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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2011 - 11:38AM #1
sonnymoon42
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I'm certain the Church of Scientology is not happy about the publication of this article ("The Apostate" by Lawrence Wright) in the February 14, 2011 issue of The New Yorker magazine.
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 15, 2011 - 10:45AM #2
sonnymoon42
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On The New Yorker website, there are also source documents--such as LRH's university transcripts and Naval service records, which indicate Hubbard's own accounts of his educational and military achievements were greatly inflated.


www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/1...

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 15, 2011 - 12:05PM #3
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The article tells the story of ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis, an Oscar-winning screenwriter/director who wrote Crash (which he also directed) and Million Dollar Baby. He was a member of the Church of Scientology for 34 years, and an Operating Thetan Level 3; he resigned in 2009.

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2 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2011 - 4:55PM #4
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In an attempt to discredit The New Yorker for running the article on Paul Haggis, the Curch of Scientology struck back by publishing a parody of the magazine:


mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/3...

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10 months ago  ::  Jul 25, 2013 - 4:46PM #5
sonnymoon42
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Freedom Magazine (a Scientology publication) described The New Yorker magazine’s profile of Paul Haggis as “a twisted farce told through the eyes of a Felliniesque cast of liars and misfits.”


See article about Freedom here.

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9 months ago  ::  Aug 03, 2013 - 6:05PM #6
sonnymoon42
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In a follow up of sorts, Paul Haggis (subject of the New Yorker article) wrote a letter of support (published in The Hollywood Reporter) praising actress Leah Remini who recently left Scientology and has been quite vocal in her criticism of the church.


www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/leah-remi...

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