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Whale watching, 2017 edition: Who’s keeping Scientology from sinking?

  It’s that time of year again! The new Impact magazine is out and it gives us a chance to see which of Scientology’s most wealthy donors — we call them whales — were celebrated at the annual IAS gala last October.

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As Scientology shrinks, its leader dreams up new ways to convince followers otherwise

  Almost a year ago, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder posted an explanation of what it meant when Scientology talked about one of its churches going “Saint Hill Size.”

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Louis Farrakhan: Nation of Islam will stand by Scientology as Leah Remini ‘goes in hard’

  Thanks to tipster “Communicator I/C” for alerting us last night that Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan not only brought up Scientology during his annual “Saviours’ Day” keynote address yesterday afternoon, but he mentioned Leah Remini by name (well, almost), and seemed to question her motives for criticizing her former church.

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Augustine: Why is it so hard to find a Scientologist in good standing?

Frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine was inspired by a story we did earlier this week to tackle one of the great mysteries: What, exactly, is a Scientologist?

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Federal judge once again finds for Scientology’s nonexistent and Orwellian ‘arbitration’

[Luis Garcia and Judge James Whittemore]

On Monday, we wrote about Scientology’s obsession over whether its few remaining members are “in good standing” or not. That subject had come up in a court filing that the church made in the federal fraud lawsuit brought by a California couple, Luis and Rocio Garcia, in 2013.

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25 years ago today: Scientology leader David Miscavige’s ‘Nightline’ appearance

  Twenty five years ago today, David Miscavige made his one and only live network television appearance.

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What happens when Scientology helps you reach ‘your full potential’

  Jeffrey Augustine is back to help us think about the message in Scientology’s newest ad…

  This year’s Scientology Super Bowl commercial was pretty much like the previous four: It looked like those slick Apple ads from a decade ago, and it tries to give you the warm and fuzzies about learning things […]

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Can a celebrity Scientologist like John Travolta really commit murder under the rules?

[Preparing to murder another role]

Leah Remini continues to tear it up doing press after the stunning success of her A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath, with media paying close attention to what she says. Nearly every time she makes an appearance, whether it’s on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show, or on Joe Rogan’s podcast, news […]

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We have your invitation to Scientology’s holiest celebration of the year!

  Bunker readers! If you were never a member of Scientology but always wondered what it was like to get tracked down and sent invites to the next big church event, we have you covered!

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Great moments in Scientology journalism: When Alex Mitchell blew the lid off ‘Babalon Working’

[Occultist Aleister Crowley and his American pupil]

Our helper who tracks down old newspaper clippings about Scientology sent us a real classic this week, something we haven’t seen in a while. It’s one of the most epic journalistic exposes in Scientology’s history, and one that every serious Scientology watcher should have a copy of — […]

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