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Dec 14, 1998 Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 6 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Arts and Entertainment Channel
BILL KURTIS: Since its emergence in the 1950s, the Church of Scientology has been a source of great fascination. It has spent many of those years at war with the U.S. government, the press, and portions of the public. But behind the headlines are real people who have experienced Scientology firsthand. In this second hour of a special A&E presentation of “Investigative Reports,” we hear directly from those who remain members of the church, and from those who have now left ...
Dec 14, 1998 Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 7 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Arts and Entertainment Channel “Operation Clambake” web page VO: The ’90s brought with it a new challenge for the Church of Scientology in the form of the Internet. newspaper article titled “Showdown in Cyberspace”; David Gerard’s web page; web page that says “Why I hate Scientology” GRAHAM BERRY (voice of and on camera): The Internet has been a disaster for Scientology. Netizens, or people who spend a lot of time on the net, have a particular wild west attitude towards the First Amendment. They believe ... Dec 10, 1998 Scientology wants city's kids — NOW Magazine More: nowtoronto.com
Enzo Di Matteo
Quaint Clarkson, tucked away on the westernmost edge of Mississauga, seems as unlikely a place as any to find L. Ron Hubbard, sci-fi-writer-turned-icon and founder of the much-vilified Church of Scientology.
But here, just past the picket fences and over the train tracks where the old post office used to be, the portrait that graces Hubbard's opus Dianetics: The Modern Science Of Mental Health – sailor cap, face turned upward, blue sky in the background – hangs in the foyer of ...
Dec 6, 1998 The life & death of a Scientologist // After 13 years and thousands of dollars, Lisa McPherson finally went 'Clear.' Then she went insane — Washington Post More: xenutv.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Dec 6, 1998 - "I am L. Ron Hubbard," the woman on the hotel room bed announced in a robotic voice. "I created time 3 billion years ago." She rambled on and on, every outburst dutifully scribbled down by those assigned to watch her. "I can't confront force . . . I need my auditor . . . I want to take a toothbrush and brush the floor until I have a cognition." The jargon of Scientology was ...
Nov 10, 1998 Scientologists lose a round in copyright fight — Salon
The war between Scientology and its online opponents may have no visible end, but victory in the latest skirmish goes to the Net. Last week, a judge dismissed a request from Bridge Publications (one of the countless subsidiaries of the Church of Scientology) for summary judgment against FACTNet, a nonprofit online anti-cult group that Scientology had accused of duplicating its copyrighted material. FACTNet claims that the copyrighted material — church documents by L. Ron Hubbard that reveal secrets Scientology members normally ...
Sep 1, 1998 When Scholars Know Sin — Skeptic magazine More:
skeptic.com Aug 25, 1998 Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 3 — FACTnet
Aug 24, 1998 Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 2 — FACTnet
Aug 16, 1998 Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 1 — FACTnet
May 18, 1998 Letter to the editor — Revolver (Australia)
Dear Revolver, I have known about the McSpotlight site (www.mcspotlight.org - good on ya for mentioning it!!!!) for some time, and must admit that I was a little pissed off when I read a piece on a certain hamburger restaurant in an earlier issue of Revolver. However, maybe you can alert your readership about another group accused of exploiting people (especially the young, the curious, reforming druggies etc) - Scientology. This group was founded by an ex Science Fiction writer (L ... Mar 4, 1998 Church, enemies wage war on Internet battlefield — Boston Herald More:
rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org Mar 4, 1998 Sacred teachings not secret anymore — Boston Herald More:
rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org Feb 24, 1998 Review & Outlook / The Secrets of the Universe — Wall Street Journal More:
link Feb 13, 1998 Scientology's Star Roster Enhances Image — New York Times More:
link Feb 1, 1998 Scientology in Clearwater: digging in / Scientology in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Thomas C. Tobin
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
She is one of an estimated 3,300 Scientologists who have migrated to Clearwater in the 1990s, the most dramatic period of growth for the church during its 22 years in Clearwater. In addition, the church has said it is "deadly serious" about its plans for the year 2000, which include tripling the size of its Clearwater staff to more than 3,500; launching a local Scientology "university" that would accommodate more than 10,000 students a week; and having "Clearwater known as the ...
Jan 20, 1998 Web not helping Scientology — Globe and Mail (Canada) More:
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