Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $57,079
64%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 64%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: scientology

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Donít Ďsay no to drugsí in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church

    07/26/2016 1:39:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 07-23-2016 | Staff
    Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ĎSay no to drugs Ė say yes to lifeí in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany. The enigmatic group, which believes our human souls have alien beginnings, does not enjoy the same legal status everywhere. In the United States it boasts dozens of Hollywood A-listers among its members and biggest donors. Not so in Germany, where the religious sect has been deemed ďunconstitutionalĒ since 1997 by domestic security, despite its existence there since the 1970s....
  • Inside Tom Cruise's new $50 million 'Scientology CNN' TV and Hollywood movie studio

    06/21/2016 3:07:44 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 48 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 06/21/2106 | Chris White For Dailymail.com
    The grand opening of Scientology's Hollywood movie studio was hosted by church leader David Miscavige and attended by Church celebrities Scientology 'CNN TV' is set to be launched from the new $50 million studio Miscavige told a crowd of 10,000 people that the religion was going to rewrite history...
  • Penn Jillette, Not Having the Courage to Confront Islam is Bull

    06/26/2010 6:56:21 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 69 replies · 2+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 26, 2010 | David Swindle
    Itís always a sad day when someone you admire tremendously, who has entertained and challenged you for years lets you down and reveals themselves to really stand up only for themselves instead of the ideas of freedom they claim to support. Reason Magazine highlights some deeply discouraging remarks from Penn Jillette, the libertarian co-host of the extraordinarily great Showtime show ďPenn and Tellerís Bullsh*tĒ: Are there any groups you wonít go after? We havenít tackled Scientology because Showtime doesnít want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual ScientologistsóIím not sure. And we havenít tackled Islam because we have families.
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • 'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel

    02/04/2016 12:25:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2016 11:57 AM EST | Daniel Estrin
    A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel. Israel's Health Ministry advises against so-called "gay conversion" or "reparative" therapy, calling it scientifically dubious and potentially dangerous, but no law limits it. In Israel, practitioners say their services are in demand, mostly by Orthodox Jewish men trying to reduce their same-sex attractions so they...
  • Judge Orders New Jersey "Gay Conversion" Nonprofit To Close

    12/18/2015 8:24:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 18, 2015
    December 18, 2015 Judge Orders New Jersey "Gay Conversion" Nonprofit To Close NEWARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey nonprofit found to have violated consumer fraud laws for offering therapy it said would turn gays to heterosexuals must shut down, a judge ordered Friday. The granting of a permanent injunction against Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, known as JONAH, was an outgrowth of a lawsuit filed against the group in 2012 by several men, and two of their mothers, claiming it engaged in fraud and made claims it couldn't back up. The ruling signed Friday by state Superior Court Judge...
  • Jewish Gay Conversion Group Shuts Down Amid Court Order Forcing Closure

    01/04/2016 12:09:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A Jewish group offering therapy for same-sex attraction will be ceasing operations in January as a result of a lawsuit filed against it in New Jersey. Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, also called JONAH International, sent an email to supporters on New Year's Eve announcing the closure. "The N.J. court delivered its final judgement on Dec. 18, 2015. Under the order, JONAH must permanently cease operations, including providing referrals and operating its website and listserv,"read the email. "That means that our site, www.jonahweb.org, will no longer be available online after mid- January 2016, and neither of us will be...
  • Gay men and their moms sue Jewish conversion therapy center that promised .......

    11/29/2012 4:16:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11.29.2012 | hayley peterson
    FULL TITLE: Gay men and their moms sue Jewish conversion therapy center that promised to turn them straight - and failed A group of gay men and their moms are suing a Jewish therapy center in New Jersey that claims to turn homosexuals straight. The lawsuit charges that the center, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), is guilty of consumer fraud for failing to quell the homosexual urges of its clients, as it had promised. Arthur Goldberg, JONAH's co-director, and Alan Downing, a 'life coach' who counsels therapy sessions, were also named in the suit. Goldberg did not return...
  • Transgender Week at the White House: Gender Neutral Bathrooms and Conversion Therapy Bans

    04/11/2015 5:48:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama symbolically demonstrated support for certain transgender political goals this week by announcing his support for bans on conversion therapy for youth and the addition of a gender neutral bathroom in the White House. In response to a petition posted on a White House website, the Obama administration expressed its support for Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Therapy. Valerie Jarrett, a senior presidential adviser, wrote in the official response to the petition that President Obama supported such a ban. "The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor...
  • California Weighs Bill To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' Therapy [Help Defeat Pervert state Sen. Lieu!]

