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Posted: June 21, 2011 in News, Opinion
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Sing-a-Long Scientology Video Surfaces

 Thanks Gawker

  — Ooh, look, another propaganda video from Hollywood’s favorite cult, the Church of Scientology. This one appears to have been filmed in the early ’90s, and features a fascinating shot of Church leader David Miscavige singing a Scientology hymn with his cronies.

Sing-a-Long Scientology Video SurfacesThe Village Voice reports that this guy, in the “weird Hermes/goatse shirt,” is Miscavige.

Sing-a-Long Scientology Video SurfacesThe lady at left is thought to be Miscavige’s mysterious wife Shelly, who has reportedlybeen missing since 2006. To her right are two former Scientology bigwigs now thought to be “in the Hole,” a manmade purgatory the New Yorker described as “a pair of double-wide trailers” south of Los Angeles, where misbehaving Scientologists are made to do “group confessions all day and all night.”

Update: Voice editor Tony Ortega tweets that this “Hole” refers to the Church’s Rehabilitation Project Force, which is either a faith-based counseling program or punitive prison camp, depending who you ask. You know your religion is hardcore when “in the Hole” could refer to one of many manmade purgatories.

If it weren’t for all the disappeared people, this silly Scientology sing-a-long would be nerdy fun. But since three-quarters of its cast is allegedly missing or “in the Hole” these days, it’s pretty creepy. [Village Voice]

Lyrics include lines such as “Knowing the truth will set us free, Take us from clear to eternity, For a future we thought would never be, We stand tall.” Interspersed in the video are images of Scientology centers around the world, book giveaways, founder L. Ron Hubbard and boats on a “Religious Freedom Crusade.”

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