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Keep your Oscars, we won a Scientology ‘bigot’ award!

[Illustration by Jeffrey Augustine!]

That was some Oscars last night, eh? By now you must have seen about a thousand different jokes about poor Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong Best Picture winner, and we laughed at just about every one of them.

But Moonlight‘s win over poor La La Land wasn’t the only big awards news of the weekend. Your proprietor and a couple of dozen others were also winners in a different sort of awards category thanks to the Church of Scientology!

Well, the truth is, we’ve seen this before. Once again Scientology is trying to fight back against a tidal wave of negative publicity by claiming that the people exposing its abuses are all a bunch of religious “bigots.”

The church unveiled a new website this weekend that does its best to pretend that Scientology has some kind of shared victim status with actual, you know, members of religious faiths who have been experiencing an uptick in discrimination and harassment.

What’s actually been happening is that more and more brave people whose families were ripped apart by Scientology are speaking up about their experiences, and more journalists are treating them with the respect they deserve.

But hey, thanks for the honor! The new website calls itself “Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination,” but it’s really just Scientology leader David Miscavige throwing a fit.

So let’s take a look at everyone who made the list of winners!

“Biased Media Propagandists”

 
“Hatemongers and Hate Bloggers”

 
“False Experts”

 
Hey, let’s have some acceptance speeches!

Mike Rinder: Oh wow, what noble and honorable company to be in. Seems so fitting on Oscar Day to be recognized with induction into the Scientology Hatemonger Hall of Fame. Though it is a little sad they have overlooked some obvious choices — Louis Theroux, Steve Cannane, and Tom Tobin in the media category and Jeffrey Augustine, Nick Xenophon, and Mat Pesch in the hatemonger category. And they don’t even have a legal category for Ray Jeffrey, Ted Babbitt, Luis & Rocio Garcia and Laura DeCrescenzo… I am sure those who have been overlooked are disappointed, it’s probably just a clerical error. Perhaps there is going to be another induction coincident with the Emmy Awards or Pulitzers? Scientology loves handing out statuses. The difference is we didn’t have to buy these and they are far rarer. I would rather be recognized as a Scientology “hatemonger” than a discounted Scientology “humanitarian.” These sort of “anti” awards — like getting the KKK “black sympathizer” plaque — are a source of real pride. Thanks for letting me know.

Alex Gibney: What an honor! Like being attacked by Trump, who is inexorably infuriated by the truth, being named as a ‘bigot’ by the ‘Church’ of Scientology is like being named an ‘apostate’ or a hater by the Catholic League for exposing pedophile priests and how the church worked to cover their tracks. Oh yes, I recall: that happened too. The experience of making Going Clear was particularly gratifying because it put me in touch with thousands of ex-members who thanked me for helping to tell the world the truth about the malice and human rights abuses of this creepy tax dodge masquerading as a religion.

Lawrence Wright: I’m very honored.

Karen de la Carriere: This is a villainous group that destroys families, milks its flock for everything they’re worth, harasses, stalks, and uses gaslighting to intimidate. When such a group names one on a hate page, it is indeed an honor.

John Sweeney: I’m not a propagandist. I’m a reporter. If the Church Of Fear acted like a true religion I would stop. It doesn’t so: game on.

Bryan Seymour: It is humbling to be listed with a Pulitzer Prize winner, an Oscar winner and a senior BBC journalist. I am most grateful to be considered in the same class as Joe Childs. As always, I offer this pact with David Miscavige: When Scientology stops abusing people, I’ll stop reporting those abuses.

David Edgar Love: I’m actually feeling quite honored by making ‘the cut’ on DM’s website. I didn’t realize I had pissed Miscavige off to this degree. Perhaps Miscavige is a wee bit upset about the recent complaint I filed with the Canada Human Rights Commission… a pending federal case?

Claire Headley: One thing scientology knows well, whatever they do or say, I will continue to speak of my experiences no matter what. So congrats to them on another completely useless waste of money.

Stephen Kent: I thought that Trump invented fake news!

Phil Jones: Do I get a trophy for getting on this list?

Amy Scobee: I’m extremely proud to be counted along side of so many truth-tellers and fighters for justice.

Jefferson Hawkins: Well, it appears I am in good company! I think they are having trouble keeping up with all the “hate bloggers.” There are probably hundreds by now, they just picked some of the most obvious ones. Keep blogging!

 
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HowdyCon 2017: Denver, June 23-25. Go here to start making your plans.

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,676 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,779 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,273 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,313 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,025 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 492 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,610 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,780 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,100 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,075 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 431 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,733 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 840 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,242 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,115 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 696 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,201 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,445 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,554 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on February 27, 2017 at 07:00

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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information about the book, and our 2015 book tour, can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2016 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Undergound Bunker (2012-2016), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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  • downtherabbithole

    So I smelled the non existent roses (so can’t wait for spring/summer), and sending everyone a happy face. Found a happy a place & in these days it certainly can be a challenge. Have yourself a wonderful evening.

