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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 []

City councilman demonstrates why Scientology puts so much effort into its front groups

[Allen Warren, then vice mayor, recognizing Scientologists for volunteer work in Sacramento in 2015]

We had arranged to talk on Monday with Allen Warren, a Sacramento city councilman, and when he called, he let us know he was at a golf []

Scientology’s Joy Villa is such a notorious wingnut, Democrats are fundraising off of her

[Joy Villa and Steve Bannon]

Time and again, we have tried to warn people that Joy Villa’s act that has made her a spectacle in conservative politics should be seen in the context of her longer association with Scientology. She’s a climber who accidentally stumbled on celebrity by wearing a pro-Trump dress designed by a friend []

Mark ‘Wise Beard Man’ Bunker: His Scientology-protesting past and political future

 When we asked readers for their favorite moment of the third season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the overwhelming winner was Mark Bunker’s hilarious and frightening stroll to a Clearwater Park when he, Leah, and Mike Rinder were swarmed by Clearwater []

Jokes aside, has Scientology ‘Clear’ Joy Villa managed to ‘safepoint’ the White House?

 Our longtime readers know that we’ve watched for years (at least as far back as 2013) as ‘Princess Joy Villa’ went from Scientology Celebrity Centre wannabe to Make America Great Again icon, Congressional maybe-candidate, and then fell from political grace almost as quickly as she []

Wise Beard Man on the ballot in Scientology’s mecca? Mark Bunker on why he’s running

We were on the road last week when Mark Bunker announced that he planned to run for office in Clearwater. We finally had a chance to catch up with him, and asked if he might give us some kind of statement about why he wants to run. We’re very glad he responded with this []

President George H.W. Bush dies at 94, and we remember a fateful October 1991 day

[President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in October 1991]

Unlike L. Ron Hubbard, George Herbert Walker Bush was an actual World War II veteran with combat experience, a decorated Navy pilot who would go on to a distinguished political career as congressman, CIA director, UN ambassador, vice president and then president of the []

Who Scientology’s ‘Int Base’ is rooting for in tomorrow’s local election

[Catherine Fraser, arguing that it’s not a public road]

Like the rest of the country, voters in Riverside County, California will be going to the polls tomorrow for a highly anticipated midterm election. But besides governors and members of Congress on the ballot, there will be local elections going on. And in Riverside County, that includes []