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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:29:34 -0400
Standard-Examiner (Google News)
HBO documentary on Scientology questions movements allure
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Standard-Examiner (Google News)

The release Sunday of HBO's ?Going Clear? documentary will bring attention to members and past members of Scientology and to questions about the movement's allure and controversies. Among those speaking out is Tracy Ekstrand, who joined the Church ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:26:41 -0400
Cinema Blend (Google News)
Going Clear Review: HBO's Scientology Shocks, Startles And Enthralls
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Cinema Blend (Google News)

These words, spoken by a faceless voice and layered over images of an E-meter, begin Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, the most controversial documentary in recent memory. The ?incident? is Scientology. The ?pain? is what ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:09:02 -0400
New Zealand Herald (Google News)
HBO broadcasts Scientology torture claims
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: New Zealand Herald (Google News)

It's the film the Church of Scientology would rather you didn't see: last night HBO in the United States broadcast director Alex Gibney's acclaimed documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which contains devastating claims about the ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:08:35 -0400
New York Observer (Google News)
Suppressive Persons: 'Going Clear,' Scientology, and the Appeal of Absolutism
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: New York Observer (Google News)

Based on Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's bombshell book, Oscar winner Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a film that invites this kind of polarized reaction?and, in an entirely different context, examines it. On both ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:03:52 -0400
Bustle (Google News)
Scientology's "Freedom Media Ethics" Twitter Account Shows How Scared It ...
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

As you may have heard, there's a big documentary premiering on HBO this week, and it's apparently striking fear into the heart of a hugely controversial organization: the Church of Scientology. On Sunday, filmmaker Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:34:24 -0400
Bustle (Google News)
HBO Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear' Makes Some Serious Allegations ...
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

If the new HBO Scientology documentary Going Clear is to be believed, the Church of Scientology is not just shady, it also allegedly keeps people held captive under inhumane conditions ? in other words, human rights violations. In the documentary, former ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:14:17 -0400
gizmodo.com (Yahoo! News)
A Guide to Scientology's Most Ostentatious Real Estate
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: gizmodo.com (Yahoo! News)

Empire-building has been part of many a religious group's strategy throughout history. But no one does it better than Scientology. The documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which debuts on HBO tonight, offers the first in-depth survey of Scientology's practices, including its ongoing quest to acquire high-profile real estate. Read more...

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:07:13 -0400
In These Times (Google News)
Why So Many Celebrities Are Scientologists
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: In These Times (Google News)

Sea Org, Scientology's equivalent of a monastic order, provides an army of virtual slave labor for its celebrity converts, getting 40 cents an hour to satisfy Cruise's lightest whim. When Cruise had a fantasy of running through a pastoral meadow with Nicole ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:05:58 -0400
Gizmodo India (Google News)
A Guide to Scientology's Most Ostentatious Real Estate
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Gizmodo India (Google News)
More: Gizmodo (Google News)

Since it was founded in 1955, Scientology has purchased hundreds, possibly thousands of buildings. Just how many is tough to fact-check due to the church's many tenuously connected affiliates, but representatives did confirm to the Hollywood Reporter that ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: NJ.com (Google News)

For anyone who has never plunged into the rabbit hole of Scientology debunking, new documentary "Going Clear," directed by Oscar-winner and Summit resident Alex Gibney, will shock you. There's the eccentric cosmology of founder L. Ron Hubbard to tales ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:33:52 -0400
Entertainment Weekly (blog) (Google News)
Scientology doc Going Clear airing Sunday on HBO
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Entertainment Weekly (blog) (Google News)

Alex Gibney directed the doc, which is based on Lawrence Wright's 2013 book of a similar name: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. Neither the book nor the film portray the organization, which includes famous followers like actor ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:07:47 -0400
Examiner.com (Google News)
HBO's Going Clear film shreds Scientology's secret veil tonight, a must see
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Examiner.com (Google News)

March 29, 2015, USA Today, reports, ?Director Alex Gibney's controversial documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, airing Sunday on HBO (8 p.m. ET/PT), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. USA TODAY's Claudia Puig ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:02:47 -0400
people.com (Yahoo! News)
Going Clear Review: HBO's Indispensable History of Scientology
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: people.com (Yahoo! News)

The new documentary, on HBO March 29, covers everything from Tom Cruise to Thetans

