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Mike Rinder: Scientology is ‘disappearing at a consistent unchanging unwavering rate’

After having a conversation with Leah Remini last week, Jeffrey Augustine has a new podcast of his discussion with her co-star, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder.

Jeffrey tells us that he and Mike talked about Scientology and the Aftermath‘s upcoming third season, which appears to be the reason for a new wave of Fair Game harassment from Scientology’s hired goons — at the same time that the church is trying to project a very different image with its new television network.

“Mike describes how David Miscavige orders his Office of Special Affairs minions to do something about Leah’s show, and how this results in actions that are irrational and actually harm Scientology by exposing its sleazy Fair Game tactics,” Jeffrey tells us.

Rinder also recounts the series of events that led him to escape from the Church of Scientology in 2007. “This leads to Mike describing the internal justice system of Scientology and why the church covers up sexual molestation and the other crimes and misdeeds committed by Scientologists,” Jeffrey says.


Mike also discusses the new Aftermath Foundation and how it exists to help Scientologists get started again in life after fleeing Scientology with literally nothing, just as he did a decade ago.



Bonus items from our tipsters

Scientology’s John Goodwin buddies up to Jeff Bezos at an Explorers Club event, who looks a little nonplussed. But what about Goodwin’s claim? Is the Amazon bigwig really diving into Hubbard’s fiction?



Make your plans now!

Wow, it’s already April! Our flight and hotel is booked — who’s going to join us in Chicago? Remember, Friday (June 22) is Fly Day, and Saturday night (June 23) Chicago Fire star Christian Stolte will be helping us present things on stage as we hold our event at an actual theater this year. It’s going to be a wild time. Head over to our HowdyCon 2018 website to start making your travel plans!



Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,072 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,675 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 218 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,281 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,055 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,829 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,175 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,669 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,709 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,421 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 947 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,036 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,176 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,496 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,471 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 827 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,129 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,235 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,638 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,510 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,092 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,597 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,841 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,950 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on April 2, 2018 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 can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2017 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Undergound Bunker (2012-2017), 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 | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our non-Scientology stories: Robert Burnham Jr., the man who inscribed the universe | Notorious alt-right inspiration Kevin MacDonald and his theories about Jewish DNA | The selling of the “Phoenix Lights” | Astronomer Harlow Shapley‘s FBI file | Sex, spies, and local TV news


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