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Videos capture Scientology’s bizarre ideas about Clearwater election and Mark Bunker

[Mark Bunker and Ryan Prescott]

Clearwater is holding an election on March 17 for mayor and two city council seats. Scientology is worried that critic Mark Bunker might win seat 2 on the council and is supporting his opponent Eliseo Santana Jr., an army veteran and retired worker for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Santana is []


For once Scientology gives up on Ideal Org, settles for a fancy ‘mission’ instead

 This week Scientology opened an ‘Ideal Mission’ in San José, Costa Rica. They have abandoned the plan to open an Ideal Org in the capital city and have sold the property they purchased for that purpose. As they did in Panama, an Ideal Mission will have to serve in place of Latin America’s third Ideal []

Scientology and eyesight: The familiar totem of claiming clarity of vision to emulate Ron

After I completed the Purif I felt light, with a renewed source of energy, could focus more clearly and I’m more determined and excited for the future. My eyesight has improved slightly. I also feel very above and in control of my body. Thank you to the Purif staff and to []

One sure sign a new Scientology ‘Ideal Org’ is on the way: the Central Files mayhem

 ODD, an upcoming “Ideal Org” slated for Mexico City, has started its Central Files project and it threatens to bury Scientologists under towers of paper folders. []

Scientology honors its bodysnatchers with stars on its Xenu-rrific walk of fame

 Scientology has two main awards ceremonies per year. Donors to the IAS draw attention for the huge trophies awarded at an October event at Saint Hill in East Grinstead, England that mirror their millions in donations that keep the organization going. The other awards are made during the New Year’s event in Los Angeles where []

Does Mexico really need a Scientology ‘Advanced Org’? We’ll soon find out.

 The seals on the gates of the Palmas Plaza have been removed and work has started again to renovate the former shopping mall into Scientology’s Advanced Org for Latin America. Scientology purchased the building in 2008 and began renovating without permits in 2017. How Scientology convinced officials to issue a permit and remove the seals []

Scientology’s sneaky front groups and building projects under the microscope in 2019

[Swedish meatballs.]

Like last year, on this final Sunday in 2019 we asked Rod Keller to give us his own year in review. We’re so fortunate that Rod gives us a report every week while he keeps such a close eye on Scientology’s “expansion” projects and front-group operations around the globe. Here’s his report on another []

Scientology Santa: The church built on Jesus as a hoax once again co-opts Christmas

[R6 Santa at the Hollywood Winter Wonderland]

Christmas time is here and as usual Scientology celebrates the holiday in somewhat creepy ways. The public events are examples of “safepointing” to create allies that can be called upon when the church is attacked. But Scientology celebrates Christmas in private as well, with decorations, parties and gifts. []

Scientology trying to use its UN connections to fight its favorite bogeyman, psychiatry

 Scientology has a new article from front group CCHR, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. For years Scientology has courted the United Nations as it fights attempts by governments to tax, regulate, or prosecute the church. In August we reported that a Scientology front group was granted Special Consultative Status by the UN. []

Scientology amps up shattering suppression in the wake of Leah Remini’s onslaught

 In the past year we have seen an increase in the number of Scientologists taking the How To Confront And Shatter Suppression – PTS/SP Course. It’s been a required course for years and one that many members have done repeatedly but now we learn it’s been revised again, this time with more “clay demos.” It []