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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.

Scientology Clearwater Hissy Fit

The Tampa NBC affiliate website covers the latest news in the Scientology v. Clearwater war of 2017.<p>Here is how the article begins:<p><i>CLEARWATER, Fla.</i> …

You Paid For It: Scientology trying to kill $26 million Clearwater aquarium funding after land sale dispute

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — The Church of Scientology has declared an economic war on Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the stakes are high — $26 million …

Clearwater City Council votes 5-0 to buy downtown parcel coveted by the Church of Scientology

CLEARWATER — The City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to buy a vacant, but high-profile downtown lot from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, …

Cities

She fought Scientology for the child they wanted to abort

Twenty years ago, when Natalie Hagemo was 19, pregnant and working for the Church of Scientology, she couldn't wait to be a mother.<p>She was near the …

Religion

Need a boost to your superpowers? Scientology has a (pricey) solution for that! « The Underground Bunker

Thanks to Rasha, we have the new Source magazine from Scientology’s Flag Land Base, and it has some fun items to help you expand your space and your …

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Scientology disconnection: A toxic policy that punishes innocent people every day of the week « The Underground Bunker

[Brian Sheen and his daughter Spring, before disconnection]<p>We heard unexpectedly from Brian Sheen yesterday, who told us why today was a grim …

Church of Scientology

Here's What Scientologists Actually Eat During The Insane Detox

It's not at all what you'd think.<p>Diets have a way of capturing America's attention unlike almost anything else. It's like the food equivalent of …

Wellness

When you make a movie about Scientology, Scientology comes to you: A walk with Louis Theroux through L. Ron's hood

On a sunny afternoon in Hollywood, three figures strolled through a residential neighborhood just south of Sunset Boulevard. As they paused to chat, a stranger clad in black and sporting a walkie-talkie made a beeline for them on a bicycle.<p>“Hello,” he said. “Do you need help with anything today?” …

Documentaries

Let’s Help Scientologists Make TV Shows For Their Great New Channel!

Hey! Guess who is getting their very own cable station? It is the Scientologists! Spectrum Cable (formerly Time Warner), has blocked out a channel …

What allegedly happens inside Scientology's notorious 'prison camp' called 'The Hole'

Tales of "The Hole" have formed one of the most frightening narratives about Scientology to see the light of day.<p>Between the "Going Clear" book and movie, Leah Remini's hit A&E docuseries, articles, and memoirs from former members, we've learned a lot about what ex-members say is Scientology's …

Lawrence Wright goes to Nazareth; or, how Reza Aslan drove us into the arms of L. Ron Hubbard « The Underground Bunker

[Lawrence Wright, getting the scoop. (Illo by Observer)]<p>Yesterday, we were still thinking about Reza Aslan’s friendly-but-not-so-friendly jabs at …

L. Ron Hubbard

Scientology’s gateway drug: The personality test and what it’s actually telling you « The Underground Bunker

<i>Rod Keller examines Scientology’s gateway drug — the personality test!</i><p>Recent articles in the New Statesman the Missouri Injury Blog, and The Tab join …

L. Ron Hubbard

Aftermath: Continued

I am cheating — this is not really a “post,” I am simply directing you to read this new article in <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>.<p>I am traveling which has …

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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 …

Religion

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> …

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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 …

Religion

Scientology plans control of downtown Clearwater for retail makeover

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

Church of Scientology

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 …

Religion

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 …

L. Ron Hubbard

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 …

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 …

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.

Religion

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> …

Religion

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 …

Religion

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 …

Religion

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> …