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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Dec 9, 2007 Court fight looms as Germany seeks to outlaw Scientologists — The Sunday Times (UK)
The Sunday Times (UK)
The Church of Scientology vowed yesterday to invoke America’s help in its battle against the German government, which declared it unconstitutional last week in the first step towards an outright ban.
Sabine Weber, president of the church in Berlin, said the organisation would drag the German government through the courts and expected to win, with support from the US State Department.
“Criminal examinations [in the past] all ended in our favour,” said Weber.
Last Friday the German government gave the security ...
Dec 8, 2007 German ministers try to ban Scientology — The Guardian (UK)
Dec 8, 2007 Germany moves to ban Scientology — BBC News
Dec 8, 2007 Germany working to ban 'unconstitutional' Scientology — JURIST
Dec 7, 2007 Church of Scientology House in Memphis For Sale — Memphis Flyer
DECEMBER 7, 2007 - 11:11 AM
Here's a real bargain for those of you looking for a nice homey place in Central Gardens: The Church of Scientology is offering to sell its Memphis headquarters at 1440 Central for a mere $895,000.
Sure, it may sound a little pricey, but the amenities are pretty sweet: There are 17 rooms, including six bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a game room, a 750-sq. ft. den, three fireplaces, and a "finished" basement.
And that basement, by ...
Dec 7, 2007 German ministers say Scientology unconstitutional — Washington Post
Dec 7, 2007 German officials want Church of Scientology banned in the country — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Dec 7, 2007 Germany moves to ban Scientology — CNN
Dec 7, 2007 Germany Prepares to Ban Scientology — Spiegel
Dec 7, 2007 Germany to step up Scientology surveillance — Monsters and Critics
Dec 7, 2007 Germany's Interior Ministers Label Scientology Unconstitutional — Deutsche Welle
Dec 7, 2007 Scientology responds to German ban proposal — CNN
Dec 6, 2007 If we can't ban 'em, let's bankrupt 'em — Spiegel
Germany's interior ministers have faced frustrating setbacks fighting the far-right in court. A new tactic under consideration involves hitting organizations that support the party where it really hurts – in the wallet. [...] Some interior ministers have also voiced their support for using this tactic on other groups. "That must also be valid for left extreme or radical foreign establishments," Bouffier said. Such a foreign establishment could include the Church of Scientology, which German politicians have labelled as a money-making cult ...
Dec 4, 2007 Fun at the Church of Scientology’s "Psychiatry: An Industry Of Death" Museum! — Catsandbeer.com
Dec 4, 2007 Hamburg Official Proposes Ban On Scientology In Germany — AHN
Hamburg, Germany (AHN) - Hamburg's Interior Minister Udo Nagel wants a national ban in Germany on Scientology, which claims many high-profile adherents, including Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. Nagel's opposition to Scientology is premised on his view of the religion as a commercial enterprise and an anti-constitutional body with aggressive tactics.
Nagel shared his thoughts with fellow state interior ministers in a gathering at Hamburg.
He apparently has the state on his side. The German Office for the Protection of the Constitution ...
Dec 4, 2007 SA Church of Scientology gets tax exemption — IOL
A tax exemption has been awarded to the SA Church of Scientology by the SA Revenue Services (SARS), the Church said on Tuesday.
"We are ecstatic, this is a memorable and historic day for us as it provides us with an even better opportunity to serve our community and scientologists," said President of the Church, Ryan Hogarth.
He said that SARS issued the Church with a certificate on Monday approving its status as a 'Public Benefit Organisation'.
"This was after 42 ...
Dec 4, 2007 The Catholic Church in Samoa concerned new religions eroding the nation's faith — Radio New Zealand International
Radio New Zealand International
A spokesman for Samoa’s Catholic archbishop says new religions are threatening to erode the country’s faith.
On Friday, Samoa’s head of state is due to ask for divine forgiveness of his country’s sins for the first time, in a ceremony organised by the Catholic church.
Father Penitito Mauga says he expects up to 20 thousand Christians of all denominations to attend.
He says as the beliefs of the population change, it’s time for the people to reaffirm their faith.
“We have ...
Dec 1, 2007 Showdown at Fort Sumner: Politics & Power — Vanity Fair
Nov 29, 2007 Scientology to operate from landmark site — The Times (South Africa) More: rickross.com
The Times (South Africa)
A LANDMARK Durban building sold to the Church of Scientology in Africa is to become the headquarters for its community work in the province. A LANDMARK Durban building sold to the Church of Scientology in Africa is to become the headquarters for its community work in the province. Scientology, popularised by Hollywood heavyweights Tom Cruise and John Travolta, has a growing following in South Africa. The Morningside building, in the city's dining and nightlife hub, was formerly an hotel. It was ...