    • It sure can be. Well done 🙂

  • Just for the record:
    Nov 2010 my husband killed himself. I was seriously losing sanity and in shock. I did what anyone would in that circumstance, the next day I phoned my church which I was a very active member of since 1974 (36 years), The Church of Scientology.
    No one came or phoned.
    Even after being sent to a 72hr mental hospital the day after the funeral, no volunteer showed up to assist. I phoned my X of 24 years who was still the Chief Engineer for WUS. His new wife was (get this) the Volunteer Ministers Office head for all of United States. I was only 15 miles away. Did any one from the’Church’ come or even call?
    Not a one.
    These names up here and many many more are the ones that have helped me get back on my feet.
    They never asked for more then the price of a book perhaps.
    If its coming from the Church of Scientology it is a lie.

    • downtherabbithole

      Oh Cece sending you hugs

    • April

      If you were a southern baptist (or most other major religions) there would have been dozens of people coming to your house with hugs and food to share, and to spend time with you in your time of sorrow. I’m so sorry you had to go through that alone.

      • Well I wasn’t completely alone. I learned what meth addicts were. They showed up to ‘help’ (giggle).

      • flyonthewall

        people show up at my house beating on my door and trying to get in, I shoot ’em

        • You would not believe who I let in my home after that for a few years. It was better then being alone….
          Now I keep my rock hammer and 16″ breaker bar by the door and a can of wasp spray in the bathroom which looks out to the only door. I’m not so stupid anymore 🙂

      • ReallyMGM

        In the South we bring food. Many times the churches organize it, but I know many people who are not religiously affiliated do it too. I don’t know why, but it is just a thing we do.

        • Juicer77

          It’s an expression of basic human need. A physical manifestation of comfort and caring.

    • Sherbet

      How very, very sad, on so many levels. Hugs.

    • HTC

      Cece I hope you find some comfort here in the bunker. I have commented often here about the affects of suicide by family members and I’m alway greeted with warmth, love and respect. Peace and hugs to you.

    • daisy

      I am sorry about your ordeal Cece . I hope you feel the bunker love .((( hugs ) ))

      • I do I do I do (((hugs)))

    • outraged

      I am so sorry for your loss.

      Fuck Scientology. They only care when your pocketbook is open.

    • Mick Roberts

      Very sorry to hear about that Cece. CoS seems to want to stay far away from anything related to suicide, even in spite of the pain that one of their own members is experiencing. It’s just yet another sad reminder of how they care more about their own survival than actually doing something to help, even if it’s to just be a shoulder for someone to lean on. Selfish to their core. Truly sorry you had to deal with that and be abandoned by the very group you depended on to help you.

    • MarcabExpat

      Oh Cece. I’m so glad you didin’t follow him. We are all so very glad you are here.

      You didn’t deserve Scientology, and the Church of Scientology didn’t deserve you.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Jesus. I’m so sorry, Cece. What heartless behavior from a group you had given your life to by that point. May that whole vile business come crashing down.

    • PerpetualOutflow

      That is an incredibly sad commentary on the nasty effects $cientology has on its members, robbing them of compassion and the most basic of human decencies Really showcases the cold-hearted, cruel reality of what it’s like to be under the influence of $cientology. So glad SPs were there to help when your fellow “church” members turned a cold shoulder to you in a time of incredible sorrow and distress.

      • Yes. I was so surprised to find out Wogs were the genuine people! I’ve heard so many that have left say the same thing. We were so indoctrinated to believe we were the only ones with knowledge and real happiness. I feel very sorry for those left including 2 of my 5 children but I’m afraid it will have to get worse before they free themselves. Addicts.

        • Juicer77

          No words. Sending a big hug.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Oh Cece, I am so sorry you went through this with no help. My church has a Caring Committee that helps with meals, rides, etc whenever someone in the congregation needs it. That’s how it SHOULD be in churches.

    • ReallyMGM

      Cece, I am sorry for your loss. It is an absolute travesty that someone–even just one person–in the church “family” was not there to hold your hand through your pain. I know the loss still hurts. {{{HUGS}}}

  • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

    Now that is a rogue’s gallery I would like to take out for drinks. First round’s on me. May you bask in this honor for the next billion years!

  • downtherabbithole

    Dear god while making toast (yes that is my pathetic dinner) I looked in my great mothers cookie jar I was given and found freaking cookies in there. The last time I made cookies was months ago. Uugg!!

    Eta to correct: great grandmother

    • Juicer77

      What is wrong with you?!?

      Who forgets there are cookies in the jar??? 😉

  • Scientology *NEEDS* to have enemies simply because ATTACK and DESTROY is in
    its DNA. It also needs enemies for fund raising. The battle cry on psychiatry
    got somewhat old, so the new enemy is Ex Scientologists that served 30-40
    years and reporters/authors/journalists.

