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Before Leah Remini burns it to the ground, here’s Scientology’s side of the story


Yesterday, we posted the demands from Leah Remini’s attorney that Scientology fork over $1.5 million for trying to interfere with her upcoming A&E series. Scientology’s spokeswoman Karin Pouw has been sending letters trashing Remini’s reputation to A&E’s network executives, and Leah wants her to knock it off.

But hey, look at it from Scientology’s perspective: Another former member is going to get a major platform to expose leader David Miscavige and the church for its many unsavory practices.

Well, we understand where Karin is coming from, so we thought we’d do what we could to give Scientology equal time.

Our pal Rick in Indianapolis sent us a link to a video that some of you may be familiar with, but it had somehow escaped our attention before today. It’s a documentary about the life of L. Ron Hubbard, produced by the Church of Scientology, and narrated by David Miscavige himself.


Now, could there really be anything more favorable to the Church of Scientology than a show about founder L. Ron Hubbard’s exploits narrated by the organization’s current leader?

It really is quite something, and so give it a look when you have the time, and then please tell us how many howlers you manage to spot, er, tell us how impressed you are by Ron.


Once you recover from that hilarity, for a more fact-based narrative about the life of L. Ron Hubbard, we recommend Russell Miller’s 1987 biography, Bare-Faced Messiah.



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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on November 23, 2016 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
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GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

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