Portland Woman Petitions Church of Scientology To Let Her Daughter Home For Vacation

Portlander, and former Scientologist Susan Lentsch, is submitting an open letter to the head of communications for the Church Of Scientology asking why her daughter, Katherine, cannot be allowed home for a vacation from the church’s elite management organization.

You may remember in last month’s feature, Selling Scientology, which focused on the marketing of the church in the 1980s, allegations were made about difficult conditions inside the so-called “Sea Organization.” The church’s head of communications, Karin Pouw, accused the Mercury of furthering an agenda of religious hatred by printing the allegations.

Now, Lentsch is asking Pouw to answer her allegations that since she allowed her daughter to join the Sea Org in 1993, Katherine was promised three weeks vacation a year. But this has never happened…