Discussion in 'Media' started by DeathHamster, Nov 24, 2014.
Major anti climax.
Maybe so, for the already informed. However I always get a kick out of the reactions of people who never heard of the cults shenanigans before. The wtf Scientology is seriously crazy reaction is priceless.
More people, more opposition, its all good
Well, it wasn't The Squirrel Busters (did you see the 'Damp SquiBs' episode? ), or Larry Anderson's recording of Tommy Davis and Jessica Feshbach explaining how he can't get his own money back, or have any contact with any of his friends of 30 years for asking), if it was drama you were after.
I'd give it a second look - it might just get you where you want to go.
I suppose, but what a build up! Where are the people who were supposed to be flocking to blogs and message boards? Zilch.
Oh well, its back to business as usual as Joe and Jane America decide if they want to vote for a Bush or a Clinton.
So anti-climactic we should talk about Bush.
This thread needs more giggles
The final cut on this side of the LP is the song LAUGH A LITTLE.
Feel free to laugh along! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
When the missing persons report was filed by Leah Remini didn't the cop who "investigated" her report later turn up at a scientology event???
wow serioulsy? if true, that needs to be out in the open
AND told to Leah!
If this was 5 years ago or more you would have had a serious boner for days
Tony Ortega posted this today:
Bodhi Elfman strikes back!
Bodhi Elfman, an actor in Scientology married to fellow celebrity Scientologist Jenna Elfman, reacted to Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary Going Clear with a couple of tweets lashing out at the film.
Baca runs the county sheriff’s office, but it was the other law enforcement outfit in the city, the Los Angeles Police Department, that recently checked up on a missing-person report about Shelly Miscavige filed by actress Leah Remini on August 5. By Thursday, August 8, the LAPD had closed the case after two detectives met with Shelly and determined that she was OK. When we subsequently asked Lt. Andre Dawsonof the LAPD if Shelly had been alone or with church officials when the detectives questioned her, Dawson told us that was classified information.
That's the story I was thinking of, Leah's missing persons report was investigate by the LAPD. After 3 days they closed said case. Lt Andre Dawson was asked about the report and said it was classified information. The above picture shows Lt Andre Dawson speaking at an unknown sci event I believe.
Photo taken at
At the Church of Scientology Los Angeles Open House Event, held Wednesday December 10, leading Human Rights advocates commemorated the UN International Day of Human Rights.
Holy crap on a cracker!
Someone needs to tweet this to Leah.
This is VERY damaging IMO
Fuck the Elfmans. Weren't they also on the "OSA helper" list?
John Alex Wood @johnalexwood
· 5h5 hours agoAccording to the Supreme Court (the highest court in the UK): It's official - Scientology is a religion http://ow.ly/L16zs
john sweeney @johnsweeneyroar 1 min1 minute ago
@johnalexwood Wrong, wrong, wrong. That you can get married in a supermarket does not mean Tesco is a religion. #GoingClear may help you.
This Is One Of The Most Shocking Scientology Stories Not In 'Going Clear'
By Erin Whitney, Huffington Post
There is lot of unsettling information when it comes to the Church of Scientology, all of which is explored in Alex Gibney's latest documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief." But there's one story that was left out of Gibney's film, which premiered this past Sunday on HBO: Where is Michele "Shelly" Miscavige?
Miscavige is the wife of the Church's current leader, David Miscavige, and member of the Church's Sea Organization (Sea Org). According to Lawrence Wright's book on which Gibney's film is based, she disappeared in June 2006 and has not been seen publicly seen August 2007. Her official whereabouts are still unknown.
HBO's Going Clear Exposes Scientology Tactics, Wealth, And IRS Church Status | Forbes
Going Clear, from HBO and director Alex Gibney, is a stark expose of the Church of Scientology. The documentary is riveting, and the grip the cult church has on its followers is nothing short of astounding. Whether one finds solace or horror in the sharp tactics used to recruit and keep adherents, the billions of dollars in the Scientology gravy train are impressive.
That burgeoning wealth is enabled by Scientology’s classification as a tax-exempt church. That topic too is covered in the film, though the film itself is triggering new scrutiny. Viewers may feel less tolerant of the organization than the IRS. Actress Mia Farrow tweeted that, “#Scientology is a thuggish, dangerous, cruel cult. Sign petition to revoke their tax exempt status https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/revoke-scientologys-tax-exempt-status … #GoingClear.”
