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Apr 28, 2010
It's time to end the Church of Scientology's tax-exempt status — Huffington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Hassan
Source: Huffington Post
For more than 25 years, the IRS denied tax-exemption to the Church of Scientology. The long-running policy flowed from an IRS determination in 1967 that Scientology was in fact a commercial entity operated solely for the benefit of founder L. Ron Hubbard. In 1993, seven years after Hubbard's death, the IRS made a puzzling and highly suspicious reversal. It settled its tax bill with Scientology for just $12.5 million and conferred on it the title of tax-exempt "religion." Both the Wall ...
Apr 17, 2009
Literary review / Cult cock-OUP — Private Eye (UK)
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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 ...
Apr 13, 2004
Marin County // Scientology critic ordered to pay church — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Don Lattin
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
A former member and longtime critic of the Church of Scientology has been ordered by a Marin County judge to pay the church $500,000 for speaking out against the controversial religious movement. Superior Court Judge Lynn Duryee issued that order in a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Scientology defector Gerald Armstrong. The Church of Scientology had sought $10 million from Armstrong, who joined the church in 1969, left the fold in 1981 and later became one of the movement's harshest critics. He was ...
Sep 1, 2003
Scientology: Religion or racket? — Marburg Journal of Religion
Dec 6, 1998
The life & death of a Scientologist // After 13 years and thousands of dollars, Lisa McPherson finally went 'Clear.' Then she went insane — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Washington Post
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Dec 6, 1998 - "I am L. Ron Hubbard," the woman on the hotel room bed announced in a robotic voice. "I created time 3 billion years ago." She rambled on and on, every outburst dutifully scribbled down by those assigned to watch her. "I can't confront force . . . I need my auditor . . . I want to take a toothbrush and brush the floor until I have a cognition." The jargon of Scientology was ...
Sep 24, 1998
A classic example of the fair game policy at work
Type: Account
Author(s): Stacy Brooks Young
(Gerry Armstrong is my friend now that we are both out of Scientology, and I have already told him this story. I have told him how sorry I am for my part in trying to destroy him when I was still an OSA staff member. I’ve told several other people this story as well, and they have urged me to share it because it is such a classic illustration of how far DM and his cronies are willing to ...
Aug 24, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 2 — FACTnet
Type: Interview
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAmerican Saint Hill Organization (ASHO)AuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Battlefield EarthBen ShawBent CorydonCelebrity CentreCharles B. O'ReillyChick CoreaChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Cindy SchaffnerDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDeathDiane CollettoDisconnectionDivorceEarle C. CooleyEugene M. IngramFACTNetFalse imprisonmentGary ClingerGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsHarry PaneerInurementJesse PrinceJim MooneyJohn CollettoJohn G. PetersonJohn TravoltaJoseph A. YannyJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.Judge Ronald E. SwearingerKelly PrestonKirstie AlleyL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLisa Marie PresleyLyman D. SpurlockLynn FarneyMarc YagerMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Florence (Flo) BarnettMichael Jackson (singer)Michelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Mimi RogersNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans (NOTs)Nicole KidmanNorman F. StarkeyPhoebe MaurerPregnancyPriscilla PresleyPrivate investigator(s)Raymond "Ray" MithoffRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Robert "Bob" MithoffRobert "Bob" SchaffnerSalarySea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Slave laborStanley ClarkSuicideSuppressive person (SP)Tom CruiseVicki J. (McRae) AznaranWarren L. McShaneXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Aug 16, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 1 — FACTnet
Mar 1, 1998
Judge Found Hubbard lied about achievements — Boston Herald
Dec 1, 1994
Litigation noir // Ford Greene thought he knew all about hardball litigation. Then he sued the Church of Scientology. — California Lawyer
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Pressman
Source: California Lawyer
It was a strange way to describe an aspect of a theology. But L. Ron Hubbard, the highly successful science-fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology in the 1950s, had little tolerance for those who challenged his beliefs. And so it was, at one time, that Scientology scripture came to include an unusual litigation clause: "The only way to defend anything is to attack, and if you ever forget that, then you will lose every battle you are ever engaged ...
Apr 21, 1994
Church calls it quits // As Scientology backs away from critics, it may hurt in libel case — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Pressman
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
[Picture / Caption: RESOLUTION — "I think the judge just wanted to bring an end to this case," says Graham E. Berry, right, with Gordon J. Calhoun.] For years, the Church of Scientology has been synonymous with bitter litigation battles. But the 40-year-old religious organization, long known for its aggressive legal tactics, threw in the towel recently on a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles that it had been waging against two critics. Besides serving as a legal setback, the action in ...
Jul 1, 1992
The two faces of Scientology — The American Lawyer
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Type: Press
Author(s): William W. Horne
Source: The American Lawyer
The Church of Scientology uses private detectives and bulldog litigators to pursue its numerous detractors. It also hires low-key establishment lawyers who work quietly within the system. So who is directing the $416 million libel suit against Time? On April 27, 1992, lawyers for the Church of Scientology International filed a $416 million libel action in federal court in New York against Time Warner, Inc., Time Inc. Magazine Company [Time Warner is a partner in American Lawyer Media, L.P.], and writer ...
Jun 1, 1991
Petrolia's new neighbors – L. Ron Hubbard's followers, the Church of Spiritual Technology — North Coast Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Cempa
Source: North Coast Journal
Petrolia — A few miles outside of this coastal community, a massive 400-foot subterranean vault constructed of steel and concrete lies beneath a peaceful knoll overlooking the Pacific. The breadth and dimension of the vault stagger the imagination: 100 feet longer than a football field and 20 feet in diameter, the two-story sarcophagus is almost complete. It is designed to withstand the ravages of nature as well as man-made destruction. Humboldt County is now home to one of the most impregnable ...
Jun 24, 1990
The Scientology Story: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard // Chapter 2: Creating the Mystique — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Hubbard's image was crafted of truth, distorted by myth. To his followers, L. Ron Hubbard was bigger than life. But it was an image largely of his own making. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge put it bluntly while presiding over a Church of Scientology lawsuit in 1984. Scientology's founder, he said, was "virtually a pathological liar" about his past. Hubbard was an intelligent and well-read man, with diverse interests, experience and expertise. But that apparently was not enough to satisfy ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 15, 1990
Critics, government call Scientology business masquerading as religion — San Diego Union-Tribune
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Type: Press
Author(s): Mike McIntyre
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
The Church of Scientology's genesis was the 1950 best seller by L. Ron Hubbard, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health." Church officials claim there are 7 million Scientologists worldwide, but former members allege there may be fewer than 100,000. The church promotes Scientology as a religion — one not based on the worship of a god but on the belief in "scientific" principles applied to the mind. Hubbard argued in "Dianetics" that inner turmoil springs from subconscious mental images, or ...
Jul 6, 1989
Scientology faces new charges of harassment — Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
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Dec 22, 1988
Scientology church faces new claims of harassment — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The year was 1976, one year after the Church of Scientology had secretly moved its spiritual headquarters to Clearwater, and Mayor Gabe Cazares was complaining too loudly for the church's comfort. So, as documents seized by the FBI would later show, the church's Clearwater office devised a scheme to "ruin Mayor Gabriel Cazares' political career by spreading scandal about his sex life." Church officials came up with ways to get Cazares' school records, birth records, anything — from checking with the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 5, 1987
Novel preachings of the science-fiction Messiah — The Advertiser (Australia)
Apr 30, 1987
The 'extended sting operation' of Scientology — The Listener
Type: Press
Author(s): John Penycate
Source: The Listener
Panorama's investigation into the Scientologists revealed an organisation which uses its founder's 'mixture of half-practical, half-gobbledegook psychological techniques' to draw large sums of money from its adherents, with threatening consequences if they opt out. Religious cults are a problem. They enslave the minds and empty the pockets of gullible young people, causing heartfelt grief to their families. The Moonies, the Children of God and the other cults have a poor public image, but they almost always operate within the law. The ...
Item contributed by: Martin Poulter
Apr 27, 1987
Panorama: Road to Total Freedom — BBC News
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Type: TV
Source: BBC News
Description of video is in italics. VO=VOICEOVER shot of Church of Scientology, Los Angeles; apparently group of ex-members VOICEOVER: The Church of Scientology, one of the largest and richest new religious movements, is being sued for a billion dollars by former members for fraud and breach of trust. They regard Scientology as a dangerous cult. group of Scientologists VO: Yet the church goes on expanding, making converts and claiming it is "The Road to Total Freedom". ''"Panorama" opening credits; while music ...
