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Mar 13, 2011
Christchurch scientology massages concern some — Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Type: TV
Author(s): Jessica Rowe
Source: Channel 3 (New Zealand)
It's a massage designed to relieve stress and help people recover from shock. Volunteer ministers from scientology are performing a technique designed by their founder, L Ron Hubbard, to assist people in Christchurch after the earthquake. They've performed 1500 massages across Christchurch, and apparently they've taught about 600 people how to pass them on to their community. They also carry out a technique called "locational assist" where they get people to engage in the present moment. The 20 scientology volunteers are ...
Mar 3, 2011
Trauma specialists provide stress relief in Christchurch — Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Type: TV
Author(s): Mike McRoberts
Source: Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Along with medical staff and psychologists on the ground in Christchurch, trauma specialists have also arrived to provide stress relief. Gary Bromwell of the Scientology International Disaster Relief Group is a trauma stress specialist who says he helps victims “come out of the trauma and back into the present so they can rebuild their lives and move on”. Mr Bromwell uses a variety of techniques including massage.
Feb 14, 2011
The Apostate // Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology — New Yorker
More: Primary Sources: L. Ron Hubbard Leaves the Navy,
Type: Press
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Source: New Yorker
On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego,” Haggis wrote. Before the 2008 elections, a staff member at Scientology’s San Diego church had signed its name to an online petition supporting Proposition 8, which asserted that ...
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Nov 18, 2010
Let us audit — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Julie-Anne Davies
Source: The Australian
HERE'S the thing. depending on your outlook, Kate and Emmanuel Foundas are either two of the nuttiest and potentially most sinister people you will ever meet, or a charming, successful, savvy couple with a social conscience. In Australia today very few, however, would allow them to be both once they learnt their religion. Yes, you guessed it, they are Scientologists. And not just dabblers. These guys are hard-core. Kate, 55, gave up an international career as a dressage rider and trainer ...
Oct 18, 2010
Louis Farrakhan renews call for self-determination among Nation of Islam followers — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Shelley Rossetter, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Minister Louis Farrakhan urged black people to take the future into their own hands during his keynote address Sunday at the Nation of Islam's annual day of atonement. "Ain't nobody going to do something for us; we're going to have to do it for ourselves," he said to more than 8,000 people at the Tampa Convention Center. The event marked 15 years since the Million Man March was held in Washington, D.C., which Farrakhan, a polarizing figure whose remarks on Jews ...
Jun 8, 2010
Scientology takes hold in India — Global Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Mridu Khullar Relph
Source: Global Post
A controversial religion has gripped India with its business principles and self-help routine. NEW DELHI, India — In India, where the most popular psychology books include such titles as “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and “Who Moved My Cheese,” there's a new self-help guru in town: Scientology. Founded in 1954 by United States science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology is the religion of Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Isaac Hayes, claiming a worldwide ...
Feb 2, 2010
Scientologists in Haiti: A firsthand account — Gawker
Jan 27, 2010
Scientology plants its flag in Haiti — The Independent (UK)
Jan 22, 2010
Don't panic Haiti, the Scientologists are coming! — The Guardian (UK)
Jan 18, 2010
John Travolta to Airlift Desperately Needed E-Meters to People of Haiti — Gawker
Type: Press
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Gawker
Scientologists have mobilized to seize on the promotional and recruitment opportunities presented by the horror going on in Haiti, and John Travolta has personally arranged to fly "volunteer ministers" to Haiti to inflict his junk science on victims there. Anywhere people are suffering, Scientology's yellow-shirted "volunteer ministers" can be found lurking near news cameras and claiming to help people with their bullshit technology. They performed "purification rundowns" on recovery workers sifting through the ruins of the World Trade Center after 9/11, ...
Sep 27, 2009
Travolta's Scientology turning point? — The Daily Beast
Type: Press
Author(s): Kim Masters
Source: The Daily Beast
The actor’s public acknowledgement that his son, who died in January, was autistic has former Scientologists convinced that he will leave the church—which they say has little tolerance for chronic conditions. When John Travolta took the witness stand last week and testified that his late son, Jett, was autistic, it came as a grim relief to some former Scientologists. “Wasn’t that amazing?” said a fallen-away church member after Travolta appeared in an extortion case that followed the death of his 16-year-old ...
