... There's evidence that they are.
According to Scientology's Fair Game policy , an enemy of Scientology "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
." Are the following allegations the result of that policy?
Scientologys Fair Game policy has resulted in campaigns of severe harassment carried out against a large number of Scientology critics.
HCO Policy Letter of 18 October 1967
PENALTIES FOR LOWER CONDITIONS
(Applies both Orgs and Sea Org)
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.
Note that this says that an enemy of Scientology may be injured... tricked, sued, lied to, or destroyed.
Scientology claims that this policy has been cancelled. In fact, the cancellation only covers the name of the policy - it does not cancel any policy on SPs (suppressive persons).
HCO Policy Letter of 21 October 1968
CANCELLATION OF FAIR GAME
The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME will cease. FAIR GAME may not appear on any Ethics Order.
It causes bad public relations.
This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of an SP.
Despite Scientologys claims that the policy was cancelled, Scientology lawyers argued in two court cases in 1979 and 1984 (more than 10 years after the Fair Game policy was supposedly cancelled) that Fair Game was a core belief of Scientology and therefore deserved protection under the First Amendment.
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more about the Fair Game policy.
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