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Dec 11, 1997 Letters to the Editor / Spreading pure innuendo — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: whyaretheydead.info
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
As if your article of pure innuendo (For some Scientologists, pilgrimage has been fatal) weren't enough, you've also continued to use discredited sources as "authoritative consultants" to forward your bigoted agenda. I won't detail how a similar article could be written about any religion. Indeed, I'd bet money that no newspaper in the United States has ever started isolating the death of the members of a religion. If you were to do it with the local Catholics, I am sure it ...
Dec 7, 1997 A belief in reincarnation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
link Dec 7, 1997 Church says "nothing mysterious" about deaths — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link Dec 7, 1997 For some Scientologists, pilgrimage has been fatal — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link Dec 7, 1997 McPherson investigation should be finished soon — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
link Dec 7, 1997 Scientologists attack police chief in letter — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
link Dec 6, 1997 Thousands turn out for Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
whyaretheydead.info, link Dec 1, 1997 Distrust in Clearwater -- A special report.; Death of a Scientologist Heightens Suspicions in a Florida Town — New York Times More: link
New York Times
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Late on a November afternoon two years ago, a 36-year-old Scientologist named Lisa McPherson was involved in a minor traffic accident. She was not injured, but she inexplicably stripped off her clothes and began to walk naked down the street. A paramedic rushed her into an ambulance and asked why she had taken off her clothes. Ms. McPherson replied: "I wanted help. I wanted help." She was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric examination, but several ...
Nov 19, 1997 Secret lives: Lafayette Ron Hubbard [video] — Channel 4 (UK) More: transcript, local copy of transcript
Channel 4 (UK)
VOICES: "We were saving the world, we were convinced that Hubbard was the returned saviour and that his techniques and his knowledge and his majesty would eventually bring all mankind to an enlightened state and that was what we were doing..." "There were some things about him that I do feel were rather dangerous. I felt so much under his spell that I told my room-mate that if ever I told her that I was going to marry this man, she ...
Oct 31, 1997 In her final years, Scientologist spent $175,000 — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: lisamcpherson.org, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Thomas C. Tobin
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Lisa McPherson turned to the Church of Scientology in her 20s as she tried to shed the emotional baggage of a rocky youth. By age 36, with a high school education, she was earning a handsome salary as a sales representative in Clearwater. Today, as the church tries to rebut assertions that it caused her sudden death, it also credits Scientology for her successes in life. But McPherson's turnaround came at a financial price. From 1991 until she died in December ...
Aug 10, 1997 Scientologists win partial court victory — The Guardian (UK) More: link
The Guardian (UK)
ON JULY 28, an appeal court in Lyon reduced the sentences of six members of the Scientology movement charged with responsibility for the suicide of one of their followers. The court also ruled that the "Church of Scientology" was entitled to call itself a religion. In so doing, the appeal court gave the movement created by the science-fiction writer Lafayette Ron Hubbard in 1954 a seal of approval it probably did not expect. The court justified its decision by invoking an ...
Jul 29, 1997 French court cuts sentence of a Scientology church leader — Los Angeles Times (California)
Los Angeles Times (California)
LYONS, France — A French appeals court reduced the sentence Monday for a Church of Scientology leader convicted of involuntary homicide in the suicide of a member. The case centered on the March 1988 suicide of Patrice Vic, 31, who jumped out a window. Prosecutors said Vic was under pressure from the church to take a $5,000 "purification treatment," including daily saunas and a diet low in sugar and high in vitamins. The lower court said in November that Jean-Jacques Mazier ...
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