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Oct 28, 2009
Today Show: 'Crash' director splits with Scientology — MSNBC
More: Youtube
Jul 31, 2009
Scientology expert describes how the church recruits and controls its members — Overnight America
Jul 25, 2009
Is John Travolta cracking up? It's not just grief - and guilt - over his dead son that are tearing the actor apart — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Scott
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Dead of night, and on a deserted Florida landing strip, the silence of the oppressively hot early hours is broken by the low whirring of an electric golf cart, driving lazy circuits. At the wheel is a bulky, lone figure, hunched forward over the controls as he tries to kill time during another long, sleepless night. It is a sight that has become something of a regular occurrence in recent weeks, as Hollywood star John Travolta acts out his bizarre nocturnal ...
May 27, 2009
The Debate: Should Scientology be banned? — France 24 (France)
More: france24.com
Type: TV
Source: France 24 (France)
The Church of Scientology and six of its French leaders went on trial on Monday on charges of organised fraud that could lead to an outright ban on the organisation in France.
May 8, 2008
Scientology and the Blackfeet — Missoula Independent
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Peters
Source: Missoula Independent
Tribal members are getting advice, free trips—and perhaps a new rehab program—from their connection with L. Ron Hubbard's church. Is this the help they need? In 1964, when Rayola Running Crane was just 13, her parents sent her away from her home in Browning on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. She and her friends were drinking alcohol on a regular basis, and she had already been in an alcohol-related car accident that caused her permanent back injuries. She says her parents gave ...
Nov 11, 2007
Some Christian pastors embrace Scientology — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Diana Miller, Gary Tuchman
Source: CNN
TAMPA, Florida (CNN) — Some Christian congregations, particularly in lower income, urban areas, are turning to an unlikely source for help — the Church of Scientology. Scientologists do not worship God, much less Jesus Christ. The church has seen plenty of controversy and critics consider it a cult. So why are observant Christians embracing some of its teachings? Two pastors who spoke recently with CNN explained that when it comes to religion, they still preach the core beliefs of Christianity. But ...
Sep 11, 2007
Xenu Goes Uptown // Scientology Makes a Major Move into Harlem. But why? — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Chloe Hilliard
Source: Village Voice
Recently, the Church of Scientology announced that it was purchasing three buildings on East 125th Street for an estimated $10 million. Since 2003, the controversial religion had been running a mostly overlooked storefront on Third Avenue between 122nd and 123rd streets, but the new expansion marks a major move into Harlem. The buildings will be fully renovated and turned into not only a church, but a community center with the usual Scientology programs: job training, literacy and drug rehab. Media reports ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 3, 2007
Scientologists Descend on Minneapolis Collapse Site — ABC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Marcus Baram
Source: ABC News
They're ubiquitous at almost every disaster zone, assisting the wounded and consoling grieving families, from Ground Zero to Indonesia to New Orleans and now Minneapolis. The Church of Scientology and its globetrotting team of volunteer ministers have been active over the last several years, arousing the ire of critics who read unholy motives into the group's charitable works. Soon after Wednesday's bridge collapse, at least 20 Scientology volunteers in Minneapolis and surrounding areas headed to the disaster zone, according to a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 14, 2007
Panorama: Scientology and Me — BBC News
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Type: TV
Source: BBC News
NB: THIS TRANSCRIPT WAS TYPED FROM A TRANSCRIPTION UNIT RECORDING AND NOT COPIED FROM AN ORIGINAL SCRIPT: BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF MIS-HEARING AND THE DIFFICULTY, IN SOME CASES OF IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUAL SPEAKERS, THE BBC CANNOT VOUCH FOR ITS ACCURACY JEREMY VINE: Hello, I'm Jeremy Vine. It's 8.30 and this is Panorama. Scientologists say they are just like any other religion. TOMMY DAVIS: I have absolutely nothing to hide whatsoever, zero. JOHN SWEENEY: Really? DAVIS: Dig and dig and dig. SWEENEY: ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 2007
Mike thumps Tom // Blasts city honor for Scientology's Sept. 11 'detox' — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): David Seifman
Source: New York Post
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted official proclamations drafted by a city councilman honoring Tom Cruise and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard for their roles in promoting a detoxification program for 9/11 rescue workers. "I don't think it's appropriate to do that," said the mayor, reacting to a report in yesterday's Post. "I think that reputable scientists do not think Scientology has any basis in science. It may be a cult, it may be a religion, it may be beliefs. It's other things, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 18, 2007
Critics: Scientologists' Va. trip a time to prey — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Author(s): George Rush, Joanna Molloy
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
The Church of Scientology has dispatched "ministers" to provide "grief counseling" for shell-shocked youth at Virginia Tech - but critics suspect the sect hopes to convert the vulnerable students. "It's shameless, how they milk human tragedy to promote their organization," charges Rick Ross, whose CultNews.net has long tracked the group, which counts Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley among its members. "These young people [at VT] are experiencing trauma. What they need are qualified mental health professionals." HollywoodInterrupted.com's Mark Ebner ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 24, 2006
Tom Cruise's behavior and Scientology: A link? // The debate continues as the controversial religion thrives — ABC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Blakemore
Source: ABC News
"In my opinion," says Rick Ross, who has spent years studying cults and religious groups, "(Tom Cruise's) meltdown is likely attributable to Scientology. He's made some bad career choices lately. He's damaged goods. How do you go from the world's biggest movie star to someone Viacom dumps?" The New York Times this morning said simply that Cruise has gone "into full Scientology mode." Indeed, his recent responses to Matt Lauer, inveighing against modern psychiatric care, reflect Scientology's claim that its own ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 9, 2006
Scientologists spreading into Plant City, beyond — Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Baird Helgeson, Ray Reyes
Source: Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Scientologists describe their religion as a cathartic journey toward happiness and clarity of mind. Church of Scientology critics call it kooky science fiction disguised as religion. Whatever you believe, the church says it is growing. Although the church's membership remains a much-debated mystery, its land holdings tell the story of a robust organization in the midst of a new chapter of growth. Worldwide, Scientologists say they have bought 21 buildings they plan to turn into churches. Still, some former Scientologists and ...
