An organized Church is a control system by its hierarchal nature. William S. Burroughs, Naked Scientology
There might be a few that are being "detained" by threat of loss of their and mankind's eternity and conned into believing that they should stay because Scientology is the only road out. Conned is conned and defrauded is defrauded.
The con goes on.....NOW and NOW and NOW.....
This was after they called my airline and rescheduled my flight -- without my prior knowledge or permission.
Granted, this was 15 years ago. But anyone who thinks things have gotten better since then is delusional.
I think the fact that it ever happened or happens is appalling enough. Remember the inward facing spikes at Gold. I was all happy that OSHA made them take those down, except that someone pointed out that some of the spikes are still there.
If anyone was ever abducted and kept from leaving- which we know has happened- then it would continue. The cult does not reform.
Most of it is done through psychological pressure.
But where's the boundary actually? In the SO we couldn't just leave the base as we wanted...and the security guards going around the base...isn't that a kind of detention?
This sounds terribly similar to the Lisa McPherson story.
I'm convinced that my in friend (a public) was pressured to stay against his will at an advanced org quite recently. I don't know if there was physical or psychological force, and I've not asked because I can't admit to reading entheta. But I'm convinced that it happened.