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Oct 24, 2010
Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot // 075 Russell Miller -- L. Ron Hubbard was a fraud — Common Sense Atheism
Jul 9, 2010
Declaration of Robert V. Levine, Ph.D.
Type: Declaration
[...] 72. Guilt, shame, and separation constituted the social and psychological force that induced sustained, long-term commitment. Physical force, physical abuse and the fear of even greater abuse if one tried to escape were powerful deterrents to any attempts to leave. It could easily be argued that these coercions could have been sufficient to keep anyone from ever making an attempt to get out. There was, though, another level of forces exerted by Scientology that made leaving even more costly – ...
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 ...
May 30, 2010
Megaraid 5-30-10 Hotel meeting [Larry Brennan, Nancy Many, Steven Hassan]
Aug 1, 2009
The Truth Rundown: Jeff Hawkins — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 1, 2008
'The Complex' author John Duignan cites Tom Cruise control — NY Daily News (New York)
Nov 3, 2008
I'd have killed for Cruise cult — The Sun (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): David Lowe
Source: The Sun (UK)
A TOP Scientologist who escaped the cult has given the most explosive insight yet into the shady "celebrity religion". A-list followers including Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta believe their faith is the secret of their success. But for John Duignan it cost him everything and everyone he held dear after he become a leading figure in the church's British branch. John says he was so brainwashed that he would have killed for Scientology. And he claims another member was ...
Oct 26, 2008
Scientology Church gave me weapons training as part of mission to 'clear the earth' — Irish Mail (Ireland)
Type: Press
Author(s): Luke Byrne
Source: Irish Mail (Ireland)
SCIENTOLOGISTS are furious about a new book by an Irish writer that is set to expose the controversial church's military plans - including a sinister mission to 'clear the earth'. Author John Duignan claims to be a former high-ranking member of the church's secret army, the Sea Organisation or 'Sea Org', which answers directly to leader David Miscavige. His book, The Complex: An Insider Exposes The Covert World Of Scientology, details the weapons training he received at a naval base in ...
Oct 1, 2008
Mission: Investigate! — Sveriges Television (Sweden)
More: Youtube
Sep 19, 2008
Will Smith shows off Scientology brainwashing — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
Apr 16, 2008
Actor Jason Beghe: Scientology is 'brainwashing' — FOX News
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger Friedman
Source: FOX News
Jason Beghe is the bravest actor in Hollywood. He’s come clean about his 14 years in Scientology, the religion that Tom Cruise reveres. He says the purpose of Scientology is to create a "brainwashed, robotic version of you." He also says that he spent about $1 million to work his way up the Scientology ladder to become what’s known as an "OT5 auditor," or someone who listens to new members and teaches them the ropes. He was so successful as a ...
Mar 17, 2008
Cult Friction — Radar Online
Type: Press
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Radar Online
Cult Friction After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America's most controversial religion finally met its match? By John Cook [Picture] Masked hackers have declared war on Scientology. Could the celebrity-friendly religion be in its final days? (Photo: Sam Comen) This article is from the April issue of Radar Magazine. For a risk-free issue, click here Clearwater is prepared for its enemies. It's a warm, if ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 23, 2007
Madman or messiah? —
Type: Press
Author(s): Carol Tobin
She was open-minded enough about Scientology, if a bit dubious about some aspects of the life of its founder L. Ron Hubbard. Imagine Carol Tobin's surprise, then, when her hopes of a private jet and a Hollywood career with Tom Cruise were dashed as its adherents appeared to reject her Is it just cynical old me or is Scientology a load of old cobblers or, as we would say here in Ringsend, a load of bullshit? Oh, I can hear the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 11, 2005
Scientology vs. Psychiatry; Scientology Explored — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Anderson Cooper
Source: CNN
COOPER: It's no secret that Tom Cruise is a devoted, outspoken member of the Church of Scientology. That has not always been the case. There was a time when the subject of his religion was off limits to reporters and to interviewers. Not so now. Just ask Matt Lauer who got lectured by Cruise weeks ago on what the actors says are the evils of psychiatry. Now, while some are surprised by the chance in Cruise, former Scientologists insist it's really ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 3, 2005
An expanding universe // Scientology believes in aliens - and in buying lots of Manhattan real estate — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam Nichols
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
TOM CRUISE's leap of faith into Scientology is a visible example of the religion's hold on its followers — but the Church of Scientology already has a multimillion-dollar grip on Manhattan. The controversial group, now blitzing the media after Cruise became its most outspoken advocate, has a massive city empire used by tens of thousands of devotees. And New York's church president the Rev. John Carmichael said, "Interest is increasing markedly." Its huge seven-story city headquarters was opened last year at ...
