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Marc Headley reveals the embarrassing technological secrets of Scientology

We have another treat for you today. Jeffrey Augustine has Marc Headley back for his latest podcast, and it’s a good one.

Marc worked at Scientology’s secretive Int Base for 15 years, and got a rare view inside of the technical side of Scientology. He was intimately involved in the production of Scientology’s lectures and […]

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Another wacky Scientology testimonial video — and an Underground Bunker announcement!

Scientology has sent out another frenetic video to its members, including it in a DVD that they’ve mailed out with a glossy magazine, ‘International Scientology News.’

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Scientology spy caught trying to interview Paul Haggis as fake ‘Time’ magazine reporter

On April 7, film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis received an email asking for a Time magazine interview. Haggis tells us the request seemed reasonable. The writer, Mark Webber, said he was talking to a number of directors for an article about the “golden age of film.” Webber also mentioned Crash, the Oscar-winning Haggis […]

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Announcing a new video series — The stories of young Scientologists not told in ‘Going Clear’

A year ago, we brought you the story of a family ripped apart by Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy. Gayle Smith had been a longtime staff member in the Philadelphia org who found herself “declared” a “suppressive person” in 2011, cutting her off from the church and everyone in it. That included her son, Aaron Smith-Levin, and […]

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Jenna Miscavige Hill on her uncle spying on her grandfather: The arrogance is astonishing

SEE ALSO: ‘LET HIM DIE': Our initial post on the Powells, with Dwayne Powell’s indictment and court docket SEE ALSO: Read the police report on the spies who kept tabs on the father of Scientology’s leader

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported the news that spies allegedly hired by Scientology leader David Miscavige […]

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Saturday Night Live’s genius spoof of Scientology: Lyrics and images

A very happy Easter to our readers, whether you celebrate the holiday or not. In case you missed the excitement last night, Saturday Night Live aired a pitch-perfect parody of Scientology’s 1990 video “We Stand Tall” which was featured prominently in Alex Gibney’s documentary Going Clear.

Gibney’s film aired on HBO Sunday night and […]

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How Scientologists are dealing with the popularity of Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear’

On Sunday morning, we published a compilation of entries written by many former Church of Scientology members, journalists, and others as they expressed their thoughts about the airing of Alex Gibney’s documentary, Going Clear.

Many of our contributors expressed some hope that Scientologists still in the church — but perhaps on the “fence” — […]

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The ‘Going Clear’ screening in Austin, featuring Marty Rathbun and other familiar faces

  Our reader Vaquera admits that she felt a bit fanatical to purchase a membership to the Austin Film Society just so she could get her hands on two tickets to last night’s screening of Going Clear, but she says it was all worth it. Here’s her report, and photos that she took…

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Scientology documentary ‘Going Clear’ participants getting harassed, threatened

Former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder (left) received a frightening threat of violence which he posted to his blog this morning. The anonymous sender of the message said Rinder was under surveillance “twenty four seven,” and told Rinder he wanted to “cut your fuckin balls off.”

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‘Will Smith is not a Scientologist’ — we elaborate on our quote the press went wild for yesterday

Your proprietor has been laid low by a virus right in the middle of all this intense publicity for Alex Gibney’s film, Going Clear. This is what we get for leaving the confines of the Bunker and interacting with germy human beings.

So we’re going to keep things short today, and trust our commenters to […]

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