(for tl;dr - I just don't think it adds up) Sorry, but I find the idea of Amanda & Neil being Scientology judas goats for the counterculture pretty weak. It seems to me that Neil long ago reached an accommodation with a family who are willing hostages to a psychotic delusion he himself doesn't share. For their part, they must have enough humanity or at least sense to realize that by "handling" him in the standard Scientology manner they'd lose him forever and look like even bigger assholes than they do now. Some money may be involved, because that's family for you. I've only read a few of Gaiman's books--American Gods, Anansi Boys and Fragile Things--and what strikes me is how many of his protagonists are orphans with magical backgrounds. Maybe that's how he looked at his situation then. Just a guess. Not having read much of the Sandman books I can't really speak to those. I do know that his work is popular because it's much more imaginative than Scientology could ever hope to be, and it packs psychological and emotional insight--Scientologists have neither--that speaks to many people trying to find their own way through life. Amanda's stuff, as part of the Dresden Dolls or solo, is in the same vein, often about the shittiness of growing up female, gay, gender dysphoric or just weird in a "normal" environment and does it with flair (having a theater background helps a lot). I've seen a couple of her shows as well as a ninja gig and they're very good. She also has a following because she's been working at it for 15 years. The Kickstarter kerfuffle she dealt with reasonably well--she accounted for the 1.2 million dollars and reversed her early decision not to pay musicians on tour and apologized for it. Apparently she has since written an awful poem about the Boston bombings but I haven't been paying attention. There are plenty of ways she can still fuck up, but so far seems to be doing okay. I tried to look at the links pointing to the supposed Sea Org Wedding and her father being a contractor on the Scieno Death Star, but I had to wade through so much irrelevant crap about people who mean nothing to me to find it, so I gave up. Anyway, someone else pointed out her uncle's uniform was most likely US or Merchant Marine. What I can't fathom is how Amanda and her Smurf tits could possibly fit in with Scientology. Hubbard and Scientology are/were of their time, all about 1940s manly science fiction with one foot in the Wild West, with Indians replaced by space aliens. Miscaviage, being slavishly devoted to the Master, isn't likely to modernize Scientology's approach or appeal. FFS, this is Scientology, not the Children of God. I mean they're a bunch of prudes who probably wouldn't want to claim someone who has written songs about cutting guys' dicks off (Sex Changes, Mandy Goes To Med School) or makes a video showing revenge against a wife-beater (to "What's The Use Of Wond'rin?"). None of the Hollywood and pop star clams come off as especially interesting. If Amanda ever joins a cult, it will have to be the O.T.O., like Peaches Geldof did. AFP's definitely more of a "do what thou wilt" type. I'm probably one of AFP's "fake" or inactive Twitter followers. I have a account and follow her but I almost never log on. I think the last time I spent any time on Twitter was to follow Rafalca, Ann Romney's dresage horse.