John Carmichael

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    AUDIO: "Touch Me," Creepy Scientology Goon Repeatedly Tells Protester

    "Touch me" the man says again and again. "Touch me." In what should go down as one of the most skin-crawling audio tapes in recent Scientology history, we hear a church operative repeatedly challenge protester David Love to provoke an incident so that Love can find himself in a world of legal hurt ... More >>

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    November 20, 2011

    Scientology, Indubitably: NYC Anons Make Their Fancy Raid on the 46th Street 'Org'

    As advertised, last night's "fancy raid" put on by the local chapter of Project Chanology (the Anonymous wing that protests Scientology) was a sartorial riot. About 20 young Anonymous members showed up with Snidely Whiplash mustaches (even the women!) and with interesting choices in head wear. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology: The Readers Poll!

    ​You've watched us reveal all but the top five entries in our big countdown, The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology -- now it's your turn to vote for your own list! Here's the link you've been waiting for -- now go and tell us who you think is doing the most to contribute to the Church of Sc ... More >>

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    September 10, 2011

    Scientology Schweinehund: Commenters of the Week!

    "Rathbun? I see nothing!"​We were feeling pretty whiplashed this week here at the underground bunker where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related -- on the one hand, our big countdown was really heating up, but we also needed to keep an eye on the big news breaking out in Germany, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 12: Tommy Davis

    ​On August 5, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Scientology Watching Hits the Beach!

    ​Just a programming note today as we wait to reveal tomorrow morning's entry in our countdown... This Saturday, New York-area enturbulators, hackers, and don't-call-them-members of Anonymous will be making their annual "beach party" at the 46th Street Scientology "org," just off Times Square. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Scientology Escapee Tells Skeptics' Group How It's Done

    ​ Photos by Candice M. Giove. Gathered in a room at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch at the Avenue of the Americas and West 10th Street a group listening to an ex-Scientologist evaluated their traits. Bright? Of course. Curious about the world around me? Sure. Idealistic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    NY Scientology Chief: "I Smell Pussy"

    When Rev. John Carmichael, president of the Church of Scientology of New York, came face-to-face with a small contingent of Anonymous protestors this past Monday, he didn't engage them in a spiritual debate. Instead, he leaned into one member on a Times Square street and said, “Let me tell you thi ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2008
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    September 4, 2007

    Xenu Goes Uptown

    Scientology makes a major move into Harlem. But why?

  • News

    January 26, 1999

    Practical Piety

    A Guide for the Perplexed, Pg. 2