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Scientology proudly now displaying miserable secret deal it offered Clearwater leaders

[It’s a swimming pool paradise!]

We’ve been looking a little more closely at the special “Clearwater edition” of Freedom magazine that recently came out after Freedom had not put out a new issue for a year.

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Kansas City gets its first Scientology wedding: We solicited some advice for the young couple

 
Scientology’s newest ‘Ideal Org’ opened on Saturday in Kansas City, and the next day, Sunday November 3, it had its first wedding, with Hubbardite rites and all the feels.

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AUDIO LEAK: You’re invited to a Scientology TV watch party at the Portland org!

[Mark Bunker at the Portland event, 2013]

We’ve kept a pretty close watch over many of Scientology’s ‘Ideal Org’ opening ceremonies, but there’s one that will always have a special place in our hearts. That’s when Mark Bunker had such a wild day trying to film the Portland Ideal Org grand opening in May 2013, and became the focus of furious action by various Scientology goons, aided by the local police force, to try and keep him away.

Continue reading AUDIO LEAK: You’re invited to a Scientology TV watch party at the Portland org!

David Miscavige and a slate of local shills welcomed the new Kansas City ‘Ideal Org’

[Miscavige and his accomplices]

It’s always interesting to see which local figures are so desperate for attention that they accept an invitation to give a speech at the local Scientology ‘Ideal Org’ grand opening and then pose with church leader David Miscavige.

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Add ‘The Last Samurai’ to Tom Cruise movies Scientology uses for themed fundraising

[Brisbane ‘Last Samurai’ Ideal Org event]

How do you get Scientologists to come to fundraising parties when they know they’re going to be hounded for donations for new building projects? Themed costume parties continue to be a popular strategy, and we’ve seen them use everything from gangster and vampire films to Star Wars and yes, the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun for inspiration.

Continue reading Add ‘The Last Samurai’ to Tom Cruise movies Scientology uses for themed fundraising

VIDEO LEAK: Late-stage Scientology is even more depressing than we thought

[Birmingham gets its Ideal Org, 2017]

Wow, this is a fun one, kids. An Underground Bunker reader has leaked us video that they shot while attending an event at Scientology’s Birmingham, England “Ideal Org” earlier this year.

Continue reading VIDEO LEAK: Late-stage Scientology is even more depressing than we thought

Kansas City going Ideal! Scientology’s grand opening is tomorrow — will Dave be there?

 
It’s been more than a year since David Miscavige last opened an “Ideal Org” in this country, but tomorrow he’s scheduled to cut the ribbon on the new Scientology cathedral in downtown Kansas City.

Continue reading Kansas City going Ideal! Scientology’s grand opening is tomorrow — will Dave be there?

How ‘The Kominsky Method’ nailed it: Writer Chuck Lorre’s secret Scientology past

[‘The Kominsky Method’: Michael Douglas, Chuck Lorre, and Alan Arkin]

One of the questions we heard from a lot of people after we posted a rundown Monday of the Scientology scenes in a remarkable episode of the Netflix series ‘The Kominsky Method’ was how the show had gotten the church’s lingo down so cold.

Continue reading How ‘The Kominsky Method’ nailed it: Writer Chuck Lorre’s secret Scientology past

SCIENTOLOGISTS FACE ADDITIONAL CHARGES IN NARCONON FRAUD CASE AHEAD OF TRIAL

[Hanan and Rizza Islam in court]

So, there’s some good news and some bad news for Hanan Islam, the Scientologist who is accused of running a sophisticated $3.8 million fraud scheme out of a Scientology Narconon clinic in Compton and is facing trial next month.

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Scientology threw its annual IAS party on L. Ron Hubbard Way, and once again we had a mole

[Time for another party on LRH Way in Los Angeles]

Just a week after throwing a party on L. Ron Hubbard way to celebrate another “season” of propaganda on its television channel, Scientology threw another shindig this past Saturday night so the locals could watch video of David Miscavige’s nearly three-hour presentation at the IAS event in East Grinstead, England which took place the week before.

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