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...]

Niece of Scientology Leader Blows the Whistle

Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of Scientology leader David Miscavige, has escaped from the "church" and written a book detailing the horrors of her life on the inside called Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. I've just ordered the Kindle version but haven't started reading it yet, but the Daily Beast has some of the more appalling details. … [Read more...]

Scientology’s Slick, Stupid Commercial

I'm not one of those people who pays attention to the Super Bowl commercials, but someone told me about the Scientology commercial that aired during the game and I went on Youtube to see it. It was very slickly produced, well thought out and mind-numbingly stupid. … [Read more...]

Suit Filed Over Alleged Scientology Real Estate Scam

I wrote recently about an alleged real estate scam by the "Church" of Scientology. Now a couple who are former members have filed a federal lawsuit over it in Florida and are promising more lawsuits to come from others who contributed large amounts of money for the program. … [Read more...]

Ex-Members Spill on Latest Scientology Scam

As more and more people leave the "Church" of Scientology, more information is coming out about the inner workings of the church. Alex Klein at Buzzfeed interviews a bunch of them who left as a result of what they allege is a real estate scam run by the organization: … [Read more...]

Scientology’s Space Cathedral Revealed

A new book by an investigative reporter and longtime critic of Scientology reveals that the organization has built a "space cathedral" in New Mexico, not far from Roswell, apparently to help future devotees find L. Ron Hubbard's original works after a nuclear war. … [Read more...]