Ex-Village Voice editor Tony Ortega obtained a copy of the forms to apply for Sea Org, a hardcore Scientology program in which one leaves one’s former life behind and permanently relocates to a compound to perform manual labor.
The application begins with the droll threat, “You can’t be shot for what you have done, you can only be shot for what you haven’t told us.” Via The Underground Bunker, more highlights from the extensive questionnaire, with the truthfulness of answers sometimes deemed by polygraph test:
Have you ever threatened or attempted suicide? If so, please give the details.
Have you taken LSD or “Acid” (Some slang names are “blotter acid”, “window pane”, “orange sunshine”, “purple haze”, and “microdot”)?
Have you ever taken PCP or Angel Dust (Some slang names are “Sherms”, “Superweed”, “Dust”, “Super Kool”, “Killer Weed”, “Whack” and “Animal Tranquilizer”)?
Do you have debts? If so, please list who you owe it to and the amount.
Have you ever been involved in homosexual activities or sexual perversions? If so, please note any handlings done.
Have you seen a psychiatrist or psychologist? If so, please give the details of when you went, the treatment you received and how many times.
Do you have any relatives that have worked for the government? If so, who and what branch did they work for?