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Dec 1, 1968 SCIENTOLOGY – Menace to Mental health — Today's Health More: link
Ralph Lee Smith
Couched in pseudoscientific terms and rites, this dangerous cult claims to help mentally or emotionally disturbed persons—for sizable fees. Scientology has grown into a very profitable worldwide enterprise . . . and a serious threat to health. [Picture / Caption: L. Ronald Hubbard, Scientology's founder.] [Picture / Caption:
Bust of Hubbard flanks "altar" in Scientology "church" near London. Among his accomplishments, Hubbard claims to have been dead and recovered, to have visited Venus and heaven.] LAST SUMMER in New York City, ... Oct 8, 1968 Skeleton in the Hubbard — Herald (Australia) More: link
A meeting of six people in a Noble Park house is hardly a dramatic resurgence. But the cult gained one objective — publicity. The cult invited police and State Cabinet Ministers to the meeting. None attended. Scientology is banned in Victoria, and the State Government has made it clear it will act to prevent any revival of the cult. The practice of Scientology is banned under the Psychological Practices Act, and the Crown Law Department, following Sunday's meeting, is considering whether ...
Sep 30, 1968 Scientologists lose tax-exempt status — AMA News More: link
The Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C. (
The AMA News, Sept. 2, 1968 ) has lost its tax-exempt status because a federal court says its activities were too commercial. Donald E. Lane, trial commissioner of the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, ruled that the church received substantial income from its "processing and auditing" services, and that the value of these services was over and above the organization's religious and spiritual aspects. Government officials have indicated the decision would signal ... Aug 11, 1968 Dollar cult // Scientology 'sets an income record' — Sunday Mirror (UK) More: link
Sunday Mirror (UK)
A former "recruiting director" for the Church of Scientology in Britain claimed yesterday that their income had reached £30,000 a week. Art student Nick Robinson of Reading Berks, added: "The organisation has a graph showing weekly income at their headquarters, St Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex. Millionaire Mr. Robinson, 21, said he was the cult's recruiting director until April, when he was declared a "suppressive person." He added that the cult had more than 8,000 salesmen in Britain —- about 2,000 ...
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