One of the people who made the Scientology’s Enemies List, which we wrote about yesterday, is Mark Bunker, dubbed “Wise Beard Man” by the Anonymous movement. I sent him an e-mail to make sure he saw it.
Today, I received this reply from him: “What a day. You send me this news and then an hour or so later I hear that my mom has died. I’m cutting my road trip short to go back for the funeral. Thankfully I just spent a few days with her last week as I passed through the Midwest. I hope to restart my interviews soon.”
Bunker is working on a feature-length film, “Knowledge Report,” about Scientology. In the preview clip he provided above, you’ll see several people who were on the Enemies List, like Amy Scobee and her mother, Bonnie Elliott.
I have to say, the production qualities of this preview are impressive. Bunker is asking the public to help him raise funds to finish the film. Go here for more details.
We’re sorry to hear about Bunker’s loss. But we know the guy. He won’t be down for long.
Tony Ortega is the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice. Since 1995, he’s been writing about Scientology at several publications. Among his other stories about L. Ron Hubbard’s organization:
The Larry Wollersheim Saga — Scientology Finally Pays For Its Fraud
The Tory Bezazian (Christman) Story — How the Internet Saved A Scientologist From Herself
The Jason Beghe Defection — A Scientology Celebrity Goes Rogue
The Paul Haggis Ultimatum — The ‘Crash’ Director Tells Scientology to Shove It
The Jefferson Hawkins Stipulation — Scientology’s former PR genius comes clean
The Daniel Montalvo Double-Cross — Scientology lures a young defector into a trap
A Church Myth Debunked — Scientology and Proposition 8
Daniel Montalvo Strikes Back — Scientology Hit with Stunning Child-Labor Lawsuits
When Scientologists Attack — The Marty Rathbun Intimidation
A Scientologist Excommunicated — The Michael Fairman SP Declaration
The Richard Leiby Operation — Investigating a reporter’s divorce to shut him up
The Hugh Urban Investigation — An academic takes a harsh look at Scientology’s past
Giovanni Ribisi as David Koresh — A precedent for a Scientology-Branch Davidian link
Janet Reitman’s Inside Scientology — A masterful telling of Scientology’s history
The Western Spy Network Revealed? — Marty Rathbun ups the ante on David Miscavige
Scientology’s Enemies List — Are You On It?