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Once again, Scientology celebrates a Nation of Islam bigot tonight in Los Angeles

Scientology is very quick to label those of us who have exposed their controversies and abuses with the word “bigot.” You’ve seen them call us that countless times. They throw it at Leah Remini and Mike Rinder and so many others. So for that reason this flier for tonight’s “graduation” celebration at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre is particularly soaked through with the stink of hypocrisy. We thought you’d get a kick out of it.

It’s sad enough that the great artist Stanley Clarke lends his name to this, but David Miscavige just can’t seem to get enough of Nation of Islam figure and Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Tony Muhammad, who has now adopted the name Abdul Malik Sayyid Muhammad.

More about him in a minute, but we want to dwell a moment on the title of this event, “Uplifting the Culture.” Which culture is that, Dave?

We can’t help getting flashbacks to 2011, when Miscavige tried to express just how happy he was that he’d opened a new “Ideal Org” in Inglewood, specifically in the hopes of bringing in more African-Americans to a lily-white movement.


Miscavige actually said this line, believe it or not…

“Talk about a permeating and penetrating culture. Or to put it another way, most white folks wouldn’t have a clue what it means to be cool if it weren’t for Black America.”

Does Dave pander like that when he’s talking to Minister Farrakhan on the telephone, too?

So yes, another celebration of Scientology’s small number of black members tonight at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, featuring Mr. Muhammad, about as outspoken a bigot in America today, which we’ve brought you examples of before.

In December, we brought you this video of Muhammad saying that Jews control entertainment and pornography…


We’re going to show that Minister Farrakhan never has had a problem with some Jewish people. And he’s going to tell you what he has a problem with. My son is in the entertainment business. And I’m telling you the Jews do control the entertainment business. They control the banking. They control the athletics. They control basketball. They control baseball. They control it all. And, they control the drugs. They control the pimping. They control pedophilia. They control pornography. They control it all. Is it ready, brother? All right let’s play it.

In March, at Mike Rinder’s blog, a collection of Muhammad’s statements were collected, including “I’m going to show you how the Jews came to make sure that Black people never made no gains in America through jobs.”

And Independent Scientology News has a new video showing Muhammad refer to an interracial child as a “mutt” and a “blood cracker.”


So, go on celebrating Tony Muhammad while you call us bigots, Scientology. We see you.



Rob Meister sends out an SOS from the MV Measlesthelioma

You remember that we featured Australian musician (and longtime Scientologist) Rob Meister as one of the people stuck on Scientology’s quarantined cruise ship the Freewinds.

So, points to him for his sense of humor posting this video Wednesday of him performing on the Freewinds. He put it on his Facebook account the day the quarantine finally lifted for the majority of crew and passengers and Rob immediately jetted off to Paris. We get you, Rob, and we’re glad you got through the quarantine without coming down with the itchies.


Rob Meister

Sending out an SOS to the world #messageinabottle #ias #freedom


HowdyCon 2019 in Los Angeles

THURSDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITY: This year’s HowdyCon is in Los Angeles. People tend to come in starting on Thursday, and that evening we will have a casual get-together at a watering hole. But we also want to point out that Cathy Schenkelberg’s “Squeeze My Cans” will be running at the Hollywood Fringe, and we encourage HowdyCon attendees to see her show on Thursday night, June 20. Tickets and more dates available here.

Friday night June 21 we will be having an event in a theater (like we did on Saturday night last year in Chicago). There will not be a charge to attend this event, but if you want to attend, you need to RSVP with your proprietor at tonyo94 AT gmail.

On Saturday, we are joining forces with Janis Gillham Grady, who is having a reunion in honor of the late Bill Franks. Originally, we thought this event might take place in Riverside, but instead it’s in the Los Angeles area. If you wish to attend the reunion, you will need to RSVP with Janis (janisgrady AT gmail), and there will be a small contribution she’s asking for in order to help cover her costs.

HOTEL: Janis tells us she’s worked out a deal with Hampton Inn and Suites, at 7501 North Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, (818) 768-1106. We have a $159 nightly rate for June 19 to 22. Note: You need to ask for the “family reunion” special rate.



Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Kelly Preston, Beck, and Anne Archer]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] Living with Scientology ‘disconnection’: ‘It’s important to never give up hope’
[TWO years ago] San Diego on Saturday: Psych-busting and Scientology hip hop!
[THREE years ago] Judge Doyle: I have Scientologists in the family, but I can be impartial in forced-abortion case
[FOUR years ago] ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ goes on the road — and so does Paulette Cooper!
[FIVE years ago] L. Ron Hubbard describes infiltrating a veterans’ hospital in a lecture only for Scientologists


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,449 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,578 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,082 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,602 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 622 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 513 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,820 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,688 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,462 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,236 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,582 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,148 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,068 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,235 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,816 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,077 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,116 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,828 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,354 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,443 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,583 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,903 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,759 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,878 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,234 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,536 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,642 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,044 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,916 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,499 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,994 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,248 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,357 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 17, 2019 at 07:00

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Our new book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. Our book about Paulette, 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, 1995-2018 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2018), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Other links: BLOGGING DIANETICS: Reading Scientology’s founding text cover to cover | 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 | 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

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