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1 2 Sep 3, 2003 Scientology's spiritual contract // Will Scientology celebs sign 'spiritual' contract? — FOX News
Tom Cruise claims to have been dyslexic before he was saved by Scientology. Let's hope that he can read the fine print in a new agreement the religious organization is demanding its members sign. The contract — called the "Agreement and General Release Regarding Spiritual Assistance" — makes it clear that the signee does not believe in psychiatry and does not want to be treated for any kind of psychiatric ailment should one befall him. Instead, once the paper is signed, ...
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May 23, 2001 On the run from L. Ron Hubbard — Salon
Keith Henson, Scientology gadfly turned fugitive from justice, explains his reasons for fleeing the United States. Keith Henson is waging a one-man crusade against Scientology. Arguing that the church threatens to undermine the First Amendment by suing opponents into submission, he has fought the house that L. Ron Hubbard built at every turn. Since 1995, when the church first angered Net users by trying to close down a newsgroup dedicated to discussing Scientology's practices, he has posted documents that the church ...
Mar 20, 2001 A Thorn in Hollywood's Side — Wired
Dave Touretzky might seem like an unlikely champion of free expression. The 41-year-old researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science in Pittsburgh spends his evenings investigating how the brains of rats record and process location information. "My primary research interest is understanding how space is represented in the rodent brain," says Touretzky, who regularly works until 2 a.m. What that translates into is computer simulations, occasional surgery on hapless members of the species rattus norvegicus, and programming a squat ...
Mar 16, 2001 Slashdot caves in to Scientology loonies / Chief Rob Bended-Knee wants your sympathy — The Register (UK)
Thomas C. Greene
The Register (UK)
Geek paradise Slashdot has taken the unprecedented step of removing a post which contained text allegedly copyrighted by the 'Church' of Scientology, after receiving threats from Hubbard Space Command shysters citing the dreaded Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). "Our lawyers have advised us that, considering all the details of this case, the comment should come down," Slashdot founder Rob Malda aka CmdrTaco regrets to announce. "Last Saturday a comment was posted here by an anonymous reader that contained text that was ...
Feb 9, 2001 Scientology-linked project gets city grant — Boston Herald
Mayor Thomas M. Menino has endorsed a literacy project affiliated with the Church of Scientology, which critics say is a step towards offering cult-like teachings to school children. When Menino posed for a photo at a December awards ceremony with the director of H.E.L.P. Boston - and gave a $1,000 city grant to the group - aides said they were aware that the group teaches a "study technology" developed by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the movement. But Menino, through a ...
Dec 7, 1997 Scientologists attack police chief in letter — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
link Mar 9, 1997 Scientologists clash with protesters — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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