- Quentin Hubbard
name = Quentin Hubbard
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Geoffrey Quentin McCaully Hubbard (
6 January 1954– 12 November 1976), was the son of Scientologyfounder L. Ron Hubbardand his third wife, Mary Sue Hubbard. He died at the age of 22 in an apparent suicide.
After Ron's eldest son Ron Jr. quit Scientology in 1959, Ron chose Quentin as his successor to lead the organization. Quentin went to sea with Ron when he established the
Sea Organization, living on the flagship "Apollo" and reaching the highest level of auditor training. He disagreed with his father's plans, sometimes saying that he wanted to be a pilot, and in 1974 that he would like to be a dancer. Soon after this, a friend found him in the midst of a suicide attempt. Quentin survived this attempt and was assigned to the Rehabilitation Project Force.
Former Scientologists have said that Quentin was
homosexualcite book | last = Atack | first = Jon | authorlink = Jon Atack | title = A Piece of Blue Sky| accessdate = 2007-06-25 | year = 1990 | publisher = Carol Publishing Group | isbn = 0-8184-0499-X | chapter = Chapter 6 - The Flag Land Base | chapterurl = http://members.chello.nl/mgormez/books/a_piece_of_blue_sky/bs4-6.htm] [ [http://www.whyaretheydead.net/krasel/books/bfm/interviews/kima.htm Interview with Kima Douglas] , Oakland, California, 27 August 1986] , and that this clearly caused him a great deal of personal torment due to the homophobiaof the era. Scientology doctrine classified homosexuals as "sexual pervert [s] " and "quite ill physically."cite book | last = Hubbard | first = L. Ron | authorlink = L. Ron Hubbard | title = Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health | edition = 1985 edition | year = 1985 | month = | publisher = Bridge Publications| location = Los Angeles, CA | id = ISBN 0-88404-219-7 | pages = 140 | chapter = Part 2, Chapter 5 | quote = The sexual pervert (and by this term Dianetics, to be brief, includes any and all forms of deviation in dynamic two such as homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual sadism, etc., and all down the catalog of Ellis and Krafft-Ebing) is actually quite ill physically.] Another source close to him claims that his alleged homosexuality was an act to avoid relationships that his father might not approve. [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/pignotti/#commendation Monica Pignotti's account of her time in Scientology] : "Quentin and I came very close to getting involved sexually, but we didn't because he told me that several years earlier, he had become sexually involved with a young woman and she had been sent off the ship when his father found out. He didn't want to get me into that kind of trouble, so we remained good friends."] Quentin is describing as having had a gentle demeanor, with none of his father's charisma.
In 1975 the Sea Org moved to shore in
Clearwater, Florida. Quentin was assigned to operations there but was often absent. Police discovered him unconscious in his car in Las Vegas on October 28, 1976, without any identifying documents. L. Ron Hubbard was furious at the news, shouting, "That stupid fucking kid! Look what he's done to me!" Quentin died two weeks later without having regained consciousness.cite book | author=Miller, Russell | title= Bare-faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard | publisher=Henry Holt & Co | location=New York | edition=First American Edition | year=1987 | id=ISBN 0-8050-0654-0 |url=http://www.clambake.org/archive/books/bfm/bfmconte.htm ] Although there had been a hose from the car's window to the tailpipe, a test for carbon monoxide was negative. [Clark County Coroner's Office. Report of Investigation, Case #1003-76.] Mrs. Hubbard told Scientologists that Quentin had died from encephalitis. L. Ron Hubbard is said to have deteriorated rapidly after Quentin's death, becoming dishevelled and increasingly paranoid.
* [http://www.lermanet.com/exit/quentincoroner.htm Coroner's Report and Death Certificate]
* [http://www.scientology-kills.org/personal_pgs/hubbard_q/hubbard.htm Tribute to Quentin]
* [http://www.whyaretheydead.net/Quentin_Hubbard_22/index.html Scientology associated deaths]
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