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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: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Source: Montreal Gazette
More: montrealgazette.com

Re: "Scientologists have a right to speak, too" (Editorial, April 19). Your editorial's plaintive title betrays a fundamental misapprehension of the issues involved. No one denies the right of Scientologists to say whatever they want, however wrong and untrue it might be. What some people are concerned about, however, is the fact that they are being given a publicly-funded, intellectual soapbox - the Atrium of Concordia University's library building - from which to make their crackpot claims. That is the issue. ...

Tags: Anti-psychiatryCanadaCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Commission des citoyens pour les droits de l'homme (CCDH, aka CCHR)Concordia UniversityLetterMichael Di GrappaMontreal GazetteNorman IngramQuebec

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Source: El Campo Leader-News
More: leader-news.com

Whatever happened to "Just Say No to Drugs"? In every newspaper of significance, across the Internet and on the airwaves, arguments rage back and forth about the legalization of illicit drugs. Just months ago, the only drug under legalization scrutiny was marijuana. Now, legalization advocates have extended the argument to include cocaine and heroin, drugs that are much more often the target of rehabilitation stays. Arguments in favor of legalization offer such humanitarian benefits as "less drug-related violence," "less illness," "use ...

Tags: El Campo Leader-NewsKaren HadleyLetterNarconon of Oklahoma, Inc. (Arrowhead)Say No to Drugs

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Source: VG Nett (Norway)
More: Google translation, summary in English, discussion in English

VG Netts journalister tok scientologi-test * - Deprimert, tilbaketrukket, uansvarlig * - På nivå med en gjenstand som ikke lever * - Undertrykkes av en eller flere personer * - Må velge mellom kurs eller kjemikalier * - Kan forbedre livet med 1000 prosent (VG Nett) Dette var blant tilbakemeldingene VG Netts tre journalister fikk da de tok den omstridte personlighetstesten til Scientologikirken. Det er denne testen Olav Gunnar Ballo (SV) mener var en utløsende årsak til at datteren Kaja tok ...

Tags: Kaja BalloMatthias FosseMedical claimsNorwayOxford Capacity Analysis (aka, "free Scientology personality test" aka "U-Test" aka "Pape Test")RecruitmentVG Nett (Norway)[needtoread][needtotag]

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Source: El Financiero (Argentina)
More: Google translation

Buenos Aires, 21 de abril.- El actor estadounidense John Travolta planea comprar algunas tierras en Argentina, país donde se encuentra desde hace dos días, aunque su agenda se mantiene en completo hermetismo. El protagonista de filmes como "Fiebre de sábado por la noche", "Grease" y "Pulp fiction" llegó el pasado lunes en un jet privado a Ezeiza, sin la compañía de su esposa, Kelly Preston, ni de su hija, Ella, según diversos reportes de prensa. Indicaron que Travolta se comunica por ...

Tags: ArgentinaEl Financiero (Argentina)John TravoltaReal estate

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Source: FlippingFrenzy.com
Author: Ralph Roberts

Approximately 200 Washington homeowners who paid for a service they thought would help save their homes from foreclosure will receive partial refunds under a settlement announced yesterday by the Washington Attorney General’s Office. The homeowners each paid between $1,200.00 and $1,500.oo to Foreclosure Assistance Solutions LLC, of Clearwater, Florida. More than 70% of homeowners who signed up with Foreclosure Assistance Solutions ended up losing their homes anyway. The company went out of business in fall 2007. From Washington State’s Attorney General, ...

Tags: FlippingFrenzy.comForeclosure Assistance SolutionsFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationRalph Roberts

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Source: FOX News
Author: Roger Friedman

When actor Jason Beghe finally explained Scientology to pal David Duchovny, they fell down laughing. This is one of the many revelations that come out of Beghe’s seven-part video with Mark Bunker on vimeo.com. Last week, we brought you actor Jason Beghe’s stunning statements about leaving Scientology. They were part of a three-minute teaser video. After 13 years and a million bucks, Beghe finally decided the cult was “dangerous” and left. By that time, he was estranged from family and friends. ...

Tags: FOX NewsJason BegheMark BunkerRoger FriedmanVimeoXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Source: ThisWeek Community Newspaper
Author: Gary Seman Jr.

The Church of Scientology has been given the go-ahead to build a new facility on Dublin Road. Columbus City Council on Monday night voted 7-0 on a variance that will allow the organization to construct a 50,000-square-foot church in the old Time-Warner headquarters, 1266 Dublin Road, just outside of Grandview Heights. No one spoke against the request. "The new quarters will permit us to serve our parishioners and the community better," said Rev. John Carmichael, president of the Church of Scientology ...

