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Nov 9, 2008
Secret army capture any vulnerable members who attempt to flee the cult — Sunday World (Ireland)
Aug 5, 2008
Scientologists Say Church Tent Will Remain For Two Weeks — Pacific Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Ulamila Wragg
Source: Pacific Magazine
The saga over the presence of the Church of Scientology in the Cook Islands has taken a new twist. A church tent, pulled down last month by the Scientology Volunteer Ministers to avoid a legal battle, is up again after the church clarified its position with the Ministry of Justice, especially under the Constitution, which grants freedom of religion and of conscience. The church was legally challenged by Pentecostal leader Reverend Alfred Morris, who challenged the church’s display tent in the ...
Jul 15, 2008
Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 13: Attacks and Informercials
Type: Book
Author(s): Jeff Hawkins
I had never been this close to a real cobra before. As it rose up and spread its hood, I could feel my hackles raise and a primordial fear tickle some primitive level of my brain. The handler said we were perfectly safe, but even so, I didn’t want to get too close to the thing. [...]
Mar 17, 2008
Cult Friction — Radar Online
Type: Press
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Radar Online
Cult Friction After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America's most controversial religion finally met its match? By John Cook [Picture] Masked hackers have declared war on Scientology. Could the celebrity-friendly religion be in its final days? (Photo: Sam Comen) This article is from the April issue of Radar Magazine. For a risk-free issue, click here Clearwater is prepared for its enemies. It's a warm, if ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 31, 2007
Scientology may be a bizarre faith invented by a sci-fi hack. But it's not a cult. — Slate Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Oppenheimer
Source: Slate Magazine
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 20, 2007
Stars in their eyes — Spectator
Type: Press
Author(s): Tessa Mayes
Source: Spectator
Tessa Mayes is the first reporter to have gone undercover in the London Celebrity Centre of the Church of Scientology. It is, she finds, like a pious version of Pop Idol. The adherents want to be celebrities at least as much as Scientologists ‘A culture is only as great as its dreams and its dreams are dreamed by artists,’ wrote L. Ron Hubbard, who founded the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in 1969, 15 years after he formed the church itself. ...
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
Jan 8, 2007
Wed to Scientology / When marriages in this church hit trouble, couples are ministered to with the aid of an E-meter — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Ean Higgins
Source: The Australian
Should media mogul James Packer and fiancee, model Erica Baxter, ever face the strains that occasionally crop up in marriage, their key marital aid may be a device with steel cylinders held in each hand, attached by wires to a screen with dials and meters. It's the electropsychometer, or E-meter, and it's one element of a church with which Packer and Baxter are flirting: Scientology. While he hasn't talked about it much, the man who is inheriting a $7 billion fortune ...
Jun 28, 2006
Troubled Scientology Church in Ireland is now €1m in red — Independent.ie
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Lyons
Source: Independent.ie
INTEREST-FREE loans from abroad are propping up the troubled Irish branch of the controversial Church of Scientology. Financial documents seen by the Irish Independent reveal that the church is more than €1m in the red after running up huge legal bills in an epic eight-year battle brought by a disgruntled former member. As a result, members of the mega-rich Church of Scientology in the United States have had to cough up almost €400,000 just to keep the Dublin arm afloat. The ...
Dec 18, 2005
Tom Cruise and Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Claire Hoffman
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Tom Cruise studied intensively at the remote compound near Hemet while becoming a passionate messenger for the church. GILMAN HOT SPRINGS, Calif. — Nearly 30 years ago, the Church of Scientology bought a dilapidated and bankrupt resort here and turned the erstwhile haven for Hollywood moguls and starlets into a retreat for L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer who founded the religion. Today, the out-of-the-way 500-acre compound near Hemet has quietly grown into one of Scientology's major bases of operation, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 14, 2005
Getting behind the ruckus over 'silent births' — Chicago Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): Nara Schoenberg
Source: Chicago Tribune
Just when Tom Cruise was starting to look good again, we hear from the New York Daily News that Cruise's pregnant fiance, Katie Holmes, is supposed to sign on for a "silent birth," without screams or painkillers. Ouch. But is "Quit yellin', it's only childbirth," as the News headline so succinctly put it, the true position of the Church of Scientology, of which Cruise is a member? Not according to Greg LaClaire, vice president of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre ...