    This need to have enemies stems from the urge to destroy anyone critical of
    their dark underbelly and to help them *protect* themselves. Notwithstanding
    that most people despise and ridicule such conduct, they keep going, fomenting
    conflict, destroying families, acting unhinged while their definition of “Good”
    is those that support them and give them money and “Bad” is those that shine
    sunlight on their scams and dark deeds. “Bad” is to be attacked and harmed
    (Their Doubt Formula) and they consider it is the “Greatest good !”

    Yesterday Alex Gibney tweeted ~~ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b0655bd8aee32d32a0d1921abc3a03ef10bb4d272f762469e7b39c7d9a56aa1.png

  • This is a compilation of those who have spoken out publicly denouncing Scientology and its dark underbelly.
    The
    compilation is of those who have spoken to authors, journalists,
    reporters, done shows on TV, sued the cult in law courts, etc etc and
    the number is 2771
    Can they erect 2771 hate websites ? LOL
    http://whyweprotest.wikia.com/wiki/Former_Church_of_Scientology_members_who_have_spoken_out

  • Ben Franklin

    Hashtag hateful church of Scientology should be a thing.

    • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86c8b48a94181d8c5cfd9166cb73a58a2bc4d64efcd270dd374339e36e5d1afc.png

      This guy ought to get some credit someday. His nuttiness causes the backlash that causes the news that gets reported as a public service, and then all the messengers get their hate propaganda website “Wanted” posters.

      This guy ought be on the TOP poster! His nuttiness causes the debris trail.

      • Ben Franklin

        I think there needs to be a parody site with profiles of all known Scientology fair gamers starting with Hubbard himself, all the way down to their PIs like Lubow

        • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

          Brilliant idea!

      • Liberated

        Wow…that’s what I call a messiah!

      • Tony Ortega

        Ought to get some credit someday? He was #1 on the Top 25 People Crippling Scientology that we put together in the summer of 2011, which basically started this whole party.

        How soon people forget. Sheesh.

        Ha.

        • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

          You’ve always been all over this story, boy! Thankyou eternally.

          We need a Peanut Gallerian listing, for all us humble Peanuts.

          As a new category of the too numerous to mention Peanuts.

          On the old hate website, the best they called me was I got a tiny mention in Christian Markert’s tiny article, where I was “Getaway Driver” way long time ago, because Ursula Caberta relayed to me that the Buffalo Org Bookstore Officer was blown and waiting at a Laundromat for me to come help him escape.

          So at the Buffalo Anonymous protest, I brought my protest sign:

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5693a3810d0e01507d2e30709740704287bc5dce698858cc4da041c27e598792.png

        • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

          On forgetting, just you wait!

          I joked with Jon Atack when he complimented me for saying something that I plagarized from his book, and he’d forgotten he wrote that brilliant comment, LOL.

          YOu Tony, have got all the info still in your brain cells, and your memory section is nice and functional and peppy, all lined up.

          Just wait a few more years, until you start complimenting others for things you said, because you forgot you said them first.

          That comes next, laughing.

  • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

    Hurray for the innocent simply messengers of Scientology’s institutionalized cult debris trail!

    From the hater peanut gallery!

    – Hate Peanut Gallerian 3rd Class, Chuck Beatty
    “Hail Xenu’s “body-thetans”, and a BT-cluster-pox on all those nasty OSA Int Propagandists

    Calling all Teegeac “Body-thetans” and “BT clusters.

    Report to the 10th and 12th floors of the HGB building, and infest ALL of OSA Int’s staff right away.

    Once the world understands how fearful Scientologists are of Xenu and Xenu’s “body-thetans”, those taboo words ought become common words heard by the Scientologists to refute and cognitive dissonance them into realizing the ludicrousness of the L. Ron Hubbard snipe-exorcism galactic nonsense.

    • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

      Jeff Hawkins’ best protest sign of all time, for David Miscavige. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/debb3a63023d78fdc35c4b5038af1ac2659af76c1cca771ce529cd18efb0f5b6.jpg

      and, and, and, the baddest of Xenu’s alltime bad “body-thetans” beat up L. Ron Hubbard, per the final pages of Lawrence Wright’s “Going Clear….” final Epilogue chapter!

      • JJ

        OK, who brought the Ding Dongs?

        • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

          Back in the caek picnic days of anonymous, no bakeries enroute, so someone still thought boxed caek Ding Dongs would fly.

  • Frodis73

    OT-Reminder that ABC has brought back the tv mini-series event format back. Starting tonight “When We Rise” chronicling the gay rights (also women’s,civil,etc.) movement from it’s beginnings at Stonewall to the present.
    It just started aprox 30 mins ago on the east coast. Written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and directed by Gus Van Sant (at least tonight’s segment is).

