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Mar 27, 2011
Narconon’s Big Con — The Fix
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Ebner, Walter Armstrong
Source: The Fix
The Scientology-backed rehab promises addicts they can sweat out their demons in sweltering saunas. But critics charge that the organization is the devil itself. L. Ron Hubbard, the prolific science fiction author and founder of the Church of Scientology, may have been judged “a mental case” (according to the F.B.I.) and “a pathological liar” (according to a Los Angeles Supreme Court judge), but to tens of thousands of his eager followers worldwide, the man discovered an approach to recovery that outclasses ...
Mar 24, 2011
School denies Scientology deal — The Age (Australia)
More: Also on Channel 7's Today Tonight
Type: Press
Author(s): Jewel Topsfield
Source: The Age (Australia)
A MELBOURNE school linked to the Church of Scientology spends among the lowest per student in Australia despite receiving thousands of dollars in government funding. Yarralinda School in Mooroolbark has also come under fire for obscuring its affiliation with Scientology, in a flyer that spruiks the school as a "no homework school". My School website reveals Yarralinda School spent $3727 per student in 2009, despite receiving $6171 per student in combined government funding and $4609 per student in fees. Victoria's independent ...
Mar 13, 2011
Christchurch scientology massages concern some — Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Type: TV
Author(s): Jessica Rowe
Source: Channel 3 (New Zealand)
It's a massage designed to relieve stress and help people recover from shock. Volunteer ministers from scientology are performing a technique designed by their founder, L Ron Hubbard, to assist people in Christchurch after the earthquake. They've performed 1500 massages across Christchurch, and apparently they've taught about 600 people how to pass them on to their community. They also carry out a technique called "locational assist" where they get people to engage in the present moment. The 20 scientology volunteers are ...
Feb 25, 2011
Enquête JE // La scientologie étend ses tentacules — TVA
Type: Press
Author(s): Michel Jean
Source: TVA
Dans son enquête sur l'Église de scientologie, l'équipe de JE a constaté que le mouvement étend ses tentacules au Québec, notamment dans le milieu des affaires. La scène a tout d'un déjeuner d'affaires comme les autres. Pendant une heure et demie, Sylvain McDuff, consultant en management, explique à des propriétaires et gestionnaires de PME comment ses méthodes de gestion peuvent les aider. L'homme d'une cinquantaine d'années, diplômé du Collège d'administration Hubbard en Californie où l'on forme des consultants WISE (World Institute ...
Feb 23, 2011
Fowler trial day 1: Fowler branded slaying victim 'extortionist,' DA says // Rex Fowler on trial for killing Thomas Ciancio — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Gathright
Source: Denver Channel (Colorado)
BRIGHTON, Colo. – The trial of a software company founder is underway in Brighton. Rex Fowler is accused of shooting and killing business partner Thomas Ciancio in December 2009. TheDenverChannel's Alan Gathright is in the courtroom and will be blogging throughout the trial. This is his blog on Day 1. 4:30 PM -Battle Over Scientology Evidence In a dramatic moment, defense attorney Sarah Quinn objected to prosecutors introducing in evidence a manila folder belonging to Fowler. The judge had the jury ...
Feb 14, 2011
The Apostate // Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology — New Yorker
More: Primary Sources: L. Ron Hubbard Leaves the Navy,
Type: Press
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Source: New Yorker
On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego,” Haggis wrote. Before the 2008 elections, a staff member at Scientology’s San Diego church had signed its name to an online petition supporting Proposition 8, which asserted that ...
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Jan 30, 2011
Scientology founder's tenets drive Pinellas title company, under fire for rapid document processing — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Who's who in Nationwide Title Clearing
Type: Press
Author(s): Susan Taylor Martin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
In 2009, a low-profile Pinellas County company drew unwelcome attention in a growing national controversy over home foreclosures. Employees of Nationwide Title Clearing, a leading processor of mortgage-related documents for banks, loan servicers and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., were under fire for signing paperwork as "vice president" of various banks although they actually worked for NTC. The assembly-line process in which workers scrawled their names or initials on hundreds of documents at a time — typically without reading them — ...
Nov 23, 2010
Secret Scientologist — Channel 7 (Australia)
Nov 21, 2010
Scientology benefits when Miami dentist runs up patient bills — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology's comment
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
MIAMI — Rosa Hernandez remembers this about her dentist: He sure could close a deal. She and her husband, Mauricio, had gone to Dr. Rene Piedra with a host of concerns. She had sensitive gums and a paralyzing fear of dentists. He needed bonding. Piedra, dressed in a business suit instead of a dental coat, showed them computerized models of how he would fix their teeth. He offered them a discount because they came in together, and helped them with a ...
