MUST WATCH: Ex long-time Scientologists attest to danger of the cult

In this set of videos taken at a press conference in Clearwater, Florida in 1998, former high-ranking Scientologists Arnald (Arnie) Lerma, Scientologist of 10 years, and Stacy Young (Brooks), fourteen years, speak out against the cult. They speak of the cult’s standard practice of imprisoning its members (often in isolation) – indeed, each of these speakers experienced … Continue reading

Operation ReConnect: TampaBay.Com on Clearwater Protest

TampaBay.Com covers the Clearwater April 12 Operation ReConnect protest against the Cult of Scientology. Be prepared for Scientologists giving BS-filled comments. This post is part of a series of posts on media coverage of Operation ReConnect that will be unfolding over the coming days. For more on Scientology, click here.

The Corporation of Scientology tries and fails to stop protests

The Corporation of Scientology was just denied a legal injunction to bar members of Anonymous from coming within 500 feet of Scientology buildings in Clearwater during the planned March 15 international day of protest. The Corporation claims that they have received thousands of harassing or threatening phone calls, 3.6 million “malicious” e-mails, 10 acts of … Continue reading

It’s L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday and SCIENTOLOGY IS A TOTALITARIAN TERRORIST CULT

It’s not everyday that we get to celebrate the birthday of a man who realized his aspiration to get rich by starting up a religion. It’s not everyday that we get to celebrate the birthday of a man who created a totalitarian Orwellian terrorist cult. Today we get to celebrate both. Today is the birthday of the … Continue reading

Florida State Senate Bill 2692: The We Have *NO* Scientific Standards Act

Florida Republican Ronda Storms has introduced the positively named Academic Freedom Act in the Florida State Senate. The bill concerns the rights of teachers and students with regard to education on, you guessed it, evolution. The bill proposes that teachers be able to “objectively present scientific information relevant to the full range of scientific views … Continue reading

Florida legislators pushing for evolution to be taught as “just a theory”

Remember what I said about having to be a right-wing Christian nutter in order to be a public school administrator or council member in Florida? Well apparently it also applies to legislators in the state. Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald writes: Top state legislators say they’re ready to join the fight over putting the word … Continue reading

The rantings of UnAmericans. Feel free to dissect their nonsense.

Yesterday I received an infuriated comment in response to my post on a Florida school banning gay rights communications.  The ignorance and unAmericanism that filled this comment is astounding but at the same time completely unsurprising. Read on.

First requirement for being an education administrator or council member in Florida: You must be a Christian right nutter

I’ve written a few posts lately on the anti-evolution anti-reality Christian righttards making up the school board councils in a number of Florida counties. Today Ed Brayton posts on another righttarded state of affairs in Florida: the banning of pro-Gay Rights speech. The school also bans anti-gay speech. The school is taking a position similar to … Continue reading

12 Florida county school boards pass anti-evolution resolutions

The tally of Florida county school boards officially passing resolutions to not teach evolution as fact is now at 12! The panels of twelve Floridian school boards have just shown themselves to be made up primarily of ignorant deluded religious dogmatists who belong in the seats of a Biology class, not on a panel determining … Continue reading