TN Scientology Facilities Closed for False Imprisonment

Ooh, this is an interesting development. A group of facilities owned by the "Church" of Scientology has been closed down by law enforcement for illegally holding people inside those buildings against their will and allegedly drugging them as well. … [Read more...]

Scientology Leader Had Own Father Followed, Investigated

Tony Ortega, who does more good work to expose the totalitarian cult of Scientology than anyone else these days, has the story of Ron Miscavige, father of the current leader of the cult, David Miscavige. Ron has a new book coming out about his escape after 40 years and how his son treated him afterward. … [Read more...]

Scientology Tries Free Speech Defense for Harassment

A Texas appeals court has ruled against the "Church" of Scientology in its attempt to get a lawsuit filed against them for relentless harassment and abuse on free speech grounds. The suit was filed by the wife of the former 2nd in command for Scientology and it alleges a vast range of truly appalling behavior to keep the couple under surveillance and harass and abuse them. … [Read more...]

Scientology Loses Tax Exemption in the Netherlands

Well this is a very positive development. The "Church" of Scientology has been stripped of its tax-exempt status by a court in the Hague, Netherlands. Belgium did the same thing a few years ago and added in a major criminal investigation as well, though I'm not sure what ever came of that. The Dutch court ruled that the "courses" the "church" charges for were solely to make a profit. … [Read more...]

My Esteemed Colleague from the Church of Scientology

The Daily Beast has an article about Rep. David Jolly of Florida, who is a candidate to replace Marco Rubio in the Senate. He represents Clearwater, Florida, the home base for the "church" of Scientology and he has close ties to them (you don't get elected from that area without the support of Scientologists). Those ties could cause real problems for him as he runs to represent the entire state. … [Read more...]

L. Ron Hubbard’s Great Grandson Speaks Out

Jamie DeWolf is the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard. This is an amazing bit of spoken word about his family history, including how his grandfather was stalked and abused by Hubbard because he left the church and how he had to change his name to escape the destructive legacy. This is incredibly powerful. … [Read more...]

Miscavige to Be Deposed in Lawsuit

A Texas judge has ruled that Scientology leader David Miscavige must submit to a deposition in a lawsuit filed against the "church" (read: organized crime family) by one of the innumerable people who have been victim of their illegal and repulsive tactics against their critics. … [Read more...]

CFI Challenges Scientology’s ‘Superpowers’ Claim

Now that the "Church" of Scientology has opened its new headquarters, complete with a floor where you can develop your "superpowers," my friend Jim Underdown of CFI-LA and the Independent Investigations Group is offering them $100,000 to demonstrate those powers. … [Read more...]

Scientology Can Make You a Superhero

The "Church" of Scientology is opening a fabulous new headquarters in Clearwater, Florida and it comes with an added bonus -- there's an entire floor dedicated to the task of helping you develop your superpowers. I'm totally going there to get x-ray vision. … [Read more...]

What Would Tom Cruise Do?

There's apparently a war breaking out between celebrity Scientologists in Hollywood, or at least between Leah Remini, the former King of Queens star who recently left the "church" while criticizing its leader, David Miscavige, and Kirstie Alley, who is quite upset about it. Tony Ortega has the details: … [Read more...]

Another Former Scientology Official Blows the Whistle

In the wake of multiple deaths at Narconon Arrowhead, a Scientology-linked rehab center, the former president of that facility and a former official at a similar facility here in Michigan are speaking out about the terrible practices at such centers. … [Read more...]

Jenna Miscavage’s Book on Scientology

With all the time on airplanes and in airports over the weekend, I had a chance to get about halfway through Jenna Miscavage Hill's book Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. She's the niece of David Miscavage, who now runs Scientology. This book convinces me all the more that Scientology needs to be shut down. … [Read more...]