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March 29th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

Militia Accused of Plotting War Against U.S.: Join the Live Chat

We've got breaking news on the 'Christian warrior' militia accused of plotting to kill police to kick off its war against the U.S. government.  There are new details on the investigation we'll bring you tonight.  Plus, we begin our special investigation 'Scientology: A History of Violence.'

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Nancy in Oregon

    Lori,S. California, I think they are unused to being questioned....are probably used to being taken at face value.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Sheila Toomey, Woburn, Massachusetts

    I think the cutest version of The Shot is the guy tickleing the grey kitten. That viral video is my absolute FAVE!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Annie Kate, "Miscavige sounds like a big bully who uses "religion" as a shield to justify his abuse of others."

    Every religion or cult (like Scientology) does the same thing. This is not anything new or unheard of.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  4. Susan, NJ

    A paid ministry is always ripe for abuse because eventually the ministers realize they have to say things that are appealing to the members in order to get people to donate money.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  5. Jennifer - Michigan

    I'm looking forward to the cutest shot.....I love the animal shots.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  6. Kenya

    Of course Mr. Tommy Davis and the rest of the leaders are going to deny it..the reputation of the entire Scientology cult or religion or whatever it is is at stake just like the Catholic church denies/hides the molestation accusations? DENY DENY DENY is all they ever do!
    Good night everyone!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    This really makes me wonder if Anderson will get public backlash from Tom Cruise. Thank you 360 for busting another group of despicable, disrespectful people.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  8. Kim- Ohio

    Wow...Anderson "stop be so rude" ....what a joke...just because you are bringing this story out. Just trying to get to the truth...Thanks Anderson for your great work!!!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  9. Cessy - Chicago

    sounds like these scientologist members can't get along.... can't even get their stories straight.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  10. Susan, NJ

    It's meglomania fed by paranoia, inspired by avarice and greed.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  11. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Gloria- thank you back and thanks for your clarification of your comment. you are, of course, right on point regarding the way of Christ as i understood it too.

    Scientology, who knew?? Certainly sounds like abusive behavior, but by only one person (at least so far).

    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  12. Jan, LA

    Many churches are falling. First the Vatican, now Scientology. I believe some priests have also admitted to hitting alot of the young boys. This is beyond sick!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  13. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    The Vatican has the Swiss Guard, which protects the Vatican and the Pope. A very small but professional group.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  14. Dave

    what you dont know is that the ex wives are ex's for a reason when you leave scientology you have to leave your family in the church if they dont want to leave...they have no contact with you. XENU!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  15. Soledad Gomez

    You were not being rude Ac.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Martina Ilstad Germany,
    Welcome back, Apology accept!!!!! 🙂 Nice see you again since 3 months!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  17. Lori, S. California, USA!

    Why are they trying to justify isolated incidents.

    Anderson is the most polite person I have ever met.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  18. Sheila Toomey, Woburn, Massachusetts

    I would put Scientology and Masons in the same category.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Are these people so completely brainwashed that they have lost all common sense? I don't care what organization you belong to, if someone tells you to abuse another person a bell should go off in your head.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  20. Annie Kate

    Miscavige sounds like a big bully who uses "religion" as a shield to justify his abuse of others. How this man and his other people get away with the abuse of others for so long is horrible. Why did no one ever complain legally about this going on?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  21. Nancy in Oregon

    I'm late to the show tonight...but wow, this is very strange stuff!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  22. Lori, S. California, USA!

