top of page
  • Writer's pictureJanice Selbie

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.

You can get an ad-free version of this episode here or watch here:

Support this podcast on Patreon and get access to bonus content and ad-free episodes:

Support this podcast on Patreon (starting as low as $2/month) and get access to bonus content: click here. Thanks to my newest patrons: Lois, SatX, Carol, CMM, RL, and KD. Every dollar helps.

Subscribe to the audio-only version here.

Get your free consultation with Janice, book 1:1 sessions, or sign up for the Divorcing Religion Workshop here.

Get your recordings from the Shameless Sexuality: Life After Purity Culture conference here.

Follow Janice and the Conference on Religious Trauma on Social Media:

Twitter: @divorcereligion

Twitter: @Wise_counsellor

Twitter: @ComeToCORT

Facebook: janice.selbie

TikTok: @janiceselbie

Instagram: @wisecounsellor

The Divorcing Religion Podcast is for entertainment purposes only. If you need help with your mental health, please consult a qualified, secular mental health clinician.

39 views1 comment

1 opmerking

Fernando Silva
Fernando Silva
28 jun. 2023
 "If, in any culture, children are taught, 'We are all equally unworthy in the sight of God' - 

   "If, in any culture, children are taught, 'You are born in sin and are sinful by nature' - 

   "If children are given a message that amounts to 'Don't think, don't question, believe' - 

   "If children are given a message that amounts to 'Who are you to place your mind above that of the priest, the minister, the rabbi?' - 

   "If children are told, 'If you have value it is not because of anything you have done or could ever do, it is only because God loves you' - 

   "If children are told, 'Submission to what…
bottom of page