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On this date

Type: Blog
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

A week ago, we reported that a former "employee" at Scientology's flagship drug treatment center in Oklahoma – Narconon Arrowhead – told us that the controversial center was delivering Scientology training rather than drug education, and that its officials have been concerned for years that its state certification was "extremely vulnerable." (The center is currently under investigation by local and state agencies for four deaths that have occurred there, three since last October.) We didn't name that source, but now, he's ...

Tags: Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)DeathFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationLucas A. CattonNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc. (Arrowhead)Rena WeinbergTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Book
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Source: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Janet Reitman

Product Description Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Houghton Mifflin HarcourtJanet Reitman[needtoread][needtotag]

Jun 17, 2011
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Scientologist accused of pressuring sex abuse victim

Type: Press
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Author: Paul Bibby Courts

IT was a rare and at times dramatic public appearance by one of the most senior members of a global religious organisation that shrouds itself in secrecy. Surrounded by supporters, senior Scientologist Janice Meyer arrived at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday, accused of pressuring an 11-year-old girl to lie about sex abuse within the church. Ms Meyer, who also goes by the name Jan Eastgate, left with relaxed bail restrictions that will allow her to travel to and from her ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPaul Bibby CourtsSydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Jun 16, 2011
The Age (Australia)
Scientologist appears in Sydney court

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Source: The Age (Australia)
Author: Margaret Scheikowski

A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California. Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court. She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney. Advertisement: Story continues below The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalMargaret ScheikowskiThe Age (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Alison Rourke

A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...

Tags: Alison RourkeAustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalNick XenophonThe Guardian (UK)

Type: Blog
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

Next month, Janet Reitman's book Inside Scientology will hit bookshelves, and the world of Scientology-watching, and for Scientology itself, will never be the same. Subtitled The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, Reitman's book delivers all it promises, and it promises a lot. "It has been my goal to write the first objective modern history of the Church of Scientology," Reitman proclaims in her introduction. "It is the goal of Inside Scientology to translate [L. Ron Hubbard's arcane] language and separate ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Claire HeadleyDavid MiscavigeJanet ReitmanJason BegheJeff HawkinsLisa McPhersonMarc HeadleyMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Natalie WaletRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Stefan CastleTanja CastleTom CruiseTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

A Las Vegas fundraiser earned $500,000 for soldiers and emergency responders who say chemicals sickened them and earned Utah’s attorney general coveted photographs posing with celebrities. Sandra Lucas, a Salt Lake City resident who recently became president of the nationwide Heroes Health Fund, said she and a board must decide how to split the proceeds, but Utah residents will see a share. Actor John Travolta was the headline speaker at the fundraiser Saturday at the Wynn Las Vegas. Utah Attorney General ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneSandra LucasUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

Utah’s attorney general and a federal agent who busted drug labs in Utah County will be among the guests Saturday at a Las Vegas fundraiser with actor John Travolta. Travolta is helping generate money for what’s called the Heroes Health Fund, a nationwide program which provides treatment to soldiers and emergency responders who believe they were sickened by exposure to chemicals. The treatment — consisting largely of exercise, time in a sauna and a diet of antioxidants — has its roots ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneTim ChardUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Hours after an article appeared about a claim for damages filed against the city by the Church of Scientology over a sewage spill in the church’s building in Old Pasadena, a church official acknowledged that mistakes were made in the filing of the document. The church is listed as the claimant, not subrogate Lexington Insurance Co. Further, the name of the lawyer who filed the claim on behalf of the insurance company is not listed on the document. Making matters even ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaLexington Insurance Co.Pasadena WeeklyReal estateRobert B. "Bob" Adams

May 31, 2011
Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Top Scientologist charged with perverting course of justice

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Author: Steve Cannane

One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney. She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of ...