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:26:06 -0400
Charlotte Observer (Google News)
What to Watch on Sunday: Debuts, finales and 'Killing Jesus'
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Charlotte Observer (Google News)

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (8 p.m., HBO) ? In this documentary, filmmaker Alex Gibney interviews former members of the Church of Scientology and reveals abuses and strange practices within the organization. Apparently, much of the ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:16:11 -0400
Daily Beast (Google News)
L. Ron Hubbard: The First Tea Partier?
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Daily Beast (Google News)

Whereas L. Ron Hubbard, Clearwater, Florida's gift-shop face of Scientology, believes that 75 million years ago, intergalactic ruler/scamp Xenu dumped a bunch of his +++own, exterminated citizenry into Earth's volcanoes, due in part to a tax audit (!), which ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:14:57 -0400
payvand.com (Yahoo! News)
The Probable Historical Origin of the so-called Islamist Terrorists
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: payvand.com (Yahoo! News)

No doubt, since the sudden appearance of the group called Daesh or ISIS in the last summer, their rapid progress and spread shocked all of us throughout the world, wondering ever since who are they? -Roya Monajem, Tehran

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:59:02 -0400
People Magazine (Google News)
Going Clear Review: HBO's Indispensable History of Scientology
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: People Magazine (Google News)

Alex Gibney's documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (premiering March 29 on HBO) is an indispensable general history of the enduringly controversial church. It covers everything: L. Ron Hubbard, Thetans, E-meters, lawsuits and, ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: VICE (Google News)

This week, VICE meets Mark "Marty" Rathbun, a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology who left the church in 2004. He is a key subject of Alex Gibney's new documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which is being released ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:10:37 -0400
Austin Chronicle (Google News)
Alex Gibney Strikes Again: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief ...
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Austin Chronicle (Google News)

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, the new film by documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, the Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, The Armstrong Lie) premieres tonight on HBO. By all reports, the Church ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:03:01 -0400
Vulture (Google News)
Alex Gibney on His Scientology Doc, Going Clear
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Vulture (Google News)
More: Vulture (Google News)

Alex Gibney's two-hour-long exploration of Scientology, Going Clear, premieres tonight on HBO. Based on Lawrence Wright's book by the same name, Gibney's speaks with former leaders and defectors of the Church for the documentary, which gives the ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: vulture.feedsportal.com (Yahoo! News)

Alex Gibney?s two-hour-long exploration of Scientology, Going Clear, premieres tonight on HBO. Based on Lawrence Wright's book by the same name, Gibney?s speaks with former leaders and defectors of the Church for the documentary, which gives the unacquainted a primer on the organization and its creator, L. Ron Hubbard, and ...

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:52:40 -0400
Complex (Google News)
Before "Going Clear," WikiLeaks Was One of Scientology's First Major Threats
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Complex (Google News)

When you're a group that's been around for decades, it's likely you're going to attract a few enemies. If you're a highly secretive group like the Church of Scientology, who values secrecy seemingly above all else, well, you practically pump enemies faster than ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:10:32 -0400
ShowBiz411.com (Google News)
Going Clear: Scientology Subjects That Didn't Make Tonight's HBO Documentary
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: ShowBiz411.com (Google News)

Alex Gibney would have had to make a mini series about Scientology to cover their 60 years of scandal and crap. As it is, did a great job with ?Going Clear,? which airs tonight on HBO at 9pm Eastern. Don't miss it. But what's left out? Plenty. Let's start with ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:00:08 -0400
Vox (Google News)
Why you need to see Going Clear, the new documentary on Scientology
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Vox (Google News)

Those who've long followed news and rumors of the Church of Scientology's abusive practices aren't going to find much new in Alex Gibney's searing documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. The film, which makes its television debut ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:25:14 -0400
Daily Beast (Google News)
Spooked by Scientology, 40 Years Later
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Daily Beast (Google News)
More: Daily Beast (Google News)

Forty years after skewering Scientology as a ?mental health cult? in her historic exposé, author Paulette Cooper is convinced the church is still keeping tabs on her. She sees the church planting operatives in the nail salon. She believes Scientologists are ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

One of the biggest mysteries of HBO's new Scientology documentary Going Clear is what happens to be missing from the Alex Gibney-directed piece: the whereabouts of Scientology Leader David Miscavige's wife, Shelly. Despite Shelly mysteriously ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

