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Critics: Scientologists' Va. trip a time to prey

Title: Critics: Scientologists' Va. trip a time to prey
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2007
Publisher: NY Daily News (New York)
Authors: George Rush, Joanna Molloy
Main source: nydailynews.com

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The Church of Scientology has dispatched "ministers" to provide "grief counseling" for shell-shocked youth at Virginia Tech - but critics suspect the sect hopes to convert the vulnerable students. "It's shameless, how they milk human tragedy to promote their organization," charges Rick Ross, whose CultNews.net has long tracked the group, which counts Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley among its members. "These young people [at VT] are experiencing trauma. What they need are qualified mental health professionals." HollywoodInterrupted.com's Mark Ebner ... [Read the rest at nydailynews.com]