Many Scientologists today are completely unaware of some of the most accomplished, upstat Scientologists in the history of the movement. They are never mentioned in current publications from the Church of Scientology, and recent revisions of lecture tapes and transcripts have been edited to remove references to these individuals.
- L. Ron Hubbard's son Quentin Hubbard was a highly-trained Scientologist. Ron had announced that Quentin would be the next head of Scientology. After Quentin's death in 1976, though, he was never mentioned in Scientology again. Former members Monica Pignotti, Dennis Erlich, and Kima Douglas still remember him.
- L. Ron Hubbard named John McMaster the Pope of Scientology. John was Scientology's first Clear. John left when he saw people being abused, as he told the Los Angeles Times in 1970. Former member Arnie Lerma remembers him clearly.
In addition, the Church of Scientology continues to falsely embellish L. Ron Hubbard's military record; in addition to providing false information in biographies, the L. Ron Hubbard Life History Exhibit displays medals he never earned.
New on April 1, 2003: I have uploaded the complete text of The Aberree, "the non-serious voice of Scientology," to The Compleat Aberree. There are over 2000 pages of information about the early days of Scientology, featuring information about new techniques as they were being released, news about the ever-changing structure of various Scientology organizations, and articles by many of the early leading lights in Scientology. View the brief introduction, or just jump right into the first issue!