    There is no excuse for hitting employees. That is just wierd.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  23. Susan, NJ

    I think you can say that the pedophile cult Man Boy Love Association is not a religion, yet they treat it with rules, and higher authority. Religions are not cults if they encourage pro socials values that make society a healthier more stable place.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  24. cicly

    i had a book

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    many years ago, written by an ex- member of this church. i lent it out and never got it back. when i did try to find it again, 'cause the church had it taken off the market somehow.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  25. Nancy B

    It's worth the time to read on the internet what the beliefs are of scientology - it's just not like any religion - way-out space-beings and stuff. Check it out!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  26. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Tommy Davis...not exactly credible. Accusers just don't come out from the shadows, so to speak, to make accusations that could undermine their own credibility.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  27. Sheila Toomey, Woburn, Massachusetts

    @ Dulcie, what military of the Catholic church?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  28. Marc Abian

    They also have an intelligence agency, the Office of Special Affairs, does the Catholic church have that?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  29. Cessy - Chicago

    i was just going to say...the lawyer who is denying has got to eb a scientologist.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  30. Dave

    they worship XENU the great galactic overloard....i am serious....look it up

    March 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  31. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Miscavage reminds me of Damien from the movie The Omen.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  32. Mina

    David Miscavige is even shorter than Tom Cruise. How could such a little guy be beating on all these much bigger guys?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  33. RickFromDetroit

    I wonder what religion Rathbun belongs to now and before he was a Scientologist?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  34. Cessy - Chicago

    beating people up is part of eternal salvation? i'm not sure about this...also when someone id being beaten, who are present? this sound like Adult Bullying...shame on them.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  35. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I had absolutely no idea that the Scientology compound is in my county. I wonder how they affect the community and the economics of the county.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  36. Sheila Toomey, Woburn, Massachusetts

    @ Monique Very GOOD point!

    I never consider a Scientology a religion. I can't fathom it.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  37. Tom from Vermillion, Ohio

    Whenever Church or Religion is tied to Science, trouble is always near.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  38. Dulcie - Denver

    Sheesh, I'd be terrified of a church with a military. Yes, the Catholic Church has a military, though it's mostly ceremonial.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  39. Jennifer - Michigan

    The church of scientology sounds like a scary place.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  40. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    @Starr

    Apology accepted!

    " What I meant was true Christian follow the way of Christ in love and peace!"

    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  41. LisaL -Canada

    listening to turmoil within religions groups and organizations is always interesting – what it should be doing is challenging beliefs against truths and resolving the discrepancies between the two

    March 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  42. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, I don't understand how you can do a story like this without looking into the "beliefs and activities" of an organization as big and as powerful as Scientology. They are so secretive how would you know this is not a part of their church rituals?

    When you investigate the Catholic Church you don't put any such boundaries on your investigation. Why are you doing it with Scientology?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  43. charlie

    @ casey. Yes you caught my meaning.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  44. Brad

    In the breaking news reports on CNN regarding the arrest of "Christian warrior" militia members in Michigan, it's another instance of little boys wanting to play a dangerous game of war. Let's draft and send them to Afghanistan to fight our main enemy like al-Qaeda so that they can get it out of their system to do some killing, but on behalf of doing it for the good of the U.S.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  45. Skip in Burbank

    I was in $cientology's prison camp, the RPF many years ago. I had to sign a waiver for $50,000 if I ever talked about it. I did talk about it, they didn't do anything. They'll tell you that kind of stuff doesn't happen any more. They're right – IT'S WORSE. Miscavige is a lying little creep Napoleon who needs good bodyguards, just like they did it in 1977.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  46. Martina Ilstad Germany

    Hey Anderson
    I am really happy be back,because i missed the show for maybe three mounth,i am so sorry.
    All this bad storrys happened today makes me so sad,but you do a verry good job again.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  47. Marc Abian

    The church is obviously coercing the ex members former spouses into lying.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  48. Sharon Hastings

    I guess I would ask why these folks are coming forward now to make these claims???? Does the report ask this? However, their spokesperson's denial of violence "as they describe it" is a strange sort of suspect thing to say. Any kind of abuse or violence should not be tolerated. What would be the rationale for this in the church?

    March 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  49. Jean,RI

    it is a cult, as once was every religion. but I totally agree with Susan from NJ. My only concern is who is their God? Science? science has been wronged before but my God Jesus Christ has Never.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  50. David Mudkipz

    Please please please ask Tommy about the musical chairs incident!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
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