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Scientology just sent its celebs the longest email in history. It’s an orgy of propaganda!

 
Wow, Scientology is springing out of the pandemic with exuberance!

We’ve featured a lot of Scientology propaganda over the years. The church sends it out by the ton through the mails and also clogs inboxes with mailers and fliers via email.

But we have never seen anything like this. The minions in LA are apparently itching to light a fire under the celebrity movers and shakers in Hollywood, and decided to throw everything and the kitchen sink at them.

Thankfully for us, one of the talented Hollywood folks on that email list forwarded to us the gigantic message they received this week. Look upon it and be amazed!

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(Yes, this was all in one email, and we’ve simply cut and paste it to fit in your browser.)

 












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And finally, the email concludes with reassurances that the recipient is a really big deal.

 

 
Hip, hip, hooray for Hollywood!

 
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Source Code

“The person who is suppressing thetans has an invisible field. He has a total nothingness involved and other types of suppression. So you’ll have suppression of visible things, suppression of invisible things, suppression of matter, energy, space, time. You get suppression of almost anything you can think of. And anytime you suppress anything in a certain time stream, you, of course, are also suppressing time. So time becomes the primary suppression. And therefore, you get the instantaneous quality of the reactive bank, so that all time is now in the reactive bank because of the suppression of the reactive bank. And that is simply not-isness in the reactive bank.” — L. Ron Hubbard, March 19, 1962

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“THIS PORT: The Charterers play this port in lower key without press as press is restrained here. Otherwise it’s all as in PRO cruise.” — The Commodore, March 19, 1970

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“I have trouble sometimes wondering why many people who became Scientologists did so. LRH observed on the Apollo that most of the people there had little understanding of Scientology and ordered everyone to go to the courseroom and study 2 basic books. The ranks of such cesspits as ESMB are filled with people who barely knew anything about the subject who became disillusioned when they didn’t suddenly become magically all-powerful. For a vast portion of the population, TRs are far too steep a gradient. ARC straitwire is too arduous for them. It is a work for many lifetimes.”

 

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Past is Prologue

2000: Louise Cook protested in Canberra, Australia. “Two of us celebrated LRH’s birthday by picketing the Canberra org. We had two signs and four different kinds of flyers. I was handing out $cientology – Insane Cult, and $cientology’s founder: Con Man. Many people requested all information available and we pointed many to the web. We had the usual community support, some asking us why we were there and stopping to talk and others congratulating and encouraging us. I stood on the corner for a while shouting ‘L. Ron Hubbard went to Venus and almost got run over by a steam train, read about it here’ and ‘Find out about Xenu, Scientology’s evil galactic warlord here’. I sounded like a paper crier, and am very loud so we got a lot of attention. I met a long lost friend outside the org, and he joined in, telling Lara and Jeanette Lang what a bunch of ugly losers they were, that they were uneducated stupid people and the like. We ended our picket with a promenade around town with the signs. A lot of people approached and asked for more info, and when we were crossing the road, someone yelled at us from a car for some flyers, and told me they were a bunch of crooks, and ‘Good on you for doing something about it’, which summed up the general response to the recent pickets.'”

 
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Random Howdy

“I love a good yodel. I think I’m going to have to upload some yodeling vids here shortly. I found some good ones by Nina Hagen and Jewel. I’ll let the people decide democratically.”

 
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Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next pretrial conference May 31. Trial scheduled for August 29.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Last hearing was on January 18, referred to grand jury. Additional charges also referred to grand jury after January 5 assault while in jail.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.

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Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference March 25 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for April 8.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.
Yanti Mike Greene, Scientology private eye accused of contempt of court: Hearing held on February 15, awaiting ruling.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Eleventh Circuit affirmed ruling granting Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Garcias considering next move.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Valerie’s motion for reconsideration denied on March 15.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Appellate court removes requirement of arbitration on January 19, case remanded back to Superior Court. Scientology has said it will file an anti-SLAPP motion.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27. Awaiting a ruling.
Chiropractors Steve Peyroux and Brent Detelich, stem cell fraud: Lawsuit filed by the FTC and state of Georgia in August, now in discovery phase.

 
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THE PROSECUTION OF DANNY MASTERSON

We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.

SCIENTOLOGY: FAIR GAME

After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.

SCIENTOLOGY’S CELEBRITIES, from A to Z

Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

 
Other links: SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. 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 a weekly series. How many have you read?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] It’s wedding bells for Scientology celeb and ‘The Walking Dead’ alum Alanna Masterson
[TWO years ago] David Miscavige deposition in sex abuse lawsuit canceled after Scientology pushes back
[THREE years ago] Cops, soft porn, and psychiatry: The curious origin of Scientology’s Snow White Program
[FOUR years ago] Not-ready-for-Scientology TV: L. Ron Hubbard’s fortune telling tricks still being sold today
[FIVE years ago] Scientology’s pitch to Clearwater: Let us buy land for hotel, and we’ll gussy up downtown
[SIX years ago] A Scientology spy comes forward: Now he’s ready for ‘war’ with David Miscavige
[SEVEN years ago] ‘Going Clear’ fallout: Imagining the fate of Scientology and David Miscavige
[EIGHT years ago] Finally, a last stand against space cooties: It’s Scientology’s New Operating Thetan Level 7!
[NINE years ago] Early On, Scientology Turns You Into a Snitch
[TEN years ago] FBI Investigation of Scientology: Already Over Before We Even Heard of It

 
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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 2,608 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,113 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,633 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,653 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,544 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,851 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,719 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,493 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,824 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,297 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,613 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,179 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,098 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,266 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,847 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,108 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,144 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,859 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,384 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 739 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,914 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,465 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,614 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,934 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,789 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,908 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,264 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,567 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,673 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,071 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,947 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,530 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,025 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,279 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,388 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on March 19, 2022 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, 1995-2021 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2021), 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, 15 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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