Archive for the ‘TV Broadcasts’ category

Scientology Gullibility Test

February 17, 2009

The Chaser’s War on Everything did a segment spoofing the Stress Test tables Scientology uses to recruit raw meat — new members, that is.

The Brainwashers

February 14, 2009

Here’s a 45 minute documentary from Germany.  Follow the onscreen instructions to turn on the closed captioning.  Click the fullscreen button for best viewing.

Thanks, Anonymous, for making this available.

Australians Love Xenu

February 5, 2009

Today Tonight in Australia broadcast a report on the formerly secret alien mythology at the core of Scientology, airing Hubbard’s statements in his own voice.  Of course, Scientology went ballistic and flooded the news program with angry e-mails and threats.

How dare those religious bigots tell the truth?  As has been said so many times before, you can believe in Xenu.  Just don’t lie about it.

Simpsons Followup

February 4, 2009

Here’s a nice CNN report about the Bart Simpson robocall from Nancy Cartwright.

New Details on Jett Travolta’s Death

January 8, 2009

CNN’s Anderson Cooper looks at Scientology’s view of drugs, including psych drugs.

Scientology Exploits Tragedy

November 28, 2008

Time and time again, Scientology has exploited an event to promote their cult and their agenda.  We saw it after 9/11 and whenever and wherever disaster strikes. 

In this case from 2007, the CCHR exploited a school shooting to protest the use of psychiatric drugs — even before there was any indication they were used.

FOX News should be commended for calling this exploitation tasteless.

How any “church” is allowed to keep its tax-exempt status while spending a fortune trying to destroy an established medical field is beyond me.

UPDATE:

Tom Newton wants to understand Scientology’s exploitative nature better.  I’d suggest looking at the latest documents from Wikileaks.   There you can discover that all of Scientology’s front groups, including the CCHR, are meant to recruit new members to this disturbed organization.

Penn and Teller on Scientology

August 9, 2008

I always get asked why Penn and Teller don’t tackle Scientology on Bullshit.  Here they address that.

While I have heard that Showtime’s lawyers were stopping them from doing it, I’m rather amazed at Penn’s statement that he doesn’t think they are possibly worthy of tackling.  One of the weaknesses of the last couple of seasons of the show is the tepid topics they are covering.  NASA, dolphins and sleep aids are just a few recent examples.


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