Page 1 of 1:
Nov 9, 1984 Cazares criticizes sect on lively 'Donahue' show — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Apr 4, 1984 Speaker to analyze the cult philosophy — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Apr 11, 1983 Ex-chief of Scientology mission quits church — Flint Journal (Michigan) More: link
Flint Journal (Michigan)
The Rev. Enid Vien, former director of the Church of Scientology's Flint mission, has resigned from the church. Her letter of resignation is strongly critical of the church's operation. Her letter, submitted after nearly 18 years as a Scientologist and a minister since 1967, says in part: "I can no longer support a church that bleeds its parishioners, abuses its staff, uses fear tactics to insure everyone at least pretends to agree and engages upon coercive tactics to sew its missions ...
Jun 16, 1982 Inside Scientology: Cult or religion? — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California) More: link
News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
"To try to stop people from listening, the Chaos Merchant has to use words like 'cult,' " says L. Ron Hubbard (founder of the Church of Scientology) of his enemies. "That's a closed group, whereas Scientology is the most open group on Earth to anyone." Cult or religion? Scientology has been called both. A note prefacing most of Hubbard's books defines Scientology as "a religious philosophy containing pastoral counseling procedures intended to assist an individual to gain greater self-confidence and personal ...
Nov 11, 1981 Anti-cult group given approval to hold service — Clearwater Times (Florida)
Oct 2, 1981 Anti-cult group denounced on eve of convention — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
May 30, 1980 Attorney probing complaints against church // Scientology plot to smear official — Los Angeles Times (California) More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link
Los Angeles Times (California)
The woman would be "very tough," "obviously pregnant" and a "good actress." She would storm into the Sacramento office of the state attorney general, the boss of Deputy Atty. Gen. Lawrence Tapper of Los Angeles. "I told Larry I wouldn't do this but he gave me no choise (sic)," she would shout, following the "Operation Snapper" scenario written for her by someone connected with the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles. "I don't care about his career anymore! I mean look ...
May 29, 1980 Scientology bizarre plot to get official — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California) More: groups.google.com, link
Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
Church of Scientology members planned to discredit a high-level official in the California attorney general's office in Los Angeles with a bizarre undercover operation involving a pregnant woman, a phony nun and a fake bribery kickback, according to documents obtained by the Herald Examiner. The church's records of "Operation Snapper" — part of 100,000 pages of documents seized by the FBI in Los Angeles three years ago — identified the target at Lawrence Tapper, deputy attorney general in charge of the ...
Page 1 of 1: