Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion - Lisa and Flag Summary & Analysis

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Lisa and Flag Summary and Analysis

In "Lisa," Jeff Hawkins found himself needing to reinvent Scientology, as the battles in court had tarnished its image. He repackaged Dianetics, and thousands began to flock back to the church, including a young housewife named Lisa McPherson. Strong and confident, McPherson still harbored insecurities due to childhood experiences. McPherson married Don Boss, who was violent and abusive, and she was struggling with this when she entered Scientology. She rapidly rose on the Bride to Freedom, and the church encouraged her to leave Boss. Soon, she began working for Barbara Slaughter and her husband, wealthy Scientologists, as a loan officer and she and her new husband Gene Skonetski began amassing wealth. Gene, however, made little money as a registrar for the church, and this soon caused marital problems. When the real estate market crashed, the Slaughter's left...

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