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Postscript: How David Miscavige spun the death of Lisa McPherson

  We’re very glad to be done with our series about Lisa McPherson, who died 20 years ago yesterday. But after paying such close attention to Scientology’s grimmest of scandals, we thought we owed you a laugh today.

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Twenty years ago today: The final hours of Lisa McPherson’s Scientology life

  What Laura Arrunada, Lisa McPherson’s final caretaker, saw in Room 174 of the Fort Harrison Hotel in the last three days of Lisa’s life was so upsetting, Marty Rathbun made her reports disappear.

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How Scientology ‘caretakers’ could stand by and watch Lisa McPherson deteriorate

  Inside the room there was hardly anything other than a bed and the person being given the silent treatment. Outside the room, there was someone watching to make sure that the door stayed closed and the person inside didn’t get out.

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Augustine: How Scientology changes its story to fit what it’s trying to get away with

[David Miscavige, captain of a legal fiction]

  Frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine is back, and this time he digs into the way Scientology changes its story, depending on who it’s trying to threaten or hoodwink. Take it away, Jeff!

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Hey, Legoland: A former Scientology youth explains what your money will buy

  On Monday, the Legoland California theme park invited actress Jenna Elfman to preside over its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and thanked her by donating $10,000 to the charity of her choice. Elfman, a longtime and ardent Scientologist, asked Legoland to donate the money to Youth for Human Rights, a Scientology front group […]

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Legoland theme park donates $10,000 to Scientology front on behalf of Jenna Elfman

  Our friend and fellow journalist Mark Ebner alerted us last night to a fairly mindblowing statement posted on Twitter on Monday afternoon. The Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, California announced that it is donating $10,000 to the Scientology front group Youth for Human Rights, and in the name of actress Jenna Elfman.

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Where it all began for us: Rick Ross, David Koresh, and the Church of Scientology

  Twenty years ago today, the new weekly edition of the Phoenix New Times featured a man named Rick Ross on its cover, and a byline that was printed there for the first time: “By Tony Ortega.”

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Scientology’s apocalyptic ‘expansion’: A hint at the real story in a Brighton shiny moment

  A number of our readers noticed that Scientology has been putting out gushing news about its unstoppable “expansion” in press releases that show up in the oddest places, like in a piece masquerading as a story that showed up in Digital Journal and in Jim Cramer’s news website The Street. We have to […]

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Scientology wants to force a drug rehab center on Maryland: Here’s the local county’s response

  We have an interesting document for you today. It’s the response from Frederick County, Maryland, to Scientology’s appeal of a zoning decision that is preventing its drug rehab network, Narconon, from building a boutique rehab center with 20 beds in a fishing camp known as Trout Run.

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We’re giving thanks here in the Underground Bunker, and we hope you’ll help us out

  Here in the United States, today is the biggest Thursday of the year. It’s the day we give thanks, and the Underground Bunker certainly has a lot to be thankful for this year.

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