Leah Remini Trains The Big Guns On Scientology In Latest Episode

The man who designed the security system at the main center for Scientology on the West says it eventually was used to keep people from escaping.

The first season of Leah Remini and Mike Rinder’s A&E series exposing the Church of Scientology had one aim: to explain the evils of the organization, which in no way is actually a church. The ratings and reception were better than anyone anticipated, and soon, a second season was ordered. Where once speaking out against Scientology could spell the end of a Hollywood career, the times, they are a-changin’, as most clearly evidenced by the fact that the series just won an Emmy.

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  • Maurice Miner

    Hey, you are dissin’ Ron L! That is verboten, particularly where the Church has clearly helped out troubled youth, and indeed promulgates clambakes to help spread the Word.

    • tom_billesley

      Don’t forget the benefits of Diuretics.

      • David Murrell

        Please tell me you two are being sarcastic.

        • Justin St.Denis

          David, you missed the humour in Tom’s reference. “Diuretics” is not “Dianetics”. Lighten up.

          • David Murrell

            It’s early on a sleepy Sunday morning. I thought duretics was dianetics.

          • tom_billesley

            It’s my way of taking the pi$$ out of El-Ron.

  • Brett McS

    A significant difference between the cult of Scientology and Islam: A proposal to do a similar exposé of Islam would have film makers running from the room faster than you can say Theo van Gogh.

    • tom_billesley

      Scientology and Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam have been fellow-travellers since 2010

    • shasta

      “a similar exposé of Islam” – That would be something that I would enjoy watching.

    • Ed

      Scientology is basically an acronym festival.

  • shasta

    I seem to remember reading years ago that scientology grew out of a bet that Hubbard had with another pulp sci-fi writer that one could make more money and suck more people in by making up a religion than one could by other “creative” endevours. If true I think he proved his point.

    • Brett McS

      That’s what I heard also, but a doco a few years ago on Scientology made the case that LRon was (or became) genuinely crazy enough to believe his own BS. The small-man-syndrome nut case that runs the show now seems to be pure cynic, though.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Miscavige

    • Tooth&Claw

      The other writer was R.A .Heinlein.
      You can see shades of the thinking on religion in his novel ‘Stranger in a Strange Land” Church of the holy orgasm indeed!

  • simus1

    An expose on muslimtology could be counterproductive. Years ago in the early days of broadcast media there supposedly were live congressional hearings on various quack medicine swindles, closely followed by mountains of mail demanding to know the addresses where these miracle cures could be obtained.

  • LairdKintyre

    Ron L Hubbard was a hack science fiction writer. He wad discharged during WWII after serving as a Naval officer. The reason? Gross Incompetance. Only a fool would follow that clowns religion