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Chris Shelton - Scientology Survivor

Chris Shelton - Scientology Survivor


Divorced: Church of Scientology


My guest today is author, consultant, anti-cult activist, podcaster, YouTuber, and former Scientologist Chris Shelton. A member of Scientology for 27 years, of which he spent 17 in the Sea Org, Chris left Scientology in 2012, and in 2015 published his book Scientology: A to Xenu.


Today, Chris shares what it was like growing up in Scientology, signing a billion-year contract, and eventually learning that he had devoted his entire life to a cult.


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Fernando Silva
Fernando Silva
28 jun. 2023
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