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Let’s bring one of Scientology’s most notorious bag men out of the shadows

 The last two days we’ve remarked on Chrissie Carnell-Bixler’s remarkable letter to Congress, and how she is trying her best to explain what it is like to be a former Scientologist who is being harassed by an organization with a very well-earned reputation for retaliating against people who expose its secrets.

Simply put, Scientology is built []


Is ‘Balance of Nature’ actually Scientology? Well, they have a Hubbard College in their HQ.

 For a few weeks now we’ve been hearing from eagle-eyed former Scientologists who noticed something odd about those ubiquitous ads you run into for the dietary supplements company “Balance of []

Portlanders, did you receive Scientology’s love letter?

 We noted in a previous story that a remark on social media indicated Scientology was making a big play in []

Political dupe of the day: KC councilman helps Scientology front group with ‘murder’ signs

 In 1980, Scientology was in big trouble. A 1977 FBI raid had resulted in 11 top Scientology officials being convicted of conspiracy as documents and testimony proved that the church had engaged in a years-long infiltration of the US and other governments, and had broken into sensitive offices and stole documents by the []

What’s it like at Scientology’s ‘Hogwarts’? This 14-year-old vlogger will show you!

[Does this make Ella (right) Scientology’s Hermione?]

In Clearwater, Florida, spiritual home of the Church of Scientology, a well known local Scientologist-owned business is PostcardMania, a direct-mail firm, whose owner and CEO Joy Gendusa is an OT 8 Scientologist and a star of both Scientology’s official website and its propaganda magazine, []

As Los Angeles schools prepare to reopen, Scientology keeps trying to worm its way in

[Tom Cruise at the 2003 grand opening of the new Applied Scholastics headquarters in Missouri]

As if Los Angeles educators didn’t have enough to worry about with school re-opening in a couple of weeks, Scientology has chosen this moment to make another push with its “Applied Scholastics” front []

Who knew? Scientology Volunteer Ministers bring ‘spiritual’ aid to disasters & not just PR

 For years we’ve been keeping an eye on Scientology’s attempts to take advantage of natural (and man-made) disasters as public relations opportunities with the use of their “Volunteer Minister” corps. []

A strange and unsettling update to one of Scientology’s most awful recent scandals

[Marc and Barbara]

We are very fortunate to have a number of hardworking correspondents who operate behind the scenes and keep a close watch on everything Scientology does. []

Scientologist attorney gets her first ‘head on a pike’ with OC health officer resignation

[Leigh Dundas in full cry]

On May 26, we told you about David Miscavige’s rising new Scientology star, anti-vaxx “human rights attorney” Leigh Dundas, who is making a name for herself by pretending that public health officials asking people to wear masks to protect against a deadly pandemic is constitutional heresy and is tantamount to []

Scientology mega-donor ABCMouse family is more complicated than we realized

[Seeing double: ‘Veronica Mars’ actor Jason Dohring is flanked by his brothers Rob (right) and Jon.]

A commenter alerted us to a pretty interesting situation that we thought deserved its own post. You know that for years we’ve kept an eye on Doug Dohring and his education software empire, which runs the hugely profitable subscription service []