Tags: AustraliaAustralia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) NewsCarmen RainerChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPhoebe RainerSteve Cannane

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Two days before the Church of Scientology was presented with an award for preserving the 115-year-old Braley Building on South Raymond Avenue, church officials filed a claim against the city for damages incurred after the historic structure was flooded with raw sewage in November. “In the early morning of Nov. 23, water backed up through the toilets and sinks [in] the basement,” the claim states. “When personnel came in, they found four inches of raw sewage covering the entire basement area.” ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaPasadena WeeklyReal estate

May 18, 2011
Courier Mail (Australia)
Fire at Church of Scientology in Annerley

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Source: Courier Mail (Australia)
Author: Anna Chisholm

A FIRE broke out at The Church of Scientology of Brisbane at Annerley overnight. Emergency services said material in a courtyard caught fire and affected a couple of air-conditioning units. The flames started just before 2am on the corner of Dudley and Hastings streets. QFRS Brisbane Duty Manager of Operations Phil Klemm said the fire was not suspicious. "From our perspective there was nothing suspicious - the courtyard was open to the street," Mr Klemm said. "We're unsure of the cause ...

Tags: Anna ChisholmAustraliaCourier Mail (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Source: Haaretz
Author: Yaniv Kubovich

Attorney Gur Finkelstein, who represents the Scientology Center in Israel, was detained several weeks for allegedly hiring this gang to help him with his own criminal endeavors. Israel Police forces have uncovered a Jaffa-based gang allegedly behind a series of attacks and attempted assassinations in the Tel Aviv area, including a plot to kill a senior sheikh of a local mosque, it was revealed after a gag order was lifted on Tuesday. Those mobsters are suspected of plotting to plant an ...

Tags: Gur FinkelsteinHaaretzIsraelWeaponsYaniv Kubovich

May 16, 2011
Brisbane Times
Soldier death to remain a mystery

Type: Press
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011
Source: Brisbane Times

AAP – The mysterious death of a young soldier was likely to remain a mystery until the Church of Scientology chooses to release its file on its extended dealings with him, a defence commission of inquiry has found. There's no dispute that Private Edward McBride, 30, took his own life in Brisbane on February 7, 2007. A trained electrical fitter before joining the army, he climbed into an electrical sub-station and deliberately contacted a 110,000 volt power line. Just why he ...

Tags: AustraliaBrisbane TimesDeathEdward Alexander McBrideSuicide

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Source: Clearwater Patch
Author: Aiyana Baida

Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street, owned by the Church of Scientology, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. An electrical fire caused $700,000 in damages to a building owned by the Church of Scientology, city officials said. Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. To put out the blaze the department needed 35 personnel, five engines, two trucks and two rescues. It took firefighters about an ...

Tags: 531 Franklin Street Clearwater FL United StatesAiyana BaidaClearwater PatchReal estate

On this day

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 25, 2007
Source: St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Author: Gita Sitaramiah
More: rickross.com

The former home of the Science Museum of Minnesota in downtown St. Paul will undergo a $7 million makeover and be unveiled next year as among the largest Church of Scientology centers in the world. Only the spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., and Los Angeles are bigger than the 80,000-square-foot building at Seventh and Exchange streets, said the Rev. Brian Fesler, the church's director of special affairs in the Twin Cities. "We didn't plan it that way, but I'm happy about ...

Tags: 1013 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis MN United States505 North Wabasha Street St. Paul MN United StatesBrian FeslerGita SitaramiahIdeal OrgMembershipMinnesotaReal estateSt. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press

2006
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Church spokesman says Times report is unfair

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2006
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Robert Farley

When the Times told officials at the Church of Scientology in Clearwater about plans to write a story about its suppressive person and disconnection policies, Scientology spokesman Ben Shaw aggressively sought to refute the story and persuade the newspaper not to tell it. Shaw provided numerous articles about the ways other churches deal with apostates, including one in which a Catholic bishop in Nebraska excommunicated every member of one church. "I don't see how you can do a fair article on ...

