Imagine being a highly dedicated Sea Org member in the late 1960s. You have read the OT III materials. You know about Xenu and consider the story to be ridiculous. And then, because you are young, dedicated, smart, and able to get things done, L. Ron Hubbard himself appoints you to be one of his key executives. There you are, on the Flagship Apollo, sitting across from Hubbard in his private cabin. This is the guy who wrote the Xenu materials and you now work closely with him every day.
Hubbard chain-smokes Kool menthol cigarettes as he talks to you about the worldwide issues and challenges faced by the Church of Scientology. Hubbard likes you so much that he summons you and his new son-in-law Jon Horwich to his cabin each night where he talks at length until the wee hours of the morning. Hubbard gets very personal in these talks. Hubbard talks about how he craves money and power and he just cannot seem to get enough of either.
You are Sea Org and do not get along with the Guardian’s Office. Mary Sue Hubbard does not like you. In fact, you and Mary Sue have had several arguments. No one in the Guardian’s Office likes you. L. Ron Hubbard wants it this way as he deliberately set up a power struggle between the Guardian’s Office and the Sea Org.
As you move through your career at the very top of Scientology, you are brutally RPF’d several times and then put back on executive posts.
In the fallout following the Snow White Program, Action Chief David Miscavige phones to inform you that he has obtained the OK to take out the Guardian’s Office. Miscavige tells you that Hubbard wants Mary Sue to drop her legal fight and go to prison as she is a liability. You become a key part of the mission to take down Mary Sue and the Guardian’s Office.
In 1980 Hubbard gives you a lifetime appointment as Executive Director International of the Church of Scientology. You are also Chairman of the Board of the Church. You wonder if you are being set up to be the fall guy if anything goes wrong and the Feds move in on the Church of Scientology…
Welcome to the world of Bill Franks when he was a high-ranking executive in the Church of Scientology during a crucial period in its history. In this gripping interview, Bill Franks shares a very rare and unique insider’s perspective.