Tags: Gary Seman Jr.John CarmichaelOhioReal estateThisWeek Community Newspaper

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2004
Source: Birmingham Post
Author: Sarah Probert

Nathan Coley is showing visitors around the Scientology Volunteer Minister exhibition. "Scientology means knowing how to know. "Volunteer ministers know how to help people," he says, pointing to a large display depicting the World Trade Centre terrorist outrages. "On September 11, they helped people in shock through spiritual healing." Mr Coley, aged 29, became involved in Scientology two years ago after reading a book on the subject. When pressed for more information, he points me in the direction of a book ...

Tags: BirminghamBirmingham PostBritish Association for Counselling and PsychotherapyJed YeardsleyMarie Hardiman-WrapsonMedical claimsNathan ColeyNerve, touch assistSarah ProbertUnited Kingdom (UK)Volunteer Ministers

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Monday, April 22, 2002
Source: New York Times
Author: David F. Gallagher

GOOGLE, the company behind the popular Web search engine, has been playing a complicated game recently that involves the Church of Scientology and a controversial copyright law. Legal experts say the episode highlights problems with the law that can make companies or individuals liable for linking to sites they do not control. And it has turned Google, whose business is built around a database of two billion Web pages, into a quiet campaigner for the freedom to link. The church sent ...

Tags: Andreas Heldal-LundChilling EffectsCopyright, trademark, patentDavid F. GallagherDigital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)GoogleHelena K. KobrinMoxon & KobrinNew York TimesSilencing criticism, censorshipxenu.net (aka Operation Clambake)

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Friday, April 22, 1994
Source: The Times (UK)
Author: Alison Utley
More: link (60 KiB)

Security was stepped up at Hull University this week when psychologists met to discuss the growth of cults and their mind-control techniques. Conference organiser Barry Hart admits he was not expecting the outburst he received from groups such as the Scientologists. "They said our conference was prejudiced," Dr Hart said. "I am prejudiced against destructive and damaging cults, but I certainly didn't expect this backlash." Liberal peer Lord McNair wrote to Hull University's vice chancellor claiming that the conference was an ...

Tags: Alison UtleyBarry HartBrainwashingDeprogrammingLord McNairThe Times (UK)United Kingdom (UK)

1994
East Grinstead Courier (UK)
I harassed no one, says private eye

Type: Press
Date: Friday, April 22, 1994
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
More: link (144 KiB)

AN AMERICAN private eye working in East Grinstead has denied harassing residents. Eugene Ingram, 48, from California, has been investigating documents allegedly stolen from the Church of Scientology UK base at Saint Hill. During the past month he has approached some 150 people across the south east. Speaking exclusively to the Courier about his work, Mr Ingram said: "Apart from a couple of exceptions, everytime I've seen allegations of harassment there's no name to go along with it." "The question is ...

Tags: East Grinstead Courier (UK)Eugene M. IngramPrivate investigator(s)United Kingdom (UK)

Type: Press
Date: Friday, April 22, 1994
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
More: link (144 KiB)

YOUR story Ex-Scientologists to 'Expose' Cult (March 4) completely missed the point. What your readers were not told is that the two Scientology "ex-members" in question have been involved in removing materials from church premises and using these for their own ends. The true story is this. Robin Scott and Ron Lawley engaged in a criminal conspiracy in 1983. In furtherance of' that conspiracy, Scott and others went to Denmark, entered a church using a subterfuge, and stole sacred religious scriptures. ...

Tags: East Grinstead Courier (UK)LawsuitLegalLetterRobin ScottRon LawleySheila ChaleffUnited Kingdom (UK)

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 1992
Source: Toronto Sun (Canada)
Author: Bill Dunphy
More: link (41 KiB)

The Church of Scientology of Toronto and five adherents are on trial on charges they ran a spy network that infiltrated three police forces and the attorney-general's office. A jury yesterday heard Crown attorney James Stewart outline a spy network that saw members of the church spiriting files out of police and government buildings for copying. The five counts of criminal breach of trust faced by Scientology and the five co-accused stem from activities alleged to have occured from 1974 to ...

