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Defections, court fights test Scientology

Title: Defections, court fights test Scientology
Date: Sunday, 1 November 2009
Publisher: Seattle Times
Author: Eric Gorski
Main source: seattletimes.nwsource.com

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The Church of Scientology is going through a difficult season. Over the course of two days last week, a French court convicted the church of fraud and Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis' resignation from the church over a litany of concerns was aired publicly. On one hand, it was just another bad press week for the embattled institution founded in 1953 by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. But for former Scientologists and scholars of the movement, the setbacks pose ... [Read the rest at seattletimes.nwsource.com]