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Scientology advert rapped

Title: Scientology advert rapped
Date: Thursday, 27 March 2003
Publisher: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Stephen Bates
Main source: media.guardian.co.uk

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A Church of Scientology advert claiming that its programmes had "salvaged" 250,000 people from drug abuse has been censured by the Advertising Standards Authority as unproved, following a complaint by the Church of England. The ruling related to a poster coinciding with a campaign run two years ago by the church. In effect it claimed that the church had saved all those who had completed drug programmes. It did not mention that its definition of drug use included an occasional alcoholic ... [Read the rest at media.guardian.co.uk]