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apollo (formerly, "royal scot man"; often misspelled "royal scotman", "royal scotsman") • auditing • blackmail • brainwashing • children, youth • city of clearwater 1982 hearings • confidential preclear (pc) folder • cost • disconnection • fair game • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • gerald "gerry" armstrong • harassment • justice latey, sir john • l. ron hubbard's credentials • lavenda van schaick • lawsuit • legal • mary sue (whipp) hubbard • medical claims • michael j. flynn • ronald "nibs" edward dewolf (l. ron hubbard, jr.) • salary • suppressive person (sp) • tonja c. burden
Reference materials Brainwashing manual (book)
35 matching items found between Jan 1980 and Dec 1984. Furthermore, there are 93 matching items for all time not shown.
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Sep 20, 1984
Cult father loses plea to keep children — Daily Telegraph (UK)
Aug 28, 1984
Ex-members denounce sect rehab program — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The young man — by all appearances a teen-ager — crouched on the dark, narrow stairway as he scrubbed the sixth-floor landing in the former Fort Harrison Hotel, the "Flag Land Base" headquarters of the Church of Scientology. "Are you in RPF?" queried a reporter. "Sir?" he asked quietly, peering up from his work. "Are you in RPF?" "Yes sir, I am." RPF is the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF), which, depending on who is speaking, is either a businessman's approach to ...
Jul 26, 1984
Scientology 'dangerous and corrupt' — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
More: link, cosmedia.freewinds.be
Type: Press
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
A HIGH COURT judge has made the most outspoken condemnation yet of the Church of Scientology, which has its British headquarters at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead. He condemned it as "corrupt sinister and dangerous". Its founder, former American science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard and his wife Mary Sue were condemned by Mr Justice Latey as "charlatans and worse." And the sect, said the judge, was "both immoral and socially obnoxious." Hubbard and his helpers were said to be "grimly ...
Jul 24, 1984
Judge brands Scientology 'sinister' as mother is given custody of children — The Times (UK)
More: link, cosmedia.freewinds.be
Type: Press
Source: The Times (UK)
The Scientology cult was branded "corrupt, sinister and dangerous" by a High Court judge in London yesterday when he ordered two young children to be placed in the custody of their mother. He described the practices of the founder of the so-called "church", Ron Hubbard and his helpers, as "grimly reminiscent of the ranting and bullying of Hitler and his henchmen". Mr Justice Latey ordered a Scientologist father to hand over his son, aged 10, and daughter, aged eight ...
Jul 24, 1984
Judge raps 'slave' cult // 'It is immoral, corrupt, sinister and dangerous' — Daily Express (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Maureen Knight
Source: Daily Express (UK)
THE Church of Scientology was branded corrupt, sinister and dangerous by a High Court judge yesterday. Mr Justice Latey roundly condemned the sect, its American leader L. Ron Hubbard and other members or the hierarchy. He said: "Scientology is both immoral and socially obnoxious"—and he slammed Hubbard for a series of false claims. In a Family Division judgment which denied custody of two children to a church member be called Scientology "training for slavery." He said it was already beginning to ...
Jul 24, 1984
Love-tug case judge attacks corrupt' cult — Daily Telegraph (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Guy Rais
Source: Daily Telegraph (UK)
THE Church of Scientology was condemned as "corrupt, sinister and dangerous" Mr Justice Latey in the High Court yesterday. The judge described the practices of the Californian-based sect, founded by its "messiah," Ronald Hubbard, as "both immoral andd socially obnoxious." The actions of Hubbard and his helpers were grimly reminiscent of the ranting and bullying of Hitler and his henchmen. Mr Justice Latey, giving judgment in open court after a private hearing ordered a scienlogist father to hand over his 10-year-old ...
Jul 24, 1984
Scientology: A judge's verdict // 'corrupt, immoral, sinister' — Daily Mail (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stewart Payne
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
A HIGH Court judge yesterday delivered a damning indictment of the Church of Scientology. Mr Justice Latey described the Californian-based sect as 'corrupt, immoral, sinister and dangerous'. And of its methods, he declared: 'For those of us old enough to remember, it is grimly reminiscent of the ranting and bullying of Hitler and his henchmen.' He was giving judgment in the High Court Family Division at the end of a six-month 'tug of love' battle over two children whose father is ...