Tags: Ben ShawCreed PearsonDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)DisconnectionRandy PayneRobert FarleySt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Suppressive person (SP)Tom Smith

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

2006
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
SP profiles

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2006
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Robert Farley

Karen Pressley of Atlanta and her then-husband Peter Schless — a musician and composer who wrote the hit song On the Wings of Love — became Scientologists and later joined staff. Pressley mostly worked for the church's international organization in Los Angeles, but she spent six months in Clearwater. She said she designed the new uniforms still worn by staffers today. Pressley left Scientology in 1998 and refused to come back for sec checks. She has publicly denounced "substandard" child care ...

Tags: Ben ShawDisconnectionEd ArmstrongGolden Era ProductionsGrace AaronKaren Schless PressleyPatter drillPeter SchlessRobert FarleySecurity check ("sec check")St. Petersburg Times (Florida)Suppressive person (SP)Tom SmithZachary Aaron

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2006
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Robert Farley

Religions have always penalized those who betray the cause. Catholics excommunicate, barring the wayward from church rites. The Amish, Jehovah's Witnesses and some orthodox Jewish sects shun their nonconformists. In the Tampa Bay area's burgeoning Scientology community, members abide by a policy considered by some religious experts extreme: Scientologists declare their outcasts "suppressive persons." Another Scientology policy — called "disconnection" — forbids Scientologists from interacting with a suppressive person. No calls, no letters, no contact. An SP is a pariah. Anyone ...

Tags: Astra WoodcraftBen ShawCaroline BrownClearwaterCommittee of Evidence ("Comm Ev")Creed PearsonDarby ZoccaliDisconnectionEthics (Scientology)Fair gameFrank K. FlinnFreeloader's debtJ. Gordon MeltonKathy FeshbachKnowledge ReportLeslie WoodcraftNewton MaloneyPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Randy PayneRobert FarleyRoyalties, license, trademark, management feesSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")St. Petersburg Times (Florida)Suppressive person (SP)Wog

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2005
Source: Washington Post
Author: Richard Leiby

Okay, should we address him as Dr. Tom Cruise from now on? Or will the Rev. Dr. Cruise suffice? Whatever: Anybody who watched the actor's performance on NBC's "Today" show yesterday witnessed an unsettling transformation. The movie star, who has long embraced Scientology, launched a full-bore assault on the psychiatric profession, sticking to a script that his church (founded, mind you, by a hack science fiction writer) has been promoting for decades. "Psychiatry is a pseudoscience," he told host Matt Lauer, ...

Tags: Anti-psychiatryMatt LauerRichard LeibyTom CruiseWashington Post

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Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2005
Source: MSNBC
Author: Matt Lauer

The past few weeks have been full of excitement for Tom Cruise. "Today" host Matt Lauer sat down with the actor and talked about his new love, his new movie, "War of the Worlds," and the recent firestorm he caused when he commented on Brooke Shield's use of therapy and drugs to cure her postpartum depression. Matt Lauer: Anything at all interesting happening in your life these days? Tom Cruise: Well, you know, same old, same old. Lauer: Same old you ...

Tags: Anti-psychiatryMatt LauerMSNBCTom Cruise

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Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Source: icSurreyOnline
More: web.archive.org

VOLUNTEERS have been giving a brush-up to the Park Road Bridge site in East Grinstead over the past couple of weekends. The team spent two consecutive Sundays clearing the site in liaison with the Town Council. The area has been a concern to residents as rats, feeding on discarded food, had been increasing in numbers. About 120 bags of rubbish were removed with 11 shopping trolleys and a host of other debris, such as traffic cones, signs and old batteries. The ...

Tags: icSurreyOnlineSaint Hill Manor @ East Grinstead (UK)Tom B. ShusterUnited Kingdom (UK)Volunteer Ministers

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 25, 1990
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Authors: Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos

Behind the religious trappings, the Church of Scientology is run like a lean, no-nonsense business in which potential members are called "prospects," "raw meat" and "bodies in the shop." Its governing financial policy, written by the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is simple and direct: "MAKE MONEY, MAKE MORE MONEY, MAKE OTHERS PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MONEY." The organization uses sophisticated sales tactics to sell a seemingly endless progression of expensive courses, each serving as a prerequisite for the ...