Dec 7, 2003
Margaret Singer, a Leading Brainwashing Expert, Dies at 82 — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Anahad O'Connor
Source: New York Times
Dr. Margaret Singer, a leading expert on brainwashing who testified in several high-profile cases contending that various groups inappropriately manipulated their members to control their behavior, died on Nov. 23 in Berkeley, Calif. She was 82. The cause was respiratory failure, said her son, Sam. In her long career, Dr. Singer investigated and testified about techniques used by North Koreans against American soldiers in wartime and the Symbionese Liberation Army's influence over the kidnapped heiress Patricia Hearst. In the 1950's, Dr. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 2003
Scientology and the European Human Rights debate: A reply to Leisa Goodman, J. Gordon Melton, and the European Rehabilitation Project Force study — Marburg Journal of Religion
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen A. Kent
Source: Marburg Journal of Religion
Tag(s): Anderson Report (Australia)Aum ShinrikyoBankruptcyBrainwashingBrigette SchoenChild laborChildren, youthChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Church of Scientology of TorontoChurch of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)Colonia DignitadConfidential preclear (PC) folderConvictionCult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Cynthia KisserDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)DeprogrammingDouglas FrantzElliot J. AbelsonEric RubioEthics (Scientology)Fair gameFalse imprisonmentFalse Purpose RundownFrank K. FlinnFranz StoecklFreeloader's debtGaetane AsselinGerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGermanyHeber C. JentzschHernandez v. CommissionerImpact MagazineIna BrockmannInternal Revenue Service (IRS)International Scientology News (magazine)J. Gordon MeltonJason ScottJugen F. K. RedhardtJuha PentikainenKendrick L. MoxonKurt WeilandLarry BluntLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawsuitLeisa Collins (aka Leisa Goodman)Lorne DawsonMarburg Journal of ReligionMichael and Marla SklarMichael YorkNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon Chilocco New Life CenterNew York TimesOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operation FreakoutPaulette CooperPeter ReicheltPierre CollignonPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religion (journal)Rick RossRobert J. LiftonRobert S. "Bob" MintonRoy WallisSalarySea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Shirley LandaStephen A. KentSuppressive person (SP)Susanne SchernekauSynanonThe Family (formerly, Children of God)Tilman HausherrUrsula CabertaVivien Krogmann Lutz
Apr 12, 2001
Declaration of Tera Hattaway
Type: Declaration
Author(s): Tera Hattaway
DECLARATION OF TERA HATTAWAY I, Tera Hattaway, declare as follows: 1. I am over 18 years of age. —– 2. The statements herein are of my own personal knowledge and if called upon as a witness, I can testify competently thereto. —– 3. When I was involved with the Church of Scientology in Dallas Texas, I had a boyfriend of many months prior to joining staff. This was in 1978. Within several weeks of being on staff I was pressured ...
Jan 1, 2001
Brainwashing manual parallels in Scientology
Sep 13, 2000
Brainwashing in Scientology's Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)
Aug 14, 2000
Kiwi sect woman arrested in Northern Ireland — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Catherine Field
Source: New Zealand Herald
PARIS - France has filed for the extradition of a New Zealand woman at the centre of a former religious sect which triggered nationwide controversy for alleged brainwashing of its members and violent abuse of their children. Delwin Johns-Schmidt, aged 34, was arrested in Belfast at the request of French prosecutors who filed an arrest warrant with Interpol, accusing her of kidnapping and illegally detaining her 10-year-old daughter, Victoria. The child, who was one of the sect's victims, was placed with ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 28, 1999
John Travolta's alien nation — Washington Post
May 9, 1999
Is Scientology above the law? — France 2
Jan 1, 1999
"When Scholars Know Sin" forum debate / Clarifying contentious issues / A rejoinder to Melton, Shupe, and Lewis / Stephen A. Kent and Theresa Krebs — Skeptic magazine
More: link
Jan 1, 1999
"When Scholars Know Sin" forum debate / Mea Culpa! Mea Culpa! / J. Gordon Melton responds — Skeptic magazine
More: link
Jun 13, 1998
Church of Scientology targets [University of Alberta] professor for criticizing its practices — Edmonton Journal
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Rusnell
Source: Edmonton Journal
The Church of Scientology has launched a countrywide personal attack against a University of Alberta professor who has publicly criticized some of their practices. Sociology professor Stephen Kent was the subject of a scathing article in a 16-page Church of Scientology supplement entitled Freedom that was distributed with the Globe and Mail newspaper Friday. In the two-page article, Kent is compared to well-known neo-Nazi hatemongerer Ernst Zundel and is referred to "as the academic point man for the voices of hate ...
Mar 20, 1997
Cult of Personality — Woroni (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Woroni (Australia)
Having spent the morning on the Net, surfing any number of hideous accounts by ex-scientologists, I climbed the stairs of the Civic Scientology office with some trepidation. I felt armed with my newly enhanced awareness of cult recruiting tactics and brainwashing techniques, and had the specific aim of grabbing any printed material I could see and getting out fast. I was greeted warmly by a young woman and told that someone would be 'with me shortly.' A few minutes later she ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Feb 1, 1997
Germany says it will press on with Scientology investigations — New York Times
More: link
Sep 1, 1996
Church at war —
Type: Press
Author(s): Adam Creed
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Sep 1, 1996
Spam in a Can —
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