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  • John Travolta breaks silence on ‘Going Clear’: '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 “Going Clear,” John Travolta has come to Scientology’s 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. “No I haven’t and I don’t really care to,” Travolta told the Tampa Bay Times when asked if he’ll see the film. He’s been a member of the church for more than 40 years and claims his experiences have been nothing but amazing. “I haven’t 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 — 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 religion’s 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. “We were working from morning until night with barely any schooling,” Remini said at the time. “There was no saying no. There was no being tired.” 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 night’s broadcast of “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” 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 “insidious religious persecution by bullies toting...
  • ‘Going Clear’ 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: ‘Going Clear’ 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 America’s 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-hop’s 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 don’t 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 — 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...
  • FNC’S CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU “WICKED”, “MALICIOUS” FOR “SNEAKING UP” ON OBAMA’S BACK

    01/25/2015 10:46:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    FNC’S CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU “WICKED”, “MALICIOUS” FOR “SNEAKING UP” ON OBAMA’S 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, I’ll 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...
  • Live Thread--Hillary on Bret Baier with Greta Too...06/17/14 6PM Eastern (NOW)

    06/17/2014 3:10:29 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 105 replies
    Advertised as a LIVE interview of former Arkansas lawyer, liar. FLOTUS, PIAPS and Cankles. Former Secy of State under the Obama Bus and now, failed author, er ghost writer helper... Let's hope they get a couple of honest answers...right? Maybe??
  • One Scientist Does No Believe in Evolution:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7136269/All-humans-are-aliens-from-outer-space-scientist-claims.html
  • Greta Van Susteren Backs Democrat Into a Corner, Forces Him to Admit Big Lie.....

    04/12/2014 8:55:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/10/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Democrat Mike Dickinson recently promised to wage “war” on the NRA, Tea Party and Fox News. On Thursday, he was confronted by Greta Van Susteren in a tense exchange that ended with an embarrassing admission. “Why do you hate me?” Van Susteren asked, immediately getting to business. Dickinson, who apparently is not actually running for Congress, said he has a problem with her network as a whole. “Well, but no, what about me? I’m Fox News, I’m ‘trash,’ apparently, so what’s wrong with me?” the TV host responded. Dickinson conceded that he didn’t have a problem with Van Susteren personally,...
  • HHS, Planned Parenthood Promote Obamacare For Teens at Church of Scientology

    04/25/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Getting teens to sign up for the Affordable Care Act and learn how to obtain contraceptives through Obamacare, was the focus of an event hosted by the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy at the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, a gathering that featured officials from the Health and Human Services Department and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) . Wilma Robinson, deputy director of the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, said she was attending to explain “the impact of the Affordable Care Act on adolescents,” which she defined as girls and boys...
  • Model and socialite Peaches Geldof is found dead at her home aged 25

    04/07/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2014 | Mia De Graff
    Peaches Geldof has died today at the age of 25. The mother-of-two, daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, was found by police at her house in Wrotham, Kent, at 1.35pm. Kent Police said the death was 'sudden' and 'unexplained'. In a heartbreaking statement her father Bob said: 'Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. 'Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? 'We loved her and will cherish...
  • Book Critical of Scientology, Banned From America for 27 Years, Now Goes on Sale in US

    03/30/2014 4:49:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Mar 2014 | Joanna Walters
    British writer Robert Miller's expose´of religion's founder L. Rob Hubbard finds US publisherA British book the Church of Scientology managed to block in America is finally on sale in the US 27 years after it was published elsewhere in the world. The book, Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard, written by Russell Miller, a British journalist, and originally published in 1987, appeared in print and tablet editions in the US earlier this month. The book exposes many of the boasts of Mr Hubbard, the late founder of Scientology, about his early life and achievements as outright lies....
  • The book Scientology tried to ban

    03/29/2014 10:07:21 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2014 | Tony Ortega
    ... Miller’s account of Hubbard’s life was so devastating that Scientology tried to have his book banned. “Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard,” finished the year after Hubbard’s 1986 death, was successfully printed everywhere but in the US, where, after two years of litigation, Miller’s American publisher threw in the towel.... Scientology’s early books made much of the fact that Hubbard had become one of the nation’s earliest nuclear physicists and was a medical doctor. Miller demonstrated that neither was true. Hubbard’s college records showed that he’d failed the only class he took in nuclear physics and...
  • Sarah Palin plans ‘Rogue TV’

    03/14/2014 11:38:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    capitalnewyork.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Alex Weprin
    Fox News contributor and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be launching her own digital video channel, tentatively called “Rogue TV,” a source familiar with the project told Capital. The channel will be available through Tapp, the digital video service founded by former CNN chief Jon Klein and former NBC Universal entertainment executive Jeff Gaspin. Subscriptions will cost $10 per month. Rogue is expected to launch in April or May, and it would be one of the first of the digital channels offered by Tapp.
  • Did Hillary Clinton write to CMU for Scientology asking them to fire Prof. David S. Touretzky?

    03/10/2014 1:49:33 AM PDT · by John Tyler · 8 replies
    "Greenway talked about how the Church [of Scientology] has gotten numerous letters sent to CMU about Touretzky including one from Hillary Clinton asking that he be fired, but CMU still stands behind him because they don’t care what he does on his free time." Mark "Marty" Rathbun: Scientology Infiltrates Carnegie Mellon Universityhttp://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/scientology-infiltrates-carnegie-mellon-university/ The following is a report from Invest Aide OSA INT (Office of Special Affairs International, the propaganda and dirty tricks arm of David Miscavige’s church of Scientology International) on dealing with Scientology critic David S. Touretzky – professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Note that it is titled “DR”....
  • The Clown Prince Of Journalism

    02/26/2014 6:06:00 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 37 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 2/26/14 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, the Clown Prince of Journalism, Bill O'Reilly, called Barack Hussein Oblahblah a "patriot". I kid you not. From the good folks at Breitbart: *** “ 'I said on Kimmel that both President Bush the younger and Barack Obama are patriots because they served their country,' O’Reilly said. 'You may not agree with them, alright? But I don't think you say they're not patriots unless you have, you know, evidence that is just through the roof. I think almost every president that's ever served this nation has been a patriot, including Richard Nixon.' " http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/02/21/OReilly-Doubles-Down-on-Obama-Is-a-Patriot-Claim-Says-Nixon-a-Patriot-as-Well *** Now of course, this...
  • Is Greta Van Susteren of FOX News still a member of the Scientology Church?

    02/10/2014 3:19:12 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    2/10/2013 | Me
    All I could find was an article from 1998. Is this true?
  • Youtube: Inside Scientology Sea Org meeting

    02/04/2014 12:24:18 PM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 28, 2014
    About: Published on Jan 28, 2014 FOUND ONLINE RIPPED AND RE-POSTED This is cleaned up audio version of video shot inside of a Scientology Sea Org meeting. In this video you can hear the speaker talking about how to get more money out of people. She basically is saying when people tell you they don't have more money, they do and how you can get it out of them. The cult has lied about this tactic for years and here you can not only see it is true but the Sea Org members are excited about it. This is the...
  • Fox’s Erickson Responds to Greta with Graphic Abortion Description

    01/28/2014 9:16:49 AM PST · by don-o · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 28, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    On Tuesday evening, Fox contributor Erick Erickson responded to Greta Van Susteren‘s blog post calling him a “jerk” with a blog post of his own. In a RedState post, Erickson gave thanks to Van Susteren for turning the country’s attention to “abortion lover” and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, by way of attacking him. Van Susteren was incensed by several of Erickson’s tweets referring to Davis as “Abortion Barbie” and using condescending language towards the female lawmaker. “I don’t care how much you disagree or agree with Texas’ Wendy Davis, you have to agree that this guy, Erick Erickson, is...
  • Scientology leader David Miscavige says ‘Irish mission’ is a success

    01/16/2014 9:36:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 15 January 2014
    A Scientology leader has praised the following in Ireland, claiming they are behind an “an 85% drop in drug-related crime”. Speaking during a New Year’s message to Scientologists, leader David Miscavige said the “Irish mission” is successful, while also calling Ireland a “land of both enduring beauty and beautiful sadness”. …
  • Justina Pelletier Case Shows That Psychiatric Power is Out of Control

    12/27/2013 10:54:05 PM PST · by MarMema · 12 replies
    Mad in America ^ | 12-27-2013 | Ted Chabasinski
    Justina Pelletier is a fifteen-year-old girl from Connecticut who was born prematurely and suffers from mitochondrial disease, a little-known and somewhat controversial metabolic disorder. For over a year, she had been treated for this condition, also afflicting her older sister, by Dr. Mark Korson, a well-regarded specialist in metabolic diseases at Tufts Medical Center. Last February, her parents, who had become alarmed when a heavy case of the flu led to a serious deterioration in the child’s condition, brought her to Boston Children’s Hospital. BCH is a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. The idea was that while there she...
  • Scientology: church, cult or corporation?

    12/13/2013 12:02:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 12, 2013 | Tom Rowley
    ...The five justices’ 84-point judgment was strewn with references to 19th-century parliamentary debates and semantic disputes, but their verdict on Wednesday afternoon was clear. The couple would now be free to marry in a Scientology chapel in London, surrounded by their families and the church’s volunteers...[SNIP] There are significant practical benefits, according to Linda Woodhead, a professor of religion at Lancaster University. “There are a lot of political and economic advantages in being categorised as a religion,” she says. “Equality legislation gives protection on the grounds of religion. And if you want to set up a free school, your application...
  • Scientology officially recognized as a religion in U.K.-judges rule god not essential to worship

    12/12/2013 12:21:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | December 12, 2013 | John Bingham, The Telegraph
    Scientology has been recognized officially as a “religion” in Britain after the country’s highest court swept aside 158 years of law to rule that worshipping a god is not essential to religion. Five Supreme Court justices redefined religion in law in order to enable scientologists to conduct weddings. The judgment followed a five-year legal battle by Louisa Hodkin, a 25-year-old scientologist seeking the right to get married at the Church of Scientology chapel in central London, which she attends. Miss Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli, her fiance, who were at court to hear the decision, hailed it as a victory for...
  • Waning Numbers: Germany To Suspend Monitoring of Scientology

    11/25/2013 11:38:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 25, 2013 – 04:27 PM
    The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BFV), Germany’s domestic security agency, is effectively giving up its monitoring of the controversial Scientology organization as part of its ongoing reforms. In doing so, it has upset officials in several of Germany’s states. Scientology is officially recognized as a church in the United States and has the backing of celebrity members such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta. In Germany, however, it is viewed as a business that seeks to present itself as a church. … The agency is currently trying to focus its efforts towards counterespionage in light of...
  • CDC: More Than 20% of 14-Year-Old Boys Diagnosed With ADHD

    11/25/2013 7:52:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 25, 2013 - 5:52 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The percentage of American children from 4 through 17 years of age who have ever been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased 42 percent from 2003 to 2011, according to a newly released study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study indicated that more than 20 percent of 11- and 14-year-old American boys had been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives, that boys were 125 percent more likely than girls to be diagnosed with the disorder, and that boys were 127 percent more likely than girls to be medicated for it. The study...
  • TOM CRUISE: My Job's As Hard As FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN

    11/08/2013 7:16:17 PM PST · by LSUfan · 64 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8 Nov 13 | Unattributed
    Tom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan -- this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ. As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri -- and his quotes are GOLD. First, the Middle East -- Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal....
  • Tom Cruise: My work as an actor is as hard as fighting in Afghanistan

    11/08/2013 1:39:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013
    Tom Cruise has never been shy about expressing his beliefs, and in a recent deposition, the actor said he believed acting was as hard as fighting a war. Cruise sat with lawyers to be deposed for his case against Bauer Publishing for stories two of its publications printed following his divorce from Katie Holmes, articles that stated he had "abandoned" his daughter Suri. During the deposition, a lawyer questioned Cruise about remarks his camp had made equating his work and inability to see daughter Suri to fighting in Afghanistan. "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie,...
  • The new Fox News prime-time lineup