    05/09/2012 8:20:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 09, 2012 | James Eng
    California Weighs Bill To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' Therapy California may ban a controversial therapy designed to convert teens from gay to straight. By James Eng A California lawmaker says heís optimistic about the prospects of a bill that would make it illegal for therapists in the state to try to ďconvertĒ gay youths. Sen. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance, says so-called ďreparativeĒ or ďex-gayĒ therapy wrongfully treats homosexuality as a disease and can be dangerous to minors. If his bill becomes law, California would become the first state to ban therapy aimed at turning gay and lesbian teens...
  • Did a Gay Activist Lie to the New Jersey Senate? (On ďgay conversion therapyĒ )

    08/20/2013 3:28:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/25/2013 | Michael Brown
    There was one particular testimony before the New Jersey Senate detailing the dangers of ďgay conversion therapyĒ that was so riveting that it sounded like something taken straight out of a Hollywood script. It now appears that it was taken straight out of Hollywood. So, not only is the New Jersey Senate in danger of passing a terribly unfair, discriminatory bill, but the most compelling testimony presented appears to be a fabrication. Before getting into the details of what appears to be an incredible hoax, itís important to understand the nature of this very dangerous bill, which would make it...
  • Debate Over Gay Reparative Therapy Heats Up

    07/18/2007 8:25:32 AM PDT · by stellarfreedom · 2 replies · 190+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 18 July 2007 | Lillian Kwon
    Discussion on whether therapists should be allowed to offer counseling to persons wanting to rid their same-sex desires commenced Tuesday at the American Psychological Association. The so-called reparative therapy remains a heated debate between gay rights activists and religious groups who argue that homosexuality is a sin and against the created order of God. "There are many men and women who have unwanted same-sex attractions. Those persons should have the option to get a form of treatment or counseling that parallels their value system, their faith beliefs, their religious convictions, particularly Christians who hold to a view that homosexuality is...
  • Ban on gay change therapy faces first legal test

    11/30/2012 12:49:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 30, 2012 | LISA LEFF
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge is considering whether to block a first-of-its kind California law that prohibits licensed therapists from counseling gay minors on how to become straight. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller in Sacramento held a 50-minute hearing on the issue Friday and said she intended to issue a written ruling next week.
  • Gay men sue conversion therapy counselors

    11/27/2012 8:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012 | Alan Duke
    Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality. His search led him to JONAH -- Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing -- which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.
  • Judges at odds over new law that bans gay conversion therapy for teens

    12/04/2012 2:12:51 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/4/12 | Denny Walsh
    In a rare development, two federal judges in Sacramento have come to opposite conclusions on the constitutionality of a new California law that bars the use of "gay conversion therapy" on minors. On Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller ruled that the law prohibiting licensed mental health providers from steering patients under 18 away from gay and lesbian lifestyles does not infringe on the suing providers' constitutional guarantee of free speech. Thus, she concluded, providers challenging the law are unlikely to prevail, and she refused to grant them a preliminary injunction precluding enforcement of the law, which is...
  • NJ governor signs ban on gay conversion therapy

    08/19/2013 12:34:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 162 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | 19 Aug 13 | Associated Press
    Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California. The bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature with bipartisan support in June. Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the bill and is openly gay, described the therapy as "an insidious form of child abuse." In a note accompanying the bill, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. That view is inconsistent with his Catholic faith, which teaches that homosexual...
  • Group Planning Legal Action Against DC for Banning Conversion Therapy for Gay Youth

    01/08/2015 9:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/08/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    An ex-gay organization is planning legal action against the District of Columbia for its recent banning of conversion therapy, also called Sexual Orientation Change Efforts therapy, for minors. Voice of the Voiceless, an organization focused on ex-gay rights and recognition, is in the early stages of planning to bring legal action against the government of the nation's Capital over the recently passed bill. Christopher Doyle, president and co-founder of VoV, told The Christian Post that at present they are seeking a plaintiff to bring a case against the new law. "We are still seeking a plaintiff (minor and their family)...
  • Calif. Legislature Considers First-Ever Regulation of Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

    05/02/2012 8:52:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/02/2012 | Michael Gryboski
    A bill currently being amended in the California State Senate would make it harder for doctors who practice conversion therapy to service homosexual clients. If passed, it would be the first bill in the United States to regulate the practice. Senate Bill 1127, which was introduced by State Senator Ted Lieu in February, would ban conversion therapy for anyone under the age of 18 and require adults to sign an informed consent form before entering treatment. "Under no circumstances shall a patient under 18 years of age undergo sexual orientation change efforts, regardless of the willingness of a patient's parent,...
  • Group to Sue New Jersey Over Law Banning Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

