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Scientology (Part 3 of 3): Ecclesiastical justice

Title: Scientology (Part 3 of 3): Ecclesiastical justice
Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Authors: Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Main source: tampabay.com
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The four high-ranking executives who left Scientology say that church leader David Miscavige not only physically attacked members of his executive staff, he messed with their minds. He frequently had groups of managers jump into a pool or a lake. He mustered them into group confessions that sometimes spun into free-for-alls, with people hitting one another. Mike Rinder, who defended the church to the media for two decades, couldn't stomach what was happening on the inside. The tactics to keep executives ... [Read the rest at tampabay.com]