Tag(s): Annie M. Tidman (aka Annie Broeker aka Annie Logan aka Lisa Mitchell)Apollo (formerly, "Royal Scot Man"; often misspelled "Royal Scotman", "Royal Scotsman")AssaultAuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)BBC NewsBlackmailBody thetans (BTs)Church of Scientology International (CSI)Confidential preclear (PC) folderCostCyril Ronald VosperDavid MiscavigeDavid Miscavige: physical violenceDede ReisdorfDeprogrammingDianeticsDisconnectionDon LarsonDoreen Lea GillhamE-MeterExtortionFair gameFort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFrank NotaroFranklin FreedmanFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFront groupsHana Eltringham WhitfieldHarassmentHarold ClarkeHeber C. JentzschInurementJeffrey A. DubronJerry WhitfieldJohn TravoltaJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.Ken HodenKidnappingL. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard's credentialsL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawrence LevyLawsuitLouis Jolyon WestLudis BirssMary ClarkeMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMembershipMV Freewinds (formerly, La Bohème)Narconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Nazi labellingNorman F. StarkeyOperating Thetan (OT)Patrick D. "Pat" Broeker (aka Mike Mitchell)Private investigator(s)Protest, picketRecruitmentReligious cloakingReligious Research Foundation (RRF)Ruth ClarkeSaint Hill Manor @ East Grinstead (UK)Scientology's "Clear" stateScott MayerSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Supernatural abilities (aka OT powers)Suppressive person (SP)Thea GreenbergThreatTraining Routines (TRs)United Kingdom (UK)Valerie StansfieldWogXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Oct 27, 1986
The prophet and profits of Scientology — Forbes
Apr 4, 1986
Inside Scientology — Finally [Breach of faith?] — L.A. Weekly (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Ron Curran, Jennifer Pratt
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
Breach of Faith? One particular church policy has been partially at the root of the fear and anger: Scientology's alleged use of personal information in members' "confidential" Pre-Clear (PC) folders information confessed during auditing. There is substantial evidence that this information has been culled, perhaps to pressure members either into staying in the church or into not criticizing the church if they do leave. Although Hoden denies such practices ("In all my years here, I have never known of any such ...
Jan 30, 1986
Mystery followed L. Ron Hubbard throughout life and into death — Telegram-Tribune (San Luis Obispo County)
Jan 29, 1986
L. Ron Hubbard dies of stroke; founder of Church of Scientology — New York Times
Jan 29, 1986
Will check of fingerprints verify dead man was L. Ron Hubbard? — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
Dec 22, 1985
60 Minutes: Scientology / Update [16m 51s] — CBS News
Oct 17, 1985
Former Scientology aide wins ruling on church records — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
The state Supreme Court yesterday allowed a former Church of Scientology official to obtain church records in a suit against the group. None of the six justices taking part in the case voted to grant a hearing on the church's claim that the documents were records of church confessionals taken under a promise of confidentiality. Chief Justice Rose Bird did not participate in the case. The action lifts the court's order of September 10 blocking release of the records of "audits," ...
Jun 28, 1985
Scientologists picket court over freedom issue — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
About 400 members of the Church of Scientology's Crusade for Religious Freedom picketed the Los Angeles County Courthouse on Thursday, protesting what they consider to be court infringement on their constitutional right to religious freedom. In a unique courthouse scene, more than half the group lined a hallway five deep on each side outside the courtroom of Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr. during a hearing on former Scientologist Gerald Armstrong's $60-million fraud suit against the church. The disparate group, which included ...
Jun 27, 1985
Scientologists picket court — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
About 400 members of the Church of Scientology's Crusade for Religious Freedom picketed outside the Los Angeles County Courthouse today and stood in a silent hallway vigil during a court hearing on former member Gerald Armstrong's $60-million fraud suit against them. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr., who last year absolved Armstrong of stealing documents from the church, said he would rule later on Armstrong's request to see statements he made to an "auditor" when he joined the ...
Feb 12, 1985
U.S. granted access to some Scientology papers — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The U.S. government won access Monday to six sealed letters and memos concerning the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and failed in its attempt to see 11 others. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr. had placed the 17 items under seal in June at the end of a civil trial in which he absolved former church archivist Gerald Armstrong of taking documents belonging to the organization. He sealed the items largely because they involved ...
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