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Dec 31, 2009 Three of Scientology's elite parishioners keep faith, but leave the church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
Recent high-profile defectors, Climbing The Bridge: A journey to "Operating Thetan'', Scientology's response Dec 2, 2009 Infinite Complacency: Kevin Mackey's Letter
Scientology’s relentless hard sell has driven some members to the edge of bankruptcy, wrote one former member who had experienced such tactics. [...]
Nov 29, 2009 Wealth seminar a front for Scientology recruitment, say ex-members — Sun Herald (Australia)
Sun Herald (Australia)
[Picture / Caption: Carly Crutchfield, CEO of Ccorp at the 'Massive Results Bootcamp' the Gold Coast.] Scientologists are using a get-rich-quick seminar at the Gold Coast this weekend to groom potential new members for the controversial church, say former members. Carly Crutchfield, the key speaker at a 'Massive Results Bootcamp seminar' at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Sanctuary Cove confirmed that she and two other main speakers are Church of Scientology members. She said the others speakers were Gareth Jekel, a business ...
Nov 24, 2009 Infinite Complacency: The Detheridge letters
Nov 22, 2009 Scientologists 'targeting' schoolchildren — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The New South Wales Government says the Church of Scientology is targeting Year 6 students using "marketing" material that claims to promote human rights.
Education Minister Verity Firth has ordered principals not to distribute DVDs and booklets funded by the church and sent to schools by a group called Youth For Human Rights.
The material outlines the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and quotes Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard on a list of "famous human rights leaders".
Ms Firth only ...
Nov 21, 2009 INCOMM security breach 1995 [Youtube Part 1] More:
Part 2, Part 3, Transcripts Nov 20, 2009 Science or fiction? — The Australian
EVEN for a religion started by a science fiction writer, the allegations levelled against the Church of Scientology in federal parliament this week sound stranger than fiction. Blackmail, cover-ups of child abuse, labour camps, embezzlement and coerced abortions are spelled out among the 53 pages of allegations by seven former Scientologists - some of whom had climbed high in the church hierarchy - tabled in the Senate. In what the church has decried as "an outrageous abuse of parliamentary privilege", independent ...
Nov 15, 2009 My twisted life as a Scientologist ... and how I kicked the 100-pound parasite off my back — New York Post
Nov 5, 2009 Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 02 Lie to me — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009 Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 19 Now, this is fun — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009 Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 25 Never let me down again — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009 Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 29 Personal Jesus — BFG Books
Nov 1, 2009 Scientology's response — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Church spokesman Tommy Davis says the
Times' sources admitted they left Scientology because they could not meet the church's strict ethical standards. Now they are lying, he says, and the Times is helping advance their agenda. Here is the Church of Scientology's response to their allegations, submitted as a 10-page letter: + + + CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 15 October 2009 VIA HAND DELIVERY Mr. Joe Childs Mr. Tom Tobin St. Petersburg Times 490 First Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 ... Oct 22, 2009 Tom Cruise's 'homophobia', by his former co-star — The Guardian (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
Marina Hyde reports on a hilarious interview with Bronson Pinchot, who claims Tom Cruise made 'constant' homophobic comments as a 20-year-old Once again, it is a week of swings and roundabouts for cinema's Mister Tom Cruise. Our first destination is Us magazine's elliptical account of a party held last weekend at Scientology's UK headquarters in East Grinstead - a party at which Tom himself was in attendance, along with wife unit Katie Holmes and the poor, locked-in-for-life Travolta-Prestons. The event was ...
Oct 20, 2009 Tom and Katie celebrate with Travoltas at secret Scientology event — US Magazine
Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and daughter Suri reunited with John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston – plus over 4000 other Scientologists – at a massive party in England on Oct. 16, Usmagazine.com has confirmed.
The stars were surprise guests at the 25th anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists held at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinsted, West Sussex. During nearly two hours of speeches, Cruise, 47, briefly addressed the rapturous, fist-pumping crowd: "Because we never took our eyes off the ...
Aug 19, 2009 Rapper Doug E. Fresh finds faith in Scientology — Essence (magazine) More: groups.google.com
Visit any neighborhood in the Black community and you're bound to find a church on nearly every city block. When it comes to faith-based communities, African Americans are believed to be one of the most religious and spiritual especially those who practice Christianity, Islam, Catholicism, or Judaism. There are even some Buddhists, thanks in part to iconic celebrity, Tina Turner, who introduced Black folk to the religion in her autobiography, "What's Love Got to Do With It." But, when it comes ...
Jun 29, 2009 Infinite Complacency: The Paris Trial // Rosenberg's testimony I
Day 4 (June 2): Alain Rosenberg, "managing director" of Scientology’s Paris Celebrity Centre, presented a vigorous defence — to the point where he had to be called to order by his own lawyer. [...]
Jun 22, 2009 Scientology (Part 2 of 3): Death in slow motion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: Lisa McPherson case: events leading to the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson
Thomas C. Tobin
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The night after Lisa McPherson died, the leader of the Church of Scientology sent word for one of his top lieutenants to wait by a pay phone at the Holiday Inn Surfside on Clearwater Beach. When Marty Rathbun answered the ringing phone in the lobby, David Miscavige let him have it:
Why aren’t you all over this mess? The police are poking around. Do something. "Yes sir," Rathbun said. McPherson, a 36-year-old parishioner in apparent good health, had spent 17 days ... Jun 6, 2009 Scientologist and Nancy Cartwright ex, Steve Brackett jumps to his death — Cover up and conspiracy to follow — Glosslip
Apr 29, 2009 Infinite Complacency - 18 Maureen Bolstad's Story IV: Int Base in the 80s
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