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Aug 29, 1978
Church claims U.S. campaign of harassment // Scientologists advance charge as rationale for aggressive policies — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette, Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Church of Scientology contends that for more than 20 years it has been the target of a systematic campaign by the United States government, together with "vested-interest pressure groups" such as the medical professions, to "suppress the church's spiritual practice and expansion." The church advances this accusation as the fundamental rationale for its aggressive policies of defense-by-attack against individual critics, private groups and government agencies perceived as "harassing" Scientology. Church spokesmen, moreover, expand upon the allegation of systematic persecution to ...
Aug 29, 1978
Scientology Flagship shrouded in mystery // Vessel was focus of mutual suspicion between church, government — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
On June 25, 1971, a young Colorado woman named Susan Meister died in an apparent suicide aboard the Apollo, the 3,280-ton flagship of the Church of Scientology and for nearly a decade the personal yacht of the church's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. In mid-July that year, according to State Department correspondence obtained by The Times, Miss Meister's father traveled from Colorado to the Moroccan port of Safi, 125 miles south of Casablanca, where the Apollo was then moored, to inquire into ...
Aug 28, 1978
'Fair Game' policy // Scientology critics assail belligerence — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch, Robert Gillette
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
"If anyone is getting industrious trying to enturbulate (sic) or stop Scientology or its activities, I can make Captain Bligh look like a Sunday-school teacher. There is probably no limit on what I would do to safeguard Man's only road to freedom against persons who . . . seek to stop Scientology or hurt Scientologists." — L. Ron Hubbard, Aug. 15, 1967 It was not the first time that private investigator Eual R. Harrow had interviewed jurors following a verdict, but ...
Aug 27, 1978
Church wages propaganda on a world scale — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette, Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
"The DEFENSE of anything is untenable. The only way to defend anything is to ATTACK, and if you ever forget that, then you will lose every battle you are engaged in, whether it is in terms of personal conversations, public debate, or a court of law." — L. Ron Hubbard For more than a decade, the worldwide Church of Scientology, one of the burgeoning new religions of the 1960s and '70s, has conducted sophisticated intelligence and propaganda operations on an international ...
Aug 27, 1978
Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard . . . official biographies seem larger than life — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
[Picture / Caption: FOUNDER — L. Ron Hubbard bust in lobby of Scientology administrative building.] Like the Romanesque bronze busts of L. Ron Hubbard displayed in churches of Scientology, the official biographies of Scientology's founder seem larger than life. Born in Tilden, Neb., on March 13, 1911, to Navy Comdr. Harry Ross Hubbard and his wife, Dora May, he is said to have spent his early childhood on the Montana cattle ranch of his maternal grandfather, "where long days were spent ...
Aug 27, 1978
Scientology: A long trail of controversy — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette, Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
On May 14, 1951, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard wrote to the U.S. attorney general to plead for help in fending off a Communist conspiracy, dedicated, he averred, to destroying him. "When, when, when," he wrote, "will we have a roundup?" Rambling through seven single-spaced typewritten pages, the letter was, to all appearances, the heartfelt cry of a troubled man. A successful science fiction writer in the 1940s, L. Ron Hubbard, as he signed himself, had gone on to bigger things. ...
Sep 13, 1977
Clergy protests 'spying' upon religious groups — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Dart
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
One hundred ministers, priests and rabbis in the San Diego area Monday presented a petition to a San Diego newspaper, declaring that "spying or deceitfully obtaining membership in a religious organization is unethical" and violates religious freedom. The petition, launched by the Church of Scientology of San Diego, was prompted by a two-part series on Scientology last month in the San Diego Union by reporter Leigh Fenly. Two Scientologists filed a $10,000 invasion-of-privacy suit in San Diego Superior Court Aug. 9, ...
Aug 19, 1977
Church accused of infiltration of FBI // U.S. claims Scientology members were put in agency to leak data — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The controversial Church of Scientology has planted an unspecified number of its members within the FBI in an effort to leak information to the church, Justice Department attorneys charged in Los Angeles federal court Thursday. Asst. U.S. Atty. Richard Stilz said the FBI learned of the alleged infiltration by church members while reviewing some of the more than 23,000 documents seized in raids on two church locations in Los Angeles July 8. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that a ...
