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Professional ham hock Grant Cardone: I’m giving up the Super Bowl for Scientology

[Grant Cardone]

Some churches require that you give up pork. Others that you give up short pants.

But professional ham hock and OT Scientologist Grant Cardone has announced on a Facebook video that he’s making the ultimate sacrifice for his space-age religion: He’s not going to the Super Bowl today that is being played right in his own backyard.

Cardone, a wealthy motivational speaker, is no stranger to championship sporting events. We remember him sitting behind home plate at Dodger Stadium during the 2018 World Series 18-inning game three, mugging for the cameras after every pitch as a way of promoting his business.

But with Super Bowl LIV in his hometown of Miami, Cardone has announced that instead of being inside the stadium, he’ll be outside it handing out Scientology’s “Truth About Drugs” pamphlets for its front group the Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

Saying that the country is being overwhelmed by an “opium epidemic,” Cardone invited people of all faiths to fly in and help distribute the group’s literature.


Also, just like last year former NFL great Marshall Faulk has been making the rounds shilling for Scientology, including another appearance on the Fox News morning show, Fox and Friends…


The Underground Bunker has pointed out time and again that the Truth About Drugs pamphlets include Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s quack ideas about how drugs operate in the body. And while the campaign is pitched to make it appear that it opposes drug abuse, in fact Scientology opposes the use of drugs altogether, and actually believes that it can supplant the medical and psychiatric fields with Hubbard’s nutty ideas about past-life therapy.

Cardone is a longtime Scientologist, a wealthy donor to the organization, and a hardcore believer. But what’s Faulk’s excuse? And when is someone on his publicity campaign going to ask him why he’s promoting Scientology quackery?

Here’s a cute one of Faulk and Cardone together, having a meeting of the minds over Hubbardist hoohah.


And oh look, they also roped in a clueless Miami-Dade councilman, Christian Cevallos…



Last week, the South Florida chapter of Drug-Free World posted a photo of some of its members with Miami police officers, claiming that the police department was “partnering” with them to distribute literature at the Super Bowl.

But when the Miami New Times asked the police if this was true, they denied it, saying that they had merely posed for a photo.

So, Drug-Free World was caught red-handed lying about their relationship to law enforcement, but they’re still able to rope in local politicians and former NFL players.

It’s almost like all of these people were complete idiots or something.

Hey, it’s Super Sunday and we hope you enjoy the big game today. Please let us know if you spot Scientology’s ad during the game. As always, we try to point out to people and the media (usually to no avail) that Scientology’s Super Bowl ad is not a national ad buy costing bajillions of dollars. Scientology instead plays it in local ad spots during the game and only in certain markets. (There are a few spots during the 3-hour broadcast reserved for local stations to make a little extra bank for their own.) In the past, the ad has tended to show up during the pre-game show, and then just before the start of the third quarter. Here’s the one-minute version. What you see on the air will be 30 seconds or less…



Source Code

“You can do this trick yourself if you want to: Hypnotize somebody and have them go home and go to sleep. Then after they get home and go to sleep, so forth, you walk over in your astral body and wake them up and talk to them and give them a message and tell them they are supposed to call you at 10:15 the next morning and tell you the house is on fire. Then you come back in your astral body and get back inside yourself and you go to sleep yourself. At 10:15 the next morning, why, they will call you up and say, ‘I don’t know why, but I have a terrific compulsion to tell you the house is on fire.'” — L. Ron Hubbard, February 2, 1952


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I was too late to stop Scientology from getting infiltrated. The reptilians came down from the future too, to infiltrated Scientology from inside with these sleeper children that will wake up in the future controlled by reptilians and take over Scientology from inside. I was also audited on my other time lines and there was another million of time lines from the spirit I came from that were also free of this mind too and they would raise the vibrations of the planet. So what we are doing is we are replacing everyone eventually with new entities with no physical universe mind that can be implanted. So they can’t use mind control on us or fill our minds with garbage since we are created new in the future with no mind, because the spirit doesn’t need this mind. A spirit can just know. So that is how we are wining this game.”


Random Howdy

“As a 49ers/Patriots fan with 8 Super Bowl wins between them, I feel Jimmy’s pain.”


Start making your plans…

Head over to the convention website and meet us in St. Louis!


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

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

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] The presidential candidate, the controversial guru, the Scientology lawyer — and us!
[TWO years ago] David Mayo, 1940-2017: Scientology’s top technical wizard and target of ‘Fair Game’
[THREE years ago] Fed up with Scientology disconnection? Be there to dedicate the new ‘Call Me’ billboard Feb. 18
[FOUR years ago] The particularly bad timing of Monique Rathbun’s decision to fire her attorneys
[FIVE years ago] The shocking case of Scientology mistreatment of the mentally ill you haven’t heard
[SIX years ago] Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in New York, reports the Wall Street Journal
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Mythbusting with Jon Atack: The Tomato Photo!
[EIGHT years ago] Debbie Cook Files to Dissolve Scientology’s Temporary Restraining Order: We Talk To Her Attorney, Ray Jeffrey


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,836 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,340 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,860 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 880 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 771 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,078 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,946 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,720 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,494 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,840 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,406 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,325 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,493 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,074 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,335 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,373 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,086 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,611 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,138 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,701 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,841 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,161 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,016 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,136 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,491 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,794 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,900 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,302 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,174 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,757 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,252 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,506 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,615 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on February 2, 2020 at 07:00

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