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Scientology Reps Slam 'Going Clear' After Well-Received Sundance Debut

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment

After Alex Gibney's new documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," debuted to a standing ovation at this year's Sundance Film F...

Going Clear: Scientology Broke Up Tom Cruise And Nicole Kidman

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is arguably the most hotly anticipated film premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Fes...

Oscar-Winning Director Speaks Out On 'Chilling' Bullying By Scientologists

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Years after leaving the Church of Scientology, Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis is still as disturbed as ever about the way those who lea...

WATCH: Scientology Founder's Great-Grandson Blasts 'Cult Leader' L. Ron Hubbard In Explosive Performance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Jamie DeWolf's last name isn't really DeWolf. The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, DeWolf is an outspoken critic of the contr...

Britain Recognizes Scientology As A Religion

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 12.12.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Britain’s highest court ruled Wednesday (Dec. 11) that Scientology is a religion, giving a 25-year old-woman and her fianc...

DiffiCULT to Leave, a one-woman show

Pam Peterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Pam Peterson

In her spirited one-woman show, "DiffiCult to leave," Roslyn Cohn uses song and narrative to recount her Scientology experiences. Alternatively hilarious and moving, the show is a first-hand account of the before and after of life in a cult... perhaps the largest, and most powerful, cult in contemporary times.

Pressuring Members Into Paying Large Sums For Questionable services And Materials

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion

PARIS -- PARIS (AP) — France's highest appeals court has upheld the 2009 fraud conviction of the Church of Scientology's French branch, its bookstor...

East Harlem Is Church Of Scientology's Newest Location

Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion

The Church of Scientology is breaking new ground with its plan to fill the world with "Ideal Churches of Scientology." The controversial organizat...

Scientology Wedding Debate Forces Judges To Question Definition Of 'Religion' | Owen Bowcott | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion

Five supreme court justices have spent a day wrestling with notions of God, nirvana and what constitutes worship in an attempt to decide whether Scien...

Leah Remini's Sister Candidly Speaks About Scientology Split

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.18.2013 | Celebrity

Leah Remini has released only a brief statement to the press addressing her leaving the Church of Scientology, but now her sister, Nicole, is speaking...

Kirstie Alley 'Livid' With Leah Remini After Scientology Split

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.16.2013 | Celebrity

Actress and Church of Scientology member Kirstie Alley reportedly has it out for Leah Remini now that the former "King of Queens" star has severed tie...

Celebrities Who Left Scientology

Posted 07.12.2013 | Celebrity

Leah Remini has confirmed that she's left the Church of Scientology, and with that she joins a growing list of celebrities who have said goodbye to th...

Actress Leaves Scientology

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 09.11.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES — Actress Leah Remini is expressing appreciation to fans and others following word of her decision to leave the Church of Scientolog...

Lee Speigel

Scientologists Get Sarcastic Apology After Pilots Spot UFOs Over UK Church Headquarters | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Weird News

This story has it all: UFOs spotted by pilots of three commercial jets, radar confirmation of the UFOs from air traffic controllers, reports that the ...

Caroline Fairchild

Medical Business Forced Employees To Practice Scientology: EEOC | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

A Florida medical company stands accused of forcing some of its employees to spend at least half their workday participating in courses associated wit...

Jenna Miscavige Hill Takes Aim at Scientology -- Run By Her Uncle -- in Her Memoir, Beyond Belief

Tony Ortega | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Tony Ortega

We've just finished Jenna Miscavige Hill's memoir, Beyond Belief, and we can say that it packs a powerful punch in its final pages as the niece of Scientology's leader considers his behavior and its effect on her life, both in and out of the church.

Scientology Sings: Another Wacky Musical Pitch for Cash

Tony Ortega | Posted 04.10.2013 | Weird News
Tony Ortega

Our thanks to those clever folks at Anonymous, who very early this morning posted a real gem: a new International Association of Scientologists (IAS) video by our old friends in Melbourne.

Ex-Scientologist Opens Up On SHOCKING Church Practices

Posted 04.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Scientologist Jenna Miscavige Hill joined HuffPost Live Thursday to share her personal story of growing up in the church and to explain how she...

WATCH: Church Of Scientology Super Bowl Ad Raises Eyebrows

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion

Millions of Super Bowl viewers were treated to a myriad of advertisements -- from alcohol distributors, snack brands and even Scientologists -- on Sun...

Renowned Journalist Writes Expose On Scientology

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 02.01.2013 | Religion

(RNS) After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for his expose of al-Qaida, journalist Lawrence Wright turned his eye toward another secretive and cont...

Scientology's Biggest Donor Has Become A Billionaire

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

This isn't the greatest time for the Church of Scientology; a new book takes a critical look at the religious group. But Scientologists may have one r...

Great-Grandson Of Scientology Founder Makes Huge Accusation

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.25.2013 | Religion

The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard says that the Church of Scientology is one of the most “devious, systematic brainwashing sy...

Lawsuit Accuses Church Of Scientology Of Fraud, Deception

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.24.2013 | Religion

A California couple has filed a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology alleging fraud, deception and the mishandling of hundreds of thousands -- po...

Scientology Hit With Federal Fraud Lawsuit While It's Still Reeling From Book Publicity

Tony Ortega | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Tony Ortega

In what appears to be the most serious legal challenge to Scientology in several years, former high-level Scientologists Luis Garcia and his wife Rocio of Irvine, Calif., today filed a federal lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, alleging fraud over the way their contributions to the church were used.

How Do Religious People Feel About Abortion?

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Pew releases a new survey on abortion with a breakdown of views among the religious. No fallout yet over the pro-gay Episcopalian chosen to pray at Obama's inauguration but will there be? This and more in the latest religion headlines.