Tags: Andrew LescoAuditingBig League Sales Closing Techniques (book)Body routingCanadaCommissionsCostDoctrine of exchangeDonna DayEarle C. CooleyHard sellJoanne WheatonJoel SappellL. Ron HubbardLarry M. WheatonLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawsuitLes DaneLos Angeles Times (California)Marie CullodenRegistrar (also, to "reg")Robert W. WelkosRoger C. BarnesSheri ScottStatistics (Stats)Success stories ("wins")Supernatural abilities (aka OT powers)

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 25, 1990
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Authors: Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos

The church has adopted the terminology and trappings of traditional theologies. But the IRS is not convinced. Since its founding some 35 years ago by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology has worked hard to shore up its religious profile for the public, the courts and the Internal Revenue Service. In the old days, for example, those who purchased Hubbard's Scientology courses were called "students." Today, they are "parishioners." The group's "franchises" have become "missions." And Hubbard's teachings, ...

Tags: CanadaChurch of Scientology of California (CSC)Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationInternal Revenue Service (IRS)InurementIsraelJoel SappellJoseph A. YannyLegalLos Angeles Times (California)Medical claimsReligious cloakingRobert W. WelkosSupreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)Tax matterToronto

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Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 25, 1990
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Authors: Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos

Testimonials of the famous are prominent in the church's push for acceptability. John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are the current headliners. The Church of Scientology uses celebrity spokesmen to endorse L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and give Scientology greater acceptability in mainstream America. As far back as 1955, Hubbard recognized the value of famous people to his fledgling, off-beat church when he inaugurated "Project Celebrity." According to Hubbard, Scientologists should target prominent individuals as their "quarry" and bring them back like trophies ...

Tags: Al JarreauAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Celebrity (magazine)Celebrity CentreCharles LakesChick CoreaChurch of Scientology Celebrity Centre International @ 5930 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesJoel SappellJohn BrodieJohn TravoltaJulia MigenesKaren BlackKirstie AlleyLisa Marie PresleyLos Angeles Times (California)Nancy CartwrightNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon Chilocco New Life CenterPriscilla PresleyProject CelebrityRobert W. Welkos

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, June 25, 1989
Source: Sacramento Bee (California)

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Tags: Applied Materials Inc.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)Sacramento Bee (California)Workplace recruitment[needtoread][needtotag]

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 25, 1984
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link (107 KiB)

Editor: Judge Breckenridge's decision in Los Angeles was based on psychiatric principles of a godless mankind and is just like the Australian decision of 1967; so biased and filled with animosity, that the High Court of Australia responded by granting full religious recognition to all the Churches of Scientology in Australia and 500 other religions by the year 1983. To have quoted reports disseminated by an agency headed by a former SS officer and have them endorsed by Mr. Armstrong, Mr. ...

Tags: Clearwater Sun (Florida)Gerald "Gerry" ArmstrongHeber C. JentzschJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.LawsuitLetterMichael J. FlynnNazi labellingSioux Robert

1982
The Age (Australia)
Scientology ban lifted

Type: Press
Date: Friday, June 25, 1982
Source: The Age (Australia)

The Legislative Council yesterday passed legislation to lift bans on Scientology in Victoria. Scientology has been banned under a State law passed in 1965. There are 6000 scientologists in Victoria who practise their faith despite the ban. The Liberal and National Parties did not oppose a bill to amend the Psychological Practices Act, introduced by the Health Minister, Mr Roper. He claimed the act was a nonsense law brought in in a fit of panic in the 1960s. The Psychological Practices ...

