There's nothing quite like when Scientology cancels your superhuman powers with a 'declare' - 2016-06-09

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F347.png There's nothing quite like when Scientology cancels your superhuman powers with a 'declare' June 9, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

(Dani and Tami Lemberger)

July 2012 was one of the craziest months in our 20-year history of watching and writing about the Church of Scientology. The media was in a frenzy because, at the end of June, Katie Holmes had amputated her ties to Tom Cruise in a highly calculated surgical strike. But so much else happened then. We broke the news that month that Ron Miscavige had escaped from his son's organization. (He had actually left in March, but it had taken a few months for the news to get to us, and now his escape is the subject of Ron's bestselling book, Ruthless.) We also reacted to the tragic death at 27 of Alexander Jentzsch, son to Karen de la Carriere, who had been cut out of her son's life on orders from the church.

But with that all going on, perhaps our favorite story from July 2012 was the lengthy piece we wrote about the remarkable Dani Lemberger, his wife Tami, and their Scientology mission in Haifa, Israel that had dared to break away and become independent from David Miscavige and the official church.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = There's nothing quite like when Scientology cancels your superhuman powers with a 'declare' | url = https://tonyortega.org/2016/06/09/theres-nothing-quite-like-when-scientology-cancels-your-superhuman-powers-with-a-declare/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = June 9, 2016 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}