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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 27, 1978
Church wages propaganda on a world scale — Los Angeles Times (California)
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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: A long trail of controversy — Los Angeles Times (California)
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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. ...
Feb 22, 1978
Scientology boss gets jail term [scan] — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
Feb 22, 1978
Scientology boss gets jail term [transcript] — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
Type: Press
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
RON L. Hubbard, the American born founder of the Church of Scientology, who turned Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, into the world headquarters of the movement, was sentenced in his absence to four years in prison and fined 35,000 Francs for fraud by the Paris Criminal Court last week.
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 1977
Reforming the world in Scientology's image // Hubbard's Electrometer: Tin can technology — Valley News
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Author(s): Brian Alexander
Source: Valley News
The Church of Scientology attempts to reform individuals through its counseling and teaching techniques. It also has a large operation dedicated to reforming society. This comes under the heading of traditional religious activism, Scientologists say, but various government agencies say it goes far beyond. In this, the fourth and final segment of a series on Scientology, the Valley News explores the legal and political entanglements of the church. By BRIAN ALEXANDER The "applied religious philosophy" of Scientology has political as ...
Aug 28, 1977
The Church of Scientology - Religion or traveling medicine show? — Valley News
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Type: Press
Author(s): Brian Alexander
Source: Valley News
The Church of Scientology offers a free personality evaluation to persons interested in its counseling services. Valley News staff writer Brian Alexander took the test at the Sherman Oaks Scientology center, posing as a college student and using an assumed name. As the second segment of a four-part series on the church, he tells what happened. —– The Church of Scientology's free personality test is like a warm handshake, but the grip is too tight. The counselor who evaluates ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 1976
"Poor Man's Psychoanalysis?": Observation on Dianetics — The Zetetic
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Author(s): Roy Wallis
Source: The Zetetic
The sociology of marginal medicine is a neglected field of endeavor. There exist only a mere handful of brief accounts of unorthodox therapeutic practices and their development in Western societies. I shall seek, therefore, to provide a contribution to this scant literature, in the belief that such studies are not only of intrinsic interest but also provide insight into a number of strains and tensions generated by advanced industrial societies and into some of the less orthodox methods of coping with ...
Apr 5, 1976
A Sci-Fi Faith — TIME Magazine
Type: Press
Source: TIME Magazine
The mystery began to unfold last fall in sleepy, sun-drenched Clearwater, Fla. The Southern Land Development and Leasing Corp. decided to buy the 270-room Fort Harrison Hotel, a downtown landmark, and a nearby bank building. Southern Land stated that the hotel would stay open, but another spokesman announced that it would become a center for the United Churches of Florida, a new ecumenical outfit that soon won endorsement from twelve local clergymen. When 200 tight-lipped strangers moved into the hotel, rumors ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 31, 1974
Ex-Scientologist charges rip-off — Calgary Herald (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Barry Nelson
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
The former head of the Church of Scientology in Calgary said Thursday she has been used by the organization to talk Calgarians out of more than $200,000 — perhaps as much as $350,000. Rev. Lorna Levitt, who resigned from the church April 19, said: "I was being used by the organization to exploit people by promising then in tangibles that I had been indoctrinated into believing Scientology could and would deliver for a price." The price currently varies from $50 per ...
Jan 23, 1974
The technical breakthrough of 1973! The Introspection RD
Mar 1, 1972
Scientology wins in court — Fate Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard E. Saunders
Source: Fate Magazine
AFTER ALMOST 10 years of what only can be called harassment by the Food and Drug Administration the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D. C., has emerged from the courts victorious.
Nov 17, 1971
A dangerous precedent over scientology? // Nigel Lawson examines the use of arbitrary powers against members of the cult and asks why the Foster Report is still unpublished — The Times (UK)
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Source: The Times (UK)
In reply to a written question in the of Commons a few days ago, the Secretary of State for Social Services, Sir Keith Joseph, declared that he would be making an announcement about the publication of the Foster Report on Scientology "soon". However soon "soon" may be, he has certainly taken time about it. For the report, which was commissioned by his predecessor, Mr Richard Crossman, in January, 1969, has now been in his hands for the best part of ...
Jul 31, 1971
FDA seizure of e-meters is reversed — Washington Post
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Author(s): Thomas W. Lippman
Source: Washington Post
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that since the Scientology organization had made a case—uncontested by the Government—that it was a religion, a 1963 raid on its headquarters was illegal because it violated its constitutional rights. In a much-publicized raid on Jan. 4, 1963, agents from the Food and Drug Administration seized so-called "E-meters" and stacks of literature from the headquarters of the Founding Church of Scientology here. The FDA charged at the time that the Scientologists made false claims ...
Jul 31, 1971
[Re. FDA v. Founding Church of Scientology, Washington D.C.] — New York Times
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Source: New York Times
Fed Dist Judge G A Gesell condemns use at 'E-meter' but permits Ch of Scientology to continue using instrument in its religious practices; rules that L R Hubbard's claims for meter are 'quackery' but says that Scientology does meet qualifications of being religion and is entitled to protection under 1st Amendment of Const; orders FDA to return 100 'E-meters' and 2 tons of printed material seized in '63; rules that only Scientology mins will be permitted to use 'E-meters' and that ...
