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Nov 22, 2009
Celebrities lead charge against Scientology — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Beaumont, Toni O'Loughlin
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
Hollywood figures quit 'rip-off' church as Australian prime minister threatens parliamentary inquiry into its activities The security at the red-brick and glass-walled horseshoe of the John Joseph Moakley courthouse on Boston's waterfront was unusually tight. Anybody who was not a member of the city's bar association was swept with a search wand. Photo IDs were checked. Mobile phones were taken from guests, who included the Hollywood star Tom Cruise. The occasion was a memorial service for Scientology's top legal adviser for ...
Nov 4, 2009
The news on the street — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Roxanne Roberts, Amy Argetsinger
Source: Washington Post
Timing is everything, and sometimes it's awkward: The Church of Scientology unveiled its grand new center a half-mile from the White House on Saturday – the same day the St. Petersburg Times unveiled a major investigative report alleging the church deployed coercive tactics and espionage against staff members who tried to leave. Among the dignitaries speaking to the crowd that filled a cordoned-off block of 16th Street NW: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), who presented the church with a flag that had ...
May 13, 2009
What do Americans want? Legal pot, White House online survey reports — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Eggen
Source: Washington Post
Forget about the economic crisis, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and saving Social Security: An online opinion survey released by the White House this week ranks legalizing pot, playing online poker and cracking down on Scientologists as far more important issues. The results are part of a "Citizen's Briefing Book," which compiles the results of an online project launched by President Obama's transition office to solicit policy ideas from the citizenry. More than 125,000 users submitted 1.4 million votes during ...
Apr 12, 2009
The free world bars free speech — Washington Post
More: jonathanturley.org
Type: Press
Author(s): Jonathan Turley
Source: Washington Post
For years, the Western world has listened aghast to stories out of Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations of citizens being imprisoned or executed for questioning or offending Islam. Even the most seemingly minor infractions elicit draconian punishments. Late last year, two Afghan journalists were sentenced to prison for blasphemy because they translated the Koran into a Farsi dialect that Afghans can read. In Jordan, a poet was arrested for incorporating Koranic verses into his work. And last week, ...
Mar 26, 2009
Sarah Palin adviser's secret Scientology plot to take over Washington — Gawker
Mar 19, 2009
Future president Sarah Palin pals around with Operating Thetan — Gawker
Type: Blog
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Gawker
Sarah Palin is seeking the advice of a Scientologist as she plots her 2012 presidential run, which just makes sense to us. John P. Coale, a prominent Washington lawyer and power-broker, is secretly running Palin's political action committee and working to "protect the Palin brand," according to the Washington Post. He is very, very good at doing that because he can walk through walls and read minds and leave his body and never gets sick because he is a Scientologist. Coale ...
Mar 17, 2009
The Protecters of the Palin Brand — Washington Post
Type: Blog
Author(s): Chris Cillizza
Source: Washington Post
There is no brand in Republican politics as powerful – or as tenuous – as that of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. She is simultaneously the hottest commodity on the Republican fundraising circuit and a figure of ridicule among Democrats (and even many Independents) who believe that her status as a national figure is entirely undeserved. Even Palin and her political team seem to be struggling somewhat with how much or little to expose her at the national level. Witness the odd ...
Dec 25, 2008
Obituary: Traci Williams; Actress With Outreach Troupe — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Holley
Source: Washington Post
Thursday, December 25, 2008; Page B06 Traci L. Williams, 45, an actress and arts educator with Living Stage Theatre Company from 1985 to 1995 and more recently an administrator with the Church of Scientology, died Dec. 14 of cancer at the Washington Home hospice. She lived in the District. Living Stage was the community outreach branch of Arena Stage and was led by Robert Alexander. Ms. Williams, whose stage name was Halima, was a performing artist, writer and educator with the ...
Aug 21, 2008
Chairman quits UMd. medical board post — Washington Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom LoBianco
Source: Washington Times
ANNAPOLIS — The board chairman of the University of Maryland Medical System resigned Wednesday amid allegations he was pushed out by Gov. Martin O'Malley. John C. Erickson resigned at a regular board meeting in Baltimore. Mr. Erickson stormed out of the meeting, saying he was pushed out of the job by Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat, according to the Baltimore Business Journal and multiple sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity. However, he later issued a statement contradicting that account. "I ...
Aug 11, 2008
Scientology's Soul Man — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): David Waters
Source: Washington Post
Thank goodness Isaac Hayes wrote "Soul Man" before he became a Scientologist. Whatever would have become of Sam and Dave or the Blues Brothers if they had belted out a song called "Thetan Man"? According to beliefs promoted by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, the immortal soul – or "thetan" – passes from one body to the next through reincarnations over trillions of years. When a person dies, Hubbard said, the thetan goes to a landing station on Venus where it ...