If the IRS decides to take on Scientology for round two, the bout could be noisy. Churches reap a vast array of tax advantages. They even include special rules limiting IRS authority to audit a church. A “church” is not specifically defined in the tax code, but the IRS lays out buzzwords in its tax guide for churches and religious organizations, including these characteristics:
Distinct legal existence;
Recognized creed and form of worship;
Definite and distinct ecclesiastical government;
Formal code of doctrine and discipline;
Distinct religious history;
Membership not associated with any other church or denomination;
Organization of ordained ministers;
Ordained ministers selected after completing prescribed study;
Literature of its own;
Established places of worship;
Regular religious services;
Sunday schools for religious instruction of the young; and
Schools for preparing its members.
The IRS considers all facts and circumstances in assessing whether an organization qualifies. But unlike other exempt organizations, a church need not actually apply for tax exemption. Most churches do, but it is not technically required. Now, 22 years after the IRS gave in, there are new outcries for the IRS to examine Scientology and to end its tax-exempt status.
It isn’t a far-fetched idea. The Nonprofit Risk Management Center reports that over one hundred 501(c)(3) organizations lose their tax-exempt status each year. The reasons can vary, but in the case of Scientology, many wonder how it could have collected the church status in the first place.
Religious cloaking video
Recommended Reading: The Local Roots Of Scientology’s David Miscavige | Philebrity
Like you, we’re also still trying to unpack all of the information presented in Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. The past day for us has been a trip down the Xenu rabbit hole in which our fascination with the religion has reached a fever pitch of Tom Cruise couch-jumping proportions. (Timely reference, bro!) With that in mind, we encourage you to revisit Daily News reporter Jason Nark‘s 2012 piece on Scientology head honcho David Miscavige‘s local ties, including insights from ex-church member Marty Rathbun that illustrate the dubious ways in which our area may have stuck with Miscavige:
"Rathbun and some other church defectors say Miscavige is nothing more than a 5-foot-5 bully who has physically attacked underlings for no reason. Rathbun, who once defended Miscavige against such allegations, said that’s the dark side of his “Philly attitude.”
“He loves to use the Philly banner to play the tough guy,” Rathbun said.
See Philly? Stuff like this is exactly why you’ll never reach the O.T. III level.
Here's the 2012 thread about that article:
Good Forbes article. After identifying the subject matter as "The Church of Scientology," the author does not mindlessly used the words "the Church." Instead he writes "Scientology," except when discussing Scientology's use of the Church identity.
This kind of article frightens Scientology.
So glad to see mainstream, non-entertainment, journalists picking up the dialog. Particularly happy when it is the business publications - WSJ, Forbes, etc.
#6 above in red is interesting. The cult can feign the rest but they are ON RECORD saying you can still be a member of another religion.
'Going Clear' Raises Questions About Church's Tax-Exemption | Breitbart
HBO’s ‘Going Clear’ triggers new scrutiny of Scientology’s tax-exempt status | Business Insider
Can ‘Going Clear’ Do For Scientology’s Tax-Exempt Status What ‘The Jinx’ Did For Robert Durst? | Uproxx
Why Scientology's 'Going Clear' Twitter attack backfired | Digiday
that's right mofos!
GO GO GO!
And thanks Wrong Guy AS ALWAYS <3
for being the Supreme Roolah of Epic Mega Posting!
I would buy you a shiny and "spangly" trophy like the COS scilons get, but they are oh so gawdy and where would you put it?
Uhm, in a dumpster?
Regarding TV ratings, bear in mind that when HBO premiered Going Clear, it went up against the season finale of one of the most popular shows on TV, The Walking Dead.
Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Tops Night, ‘Talking Dead’, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’, ‘Going Clear’, ‘Killing Jesus’ & More
Crosspost from esmb:http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...-Kirstie-Alley-amp-More&p=1022180#post1022180
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Re: Going Clear + Scientology Celebs: Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley & Mo
Leah Remini's husband, Angelo Pagan, just reponded on Twitter and Instagram directly to Bodhi Elfman's "nazi" Tweet.
Here's a direct link to Angelo Pagan's Instagram page: https://instagram.com/p/050LvDmXdT/?...ealangelopagan
Here's a direct link to Angelo Pagan's Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/apangelo/with_replies
I wonder if all the scilon celebs getting requests for comments about Going Clear (from the media) will be the most attention they have gotten in a long time
Finally people will actually want o hear what they have to say.
Wonder if some will think hmmmm. I'm back in the limelight again. This feels good
Of course not including Cruise or Travolta. TC is always in the limelight as a total idiot ever since he jumped on that couch.
And JT since he hit the spas and now gyms.
Okay, this was pretty funny (and clearly uses footage from Going Clear):
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Scientology: http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/9lgu
Always though that Pagan fellow looked like a decent chap, even back when his wife was in.
and he has just been added to the Big List!
Was he ever in?
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