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Nov 21, 2010
Scientology benefits when Miami dentist runs up patient bills — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology's comment
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
MIAMI — Rosa Hernandez remembers this about her dentist: He sure could close a deal. She and her husband, Mauricio, had gone to Dr. Rene Piedra with a host of concerns. She had sensitive gums and a paralyzing fear of dentists. He needed bonding. Piedra, dressed in a business suit instead of a dental coat, showed them computerized models of how he would fix their teeth. He offered them a discount because they came in together, and helped them with a ...
Nov 9, 2010
In Pasadena, a model for Scientology’s growth plan — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Fred A. Bernstein
Source: New York Times
PASADENA, Calif. — The opening of a Scientology center in this city’s Old Town neighborhood was a significant local event. Church members spent $10 million to buy a historic four-story building and $6 million more to restore it to its 1906 luster before a gala dedication ceremony on July 18. But the Pasadena project is just one part of a much larger undertaking for the church: the creation of about 50 new centers in 16 countries. The global real estate firm ...
Sep 28, 2010
Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special — BBC News
More: youtube.com
Sep 27, 2010
Scientology: The Ex Files — CBC News
Type: TV
Source: CBC News
[This is actually a re-airing of the Australia Broadcasting Corporation's Four Corners "Scientology: The Ex-Files".] Monday September 27 at 10 pm ET/PT & Sunday October 3 at 8 pm ET on CBC News Network Behind Scientology's high celebrity profile lies an organization on its knees. In this powerful documentary and jaw-dropping investigation, a band of former elite members emerge from the secretive religion to allege extreme cruelty, slave labour and financial greed. "It may have a philosophy that's religious, but ...
Sep 26, 2010
John Sweeney revisits the Church of Scientology — BBC News
More: youtube.com, youtube.com
Type: TV
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
[The Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special, BBC One, Tuesday, 28 September at 2100BST and then available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.] In 2007, while investigating the Church of Scientology for Panorama, reporter John Sweeney had a dramatic on-camera confrontation with a church spokesman named Tommy Davis. The church was accusing the reporter of bias and it attempted to stop the documentary from being broadcast - a campaign backed by Scientology A-lister John Travolta. Sweeney has returned to investigate ...
Aug 6, 2010
Judge dismisses two lawsuits aimed at Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Court ruling, Church of Scientology's response
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology won an important victory in federal court Thursday when a judge dismissed two lawsuits that accused the church of labor law violations, human trafficking and forced abortions. Claire and Marc Headley, who left Scientology in 2005, said the church controlled them with threats of harsh punishment and other tactics that prevented them from leaving the Sea Organization, Scientology's religious order. But U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer ruled that the Sea Org is protected by the First ...
Jul 19, 2010
Scientologists open new church in historic Pasadena building — Pasadena Star-News
Type: Press
Author(s): Janette Williams
Source: Pasadena Star-News
The imposing four-story, 50,800-square-foot building at 35 S. Raymond Ave. will serve around 10,000 Scientologists from the San Gabriel Valley to the Inland Empire, said Eden Stein, president of the Pasadena Church. "We're very pleased," Stein said Monday, a day after about 4,200 Scientologists celebrated at a street party on Raymond attended by church leader David Miscavige. "We'll be shopping here, eating in restaurants," she said. "We're looking forward to doing our share in contributing to the economic vitality of Old ...
Jul 9, 2010
Declaration of Mark "Marty" Rathbun
Jun 19, 2010
Letters to the Editor // Saturday letters: The realities of Scientology are being distorted — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Once again you try to paint an ugly picture of a religious movement that has helped hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of people lead happy and successful lives. So let me address your latest falsehoods. My experience in Scientology has been incredible. I have been a member of the Church of Scientology since 1973. I met and married my husband while working for the church. I have raised two sons in the church. They are both practicing Scientologists. ...
