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Google helps Scientology censor two more of our stories — maybe you can help us figure out why

Dennis and Simone, with their awesome trophy

Well, here we go again. You’ve heard from us in the past that since the Church of Scientology announced that it was such chummy partners with Google, we’ve had numerous stories here at the Underground Bunker de-indexed by the search engine giant.

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Scientology’s casting calls get nuttier all the time. Who would you hire to fill them?

  From time to time, our tipsters send us casting notices for Scientology films and commercials, which never fail to make us chuckle.

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One of Scientology’s most secretive temples is offering a rare look inside on Monday

  Scientology may be shrinking, and it may be having a harder time finding new celebrity members, but there’s one thing that the church is still the undisputed champion of.

Printing.

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Ah, the reveries of 1950: When Dianetics was in full bloom

Tuesday will mark 67 years since L. Ron Hubbard published the book that would start a movement, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. For that reason, May 9 — Dianetics Day — is one of the most important dates on the Scientology calendar. Jeffrey Augustine is helping us mark this anniversary by looking […]

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Professor Hugh Urban takes us to task for our review of his Scientology OT 8 investigation

[Professor Hugh B. Urban of the Ohio State University]

On Friday, we expressed our disappointment with Ohio State University professor Hugh Urban’s newest paper, this time about Scientology’s original OT 8 material, which we have also written about. We titled the piece “With Scientology at war in Clearwater, religious studies types still seeking its warm […]

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With Scientology at war in Clearwater, religious studies types still seeking its warm & fuzzy side

[Some ordinary Scientologists]

With all of the amazing news happening lately, Scientology’s true nature is finally getting through to the larger public: The church has the knives out in Clearwater, Leah Remini is laying Scientology’s abuses bare on television, and so many other things are exposed here at the Underground Bunker every day. So you’d […]

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Bunker reader Dee Findlay stole the show as Clearwater stood up to Scientology last night

  By now you’ve probably heard that the city of Clearwater is the proud owner of a 1.4-acre parcel of downtown land after its city council voted unanimously to purchase it from an aquarium company and defy the Church of Scientology, which wanted the plot for its own uses.

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DOX: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s nutty scheme to strong-arm America’s psychologists

  Wow, what a couple of days of reporting we’ve had. Big stuff is coming, but for now we have to keep a lid on it. In the meantime, our old friend Mark “Warrior” Plummer sent over a couple of nice items we thought you’d want to see.

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You tell us: What’s the current condition of the Church of Scientology?

  For this Saturday morning, we’re going to take things easy and let you do the work.

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Lawrence Wright goes to Nazareth; or, how Reza Aslan drove us into the arms of L. Ron Hubbard

[Lawrence Wright, getting the scoop. (Illo by Observer)]

Yesterday, we were still thinking about Reza Aslan’s friendly-but-not-so-friendly jabs at Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright in his Sunday night Believer episode about Scientology.

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