Apr 17, 2009
Literary review / Cult cock-OUP — Private Eye (UK)
More:, link
Type: Press
Source: Private Eye (UK)
Scientology Edited by James R. Lewis (Oxford University Press, £18.99) THE clock starts striking 13 very early in this book, which claims to consider Scientology from a standpoint of scholarly objectivity. In the opening essay, "Birth of a Religion", J. Gordon Melton sets out "an overview of the life of L. Ron Hubbard anchored by the generally agreed facts". The general tone can be deduced from his conclusion: "After a suitable pause to acknowledge the founder's life and accomplishments, the church ...
Mar 15, 2008
Ex-Scientologist share story about the suicide of her dad
Jan 31, 2008
Election brings out stars' stripes / Stars' political opinions often stir controversy — Variety
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Bart
Source: Variety
As the fight for the presidency heats up, Hollywood's celebrities will be speaking their minds about the candidates and the issues – and studio chieftains already are cringing. Politics breeds controversy, and there are many who feel that stars should be seen and not heard. The campaign will be shrill enough, they reason, without celebrity input. There's more than a little hypocrisy to this position. The corporate Brahmins wield their wealth and power to support favored candidates, one could argue, so ...
Aug 3, 2007
Scientologists Descend on Minneapolis Collapse Site — ABC News
Type: Press
Author(s): Marcus Baram
Source: ABC News
They're ubiquitous at almost every disaster zone, assisting the wounded and consoling grieving families, from Ground Zero to Indonesia to New Orleans and now Minneapolis. The Church of Scientology and its globetrotting team of volunteer ministers have been active over the last several years, arousing the ire of critics who read unholy motives into the group's charitable works. Soon after Wednesday's bridge collapse, at least 20 Scientology volunteers in Minneapolis and surrounding areas headed to the disaster zone, according to a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 14, 2007
Proselytizing on the Common - The Church of Scientology comes to town — Worcester Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Chet Williamson
Source: Worcester Magazine
For the past week, they set up big yellow tents with three snow-cone points and little flags on top on the Common right behind City Hall. From a distance you'd have thought that the circus had come to town. It didn't. It was the Church of Scientology's International Volunteer Minister Pioneer Cavalcade, a kind of roving revival tent show to spread the word of church founder L. Ron Hubbard. Emblazed across the front of the tents were the words: "Do Something ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 24, 2007
Slinging Scientology, Mud on VT Campus — Radar Online
Type: Press
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Radar Online
You've already heard about the invasion of Virginia Tech by a couple dozen "volunteer ministers" from the Church of Scientology. Now comes the mudslinging. Xenuphobes sick of seeing yellow-shirted Scientologists show up to disasters alongside cable news cameras have accused Virginia Tech of inviting L. Ron's minions. An alleged "ministers consultant" named Irmin wrote an all-points bulletin e-mail sent to Scientology volunteers last week stating: "Our [volunteer ministers are] ... working in the student trauma center at the request of the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 19, 2006
Scientologist 'assisted' from CFA recovery area — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Daniel Ziffer
Source: The Age (Australia)
MEMBERS of the Church of Scientology have reportedly been removed from a Gippsland staging ground where Country Fire Authority firefighters and crews have been recovering. Members of the church were escorted by police from the Heyfield staging ground, locals said. But a church representative denied the report, saying church members had been helping out in the staging area for three days before leaving late last week at the request of the CFA. Police were unavailable to comment. Scientology groups, comprised largely ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 4, 2006
Scientologists come to campus — University of New Mexico
Type: Press
Author(s): Caleb Fort
Source: University of New Mexico
Ministers from the Church of Scientology set up a bright yellow tent in front of the SUB on Monday to give massages, administer stress tests and answer questions about their religion. Marcy Sergeant, one of the ministers, said Scientology is different from other religions because it gives practical ways to deal with life's problems. "It's not stress management. It's not a trick thing," she said. "It's all about understanding. If you understand something, you can control it, and then you're not ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 22, 2005
Exclusive: Weird Science — Daily Mirror (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hanna
Source: Daily Mirror (UK)
Undercover inside the disturbing world of Tom Cruise's church IT'S the belief system which actor Tom Cruise says has changed his life and made him a better man. But the controversial Church of Scientology was criticised last week after claims it was preying on people caught up in the London bombings. Packs of yellow-shirted believers arrived at the scenes of carnage, offering "spiritual healing" to distraught relatives - and £3 booklets titled How To Improve Conditions In Life. And yesterday 200 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 5, 2005
Jeb Bush praises Scientologists — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeannette Walls
Source: MSNBC
While the religion of Tom Cruise and John Travolta has been getting some tough press in recent days, it’s also been lauded by President Bush’s brother. Florida Governor Jeb Bush raised eyebrows among the critics of the sometimes controversial religion recently when he honored Scientology volunteers who helped victims of hurricanes in his state. Members of the group — which was put in the spotlight this week by the New York Daily News for its alleged anti-homosexual philosophy — were given ...
