by forcing the kid to continually answer these questions, whatever the content, for an extended period of time, it breaks down their mental barriers to keeping secrets, deciding who to trust, and depending on the delivery, breaks down their self esteem as the questions are badged hostily until the agent is convinced they are getting the whole truth.
I’ve previously talked about the Church of Scientology’s practice of “security checking” in this post on the Secret Scientology Documents. It demonstrates that the CoS is both a highly paranoid and highly controlling institution.
This treatment of children seems benign when compared to Scientology’s position on queer sexuality. You could say Scientology really cements it’s position as a religion to be considered in the same breath as right wing fundamentalist Chistianity with it’s stated attitudes towards homosexuality.
Indybay carries an article entitled Scientology: Gays and Lesbians should be quarantined and institutionalized. It turns out L. Ron. Hubbard set a new standard in homophobic hysteria, in effect calling for a new genocide against sexual minorities.
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.” (L. Ron Hubbard, “Science of Survival”)
This is no secret document of Scientology, this statement about homosexuality is readily available in the two books the Church of Scientology is forever trying to get you to buy, Dianetics and Science of Survival.