Rolling Stone has republished the web version of ‘Inside Scientology‘ — its in-depth article on the Scientology cult, first published in 2006.
It is the most controversial religion in America, and the most mysterious. Its followers believe they’re on a mission to save the universe — but detractors call it a cult. What’s the truth? A special report that unlocks the faith’s complex code
The article is authored by Janet Reitman, whose publisher today announced the publication of her book titled Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion, which is to be published on July 5. [The book can be pre-ordered]
The announcement comes hard on the heels of a fire storm of negative publicity for the destructive cult. News outlets all over the world are highlighting a New Yorker article in which investigate journalist Lawrence Wright profiles high-level Scientology defector Paul Haggis.
Among other thing the article says the FBI is investigating human trafficking and physical abuse within the Church of Scientology.
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Wright, who mention the book in his article, praises Inside Scientology, calling it “an engrossing, groundbreaking work that brings a welcome sense of fair-mindedness to a subject that is, for many journalists and scholars, too hot to touch.”