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Feb 14, 2011
The Apostate // Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology — New Yorker
More: Primary Sources: L. Ron Hubbard Leaves the Navy, guardian.co.uk
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 ...
Tag(s): "Blow Drill"A Piece of Blue Sky (book)AbortionAffinity, Reality, Communication (ARC)Alissa HaggisAmy ScobeeAn Introduction to Scientology Ethics (book)Anne ArcherAnonymous (group)Anti-psychiatryAuditingBare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard (book)Beverly Hills PlayhouseBody thetans (BTs)British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)Bruce HinesBryan R. WilsonCastile Canyon School (Happy Valley ranch) @ 45750 Castile Canyon Road Hemet CA United StatesChick CoreaChurch of Scientology Celebrity Centre International @ 5930 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Claire HeadleyCommissionsConfidential preclear (PC) folderDan ShermanDaniel MontalvoDavid MiscavigeDavid Miscavige: physical violenceDavid S. TouretzkyDeborah RennardDelphi Schools, Inc.Diane GettasDianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (book)DisconnectionDonna ShannonE-MeterEthics (Scientology)Exscientologykids.comFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFreeloader's debtGary Morehead (aka "Jackson")Gerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsHaitiHomosexualityHuman traffickingInside Scientology (book)InurementJames A. "Jim" LoganJanela WebsterJanet ReitmanJanis (Gillham) GradyJason BegheJeff HawkinsJenna Miscavige-HillJessica Feshbach RodriguezJim GordonJoan WoodJohn BrousseauJohn PeelerJohn SweeneyJohn TravoltaJohn Whiteside "Jack" ParsonsJulie Christofferson TitchbourneKaren HollanderKathy HaggisKirstie AlleyL Fletcher ProutyL. Ron Hubbard's credentialsL. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman? (book)Lauren HaggisLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawrence WrightLawsuitLife Repairs (Scientology course)Lisa McPhersonLucy JamesMarc HeadleyMargaret Louise GrubbMark C. "Marty" RathbunMark IshamMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMembershipMichael J. "Mike" RinderMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Milton KatselasMimi RogersMission Earth (decalogy)MV Freewinds (formerly, La Bohème)Nerve, touch assistNew YorkerOccultOperating Thetan (OT)Paul HaggisPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Protest, picketPsychiatry: An Industry of DeathPurification Rundown ("Purif")RecruitmentRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)SalarySaturday Evening PostScience of Survival (book)Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought (book)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")SettlementSkip PressSky DaytonSlave laborSquirrelsSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Study technology (Study tech)Supernatural abilities (aka OT powers)Suppressive person (SP)Terry JastrowThe Truth Rundown (St. Petersburg Times' special report)The Way to Happiness (TWTH)Tom CruiseTom Cruise's leaked video of 2004Tom De VochtTommy DavisTone scaleXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)Yael Lustgarten
Aug 3, 2010
Infinite Complacency // Maureen Bolstad's Story: Disconnection
Type: Press
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
By the early 1990s years of over-work and lack of sleep were taking their toll on Maureen Bolstad’s health. Scientology’s solution was to force her to disconnect from her mother. [...]
Jul 16, 2010
The Edge: David Love — The Hawk (Saint Joseph's University, Pennsylvania)
Type: Radio
Author(s): Tom Smith
Source: The Hawk (Saint Joseph's University, Pennsylvania)
[Credit: Transcript by Anonymous @ whyweprotest.net.] —– ABBREVIATIONS: TS = Tom Smith DL = David Love The format of the time offsets is minutes:seconds (MM:SS). —– TRANSCRIPT: 00:02 Announcer: hawkradio.com, student radio for Tampa Bay and the voice of Hillsborough Community College, streaming on the web 24/7. 00:12 Announcer: The content of the following program does not necessarily express or imply the opinions and/or policies of Hillsborough Community College, hawkradio.com, or WXYB AM. The producer of this program created it ...
Jul 9, 2010
Des plaintes contre Narconon — Le Nouvelliste (Mauricie, Quebec)
More: Unofficial translation by Anonymous
Type: Press
Author(s): Paule Vermot-Desroches
Source: Le Nouvelliste (Mauricie, Quebec)
(TROIS-RIVIÈRES) L'organisme Narconon de Trois-Rivières se retrouve une nouvelle fois sur la place publique, depuis que des plaintes pour harcèlement psychologique et sexuel font l'objet d'enquêtes de la part de la Commission des droits de la personne ainsi que de la Commission des normes du travail. La personne à l'origine de ces plaintes, le Montréalais David Edgar Love, est un ancien patient et a été à l'emploi de Narconon une fois sa thérapie terminée. Bien connu pour ses sorties publiques depuis ...