    08/20/2013 8:15:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2013 | Michael Gryboski,
    A conservative legal group has stated its intentions to file a lawsuit against New Jersey over a recently signed law banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of The Liberty Counsel, confirmed to The Christian Post on Monday his organization's plan to file the suit. "We will be filing suit," said Staver, adding that the suit should be submitted "later this week." On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law A-3371, a bill that would ban the controversial practice of reparative therapy (also called conversion therapy) for minors. A-3371 enjoyed bipartisan support in...
  • Supreme Court won't intervene in Calif. ban on gay-conversion therapy

    06/30/2014 12:25:37 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/30/2014 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider arguments against California's ban on a controversial therapy aimed at reversing homosexuality in children, allowing the prohibition to be enforced in the most populous U.S. state. The court's decision not to take up the case follows a ruling by an appeals court last year that the prohibition on so-called "gay conversion therapy" for minors is not a violation of the constitutional rights of counselors or parents, as argued by a conservative religious group that challenged the ban. "The Court's refusal to accept the appeal of extreme ideological therapists who practice the...
  • California may ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy

    05/21/2012 11:28:23 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 8, 2012 | Hannah Dreier
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.óA first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight is speeding through the California statehouse. Supporters say the legislation, which passed its final Senate committee Tuesday, is necessary because such treatments are ineffective and harmful.
  • Texas GOP advances Ďreparative therapyí for gays

    06/06/2014 2:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 2:51 AM EDT | Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert
    The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new platform partly aimed at rebuking laws in California and New Jersey that ban so-called ďreparative therapyĒ on minors. A push to include the new anti-gay language survived a key vote late Thursday in Fort Worth at the Texas Republican Convention where, across the street, tea party star U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz fired up attendees at a rally to defend marriage as between a man and a woman. Under the new proposed plank, the Texas GOP will ďrecognize the legitimacy and efficacy of...
  • NJ governor to sign ban on gay conversion therapy

    08/19/2013 5:40:23 AM PDT · by celmak · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 08/19/2013 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California.
  • Chris Christie Comes Out Against Gay Conversion Therapy

    03/25/2013 8:31:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    ABC News' The Note ^ | March 22, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    After initially saying he was undecided on the topic, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is against gay conversion therapy. Christie faced criticism when he said earlier in the week he wasnít sure if he would sign legislation banning the practice on minors. ďGovernor Christie does not believe in conversion therapy,Ē spokesman Kevin Roberts said in a statement to the New Jersey Star-Ledger. ďThere is no mistaking his point of view on this when you look at his own prior statements where he makes clear that peopleís sexual orientation is determined at birth.Ē Gay conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy,...
  • 5 Surprising Facts About Gay Conversion Therapy

    06/04/2013 8:15:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 4, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay Therapy Gay conversion therapy, as it is known, supposedly helps gay people overcome same-sex attractions. But mainstream psychologists say the therapy is ineffective, unethical and often harmful, exacerbating anxiety and self-hatred among those treated for what is not a mental disorder. In 2013, two cases involving the therapy to convert gay people into heterosexuals hit the courts, with one seeking to sue counselors who offer the therapy and the other seeking to defend them. Here are five things you need to know about the therapy and the current lawsuits.
  • From the White House to the Courthouse, Reparative Therapy Is Under Attack

    05/18/2015 2:34:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    NC Register ^ | May 18, 2015 | BRIAN FRAGA
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. ‚ÄĒ Thomas Schmierer thought he was just a normal marriage and family therapist ‚Äúflying under the radar‚ÄĚ in Riverside, Calif. But Schmierer‚Äôs work with clients who seek him out for therapy for their unwanted same-sex attraction landed him in the crosshairs of homosexual-rights groups. The Human Rights Campaign, which lobbies for same-sex ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ and homosexual causes, wrote a letter to Psychology Today in February demanding that the magazine remove Schmierer from its professional referral service. The magazine complied, and it no longer accepts advertising from Schmierer, who says the listing is essential for his private practice, Vatican Values...
  • California bans gay "conversion" therapy for minors

