Scientology's 2014 in review: May your days be merry and bright! - 2014-12-25

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F347.png Scientology's 2014 in review: May your days be merry and bright! December 25, 2014, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Merry Christmas! We hope you're having a lovely Saturnalia as we continue to look back at the most significant stories we covered here in the Underground Bunker in 2014. In this installment we're looking at the stories we covered in May.

One of the things that characterized 2014 was the rising number of Scientology defectors prepared to tell their stories right after leaving. It can take a former member years to decide to speak publicly, and many or most never do. But this year, we were stunned repeatedly by people talking about their Scientology experience only weeks after walking away.

In March, it had been Jillian Schlesinger who spoke of her escape from the Sea Org, and now, to start the month of May, we talked to Florida horse doctor Lee Shewmaker, who was tired of being an easy mark for the church's fundraising efforts.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology's 2014 in review: May your days be merry and bright! | url = https://tonyortega.org/2014/12/25/scientologys-2014-in-review-may/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = December 25, 2014 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}