Jan 28, 2005
For tsunami survivors, a touch of Scientology — Washington Post
Jan 16, 2005
In Indonesia, Some Groups Mix Relief, Religion — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Farah Stockman
Source: Boston Globe
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — In a tent near the center of town, under a banner that reads ''trauma center," volunteer ministers from the Church of Scientology administer their brand of grief counseling to tsunami victims, which includes massages. In another tent, at a mosque several miles down a main road, members of a militant Islamic group known for attacking bars and nightclubs during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, prepare to give thousands of homeless people a heavy dose of religious counseling. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 6, 2004
Rape at drug-treatment center alleged — Santa Cruz Sentinel
Type: Press
Author(s): Tovin Lapan
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
WATSONVILLE — A woman who says she was raped at a drug-treatment center has sued Narconon of Northern California and its parent company, Narconon International, alleging she was assaulted by a staff member while undergoing treatment in November 2003. The suit alleges that when notified of the assault, staff at the Watsonville treatment center failed to respond in an appropriate manner and took the unidentified, out-of-state woman out of treatment. The Sentinel is not identifying the plaintiff because of the nature ...
Apr 22, 2004
Therapy head dimisses healing claims — Birmingham Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Sarah Probert
Source: Birmingham Post
Nathan Coley is showing visitors around the Scientology Volunteer Minister exhibition. "Scientology means knowing how to know. "Volunteer ministers know how to help people," he says, pointing to a large display depicting the World Trade Centre terrorist outrages. "On September 11, they helped people in shock through spiritual healing." Mr Coley, aged 29, became involved in Scientology two years ago after reading a book on the subject. When pressed for more information, he points me in the direction of a book ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 8, 2002
Scientology reaches out to troubled with ad campaign — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Billboards are going up in major U.S. cities claiming to have an answer for those in distress. Some mental health experts question the church's motive. For Americans troubled by economic uncertainty, fear and grief, 1,100 Church of Scientology billboards going up in major U.S. cities claim to have an answer. "No matter how bad it is ... SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT." The billboards are part of an unprecedented national media campaign by Scientology to reach what it calls "a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 15, 2001
Columbus Volunteer's Heart's In New York — Columbus Dispatch
Sep 20, 2001
Changed Lives; Religious Leader Takes His Calling to Ground Zero — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Amy Waldman
Source: New York Times
AMID faces gray with grief and grime, theirs are fresh, even smiling. Among blackened uniforms and sooty equipment, their yellow T-shirts are bright buoys. They are clean. At any time, well over 100 volunteer ministers from the Church of Scientology mill around the remains of the World Trade Center. On the day of the attack, they took in food to workers. Since then, they have taken the mind-altering techniques developed by the church's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. When rescue workers stagger ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 17, 2001
Nicole's Scientology nightmare — Daily Mail (UK)
Feb 1, 1998
Scientology in Clearwater: digging in / The beliefs of the church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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