FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #75
A SECOND STATEMENT BY L. RON HUBBARD January 6, 1963
Commenting on the recent armed raid on the Church of
Scientology, under the direction of the Federal Food and Drug
Administration, L. Ron Hubbard, author of the seized philosophical
and religious texts which are scheduled to be burned or otherwise
disposed of' by the U.S. Government, said:
"Toward the end of August 62 I offered President Kennedy my
assistance and the help of Scientology in narrowing the gap in the
"Twice in recent years the White House has specifically
requested from us a presentation of Scientology to see what it
could do to help the general effort. We responded with a mass of
"As Scientology can raise men's ability through the Church's
processing procedures it could be of benefit in improving American
scientists in their work on technical problems. However, as
Scientology fell in the realm of the spirit and refused to consider
Man an animal sprung from mud, the help was not accepted.
"In August when Kennedy had been President awhile I thought it
only courteous to make the gesture again. I did not realize that
there were lesser officials of the government who were evidently
imbued with ideas of religious persecution.
"I would greatly like to have a conference with Mr. Kennedy on
this subject. I am sure we could come to some amicable
understanding on religious matters. Extreme measures such as
attacking churches and burning philosophical texts are not going to
solve anything. It puts America no further ahead in the space race.
Religion should not be a factor in these matters.
"If Scientology can make smarter scientists I don't think we
should forego this national victory just because of some point of
religious difference. If we can make better pilots and astronauts
without injuring their faith, I don't see why we can't forego the
idea that Man is an animal for a bit. The matter should not rise to
the heights of religious persecution. Religious bigotry has no
place in national victory. Unless we do something to give America
an edge over her enemies she will continue to be bled white by the
tax collectors to support some stupid and costly science. If by
making smarter scientists (and we have many cases that say we can)
we can save America money and give her victory. Religious
persecution should not be used to keep us from doing it.
"However, If President Kennedy did grant me an audience to
discuss this matter that is so embarrassing to the government at
home and abroad, I would have to have some guarantee of safety of
"As all of my books have been seized for burning, it looks as
though I will have to get busy and write another book."
L. RON HUBBARD