Scientology Executive Describes Use of Kidnapping and Torture by Church Leaders

In 2012, Debbie Cook, who ran the "spiritual Mecca" for seventeen years, came forward and accused the church of repeated accounts of "screaming, slapping" and being "made to stand in a trash and water's poured over you" in efforts to confess her sins. This was all done in "The Hole", located at Scientology's International base in the California Desert. She claims that she was taken there against her will and forced to stay for seven weeks. The church states that she "voluntarily" participated in their program of "religious discipline."


Stephen Fry on American Cults

From ''The Great Disappointment of 1844'' to the ''Rapture of 1988.'' Interesting, quite, and funny. QI with Jo Brand, David Mitchell, Sean Lock and Alan Davies. A BBC production,


Gay Makeout Session in Response to Crazy Preacher Lady

So there was this crazy preacher lady yelling in the UU for 3 hours today, talking about how we're all damned to hell and how we're sinners but she's a saint because she's spreading the word of God (you know, the usual). She was just beginning a rant on traditional marriage and why gay people are evil when this happened. Highlight of my week.


Real Actors Read Christian Forums #3

Actor Chris Kipiniak, currently appearing on-Broadway in Alan Cummings' Macbeth is a man who knows his computer is smarter than the average atheist.


Are Religions Unfair to Women?

BBC One 05 May 2013

This is a special edition from King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham and Nicky Campbell asks just one Big Question: Are religions unfair to women?

Taking part are: Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion at the University of Exeter; Cole Moreton, author of Is God Still an Englishman?; Christina Rees, who sits on The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England; the theologian Vicky Beeching; the feminist Kate Smurthwaite; Liz Weston from Christ Church, Southampton; Sarah de Nordwall from Catholic Voices; Eunice Olumide, a convert to Islam; Rania Hafez from Muslim Women in Education; Rabbi Shmuel Arkush, Director of Lubavitch in the Midlands; and Bharti Tailor, President of the Hindu Forum for Europe.