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Scientology finally solves its recruiting woes with professional ham hock Grant Cardone

[Cardone wows ’em at the Celebrity Centre]

Ever since we learned that Scientology leader David Miscavige had used him as an enforcer to terrorize legendary acting coach Milton Katselas in his final years, church donor and popular motivational speaker Grant Cardone has been on our radar, mostly for all the wrong []

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My brother, the Scientologist: Trying to bridge the gap when Hubbardism is in the way

 We heard from a reader who told us about her situation trying to deal with a sibling who is a dedicated Scientology staffer. They aren’t disconnected, but this brother-sister pair have an interesting situation we thought you’d want to read about. Here’s our reader’s account about what it’s like growing up with a brother so []

Scientology in a nutshell: The lights are on, but nobody’s home

 We continue to get great tips from our readers, including this report from a correspondent in Los Angeles. Their account seems like such a good description of Scientology in general, which is involved in so many front groups and fake do-gooderism, but in reality is shrinking and barely able to staff its []

Scientology’s secret weapon to get its clutches on your children

 You’ve seen us mention Charlie Wakley numerous times.

The product of a Scientology family, Charlie has emerged as a notable fixture at Scientology’s London Ideal Org. He shows up frequently in the org’s promotional materials and videos. It’s his job to give the impression that Scientology is exploding in popularity in London. It isn’t, but []

Scientology is the coolest religion on earth, video proves

 Copenhagen has done it again.

Just when if feels like it couldn’t get any more miserable in this terrible modern world we live in, and the news is so grim we try not to catch sight of the national news, along come our Danish friends to remind us that things could always be worse: we could []

Inside Scientology’s emergency San Fernando Valley confab, planning for US takeover

 On Monday, we heard from a Los Angeles reader that Scientology had done something kind of unusual, changing its annual “Maiden Voyage” schedule in order to create a last-minute “convention,” scheduled for this Saturday on L. Ron Hubbard Way, as well as an “IDEAL USA” confab that was held this past weekend at the Valley []

Sudden change in Maiden Voyage events in Los Angeles a clue to Ideal Org problems?

[A 2016 Scientology staff recruiting ad]

One of our most reliable Los Angeles area correspondents, who has gotten into numerous Scientology events and reported on them for us, told us that they were struck by a sudden change in plans that they found pretty significant. []

Scientology’s targeting of children is only getting more blatant as the church struggles

 This photo was posted very publicly on Facebook by the Scientology ‘Ideal Org’ in Sacramento, with the following []

To be fair, we went by a Scientology ‘Ideal Org’ on its biggest day of the week

 I wanted to give Scientology the benefit of the doubt. A little while ago I went by the Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Ideal Org to see how things were going. It was during a weekday and was pretty dead at the time. I did a little write up on it and Tony posted it on the []

More rich donors propping up Scientology are revealed in a church magazine

 A new issue of Scientology’s ‘Impact’ magazine contains yet another gallery of wealthy donors who were awarded trophies for turning over the big []