  • allioops

    how about the “ANGRY GAY POPE?” He is cool

    • Jimmy3

      Yeah that guy is super cool! Stop reading here and don’t scroll down

      • Missionary Kid

        You handled that better than I could, especially after reading Cece’s an hour before this.

      • allioops

        ? i am stooopid+ i don’t get what you mean

        • Jimmy3

          He put out a very stupid tweet a couple weeks ago. If you scroll down the comments by newest you can see it and the discussion.

          • allioops

            oh

    • iampissed

      Why do you bring it up ?

      • allioops

        sorry; i am confused

  • Observer
    • Jimmy3

      It looks like the squirrel Jedi on the left is using the squirrel force to lift the Sith squirrel trying to steal his Kyber cone.

    • Ben Franklin

      Applied squirrel tech

    • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

      Pinecone Monger Tumbling Act!

  • Rasha

    I want to be a monger of something. What could I mong? I mean, I may have monged something, and just didn’t realize, but… wait – is it “monged” or “mung”? Also, would something have had been mang? I fully expect Scientology to provide some sort of outdated reference, so this can be word….. clored. Clorn. Clearend…ed.

    …oh, look. Homemade wine. Think I’ll mong it.

    • daisy

      hee hee , you are such a creative nut .

      • Rasha

        It’s my Uncle’s wine….. om nom nom

    • Jimmy3

      If you opened a travel agency focusing on Southeast Asia, you could be a Hmongmonger.

    • Missionary Kid

      Somebody earlier called Phil and Willie, “lovemongers”.

      • Rasha

        Those mongsters!

        • Juicer77

          XD

      • iampissed

        They are

    • Tony Ortega

      I’ve always been partial to costermongers.

      • Rasha

        *shouting* GIT yer veggIEEEEEEES!!!!

      • iampissed

        You always make me work for it….thank you.

        • Rasha

          IKR???

        • Frodis73

          Ya learn something every single day in the Bunker! At least I do. 🙂

          • iampissed

            Yes

    • iampissed

      I would like to be a travelmonger.

    • Robert Eckert
    • Rasha
    • Observer

      You are a nailmonger.

      • Rasha

        ^_^

    • Juicer77

      May I join this mong? 🙂

  • Liberated

    There’s a JCC across the street from where I live and it was evacuated due to a bomb threat today, turned out “no bomb” but looks like this is happening everywhere.
    Scary.

    • Frodis73

      Yes, I wonder if they are copycats or some type of orchestrated effort. Add in the dedication at the cemeteries around the country too…it is just very fishy. And very scary.

      • Jimmy3

        A little of both, most likely. An orchestrated effort brought out copycats.

      • Liberated

        I know, on the news tonite many jcc’s received bomb threats and now Phily had hundreds of grave stones vandalized in their Jewish cemetery.

        Well, this new administration seems to sanction it.

        • 4chanpartyvan

          “Well, this new administration seems to sanction it”.
          Yeah sure

          • Jimmy3

            Hey, how’s your pedo buddy Milo doin? You still sticking up for the NAMBLA crowd?

            • 4chanpartyvan

              So i assume you read my comment on supporting some of Milos ideas and then saying i dont agree with his pedo comments.
              Never have i supported any form of child abuse.

            • Jimmy3

              I think you said it was “a bit too much for me.” Good for you.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Yeah i did.
              So that means i must support nambla?

            • Jimmy3

              Not at all. That kinda thing seems a bit too much for you.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Awesome,glad we got that cleared up.

            • Jimmy3

              Good chat.

            • Robert Eckert

              Milo doesn’t have “ideas”; he just has a “schtick”. Like Hubbard or Trump, he doesn’t use words to convey information about anything he knows or believes, but only for the purpose of attracting attention to himself. He is a purer asshole than LRon or the so-called president because his one and only manipulative technique is inflicting hurt and arousing anger, and if he incites real violence he considers that a win, or did until he got some blowback.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              I would agree he is a bit of an attention whore.But his views on free speech,the way universities are devolving into day care centers,culture problems as opposed to race and nanny stateism(not sure if thats a word) appeal to many people including myself.
              But hey thats just my opinion.

            • Robert Eckert

              He doesn’t actually hold any “views” on any of those subjects. He only says those things because he likes to be nasty to people. Whether you are doing the same, or have been suckered in, really doesn’t make a practical difference at this point.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              I haven’t been suckered into anything.I am open to all views and tend to look at both sides before making a decision.

            • Robert Eckert

              Bullshit.

          • Ben Franklin
            • 4chanpartyvan

              Unfortunately these cowardly acts have occurred many times before,2014 boulder co springs to mind.
              Surely you dont blame the administration for that time or the many times before.

            • Ben Franklin

              True, but, when you have a senior administration official in the White house who has been sympathetic to anti-semitic views, it does not help but embolden anti-semites

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Thats really the same argument they used for increasing violence in society saying heavy metal,horror films and video games embolden people to commit violent acts.
              Why not put the blame where it belongs on these psychos who did this.

