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The unperson // Scientologists who cross their religion can be declared suppressive persons, shunned by peers and ostracized by family

Date: Sunday, Jun 25, 2006
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Robert Farley
Preview: Religions have always penalized those who betray the cause. Catholics excommunicate, barring the wayward from church rites. The Amish, Jehovah's Witnesses and some orthodox Jewish sects shun their nonconformists. In the Tampa Bay area's burgeoning Scientology community, members abide by a policy considered by some religious experts extreme: Scientologists declare their outcasts "suppressive persons." Another Scientology policy — called "disconnection" — forbids Scientologists from interacting with a suppressive person. No calls, no letters, no contact. An SP is a pariah. Anyone ...

Scientology: the inside story --- The missing word

Date: Friday, Jun 10, 1994
Type: Press
Source: The Argus (UK)
Author: Paul Bracchi
Preview: IT IS portrayed as a typical private school. But the glossy Greenfields brochure, which boasts of academic success and a happy environment for children, does not tell the whole story. One important word is missing from the booklet - Scientology. It is also missing from: * The handbook issued by the Independent Schools Information Service, which describes Greenfields as inter-denominational. * The Independent Schools Yearbook, which it is listed as non-denominational. * The school's 27-page constitution lodged with the Charity Commission. ...

Inside Scientology — Finally [Ideological totalism?]

Date: Friday, Apr 4, 1986
Type: Press
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
Authors: Ron Curran, Jennifer Pratt
Preview: Ideological Totalism? Juliann Savage is a clinical social worker in the Cult Clinic, six years a non-sectarian affiliate of Jewish Family Services operating out of the United Way building in Van Nuys. Savage has treated more than 70 victims of mind control, from Hare Krishnas to Moonies, in her two and a half years on staff. She insists the 10 former Scientologists with whom she has worked have been her most difficult assignments. "These people have given their entire lives over ...

A Sci-Fi Faith

Date: Monday, Apr 5, 1976
Type: Press
Source: TIME Magazine
Preview: The mystery began to unfold last fall in sleepy, sun-drenched Clearwater, Fla. The Southern Land Development and Leasing Corp. decided to buy the 270-room Fort Harrison Hotel, a downtown landmark, and a nearby bank building. Southern Land stated that the hotel would stay open, but another spokesman announced that it would become a center for the United Churches of Florida, a new ecumenical outfit that soon won endorsement from twelve local clergymen. When 200 tight-lipped strangers moved into the hotel, rumors ...

Minister is asked to investigate... The case of the processed woman

Date: Monday, Aug 22, 1966
Type: Press
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Preview: THE MINISTER of Health has been asked to order an inquiry into Scientology, the pseudo-psychological cult, following the mental breakdown of a woman "student." The woman, who has a ten-year history of mental illness, is now compulsorily detained in hospital under a 28-day order. Her psychiatric background was known to the "highly qualified" Scientologist who recruited her to the cult and gave her forms of psychological "processing." Scientology practitioners and their "qualifications" have no official medical or academic recognition. Among the ...