Jul 23, 1984
'Corrupt, sinister, immoral' [incomplete] — Evening Standard (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
THE Church of Scientology was condemned as "corrupt, sinister and dangerous" by a High Court Family Division judge today. Mr Justice Latey, in a damning indictment of the Californian-based sect founded by L. Ron Hubbard, said "Scientology is both immoral and socially obnoxious. "It Is corrupt because it is based on lies and deceit and has as its real objective money and power for its founder, his wife, and those close to him at the top. "It is sinister because it ...
Jun 26, 1984
Litigation keeps sect on defense — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Church of Scientology faces mounting legal pressure in courts worldwide to explain its actions, policies, beliefs and inner workings. In the United States, Canada and Europe, Scientology is under ever-increasing scrutiny by law enforcement agencies, courts and even governments. And a ruling handed down last week by it Los Angeles Superior Court judge may complicate the legal proceedings involving the Clearwater-based sect. Judge Paul G. Breckenridge stated in an intended ruling Thursday that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is the ...
Jun 2, 1984
Youngsters expelled from school in Church of Scientology storm — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): John McCoy
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Two youngsters were expelled from a private school in Bellevue last week because of a continuing dispute about the real wishes of a 72-year-old man who hasn't been seen in years. The youngsters, brothers Garrett and Allen Dean, aged 6 and 9, must wonder what happened. Despite their good grades and conduct, the boys were kicked out of The Learning Place School, a private institution that follows the educational philosophy of L. Ron Hubbard but invites students of all faiths. Hubbard, ...
May 9, 1984
Flynn says archivist entitled to documents — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
LOS ANGELES—The lawyer representing a former Scientologist who took thousands of sect documents began chipping away at the prosecutions's case Tuesday by trying to show the documents were not personal or private. Rather, Michael Flynn claims the secret documents contain damning evidence of an elabortate scheme to defraud Scientology members through the misrepresention of the background of sect found L. Ron Hubbard. Flynn, who represents former Scientology archivist Gerald Armstrong in the non-jury Los Angeles County Superior Court case, used the ...
Jan 24, 1984
Prior sect try at judge reported — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Jan 23, 1984
Officials 'not surprised' by investigation into sect — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 23, 1984
U.S. reportedly probing alleged extortion plot by Scientology sect — Santa Ana Register
Apr 3, 1983
Have Scientology practices led to suicide tries? — Flint Journal (Michigan)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): David V. Graham
Source: Flint Journal (Michigan)
It is not uncommon for present or former Scientology members to try to kill themselves, according to three national experts on the controversial religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard. The head of the Scientology Church in Michigan, however, denies that Scientology practices have led to suicides. And the president of the international Church of Scientology, the Rev. Heber C. Jentzsch, headquartered in Los Angeles, dismisses the experts quoted in this story as "liars," who he says are out to discredit a ...
Apr 1, 1983
Scientology officials deny charges that it practices 'brainwashing' [exact date unknown] — Flint Journal (Michigan)
Jan 31, 1983
Mystery of the Vanished Ruler — TIME Magazine
More: gerryarmstrong.org
Jan 6, 1983
Fight over funds divides Scientology group — New York Times
More: nytimes.com
Jul 14, 1982
Inside Scientology: Son of Scientology — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
He's been called the Son of Scientology. His name has been changed from L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., to Ron DeWolf, and he's the firstborn son of the former science fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology. It's been 23 years since hes seen his father, and he suspects that the founder of what many people call a destructive cult may, in truth, be dead. "To be perfectly frank, my life's been pretty much of a disaster and a miserable mess ...
Jun 30, 1982
Inside Scientology: Is it mind control? // Exports say yes / "Ridiculous charges" — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Yes... The Church of Scientology (which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard and operates a mission in Santa Rosa) is often charged with using mind control techniques to obtain and maintain the loyalty and resources of its members. Scientology officials, as well as many Scientology church members, scoff at these charges, insisting their practices and teachings are designed to liberate the mind, not enslave it. But Ford Schwartz, a longtime Scientologist and later a "deprogrammer" for the Freedom Counseling Center in ...
