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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
Thomas C. Tobin
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 ...
Jun 29, 2010 Inquiry hears Scientology cash siphoned overseas — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A parliamentary inquiry has heard claims the Church of Scientology leaves members to fund local charitable activities out of their own pockets, as it siphons donations to church officials overseas. The Senate committee was formed after Independent Senator Nick Xenophon raised concerns about Scientology, and proposed changes to tax law that would require religions to pass a public benefit test in order to be exempt from income tax. The Church of Scientology says the bill is being used as a platform ...
May 19, 2010 Ship of fools
Michael J. "Mike" Rinder
Excerpt: ... Others haven’t been so lucky. One of the Ship Engineers [Jorge Arroyo] was severely disaffected with [David Miscavige] after several run-ins with him. He became increasingly enturbulated and was not sleeping. He was put under 24 hour watch with full time guards and video cameras in his room. He was not handled with standard tech and ended up committing suicide by hanging himself in the shower with a sheet. The entire incident was covered up so as not to ... May 13, 2010 Ex-Scientologist reveals details behind 'dangerous cult,' Tom Cruise in new book — PopEater
Most people know very little about Scientology aside from the fact that Tom Cruise, John Travolta and other celebrities are a part of it, and that it's had its fair share of controversy over the years. A new book is looking to pull back the curtain on the mysterious religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard, and the author certainly knows her stuff. Amy Scobee is a former Scientologist who was in the church for more than two decades, and worked in ...
Mar 14, 2010 New church offers public information center to explain Scientology — Las Vegas Review Journal
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 ...
Jan 23, 2010 'We are more than just this body and this life' — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Jan 15, 2010 Infinite Complacency: Peta O'Brien's Letter II
As well as medical neglect, Peta O’Brien’s letter told of a hostile working environment, an arbitrary internal justice system and a culture of bullying among senior executives. [...]
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