    09/17/2013 3:44:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | September 17, 2013 | MIKE ALLEN
    Fox News announces its prime-time lineup, starting Mon., Oct. 7: Greta Van Susteren moves to 7 p.m., Bill O'Reilly stays at 8, Megyn Kelly's "The Kelly File" is at 9 and Sean Hannity moves to 10 p.m. Here is the release: FOX News Channel (FNC) will unveil its new prime time lineup on Monday, October 7th, marking the 17th anniversary of the network, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News. Greta Van Susteren will officially kick-off the new line-up with her signature On the Record with Greta Van Susteren at 7PM/ET. From there, Bill O’Reilly will continue hosting the...
  • “Young & Restless” Star Leaves Show to Make YouTube Series with Scientology Pals

    08/22/2013 9:46:59 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 15 replies
    showbiz411 ^ | 8/21 | freidman
    EXCLUSIVE: You’ve got to hand it to the friends of Xenu: they are a clubby bunch. Earlier this summer Michelle Stafford, a top celeb Scientologist, left her Emmy winning role on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” after 16 years. No one knows why exactly. Stafford told the soap opera press she was “done.” Her role will likely be recast. So what did Stafford leave for? To make a YouTube series with her Scientology pals. “The Stafford Project” so far is just two episodes, each around 9 minutes long. The “project” is a reality series in small installments, all about...
  • John Travolta Wants To Play Bond Villain

    07/27/2013 6:31:25 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 49 replies
    Starpulse.com ^ | 7/26/13 | Joe Bowers
    Renowned Hollywood actor John Travolta is hoping to land a role opposite Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film as he has long fantasized himself playing a villain in the 007 franchise. The 59 year-old actor admits he is a big fan of the movie series and hopes to eventually follow in the footsteps of actors including Christopher Walken, Christopher Lee and Javier Bardem who have all previously played Bond's rogues. The Saturday Night Fever star tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "I'd love to play a bad guy in James Bond." He adds of the films' lead actors, "I have...
  • 20 Stars Who Left Scientology

    07/19/2013 10:32:13 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    Ex-Scientologist Katie After divorcing Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes left the Church of Scientology. Though raised Catholic, she joined the religion upon dating Tom.
  • King of Queens' star Leah Remini reportedly quits Scientology

    07/11/2013 5:54:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/11/2013
    <p>“King of Queens” star Leah Remini is making a dramatic break from the Church of Scientology, a source said, after being subjected to years of “interrogations” and “thought modification” for questioning leader David Miscavige’s rule.</p> <p>The source told The New York Post Remini is quitting because of policies that don’t allow followers to question Miscavige’s management or the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order — and for forcing followers to “disconnect” from family members branded as “suppressive persons” if they choose to leave the church.</p>
  • Exclusive: Actress Leah Remini quits Scientology after years of 'interrogations'

    07/11/2013 10:32:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7-11-2013 | NYP
    “King of Queens” star Leah Remini is making a dramatic break from the Church of Scientology, a source said, after being subjected to years of “interrogations” and “thought modification” for questioning leader David Miscavige’s rule. The source tells us Remini is quitting because of policies that don’t allow parishioners to question Miscavige’s management or the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order — and for forcing followers to “disconnect” from family members branded as “suppressive persons” if they choose to leave the church. “It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people,” a source...
  • Flying saucers over British Scientology HQ

    06/09/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT · by null and void · 25 replies
    The Sun ^ | 08th June 2013 | Paul Sims
    THREE passenger jets had a close encounter with UFOs above Britain’s Scientology HQ, a report has revealed. Their pilots each saw “two flat, silver discs” as they lined up to land at Gatwick Airport — and some flew within 100ft. Air traffic control staff then spotted a total of SIX UFOs on their radar before they suddenly vanished. The close encounter above the Church of Scientology HQ in East Grinstead, West Sussex, on December 30 last year lasted a full seven minutes. Oddly it emerged a day later that Scientologists — famously followed by Tom Cruise — carved a message...
  • After Earth Is Will Smith’s Love Letter to Scientology