Mar 11, 2008
What to get L. Ron Hubbard for his birthday — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
L. Ron Hubbard, the pulp fiction writer who gave the world Battlefield Earth, as well as a nuisance known as Scientology, would have turned 97 years old this Thursday, March 13. Ron’s been worm food for more than a score of years now, so it probably won’t matter to him that the best birthday party being held in his name will take place a couple of days late. On Saturday, March 15, the surprisingly upstart, leaderless movement known as “Anonymous” will ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 15, 2007
Sounds of the Season — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Lavanya Ramanathan
Source: Washington Post
Hearing voices again? It's not just your imagination. Today, the sounds of the holiday are ringing out across town as three seasonal choral events get underway: Through tomorrow, the Cathedral Choral Society performs its holiday standard, "The Joy of Christmas," at the Washington National Cathedral. The program includes a performance by the United Voices Scandinavian Youth Choir, carols meant for the audience to sing along ("O Come, All Ye Faithful," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing") and a new carol, "My Beloved ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 7, 2007
German ministers say Scientology unconstitutional — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Louis Charbonneau
Source: Washington Post
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 25, 2007
BBC v Scientology: A YouTube Story Starring John Sweeney — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Emil Steiner
Source: Washington Post
Attention South Park writers looking for their next episode! (Comedy Central) While the verdict may still be out as to whether Scientology is a brainwashing cult or not, after a recent run-in with the BBC, two things are abundantly clear: Scientologists can't stand being called cult members, and they have the power to drive even seasoned journalists absolutely insane. BBC reporter John Sweeney, whose documentary "Scientology and Me" ends in a 40-second shouting match between him and Church spokesman Tommy Davis, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 27, 2005
A Place in the Desert for New Mexico's Most Exclusive Circles — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Washington Post
Secret Flying Saucer Base Found in New Mexico? Maybe. From the state that gave us Roswell, the epicenter of UFO lore since 1947, comes a report from an Albuquerque TV station about its discovery of strange landscape markings in the remote desert. They're etched in New Mexico's barren northern reaches, resemble crop circles and are recognizable only from a high altitude. Also, they are directly connected to the Church of Scientology. (Cue theremin music.) The church tried to persuade station KRQE ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 31, 2005
PostScript: When scientologists aren't so clear — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Type: Press
Author(s): Virginia Linn
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Leaders of the Church of Scientology have long had the reputation of being uncooperative with the media. Still, we were surprised at their tenaciousness in trying to control our stories. Whenever reporters delve into a topic that is even the least bit controversial, we take extra care in making sure we've pulled together as balanced a report as possible. Such was the case on a package of stories published last Sunday on the Church of Scientology, one of the most unusual ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 7, 2005
Live Q&As // Scientology: Richard Leiby — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Washington Post
Washington Post staff writer Richard Leiby was online Thursday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m. ET to field questions about Scientology teachings and its celebrity adherents. Leiby has covered the Church of Scientology for 26 years, on and off, ever since he was a young reporter in Clearwater, Fla., where Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard established an international headquarters in the 1970s. In 1979-80, he covered the criminal proceedings against 11 Scientology officials convicted of participating in plots to plant spies in ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 5, 2005
Live Q&As // Scientology: Frank K. Flinn — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Frank K. Flinn
Source: Washington Post
Frank K. Flinn, adjunct professor of religious studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., was online Tuesday, July 5, at 3 p.m. ET to discuss Scientology. Flinn received his undergraduate degree from Quincy College, a Bachelor of Divinity, magna cum laude, from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Special Religious Studies from St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. He also serves as an expert in forensic religion, testifying on the legal definition of religion and religious practices in the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 25, 2005
A couch Tom Cruise won't jump on // Actor lambastes psychiatry on 'Today' — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Washington Post
Okay, should we address him as Dr. Tom Cruise from now on? Or will the Rev. Dr. Cruise suffice? Whatever: Anybody who watched the actor's performance on NBC's "Today" show yesterday witnessed an unsettling transformation. The movie star, who has long embraced Scientology, launched a full-bore assault on the psychiatric profession, sticking to a script that his church (founded, mind you, by a hack science fiction writer) has been promoting for decades. "Psychiatry is a pseudoscience," he told host Matt Lauer, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 12, 2005
Testing openness to Scientology // Church offers stress exams, and a pitch, at public booths — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Schwartzman
Source: Washington Post
The sign advertising "Free Stress Test" beckoned Marian Prescott as she crossed Farragut Square, and she found herself settling into a chair beneath a yellow tent and taking hold of two metal poles hooked up to a device that the tester said could detect psychic strain. "What did you think of?" asked Kelly Turrisi, the tester, as the needle on the electrometer jumped to the right. Prescott tilted back her head and laughed. Work. Her husband. What else? Turrisi, 19, leaned ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 28, 2005
For tsunami survivors, a touch of Scientology — Washington Post
More: msnbc.msn.com
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