Mum gives up guardianship of daughter, 13, after she signed billion-year contract

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Mum gives up guardianship of daughter, 13, after she signed billion-year contract

Emily Brown
    • Published 12:25, 30 September 2022 BST
      | Last updated 12:25, 30 September 2022 BST
      Mum gives up guardianship of daughter, 13, after she signed billion-year contract

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For most people, 13 is an age for making friends, dealing with an onslaught of teenage emotions and generally figuring yourself out. For Kat Mcelhinney, it was the age her mum signed away her rights to guardianship and she committed herself to Scientology for the next billion years.
It was the second time Kat's life changed dramatically, the first being when she suddenly lost her dad to lung cancer, and her mum became a single parent to six children.
As her mum sought to cope with the grief, a friend introduced her to the Church of Scientology and encouraged her to travel from her home in Canada to Los Angeles, where she could attend a meeting with the church at its LA Celebrity Center.

Having suffered with intense panic attacks following the loss of her dad, Kat was asked to come along, and together the mum and daughter underwent individual sessions with 'auditors'; a process similar to undergoing a therapy session, with the aim of restoring 'beingness and ability'.

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Mum gives up guardianship of daughter, 13, after she signed billion-year contract

Emily Brown
    • Published 12:25, 30 September 2022 BST
      | Last updated 12:25, 30 September 2022 BST
      Mum gives up guardianship of daughter, 13, after she signed billion-year contract

      Featured Image Credit: Supplied
For most people, 13 is an age for making friends, dealing with an onslaught of teenage emotions and generally figuring yourself out. For Kat Mcelhinney, it was the age her mum signed away her rights to guardianship and she committed herself to Scientology for the next billion years.
It was the second time Kat's life changed dramatically, the first being when she suddenly lost her dad to lung cancer, and her mum became a single parent to six children.
As her mum sought to cope with the grief, a friend introduced her to the Church of Scientology and encouraged her to travel from her home in Canada to Los Angeles, where she could attend a meeting with the church at its LA Celebrity Center.

Having suffered with intense panic attacks following the loss of her dad, Kat was asked to come along, and together the mum and daughter underwent individual sessions with 'auditors'; a process similar to undergoing a therapy session, with the aim of restoring 'beingness and ability'.

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Similar scenario to what happened to me and my sis:

Male head of the family dies suddenly, the distressed mother embraces scientology stronger than ever, joins staff, gets sent to an org far away, kids end up in a scientology ran facility and later join the SO.
 

Enthetan

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Even the concern of having to ask her mum proved useless, as she was told the church would deal with speaking to her mum. Eventually, after two days of being hammered with persuasion techniques, she gave in - Her mum agreed to let her stay and signed over her rights to Kat, who was then assigned to a guardian within the church.
I've mentioned this before, but one major item which disassociated me from the orgs was the knowledge that they would try to crush-recruit my kids, especially my eldest.

So after a while I decided they would never ever come near an org. The cognitive dissonance caused by this was a contributing factor to my final walking away.
 

Enthetan

Veteran of the Psychic Wars
As her mum sought to cope with the grief, a friend introduced her to the Church of Scientology and encouraged her to travel from her home in Canada to Los Angeles, where she could attend a meeting with the church at its LA Celebrity Center.
I really have difficulty understanding this story, and have a bunch of questions.

Synopsis: a woman with six kids loses her husband to cancer, is introduced to Scn, travels with her 13 year old to seek counseling (leaving the other 5 kids behind in the care of who?). Once there, her young daughter is held apart from her while undergoing a crush recruiting session.

My big question is this: why would a mother, not yet involved that deeply in Scn, TOLERATE this? If it was me, my reaction would be "Hi, leaving for the day, where's my kid? Oh, you won't let her leave and won't let me see her? Hello, 911, I want to report a kidnapping in progress, send the SWAT team, my daughter is being held by some crazy cultists!". I WOULD have been leaving with my kid within 5 minutes. Probably would not be welcome back, but I WOULD have left WITH the kid.

It leads me to wonder if the real story was the kid's emotional issues at the time were more than mom could deal with, and the SO was presented to mom as a safe place to deposit the kid to be sorted out.
 
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