Jun 26, 1971
New religion takes on U.S. government, psychiatry — Monterey Peninsula Herald
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Source: Monterey Peninsula Herald
An aggressive modern religion that has taken on the U.S. government and the psychiatric profession has come to the Peninsula. The Church of Scientology, which established a study group here last August, has now opened a counseling center at 604 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. Still a mission of the San Francisco church, the local congregation is training a minister and conducting lectures and personal counseling sessions. Court Fight The church, founded only 16 years ago, has been engaged in a court fight ...
Jun 13, 1971
Scientology: To get free of 'negative memories' — New York Times
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Author(s): Edward B. Fiske
Source: New York Times
A young man and a middle-aged woman stared silently at each other across a long, narrow table in a room in a tan brick building in Washington, D.C., one day last week. A guide explained that they were engaged in an exercise known as "training rudiment zero" so as to make them "more able to confront another life source." At the end of the table another young man was busy making little clay models. He, too, was engaged in a spiritual ...
Jun 12, 1971
Unconventional modern religion hitting snags — Valley Morning Star (Texas)
Type: Press
Author(s): George W. Cornell
Source: Valley Morning Star (Texas)
NEW YORK (AP) — An unconventional, modern-made religion, the Church of Scientology, is going strong today, in followers, facilities and systematic financing. But it also is having to fight recurrent government interference for the right to pursue its methods. "The road has been rocky," says the Rev. Kenneth J. Whitman, of the organization's Los Angeles headquarters. "But we keep growing because we're helping people." Incorporated just 16 years ago, under direction of its founder the iconoclastic American scientist-thinker [[../scienos/hubbard1.html L. Ron ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 11, 1971
Scientology growing despite brushes with FDA — Albuquerque Journal
Jun 8, 1971
Scientologists and F.D.A. clash in court — New York Times
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Author(s): Edward B. Fiske
Source: New York Times
USE OF DEVICE CHALLENGED: The "E-meter," an electrical instrument similar to the lie detector, used by Scientologists, being demonstrated by group's head, the Rev. Robert H. Thomas. Food and Drug Administration case contends , group made false statements about "E-meter's" use. At right is Rev., Arthur. J. Maren, minister or sect. WASHINGTON, June 7—The eight-year legal battle between the Food and Drug Administration and the Church of Scientology moved into the Federal District Court here today with the Government arguing that ...
Jun 4, 1971
Electrometer fight continues Monday — Washington Daily News
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Author(s): Juergen Haber
Source: Washington Daily News
The Electrometer is not much bigger than a breadbox but has been the object of an eight-year court battle — to be resumed Monday in U.S. District Court — between the Food and Drug Administration and the Church of Scientology. Eight years ago U.S. marshals raided the headquarters of the scientologists headquarters here, and the FDA charged that the device and it s accompanying literature made false claims of cures for everything from cancer to radiation burns from atomic explosions. ====NO ...
Jun 2, 1971
Scientology ministers visit FDA over case — The News American (Maryland)
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Source: The News American (Maryland)
The head of the Baltimore office of the federal Food and Drug Administration has been visited by a group of ministers and parishioners from the Church of Scientology in connection with a U. S. District Court case being pressed by the FDA against the religious body. The eight-year-old case, which is slated to go to court Monday, June 7, in Washington, stems from a raid on a Scientology church In the nation's capital in January, 1963, by a group of FDA-deputized ...
Jun 1, 1971
He can call on 200 years of experience
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Author(s): Ralph Viggers
People who feel good work better, play better and enjoy others more. People who feel good also climb out of old ruts to face new challenges easier. Understanding this, the first thing Dr. Harold Thibodeau wants to know is "How are you feeling?" When the answer is negative, the well-known Santa Ana, California Chiropractor and Scientologist: OT VII says with calm assurance, "Let's do something about it." With a thorough examination, including x-rays of the entire spine, Dr. Thiboudeau locates the ...
May 31, 1971
The story behind Brodie's recovery — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
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Author(s): Art Rosenblaum
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
A TV DOCUMENTARY of John Brodie, the 49er quarterback, was seen on Channel 7 the other night. Brodie came across as a pleasant family man, blessed with deep logic about his trade of professional football, and definitely a person with his feet on the ground. He made his daily golfing trips seem perfectly sound . . . after all, if one earns a substantial sum for subjecting one's blind side to onrushing linemen, it would be well to remain in condition. ...
May 8, 1971
Has FDA bungled the Scientology church case? — The Evening Star
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Author(s): William F. Willoughby
Source: The Evening Star
It was more than eight years ago, here in Washington, on Jan. 4, 1963. that a group of Baltimore longshoremen who had been deputized by officials of the Federal Food and Drug Administration staged one of the most bizarre raids in American history. The contingent, escorted by motorcycle policemen, entered a church on 19th Street NW and the residences of its ministers and began grabbing the church's scriptures, confessional aids and documents, loading them into two waiting vans. Some of the ...
May 1, 1971
FDA v. Free exercise — Church & State
Jan 1, 1971
The Scandal of Scientology - 01 From Dianetics to Scientology — Tower Publications, Inc.
Jan 1, 1971
The Scandal of Scientology - 05 Spreading the Word — Tower Publications, Inc.
Jan 1, 1971
The Scandal of Scientology - 08 The British and Australian Orgs — Tower Publications, Inc.
Jan 1, 1971
The Scandal of Scientology - 15 Is Scientology Political? — Tower Publications, Inc.
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