Sunday's HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Beliefwill shine a spotlight on the Church of Scientology. Scientology's leader David Miscavige, however, has long avoided the kind of attention that's about to be cast on the church he ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

Tom Cruise is a passionate guy when it comes to interviews, after all, he jumped on Oprah's couch to profess his love for Katie Holmes. Yeah, that's? passion. Another topic Cruise is passionate about is Scientology. On March 29, the Scientology ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:13:06 -0400
Bustle (Google News)
What Happens When You Leave Scientology? Here's What We Know From ...
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

The Church of Scientology, the subject of a new HBO documentary that airs Sunday night, has long been accused of practicing psychological abuse on its members and coercing large financial contributions for its own gain. Stories of defected people have ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:54:43 -0400
telegraph.feedsportal.com (Yahoo! News)
Celebrities you didn't know were Scientologists: in pictures
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: telegraph.feedsportal.com (Yahoo! News)

As HBO broadcasts its Church of Scientology documentary Going Clear, we look at the famous faces you might not have known are members

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:48:11 -0400
The Guardian (blog) (Google News)
Going Clear and Killing Jesus show controversy is cable TV's secret weapon
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: The Guardian (blog) (Google News)

The Church of Scientology has attacked Going Clear, since it premiered to protests at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The church, notoriously litigious, even created a Twitter account to discredit the movie. HBO claimed that it had 160 lawyers vet the ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:36:20 -0400
Colorado Springs Gazette (Google News)
HBO's 'Going Clear' leaves future of Scientology unclear
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Colorado Springs Gazette (Google News)

The only murky thing in "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," HBO's scathing new documentary, is: What will happen to the church that sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard built more than 60 years ago after it airs? The two-hour film directed by Academy ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

Get ready for filmmaker Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which is scheduled to air on HBO this Sunday. All the enthusiasm and interest it's generated has been matched in nearly equal measure by aggressive attacks and ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

With the airing of HBO's new Scientology documentary Going Clear: Hollywood And The Prison Of Belief on the horizon, it's natural that you might be thirsting for information about some of the central figures within the highly controversial, ostensible religion. and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:24:46 -0400
Sky Valley Chronicle (Google News)
MUST SEE TV: HBO's "Going Clear"
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Sky Valley Chronicle (Google News)

And we know the good church folk at Scientology Ground Zero are not happy about it because all the Chronicle had to do was write a story not long ago about a Daily Beast piece that came out on the film and almost immediately we received a blistering email ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

Names like Tom Cruise and John Travolta have long been attached to Hollywood's connection with Scientology. Another name Hollywood name, who was with Scientology for 35 years, is Paul Haggis, a screenwriter, director, and producer. Haggis, who is ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:48:03 -0400
vulture.feedsportal.com (Yahoo! News)
That Time the Avengers Battled Scientology
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: vulture.feedsportal.com (Yahoo! News)
More: Vulture (Google News)

The turn of the millennium was a weird period for superhero comics; an era when financial desperation opened a path for wild experimentation. Marvel Comics was particularly hard hit, plunging into bankruptcy and emerging as a wounded giant. The company welcomed bold, weird ideas: Punisher became a zombie, Spider-Man and ...

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:11:34 -0400
USA TODAY (Google News)
Sunday TV: 'Midwife,' 'Selfridge,' 'Dead'
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: USA TODAY (Google News)

This much-discussed documentary by Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie), based on the book by Lawrence Wright , combines personal stories from former church members with a biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard . The film premiered at the ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:10:55 -0400
Bustle (Google News)
John Travolta Videos Of Him Talking About Scientology Are An Essential ...
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

There are a lot of questions about the ?behind-the-curtain? ideas of Scientology, which the HBO documentary Going Clear will address. Another topic of conversation in the film is the church's interactions with celebrities. One famous Scientologist, John ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:06:30 -0400
Chicago Daily Herald (Google News)
'Going Clear,' 'Killing Jesus' and the enduring mysteries of faith
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Chicago Daily Herald (Google News)

Jesus, as you might imagine, comes with a much cleaner narrative than L. Ron Hubbard, mostly because there's so much less to go on and his image has been buffed by a couple millennia of adoration. Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

There's no denying that Scientology has become a major hot-button topic throughout the years and left many people curious for a peek behind that mysterious curtain. What is it about this organization that draws thousands upon thousands of followers and ...

