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20 questions about Scientology — with answers that get to the center of a dying movement

Contributor Jeffrey Augustine has put together another list for us, and this one gets to the heart of the matter — what, legally, is the Church of Scientology, and how is it still a thing?

We think you’ll enjoy this exegesis as Jeff takes us step by step through this examination of how […]

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DOX: How Scientology ensnares the unsuspecting in a series of binding contracts

We’re getting ready for tonight’s big extravaganza in San Francisco. In the meantime, Jeffrey Augustine sent us another great piece that he cooked up from the work he’s doing over at his own site, the ScientologyMoneyProject. Take it away, Jeff…

 

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Scientology’s wealthy donors play royalty in Italy while Paulette Cooper takes San Diego

Bunkerites, your proprietor on Tuesday had another full day in California on the book tour, and we took care of some private meetings. Tonight, we’ll be in San Diego and hoping for a fun event.

In the meantime, one of our great tipsters put together some images from an International Association of Scientologists special meeting […]

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Guest post: Five extreme examples of hypocrisy in Scientology’s ‘Freedom’ magazine

Last week went so well, we have another list put together by Underground Bunker contributor Jeffrey Augustine. This time, he takes a look at Scientology’s propaganda magazine, Freedom, which has gone under a transformation lately.

For several years, Freedom only came out every year or so, whenever Scientology leader David Miscavige had another target that […]

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AUDIO LEAK: Scientology leader David Miscavige ‘makes L. Ron Hubbard out to be an imbecile’

We have another segment for you from a secretly-recorded audiotape which captures a briefing inside a Scientology church.

This is our fourth portion of the recent briefing given by Andres Rodriguez, a senior executive in the organization. Besides becoming known for being captured on tape, Rodriguez is also notable because he was married at […]

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A voice from inside the Church of Scientology: Yes, the ‘Survival Rundown’ drives you insane

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been posting segments from a secretly-recorded audiotape that captures a Sea Org executive, Andres Rodriguez, talking to a group of Scientologists about their courses. We’ve posted three portions of the recording so far — part 1, part 2, part 3.

The tape gives us a rare glimpse inside […]

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Guest post: 20 reasons the Church of Scientology is a cult and a fraud

One of the many things the Church of Scientology has done as a reaction to Alex Gibney’s documentary, Going Clear, is to post numerous letters it wrote to Gibney and HBO in the lead-up to the film’s release, as well as in its aftermath.

Collected at the website of its propaganda magazine, Freedom, the letters […]

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Bob Duggan, the richest Scientologist in the world, is going to love our nifty new drawings!

In October, we uncorked our big investigative story of 2014. It was the result of months of research and Skype calls to South Africa and lots and lots of lawyering.

We revealed that the richest Scientologists in the world, Bob and Trish Duggan, had a strange secret. We established that at the same time the […]

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Neil Gaiman’s sister shows up in Scientology response video to Gibney film ‘Going Clear’

  The Church of Scientology continues to produce short videos as counter-programming to Alex Gibney’s hugely popular HBO documentary Going Clear, posting them at the website of its propaganda magazine, Freedom.

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More from a secretly-recorded executive griping about Scientology’s sad state of affairs

Former Scientology Sea Org worker Chris Shelton is helping us decode a remarkable audio recording, secretly made, which captures a man named Andres Rodriguez (pictured) giving a briefing to an audience of Scientology non-staff “publics.”

Rodriguez carries the title of Senior Case Supervisor of the Western United States (Snr C/S WUS), and he’s also notable […]

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