Aug 11, 2005
Scientology vs. Psychiatry; Scientology Explored — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Anderson Cooper
Source: CNN
COOPER: It's no secret that Tom Cruise is a devoted, outspoken member of the Church of Scientology. That has not always been the case. There was a time when the subject of his religion was off limits to reporters and to interviewers. Not so now. Just ask Matt Lauer who got lectured by Cruise weeks ago on what the actors says are the evils of psychiatry. Now, while some are surprised by the chance in Cruise, former Scientologists insist it's really ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 31, 2005
PostScript: When scientologists aren't so clear — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Type: Press
Author(s): Virginia Linn
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Leaders of the Church of Scientology have long had the reputation of being uncooperative with the media. Still, we were surprised at their tenaciousness in trying to control our stories. Whenever reporters delve into a topic that is even the least bit controversial, we take extra care in making sure we've pulled together as balanced a report as possible. Such was the case on a package of stories published last Sunday on the Church of Scientology, one of the most unusual ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 30, 2005
Scientology Timeline // Important dates for Scientology — ABC News
Type: Press
Source: ABC News
May 9, 1950: "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" by L. Ron Hubbard is published. June 7, 1951: Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation established in Elizabeth, N.J. May 1952: The Wichita, Kan., Dianetics training center is moved to Phoenix. Hubbard publicly announces the formal establishment of the philosophy of Scientology and the formation of the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. July 1952: "Scientology: A History of Man" published. February 1954: Church of Scientology founded in Los Angeles. 1956: The church is ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 21, 2004
Poisons, Begone! // The dubious science behind the Scientologists' detoxification program for 9/11 rescue workers — Slate Magazine
More: Sidebar
Type: Press
Author(s): Amanda Schaffer
Source: Slate Magazine
In September 2002, the New York Rescue Workers Detox Project began to offer free "detoxification treatment" to firefighters, police officers, and others exposed to high levels of toxic debris in the aftermath of the World Trade Center's collapse. The detox program—based on the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and detailed in his book Clear Body, Clear Mind—purports to "flush" poisons from the body's fat stores using an intensive regimen of jogging, oil ingestion, sauna, and high doses of vitamins, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 1, 2004
Reader letters: Money & Power — Razor Magazine
Dec 1, 2003
A Church's Lethal Contract — Razor Magazine
Sep 1, 2003
Scientology and the European Human Rights debate: A reply to Leisa Goodman, J. Gordon Melton, and the European Rehabilitation Project Force study — Marburg Journal of Religion
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen A. Kent
Source: Marburg Journal of Religion
Tag(s): Anderson Report (Australia)Aum ShinrikyoBankruptcyBrainwashingBrigette SchoenChild laborChildren, youthChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Church of Scientology of TorontoChurch of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)Colonia DignitadConfidential preclear (PC) folderConvictionCult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Cynthia KisserDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)DeprogrammingDouglas FrantzElliot J. AbelsonEric RubioEthics (Scientology)Fair gameFalse imprisonmentFalse Purpose RundownFrank K. FlinnFranz StoecklFreeloader's debtGaetane AsselinGerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGermanyHeber C. JentzschHernandez v. CommissionerImpact MagazineIna BrockmannInternal Revenue Service (IRS)International Scientology News (magazine)J. Gordon MeltonJason ScottJugen F. K. RedhardtJuha PentikainenKendrick L. MoxonKurt WeilandLarry BluntLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawsuitLeisa Collins (aka Leisa Goodman)Lorne DawsonMarburg Journal of ReligionMichael and Marla SklarMichael YorkNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon Chilocco New Life CenterNew York TimesOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operation FreakoutPaulette CooperPeter ReicheltPierre CollignonPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religion (journal)Rick RossRobert J. LiftonRobert S. "Bob" MintonRoy WallisSalarySea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Shirley LandaStephen A. KentSuppressive person (SP)Susanne SchernekauSynanonThe Family (formerly, Children of God)Tilman HausherrUrsula CabertaVivien Krogmann Lutz
Mar 30, 2003
Detox center seeks wider acceptance — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Narconon, a drug treatment program with Scientology backing, now wants taxpayer assistance. CLEARWATER – At Tampa Bay's newest alternative to mainstream drug treatment, the license issued by the state hangs next to commendations from the Church of Scientology. Narconon, a controversial drug treatment program based on techniques developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, has opened its first Florida facility in Clearwater in a commercial park off U.S. 19. Past the meticulously clean lobby are classrooms where recovering addicts take a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 10, 2003
Scientologists lose libel case in Denmark — Nordic Business Report
Type: Press
Source: Nordic Business Report
The Danish Scientologists have lost a court case in the Copenhagen district court, Denmark. The Scientologist newspaper 'Frihed' had reportedly accused Jorgen Pedersen of Ekstra Bladet, a newspaper, and German film producer Walther Heynowski of being connected to the East German intelligence agency Stasi. The court found the accusation libellous and the editor of 'Frihed', Anette Resftrup, was sentenced to pay ten income related fines of DKK1,000 each while the two named in the article will receive DKK30,000 each in compensation. ...
