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Sep 20, 2004 Scientology: Church now claims more than 8 million members — Deseret News
The Church of Scientology is 50 years old this year, having survived its skeptics and detractors, an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service and John Travolta's box-office flop, "Battlefield Earth," based on a science fiction novel by the church's founder L. Ron Hubbard.
The church's 50th anniversary makes it a young religion as far as religions go but also attests to its staying power.
According to Scientology headquarters in Los Angeles, the church now claims more than 8 million members in ...
Sep 13, 2004 Smaller firms jump on full-system wagon — Plastics News
In the media business, small- and medium-size processors are changing with the times. Requirements of these smaller firms differ from those of major optical-media players such as Technicolor, Cinram, Ritek, Sonopress and Sony. Suppliers see a trend for the smaller firms to invest in faster systems for disc replication and, in some cases, a transition away from tape duplication. Some have selected Toyo, Netstal or Sumitomo machines for the molding aspect of an advanced optical-media manufacturing line. Production system supplier M2 ...
Sep 1, 2004 Is Scientology in your schools? — The Humanist
For obvious reasons, the lauding of religious leaders isn’t supposed to be practiced in U.S. public schools, at least not as a class activity. Yet one widely used school program concludes by having students applaud Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The program is called Narconon, and it has notable Scientology links. The state of California is now in the midst of a three-month investigation of the Narconon Drug Prevention and Education program with an eye to possibly barring it from the ...
Sep 1, 2003 Scientology and the European Human Rights debate: A reply to Leisa Goodman, J. Gordon Melton, and the European Rehabilitation Project Force study — Marburg Journal of Religion
Jul 12, 2003 Articles of incorporation of Social Betterment Properties International — State of California
Jun 26, 2003 Tom Cruise pushes for FBI [Faith-Based Initiative] funding for Scientology — American Atheists
It may be Pat Robertson's worst nightmare. Will the Church of Scientology be a recipient of President Bush's "Religion Tax" largesse to operate drug-alcohol rehab clinics and other social programs based on the group's strange teachings? The Washington Post is reporting that Scientology "cause celeb" Tom Cruise has been meeting this past week with key senior Bush administration officials at the Department of Education and even the White House. On Thursday, Secretary of Education Rod Paige reportedly hosted a lunch for ...
Jul 16, 2002 Affidavit of Ray Mithoff
May 16, 2002 Follow that story // Eighty-six million dimes — Denver Westword News
Denver Westword News
A 22-year legal battle came to an abrupt end last week when the Church of Scientology paid $8.67 million to one of its harshest critics: a former member who claimed the church had harassed him for years and driven him "to the brink of insanity." The settlement between the church's California organization and former Boulder resident Lawrence Wollersheim is notable not only for its size, but for its public nature. In the past, litigation involving the controversial "new religion"—founded by science-fiction ...
Feb 8, 2002 Scientology reaches out to troubled with ad campaign — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Billboards are going up in major U.S. cities claiming to have an answer for those in distress. Some mental health experts question the church's motive. For Americans troubled by economic uncertainty, fear and grief, 1,100 Church of Scientology billboards going up in major U.S. cities claim to have an answer. "No matter how bad it is ... SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT." The billboards are part of an unprecedented national media campaign by Scientology to reach what it calls "a ...
Jan 1, 2002 Clear Expansion Committee Directory 2002 — Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO)
Feb 29, 2000 Report urges dissolution of Scientology church in France / Europe: Panel calls group a danger to the public and a threat to national security — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
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