Apr 6, 2010
Scientologie. «J’ai vécu 9 ans dans l’enfer de Sea Org» [Unofficial English translation: "Nine years of Hell in Scientology's Sea Org"] — Paris Match
Type: Press
Author(s): Irène Frain
Source: Paris Match
Au sommet de l’organisation de l’Eglise de scientologie, Sea Org est censée former les cadres de la secte. Aline*, inféodée et ruinée, a vécu une méthodique entreprise de déstructuration de la personnalité. Elle raconte. Dans l’Eglise de scientologie, le fond du gouffre, c’est à Copenhague qu’Aline* l’a connu. Cadre brillante d’une société financière, généreuse, idéaliste, élevée dans une ambiance religieuse, solitaire mais ouverte aux autres, elle est entrée dans la secte en juillet 1990. Neuf ans plus tard, toutes ses économies ...
Apr 6, 2010
Scientologie: «Des gens intelligents et structurés tombent dans le panneau» — Paris Match
Type: Press
Author(s): Irène Frain
Source: Paris Match
Marie-France Hirigoyen, psychiatre, et Rodolphe Bosselut, avocat d'Aline [Voir son témoignage en lien], nous expliquent les mécanismes sur lesquels s'appuie une secte pour qu'un individu «structuré» se retrouve sous emprise psychique. Paris Match. A quoi reconnaît-on qu’on a affaire à une secte ? Me Rodolphe Bosselut. J’ai une définition simple : “C’est un groupe où il est très facile d’entrer et dont il est très difficile de sortir.” Et sa caractéristique essentielle ? Le phénomène d’emprise psychi­que. Mais attention ! Il ...
Feb 8, 2010
Infinite Complacency: Disconnection: an introduction
Feb 4, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology AVO — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
The cult has been in global panic mode ever since Today Tonight aired the stunning allegations tabled by Senator Nick Xenophon. Now, one of the men behind those allegations has found himself in court in a case described by one newspaper as "bizarre". Scientologist Sue Hunt is trying to get an Apprehended Violence Order, or AVO, against former member Aaron Saxton. Ms Hunt claims that during an anti-Scientology protest in Sydney in December, Mr Saxton bashed on her car window and ...
Jan 10, 2010
Infinite Complacency: Peta O'Brien's Letter: Medical Neglect
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 15 It's no good — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 18 The great outdoors — BFG Books
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 20 A pain that I'm used to — BFG Books
Oct 1, 2009
Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture (book) - Chapter 8 — New World Digital Publishing
More: paulkrassner.com, amazon.com
Type: Book
Author(s): Paul Krassner
Source: New World Digital Publishing
[Reproduced here with express permission of author Paul Krassner. Thank you!] What I really wanted to do was publish something that would top “The Parts Left Out of the Kennedy Book.” I had observed a disturbing element being imposed upon the counterculture — various groups all trying to rip off the search for consciousness — and I felt challenged to write a satirical piece about this phenomenon. Scientology was one of the scariest of these organizations, if only because its ...
Jun 22, 2009
Lisa McPherson case: events leading to the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
LISA MCPHERSON TIMELINE: This is part of a St. Petersburg Times special report on Scientology. For the full report, see tampabay.com/scientology. 1994: Lisa McPherson, a longtime Scientologist, moves from Dallas to Clearwater with her employer, AMC Publishing. The company is operated and staffed mostly by Scientologists who want to be close to the church's spiritual headquarters. September 1995: In a ceremony at the Fort Harrison Hotel, Lisa McPherson is publicly declared "clear," a state in which a Scientologist is said ...
May 13, 2009
Un ex-adepte témoigne [French] — L'Express (France)
More: Google translation
Type: Press
Source: L'Express (France)
Pendant quinze ans, le pianiste belge Alain Stoffen a vécu sous l'emprise de la secte. Il raconte son "Voyage au coeur de la Scientologie" (Privé), qui l'a manipulé, ruiné et a détruit sa famille. Extraits exclusifs. "L'argent commence à manquer" [Avril 1986. Alain Stoffen vient d'arriver au centre de Copenhague de la Scientologie qui doit lui délivrer son "état de Clair", pour lequel il a déjà déboursé 45 511,29 francs.] -Serre les boîtes! Olivier, mon auditeur, vient de me poser dans ...