Tags: Bill DunphyCanadaChurch of Scientology of TorontoClayton RubyInfiltrationJustice James SoutheyLegalOntario Provincial Police (OPP)Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)Toronto Sun (Canada)

1991
The Age (Australia)
Church out to even the score

Type: Press
Date: Monday, April 22, 1991
Source: The Age (Australia)
Authors: Jo Chandler, Jacqui MacDonald
More: link (816 KiB)

A telex sent in April 1987 to Scientology's Melbourne Office of Special Affairs from its Australian-New Zealand headquarters tracks the church's defensive strategy in response to an investigation by the former television program 'Willesee'. The program was looking at a woman's claim that her trip into the Russell Street headquarters had almost cost her $43,000. The telex spelt out a seven-step program for defusing the story. One course of action was to loudly brand the investigation a "set up". "(The) Church ...

Tags: AustraliaBare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (book)Dead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)Jacqui MacDonaldJo ChandlerManual of Justice (book)New ZealandOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Private investigator(s)Russell MillerThe Age (Australia)The Sunday Times (UK)

Type: Press
Date: Monday, April 22, 1991
Source: The Age (Australia)
Authors: Jo Chandler, Jacqui MacDonald
More: link (816 KiB)

Internal documents from the Church of Scientology, the parent organisation of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, indicate that behind the church's public battle to expose abuses of psychiatric patients lies a hidden plan of retribution. The documents contain evidence that some Australian Scientologists apparently have remained committed to a 30-year-old doctrine of revenge and intimidation against people the church describes as enemies. And while church members in Australia have been speaking out against psychiatric abuse, courts in the United States ...

Tags: Alex SinclairAnderson Report (Australia)Anti-psychiatryAustraliaBrainwashingChelmsford Private HospitalChris CampbellChurch of Scientology of California (CSC)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Confidential preclear (PC) folderCyril Ronald VosperDeathFair gameJacqui MacDonaldJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerJo ChandlerLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLSDOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Snow White Operating Target "SWOT" 19SuicideSuppressive person (SP)The Age (Australia)

1991
The Age (Australia)
The battle to control the mind

Type: Press
Date: Monday, April 22, 1991
Source: The Age (Australia)
Authors: Jo Chandler, Jacqui MacDonald
More: link (816 KiB)

WHEN a royal commission last year exposed atrocities at Chelmsford Private Hospital in New South Wales, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights scored dual victories: one public, one private. The first came with the release of Mr Justice Slattery's 12-volume report into the nightmarish "cuckoo's nest" of Chelmsford — a private hospital where the commission found that at least 24 people died as a result of deep-sleep therapy. Another 24 patients survived the treatment but later took their own lives, 19 ...

Tags: Alex SinclairAnderson Report (Australia)Anti-psychiatryAuditingAustraliaBBC PanoramaBlackmailChelmsford Private HospitalCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)E-MeterFair gameHana Eltringham WhitfieldHubbard Association of Scientologists (HAS)Impact MagazineJacqui MacDonaldJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerJo ChandlerLawrence "Larry" WollersheimMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMental illnessOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operation Snow WhiteReligious cloakingSuicideThe Age (Australia)Toby Plevin

Type: Press
Date: Friday, April 22, 1988
Source: Santa Monica News
Author: Al Seckel

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Tags: Al SeckelSanta Monica News

Type: Press
Date: Friday, April 22, 1988
Source: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
More: link (696 KiB)

* Fixed fees paid by member of Church of Scientology for auditing and training rituals are deductible as charitable contributions. (CA 2; Miner, J.; Foley v. Commissioner, No. 86-4026, 4/19/88; Newman, J., dissents) Facts: As members of the Church of Scientology, the taxpayers participate in the rituals of auditing and training, which are the central religious experiences of Scientology. Auditing is a one-to-one encounter between the participant and a church staff member, called an auditor, designed to raise the spiritual awareness ...

Tags: AuditingBureau of National Affairs, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)Church of Scientology of California (CSC)CostDoctrine of exchangeHernandez v. CommissionerRefundsTax matter

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 1986
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link (71 KiB)

It is ironic that the Church of Scientology has stepped forward to object to the spending of $832,000 by the Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) in Tampa to study child molesters. A Scientology-sponsored group — the Citizens Commission on Human Rights — says that child molesters are criminals, not sick people. Representatives of the commission's Clearwater chapter said the pedophiles should be placed behind high walls where they can no longer rape or molest children. Well, the commission may have a ...

Tags: Children, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Clearwater Sun (Florida)Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI)

1977
Philadelphia Daily News
Attorney battles ACLU and cults (554 KiB)