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The real reason Leah Remini is taking a wrecking ball to Scientology


Some of you may have seen the utterance we made on Twitter last night that seemed to amuse a few people. But only one person messaged us to ask us what it was all about…


And since the titillating and edifying story we had planned for you today got pushed back, we decided that we’d share with you one of the truly dumbest videos we’ve run into that has something to do with Scientology…


And for today’s exercise, campers, we’ll put it to you — many of you have been watching Scientology as long as your proprietor has. In that time, what was the dumbest thing you’ve seen written or filmed about Scientology? (Including stuff we’ve done! Let us have it!) And while you’re coming up with that, we’ll use the time to finish up the really hard-hitting stories we have in the hopper.


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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,697 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,800 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,294 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,334 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,046 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 513 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,631 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,801 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,121 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,096 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 452 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,754 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 861 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,263 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,136 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 717 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,222 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,466 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,575 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on March 22, 2017 at 07:00

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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information about the book, and our 2015 book tour, can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2016 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Undergound Bunker (2012-2016), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

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
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield


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