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  • Two US Scientology Rehab Facilities Shut Down for Holding Patients Prisoner

    05/08/2017 8:18:43 AM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    sputnik ^ | 05-05-2017 | staff
    A pair of Tennessee rehab facilities run by members of the Church of Scientology have been shut down after police discovered that patients there were being held against their will. The facilities in Cannon County came under investigation after police received a 911 call from a man who claimed to be trapped in one of the facilities. When they came to investigate, they found the man locked in a cabin with no way to escape. The facilities were little more than a handful of cabins and a double wide trailer concealed in the middle of the wilderness. Police described the...
  • Tom Cruise partied on the deck of Scientology's cushy cruise ship but ex member tells [tr]

    01/25/2017 10:57:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2017 | Chris White
    The Freewinds cruise ship is the Holy Grail for any dedicated Scientologist: a coveted destination where members can mingle with rich and powerful A-listers - for a price. Hollywood celebrities, such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley and Kirstie Alley, and top-ranking management - most notably leader David Miscavige - have attended extravagant parties on Freewinds.
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

    01/11/2017 2:43:52 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 42 replies
    Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath gives a voice to victims of the Church of Scientology despite public attempts to discredit them.
  • I Visited The Church Of Scientology. Here’s What Happened

    01/06/2017 12:04:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Last week I wandered into the Church of Scientology in Pasadena, California, and what happened during my visit made me afraid for the church's members. While shopping along Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena last week, my friend and I stopped into the Church of Scientology to take a free personality test that was advertised on an A-frame chalkboard sign just outside. As a Christian, I wasn’t really searching for guidance or salvation, but I wanted to hear the Church of Scientology’s elevator pitch. I wanted to know what they said to make people fork over massive amounts of money,...
  • (Vanity) AETVs Anti Scientology Series: Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath

    12/25/2016 7:24:11 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 64 replies
    AETV ^ | 12/25/16
    Found this very interesting on the Scientology Cult. Leah Remini Scientology and the Aftermath | Season 1 Episode 1 | Disconnection
  • We Chose Wisely Weed-Hoppers.

    01/03/2017 6:25:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-3-2017 | MOTUS
    I’d been planning to watch Leah Rimini’s Scientology exposé series and finally managed to squeeze in 3 of the episodes between important football games during the holiday weekend. I discovered that the church of Scientology is a billion dollar earth-centric cult ministered by an elite organization (Sea Org) that practices unlicensed psychology for which they charge exorbitant fees (up to $250,000 over the lifetime of an ordinary, non-celebrity member). It was founded by  L. Ron Hubbard, a 20th century writer of pulp science fiction before he discovered the “the modern science of mental health” and wrote the NYT blockbuster Dianetics.This...
  • Leah Remini: Tom Cruise Urged Me to Get Leslie Moonves to Kill '60 Minutes' Scientology Story

    11/29/2016 12:45:43 PM PST · by BBell · 46 replies
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Seth Abramovitch
    As the first episode of her "ballsy" A&E series premieres, the actress/author-turned-investigative reporter reveals what everyone from pal Jennifer Lopez to co-star Kevin James felt about her former religion — and shares the memory of an awkward phone conversation she once had with the CBS chief at the 'Mission: Impossible' star's behest.A&E's legal department is no doubt burning the midnight oil to usher its latest series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, on-air. The network has already received multiple threatening letters from the Church of Scientology, in which the show's host, Leah Remini, is described as a "has-been actress" and...
  • Horrifying Southern California parents tried to cure their kids’ autism with bleach

    10/30/2016 12:21:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    fusion.net ^ | 10/30/2016
    A horrific “miracle cure” for autism peddled by a Southern California “church” that ended up simply being industrial bleach—which is, uh, poison—was exposed Friday by an ABC Los Angeles investigation. Everything about it is crazy. The “church,” which is called Genesis II, pushes a fringe medical treatment of ingesting chlorine dioxide—what the church refers to as MMS (“Miracle Mineral Solution”) and we refer to as bleach—as a cure for autism. “Autism is curable,” chuch member Kerri Rivera, who has since distanced herself somewhat from the church, says to parents of children with autism in a video obtained by ABC Los...
  • The Podesta Papers, our "bettors" believe in Aliens> WTF

    10/08/2016 5:21:20 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 30 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | October 2 2016 | John Podesta
    ..Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth...
  • Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ 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 ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ 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 “unconstitutional” 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 · 71 replies · 2+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 26, 2010 | David Swindle
    It’s 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 “Penn and Teller’s Bullsh*t”: Are there any groups you won’t go after? We haven’t tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn’t want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I’m not sure. And we haven’t 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 he’s optimistic about the prospects of a bill that would make it illegal for therapists in the state to try to “convert” gay youths. Sen. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance, says so-called “reparative” or “ex-gay” 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 “gay conversion therapy” )

    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 “gay conversion therapy” 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, it’s important to understand the nature of this very dangerous bill, which would make it...