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Church of Scientology

Suri Is NOT a Candidate for Sea Org.

7/2/2012 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Church of Scientology is adamant ... nobody under the age of 16, including Suri Cruise, is allowed to join its elite Sea Organization.

The Church's lawyer has released a statement ... saying in addition to the minimum age requirement (16 years old), minors must have "consent of both parents and/or all legal guardians" in order to join.

The lawyer adds, "There are no exceptions to that policy."

As TMZ first reported, Katie Holmes is concerned Tom Cruise will put 6-year-old Suri in the Sea Org. in the very near future ... and she clearly does NOT want that to happen.

Nonetheless ... the Church is adamant ... no one under 16 can become part of Sea Org.

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106.

joe gillis    

"Astra said her formal education stopped at age 9. Over the next few
years, she was sent to a series of makeshift schools run by
Scientologists. 'There were no lessons, and hardly any books,' she said.
'Mostly, we just hung around.' 'We were only getting five or six hours a
week,' Astra said. When she was 14, young Woodcraft was recruited to
follow her mother's footsteps and join the Sea Organization. From age 14
to 19, she said, she was working from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., laboring for
months without a day off, doing administrative work at the church world
headquarter building in Hollywood. 'Every week, you're supposed to do
more than the week before,' she said. 'You are in such a state of
paranoia. All these kids are running around yelling at you. They'll come
up to you and yell, 'What are you doing! Your statistics are down! What
are your crimes?'

750 days ago
107.

Arthur Guziel    

KGB is destroying families like Toms.And they are BIG in Hollywood.I am not talking about commies.As you see in Russia , Putin is not commie.Never was.
KGB manipulation of families , breaking them ,training biochem terrorists-that is very scary,even Ronald Reagan did not want to go there. Who will??

750 days ago
108.

joe gillis    

In addition, the Sea Org is a training fleet for at least 200 white-uniformed Scientologists and their children who range in age from six months to sixty years.

750 days ago
109.

joe gillis    

HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 21 SEPTEMBER 1961

Missions

SECURITY CHECK CHILDREN
HCO WW Security Form 8

The following is a processing check for use on children.


Children's Security Check
Ages 6-12

1. WHAT HAS SOMEBODY TOLD YOU NOT TO TELL?

2. HAVE YOU EVER DECIDED YOU DIDN'T LIKE SOME MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY?

3. HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN SOMETHING BELONGING TO SOMEBODY ELSE AND NEVER GIVEN IT BACK?

4. HAVE YOU EVER PRETENDED TO BE SICK (ILL)?

5. HAVE YOU EVER MADE YOURSELF SICK (ILL) OR HURT YOURSELF TO MAKE SOMEBODY SORRY?

6.HAVE YOU EVER WANTED SOMETHING VERY MUCH BUT NEVER TOLD ANYBODY ABOUT IT?

etc etc

750 days ago
110.

trizia    

they are not normal and they brain wash kids.....

750 days ago
111.

Mappeal    

Any why wouldn't I believe what the "church" of Scientology says? They seem totally credible...

750 days ago
112.

jokerchick    

sure....next they'll say they believe in Jesus...

750 days ago
113.

Pickanotherid    

Here's what L. Ron had to say about lies: "

THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them. … He's got to tell you lies in order to continue control, because the second you start telling anybody close to the truth, you start releasing him and he gets tougher and tougher to control. So, you can't control somebody without telling them a bunch of lies.

-L. Ron Hubbard, Technique 88, On Control and Lying"

750 days ago
114.

Tmzlover    

Well this is not the first claim that children are recruited - see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVg52pARY5E

750 days ago
115.

newyawkahbroad@optonline.net    

Her father is Tom Cruise...she IS a candidate if he says so!! This is nothing but damage control. And what's with the strange white vehicle following her and her daughter????

749 days ago
116.

scienoouter    

Scientology is lying. There are a multitude of instances of members being recruited for the Sea Org at very young ages, signing billion years contracts. You know what? If TMZ is going to report on scientology and the Cruise divorce, maybe you should retain someone who knows about scientology because your staff doesn't.

749 days ago
117.

joe gillis    

HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO Policy Letter of 18 October 1967,
Issue IV
Remimeo
PENALTIES FOR LOWER CONDITIONS
(Applies both Orgs and Sea Org)
LIABILITY Suspension of pay and a dirty grey rag on left arm and day
and night confinement to org premises.
TREASON Suspension of pay and deprivation of all uniforms and insignia,
a black mark on left cheek and confinement on org premises or
dismissal from post and debarment from premises.
DOUBT Debarment from premises. Not to be employed. Payment of fine
amounting to any sum may have cost org. Not to be trained or
processed. Not to be communicated or argue with.
ENEMY SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by
any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the
Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.
LRH:jp L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1967 Founder
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

749 days ago
118.

LauraDman    

Hmmm.

"The Church's lawyer has released a statement ... saying in addition to the minimum age requirement (16 years old), minors must have "consent of both parents and/or all legal guardians" in order to join.

The lawyer adds, "There are no exceptions to that policy."'

And that is why I was recruited into the Sea Org when I was 12?

748 days ago
119.

Dave    

People younger than 16 have joined the Sea Org. I know this for a fact as back in 1979 I was reruited by the Sea Org and worked at AOLA for several years. There were many other kids my age and younger that were also working there. I was required to sign a billion year contract. I got out and was referred to as a Freeloader and was tod I needed to pay back the org for all classes that I had taken. Scientology is a cult and the Sea Org is a total sweatshop....

748 days ago
120.

anna ureka    

Yet despite that FACT, TMZ and other outlets still knowingly report this false statement as fact. Katie left because Tom didn't help her career and every single press? needed to say it had something to do with Scientology even though it didn't. How pathetic.

748 days ago
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