Aug 16, 2002
Death of a Scientologist — Chicago Reader
More: scientology-lies.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Tori Marlan
Source: Chicago Reader
Greg Bashaw's father respected him and trusted him to make wise choices. Even after he chose to devote his life to Scientology. While the shock and grief of his son's suicide were still fresh, Bob Bashaw read back through their decades-long correspondence, looking in particular for references to Scientology. "I wanted to see what there was here I missed," he says. His son Greg had been a member of the Church of Scientology for more than 20 years. During that time ...
Tag(s): American Psychological Association (APA)Anti-psychiatryAuditingBlackmailBody thetans (BTs)Chicago ReaderChurch of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Communications CourseConfidential preclear (PC) folderCostCult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Cynthia KisserDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)DeathDeprogrammingDisconnectionDivorceE-MeterEngramErich FrommFACTNetFair gameFalse imprisonmentFreedom (Scientology magazine)Greg BarnesGreg BashawInternal Revenue Service (IRS)International Association of Scientologists (IAS)Introspection Rundown (also, "Baby watch")Jason ScottJim BeebeLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawsuitLisa McPhersonLisa McPherson TrustMargaret Thaler SingerMary Anne AhmadMental illnessNazi labellingNoah LottickOperating Thetan (OT)Operation Snow WhitePhilip GalePotential Trouble Source (PTS)Protest, picketQuentin Geoffrey MaCauley HubbardReader's DigestReg AlevRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Release contract, form, waiverReligious Technology Center (RTC)Scientology's "Clear" stateScientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (article)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Silencing criticism, censorshipSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Steven HassanSue StrozewskiSuicideSupernatural abilities (aka OT powers)Suppressive person (SP)Tax matterTori MarlanWeddingXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Jun 7, 2001
Unorthodox arrest // Church of scientology calls cops and has one of its harshest and most vocal critics jailed — NOW Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Enzo Di Matteo
Source: NOW Magazine
it’s an unshaven and frazzled-looking Keith Henson who shuffles into the converted jail cell used as a hearing room Thursday morning at the Metro West Detention Centre. He’s in broad-rims, jail-issue orange jumpsuit and blue canvas runners that he’s wearing like flip-flops because they’re too small for his feet. A flap of grey hair is swooshed over a bald spot on the top of his head. The unrepentant Scientology foe was arrested in a parking lot in Oakville by Halton regional ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 30, 2001
'Destroy him utterly' — Hour Magazine (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): M-J Milloy
Source: Hour Magazine (Canada)
Keith Henson, American activist on the run in Canada, thinks the controversial Church of Scientology has made him fair game for dirty tricks Looking back, maybe the joke about the "Tom Cruise Missile" wasn't such a good idea. That online jest, made last year by Keith Henson, a peaceful if persistent critic of the controversial Church of Scientology, has led to his being found guilty of "intimidating a religion," and now on the run from the U.S., hiding out in plain ...
Sep 1, 2000
The Fort Harrison Hotel // Past, present and future — Tampa Bay Magazine
Apr 27, 2000
Scientology boosts friends in high places — NOW Magazine
More: nowtoronto.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Enzo Di Matteo
Source: NOW Magazine
Grit MP Derek Lee a Scientology symp? You might wonder if you happened to breeze the most recent issue of the Toronto Free Press. There, pictured with church prez Janet Laveau, is the former Grit GTA caucus chair along with a group of others listed as recipients of the Friends of the L. Ron Hubbard Humanitarian Award. Lee says he got the award for helping the church make its case with the CRTC for more "religious" programming on cable. Lee, it ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 17, 2000
Modus Operandi: Infiltration — Paris Match
Nov 28, 1999
John Travolta's alien nation — Washington Post
Sep 9, 1999
Scientology's revenge — New Times Los Angeles
Aug 5, 1999
Battlefield Travolta — NOW Magazine
More: groups.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Enzo Di Matteo
Source: NOW Magazine
Scientology's biggest star comes to Canada to make a movie that will bring church's values and villains to a theatre near you Members of the Church of Scientology were in Yorkville this past holiday weekend, questionnaires in hand, to collect opinions about the church from passersby. It's been a difficult couple of years for Scientology, which is trying to polish its fringe image as it awaits word from Revenue Canada about its application for charitable status. But positive PR may be ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 28, 1999
Defenders of the faith should stand at ease — Daily Variety (Hollywood, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Bart
Source: Daily Variety (Hollywood, California)
THE MOST MAIL Daily Variety has received this year about a single article has come in response to a story that the newspaper will never run. The subject was Scientology and its influence on Hollywood. The story was in the process of being researched by our film editor, Dan Cox, who recently left the paper to accept a job as a literary agent without finishing the article. In approaching his story, Cox was impressed by the fact that the Scientologists, who've ...
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