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In Los Angeles, shilling for Scientology becomes issue in mayor’s race

[Karen Bass and Rick Caruso]

 We’ve said it many times over the years: Scientology tries to convince local politicians to come to its events, and some of them do, not bothering to research Scientology’s long history of scandals and []

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Could a Scientologist be the next governor of Nevada?

 The national media was buzzing yesterday about a new campaign ad from Las Vegas city councilwoman Michele Fiore, who announced on Tuesday that she was entering the Republican primary for Nevada []

John P. Coale, OT 6 Scientologist, among attorneys suing Big Tech for Trump

[Greta and John]

Back in 2015, we had a lot of fun writing about attorney John P. Coale and his wife, former Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, who were not only both longtime Scientologists but who had both also completed Scientology’s bizarre auditing level “OT 4,” which helps a person put the invisible alien entities []

Not only did Scientology get PPP loans: Check out these Scientologists who got bailouts too!

 Last July when the Trump administration first released detailed information about which businesses had received emergency payroll (PPP) loans to businesses in response to the pandemic, we pointed out that not only had three Scientology “orgs” received such loans, but so had its drug rehab centers and some associated []

Two Scientologists win seats on Los Angeles neighborhood council

[Lallah and Chris Rowe]

Our thanks to the tipster who noticed that a couple of Scientologists won election this week to spots on their neighborhood council in Sunland-Tujunga, a residential part of Los Angeles in the San Fernando []

Clearwater city council rejects move by Scientologists to remove Mark Bunker from DDB

[David Albritton said Bunker should remain even if the seats are reduced]

At tonight’s city council meeting, Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard announced that he was opposed to the Downtown Development Board’s resolution to reduce the number of ex-officio seats from two to one, and the other members then followed []

Aussie journo Ben Schneiders helps us grasp the fuss he’s kicked up about Scientology

 A few weeks ago we were first contacted by Australian journalist Ben Schneiders, who told us he was trying to figure out why Scientology was reporting such a huge increase in revenue in that country in recent []

Talk about ‘enabling’ Scientology, watch this craven plan to kick Mark Bunker off board

[Attorney Elise Winters]

In 1997, when the death of Lisa McPherson had plunged the city of Clearwater into a frenzy of bad press and even the New York Times had come down to the Florida gulf town to cover the controversy, writer Douglas Franz found at least one local figure arguing that the town needed to []

Florida legislator Chris Latvala goes after Tampa Bay Times for its Scientology reporting

[Florida Rep. Chris Latvala at a 2015 opening for a Scientology rehab]

Our thanks to ISNOINews for making us aware of a wild exchange that took place last night on Twitter between Florida Rep. Chris Latvala and Tracey McManus, reporter for the Tampa Bay Times. []

Gretchen Carlson slams Danny Masterson and Scientology ‘arbitration’ to Congress

 Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson took her battle against forced arbitration and secrecy agreements that keep sexual harassment under wraps to a House Judiciary subcommittee today, and as an example of the way women are prevented from getting justice she brought up the case of Danny Masterson’s rape accusers, who have been forced into []