Jun 15, 2010
Editorial: Scientology's family-friendly image contrasts with pressure for abortions — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Among the beliefs listed in the "Creed of the Church of Scientology": "All men have inalienable rights … to the creation of their own kind" and "no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly." Yet a very different picture emerges from women who became pregnant while working for the church. They relate painful stories of intimidation, shaming, shunning or outright coercion by the church until women agreed to abortions or were ...
Jun 14, 2010
She fought Scientology for the child they wanted to abort — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology's response
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Twenty years ago, when Natalie Hagemo was 19, pregnant and working for the Church of Scientology, she couldn't wait to be a mother. She was near the end of her first tri­mester, she says, when colleagues in Scientology's military-style religious order, the Sea Organization, began pressuring her to get an abortion. Two high-ranking officers said terminating the pregnancy would allow her to keep working. They berated her when she said no. Supervisors told her to hide her expanding belly lest co-workers ...
Jun 13, 2010
Inside Scientology: No kids allowed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology response, Church spokesman Tommy Davis' letter to the Times, Declarations from Scientology members
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Laura Dieckman was just 12 when her parents let her leave home to work full time for Scientology's religious order, the Sea Organization. At 16, she married a co-worker. At 17, she was pregnant. She was excited to start a family, but she said Sea Org supervisors pressured her to have an abortion. She was back at work the following day. Claire Headley joined at 16, married at 17 and was pregnant at 19. She said Sea Org supervisors threatened strenuous ...
Jun 12, 2010
Scientology and abortion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology does not take a position on abortion. However, the subject comes up in the writings of church founder L. Ron Hubbard, which the church regards as sacred scripture. Scientology counseling seeks to rid the mind of "mental image pictures" or "engrams" created during painful moments in one's past — including previous lifetimes and time spent in the womb. Hubbard expressed concern about the "prenatal child" and how the emotional traumas of "attempted abortion" can cause problems after ...
Jun 2, 2010
Scientology probed over underpayment claims — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: Statement from the Church of Scientology, Revised statement from the Church of Scientology
Type: TV
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating the Church of Scientology over allegations it has grossly underpaid staff members. A number of former employees of the church have told ABC's Lateline they were only paid a few thousand dollars per year for full-time work and had to resort to welfare payments to survive. Janette Lang, who worked for the church for seven years, says the most she was paid in a year was $3,114 in 2001. She was second in charge of ...
May 2, 2010
Scientology leader David Miscavige accused of snooping in secret celeb confessional files — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joanna Molloy, George Rush
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
[Picture / Caption: Scientology leader David Miscavige (l.) is being accused of gossiping about Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson after snooping in her confidential confessional file.] The Church of Scientology is bringing down the hammer on a renegade member who alleges leader David Miscavige loves to gossip about his star parishioners. Former high-ranking member Amy Scobee claims in her just-out book, "Scientology: Abuse at the Top," that Miscavige and other officials "snooped" in confidential confessional files - a charge vehemently ...
Apr 28, 2010
Scientology run-ins bring warnings — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
With two recent public confrontations, a year-long, highly publicized drama in the world of Scientology has spilled into the streets of Clearwater. The latest incident occurred Friday afternoon as seven members of the Church of Scientology — including five senior members of its California-based international management team — surrounded and screamed at a former church executive, then loudly carried the dispute into the office of an unsuspecting and startled doctor. The former executive was Mike Rinder, 55, Scientology's longtime spokesman, whose ...
Apr 5, 2010
Judge dimisses wage claims in Scientology lawsuit — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES – A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit brought against the Church of Scientology by a woman who alleged she worked 100-hour weeks for almost no pay for years while a member of Scientology's elite inner corps. U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer issued a written order late Friday that dismissed the wage claims portion of Claire Headley's lawsuit. The judge did not address two other causes of action: allegations that the church coerces members of the inner ...
