John Travolta to host premiere of ‘The Forger’ at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre

John Travolta has strutted red carpets at movie premieres his entire career but never in Tampa Bay. Not even for The Punisher, which he filmed here in 2003.That changes April 18 when Travolta presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of his latest film, The Forger, at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre. All proceeds from the premiere benefit the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall.General admission to the screening is $35, including popcorn and soft drinks. A limited number o … [Read more...]

Andrew Banks keen to dive into another Shark Tank

An interesting story about Sydney Scientologist Andrew Banks: It's been several years since he quit Sydney to live the Beverly Hills dream, but self-made multi-millionaire turned freshly minted television celebrity Andrew Banks welcomes his new-found fame courtesy of Channel Ten's Shark Tank series, in which he plays one of the "sharks" with a fat cheque book to invest in promising businesses. "We don't have a home in Sydney anymore, the kids have married Americans so we have made our home … [Read more...]

New “Meet a Scientologist” video added to YouTube and Scientology.org

The Church of Scientology published the latest "Meet a Scientologist" video July 4, 2014, on the Scientology Video Channel at Scientology.org, and the YouTube Scientology Video Channel—sculptor, photographer, and graphic artist Natalia Escallon of Bogotá, Colombia, shares her passion for her work. … [Read more...]

The Other Believers: Patricia Gore, a black Scientologist

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 The Other Believers: Patricia Gore, a black Scientologist By Erin Williams  (reproduced from the Washington Post)What is it like to be an African American who doesn’t praise Jesus Christ or Allah? Or one who doesn’t ascribe to a denomination of Christianity, such as Baptist, Methodist or Pentecostal, that’s part of a historically black church? Patricia Gore applies Scientology teachings to her daily life. (Marlon Correa - WASHINGTON POST)A 2009 Pew … [Read more...]

Scientologist responds to critics

The LA Times asks a Scientologist how she responds to critics of Scientology.What do you say to ex-members who refer to Scientology as a cult?Apostates have to denigrate that which they formerly held dear. It's a human psychological necessity.Critics say some people join Scientology and become completely absorbed in it.Adherents to a cohesive "theory of life" that helps them to define not only who they are, but who their friends and not-friends are, and how life works, and the … [Read more...]

A Scientologist speaks out

The Los Angeles Times questions a Scientologist about some of the claims media and critics make about the religion.  Here are her answers:Critics of Scientology bring up unusual topics such as Xenu and thetans and aliens …You are a thetan. I am a thetan. Think of it as "soul" or "spirit" or "identity." We have our minds and our bodies, but we are not these things. We don't have mass or motion or wavelength or a position in time or space. We can perceive, and we can im … [Read more...]

A Scientologist speaks up in the Los Angeles Times

The LA Times published an interesting article where a Scientologist was interviewed about her take on recent events.  Here she explains what Scientology believes about drugs. Can you discuss Scientologists' opposition to drugs?Part and parcel of our principles is that psychoactive drugs are bad for you and limit your spiritual growth. Abuse of them can physically damage your nervous and endocrine systems, and this physical damage can make it so that you can't benefit from our … [Read more...]

Family & Scientology – How I Became a Scientologist

I’ve been asked a few different times about how my own religious beliefs and practices will figure into my children, and whether I assume that they will be Scientologists as well.   Obviously, it’s a major item of discussion in current media,  and as such I think it’s somewhat appropriate (as a second-generation Scientologist) to note how it was that I came into Scientology.A college anthropology student sent me a question related to a study for a class she was taking on how one’s family hist … [Read more...]


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