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Marin County // Scientology critic ordered to pay church

Title: Marin County // Scientology critic ordered to pay church
Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2004
Publisher: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Author: Don Lattin
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A former member and longtime critic of the Church of Scientology has been ordered by a Marin County judge to pay the church $500,000 for speaking out against the controversial religious movement. Superior Court Judge Lynn Duryee issued that order in a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Scientology defector Gerald Armstrong. The Church of Scientology had sought $10 million from Armstrong, who joined the church in 1969, left the fold in 1981 and later became one of the movement's harshest critics. He was ... [Read the rest at]