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The 'extended sting operation' of Scientology

Title: The 'extended sting operation' of Scientology
Date: Thursday, 30 April 1987
Publisher: The Listener
Author: John Penycate
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Panorama's investigation into the Scientologists revealed an organisation which uses its founder's 'mixture of half-practical, half-gobbledegook psychological techniques' to draw large sums of money from its adherents, with threatening consequences if they opt out. Religious cults are a problem. They enslave the minds and empty the pockets of gullible young people, causing heartfelt grief to their families. The Moonies, the Children of God and the other cults have a poor public image, but they almost always operate within the law. The ... [Read the rest at]