FOF #1629 – Kate Bornstein Inside the Belly of Scientology

Aug 3, 2012 · 96438 views

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Writer and performance artist Kate Bornstein, well known for her work as an advocate for trans folks, queer youth and all misfits is coming forward with her amazing story of being a high ranking official in the Church of Scientology and right hand man to founder L. Ron Hubbard in her new book “A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir.”

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  1. colaboy29 says:

    Fabulous episode! Kate is so fascinating. She’s always funny and informative. Thanks for the questions about Scientology, boys. Those were things I was interested in hearing about and Kate told it like it is (was?).

  2. Jamie says:

    Great guest! Enjoyed Kate very much, and such a soothing voice. Only wish I would have known about her performance here in town.

  3. cassiofm says:

    Great show, I loved her voice and witty comments!

  4. Angela says:

    Listening to this show for a second time because I enjoyed it so much the first. I was miffed when I saw this article going around FB a few weeks ago entitled “Scientology’s summer of hell” (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/scientologys-summer-of-hell-7901943.html) and clicked on it only to see Kate’s name mentioned absolutely NOWHERE! I’m getting everyone to read hir book (via the ONE copy we have in our city library), it’s a wonderful informative read on the history of Scientology as well as an incredibly touching personal story.

    I’ve known an unsettling number of people who fit the borderline personality profile, but Aunty Kate (yes, I’m part of her devote “twibe”) gets props for admitting to and getting help for such. The only other notable who I know has such a diagnosis is Susanna Kaysen, author of Girl, Interrupted, but supposedly lots of performer types fit the profile.

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