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Editorial: The abuse behind Scientology's facade

Title: Editorial: The abuse behind Scientology's facade
Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Main source: tampabay.com

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In recent years the Church of Scientology worked hard to present a kinder, gentler image to the public, claiming it had cast aside the criminal activities, dirty tricks and abusive behavior of the past that brought it widespread condemnation and sent some of its former leaders to prison. But a St. Petersburg Times special report this week revealed the reality behind the new facade: At its core, the Church of Scientology has not changed. It is an organization that uses intimidation ... [Read the rest at tampabay.com]