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Church spokesman says Times report is unfair

Title: Church spokesman says Times report is unfair
Date: Sunday, 25 June 2006
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Robert Farley
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When the Times told officials at the Church of Scientology in Clearwater about plans to write a story about its suppressive person and disconnection policies, Scientology spokesman Ben Shaw aggressively sought to refute the story and persuade the newspaper not to tell it. Shaw provided numerous articles about the ways other churches deal with apostates, including one in which a Catholic bishop in Nebraska excommunicated every member of one church. "I don't see how you can do a fair article on ... [Read the rest at]