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Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, spiritual father of the Fair Tax bill in Congress

 Today’s guest post is by historian Chris Owen, author of ‘Ron the War []

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Podcast: Mark Bunker explains that David Miscavige is not ‘missing,’ he’s HIDING

 Over the last few days, you’ve probably noticed some breathless tabloid claims that Scientology’s leader David Miscavige has gone []

37 years ago: The eerie Hollywood Palladium sendoff for Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

[David Miscavige, master of ceremonies]

 Thirty-seven years ago today, Scientologists in the Los Angeles area were instructed to come to the Hollywood Palladium for a special []

We asked a film critic: What are the odds Tom Cruise gets a statue at the Oscars this year?

 Last May we commissioned our old friend Luke Y. Thompson (AV Club) to review Top Gun: Maverick for the Underground Bunker, and we still think it’s the best written about that movie. This time, we asked him what the odds are that Scientology watchers will have to witness Tom Cruise taking home an Oscar now []

WTF? Scientology gets Yuma TV anchor fired for piece about Lisa Marie Presley

 Nearly 14 years ago, in March 2009, one of our favorite writers of all time, Roy Edroso, wrote a blurb for us at the Village []

Who takes over Scientology after Dave? Surprising answers from our experts

[John Goodwin and Emily Jones, and Shelly Miscavige (circa 1990)]

Well, we did it once again this week.

We got into some newsy stuff on our new podcast that we created for our subscribers, which we call Group []

DONOR DRAMA: Stunning new data on the life cycle of a Scientology whale!

 For years, we’ve been fascinated by the behavior of Scientology’s whales. These are the really big donors, the ones who give the church more than $1 million just in straight donations, above and beyond what they spend for courses, auditing, accommodations and the []

Grant Cardone selling superhuman med beds to the wealthy sounds very Scientological

 The person in the video you see below is Dana White. He’s president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts organization obsessively followed by its fans, who tend to be younger men. Dana has been dealing with some controversy since he was caught on tape on New Year’s Eve slapping his wife in []

PODCAST: Karen de la Carriere on the ‘Ls’ — Scientology’s nuttiest ‘technology’?

 On Wednesday, we showed you a new promotional video that Scientology has recently put out that is intended to lure its wealthier members to the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida for some arcane practices known as the “L []

TODAY: Arguments on Scientology honcho David Miscavige being served in trafficking suit

[Attorneys Neil Glazer, left, and William Schifino]

There’s an interesting showdown happening in Tampa today, and we’ll have someone on the scene who will give us a report on []