


Church of

Dedicated to: Melissas Fridlin
Written by: Molly Hutchinson
Inspired by: My Parents

[The text is in the center of a cross on every page, carefully drawn with pen and ink.]

My name is Molly Hutchinson. I've had something happen in my life that will always stick with me.

About two years ago, my family was having some problems. My parents were always fighting about one thing or another. Because of this my Mother started seeing a psychologist. She told my Mother that my Dad should start seeing somebody for help, too.

When my Dad found out, he told one of his friends about it. His friend asked him if he had ever heard of something called Scientology. Dad said no. My Dad's friend told him all about Scientology. He told Dad that he could go to the Scientology Center and get a type of therapy called auditing.

Dad decided to go. He spent about $50. to $100. on his first session of auditing. The session did do something for Dad.

Dad told us about the auditing and about Scientology. He wanted us to go and see the center. At first, Mother didn't want to go. She didn't agree on spending that much money on it. But then Dad talked her into it. He told her all the things about it, and she agreed to go. That's how we got into Scientology.

Now let me tell you something about Scientology. By now you probably think that Scientology is an okay thing. That's not true. Scientology is a "Cult"!

They call their centers Missions. They get people to come to the Missions by advertising courses on how to get along with others, how to communicate better, and on a lot of different things. The thing is that a lot of young people are into this kind thing.

The courses cost a lot of money, and once you finish one course, the people at the Mission persuade you into another course which costs more money. Then they persuade you into getting some auditing which costs even more money. This goes on and on, and on, until you are almost entirely brainwashed, and broke. And that is the perfect definition of Scientology. I know from experience.

My Parents got so wrapped up in Scientology, that they were even offered jobs at ASHO. ASHO is the name of one of the largest Missions in the United States.

Anyway, my parents took the jobs, and we were going to move to Los Angeles, California.

Let me tell you about what our living conditions were going to be like. We were going to live in an apartment. Mom and Dad would have to to to work every day of the week. My sister and I would have to go to Scientology school. We wouldn't learn things like Spelling and English. We would only learn about Scientology. After school we would have to go and work at the centers. We would answer phones, clean, and just do general chores.

We would have separate sleeping quarters from our parents. We would only see our parents at family hour. Family hour is an hour set aside for the parents to be with their children.

Luckily, we got out of Scientology just in time. The day we put the for sale sign up in our front yard was the day we got out of it.

My Father had to go pick up something at a type shop. When he got there his regular typesetter was not there. Another lady was there instead. Dad got into a conversation with her. He told her that we were going to move. Dad asked her if she had heard of Scientology. She told Dad that she had worked for Scientology fifteen years ago. She told Dad all of the negative things about Scientology. Dad never heard any of this before, and he was very shocked to hear it! He immediately came home and told Mom everything. We got out of Scientology that day.

The next day a friend of mine, named Melissa Fridlin, invited my family to come to a play at her church. When we got there, we found out that the minister of the church knew a lot about cults. He was very thankful that we left Scientology.

My family started going to the church services. We finally decided to join the church.

Now that it's all over, I am very happy with my church, and I'm glad to be a Christian. Now that we are Christians my family is getting along better than ever!

Molly Hutchinson
Dedicated to: Melissa Fridlin

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  • More about Molly, her sister Laura, mom and dad Carol and Tom Hutchinson, was printed in the SP Times of November 1991.

    Quote: The Hutchinsons have sued the Church of Scientology in Georgia, seeking unspecified damages for their unhappy experience in the church and seeking to prevent Scientology from using what the suit says is a policy of harassing former members who speak out. A countersuit says the Hutchinsons' action is frivolous.

  • I don't know how that case went, however, in Church of Scientology's Form 1023 Application to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status, in connection with the settlement of its ongoing litigation with the IRS in 1993, these names come into view: Thomas and Carol Hutchinson

    Two small excerpts:


    Thomas and Carol Hutchinson v. Church of Scientology of Georgia, et al., No. D90315, Superior Court of Fulton County, State of Georgia (pending);


    Thomas and Carol Hutchinson v. Church of Scientology of Georgia, et al.: The complaint in this suit is virtually a carbon copy of the complaint in the Corydon case, one of the Michael Flynn cases listed at page 10-13 of our prior response. Although the Corydon case was settled, Hutchinson apparently got a copy of the complaint, very likely provided by CAN, and felt its inflammatory claims against a wide array of Church organizations would add spice to what is otherwise a suit for refund of money paid to the Church of Scientology of Georgia. The claims are stated as fraud and deceit and infliction of emotional distress, seeking unspecified damages and injunctive relief. However, the claims revolve around a core that the teachings of Scientology differ from those of


    Fundamentalist Christianity, a topic constitutionally barred from secular adjudication.

    The Church anticipates dismissal of this suit, favorable summary judgment or settlement for a refund of the Hutchinson's donations.


  • Tom and Carol were also Inclusive Cross-Defendants according to an Affidavit of Angie Chandler.

    Small excerpt:


    Inclusive Cross-Defendants
    CASE NO.: BC038955

  • Article of Tom Hutchinson in Biblical Literacy Today - "Deliverance from Scientology".

    Quote: From first hand experience, I can tell you that from inside a cult, things look very different. If you are inside the organization, you must agree with it or face harsh consequences. Outsiders cannot be trusted, so their counsel is worthless. Any critic is labeled an enemy. You are alone with your fears and doubts. There is no choice but to bury them deep within yourself and go on.

    That is all I know about the Hutchinson family and their struggle. If you've more information please email me at

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