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By L. Harness | A selection of old and new articles, interviews, and blog posts, as well as a little humor, about the practices and abuses of scientology.

The history of Scientology in Clearwater, Florida

Four decades ago, the Church of Scientology began planning to take over the city of Clearwater, Florida by infiltrating local government and other …

Church Of Scientology Responds To Leah Remini’s Second Season of Show, Mike Rinder Refutes Claims

Yesterday, we <b>spoke exclusively</b> with <b>Leah Remini</b> regarding the currently taping second season of her show <i>Scientology: The Aftermath</i>. As would be …

Clearwater on the Brink

A couple of recent articles in the <i>Tampa Bay Times:</i> Scientology leader to visit Clearwater officials a week before vote on property purchase <i></i>and <i></i> …

Confessions of a Former Scientologist: David Miscavige and Donald Trump Are Eerily Similar

Tom De Vocht served for close to 30 years in Sea Org, the clergy of the Church of Scientology, before leaving the religion. He opens up about his traumatic experience.<p>There is a scene in <i>My Scientology Movie</i>, a documentary hitting theaters this Friday by the British provocateur Louis Theroux, that …

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Scientology plans control of downtown Clearwater for retail makeover

CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology is maneuvering to control all downtown real estate to create a master retail district that will operate under …

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I spent an afternoon with the Church of Scientology

Karl sat on the table’s edge opposite me, beaming. “We want to bring Scientology to more people at universities”, he said. “We need more people like …

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Wealthy Scientology donor Joy Villa plays latest prank on ‘Gays for Trump’ today in DC « The Underground Bunker

This afternoon in DC, a rally is being held by ‘Gays for Trump,’ and its keynote address will be delivered by a Scientologist we’re very familiar …

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LAPD PROBING SCIENTOLOGY AND DANNY MASTERSON FOR MULTIPLE RAPES, COVER-UP « The Underground Bunker

<b>—————-</b><p>Victims came forward after reaching out to actress Leah Remini as a result of her A&E series<p>—————-<p>Victims complain of being pressured by the …

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German state intelligence investigates 'Scientologist infiltration' at leading art musuem

German state intelligence is investigating remarkable allegations that Scientologists have taken over the management of one of Munich’s most famous art museums, it has emerged.<p>A senior figure at the city’s Haus der Kunst, or House of Art, has been placed under investigation over suspicions he is a …

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Scientology leader to visit Clearwater officials a week before vote on property purchase

With Clearwater about to vote to buy a lot he bid on, Scientology's leader wants to talk.

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15 of the strangest things Scientology’s two supreme leaders ever uttered

<i>Contributor Jeffrey Augustine has put a stirring collection together for us today. Just for fun, here are fifteen of the strangest things ever said</i> …

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Scientology & Nation Of Islam

The relationship between the Nation of Islam and scientology is becoming stranger and stranger. Whether anyone likes it or not, scientology …

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Behind the Techno Eight Ball

<i>Another in the ongoing series from Terra Cognita.</i><p>Scientology has always been a decade behind in technology with regards to books, tapes, CDs, film, …

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Scientology’s Celebrity Whisperer: An inside account of life in the fame-obsessed church « The Underground Bunker

[<i>Quailynn McDaniel and Jenna Elfman</i>]<p>Quailynn McDaniel was exactly what Scientology was looking for. The yoga instructor was fit and pretty, and her …

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Louis Farrakhan: Nation of Islam will stand by Scientology as Leah Remini ‘goes in hard’ « The Underground Bunker

Thanks to tipster “Communicator I/C” for alerting us last night that Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan not only brought up Scientology …

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Leah Remini isn’t staying quiet about Scientology

Debbie Schippnews.com.au@debbieschipp<p><b>SCIENTOLOGY says she’s a bitter ex-member, lying about a religion that no longer wanted her; who hangs with</b> …

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25 years ago today: Scientology leader David Miscavige’s ‘Nightline’ appearance « The Underground Bunker

Twenty five years ago today, David Miscavige made his one and only live network television appearance.<p>Miscavige gave a 90-minute live interview on …

Scientology Shill Joy Villa Plays the Trump Card

Unabashed self-promoter and scientology pitch-woman Joy Villa has cashed in on political divisiveness to make a killing from unsuspecting Trump …

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10 Harrowing Stories Of People Who Escaped Scientology

Leah Remini Became An Enemy Of The Church For Speaking Out<p>In 2013, actress Leah Remini announced to the world she was leaving the Church of …

L. Ron Hubbard’s daughter — the one he wanted to disappear — surfaces online « The Underground Bunker

[<i>L. Ron Hubbard and the daughter he turned his back on, Alexis</i>]<p>What a surprise we got late last night when longtime friend to the Bunker Laurie …

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Xenu’s Paradox: The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard and the Making of Scientology

<i>Alec Nevala-Lee | Longreads | February 2017 | 28 minutes (7,744 words)</i><p><b>I.</b><p>L. Ron Hubbard published over four million words of fiction in his lifetime, …

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The Responsibility of Leaders

<i>This is an essay contributed by Brian Lambert. An interesting topic for sure, and one of the things hammered in by Miscavige.</i><p><i>If you have never read</i> …

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Scientology Defectors: A Timeline

The Church of Scientology might be one of the most secretive organizations in the country, but there's one thing it can't seem to keep quiet: …

Move over, Xenu: Scientology’s other great space opera figure, the Duke of Chug « The Underground Bunker

[<i>The Duke of Chug, maybe</i>]<p>There are so many avenues you can go down when you fall into Scientology’s rabbit hole. Today we’re going to touch on a …

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The Master: How Scientology Works

The Church of Scientology Actually Sent This Letter to Conan to Discredit Leah Remini

The organization is relentless.<p>Through the number of detractors that have come out of the Church of Scientology—and the books and the documentaries about the church—we've learned quite a bit about the nefarious organization in the past few years. Along with detailed accounts of alleged abuses …

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Tom Cruise partied on the deck of Scientology's cushy cruise ship but ex member tells how at 16 she was forced to clean sewage in the Freewinds' bilge as punishment for not sexually satisfying older husband

• <b>Tom Cruise and other celebrities have spent weeks partying on Scientology's cruise ship, the Freewinds</b>• <b><br>Cruise celebrated his 42nd birthday and, in a</b> …

Trump won this little chunk of Los Angeles, where half of voters are linked to Scientology

It surprised no one last fall when Los Angeles and California at large overwhelmingly backed Hillary Clinton in her failed bid for the presidency. Just seven of the city’s 1,700 precincts went for Donald Trump.<p>But while nearly all of the surrounding region voted for the Democratic former secretary …

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Scientology-backed rehab center continues to operate with little oversight

CANADIAN — After the death of 20-year-old Stacy Dawn Murphy at a Church of Scientology-backed drug rehab program in Pittsburg County, the state …

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