[Aaron Smith-Levin in 2005]
We have a great slice of Scientology Sea Org life to share with you today, courtesy of Aaron Smith-Levin. We’ve been featuring Aaron in stories for some time, and in his videos he’s been telling you about what it was like to grow up in the church.
Continue reading Scientology’s thug life, documented: Aaron Smith-Levin shares a record of Sea Org violence
For the fourth year in a row, Scientology has aired one of its ads in some local markets during the Super Bowl. And, as usual, the ad has produced a lot of hilarity on Twitter as viewers around the country react in pretty much the same way: “Was that really a Scientology ad I just saw?” This year is no different, as you’ll see in the Twitter reactions below. But first, let’s review the ad itself first.
Continue reading Yes, that was a Scientology ad you saw during the Super Bowl. Here’s what’s in it.
When news broke that Monique Rathbun had fired her legal team, we turned to commenter “TX Lawyer” for help understanding the ramifications of her decision. If you’re a regular reader of the site, you know that for a couple of years TX Lawyer has helped us understand the arcane twists and turns of Monique’s lawsuit, especially after it was held up by a couple of Scientology appeals that took quite a while to resolve.
Continue reading Our Texas legal expert helps us understand what’s next in Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit
In 1968, LIFE magazine published a lengthy investigation of Scientology that had been done in an enterprising way. Writer Alan Levy had decided to find out what Scientology was all about by joining it.
Levy went farther probably than any other journalist has in his pursuit, even though his effort is largely forgotten today. He had taken his first step in Manhattan, but eventually he went to England and reached Grade IV before he ended up at the home of L. Ron Hubbard himself, Saint Hill Manor, and gave up before moving on to Clear.
Continue reading ‘Are you 100 percent American?’ — ‘Ross & Carrie’ investigate joining Scientology
[Angelo Pagan, entertainer, and fixture on his wife Leah Remini’s reality series]
We have found that readers, particularly our newer ones, love the wacky testimonials videos that the Church of Scientology puts out about once a year. Featuring dozens of Scientologists in rapid progression, they gush about whatever new lecture or book has been released while a cheesy sped-up infomercial soundtrack jangles behind them.
Continue reading Scientology is the bomb diggety, and here’s proof, starring Leah Remini’s husband!
Our video source came through for us again with another Scientology event that hasn’t previously been online. It’s the 2008 New Year’s Event, and has church leader David Miscavige got a lot to celebrate!
Continue reading When David Miscavige was riding high with ‘The Basics’ — Scientology’s 2008 New Year’s event!
San Antonio attorney Ray Jeffrey received word this week that a Bar complaint filed against him by the Church of Scientology in California has been dismissed.
Continue reading Ray Jeffrey fends off Scientology’s attempt to get him in hot water with the California Bar
We wanted to follow up yesterday’s blockbuster news with some important details. Namely, where Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit against the Church of Scientology is today, and what immediate deadlines it faces.
Continue reading The particularly bad timing of Monique Rathbun’s decision to fire her attorneys
Shocking news today out of Texas. Monique Rathbun’s legal team filed a notice with the Texas Supreme Court Friday withdrawing from Monique’s harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology after they were fired by Monique “without cause.”
Continue reading MONIQUE RATHBUN FIRES HER ENTIRE LEGAL TEAM, REPORTEDLY SEEKS SETTLEMENT
[Jim Fonda and Merrell Vannier]
Almost three years ago, our friend and attorney Scott Pilutik wrote an article for Forbes describing the unique position “independent” Scientologists are in when it comes to challenging the Church of Scientology on its trademarks and its tax exempt status.
Continue reading Scientology faces a trademark fight we’ve been waiting for — but will it get spoiled?