Scientology leader David Miscavige is 60 today, and we have presents - 2020-04-30
Sixty years ago on this date, David Miscavige and his twin sister Denise were born in a small town in Pennsylvania. Today, Dave is the dictatorial head of a worldwide totalitarian organization masquerading as a church which tries to convince the public that Miscavige is its "ecclesiastical" leader.
Miscavige has now been in charge of the Church of Scientology for about 33 years, taking over for the man who had founded the movement and led it for 36 years, L. Ron Hubbard.
Over that time, Miscavige has led Scientology to a stunning victory — its re-acquisition of tax exempt status in 1993 — but he's also overseen a massive loss of membership that has taken place during a series of public relations disasters, from a 1991 Time magazine cover story that called Scientology a "thriving cult of greed and power" to the 1995 death from medical neglect of parishioner Lisa McPherson, and many other press exposes such as the 2009 Tampa Bay Times "Truth Rundown" to Alex Gibney's 2015 HBO film "Going Clear," and most recently Leah Remini's 3-year onslaught at the A&E network, "Scientology and the Aftermath."