L. Ronald Hubbard Jr., the son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, testifies that his father was obsessed with controlling and destroying people. Now named Ronald Edward DeWolf, he is a witness in public hearings on Scientology being held in Clearwater, Florida.
Hubbard, Jr. says:
"My father only knew how to do one thing; that was destroy them. ... I can say flat that 99 percent of what my father wrote about his own life is false. ...
If I can get one person out of Scientology or keep one person from going in, I will have been effective. Scientology makes the worst horror movies look like a Disney cartoon."
He later tells UPI:
"I walked out because of my children. My first and primary, concern has been my family.
I got tired of seeing people who would destitute themselves, sell their homes, empty their bank accounts, walk out on their families.
That really got to me. I had such a screwed up childhood that family for me was incredibly important.
You take all of the grade Z science fiction you've ever read and put it together and it spells Scientology. ...
When you believe you're a God, it's a little hard to go back to being a human being. The fall from Mount Olympus is very long and hard. Twenty years of guerrilla warfare has taken its toll on my health."
L. Ron Hubbard had a falling out with his son in the 1950s. He had been grooming his son to take over the Scientology Empire some day, but as he discovered more of what was going on behind the scenes, the more disenchanted he became with the Church of Scientology and his own father.