I am not an ex scientoloigest and I don't know anyone that is. I have lived an hour away from Scientologys Flag base my whole life. I have been to Clearwater thousands of times. I have talked to people standing outside many times. In Tampa I have said hi to them all the time. I truly thought Scientology was this self help thing that did some good in the world. I grew up in a Christian church so calling Scientology a religion was a stretch for me but if it makes you live a happy life good for you. I heard it was expensive to get into so that was the only reason I never looked into it. The past year there have been a lot of movies and shows about Scientology and of course I watched them(the headquarters is in my backyard). I was truly in shock at the stuff I heard. I kept telling myself that this all can't be true(FYI I am stupid). Then Leah Remini came out and told her story. I have watched her shows as well. I was like how can the headquarters of this church be so close to me and I have never heard one bad thing about it. I did not live under a rock so I did not understand. I always play the devils advocate on things so I can see both sides of a story. I did my own research and how have we lived our lives and let this "church" ruin people's lives. I feel horrible because I could have done something. I remember seeing people in Tampa that look like they haven't slept or eaten and did not seem well passing out flyers. I asked if they were feeling ok and they said yes. I had no freaking clue they were probably in some program to punish them. I should have got them something to eat! I am writing my representatives on this issue, but more has to be done. I am not gonna lie I AM PISSED that this is going on and everyone acts ok it's fine!! Families are being tore apart. They treat people like crap and the USA proudly gives them tax exempt status. WTF!! I am sorry for my long post. I just had to speak my mind. I am gonna do something, not sure what but the people of Florida needs to wake up. Thank you for reading!!