May 2, 2006
Garofalo gushes over Scientology-linked project — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeannette Walls
Source: MSNBC
Why is Janeane Garofalo touting a Scientology-linked project? The actress and talk-show host has done two segments on her Air America radio show “Majority Report,” heaping praise on the controversial New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a program based on the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. On one show, her guests included Leah Remini, star of “King of Queens” and a devout Scientologist, who sang the praises of the detox project. Although the Detoxification Project has been heralded by ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 5, 2005
Scientology courts the stars — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Kari Huus
Source: MSNBC
By his account, Tom Cruise owes his cool head, defeat of dyslexia and, in a way, his unstoppable stardom to Scientology. But Scientology has much to thank Tom Cruise for as well. His glowing adherence to Scientology and the initiation of his bride-to-be, actress Katie Holmes, into the off-beat and oft-maligned system of beliefs has stirred a surge of interest. The search engine company Lycos reported that “Scientology” had leaped into the top 50 search terms last week for the first ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 3, 2005
An expanding universe // Scientology believes in aliens - and in buying lots of Manhattan real estate — NY Daily News (New York)
More: rickross.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam Nichols
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
TOM CRUISE's leap of faith into Scientology is a visible example of the religion's hold on its followers — but the Church of Scientology already has a multimillion-dollar grip on Manhattan. The controversial group, now blitzing the media after Cruise became its most outspoken advocate, has a massive city empire used by tens of thousands of devotees. And New York's church president the Rev. John Carmichael said, "Interest is increasing markedly." Its huge seven-story city headquarters was opened last year at ...
Jul 1, 2005
Scientology's war on psychiatry — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Katharine Mieszkowski
Source: Salon
The controversial church, whose founder called shrinks "terrorists" and which labels mental illness a fraud, is closer than you think to implanting its extreme beliefs in the nation's laws and schools. It may be easy to dismiss Tom Cruise's recent outbursts against psychiatry as the ravings of an egomaniacal celebrity. Comedians have certainly had a field day with Cruise, a fervent disciple of the Church of Scientology, ever since he scolded Brooke Shields for taking prescribed medication to treat her postpartum ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 29, 2005
Inside Scientology — CNN
More: Daily Motion
Type: Press
Author(s): Anderson Cooper
Source: CNN
COOPER: Well today Tom Cruise's new film "War of the Worlds" hits theaters. And for the actor, a lot is riding on the success of this film. In recent days, Cruise has stunned audiences by lecturing "Today Show" Host Matt Lauer, as well as Actress Brooke Shields, on what he believes are the evils of psychiatry and antidepressant medication. Now this week the reaction from the medical community has been swift and strong. In the next half hour, we're focusing not ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 5, 2005
Jeb Bush praises Scientologists — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeannette Walls
Source: MSNBC
While the religion of Tom Cruise and John Travolta has been getting some tough press in recent days, it’s also been lauded by President Bush’s brother. Florida Governor Jeb Bush raised eyebrows among the critics of the sometimes controversial religion recently when he honored Scientology volunteers who helped victims of hurricanes in his state. Members of the group — which was put in the spotlight this week by the New York Daily News for its alleged anti-homosexual philosophy — were given ...
Apr 4, 2005
Homophobia Claims Dog Scientology — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
John Travolta and Tom Cruise have forcefully denied allegations that they turned to Scientology to "cure" them of their supposedly gay urges. But critics continue to claim the religion is rife with homophobia. Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote in his 1950 best seller, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," that gays were "sexual perverts" and "very ill physically." That apparently went for Hubbard's son, Quentin, who was said to have been confused about his own sexual orientation. "[Ron] thought ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 15, 2005
Scientologist Elfman wants to ‘clear the planet’ — MSNBC
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