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VIDEO: ‘Scientology Kills’ protest at Dublin concert enrages Jive Aces musician

[John McGhee brooks no jive]

We spent a full day yesterday on a project we hope to tell you about soon. We just have time to post a video sent to us from John McGhee, who had an interesting encounter this week in Dublin.

McGhee went to show put on by the Jive Aces, a swing band made up by Scientologists who use the band’s popularity to spread the Church of Scientology’s influence.

You can see in the video that McGhee showed up to the concert in a “Scientology Kills” T-shirt and then, from near the stage, began handing out fliers denouncing the band and its connection to the church.

(Here’s the flier…)



One of the band members took exception to McGhee’s protest and grabbed him from the stage. McGhee was then escorted out of the club, where you see him debate with a couple of Scientologists.


Let us know what you think of McGhee’s approach, and how you judged the reaction by Scientologists. Is this form of activism effective? Is it counterproductive? We want to hear your opinions.

And our thanks to John McGhee for allowing us to premiere his video.


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on July 19, 2017 at 07:00

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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

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