    05/31/2013 10:34:22 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 86 replies
    vulture ^ | 5/30 | patches
    Will Smith has never spoken openly of his connections to the Church of Scientology, but they are well documented. Whether or not Smith is a devout member or simply curious about this Hollywood faith, he has visible ties to the group. In 2007, he donated $122,500 to several Scientology rehabilitation organizations. Two years later, he and wife Jada Pinkett Smith opened California's New Village Leadership Academy, a private school founded on the teachings of Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard. Yet to this day, when asked about his own involvement, Smith suggests close friend Tom Cruise introduced him to the practices...
  • Millions of Americans could be misdiagnosed as mentally ill

    05/14/2013 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/14/13 | Doug Book
    “In the days of the Malleus, if the physician could find no evidence of natural illness, he was expected to find evidence of witchcraft: today, if he cannot diagnose organic illness, he is expected to diagnose mental illness.” (1) The Malleus Maleficarum was a 15th century text which instructed Inquisitors on the proper method of identifying, trying and burning witches. Though it was many years ago that renowned psychiatrist Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) used the example of the Malleus to comment on the diagnostic practices of his fellow physicians, it seems he might have been on to something as today psychiatrists...
  • Meds aren't always the answer

    05/10/2013 8:57:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    “It is customary to define psychiatry as a medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses.” But according to prominent psychiatrist and academic Thomas Szasz MD (1920-2012) “…this is a worthless and misleading definition.” “Mental illness is a myth. Psychiatrists are not concerned with mental illnesses and their treatments. In actual practice they deal with personal, social, and ethical problems in living.” (1) Szasz write that “…the notion of a person ‘having a mental illness’ is scientifically crippling. It provides professional assent to a popular rationalization—namely that problems in living experienced and expressed in terms of...
  • NY’s Common Core-Aligned Lessons Use Scientology Videos

    03/30/2013 7:52:13 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/30/2013 | Mike Opelka
    I knew that the Scions had LOTS of money and have infiltrated in the past. But they are still at it with various 'front groups' (just like the mafia). Where in the heck is 'Anonymous' on this?
  • NY’s Lessons Use Scientology..Teach Students They Have Right to Food, Housing, Clothing, Medicine..

    03/30/2013 4:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Update: Two small adjustments to this story were made to clarify the relationship between Common Core and school districts. A parent in upstate New York is claiming there is some disturbing information being taught to his child as a result of a Common Core-aligned lesson on government and human rights. (Common Core is the controversial standardized curriculum program being advocated for by the federal government.) The latest example, he says, is that his daughter and her classmates are being taught a section on the 30 “universal human rights” declared by the United Nations in 1945. Those rights include: • The...
  • Scientology leader's niece reveals Church secrets

    03/16/2013 7:58:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Agence-France Presse ^ | March 16, 2013
    The Church of Scientology has lashed out at a new book by its leader's niece, which recounts a stolen childhood and how she was brainwashed and cut off from her family before eventually escaping. In "Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape," Jenna Miscavige-Hill -- whose uncle David Miscavige runs the secretive group -- also claims she was forced to work as a child. But a spokesman for the Church said her claims were "false" and denounced "efforts to exploit Mr Miscavige's name." "The Church has long respected the family unit while accommodating and helping those...
  • Inside Scientology with Jenna Miscavige Hill Sat 02-23 - Coast to Coast radio show

    02/23/2013 11:02:19 PM PST · by dennisw · 11 replies
    Coast to Coast radio show ^ | 02-23 | Jenna Miscavige Hill
    Inside Scientology Sat 02-23 Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. She joins John B. Wells to share her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, and her ultimate escape. In the first hour, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen will comment on the mysterious death of Philip Marshall and provide various news updates.