Rock Center on Scientology

During the whole TomKat divorce drama, NBC’s Rock Center did a nice piece about Scientology featuring interviews with Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder, Bert Leahy, Jamie DeWolf and others. ¬†They also take us to the birthplace of Dianetics for a quickie primer on what the church wants you to know about auditing and e-meters.
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7 Replies to “Rock Center on Scientology”

  1. Being nobody important was a hugh asset when it came to leaving the Church of Scientology. Just ask millions of ex-church members. Those of us who could not afford to pay hundreds of dollars/hour for “auditing” found it easier to leave.

  2. Arg!! Another journalist reporting that the ‘Church is growing’. And they read Scientology statements as if that alone balances the story. Doesn’t anybody do their homework any more? How about reading a part of the statement followed by…”But we should note that Scientology has been caught red-handed trying to frame a reporter, steal government documents and commit fraud, among other illegal actions, so their statements should be viewed skeptically.”
    Come on NBC, grow some gonads!

  3. Good journalism. Now riddle me this… Is it simply a coincidence that Zombie movies are getting more and more popular while Scientology becomes less and less popular? Is it? I don’t think so.

  4. Marty Rathbun stole the show with his question at the end of the first part. If he was this violent psycho, why did the CoS let him audit Tom Cruise?
    Also, while Tom Cruise can claim he didn’t try to turn his children against Nicole, that doesn’t explain how Tom Cruise could allow himself to be audited by Marty Rathbun, psycho squirrel.
    Needless to say, both Marty and Mike come off as relatively sane, compared to devoted liars they were when working for CoS.

  5. Scientology is NOT growing. A stupid photo album full of pictures doesn’t prove it. NBC, check the number of Scientologists left in the “church”. You’ll find that Scientology may open new buildings, but they don’t have the people to staff them. Tell the WHOLE story, guys.

  6. So, Knight of Anonymous, you dare to compare Scientology to Phrenology? Any reputable Phrenologist would sue you for making that comparison.

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