Towards the end of last year, I interviewed Marc Headley, a former Scientology employee who has recently told his story in his book Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology. Headley worked at Scientology's International Base in California and he reveals that, behind the razor wire protected perimeter, the Base is home to a world of violence, intimidation and low-wage labour. It's a grimly fascinating story, and one in tune with other testimonies that have emerged from the heart of Scientology, including the devastating exposé that appeared in the fearless Florida newspaper the St Petersburg Times last year.
In my conversation with Headley, I was able to talk in detail about his story, and the interview appears in the new issue of New Humanist, which has just come out this week. I've just put the article online – have a read and let me know what you make of it by commenting on this post.