Enid Vien, Church, Scientology's Flint, Michigan, mission, Church, Church, Los Angeles. In, letter, said, ''I, parishioners, sta

Date: February 1, 1983
Enid Vien, director of the Church of Scientology's Flint, Michigan, mission, resigns from Church and sends a scathing letter to Church officials in Los Angeles. In her letter, she said, ''I can no longer support a church that bleeds its parishioners, abuses its staff, uses fear tactics to ensure everyone at least pretends to agree and engages upon coercive tactics to sew its missions up.'' Despite the criticism, Ms. Vien said she still believes in Scientology technology and in Scientology as applied religious philosophy. [Sometime in February 1983; exact date unknown.]
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