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Dec 9, 1999
Britain denies Scientologists status as charitable group — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
LONDON - Government officials denied the Church of Scientology charitable status today, saying it does not provide any public services. Scientologists said they would appeal the decision, announced by the Charity Commission, which regulates charities. The commission said the church did not meet the essential test for charitable status - "that of conferring public benefit." Graeme Wilson, public-affairs director for the Church of Scientology in Britain, called the decision "wrong on the law and wrong on the facts." "If the same ...
Dec 6, 1999
Letters To The Editor // Scientology -- news article omits reason church has been targeted — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
Your Nov. 15 article about Scientologists in a case in Marseille, France ("Former Scientology leader guilty of fraud in France," World digest), omits the larger picture, which includes why Scientologists have been targeted. The article also did not mention the disappearance of the court files in this trial. Documents critical to the defense were among the files destroyed, and the president of the Marseille court admitted that court personnel were responsible for it. There is also no question about Scientology's religiosity ...
May 22, 1999
Amazon.com to restore book critical of Scientology — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
SEATTLE — Responding to e-mail complaints, Amazon.com says it will restore a book critical of the Scientology movement to its online catalog. The book, "A Piece of Blue Sky," by British writer Jon Atack, was banned by a British court following a successful 1995 defamation lawsuit against Atack. Amazon.com pulled the book in February, but said this week that it would reinstate it. "While the decision in February seemed the right thing to do at the time, we thought we could ...
Mar 23, 1999
Anti-Cult Group Must Pay Award — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Janet Burkitt
Source: Seattle Times
Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling upholding a more than $1 million award against a national anti-cult group would seem a straightforward victory for a onetime local man. Jason Scott was 18 in 1991 when he was taken from his mother's Bellevue home to an isolated beach house on the Washington coast for five days of religious "deprogramming." He sued the Cult Awareness Network (CAN), and the Supreme Court has now agreed that it must pay up. But in the case of Cult ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 22, 1999
Supreme court rules against anti-cult network — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today left intact a $1.08 million award against the Cult Awareness Network over the 1991 abduction and attempted deprogramming of a young Kirkland man. The justices, without comment, rejected an appeal that challenged the award as illegal and unconstitutional. Lawyers for the now-defunct, Chicago-based network said that holding the nonprofit group legally accountable for the act of one unpaid volunteer was "unprecedented and unsupportable." The appeal said the award threatens other advocacy groups "across ...
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