May 10, 1982
Sect to participate in hearing today? — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Clearwater City Commission opens the second half of its public hearings on the Church of Scientology at 9 a.m. today. The next four days have been set aside for the sect to present its side of the story. As of Sunday, however, church spokesman Hugh Wilhere said no decision had been reached as to whether the organization will take advantage of its half of the forum. This past week, Tampa attorney Paul B. Johnson, the sect's attorney, said it is ...
May 9, 1982
Ex-Scientologists describe illegal activities — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Why, Robert Dardano was asked, had he done it — why had he participated with other Scientologists in burglaries and theft of documents and smear campaigns against the church's perceived enemies? Because he was convinced, the slender, soft-spoken Dardano told Clearwater city commissioners, "that Scientology was going to save the planet and free the world. "That we were right and everyone else was wrong," Dardano, a 31-year-old Boston resident, was one of eight witnesses to testify Saturday during commission ...
May 8, 1982
City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: LaVenda Van Schaick
May 8, 1982
Sect witnesses recount fear, deception, 'suicide' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Teen-ager David Ray testified Friday he had a spectacular start with the Church of Scientology in California, but quickly became a rebel trapped in The Fort Harrison Hotel, relegated to cleaning rooms and stomping garbage. Casey Kelly, 23, testifying for the second day, said he "wasn't a very good Scientologist," either. "One thing you don't do in Scientology is joke around, so obviously I didn't make out very well," he quipped. Like one other witness called in the third day of ...
May 6, 1982
Witnesses are critical of church — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Ward
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology deceives, brainwashes and takes money from its followers, and its founder is a man who beat his wife and is preoccupied with sex, two witnesses told the City Commission Wednesday. The hearings are being held by the city to investigate church practices. One of those witnesses was the 47-year-old son of church founder L Ron Hubbard. Another witness was Ed Walters, a former high-ranking church official, who said followers are encouraged to donate all their ...
Mar 15, 1982
The psychology of the cult experience — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Glenn Collins
Source: New York Times
The same story makes the headlines again and again. An anguished family is trying to rescue its child, who has, the parents charge, been stolen by a cult, sometimes after only a single weekend of involvement. The parents describe the child as a humorless zombie - where formerly he or she was self-possessed, intelligent and completely normal. And, as family members begin to consult the clergy, lawyers and deprogrammers, they keep expressing confusion about exactly what has happened, and why. A ...
Apr 21, 1981
Bizarre brainwashing cult cons top stars into backing its drug program — National Enquirer
More: scientology-lies.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): David McCrindell
Source: National Enquirer
Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have been duped into endorsing a controversial drug rehabilitation program called Narconon, which is actually operated by the bizarre brainwashing cult, the Church of Scientology. More than 170 celebrities' names have been used as "Friends of Narconon." I Although a few are Scientologists — such as Cathy Lee Crosby, Priscilla Presley and Karen Black — others were shocked to learn Narconon was an offshoot of the weird cult. [Picture / Caption: "NARCONON ALL STARS" Gregory Harrison ...
Jul 19, 1980
Former Scientologist opposes moving trial to California — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jun 25, 1980
Paid for by Scientologists, study criticizes methods // Psychologists find no brainwashing — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Margaret Mironowicz
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
A group of independent psychologists that took a rare inside look at the operations of the Church of Scientology in Toronto is critical of the organization's introductory testing and evaluation methods. The psychologists, hired by Scientology last fall to study its activities, found that the stress is on sales, that staff who interpret personality tests of newcomers aren't experienced, and that staff not only emphasize the negative aspects of the test results but suggest things will get worse without help from ...
Apr 5, 1980
For some it was hard to forsake Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
On Dec. 13, former Scientologist LaVenda Van Schaick filed a $200-million class-action lawsuit against the Church of Scientology in Federal Court in Boston, contending that the church falsely promises to improve the lives of its members. Since then, 10 other ex-Scientologists have filed affidavits in support of the suit, giving a glimpse of life within Scientology. The church has filed a motion to dismiss that case. It also sued Mrs. Van Schaick and others, contending that she is "motivated by malice." ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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