            • Robert Eckert

              And those who incite them. You’re a fellow traveller or a useful idiot, I don’t care which.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              So in the 90’s when hardcore rap came out many were outraged and blamed it for inciting violence,shootings and gang culture.
              You are looking for a scapegoat and you have found one in the Trump admin.

            • Robert Eckert

              We don’t need to “look for a scapegoat”: the people you choose to associate with are quite open about stirring up hatred and violence.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Whos we,who do you speak for.
              You know nothing about me or who i associate with.
              You have no argument and have resorted to personnel attacks.
              Good luck buddy.

            • Jimmy3

              If you really feel it’s a personnel attack, I strongly encourage you to contact the Underground Bunker Human Resources department and file a formal complaint.

              UGHR@tonyortega.org

            • 4chanpartyvan

              not upset salty or mad bro.
              Its just disappointing that in a friendly discussion it came to that.

            • Robert Eckert

              What I know about you is what you choose to present here. We’re not going to pretend to respect you.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Thats that “we” again.
              Not really looking for your respect or approval.
              Will soldier on through life anyway.
              Nice talk guy,maybe talk another day.

            • Robert Eckert

              Or maybe not.

            • Kim O’Brien

              there is no such place as Boulder Colorado Springs . There is Boulder , Colorado …and Colorado Springs , Colorado . Just for clarity

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Sorry just to clarify i used the phrase springs to mind.
              punctuality not my strong point.But hey the more you know right.

            • Kim O’Brien

              well ..I you haven’t been suckered into anything, and are open to all views and tend to look at both sides before making a decision, at least get the town right 🙂

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Youve lost me there.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              What 4chanpartyvan wrote was “Boulder, Colo” as in the town, then went on to write “springs to mind” i.e. as if one said ” These acts have occurred before…New York City springs to mind.” It just came across confusing because there is a Colorado Springs in Colorado. I understand how you would read it that way since I grew up in Colorado and sometimes people just call Colorado Springs “the Springs” for short.

            • Kim O’Brien

              he shoulda just typed better but thank you for taking the time to clarify LOL 🙂 It made me go ” huh ?”

              he should take a scientology course . I think the church and someone named 4chanpartyvan …would really be able to connect and share the same value system

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              ITA…I had to read it twice to decipher it……it’s a Colorado thing. I haven’t been in the bunker a lot lately due to RL stuff, so I am not familiar with 4chanpartyvan, or his background, but it seems like there is a lot of disagreement with a lot of his comments, that’s for sure.

            • Liberated

              He’s a troll….it’s better not to engage.
              I blocked him.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              Good idea. BTW not to sound uninformed, but how do you block a troll? I’ve never done that before. (This is the only blog site I ever use so I have never needed to know how to do that)

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Hey Kay just to straighten things up im not a troll,been here very long time.I just tend to disagree with some comments here.
              So today was a comment
              I know, on the news tonite many jcc’s received bomb threats and now Phily had hundreds of grave stones vandalized in their Jewish cemetery.

              Well, this new administration seems to sanction it.

              All i said was yeah right about the administration sanctioned antisemitism,which in itself is a silly comment.
              And here we are,if that makes me a troll well so be it.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              I appreciate you clarifying that. I just haven’t been in the bunker in awhile, so I’ve lost track of who’s who.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Its all good,and its quite admirable that people tend to rush to the defense of others in this community,but sometimes it gets a bit out of control and the original comment gets lost in the shuffle.
              99% of people here are very reasonable nice people.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              Yes I believe that the vast majority of people here are really great people. That’s the reason it’s the only blog I ever have been on or been involved in. Things have been quite tense lately because of political disagreements, but I believe that is a spillover from the anxiety and differing views that the country is experiencing as a whole. It’s hard to contain that. Some days the bunker looks like a political commenting blog rather than a scientology blog, and those days when people are really arguing with each other, I just log out, because I’m stressed out about everything enough as it is. It feels like my family is fighting. (although I have occasionally made a political comment, so I’m just as much as fault at those times I guess, and my avi is obviously political) I don’t mind political comments, I just hate it when it gets nasty. Well I’m signing off to go to bed now. I’m whipped.

            • Juicer77

              Nice to see you, Kay. I hope the real life stuff is getting better and you are well. xoxo

            • Liberated

              You know the little down pointing arrow to the right of a comment……touch it and it wil say

              block user or flag as inappropriate….hit block. Plus, there’s a way to do it when you go to your own profile.

              I can’t believe someone asked me about a tech issue…I’m the most uninformed person in the world.
              I’ve learned everything by trial and error….you’re so sweet.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              Hey YOU are sweet to take the time to tell me how to do it. There are some tech things I’m good at (like PowerPoint, Excel, stuff for work) but outside of that there are a lot of things I’m really clueless about. 🙂

            • 4chanpartyvan

              You know 4chanpartyvan is slang for FBI agents in their truck right.
              Kinda makes your “value system” remark seem a bit strange.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              It’s slang used by pedophiles which makes it creepy to me.

              Edited per Jimmy’s information and input. (deleted Urban Dictionary definition)

            • Jimmy3

              You really have to understand 4chan to realize that this is a joke stemming from some obscure reality. Most of the people using the phrase are making fun of others for bordering on pedophilia. They’re kids. And the person that entered that on urban dictionary is obviously a /b/tard having some fun. But yes, the “party van” meme relates directly to kiddie porn.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              The “party van” meme is something that I am aware of, as sickening as it is, since it comes up in my everyday job occasionally. I know what’s being referred to. Thanks for the other clarifications, however. I know anyone can enter anything on wikipedia, but is it the same for the Urban Dictionary?

            • Jimmy3

              Wikipedia actually has editors for popular entries. Urban Dictionary is open to anyone.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              That’s good to know, thanks. Speaking of pedophilia….I do have a funny story believe it or not. I have some interface with law enforcement regarding issues of dealing with the mentally ill on the street, etc. so I hear a lot of stuff from them. One undercover cop who works on child pornography and trafficking told me that he set up a meeting posing as a little boy in order to lure a guy in, and decided that he was just tired of meeting these offenders all over the place so he told this guy to meet him (at least the fake version of him as a little boy) at the Dairy Queen that is right across from the County Jail. The guy was so clueless that he kept the appointment, with the jail in plain sight. The cop just walked up to him, cuffed him, and walked him across the street to Booking. I thought that was great.

            • Jimmy3

              You didn’t have to edit it; it gave great context to the conversation. I was mostly responding to the part about the van taking them to the internet where they can live in happiness with small children forever. As sick as it sounds, that’s classic 4chan lulz lore. They don’t actually believe that, it’s a sick joke.

            • Kim O’Brien

              FBI agents in a truck just call themselves FBI agents in a truck . Pedo’s call it a 4chanpartyvan. So …gross

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              yup

          • Free Minds, Free Hearts

            Steven Bannon’s alt-right forum is a place for anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, etc. Richard Spencer gave the Nazi salute to Trump at his alt-right meeting post election. And there is an increase in hate incidents since the election – especially against Muslims and Jews – all Trump says is how popular he is and how he can’t be anti-Semitic because his son in law is Jewish and daughter converted. He has not spoken out against it except a brief sentence recently. So yes, they seem to sanction it.

            • 4chanpartyvan

              Sanction-official permission or approval for an action.
              “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community at community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” Trump said

            • Free Minds, Free Hearts

              Pretty close to official as far as I can see – Bannon calls the shots as you know. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-trump-jewish-antisemitism-bannon-huppke-20170224-story.html “Jewish group again cites anti-Semitism from Trump administration” –

              The senior adviser to President Donald Trump, who rarely speaks publicly, decided this would be a good week to use a term known as an anti-Semitic dog whistle.

              Just days ago, the administration was deflecting accusations of anti-Semitism that arose from Trump’s strange unwillingness to condemn a string of bomb threats on Jewish community centers across the country and the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis.

              The president finally spoke about the issue Tuesday, under pressure from several Jewish organizations, and condemned the threats and other acts as “a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”

              But by Thursday, Bannon was smugly taunting the press at the Conservative Political Action Conference, saying: “They’re corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda like Donald Trump has.”

              “Globalist media” is a loaded term that bubbled up out of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories of a media controlled by Jewish elites, a concept akin to “international bankers,” cabals of wealthy Jews supposedly plotting to take over the world.

              Bannon knows this, I have no doubt. He ran Breitbart, a website that caters to white nationalists, many of whom are overtly anti-Semitic.

              So why toss out the globalist media canard just days after the executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect condemned Trump and called the president’s late statement about the Jewish center threats a “Band-Aid on the cancer of Antisemitism that has infected his own Administration.”

              I spoke with Anne Frank Center director Steven Goldstein following Bannon’s comment Thursday.

              “We are now seeing a pattern,” he said. “And during the week in which the Trump administration has been under a microscope for anti-Semitism, this is how you refer to the press? In some of the most unfortunate anti-Semitic terms in history? That doesn’t happen by accident.”…

              Goldstein said: “Globalist and corporate media — these are code words of anti-Semitism, and when they’re used by a man with an anti-Semitic history such as Steve Bannon, you’d have to be living in the Stone Age not to connect the dots.”

              Of course Bannon never used the words “Jew” or “Jewish” in his comments.

              “Bannon is engaging in what I call plausible deniability anti-Semitism,” Goldstein said. “He can turn around and say, ‘Well, what are you talking about? I didn’t attack Jews today, I attacked the media being linked to some corporate conspiracy.’ By not mentioning Jews, he dares us to play rope-a-dope, to play a game of gotcha.”

              I don’t believe Bannon thinks he’s clever. He just doesn’t care, and he’s convinced Trump’s victory and his own shocking elevation to the president’s side justifies whatever conspiratorial language he wants to use.

              It doesn’t, of course, and Republicans allowing him to hold a position of such power should be ashamed.

              But I’ll say this to Bannon and anyone else in the administration who wants to act cute with the coded language of anti-Semites: Dog whistles are for cowards.

              Tell us what you really believe. Please.

              Because whether it’s in your heart or just for show, it’s still reprehensible.

              You’re fooling no one.

        • JJ

          “Can neither confirm nor deny…”

    • iampissed

      I know people make fun of it…but why can’t we all get along.

    • Rasha

      And that is terrorism. Causing fear for life, regardless of the capability. Even the copycats, feeding on the apparent sanction through inaction of the administration, are guilty of it. It’s not acceptable.

      • Liberated

        People are getting hurt now…..everyday some horrible race related crime takes place.

  • ithilien

    http://skeptiko.com/jim-marrs-not-scientologist-340/

    jim marrs… kennedy conspiracy theorist, ufo illuminati believer now touting lRons battlefield earth and making soothing sounds when asked about scientology

    • Jim Marrs: I am not a Scientologist, and I’m not going to be a Scientologist.

      Scientology’s crazy has too much competition inside his head.

  • Ella Raitch

    Steve Cannane interviews the Gilham kids and doesn’t get a mention?

    Ripped off!

    • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

      There is so much bad news still to come. OSA is overwhelmed.

  • thetastic

    Oh look, a list of bloggers for their followers to Google! Brilliant move! Why not send out a reading list to those on the fence? Well, ok, they just did.

  • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

    Top enemies all get an autographed photo of Source, enjoying some caek https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4e199ba27ac72c4345280a78dcea36611cc17429a835fad8719a3248fbaaf68.png

    David Miscavige will personally forge ALL of the Source signatures!

    • That’s a medical operation, removing tumors from his mouth.

      • Robert Eckert

        Or filling the cavities in his teeth?

        • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

          Or Hubbard teeth brushing tech.

  • Observer
  • Kim O’Brien

    Since the election is over …i really miss the ” bad lip reading ” . However ….because there just MIGHT be a god …we now have , Sassy Trump . His words …with just a little bit of , shall we say …flare . Flaming , flaming , flaming flare . And my life is better again ( refresh )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-OXQy7jOL4

    • They’ve been making new BLR clips. But, it is amazing when you slow down trump how Superthanksforasking swishy he sounds.

  • RedShoeLady

    Tony thanks for doing this. It’s not easy I’m sure. Hope you have & will save many due to your hard work & dedication. I’m going to go tell Mike Rinder the same thing. Hug Leah for me when you can. Xxoo Blessings to you all.

  • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

    I think due to Lawrence Wright’s end of his book blockbuster material, that Wright’s book will be a long term toxic piece of kryptonite to Scientologists to even discuss, let along ever read.

    “Going Clear….” is a devastating permanent book that Scientologists ought to read, but they will find forever reasons not to read it.

    Celebrities like John Travolta and Tom Cruise will do everything but read the final chapter in Wright’s book, or to see the “Going Clear…..” HBO documentary, which has bits of the Sarge interview with Wright where Sarge tells of Sarge’s final talks with Hubbard, and Hubbard telling Sarge matter of fact-like that Hubbard had failed.

    They will miss reading of the final weeks incident of Sarge telling about Hubbard’s final orders to Sarge to make for Hubbard the almost unbelievable request of the “suicide” Emeter Hubbard asked Sarge to make for Hubbard’s use in dealing with Hubbard’s unhandled “body-thetan.” Sarge didn’t make it powerful enough, but Hubbard still melted down that custom superpowered Emeter.

    • Missionary Kid

      All Sarge would have had to do was connect 110V wall current to the cans. Since one is held in each hand, the current would pass across the heart, probably stopping it. In addition, the current would probably make a person’s hands contract, grabbing the cans tighter. Sarge rigged it so that the emeter would melt down on purpose, thus saving LRH’s life and keeping him from a murder charge, or, at best, assisted suicide.

      • chuckbeattyxquackologist75to03

        Yea.

        Well, Hubbard is the kooky narrator of all this.

        Hubbard creates Xenu.

        Xenu created the “body-thetans.”

        One “body-thetan” owns Hubbard.

        Hubbard can’t deal with his own “case.”

        Everyone else caught up in Hubbard’s narrative gets the “attempted owning” entanglement by Hubbard’s massive narrative “Scientology” operation, OSA just being a wing of the Hubbard mind to entangle and put off all those that aren’t happy with the Hubbard narrative of the cosmos, etc, etc. (Including the propaganda deflection of attention pantheon site for Scientology’s “enemies”.)

