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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.

'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Examines Parental Abandonment, Severing Family Ties

Ex-Scientologists Mimi Faust and Christi Gordon tell Remini how their mothers abandoned them as children to join the Sea Org.<p>The seventh episode of</i> …

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Scientology: Hollywood Reporter Writer Is Like Goebbels

Apparently, Seth Abramovitch of the Hollywood Reporter has caused some serious butthurt in the scientology world. A couple of recent articles seem to …

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Director Paul Haggis pens an open letter to Marty Rathbun after Scientology’s latest smear « The Underground Bunker

[Paul Haggis and Leah Remini]<p><i>Yesterday, we received this remarkable piece of writing from Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis. His appearance on this</i> …

Religion

She was Scientology royalty - served as L Ron Hubbard's 'Commodore Messenger' - but Janis Grady tells how an excoriating rant by leader David Miscavige over lack of preparation for a visit from Tom Cruise made her flee the church

• <b>In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com Janis Grady spoke for the first time and told of how Scientology defined and destroyed her family</b>• <b><br>Her</b> …

Scientology critic Leah Remini claims actress Jada Pinkett Smith as member of the controversial church

In an interview with the Daily Beast, actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini alleged actress Jada Pinkett Smith is a member of the …

Religion

'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigates David Miscavige's Rise to Power

Two former Scientology members who worked closely with the church leader and other high-level executives outline Miscavige's rise to power.<p>The fifth …

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Creative Arts Emmys: Leah Remini Dedicates 'Scientology and the Aftermath' Win to "Brave" Contributors

She dedicated the award to those who helped make the show "despite ongoing risk and repercussions."<p>Leah Remini was near tears on Saturday as she …

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For Outstanding Informational Series or Special, the #EmmysArts goes to @LeahRemini and #ScientologyTheAftermath on @AETV! https://t.co/7Xdg0gRJsO

'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Explains "Bridge to Total Freedom"

"You sacrifice everything — money, time, your family, your careers — for this Bridge. And I hope that we have explained to people don't waste your …

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DRONE FLYOVER: Scientology’s failed underground vault project in Wyoming « The Underground Bunker

The drone pilot is back! Since last September, the Underground Bunker has been the beneficiary of a shadowy anonymous drone operator who has allowed …

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DOX: L. Ron Hubbard’s son called him a junkie and sex pervert in FBI’s Scientology files

[Ron DeWolf and his dad, L. Ron Hubbard]We have yet another FBI document release for you today, the result of a lawsuit by journalist Emma Best that …

L. Ron Hubbard

Scientology draws dueling petitions involving Leah Remini, the IRS and change.org

Reaction to this month's Season 2 premiere of the Emmy-nominated <i>Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath</i> series has been swift, from the religion's …

Religion

'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' Investigates Suicide and Mental Illness in the Church

Two former Scientologists recount the suicides of their loved ones and treatment of mental illness by the institution.<p>The second episode of season …

Mental Disorders

Scientology shows no sign of slowing down its use of religious visas for foreign labor

Last year in January we reported on some stunning new data that researcher R.M. Seibert managed to pry out of the US government with help from the …

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Mirriam & Saina from ‘Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’ — The LAPD has let us down

Don’t know about you, but after last night’s episode of <i>Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath</i>, we were left feeling a bit up in the air. If you …

L. Ron Hubbard

Leah Remini Doubles Down on Anti-Scientology Crusade: I Want a Federal Investigation

The firebrand star revs up her war in season two of A&E's Emmy-nominated docuseries 'Aftermath' as she heads to New York to join Kevin James' CBS …

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Scientology’s Aftermath

While Miscavige is busy telling scientologists to watch his 1993 IRS Event (see earlier post today When the Going Gets Tough…) in order to combat the …

Religion

Scientology Anti-Drug Program: Fabricated Court Orders Suggest Attempt to Silence Critics

Someone appears to be trying to scrub warnings about the church's controversial Narconon program from the internet.<p>Nearly a decade after Scientology …

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The Missing Executives of Scientology

A lot of scientologists remember Guillaume Lesevre, though the COB has done his best to ensure he is forgotten. Guillaume is the “Executive Director …

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Stephen Colbert: Do you believe Scientology is a religion at all? Leah Remini: No

Oh my, what an appearance Leah Remini made last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote next week’s premiere of A&E’s ‘Scientology and …

L. Ron Hubbard

Isn't It Relevant That the Star of The Handmaid's Tale Belongs to a Secretive, Allegedly Oppressive Religion?

The <i>Handmaid’s Tale</i> is one of the finest dystopian novels ever written, and it is, inescapably and fundamentally, about women’s oppression under an …

Platitudes, Bad Attitudes and Mother Issues

Saturday is Terra Cognita day… Platitudes, Bad Attitudes and Mother Issues A while ago, Mike posted a letter from Pete Sokoloff imploring Santa …

L. Ron Hubbard

Leah Remini won't stop Scientology crusade until FBI, DOJ, IRS step in

Leah Remini won't stop trying to take down the Church of Scientology until federal agencies step in and begin investigating the religion.<p>In an …

Leah Remini Talks Scientology and the Aftermath Emmy Nomination: "I’ve Wanted It for Our Brave Storytellers"

It was a good day for <b>Leah Remini</b>.<p>The <i>King of Queens</i> vet was greeted on Thursday with news that her groundbreaking and controversial A&E docuseries <i>Leah</i> …

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Almost 12 years ago, Shelly Miscavige vanished. Here’s why we keep asking about her.

[Shelly Miscavige and Leah Remini, about a year before Shelly vanished.] <br>Almost 12 years ago now, Scientology leader David Miscavige made his wife …

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Leah Remini is filming an ‘Aftermath’ episode in Clearwater’s oldest Baptist church on July 22

[Pastor Willy Rice] <b><br>UPDATE: This event has now been canceled. See our new story about what happened to it.</b>In a letter that Pastor Willy Rice sent to …

Religion

How Humira, the world’s best selling drug, is helping to finance Scientology into the future

[Bob and Trish Duggan with Scientology leader David Miscavige]The always reliable Jeffrey Augustine has scored another fascinating document for us …

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Ten Unbelievable Books About Scientology – Updated Scientology Book List

It may sound weird but Scientology is one of my favorite topics to read about. You may have noticed a trend in my reading that has to do with cults …

Five years ago: Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ and the death of Alexander Jentzsch

[Alexander Jentzsch, age 7]We have pointed out numerous times that the first week of July in 2012 was perhaps the most eventful in our 22 years of …

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