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Wise Beard Man visits Scientology’s new Fantasyland in Clearwater

  We asked Mark Bunker to mosey on down to Fort Harrison Avenue yesterday to get a gander at the new storefronts Scientology opened up this week.

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The shocking case of Scientology mistreatment of the mentally ill you haven’t heard

  Last May, in a small Arkansas town, a sheriff’s deputy arrived at a large house to help an ambulance crew with an unusual call.

He went into the basement of the house, which had a ground floor entry, and on the stairway leading to the kitchen on the next floor there was a […]

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In court today: Battle over government report on wrongdoing at Scientology rehab facility

We’re looking forward to getting reports on how a hearing goes today in McAlester, Oklahoma. Attorney Gary Richardson (right) is trying to convince the state to turn over a report which could be devastating to Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon. The hearing starts at 2:30 pm Eastern time, and we’re hoping to get a report […]

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Scientology tries to psych out Florida — and Chill EB is back!

Even as more people leave and Scientology continues inexorably to dwindle, the church never gives up trying to spread its message, sometimes in subtle ways.

The latest example is a campaign we learned about before Scientology has even been able to launch it. It’s the newest ad from the Florida chapter of its anti-psychiatry front […]

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Scientology’s ‘Hogwarts’ doesn’t want you to think it’s connected to Scientology

Back in 2011, when Rupert Murdoch was still paying for his iPad adventure, The Daily, a journalist named Benjamin Carlson did a really fine two-part series on the ultimate Scientology school, “Delphian” in Oregon. We thought it was clever that he referred to the high school as Scientology’s version of “Hogwarts.”

Although The Daily no […]

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Is Google aiding a Scientology front group that claims the Holocaust was caused by psychiatry?

We contacted Google’s media relations as soon as we saw what former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder posted to his blog yesterday. It was a mailer from the Orange County chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Scientology front group that advocates against the psychiatric profession.

The mailer claimed that CCHR Orange County […]

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Here Comes Scientology, Here Comes Scientology, Right Down Hollywood Boulevard!

If you live in Southern California, you know there are some wonderful traditions that help define the calendar.

One of them is not the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Cheesy and lame, this embarrassment of a holiday procession is an afterthought even in Tinseltown.

But Scientology rarely misses an opportunity to be a part of […]

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EXCLUSIVE: First Interview with the Principal of Will & Jada Smith’s Shuttered Scientology School

In 2007, Jacqueline Olivier was hired by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to turn their home-schooling experiment into an actual bricks-and-mortar institution. A year later, the New Village Leadership Academy opened its doors as protesters showed up to picket the school — by then, it was known that the Smiths had asked Olivier to […]

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OOPS: Government Shutdown Stalls EEOC Lawsuit Against Miami Scientology Chiropractor

File this under the WTF? department: You may remember a story we published in May about a Miami Chiropractor named Dennis Nobbe (right). His practice, Dynamic Medical Services, Inc., was sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over the complaints of four named employees who said that Dynamic forced them to take Scientology courses as […]

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Just What Oklahoma Tornado Victims Need: Scientology to the Rescue!

Here comes the voodoo!

One of our tipsters forwarded to us an e-mail that will be all too depressingly familiar to our longtime readers.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Scientology is leaping on the chance to take advantage of another natural disaster to promote itself.

In this case, Texas Scientologists are being […]

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