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PPP small-business coronavirus bailout loans went to Scientology and Narconon centers

[Scientology’s ‘Ideal Org’ off Times Square got a PPP loan]

Yesterday the Trump administration released data about thousands of companies that received loans of $150,000 or more that were intended to help “small businesses” get through the coronavirus health crisis.

Multi-billion-dollar international religious organizations don’t appear to fit that description. But among the recipients of loans []

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What’s $20,000 between friends? LA Mayor Garcetti presents a Scientology gift to city

[Mayor Eric Garcetti and his police chief, Mike Moore]

Just a few days ago, Leah Remini spoke to us after the Clearwater Police dropped its investigation of child sexual assault at a Scientology school in Florida, resulting in the victim, who goes by ‘Jane Doe,’ asking her attorneys to drop her lawsuit against the []

Scientology’s hammy Grant Cardone and the political operator: A significant connection?

[Wakley and Cardone, a match made in Arslycus]

If motivational speaker Grant “10X” Cardone is Scientology’s “professional ham hock,” as we like to call him, then London Org’s Charlie Wakley is surely the movement’s aspirational pork product. Its British banger, as it were.

Their online summit this week felt like some sort of minor cosmic shift in []

Scientology denied: Watch Clearwater church members calling Mark Bunker a bigot

 On Thursday night, seven prominent Clearwater businessmen spoke to the city council, urging that its newest member, Mark Bunker, not be added to the city’s Downtown Development []

Mark Bunker, now as city councilman, confronts issues with Scientology on day one

 Mark Bunker was relieved yesterday to finally get the results back on his COVID-19 test — it was negative — because he had a big day of “orientation” as a new city councilman in Clearwater, Florida. He tells that he was pretty excited to be let into his new office, and to receive a city []

Clearwater takes a stand against Scientology: MARK BUNKER WINS!

 UPDATE: With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Mark Bunker wins a city council seat in Clearwater tonight with 5988 votes, 200 more than the second-place []

Blacks not ready for the vote: L. Ron Hubbard’s damning 1960 harangue supporting apartheid

[Hubbard in South Africa, 1960]

We have a very disturbing audio recording for you today, a 1960 lecture by L. Ron Hubbard that the Church of Scientology would rather that people []

Scientologist says the church is telling Clearwater members not to vote for Mark Bunker

[Mark Bunker and Pat Harney]

One of our readers in Clearwater, Florida describes themselves as someone who recently began having doubts about the organization and for a few weeks has been looking around the Internet about Scientology, including this []

Scientologist on Clearwater downtown board does a classic ‘dead agenting’ of Mark Bunker

[Board Chairman Paris Morfopoulos]

Wednesday evening, Mark Bunker went to the Clearwater Downtown Development Board to explain something about []

CLEARWATER APOCALYPSE! No, not really. But let’s help Scientology run its new board

 Last night Tampa Bay Times stalwart Tracey McManus reported that for the first time, Scientologists had won a majority on a government body in the city of []