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Church anger at 'cult' space

Title: Church anger at 'cult' space
Date: Saturday, 24 April 2004
Publisher: Birmingham Post
Author: James Cartledge
Main source: icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk

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Church leaders and council bosses were locked in a row today after a group branded "little more than a cult" was allowed to take over prominent public space. The Diocese of Birmingham attacked the city council's decision to let the Church of Scientology launch its volunteer ministers' centre in Centenary Square. Diocesan spokesman Arun Arora said the controversial movement, founded by science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard and backed by Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta, was "as much a religion ... [Read the rest at icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk]