Posts tagged "cults"

Leah Remini On Scientology: Criticizing Tom Cruise Means “You Are Evil”

Mark your calendars! Cancel your plans! Leah Remini is going to be on “20/20″ this Friday night, dishing some dirt on the Church of Scientology, of which she was a member from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 26, 2015 - 1:30 pm

FLDS Leader Warren Jeffs’ Children Say He Sexually Abused Them

Jeffs is still running the FLDS from behind bars.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Leah Remini Explains Why She Left Scientology

In 2013, actress Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology after having been a Scientologist for pretty much her entire life. In season 2 of her reality show “It’s All…

Robyn Pennacchia | July 16, 2015 - 10:00 am

True Story: So This One Time I Was Rejected By A Weird Sex Cult

I was 15 years old when we moved to Rochester, NY. The big fight we had at the time was that I thought I should go to the School of…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Scientology HBIC David Miscavige Spent $10K A Week Spying On Father

Well, well, isn’t this damning. According to a 2013 police report, the church paid, via a third party,  two detectives $10,000 a week to do full-time surveillance on Ronald Miscavige Sr.,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 9, 2015 - 10:30 am

You’ve Got To Watch “SNL”‘s Hilariously Scathing Scientology Spoof

This fake commercial from last night’s “Saturday Night Live” may be about a religion called the “Church of Neurotology,” but all of the details so closely resemble actual facts from

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm

6 Additional Scientology Horror Stories We’d Like To See Covered In A “Going Clear” Sequel

Last night, HBO aired the documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” which we at The Frisky have been excitedly awaiting since first hearing about it, as we…

Amelia McDonell-Parry & Robyn Pennacchia | March 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Child Molesting Minnesota Cult Leader Arrested In Brazil

Over the weekend, Brazillian authorities arrested Victor Arden Barnard, a former “minister” who thought he was Jesus, and has been wanted in the United States on 59 charges of sexual misconduct,…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Watch A Bunch Of Scientologists Get Really Psyched About A Whole Lot Of Nothin’

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last eight years or so just immersing myself in Scientology silliness, so it’s kind of impressive to me that the Church still…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 29, 2014 - 11:30 am

HBO Is Turning Lawrence Wright’s Epic Scientology Exposé Into A Documentary And I Am Here For It

Welp, I think it’s safe to say that executives at HBO have been added to the Church of Scientology’s lengthy suppressive persons list, as the cable network is poised to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Why Aren’t Victims Of Cults Treated With More Seriousness And Respect?

Yesterday, I wrote a response to a Refinery 29 profile of an anonymous Scientologist named “Elaine” which I believe glossed over very serious allegations of abuse within the Church and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

The Problem With Refinery 29’s Profile Of A Church Of Scientology Member

The lifestyle website Refinery 29 is in a bit of hot water after writer Kelsey Miller published a profile of a young, female Scientologist called “Elaine” (not her real name)…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Michelle Pfeiffer Used To Belong To A Breatharian Cult

I haven’t thought about Michelle Pfeiffer in a while, but regardless, she is the last person I would expect to admit she was once a member of a cult. Pfeiffer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2013 - 9:20 am

10 Essential Movies & Documentaries About Cults

Something you may not know about me: I’m really into anything involving cults, save actually being in one. I can’t get enough of books, internet chat rooms where former members meet to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 7, 2012 - 9:00 am

Freedom’s Just Another Word For Orgasmic Meditation

I’m willing to bet most of you have Monday mornings that go something like this: alarm goes off at 6:30 AM, you hit snooze 3 times before rolling out of…

Wendy Atterberry | March 16, 2009 - 3:00 pm