Jason Beghe, Scientology’s newest critic; Norway joins the fray (Digg)

I’ve been on a hiatus from the Scientology vs. the Internet story, but enough threads have been spun in the past week that a refresher is in order.

First of all, there’s the Jason Beghe Conspiracy (Village Voice), wherein the well-established character actor tells all about his none-too-enlightening experience as a Scientologist. The video — it’s f-bomb laden so I can’t link directly — was picked up and widely circulated after it was published by venerated Scientology critic Mark “Wise Beard Man” Bunker on his YouTube channel. After Bunker posted the first part of the Beghe interview on YouTube, his 10,000-subscriber account was yanked.


Dagbladet Norway has now signed itself up for a role in the Scientology saga too. The picture at left is the cover of Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. The Norwegian press is reporting that the daughter of a member of the nation’s Parliament committed suicide not long after taking a Scientology personality test in Nice, France.