Monthly Archives: March 2015

Thoughts on HBO’s Going Clear Documentary

2018-12-16T19:58:11+00:00March 30th, 2015|Blog, Media Reviews|

I watched the two-hour HBO "Going Clear" documentary last night and wanted to share some immediate thoughts. First of all. Wow! It was very intense and will hopefully wake up the public to the power and danger of the Scientology cult. In particular, I welcome the call to action to revoke its tax exemption status (something I do not believe it should have ever acquired). In 2010, I wrote a blog piece calling for tax exemption revocation of Scientology, when high-profile leaders like Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder started sharing their inside stories. Super kudos to all of the [...]

HBO Going Clear Press Release

2018-12-16T21:12:18+00:00March 18th, 2015|Blog, News and Updates|

Press Release Boston, March 18, 2015 The HBO movie “Going Clear” has ruffled Scientology’s feathers while also whetting people’s appetite for answers to significant questions–not least–why people get involved and indoctrinated into destructive cults? Cult expert Steve Hassan says, “Alex Gibney’s sobering movie has likely opened the floodgates to a public examination of destructive cults.” Former scientologist “Spanky” Taylor, who is featured in the documentary, states, “Although it took years for me to seek out professional help in recovering from my cult experience, I was grateful for the works of Robert Lifton, Margaret Singer, and particularly Steven Hassan in [...]