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Scientology survey for its members: Why aren’t you giving us more money?

 
On Wednesday, we told you that the Hollywood Celebrity Centre had sent out a questionnaire to its members which suggested that a new series of Scientology books for children may be coming.

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Why is the YMCA helping spread Scientology to kids?

[The Speer Academy]

On Sunday, Mike Rinder posed a great question about the ongoing relationship between Scientology (which pretends it’s a force for human rights) and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist movement whose leader, Louis Farrakhan, isn’t shy about demonizing whites and Jewish people.

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Reader, can you help this father who wants to keep his son out of Scientology?

 
We get a lot of inquiries about Scientology here at the Bunker, but this one was different from any that we’d previously received. It’s a delicate situation, and rather than make our own suggestions, we proposed presenting this reader’s questions to our commenting community for feedback. He agreed to that idea.

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Having conquered QR codes, Scientology goes all in on WhatsApp

 
Scientology is moving towards modern communications technology. We have seen how they use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media to communicate with non-staff members (known as “publics”) and to spread PR messages.

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Scientology Lit: The verse stylings of L. Ron Hubbard, commodore of cool

 
We mentioned on Thursday that we’d been sent the latest issue of Scientology’s ‘Freewinds’ magazine, and shared some of its highlights with you. But what we didn’t tell you was that we were holding back one special treat from that publication.

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DOX: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wanted kids to form his personal military

 
We want to thank the tipster who sent us a fascinating document we hadn’t seen before. Dated July 7, 1986, it was produced a few months after the death of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard when, apparently, the Sea Org was having more problems than usual with the children of its members.

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Scientology’s slick new ‘Freewinds’ magazine surprisingly makes no mention of measles

[Freewinds captain Mike Napier and C/O Sharron Weber]

A big thank you to our tipster for sending us the brand new issue of Freewinds, Scientology’s publication that tries to convince Scientologists to fork out the big bucks to spend time on the church’s floating cathedral of the same name.

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Scientology planning new series of books to rope in children?


Some of our correspondents, especially the tireless Rod Keller, have brought us plenty of examples over the years of Scientology targeting children for its quack ideas about the human mind.

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Scientology’s happy promotions can’t hide the cancer eating away at its core

[Scientology’s Mod Squad]

You may have noticed this photo pop up a few days ago. It depicts the Rev. Alfreddie Johnson, Jr., late of Compton, California, on a visit to the London Scientology Ideal Org, flanked by that facility’s “it” duo, Charlie Wakley and Sandrine Mootoo.

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On Memorial Day, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s stolen valor really rankles

 
On this Memorial Day here in the U.S., we’ve been thinking a lot lately about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s lies about his war service thanks to the release of Chris Owen’s eye-opening book, Ron the War Hero.

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