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Evidence, finally, of how Scientology obsessively tracks down its former members

  One of the most-well known things about Scientology is that once you get on their mailing list, it’s very difficult to get taken off of it.

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What L. Ron Hubbard said about religion — before Scientology became a ‘church’

[Hubbard, circa 1952]

Once again, we’re bringing you some original Source to let you hear L. Ron Hubbard in his words. And in this case, we hope we’ve found something for you that’s going to provoke some interesting reactions.

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A mini-trove of early Scientology materials has some gems for us today

  We’ve written a couple of fun stories about Rebecca McKee McCaffrey, who most recently regaled us with some sketchy stories about growing up as a teenager in Scientology. Since then, she’s been going through her family’s files, and we want to thank her for sending us some interesting items from Scientology’s heyday.

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Sunday Scientology sermon: L. Ron Hubbard on freeing kids from their bodies

[L. Ron Hubbard, circa 1952]

Rod Keller is on assignment this week, so we’re going to have some fun this Sunday by once again bringing you some of that sweet, original Source.

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Ten years ago, all hell broke loose for Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology

  Ten years ago tomorrow, a nine-minute video of Tom Cruise was leaked to the Internet, and the Church of Scientology would never be the same.

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Scientology’s ‘scripture’ includes a thoroughly debunked mammoth-meat hoax

  David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology are doing their ecclesiastical best to play up the “religion” thing as much as possible these days. As their organization shrinks and comes under heavy fire from the media, they hold up their holy double-cross and proclaim that they are the victims of religious persecution.

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Xenu or Xemu? Here’s our take on one of Scientology’s galactic-wide mysteries

  We get asked a certain question on occasion, and since we get tired of answering it each time, we thought we’d put together this post so we can direct people here in the future.

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Scientology actress Jenna Elfman fully stoked by church’s new expansion push!

  We’re still getting some interesting bits and pieces out of Scientology’s recent New Year’s event and the claims made by church leader David Miscavige. During the event filmed on December 16 in Los Angeles but shown in the rest of Scientology’s facilities on December 31 Miscavige made the announcement that Mexico had recognized […]

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Defeated in court, L. Ron Hubbard’s son boasted about spreading lies in new FBI document

[Ron DeWolf and his grandson, Jamie]

Journalist Emma Best, at the Muckrock website, has convinced the FBI to cough up even more documents about the Church of Scientology, and in the latest batch there’s a pretty interesting 15-page letter written by Ron DeWolf to the IRS in 1985.

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DID BOB BLOW? Evidence that Scientology may have lost its biggest donor of all time

[Bob Duggan, illustration by Chad Essley]

In case you didn’t notice it, we were actually pretty gobsmacked by a photo that we showed you last week. That photo provided the first hard evidence of something we’d been hearing for quite some time — that the richest Scientologists in the world, Bob and Trish Duggan, were […]

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