        A Hubbard creation word story with real life roles livng out Hubbard’s big long tale, and the tale’s sub-parts all deviously try to own all who get entangled by it, all because Hubbard didn’t get the mental help he needed.

        Hubbard put all of his eggs in the one basket of Hubbard’s Xenu’s “body-thetans” exorcism “tech”, and Hubbard was beaten by one of Hubbard’s Xenu story created “body-thetans” and then Hubbard’s highest level followers non-comply when it comes time to make the Hubbard suicide Ouija-Board-Meter to knock Hubbard’s (Hubbard’s Xenu’s) “body-thetan” off of Hubbard to give Hubbard final spiritual peace.

        What a convoluted excellent long human sad story.

        That’s one of the great points of Lawrence Wright’s truly all time excellent “Going Clear….” I see, re-reading it.

        OSA’s propaganda department is just carrying out Hubbard’s institutionalized rules for protecting the whole long big Hubbard crackpot pseudo-therapy and “body-thetans” exorcism for spiritual enlightenment.

        OSA department are the Hubbard pox squad on all who criticize and point out Hubbard’s Scientology’s institutionalized craziness badness, and Hubbard was owned by his own unrealized fiction (Hubbard thought Xenu’s 4th Dynamic Engram and all the “body-thetans” were real and tried to make sure everyone else believes in this too, the late Denise Brennan explained this, I remember the late Alan Walter also said something similar to this) and in the end Hubbard’s Xenu’s baddest “body-thetan” can’t even be exorcised by Hubbard’s suicide Ouija-Board Emeter (thanks to the saneness of his non-complying closest adult final helper friend).

        Truly, this is what ought be in a movie.

        PS: I bet if Miscavige ever heard of OSA being nicknamed “Pox Squad” he’d love it, and start using that nickname himself.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Re: Marty Rathbun via My Scientology Movie

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VHMzQcPKKmc

    • Faux Gibbler

      You know what on second thought the kid who made the video should not have stuck his nose in it and made the video.

  • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

    If I were one of the media people listed above as enemies of scientology, I would take that as a great honor. I think I would have a big statue made with some sort of title like “Anti-Scientology Media Specialist Supremo Meritorious, award good for a Billion Years” then I would pose with it for a picture and post it online, thanking all of the people who made this possible, particularly DM.

  • Sine qua non

    What about Tory Christman (Tory Magoo on You tube?) Mark Bunker? Jason Beghe? Paul Haggis?

  • Contact information for the Church of Scientology Irish Translations Project.

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynGaelic/status/836482818893103104

  • Juicer77

    Welcome newbies and lurkers and under-the-radars. There is always more room on the Bunkersofa. Whatever challenges today brings, may you have strength and courage to face them. f5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a126e5b332024ad81c07579ffc044d4a38f076fd256bbcac7792dab80790c84c.jpg

    • OOkpik

      Pssst, your sweetness is showing…again. 🙂

      • Juicer77

        Shhhhhh…. well-kept secret. 😉

  • Marie Rivera

    What about his niece? I guess his father and niece would be too much? I wonder why he leaves them out?

  • David E Love

    I was quite surprised being on this list… others are much more deserving than me. I’ve been quite silent on open forums for several months (except for a recent lawsuit filed & court hearing in Montreal). Being semi-retired at 65 years young this May, I tend to work, compile Dox, and submit to authorities behind the scenes. I’m not surprised that David Miscavige and his OSA minions have launched such a hate-filled website. In my opinion, Miscavige, quite likely suffering from narcissism and psychotic delusions, probably feels that this is a ‘Big-Balled’ website attack that will help him. On the contrary, and as seen on so many other occasions, it indicates how immersed in hatred Miscavige is, and how desperate, angry, reckless, and careless he really is. Perhaps Miscavige is popping too many “pinks and grays” along with too much Scotch Whiskey? As Tory would say: “Tick-Tock”…

  • Quick empathy

    Juicer77 – Thanks for the welcome! I’ve been under the radar (and a newbie to online discussions) but wanted to join in the conversations for a while now. Your welcome gave me the nudge I needed to finally set up an account and join in with all you lovely and caring people! It’s great to be here!

  • Upcoming book: Escaping Scientology, by Karen [Schless] Pressley.

    https://escapingscientology2017.com/2017/02/26/my-upcoming-book/

    .

  • richelieu jr

    Wow! I defy anyone to actually find Jeff Hawkins from that grim snapshot they’ve got there! If you to,d the police that was a picture of the guy who robbed you, they would probably run out and shoot a black man!

    (They probably would anyway, but that is besides the point!)

    #HawkinsLifeMatters

  • richelieu jr

    Are we supposed to intuit that Marty Rathbun’s squirrel has been busted so bad he now longer makes the list?

    I hear his next book is going to be called “Sorrows of a Scilientolgy Bend-overer”.

  • GhostOfFloBarnette

    Congrats Tony! You made the first row. Lol🤣