On her “Full Frontal” show Wednesday night, the Canadian-born comedian said in a faux public-service announcement: “Scientology can fill all the holes in your soul … It will bless you with fear, power fantasies, a creepily ageless leader and merch.”
“Is Scientology safe?” Bee asked. “Of course not. It’s bonkers. But it’s safer for the rest of us.”
Earlier in the show, she set up the premise of NRA and Scientology being parallel belief systems.
“Both of these cults are based on fanciful myths that when repeated enough, their otherwise intelligent followers start to believe,” Bee said. “One says that 75 million years ago, an intergalactic warlord nuked billions of people in volcanoes. And then there’s the really crazy myth that guns have nothing to do with gun violence.
“Both of these messianic cults push the narrative that only they can save the world. But if you join them, you can share in their power – they’ll make you a superhero, whether that means healing the sick with your mind or making a kill shot on a mass murder despite being unable to even hit the toilet bowl when you’re taking a leak.”
Officials of the Los Angeles-based church didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but Tony Ortega, a prominent Scientology critic and watchdog, told MyNewsLA: “It was funny. It’s fun to see a comedian include so many details about Scientology — HBO’s “Going Clear” and Leah Remini’s series have really penetrated pop culture.”
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