Apr 16, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 16 Maureen Bolstad's Story II: Life at Flag
Feb 15, 2009
Interview with Maureen Bolstad on Scientology’s Introspection Rundown — BlogTalkRadio
Jan 21, 2009
Hirnwäscher - Wie gefährlich ist Scientology? ["The Brainwashers - How Dangerous Is Scientology?" Unofficial translation] — ARD (Germany)
Jan 7, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 05 Marc Headley's story
Sep 11, 2008
Marc Headley talks about Scientology — XenuTV
Jan 7, 2008
Diana author names Tom Cruise as 'World Number Two in Scientology' — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): James Tapper
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
[Picture]'All lies': Cruise is considering a lawsuit Star's fury over claims by Diana author Andrew Morton: • Daughter by Katie Holmes "conceived like Rosemary's Baby" • Nicole Kidman "feared blackmail" over sex tapes made with Scientologists • Scientologists "planted meadown of flowers for Tom and Nicole to run through" • Cruise's next mission is to recruit David Beckham Tom Cruise has become the de-facto second in command of the Church of Scientology, according to a new biography - which makes an ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 20, 2007
Stars in their eyes — Spectator
Type: Press
Author(s): Tessa Mayes
Source: Spectator
Tessa Mayes is the first reporter to have gone undercover in the London Celebrity Centre of the Church of Scientology. It is, she finds, like a pious version of Pop Idol. The adherents want to be celebrities at least as much as Scientologists ‘A culture is only as great as its dreams and its dreams are dreamed by artists,’ wrote L. Ron Hubbard, who founded the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in 1969, 15 years after he formed the church itself. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 25, 2006
The unperson // Scientologists who cross their religion can be declared suppressive persons, shunned by peers and ostracized by family — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Religions have always penalized those who betray the cause. Catholics excommunicate, barring the wayward from church rites. The Amish, Jehovah's Witnesses and some orthodox Jewish sects shun their nonconformists. In the Tampa Bay area's burgeoning Scientology community, members abide by a policy considered by some religious experts extreme: Scientologists declare their outcasts "suppressive persons." Another Scientology policy — called "disconnection" — forbids Scientologists from interacting with a suppressive person. No calls, no letters, no contact. An SP is a pariah. Anyone ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 2005
Why I fled Scientology — Glamour
More: holysmoke.org, link
Type: Press
Source: Glamour
Tom cruise calls his religion "extraordinary," but 26-year-old Astra Woodcraft, who grew up in the Church's inner circle, has a different story to tell — about bizarre beliefs, pressured rules and how she finally broke tree to start her life over. On a chilly February evening in 1998, I strode quietly through Los Angeles International Airport, clutching a Virgin Atlantic ticket for London in one hand and a duffel bag stuffed with my clothes in the other. I was drenched, having ...
Feb 2, 2005
Outside critics are unacceptable — Buffalo News
Jan 30, 2005
Englightenment's Dark Side — Buffalo News
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
Aug 16, 2002
Death of a Scientologist — Chicago Reader
More: scientology-lies.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Tori Marlan
Source: Chicago Reader
Greg Bashaw's father respected him and trusted him to make wise choices. Even after he chose to devote his life to Scientology. While the shock and grief of his son's suicide were still fresh, Bob Bashaw read back through their decades-long correspondence, looking in particular for references to Scientology. "I wanted to see what there was here I missed," he says. His son Greg had been a member of the Church of Scientology for more than 20 years. During that time ...
Tag(s): American Psychological Association (APA)Anti-psychiatryAuditingBlackmailBody thetans (BTs)Chicago ReaderChurch of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Communications CourseConfidential preclear (PC) folderCostCult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Cynthia KisserDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)DeathDeprogrammingDisconnectionDivorceE-MeterEngramErich FrommFACTNetFair gameFalse imprisonmentFreedom (Scientology magazine)Greg BarnesGreg BashawInternal Revenue Service (IRS)International Association of Scientologists (IAS)Introspection Rundown (also, "Baby watch")Jason ScottJim BeebeLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawsuitLisa McPhersonLisa McPherson TrustMargaret Thaler SingerMary Anne AhmadMental illnessNazi labellingNoah LottickOperating Thetan (OT)Operation Snow WhitePhilip GalePotential Trouble Source (PTS)Protest, picketQuentin Geoffrey MaCauley HubbardReader's DigestReg AlevRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Release contract, form, waiverReligious Technology Center (RTC)Scientology's "Clear" stateScientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (article)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Silencing criticism, censorshipSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Steven HassanSue StrozewskiSuicideSupernatural abilities (aka OT powers)Suppressive person (SP)Tax matterTori MarlanWeddingXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Jul 1, 2002
Scientology: Are we Clear on this? // The Wittenburg Door Interview with Tory Bezazian — The Wittenburg Door
Type: Press
Author(s): Bob Gersztyn
Source: The Wittenburg Door
We don't have to tell YOU about L.Ron Hubbard, his book Dianetics, and the religion it spawned—Scientology. In fact, until just recently, most media outlets WOULDN'T tell you about it given Scientology's well-deserved reputation for litigation. Instead, let us tell you about Tory Bezazian. In 1969 Tory hitchhiked from Chicago to L.A. to become a disciple of Dianetics. She invested untold tens of thousands of hours and dollars in it (the annual price tag for a membership in the International Association ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 16, 1999
State of Florida Department of Health v. David Ira Minkoff, M.D. / Case no. 1997-15802
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