Aug 12, 1977
San Diego paper sued for $10,000 // Church of Scientology members seek to stop articles not yet published — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
SAN DIEGO — Two Church of Scientology members Thursday sued the San Diego Union for more than $10,000, alleging two articles that have not yet been published were an invasion of privacy. Union Acting Editor Peter Kaye described the lawsuit as "harassment aimed at preventing the paper from printing the stories." He said church leaders had offered to try to stop the lawsuit if the newspaper would kill the articles. The civil suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by ...
Jul 28, 1977
FBI's church raid in capital ruled illegal — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Church of Scientology won a major victory Wednesday when a Washington, D.C., federal judge ruled that an FBI raid July 8 on the church's headquarters there was based on an illegally broad search warrant. U.S. Dist. Judge William B. Bryant ordered the FBI to return all those documents seized in the Washington raid, but then stayed his order for 10 days to give the Justice Department an opportunity to appeal his ruling. In previous hearings and again Wednesday, Bryant expressed ...
Jul 9, 1977
3 Scientology offices raided by FBI in 2 cities — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Church of Scientology offices in Hollywood and Washington, D.C., were raided Friday by scores of FBI agents searching for more than 150 documents stolen from the U.S. Courthouse in Washington in a series of burglaries last year. The dawn raids at three locations in the two cities netted an unknown quantity of the allegedly stolen documents, informed sources said. Using power saws, crowbars and boltcutters to knock down doors and cut open cabinets, FBI agents executed search warrants based primarily on ...
Jul 9, 1977
FBI raids Church of Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
FBI agents raided Church of Scientology headquarters in Hollywood and Washington at dawn yesterday. They seized some of the 150 documents allegedly stolen from the U.S. Courthouse in Washington in a series of burglaries last year. The simultaneous raids were conducted on the basis of information provided to the FBI by a onetime high-level official of the church who has admitted taking part in the burglaries in May and June, 1976. An FBI affidavit accompanying the search warrants states that the ...
May 17, 1977
U.S. agencies told to give data to judge — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
'I just don't believe' federal claims on files sought by church, jurist says Declaring "there is something fishy going on" and he can no longer believe the government, a Los Angeles federal judge Monday ordered three federal agencies to give him documents being withheld from the Church of Scientology. "I'm not going to accept anything the government tells me in this case, said U.S. Dist. Judge Warren J. Ferguson, "because it has gotten to the point I just don't believe them." ...
Mar 6, 1977
Religious sects respond as mental health volunteers — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 7, 1976
Libel Settlement Reached With Scientology Church — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 4, 1976
Talks interrupt Scientologists' libel suit — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The first libel suit to come to trial over a 1971 book, "The Scandal of Scientology," was interrupted this week in Los Angeles Superior Court while Scientologists discussed the settlement of seven suits filed about the book [...]
Nov 23, 1976
Death of church founder's son still a mystery — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mystery continued to shroud the death of Geoffrey Hubbard, the son of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, as officials here asked Tuesday for a delay in the release of the cause of death. Dr. G. Sheldon Green, chief Clark County medical examiner, asked for the delay so he could consult with outside pathologists. Young Hubbard, 22, of Clearwater, Fla., was found unconscious in his car near McCarran International Airport on Oct. 28. Because he carried ...
Nov 23, 1976
[Re. Quentin Hubbard's death, exact date unknown] — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The 22-year-old son of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was cremated in Las Vegas at the request of his family. Nevada officials said the remains would be brought to Los Angeles, where the church has its main headquarters. Geoffrey Hubbard of Clearwater, Fla., died Nov. 12 at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital in Las Vegas. The cause of his death is still a mystery; he was found in a semicomatose condition in Las Vegas Oct. 28 and died before being ...
