“The sexual pervert (and by this term Dianetics, to be brief, includes any and all forms of deviation in Dynamic II [i.e. sexuality] such as homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual sadism, etc., is actually quite ill physically… he is very far from culpable for his condition, but he is also far from normal and extremely dangerous to society…”
Hubbard’s views on homosexuality were given a fuller explanation in a 1972 book by Scientologist Ruth Minshull, How To Choose Your People, which was published through the Church of Scientology, copyrighted to Hubbard and given “issue authority” by the Scientology hierarchy. Scientology churches sold the book alongside the works of Hubbard until 1983. Minshull described the “gentle-mannered homosexual” as a classic example of the “subversive” 1.1 personality, commenting that they “may be fearful, sympathetic, propitiative, griefy or apathetic. Occasionally they manage an ineffectual tantrum.” They were claimed to be social misfits:
“Homosexuals don’t practice love; 1.1s can’t. Their relationships consist of: 1) brief, sordid and impersonal meetings or 2) longer arrangements punctuated by dramatic tirades, discords, jealousies and frequent infidelity. It could hardly be otherwise since the tone is made up of suspicion and hate, producing a darling sweetness interspersed with petty peevishness. Their “love” turns to deep contempt eventually.”
Hubbard urged society to tackle the issue of sexual perversion (including homosexuality), calling it “of vital importance, if one wishes to stop immorality, and the abuse of children.” In Science of Survival, he called for drastic action to be taken against sexual perverts, whom he rated as “1.1 individuals”:
“Such people should be taken from the society as rapidly as possible and uniformly institutionalized; for here is the level of the contagion of immorality, and the destruction of ethics; here is the fodder which secret police organizations use for their filthy operations. One of the most effective measures of security that a nation threatened by war could take would be rounding up and placing in a cantonment, away from society, any 1.1 individual who might be connected with government, the military, or essential industry; since here are people who, regardless of any record of their family’s loyalty, are potential traitors, the very mode of operation of their insanity being betrayal. In this level is the slime of society, the sex criminals, the political subversives, the people whose apparently rational activities are yet but the devious writhings of secret hate.”
But we’ll take all the money they have…..