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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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L. Ron Hubbard’s daughter — the one he wanted to disappear — surfaces online

[L. Ron Hubbard and the daughter he turned his back on, Alexis]

What a surprise we got late last night when longtime friend to the Bunker Laurie “Chocolate Velvet” Harness posted some fascinating photos she had tracked down.

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The odd and slightly troubling thing Elon Musk and L. Ron Hubbard have in common

  We don’t keep a very watchful eye on Elon Musk and what he’s up to, so forgive us that we missed an interesting little news item about him last year which, once we were made aware of it, sort of knocked us for a loop.

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Move over, Xenu: Scientology’s other great space opera figure, the Duke of Chug

[The Duke of Chug, maybe]

There are so many avenues you can go down when you fall into Scientology’s rabbit hole. Today we’re going to touch on a period we really haven’t gone into with much rigor: The early 1980s, and Scientology’s ideas about computerization.

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National civil rights museum knows it’s harboring Scientology front group, shrugs it off

  Rod Keller is on the case again this week, looking into Scientology’s many front groups and their activities…

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