Sep 12, 1976
Despite suspicions, Scientology flourishes / 'We are the wave of the future,' Church's lifetime Guardian tells convention — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Mar 20, 1976
Celebrities testify for Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Mar 20, 1976
Scientology yacht Apollo up for sale — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Church of Scientology has announced it is selling its 3,287-ton yacht Apollo, the sometime home of founder L. Ron Hubbard and the mobile site of the worldwide sect's highlevel leadership training. [...]
Jan 29, 1976
What is this Church of Scientology? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jun 1, 1974
Sect ordered to pay $300,000 to victim — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A Superior Court jury Friday awarded $300,000 to L. Gene Allard, 33, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., artist, who claimed the Church of Scientology made him a victim of its "fair game" policy. Allard, the church's former bookkeeper in Los Angeles, sued for malicious prosecution after the Scientologists had him arrested in 1969 for allegedly stealing $27,713.90 in Swiss franc notes and its records. The criminal charges against Allard were dismissed Dec. 29, 1969, for lack of evidence. He denied ever ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 16, 1973
John Brodie: Passer to preacher — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bob Oates
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The John Brodie career is winding down. It has been a big one — long, distinguished, historic. No other, football player ever spent 17 consecutive seasons with the team that drafted him. And in another month it will all be over. Brodie has announced his retirement as of the end of this season. At 38, he is about to move from the pocket to the pulpit. The veteran San Francisco quarterback has determined to spend next year in graduate' work in ...
May 6, 1973
Scientologists making impact on West Side // Church largest and fastest growing of its kind in the area — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John H. Hall
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Despite a 10-year running battle with the Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Assn., Scientology appears to have finally arrived on the West Side. Aided by a 1971 federal district court decision, the Church of Scientology is not only a recognized religious science but the largest and fastest-growing pandenominational church in this area. And the greatest concentration of its members may well be here. There are 75,000 Scientologists in Los Angeles, according to the Rev. Glenn A. Malkin, executive ...
Dec 1, 1971
Suit-happy scientologists [exact date unknown] — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Lester Kinsolving
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Churches have been generally reluctant to engage in the expense and acrimony of lawsuits ever since St. Paul counseled the Corinthian church to avoid property litigation between members before pagan magistrates. (1 Cor. 6: 1-9) But an organization called "the church of Scientology" appears to have taken just the opposite course, in what seems to be a means of acquiring extensive publicity and at the same time frightening anyone inclined to expose their operations. Scientology, which focuses upon intimate interviews using ...
Oct 10, 1970
Ex-Scientologist tells of 'fear' atmosphere // McMaster accuses Hubbard of fostering spiritual tyranny within organization — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Dart
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
One year ago an articulate but soft-spoken man named John McMaster was extolling the virtues of Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the worldwide, quasi-scientific "religion." Appearing on television talk shows and giving lectures as Hubbard's personal representative, McMaster was eminently qualified. He was the first person to achieve Scientology's state of "clear," which purportedly gives a person full control a his mental processes. Now McMaster describes the Church of Scientology and other organizations run by Hubbard as engaging ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 26, 1969
Police seek to link 3rd slaying to murder of two cult members — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 15, 1969
British court rejects Scientologists' chapel — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
LONDON (AP) — The High Court rejected Friday an application by Scientologists in Britain to set up a legally recognized chapel for their cult. Justice John Percy Ashworth said in the Queen's Bench Divisional Court: "While Scientology may be wholly admirable I find it difficult to reach the conclusion that it is a religion." "The idea presented to my mind is of an organization serving as a meeting point or clearing house for persons of all religious beliefs through which people ...
Aug 3, 1969
Religion or business? // Practices of Scientology being investigated again — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Dart
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
RELIGION OR BUSINESS? Practices of Scientology Being Investigated Again By John Dart Times Religion Writer [Picture / Caption: YOUNG INITIATES — The Rev. Robert Bobo talks with two children who are taking Scientology courses. The photo on the wall is of the founder of the worldwide group, L. Ron Hubbard.] The mimeographed notice looked more like a secret police communique than a church message. It informed "those concerned" that a certain 20-year-old girl "is hereby declared a Suppressive Person and assigned ...
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