Nov 20, 2010
Scientologists targeting alcoholic Aborigines with 'killer' therapy — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Toohey
Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia)
* Scientologists warned over "detox" therapy * Cure-all can kill people with kidney problems * Church on recruitment drive in indigenous towns THE Church of Scientology is targeting alcohol-dependent Aborigines with a "drug bomb" therapy which the church has been warned could kill people with kidney problems. The Scientologists this week responded to a warning by the Northern Territory Health Department and stopped distributing literature which promotes a dangerous drug detoxification therapy. The group has been moving through remote Australia on ...
Nov 15, 2010
Inside Out South West: Sam Smith investigates a historic Cornish hotel — BBC News
Type: TV
Author(s): Samantha Smith
Source: BBC News
[Camelot Castle Hotel rip off: Ted Stourton, left, and John Mappin, right]
Oct 21, 2010
Narconon rehab called front for Scientology — Courthouse News Service
Type: Press
Author(s): Tish Kraft
Source: Courthouse News Service
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (CN) — A father claims Narconon International and the Association for Living and Education International are fronts for Scientology, and that he paid them $35,500 for "essentially worthless treatment" for his drug-addicted son. He says the groups run rehab programs "to enrich themselves and to provide a recruit base for the Church of Scientology rather than to provide competent treatment for chemical dependency." David Compton sued the two companies, and Narconon Vista, alleging fraud and breach of contract. ...
Sep 12, 2010
Govt anti-drugs campaign's 'worrying' link to Scientology — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Kate Dennehy
Source: Brisbane Times
Concerns have been raised about a partnership between the Federal Government and a drug awareness group run by members of the controversial Church of Scientology. Corporate lawyer and researcher Grainne O'Donovan said the partnership could potentially be used by the church, through Drug Free Ambassadors Australia (DFAA), to try to recruit members from schools and youth groups. The DFAA-sponsored by Scientology - is a partner in the government's National Compact set up by former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd in March within ...
Aug 18, 2010
Russian scientologist faces extremism charges after forcing his staff to embrace the faith — Moscow Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Washington
Source: Moscow Times
Prosecutors in Samara Region are taking a high-flying businessman to task for forcing his employees to go on scientology courses. The director of electronics company RosKabelSvyaz Lev Syrolev was threatening to sack faithless workers, but now faces charges for using extremist material. “These practices are illegal and violate laws on combating extremist activity, labour laws, as well as the constitution of Russia,” Prosecutors said in a press release. The Surgut city court considers the ideas of L Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder, ...
Jul 25, 2010
Scientologists charged with extremism — Moscow Times
Type: Press
Source: Moscow Times
Prosecutors have opened a criminal case against a Scientology center in the town of Shchyolkovo, 13 kilometers northeast of Moscow, on charges of inciting hatred, punishable with up to five years in prison. Investigators have decided that documents and literature confiscated at the center promoted extremism, a law enforcement official told Interfax, without elaborating. The decision was based on expertise conducted by leading Russian linguistic institutions, including the Linguistics Institute at the Academy of Sciences, Interfax reported. In April, works by ...
Jul 9, 2010
Declaration of Robert V. Levine, Ph.D.
Type: Declaration
[...] 72. Guilt, shame, and separation constituted the social and psychological force that induced sustained, long-term commitment. Physical force, physical abuse and the fear of even greater abuse if one tried to escape were powerful deterrents to any attempts to leave. It could easily be argued that these coercions could have been sufficient to keep anyone from ever making an attempt to get out. There was, though, another level of forces exerted by Scientology that made leaving even more costly – ...
Jul 8, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology — Channel 7 (Australia)
Jun 15, 2010
Editorial: Scientology's family-friendly image contrasts with pressure for abortions — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Among the beliefs listed in the "Creed of the Church of Scientology": "All men have inalienable rights … to the creation of their own kind" and "no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly." Yet a very different picture emerges from women who became pregnant while working for the church. They relate painful stories of intimidation, shaming, shunning or outright coercion by the church until women agreed to abortions or were ...
Jun 14, 2010
She fought Scientology for the child they wanted to abort — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology's response
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Twenty years ago, when Natalie Hagemo was 19, pregnant and working for the Church of Scientology, she couldn't wait to be a mother. She was near the end of her first tri­mester, she says, when colleagues in Scientology's military-style religious order, the Sea Organization, began pressuring her to get an abortion. Two high-ranking officers said terminating the pregnancy would allow her to keep working. They berated her when she said no. Supervisors told her to hide her expanding belly lest co-workers ...
Jun 13, 2010
Inside Scientology: No kids allowed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology response, Church spokesman Tommy Davis' letter to the Times, Declarations from Scientology members
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Laura Dieckman was just 12 when her parents let her leave home to work full time for Scientology's religious order, the Sea Organization. At 16, she married a co-worker. At 17, she was pregnant. She was excited to start a family, but she said Sea Org supervisors pressured her to have an abortion. She was back at work the following day. Claire Headley joined at 16, married at 17 and was pregnant at 19. She said Sea Org supervisors threatened strenuous ...
