5 Biggest Lies in Scientology's 2-Minute TV Ad - 2012-02-07

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F11.png 5 Biggest Lies in Scientology's 2-Minute TV Ad February 7, 2012, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

We keep seeing Twitter reactions as people are stunned to see a 2-minute ad for Scientology show up on network television. We've written earlier about the negative reactions the ad is getting as it appeared during NFL playoff games, the Miss America pageant, the Golden Globes, and during such weekly series as Glee and American Idol.

But we haven't written yet about what's actually in the ad, which appears to be the latest slick production from Scientology's Golden Era Productions that makes use of swooshing text. (For a previous example, look for the "Define Better" video in this story about Scientology's in-house rapper, Chill EB).

Golden Era knows how to put out a slick ad. But how much of it is true? Turns out, not a lot. We've selected the ad's five biggest whoppers, taking them in the order that they appear...


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = 5 Biggest Lies in Scientology's 2-Minute TV Ad | url = http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/02/5_biggest_lies_scientology_tv_ad.php | work = Runnin' Scared | publisher = Village Voice | date = February 7, 2012 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}