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May 20, 2007 MPs call for tax probe into cult — Daily Express (UK)
Daily Express (UK)
THE INLAND Revenue is being asked to investigate why British Scientologists are refusing to pay a tax on the grounds they do charitable work — even though the controversial religion has been refused charitable status. Scientology, which came under fierce attack on the BBC last week, was denied the special status by the Charity Commission eight years ago. In a 49-page landmark ruling, commissioners said the church had not demonstrated it was “established for the public benefit as to satisfy the ...
May 15, 2007 Scientologists may take legal action in Panorama row — The Guardian (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
The Church of Scientology last night launched a fresh attempt to discredit the Panorama reporter John Sweeney, following the broadcast of a prime time BBC1 programme investigating its controversial beliefs and recruiting methods.
As Panorama editor Sandy Smith took to the airwaves to defend Sweeney's investigation following the furore around his furious YouTube outburst captured by Scientology cameras, the war of words and online propaganda intensified.
Mike Rinder, a director at Church of Scientology International, said it was considering legal action ...
May 14, 2007 Anderson Cooper 360 degrees: Inside Scientology — CNN More: Video footage on Youtube
Aired May 14, 2007 - 22:00 ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Good evening, everyone.
Tonight, thousands of American troops in Iraq searching for three of their American buddies, searching their hearts out because they know all too well what the people who claim to have them can do and have done to captives in the past. We will have the latest on the ...
May 14, 2007 BBC denies 'death threat' in Scientology row — The Telegraph (UK)
The Telegraph (UK)
The BBC has hit back at accusations that it orchestrated a demonstration against Scientologists during which a "terrorist death threat" was allegedly made.
It comes as a bitter row develops between the Corporation and Scientologists over a highly critical Panorama documentary about the religion, in which a veteran reporter lost his temper and screamed for 30 seconds at a Church member.
The BBC has seriously reprimanded John Sweeney for the outburst, which the journalist has admitted was "wrong and stupid".
May 13, 2007 The BBC man, the Scientologist - and the YouTube rant — The Observer (London, UK)
The Observer (London, UK)
Panorama reporter's outburst at Hollywood star's son is captured on video A Journalist at Panorama, the BBC's flagship current affairs series, has been reprimanded for losing his temper and screaming with rage during the making of an investigation into the Church of Scientology. John Sweeney has apologised for the outburst against a scientologist which was filmed and then put on the video-sharing website YouTube, prompting criticism of the corporation. The BBC held an internal inquiry but said Sweeney had not breached ...
Jan 1, 2007 The Church of Scientology: a hate group?
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