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Understanding Marty Rathbun: For the first time, his full deposition of 2014

  On Tuesday, we examined the complete history of Mark “Marty” Rathbun’s website, “Moving On Up a Little Higher,” looking for some clues for what led the former top Church of Scientology official to go from one of church leader David Miscavige’s most vocal and effective critics to give up that role so completely.

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Sheriff’s deputy on what Scientology does behind its gates: “That’s not my business”

  Perhaps the number one question we get from people who are new to our website or on Twitter is, with all of the evidence and history of Scientology abuses over so many years, why doesn’t law enforcement do something about it?

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In Scientology, you get to blame everything on your trillion-year-old mental booby traps

  Wow. What a day, huh? On Friday morning, we revealed that Danny Masterson was the subject of an LAPD investigation into the allegations of three women who say they were sexually assaulted by him as many as 16 years ago — but had not come forward earlier because of the bullying of the […]

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15 of the strangest things Scientology’s two supreme leaders ever uttered

  Contributor Jeffrey Augustine has put a stirring collection together for us today. Just for fun, here are fifteen of the strangest things ever said by Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and his successor, current leader David Miscavige.

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Keep your Oscars, we won a Scientology ‘bigot’ award!

[Illustration by Jeffrey Augustine!]

That was some Oscars last night, eh? By now you must have seen about a thousand different jokes about poor Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong Best Picture winner, and we laughed at just about every one of them.

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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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