Tags: Anderson Report (Australia)AustraliaMembershipMr RoperMr StoreyPsychological Practices ActThe Age (Australia)

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Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 1980
Source: Associated Press

A lawyer representing three jailed Scientologists says he will appeal to the state Supreme Court after losing another bid to free his clients on grounds their imprisonment is illegal. Harold De Young, Philip Deland and Donald White, of the Riverside Scientology mission, have been in jail since Friday for refusing to answer questions before the county grand jury. Attorney Howard Gillingham on Tuesday made an unsuccessful attempt to persuade the Court of Appeal in San Bernardino to free the three on ...

Tags: Associated PressChurch of Scientology, Mission of RiversideDonald WhiteFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationHarold De YoungLegalPhilip Deland

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 1980
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Author: Margaret Mironowicz

A group of independent psychologists that took a rare inside look at the operations of the Church of Scientology in Toronto is critical of the organization's introductory testing and evaluation methods. The psychologists, hired by Scientology last fall to study its activities, found that the stress is on sales, that staff who interpret personality tests of newcomers aren't experienced, and that staff not only emphasize the negative aspects of the test results but suggest things will get worse without help from ...

Tags: AuditingBrainwashingCaroline CharbonneauClarke Institute of Psychiatry (Toronto)CostDaniel PaitichGlobe and Mail (Canada)Hard sellJudith CopelandMargaret MironowiczOxford Capacity Analysis (aka, "free Scientology personality test" aka "U-Test" aka "Pape Test")Raymond G. RocklSandor Wiseman

1979
The South End (Michigan)
Group protests secret government records

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 25, 1979
Source: The South End (Michigan)
Author: Robin Myers
More: link (276 KiB)

Each year, Americans fill out hundreds of employment, tax and health forms. Many will be kept on record; others will be forgotten. But one group, American Citizens for Honesty in Government, conducted a demonstration last week in front of Detroit's Federal Building to encourage people to be more aware of what's kept on record about them. Charging that Americans don't know anything about the thousands of secret files kept by government agencies that they have rightful access to, 12 of the ...

Tags: American Citizens for Honesty in Government (ACHG)Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)Front groupsRobin MyersRudolf RiefstahlThe South End (Michigan)

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 25, 1977
Source: Albertan (Canada)
Author: Bob McKee
More: link (207 KiB)

In the last of a series on the Church of Scientology Bob McKee examines the aims and future [?] of the Church. "Gungho groups are the first Scientology attempts to build a world government. They are a foothold in the community by which to get eventually to govern. What is done in the Gungho Group is going to influence what the community thinks about Scientology." These were the opening remarks made by a former Scientologist called Ron McCann in a talk ...

Tags: Albertan (Canada)Anti-psychiatryBob McKeeCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fads And Fallacies in the Name of Science (book)Fair gameGung-Ho GroupMartin GardnerPotential Trouble Source (PTS)RefundsRon McCannSuppressive person (SP)Wog

1977
The Advertiser (Australia)
Sounding out Scientology

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 25, 1977
Source: The Advertiser (Australia)
Author: Stephen Foley

Thirteen years after the Victorian Government banned Scientology - branding its founder Lafayette Ron Hubbard a "fraud" - the Church of Scientology is planning a special "commemoration." Melbourne has been chosen for the 1978 international conference on Scientology - the first held in Australia. Mr. David Gaiman, world spokesman for the movement, said the choice was "fitting." He said: "There's a certain dramatic licence in holding the conference in Melbourne. It would mark the end of a cycle." Scientologists, whose annual ...

Tags: Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)David GaimanL. Ron HubbardPsychological Practices ActScientology Prohibition ActStephen FoleyThe Advertiser (Australia)[needtotag]

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1951
TIME Magazine
TIME

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 25, 1951
Source: TIME Magazine

[...] Divorced. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25; by L. Ron (Dianetics) Hubbard, 40, science fictioneer turned mental healer; after five years of marriage, one daughter; in Wichita, Kans. [...]

Tags: DivorceL. Ron HubbardSara NorthrupTIME Magazine

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