Nov 29, 2007 Tom Cruise Had Spielberg's Family Doctor Picketed By Scientologists — Huffington Post
Deep in the December issue of Vanity Fair is an interesting throw-away line about Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg. Bryan Burrough wrote a lengthy article called: Showdown at Fort Sumner Two years after Paramount purchased DreamWorks, Hollywood is transfixed by one of the nastiest breakups ever. As Sumner Redstone and David Geffen went to war (over Steven Spielberg?), the author got it from both sides. The article is online, and on page 3 of the online copy, at the ...
Nov 28, 2007 Carlynn Clay v. Social Betterment Development Company, dba New Life Center San Francisco et al.: Wrongful death
Nov 23, 2007 The Church of Scientology: An Apology — Daily Express (UK)
Daily Express (UK)
On November 11 in the page 12 column headed 'Cruise's fury at Morton' it was reported that Andrew Morton had run into serious trouble when writing a biography of Tom Cruise because of threats from Scientologists.
It is now accepted that this is not true and that Mr Morton has not received threats or that he was forced to sell his flat and move underground to write the book.
We apologise to the Church of Scientology and its members for the ...
Nov 21, 2007 Utah Foots the bill for ailing cops' controversial Scientology-based detox treatment — FOX News
[Picture / Caption: Nov. 7: Ailing meth cops sweat it out at an Orem, Utah, clinic.] A controversial Church of Scientology treatment used on World Trade Center emergency responders is being used in Utah to "detoxify" cops who raided methamphetamine labs in the 1980s and 1990s. The Utah Meth Cops Project is treating around a dozen former and current police officers at taxpayers' expense, using a regime devised by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard at a Bio-Cleansing Centers of America facility ...
Nov 19, 2007 Public never warned about dangerous device — Seattle Times
A young mother in Los Angeles was desperate. A rare form of cancer was ravaging her 5-month-old son. Their doctor said chemotherapy offered the best hope for survival, a 1-in-4 chance. Natalia Campos watched as her baby, Antonio, struggled in pain through the first few treatments. Then she learned of an alternative-therapy clinic that promised a cure, without pain, using a machine called a PAP-IMI. Twice a day at the Bio-Energy Services clinic, Campos held Antonio while the 260-pound machine pulsed ...
Nov 19, 2007 Scientology Church to open in Carytown — Commonwealth Times
The Church of Scientology, best known for its celebrity members, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, is planning to open a church in Carytown.
It will be the first established Scientology church in Richmond.
The church could open by December and will offer introductory lectures, meetings and a book store, said Sylvia Standard, director of external affairs for the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C.
Scientologists enter the religion as beginners and progress to higher levels as they increase ...
Nov 17, 2007 Few details released on body — Valley Chronicle More: thevalleychronicle.com
Law enforcement is still seeking the identity of a woman whose body was found near Gilman Springs Road just outside San Jacinto on Nov. 6.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jerry Franchville said this week that no information has been developed since the body was recovered at approximately 10 a.m. a week ago Tuesday.
Though the coroner's examination has not been completed, Franchville said he believes the body had been in the field for some time before it was discovered.
Nov 16, 2007 Tax ruling boosts churches, charities — The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)
IN A decision anxiously awaited by thousands of churches and charities around Australia, the full bench of the Federal Court has ruled that businesses they run to fund their charities need not pay tax. The ruling means that charities may seek millions of dollars back from the Australian Taxation Office and may venture into new businesses, according to tax experts. Tax lawyer Duncan Baxter said the outcome, delivered on Wednesday, was doubly helpful for charities, because they won the case and ...
Nov 15, 2007 Inside Edition [Foreclosure fraud]
Nov 14, 2007 Scientology church takes on Carytown — Style Weekly (Richmond, Virginia) More: rickross.com
Style Weekly (Richmond, Virginia)
Attention Richmond, the mother ship is landing – assuming it doesn't get shot down by city building inspectors. The Church of Scientology, a self-help New Age religion created by best-selling science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, is opening a mission in Richmond — Carytown, to be exact. Right across the parking lot from Richmond's own defenders of the faith and purveyors of produce, Ukrop's Super Markets. The city issued building permits Aug. 8 for the property at 3600 W. Cary St., ...
Nov 12, 2007 A Times Editorial // A church accounting — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Joyce Meyer calls herself a woman of God, and maybe she is, but Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, wants to know how Meyer can justify spending $23,000 in tax-exempt religious contributions for a marble-topped commode. Meyer's church, Joyce Meyer Ministries in Missouri, is one of six Christian ministries Grassley is investigating for possible abuses of their tax-exempt status. Another of Grassley's targets is Without Walls International Church, a controversial megachurch based in Tampa. Politicians should be careful when delving into ...
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