May 15, 2010
Les scientologues contre-attaquent — Le Devoir (Québec, Canada)
More: La scientologie dans le temps, Une opposition «Anonymous», Unofficial English translation
Type: Press
Author(s): Gaétan Pouliot
Source: Le Devoir (Québec, Canada)
Objectif: soigner l'image du mouvement pour stimuler le recrutement [Picture / Caption: Le porte-parole de l’Église de scientologie de Montréal, Jean Larivière, devant l’édifice que le mouvement vient d’acquérir au centre-ville de Montréal. Un projet de 10 millions après rénovations] L'Église de scientologie prépare une offensive majeure au Canada. D'ici deux ans, cette organisation controversée compte construire d'attrayants lieux de culte à coups de millions dans les grandes villes du pays. Une opération charme sans précédent visant à recruter de plus ...
May 13, 2010
Ex-Scientologist reveals details behind 'dangerous cult,' Tom Cruise in new book — PopEater
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Hess
Source: PopEater
Most people know very little about Scientology aside from the fact that Tom Cruise, John Travolta and other celebrities are a part of it, and that it's had its fair share of controversy over the years. A new book is looking to pull back the curtain on the mysterious religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard, and the author certainly knows her stuff. Amy Scobee is a former Scientologist who was in the church for more than two decades, and worked in ...
Apr 8, 2010
Aaron Saxton, Scientology enforcer, stops by for a chat — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
Yesterday, we were visited by Aaron Saxton, who is in town visiting friends. Saxton is a former Scientologist, and his Orwellian tales of being one of the Sea Org's ruthless enforcers during the 1990s are part of a national scandal that has become big news in Australia. In November, an Australian senator with the unlikely name of Nick Xenophon stunned his colleagues and the nation with a surprising speech filled with allegations of abuse by Scientology and calling for a federal ...
Apr 8, 2010
Scientologists infiltrate jails — The Sun (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Wells
Source: The Sun (UK)
EVERY jail in England has been infiltrated by alien-obsessed Scientologists, it emerged today. Followers of the wacky "church" claim to have signed up thousands of cons to a bizarre "rehab" programme behind bars. But officials freely admit there is no way they can STOP the cult's vast recruitment drive — because it does not "threaten" national security. A wing of weird religion, called Criminon, today revealed it had targeted lags in all 139 prisons in England and Wales. It offers "distance-learning" ...
Apr 6, 2010
Scientologie. «J’ai vécu 9 ans dans l’enfer de Sea Org» [Unofficial English translation: "Nine years of Hell in Scientology's Sea Org"] — Paris Match
Type: Press
Author(s): Irène Frain
Source: Paris Match
Au sommet de l’organisation de l’Eglise de scientologie, Sea Org est censée former les cadres de la secte. Aline*, inféodée et ruinée, a vécu une méthodique entreprise de déstructuration de la personnalité. Elle raconte. Dans l’Eglise de scientologie, le fond du gouffre, c’est à Copenhague qu’Aline* l’a connu. Cadre brillante d’une société financière, généreuse, idéaliste, élevée dans une ambiance religieuse, solitaire mais ouverte aux autres, elle est entrée dans la secte en juillet 1990. Neuf ans plus tard, toutes ses économies ...
Mar 8, 2010
Four Corners: Scientology: The Ex-Files [main broadcast] — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: transcript
Type: TV
Author(s): Quentin McDermott
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Read the full program transcript from Quentin McDermott's report, Scientology - The Ex-Files, first broadcast 8th March 2010. Reporter: Quentin McDermott Date: 08/03/2010 (On screen: Cars passing big blue building with 'Scientology sign') QUENTIN MCDERMOTT, REPORTER: Many religions claim to hold the key to man’s salvation. Scientology is no exception. TOMMY DAVIS: The most fundamental explanation as regards Scientology’s basic beliefs is that man is basically good, and that the individual’s a spiritual being; that you’ve lived before and you’ll live ...
Feb 11, 2010
Scientology in Koppen [Belgium report in Dutch, with unofficial English subtitles by Anonymous]
Jan 27, 2010
Scientology plants its flag in Haiti — The Independent (UK)
Jan 24, 2010
He wants his money back from Church of Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Larry Anderson's meeting with Tommy Davis, (transcript by Anonymous), Scientologists and money
Jan 23, 2010
Adams County software-firm owner charged in killing of ex-business partner — Denver Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeremy P. Meyer
Source: Denver Post
A 58-year-old businessman and founder of an Adams County software company was arrested Friday on murder charges in a bizarre office shooting at the end of the year that left him injured and another man dead. Adams County District Attorney Don Quick filed charges against William Rex Fowler in the shooting death of 42-year-old Thomas Ciancio, his former business partner at Fowler Software Design. Investigators say Fowler shot Ciancio three times in the head with a 9mm Glock handgun when Ciancio ...
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