    09/30/2012 11:02:11 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 30, 2012 | Mary Slosson
    SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill barring a controversial therapy that aims to reverse homosexuality in minors, the measure's sponsor said on Sunday, making California the first state to ban a practice many say is psychologically damaging. The move marked a major victory for gay rights advocates who say so-called conversion therapy, also called reparative therapy, has no medical basis because homosexuality is not a disorder. The bill's sponsor, state Senator Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance, said in a statement that Brown had signed the bill. An announcement from the governor's office was expected on...
  • Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty in jail scandal, his attorney says

    02/10/2016 2:44:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Joel Rubin, Cindy Chang and Harriet Ryan
    Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty in a downtown courtroom Wednesday to a single charge of making false statements, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff's Department. In a plea agreement filed in federal court Wednesday morning, Baca admitted to lying twice about his involvement in hiding an inmate from FBI agents who were investigating brutality and corruption by sheriff's deputies in the county jails.
  • Alexis Arquette calls out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as ‚Äėgay‚Äô hypocrites

    01/19/2016 2:56:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Take note Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Getting political has its risks. After the actress declared Monday that she will be boycotting the Oscars after her husband was snubbed, Alexis Arquette took a major swing at the pair for what she alleges is hypocrisy. The transgender actress and gender-rights activist "outed" the married couple with a Facebook post that argued that Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s comments on race and the Oscars were invalid because they won't ’fess up about their alleged homosexuality. "When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she...
  • Church of Scientology Moscow branch 'dissolved' by court

    11/23/2015 3:53:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 11 replies
    A Russian court has ruled that the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology should be dissolved. The Moscow city court accepted the arguments of Russia's justice ministry that as the term "Scientology" is a registered US trademark, the Church cannot be considered a religious organisation.
  • AFTER SCIENTOLOGY, LEAH REMINI FINDS COMFORT IN RETURN TO CATHOLICISM

    11/06/2015 11:42:49 AM PST · by NYer · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 5, 2015
    Former Scientologist and King of Queens star Leah Remini said she has found ‚Äúamazing‚ÄĚ comfort in returning to the Catholic Church after leaving Scientology two years ago, contrasting Scientology‚Äôs abusive policies with Christianity. During an interview with Howard Stern Tuesday morning, the 45-year-old actress said she was so happy to be ‚Äúreconnecting‚ÄĚ to the faith of her childhood.Initially, Stern tried to lump all religions together as equally fanatical, but Remini jumped in, telling the shock jock he was making a big mistake.‚ÄúI‚Äôve come to the conclusion in my life that all religions are sorta nutty,‚ÄĚ Stern said. ‚ÄúAnd, you know,...
  • New Beginning! Leah Remini Shares Family Photos From Daughter Sofia's Catholic Baptism...

    09/05/2015 9:38:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 5, 2015
    New Beginning! Leah Remini Shares Family Photos From Daughter Sofia's Catholic Baptism Two Years After Leaving Scientology 5 September 2015 Leah Remini's family has marked a new spiritual milestone, two years after leaving the Church of Scientology. The actress, 45, shared photographs of her daughter's Catholic baptism to Instagram on Friday, calling it a 'new beginning.' The It's All Relative star sits beside husband Angelo Pagan, and placed a loving arm around her ten-year-old daughter Sofia, who leans in close for the touching snap.
  • Trumpís Biggest Fan Is a British Scientologist Who Lives in a Castle

    08/19/2015 5:24:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Forget the American electorate. Donald Trumpís biggest fan may be a British businessman who likes to play the odds. John Mappin, a media investor who owns Camelot Castle in Cornwall, has placed more than 15 wagers, totaling more than 2,000 pounds ($3,100), that Trump will secure the Republican presidential nomination, if not win the presidential election outright. Depending on the type of bet (nomination or presidential victory) ó and the odds at the time it was placed ó the payoffs range from 7-to-1 to more than 30-to-1. If Trump indeed becomes president and Mappin wins every bet heís made, he...
  • Sarah Palin Visits with One America News Network

    08/07/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by Bratch · 82 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 7, 2015 | iizthatiiz
    ¬† Governor Sarah Palin paid a quiet visit to the good folks at One America News Network this week. ¬† ¬† One America News Network is headquartered in San Diego. This conservative alternative to Fox News has been slowly gaining ground from Fox News viewers. ¬† ¬† The first hint of Governor Palin‚Äôs visit was innocuous enough. Nothing more than a simple tweet noticed by long time Palin watcher DeeDEEthree ¬† Word is spreading around in @RPSDC and @CAGOP circles that @SarahPalinUSA is in town. Anyone else spot her besides @comebackzack? ‚ÄĒ Derrick Roach (@derrickroach) August 4, 2015 Any...
  • Weíre ALL Out of Africa

