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Dec 13, 1997 Massive corporate fraud by the Church of Scientology in the UK
This document will prove the the Church of Scientology in the UK, operating under the company "Church of Scientology Religious Education Colleges Incorporated" (C.O.S.R.E.C.I.), received money to the value of nearly $100,000,000 from another Scientology organisation and that this money then disappeared without trace. This information has been passed on the the police and the UK taxation authorities (called the Inland Revenue over here in the UK) who are taking an interest in the matter since it is both corporate fraud ...
Nov 20, 1997 TV [re. Channel 4's Secret Lives] — The Independent (UK)
Nov 19, 1997 Secret lives: Lafayette Ron Hubbard [video] — Channel 4 (UK) More: transcript, local copy of transcript
Channel 4 (UK)
VOICES: "We were saving the world, we were convinced that Hubbard was the returned saviour and that his techniques and his knowledge and his majesty would eventually bring all mankind to an enlightened state and that was what we were doing..." "There were some things about him that I do feel were rather dangerous. I felt so much under his spell that I told my room-mate that if ever I told her that I was going to marry this man, she ...
Nov 14, 1997 The learning cure // Can L. Ron Hubbard's "study technology" make kids smarter? — L.A. Weekly (California) More: link
L.A. Weekly (California)
When you sit down to read, do you find yourself feeling blank or sort of spinny? Squashed, bent or just not there? Sure you do. And here's why: You've gone past a word you don't understand. In fact, the only reason a person gives up studying or becomes confused or unable to learn is because that person went past a word that was misunderstood. At least that's what the followers of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard want you to ...
Sep 1, 1997 Special look at the Church of Scientology [exact date unknown] — Lotus magazine
Aug 10, 1997 Scientologists win partial court victory — The Guardian (UK) More: link
The Guardian (UK)
ON JULY 28, an appeal court in Lyon reduced the sentences of six members of the Scientology movement charged with responsibility for the suicide of one of their followers. The court also ruled that the "Church of Scientology" was entitled to call itself a religion. In so doing, the appeal court gave the movement created by the science-fiction writer Lafayette Ron Hubbard in 1954 a seal of approval it probably did not expect. The court justified its decision by invoking an ...
Aug 3, 1997 Second opinion // Education is the real issue — Los Angeles Times (California) More: Follow-up: Rebuttal of Ruth McKenna
Los Angeles Times (California)
The problems facing schools are too great to ignore the methods of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. RENA WEINBERG, Rena Weinberg is president of the Assn. for Better Living and Education (ABLE), an organization formed to coordinate the use of L. Ron Hubbard's social betterment methods in society The proposal by a teacher to open a charter school in the Sunland-Tujunga area, one which will include among its textbooks some written by L. Ron Hubbard, has become something of a controversy—which ...
Jul 24, 1997 Bid for Valley charter school draws scrutiny — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
Education: L.A. district officials are concerned that organizer's ties to Scientology could raise 1st Amendment questions. A proposed charter school in the east San Fernando Valley is receiving close scrutiny from Los Angeles Unified School District officials who are concerned about the organizer's ties to the Church of Scientology and are questioning whether church teachings would appear in the new public school. Advocates of the Northwest Charter School acknowledge that they want to employ teaching methods developed by Scientology founder L. ...
Mar 30, 1997 The true story of a false prophet — Mail on Sunday (UK)
Mar 25, 1997 The Scientology problem — Wall Street Journal More: holysmoke.org, link
Wall Street Journal
As no doubt befits a society founded by Pilgrims, America has a long tradition of controversial movements maturing to success, whether Mormons or Christian Scientists or Jehovah's Witnesses. Today, the latest cult forcing itself to our attention is the Church of Scientology. Scientology was founded in the early 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer. He fashioned a creation myth around Xenu, who froze and transported thetan souls to volcanoes in Teegeeack, now earth. The creed holds that humans ...
Feb 14, 1997 Official, Scientology take battle to court — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
pqasb.pqarchiver.com Feb 6, 1997 Germany versus Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Feb 2, 1997 Classes for defendants have ties to church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
pqasb.pqarchiver.com Jan 28, 1997 Word War Two — Star magazine
Jan 12, 1997 Photo in Scientology paper angers Clearwater mayor — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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