Last May, we told you about a slim volume of home-spun tales by a retired musician remembering his 1940s childhood in rural Pennsylvania.
What made that book, True Confessions of a Kid, remarkable, however, was that it was written by Ron Miscavige, father to Scientology leader David Miscavige, and a man who literally had to [...]
Claudio and Renata Lugli
Last year, we were fortunate enough to find ourselves in northern Italy at a lovely time of year. We made a jaunt to Venice. We strolled through Milan. We even happened to catch the final day of professional cycling’s Tour of Italy — Giro d’Italia — in the city of Brescia.
Oh, you naysayers. Sure, you made fun of Scientology’s new E-meters, the ones that were made years ago and then gathered dust in a warehouse. The gleaming machines that David Miscavige expected every Scientologist to buy at $5,000 each (and a second one as a backup). The machines that still, 60 years after Scientology founder [...]
A few months ago, we followed some directions and ended up at a hotel lobby in the business district downtown. Upstairs, there was a bar that had been taken over by a film crew. We dug the setting — the more booze bottles in the background, the better.
For a couple of hours, we were [...]
We’ve got a breaking story from Jonny Jacobsen, our man in Paris…
Councillors in a French town have pulled out of a deal to sell land for development after revelations that investors behind the project were Scientologists.
The announcement came just weeks after they had approved the sale of land in the town [...]
If you watch Mike Rinder’s blog carefully, you can see Scientology imploding on almost a daily basis. Over the last few years, we’ve also provided plenty of evidence that Scientology is shrinking as it stumbles from one crisis to another.
But what’s been fascinating to watch is that as many longtime members flee, and [...]
In the now-it-can-be-told department: We first heard from Larry Anderson back in 2010, but it wasn’t until last year that we finally met the tall LA actor originally from Minnesota.
For Scientologists of a certain era, Larry’s image is branded into their memories from multiple viewings of the Orientation film that they were all required [...]
On Sunday, Scientology will have a ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of the Advanced Organization of Los Angeles (AOLA), where wealthy church members go to receive high-level “Operating Thetan” courses and auditing on their way up L. Ron Hubbard’s “Bridge to Total Freedom.” But this isn’t the first time the church has had a [...]
The Church of Scientology is naturally very excited that Alessandro Calcioli and Louisa Hodkin (pictured right) will marry today after winning a landmark court victory allowing Scientology “religious” weddings to be held in England for the first time.
Scientology may be dwindling, but it can use every bit of good publicity it can get, so [...]
Gary Weber was one of several GO members who paraded in Nazi uniforms outside the Clearwater Sun offices in 1979 to protest how the newspaper was treating Scientology
Gary Weber first went public about his past as a member of Scientology’s Guardian’s Office seven or eight years ago at Arnie Lerma’s site. It’s an excellent [...]