    04/14/2015 8:07:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/15 | Al Caruba
    Everyone is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race I think if we were honest enough to admit it, we are all bigoted in some way. Our gender or religion doesnít really qualify us as superior to anyone else, but we tend to fall back on these identities and, consciously or not, assume they give us a reason to feel that we are not only in possession of a special truth, but that it grants us the privilege to feel better than others. When we examine the issue of race, however, the bigotry is inherent because racial groups are...
  • John Travolta breaks silence on ĎGoing Clearí: 'Stop picking on Scientology!'

    04/07/2015 1:47:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/07/2015 | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    In the wake of the explosive HBO documentary ďGoing Clear,Ē John Travolta has come to Scientologyís defense. The 61-year-old made it clear he has no plans to see the doc, which alleges the church has physically abused and blackmailed some of its members, among other questionable acts. ďNo I havenít and I donít really care to,Ē Travolta told the Tampa Bay Times when asked if heíll see the film. Heís been a member of the church for more than 40 years and claims his experiences have been nothing but amazing. ďI havenít experienced anything that the hearsay has (claimed), so...
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Christians have no right to call Scientologists crazy

    04/01/2015 7:33:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2015 | PAMELA ENGEL AND MICHAEL B KELLEY
    Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is defending Scientology in light of HBO's highly critical documentary on the church. HBO's documentary "Going Clear" did not show the church in an entirely positive light ó Scientology has a built a reputation for tormenting members who leave it either by surveillance or harassment. The film highlights the celebrities who made the religion intriguing to the world as well as the horrific stories of abuse from former members. But Tyson, in an interview with The Daily Beast, declined to bash the controversial church, saying people are free to believe whatever they want. "So,...
  • Leah Remini: Controversial Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear' Is 'Brave'

    03/31/2015 2:43:14 PM PDT · by Hugin · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/30/15 | Minyvonne Burke
    As Gossip Cop previously reported, Remini made headlines when she left Scientology. During an interview last year, the actress revealed that she departed from the faith because her daughter Sofia was getting close to the age when children begin the religionís auditing process. Remini also said that she started to reflect on her own childhood, when she was forced to live in a secluded Scientology compound in Florida. ďWe were working from morning until night with barely any schooling,Ē Remini said at the time. ďThere was no saying no. There was no being tired.Ē Because of that and other things,...
  • HBO blows lid off of Scientology; Cruise, Travolta should stay off Twitter for a while!

    03/30/2015 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/30/15 | Steve Berman
    HBO caused a major stir on social media with Sunday nightís broadcast of ďGoing Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,Ē a blistering documentary about the Church of Scientology and its celebrity devotees. People Magazine published a teaser for the film Sunday, which was first screened in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Sensational in content but not in tone, Going Clear has been making headlines since its first screening at Sundance in January. It has also upset that secretive, combative and often embattled Church, which in a lengthy statement attacked the film as ďinsidious religious persecution by bullies toting...
  • ĎGoing Clearí Director Says Ex-Scientologists Received Physical Threats...

    03/29/2015 9:21:27 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 25 replies
    The Wrap ^ | March 29, 2015 | Matt Donnelly
    Full title: ĎGoing Clearí Director Says Ex-Scientologists Received Physical Threats for Appearing in HBO Documentary Alex Gibney tells TheWrap former churchgoers have been threatened with violence and economic ruin after participating in the film (exert)
  • BREAKING: Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

    03/25/2015 4:49:11 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 339 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fox News / NY Times
    On Fox News, Greta just reported that the NY Times is reporting that regarding the plane crash in the Alps, one pilot was unable to return to the cockpit during the flight.
  • Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer

    03/24/2015 4:54:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Mar 23, 2015
    Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer
  • Will Smith Gets Candid About Racism, Gun Culture & Hints About Hip-Hop Return w/Help From Kanye West

    02/24/2015 2:11:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | February 15, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    As the nation continues discussions about police brutality and how it pertains to racism, acting veteran Will Smith is also addressing the way Americaís overall obsession with gun culture is leading to many early deaths in the Black community. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has also sparked rumors that he may be making a return to the music business with the help of one of hip-hopís biggest stars, Kanye West. Smith has spent more than 25 years in the acting business, something that often leaves big stars disconnected from the issues impacting people who donít benefit from fame and...
  • Fox's Van Susteren recommends Rachel Maddow replace Brian Williams

