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Oct 6, 2009 Scientology's hidden tragedies — Woman (IPC Media, UK)
Sep 3, 2009 Scientology and Human Trafficking [collection of accounts]
Does the Church of Scientology engage in Human Trafficking? Thanks to all for the usage of footage in this video.
Mar 16, 2009 Infinite Complacency - 11 Claire Headley's lawsuit
Jan 25, 2009 Claire Headley v. CSI, RTC — realitybasedcommunity.net
Jan 8, 2009 Infinite Complacency - 01 Marc Headley's lawsuit
Aug 11, 2008 Counterfeit Dreams - Appendix: Why Speak Out?
Aug 8, 2008 Escaping Scientology: Astra Woodcraft — Parker Sunshine
Jun 1, 2008 "We broke free of Scientology" — Glamour
Three women—including a top church leader's niece–are helping others leave the controversial faith. In September 2006 Kendra Wiseman, 25, was reading an old issue of Glamour when she came across a story by Astra Woodcraft titled "Why I Fled Scientology." Like Astra, Kendra had grown up in the secretive religion and made the agonizing decision to abandon it. She wrote to Astra, thanking her for the story. A year and a half later, Kendra heard another shocker: Jenna Miscavige Hill, the ...
May 5, 2008 Astra Woodcraft, Lawrence Woodcraft interview on Glosslip — Glosslip
Astra and Lawrence Woodcraft will be joining Dawn Olsen of Glosslip Radio for a special show to discuss their experiences inside the Church of Scientology, including their life inside the Sea Org, which has been exposed recently as forcing abortions on members, prison work camps and an asbestos cover-up on the CoS Freewinds cruise ship.
Apr 24, 2008 Ex-Scientology kids share their stories — ABC News
He's one of the biggest box-office draws in history, but in recent years Tom Cruise has become more than just the face of his films. He has also become the face of his religion – Scientology. A recent video of Cruise – made for a Scientology event and leaked online – showed the star's unbridled passion for his religion and piqued the public's interest in a belief system that has long been surrounded by controversy. "I think it's a privilege to ...
Jun 25, 2006 The unperson // Scientologists who cross their religion can be declared suppressive persons, shunned by peers and ostracized by family — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Religions have always penalized those who betray the cause. Catholics excommunicate, barring the wayward from church rites. The Amish, Jehovah's Witnesses and some orthodox Jewish sects shun their nonconformists. In the Tampa Bay area's burgeoning Scientology community, members abide by a policy considered by some religious experts extreme: Scientologists declare their outcasts "suppressive persons." Another Scientology policy — called "disconnection" — forbids Scientologists from interacting with a suppressive person. No calls, no letters, no contact. An SP is a pariah. Anyone ...
Sep 1, 2005 Why I fled Scientology — Glamour More: holysmoke.org, link
Tom cruise calls his religion "extraordinary," but 26-year-old Astra Woodcraft, who grew up in the Church's inner circle, has a different story to tell — about bizarre beliefs, pressured rules and how she finally broke tree to start her life over. On a chilly February evening in 1998, I strode quietly through Los Angeles International Airport, clutching a Virgin Atlantic ticket for London in one hand and a duffel bag stuffed with my clothes in the other. I was drenched, having ...
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