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Dec 28, 1997 60 Minutes: The Cult Awareness Network — CBS News
Transcript: Descriptions of video in italics. VO=Voiceover of Lesley Stahl. LESLEY STAHL (in studio): There was a time if you were worried about your son or daughter being in a cult, you could get help from a small, non-profit organization called the Cult Awareness Network, or CAN, for 20 years the nation’s best-known resource for information and advice about groups it considered dangerous. Among them was Scientology, a church not known for turning the other cheek. But church officials say Scientology ...
Dec 7, 1997 A belief in reincarnation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
link Dec 5, 1997 Scientologists Respond: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR — International Herald Tribune
International Herald Tribune
On Dec. 2, the IHT ran an article concerning the tragic death of the Scientologist Lisa Mc-Pherson ("Police Studying a Life and Death in Scientology") that had appeared on the front page of The New York Times the day before.
The article was a biased distortion of the facts that used the tragedy of Ms. McPherson's death to present a misleading picture of the activities of the church and its members in the city of Clearwater, Florida.
The church and its ...
May 11, 1997 Battlefield Tilden — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
TILDEN, NEB. — In a no-stoplight town on the American plain, in a house where the King James Version lies open in the entryway, a woman unfolds her newspaper and begins to read. The headline in the Tilden Citizen announces, "New Park Groundbreaking Ceremony Held." A picture shows 13 people posed shoulder to shoulder, their grins as frozen as the February soil. The mayor, a construction foreman on his afternoon break, has the familiar job of holding the shovel. A banner ...
Feb 6, 1997 Germany versus Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Feb 1, 1997 Germany says it will press on with Scientology investigations — New York Times More:
link Feb 1, 1997 Victims or VILLAINS? — The Weekend Australian
Jan 17, 1997 'Mission' a German hit despite boycott — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Mary Williams Walsh
Los Angeles Times (California) Movies: The success of the film, targeted by conservatives because it stars Scientologist Tom Cruise, eases studio fears about releasing other films featuring members of the movement. Despite the much-publicized boycott in Germany of "Mission: Impossible" because its star, Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist, the film grossed about $24 million, considered a huge success for the important German market by Hollywood studios, and ranked eighth in Germany for 1996. The results could help assuage the Hollywood studios that are preparing for ... Jan 11, 1997 German policy on Scientology attacked — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Mary Williams Walsh
Los Angeles Times (California) Europe: Open letter to Kohl draws analogy to treatment of Jews before World War II. Politicians respond angrily. BERLIN — A running battle between German government officials and the Church of Scientology escalated this week, with 34 prominent Americans from the entertainment industry denouncing Germany for allegedly treating Scientologists as it treated the Jews in 1936, and the German foreign minister accusing the celebrities of "falsifying history." "It's out of the question that there's persecution of Scientology in Germany," Foreign Minister ... Jan 4, 1997 Letters / Discrimination against Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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