    02/11/2015 10:27:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 94 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren thinks MSNBC's liberal host Rachel Maddow would be a fine fit to replace Brian Williams as anchor of NBC's "Nightly News." "How about a woman?" wrote Van Susteren on her Gretawire blog Wednesday. "My suggestion: Rachel Maddow. Whether you agree with her or not, she will stir things up and provoke a debate. She is also the right price ó she is already on the payroll!" Van Susteren's suggestion comes in light of news that Brian Williams has been suspended for six months as anchor and managing editor of NBC's "Nightly News." Van Susteren...
  • Super Bowl: Scientology Ad Promises "The Age of Answers"

    02/02/2015 2:11:26 AM PST · by 9thLife · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter via Drudge ^ | 2/1/2015 5:35pm PST | by Ryan Gajewski
    The Church of Scientology has aired a Super Bowl ad in light of ongoing controversy over a Sundance documentary centered on the religion. The ad features voiceover accompanied by quick clips of footage including a person hiking, a DNA strand and a close-up of an eye. [READ MORE Scientology Creates Twitter Account to Discredit New Movie] "We live in an age of searching: to find solutions, to find ourselves, to find the truth," the announcer says in the ad. "Now imagine an age in which the predictability of science and the wisdom of religion combined. Welcome to the age of...
  • FNCíS CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU ďWICKEDĒ, ďMALICIOUSĒ FOR ďSNEAKING UPĒ ON OBAMAíS BACK

    01/25/2015 10:46:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    FNCíS CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU ďWICKEDĒ, ďMALICIOUSĒ FOR ďSNEAKING UPĒ ON OBAMAíS BACK By Aaron Goldstein on 1.25.15 In an appearance with Shepherd Smith on Friday, his FNC colleague Chris Wallace blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his impending speech to Congress in early March: To give you an idea of how malicious this is, Iíll tell you that US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Israeli Ambassador to the United States for two hours on Wednesday and Ron Dermer did not announce the fact that Netanyahu was coming to Washington, DC. This is not in order to...
  • Ancient Martian civilisation was wiped out by nuclear bomb-wielding aliens& they could attack Earth

    11/22/2014 12:08:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 128 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 18:15 EST, 21 November 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan for
    If you're planning to go to the 2014 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physical Society in Illinois this Saturday, you might be in for a bit of a surprise with the final talk of the day. Because that's when plasma physicist Dr John Brandenburg will present his theory that an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race. In his bizarre theory, Dr Brandenburg says ancient Martians known as Cydonians and Utopians were massacred in the attack - and evidence of the genocide can still be seen today. Back in 2011 the...
  • This Might Be the Craziest Interview Willow & Jaden Smith Have Ever Done

    11/17/2014 4:25:45 PM PST · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    toofab ^ | toofab
    Willow and Jaden Smith have a lot of feelings about a lot of things ... and they're sharing them in one of the most bizarre interviews we've ever read. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's two children just did a joint interview with T Magazine, where they rambled on about the relativity of time, prana energy, writing novels and the biggest problem with driver's ed today. Yeah, we only understand about half of what's actually being said ... but here are just three of the craziest takeaways from the article. Read the entire thing here, it's worth it.
  • DNA tests shake the Book of Mormon's foundations

    03/18/2006 9:48:03 AM PST · by Cato1 · 51 replies · 1,463+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 2006 | Lobdell
    From the time he was a child in Peru, the Mormon Church instilled in Jose Loayza the conviction that he and millions of other Native Americans were descended from a lost tribe of Israel that reached the New World more than 2,000 years ago. "We were taught all the blessings of that Hebrew lineage belonged to us and that we were special people," said Loayza, now a Salt Lake City attorney. ... Loayza said, his faith was shaken and his identity stripped away by DNA evidence showing that the ancestors of American natives came from Asia, not the Middle East....
  • America is Under a Psychopolitical Assault

    07/18/2014 8:08:08 AM PDT · by drypowder · 17 replies
    Radical Conservative Blogspot ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | David Risselada
    It is beyond evident America that there is a massive psychopolitical operation underway in our nation. We are being beaten down on a daily basis by people who would have you believe that you are what's wrong with the world. Our kids are being overwhelmed with inappropriate sex education at very early ages, those who believe in the right to life are considered the radicals while those claiming the right to kill their unborn children are being praised. We have a president seeking to make his own people helpless while funding Islamic radicals overseas, the definition of racism has been...