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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 17: Louis Farrakhan

The bizarre relationship between Scientology and the Nation of Islam continues, despite some recent predictions that it might be on the way out.

We’ve been reporting on this strange situation for more than eight years, and it hasn’t really become less mysterious in all that time. What we know is that Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan has had a relationship with Scientology going back for a very long time. Below, you can see a photo of him in 2006 at a Celebrity Centre event with singer Stacy Francis and the person who is probably responsible for bringing these two very different groups together, the Rev. Alfreddie Johnson Jr.

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 18: Mark ‘Marty’ Rathbun

In 2011 we spent the month of August counting down a list of the “Top 25 People Crippling Scientology.” Nine years later, Scientology is still hurting, but church leader David Miscavige learned long ago that paid membership was only one resource that kept him in business. He also relies on a small army of enablers, some paid, some not, who help him stay in business even though they aren’t Scientologists themselves. So we thought we’d recognize them with this countdown.

Nine years ago, former top Scientology enforcer Mark “Marty” Rathbun wrote a fiery article that was typical of his blog at that time.

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 19: Wally Pope

In 2011 we spent the month of August counting down a list of the “Top 25 People Crippling Scientology.” Nine years later, Scientology is still hurting, but church leader David Miscavige learned long ago that paid membership was only one resource that kept him in business. He also relies on a small army of enablers, some paid, some not, who help him stay in business even though they aren’t Scientologists themselves. So we thought we’d recognize them with this countdown.

You must have known we’d be getting around to some Scientology legal types in this countdown at some point. Where would Scientology be, after all, without its small army of highly paid hired guns who clog up courts with mountains of paperwork and file nutty motions on behalf of David Miscavige to delay and derail any hope of justice for Scientology’s victims?

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 20: Gensler

In 2011 we spent the month of August counting down a list of the “Top 25 People Crippling Scientology.” Nine years later, Scientology is still hurting, but church leader David Miscavige learned long ago that paid membership was only one resource that kept him in business. He also relies on a small army of enablers, some paid, some not, who help him stay in business even though they aren’t Scientologists themselves. So we thought we’d recognize them with this countdown.

Since at least 2006, Scientology has been working with one architectural firm to make sure that its ‘Ideal Orgs’ are cathedrals worthy of church leader David Miscavige, and that’s the San Francisco-based global outfit Gensler.

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 21: Parents who subscribe to ABCMouse

In 2011 we spent the month of August counting down a list of the “Top 25 People Crippling Scientology.” Nine years later, Scientology is still hurting, but church leader David Miscavige learned long ago that paid membership was only one resource that kept him in business. He also relies on a small army of enablers, some paid, some not, who help him stay in business even though they aren’t Scientologists themselves. So we thought we’d recognize them with this countdown.

For a few years now, we have been trying to warn parents with toddlers that if they subscribe to the educational software service ABCMouse, they are helping make one of Scientology’s biggest donors wealthy enough to give the church huge amounts of money.

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 22: Graham Norton and other celebrity strokers

In 2011 we spent the month of August counting down a list of the “Top 25 People Crippling Scientology.” Nine years later, Scientology is still hurting, but church leader David Miscavige learned long ago that paid membership was only one resource that kept him in business. He also relies on a small army of enablers, some paid, some not, who help him stay in business even though they aren’t Scientologists themselves. So we thought we’d recognize them with this countdown.

As Leah Remini revealed here at the Underground Bunker on July 27, there really is a lot to ask Tom Cruise about his involvement in Scientology, from the way his marriages have been broken up by David Miscavige, to the disappearance of Dave’s wife Shelly, to the way Tom has cut his daughter Suri out of his life to protect Scientology.

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 23: The apologist academics

In 2011 we spent the month of August counting down a list of the “Top 25 People Crippling Scientology.” Nine years later, Scientology is still hurting, but church leader David Miscavige learned long ago that paid membership was only one resource that kept him in business. He also relies on a small army of enablers, some paid, some not, who help him stay in business even though they aren’t Scientologists themselves. So we thought we’d recognize them with this countdown.

It’s true that religious studies academics struggle to get anyone to pay attention to what they have to say. And for the most part, the professor types who insist on helping out Scientology by claiming it’s a bona fide “religion” that has been unfairly treated by the media rarely get much traction with the public or press.

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 24: Rebecca Dobkin and other low-level PI grunts

[Rebecca Dobkin]

In 2011 we spent the month of August counting down a list of the “Top 25 People Crippling Scientology.” Nine years later, Scientology is still hurting, but church leader David Miscavige learned long ago that paid membership was only one resource that kept him in business. He also relies on a small army of enablers, some paid, some not, who help him stay in business even though they aren’t Scientologists themselves. So we thought we’d recognize them with this countdown.

We’re very glad that Leah Remini and Mike Rinder last week finally got to tell the story of Tammy Clark, who tried, in the summer of 2018, to check on the welfare of her uncle, “retired” Scientology president Heber Jentzsch.

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The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 25: DirecTV and filmmakers buffing Dave’s channel

[Dave kicks off Scientology TV]

Nine years ago we spent the month of August counting down a list of the “Top 25 People Crippling Scientology” and it was a very popular feature. So we thought, with August upon us again, we might have some fun with another countdown, but with a slightly different focus.

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