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Sep 27, 2009
Travolta's Scientology turning point? — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Masters
Source: The Daily Beast
The actor’s public acknowledgement that his son, who died in January, was autistic has former Scientologists convinced that he will leave the church—which they say has little tolerance for chronic conditions. When John Travolta took the witness stand last week and testified that his late son, Jett, was autistic, it came as a grim relief to some former Scientologists. “Wasn’t that amazing?” said a fallen-away church member after Travolta appeared in an extortion case that followed the death of his 16-year-old ...
Apr 17, 2009
Literary review / Cult cock-OUP — Private Eye (UK)
More: private-eye.co.uk, link
Type: Press
Source: Private Eye (UK)
Scientology Edited by James R. Lewis (Oxford University Press, £18.99) THE clock starts striking 13 very early in this book, which claims to consider Scientology from a standpoint of scholarly objectivity. In the opening essay, "Birth of a Religion", J. Gordon Melton sets out "an overview of the life of L. Ron Hubbard anchored by the generally agreed facts". The general tone can be deduced from his conclusion: "After a suitable pause to acknowledge the founder's life and accomplishments, the church ...
Mar 15, 2008
Ex-Scientologist share story about the suicide of her dad
Jan 31, 2008
Election brings out stars' stripes / Stars' political opinions often stir controversy — Variety
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Bart
Source: Variety
As the fight for the presidency heats up, Hollywood's celebrities will be speaking their minds about the candidates and the issues – and studio chieftains already are cringing. Politics breeds controversy, and there are many who feel that stars should be seen and not heard. The campaign will be shrill enough, they reason, without celebrity input. There's more than a little hypocrisy to this position. The corporate Brahmins wield their wealth and power to support favored candidates, one could argue, so ...
Aug 3, 2007
Scientologists Descend on Minneapolis Collapse Site — ABC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Marcus Baram
Source: ABC News
They're ubiquitous at almost every disaster zone, assisting the wounded and consoling grieving families, from Ground Zero to Indonesia to New Orleans and now Minneapolis. The Church of Scientology and its globetrotting team of volunteer ministers have been active over the last several years, arousing the ire of critics who read unholy motives into the group's charitable works. Soon after Wednesday's bridge collapse, at least 20 Scientology volunteers in Minneapolis and surrounding areas headed to the disaster zone, according to a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 14, 2007
Proselytizing on the Common - The Church of Scientology comes to town — Worcester Magazine
More: web.archive.org
Type: Press
Author(s): Chet Williamson
Source: Worcester Magazine
For the past week, they set up big yellow tents with three snow-cone points and little flags on top on the Common right behind City Hall. From a distance you'd have thought that the circus had come to town. It didn't. It was the Church of Scientology's International Volunteer Minister Pioneer Cavalcade, a kind of roving revival tent show to spread the word of church founder L. Ron Hubbard. Emblazed across the front of the tents were the words: "Do Something ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 24, 2007
Slinging Scientology, Mud on VT Campus — Radar Online
More: web.archive.org
Type: Press
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Radar Online
You've already heard about the invasion of Virginia Tech by a couple dozen "volunteer ministers" from the Church of Scientology. Now comes the mudslinging. Xenuphobes sick of seeing yellow-shirted Scientologists show up to disasters alongside cable news cameras have accused Virginia Tech of inviting L. Ron's minions. An alleged "ministers consultant" named Irmin wrote an all-points bulletin e-mail sent to Scientology volunteers last week stating: "Our [volunteer ministers are] ... working in the student trauma center at the request of the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 19, 2006
Scientologist 'assisted' from CFA recovery area — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Daniel Ziffer
Source: The Age (Australia)
MEMBERS of the Church of Scientology have reportedly been removed from a Gippsland staging ground where Country Fire Authority firefighters and crews have been recovering. Members of the church were escorted by police from the Heyfield staging ground, locals said. But a church representative denied the report, saying church members had been helping out in the staging area for three days before leaving late last week at the request of the CFA. Police were unavailable to comment. Scientology groups, comprised largely ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 4, 2006
Scientologists come to campus — University of New Mexico
Type: Press
Author(s): Caleb Fort
Source: University of New Mexico
Ministers from the Church of Scientology set up a bright yellow tent in front of the SUB on Monday to give massages, administer stress tests and answer questions about their religion. Marcy Sergeant, one of the ministers, said Scientology is different from other religions because it gives practical ways to deal with life's problems. "It's not stress management. It's not a trick thing," she said. "It's all about understanding. If you understand something, you can control it, and then you're not ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 22, 2005
Exclusive: Weird Science — Daily Mirror (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hanna
Source: Daily Mirror (UK)
Undercover inside the disturbing world of Tom Cruise's church IT'S the belief system which actor Tom Cruise says has changed his life and made him a better man. But the controversial Church of Scientology was criticised last week after claims it was preying on people caught up in the London bombings. Packs of yellow-shirted believers arrived at the scenes of carnage, offering "spiritual healing" to distraught relatives - and £3 booklets titled How To Improve Conditions In Life. And yesterday 200 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 5, 2005
Jeb Bush praises Scientologists — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeannette Walls
Source: MSNBC
While the religion of Tom Cruise and John Travolta has been getting some tough press in recent days, it’s also been lauded by President Bush’s brother. Florida Governor Jeb Bush raised eyebrows among the critics of the sometimes controversial religion recently when he honored Scientology volunteers who helped victims of hurricanes in his state. Members of the group — which was put in the spotlight this week by the New York Daily News for its alleged anti-homosexual philosophy — were given ...
Jan 28, 2005
For tsunami survivors, a touch of Scientology — Washington Post
More: msnbc.msn.com
Jan 16, 2005
In Indonesia, Some Groups Mix Relief, Religion — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Farah Stockman
Source: Boston Globe
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — In a tent near the center of town, under a banner that reads ''trauma center," volunteer ministers from the Church of Scientology administer their brand of grief counseling to tsunami victims, which includes massages. In another tent, at a mosque several miles down a main road, members of a militant Islamic group known for attacking bars and nightclubs during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, prepare to give thousands of homeless people a heavy dose of religious counseling. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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