Apr 1, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / The ramifications of leaving Scientology — CNN
Mar 31, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Church of Scientology says abuse claims handled internally — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Anderson Cooper, Ismael Estrada
Source: CNN
If you believe Marty Rathbun, people in the top ranks of the Church of Scientology have used physical intimidation and outright beatings as a means of discipline. Scientology's current leaders, including Rathbun's ex-wife, call him a liar and an "apostate." They say the only beatings were those inflicted by Rathbun and a small number of others, all of whom have left Scientology. But both sides appear to agree that periodic beatings occurred among the highest echelons of the church for some ...
Mar 31, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Scientology: How was abuse addressed? — CNN
Mar 30, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Ex-members spar with Scientology over beating allegations — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Anderson Cooper, Ismael Estrada
Source: CNN
Los Angeles, California (CNN) – Marty Rathbun used to beat people. He admits it. But he says he was pressured to do it by his boss. Rathbun was once a senior official of the Church of Scientology, reporting directly to church leader David Miscavige. He says that Scientology's leadership fostered a culture of violence among its top ranks and that Miscavige "constantly pushed me to get physical with people" during his time among its top ranks. "And I've got to tell ...
Mar 30, 2010
Scientology: A History of Violence / Scientology: Allegations of violence — CNN
Mar 29, 2010
Scientology: A history of violence / Scientology under scrutiny — CNN
Mar 27, 2010
Ex-Scientology lawsuits reveal elite Sea Org group — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Gillian Flaccus
Source: Associated Press
SAN JACINTO, Calif. – At the edge of arid foothills far outside Los Angeles, hundreds of Scientology followers live on a gated, 500-acre campus and work long hours for almost no pay reproducing the works of founder L. Ron Hubbard and creating the church's teaching and promotional materials. The church says its 5,000 so-called Sea Organization members are religious devotees akin to monks who are exempt from wage requirements and overtime. But two lawsuits filed by two former Sea Org members, ...
Mar 27, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Amy Scobee] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Part 3
Mar 15, 2010
Kirstie Alley diet scheme: Scientology front? — The Hollywood Reporter
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger Friedman
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The blogs are alive with speculation that Kirstie Alley’s new diet scheme, called Organic Liaison, is a front for Scientology. It sure seems that way. Let’s not forget that Alley is a devoted member of the sect. She fronted a PR pamphlet for them in 2007 called “Keep Scientology Working.” You can see it at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Secrets/Kirstie/ Organic Liaison’s advisory board includes a prominent Scientologist named Michelle Seward. Seward is also the CEO of Protege Financial, a Scientology-based company. The two other ...
Mar 14, 2010
New church offers public information center to explain Scientology — Las Vegas Review Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): John Przybys
Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
With its dedication of the new Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre Las Vegas last month, the Church of Scientology International is poised to assume a higher profile in Southern Nevada than it has during its 40-year-long presence here. Tommy Davis, spokesman for the Church of Scientology International, notes the Las Vegas center is the eighth new church the denomination has opened in the past 12 months, and that more than a dozen others are scheduled to open this year. The ...
Mar 12, 2010
Scientology insider's nightmare childhood — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Sarah Collerton
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A former Scientologist who says she was a "child slave" and alleges she saw a six-year-old boy chained up in a ship's hold is disappointed the Senate has blocked a full inquiry into the religious organisation. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has been calling for a full inquiry into the church since revealing claims of forced abortions and other abuses in Parliament last year. Keryn, 54, grew up in the church and has asked the ABC to identify her only by her ...
Mar 9, 2010
Today Show: Scientology defector breaks her silence — MSNBC
Mar 8, 2010
Four Corners: Scientology: Interview: Tommy Davis — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: TV
Author(s): Quentin McDermott
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Interview: Tommy Davis Part 1 Read part one of the transcript of Quentin McDermott's interview with Tommy Davis, Church of Scientology Spokesperson. NB: For legal and editorial purposes, this transcript has been edited. Reporter: Quentin McDermott Date: 08/03/2010 Q. Tommy first of all thank you very much for… A. My pleasure Q. First of all I think a lot of people are mystified by the Church of Scientology, they don’t know what it stands for or what its core beliefs are. ...
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