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:09:04 -0400
USA TODAY (Google News)
Documentarian rejects Scientology objection
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: USA TODAY (Google News)

Alex Gibney, writer and director of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, has heard plenty of objections to the film, which alleges abuse and other transgressions, from those connected with the Church of Scientology . He has "gotten a lot of cards ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:02:26 -0400
Telegraph.co.uk (Google News)
Celebrities you didn't know were Scientologists: in pictures
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Telegraph.co.uk (Google News)

?I've been a Scientologist since 1999 and I've never come across any piece of info that's negative or derogatory towards the LGBT community,? Prepon explained, after there were rumours in the media that she would be quitting Orange is the New Black on ...

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:20 -0400
Contactmusic.com (Google News)
HBO Offers Up Close Look At Scientology In New Documentary, "Going Clear"
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Contactmusic.com (Google News)

Scientology has remained on the cooky fringes of pop culture for the better part of the last decade, but no more! HBO has apparently taken on the task of unpacking and examining up close this most Los Angeles of religious practices in a new documentary, ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:16:36 -0400
menafn.com (Yahoo! News)
'Machine' unflattering portrait of Jobs
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: menafn.com (Yahoo! News)

(MENAFN - Arab Times) LOS ANGELES March 15 (RTRS): Hot on the heels of his riveting Scientology takedown 'Going Clear' the ever-prolific Alex Gibney calls the much farther-reaching...

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:04:02 -0400
Philly.com (Google News)
Molly Eichel's TV picks: 'Outlander' returns in all of its bodice-ripping glory
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Philly.com (Google News)

Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney uses Lawrence Wright's fantastic book as source material for this searing look at the Church of Scientology, from how the life of founder L. Ron Hubbard affected the religion to how it keeps its members from fleeing through ... and more »

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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: nola.com (Yahoo! News)

New film airs at 7 p.m. Sunday (March 29) on HBO.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:26:40 -0400
New York Times (Google News)
What's On TV Sunday
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: New York Times (Google News)

8 P.M. (HBO) GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF (2015) The Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney directs this film about the Church of Scientology, based on Lawrence Wright's book ?Going Clear.? Details about the church ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:15:17 -0400
vnews.com (Yahoo! News)
Around the Remote: Chuck Barney?s TV Picks for March 29-April 4
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: vnews.com (Yahoo! News)

Outlander ? Finally, it?s time to get back to the gorgeous Scottish Highlands and the second half of Season 1 of this lavish drama that spans the genres of science fiction, history and adventure.

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:51:13 -0400
New York Recorder (Google News)
HBO's 'Going Clear' appears at stars and Scientology
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: New York Recorder (Google News)

Director Alex Gibney based his new documentary ?Going Clear? on Lawrence Wright's greatest-seller.(Photo: Kevin Winter Getty Pictures)CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" covers the ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:05:32 -0400
A.V. Club (Google News)
Going Clear says Scientology is exactly as bad/weird/gross as you think it is
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: A.V. Club (Google News)

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief (HBO, 8 p.m.): After months of speculation, anticipation, and threatened litigation, HBO's tell-all Scientology documentary premieres tonight. Joshua Alston gave it an A and said the documentary is ?bruising? and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:29:25 -0400
Observer-Reporter (Google News)
HBO film takes 'Clear' aim at Scientology
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Observer-Reporter (Google News)

But the bad news for Scientology is that it's also credible, despite unabashedly offering only one ?side? of the ongoing debate about the validity of Scientology's tenets and its status as a religion. The film benefits from candid testimony from several former ... and more »

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:08:11 -0400
Buffalo News (Google News)
HBO is reinventing documentary films for the 21st century
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Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Source: Buffalo News (Google News)

Everything you might have wanted to see in Anderson's ?The Master? ? but didn't because Anderson shackled himself to what we'd all accept as reality ? is front and center in Gibney's film about Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard. It's based on the ...

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:43:56 -0400
Detroit Free Press (Google News)
HBO's 'Going Clear' profiles former Scientologists
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Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Source: Detroit Free Press (Google News)

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" covers the same ground as the best-selling book by Lawrence Wright that inspired it. But, oh, the effect of seeing all those details about the controversial church laid out in documentary form. Oscar winner ... and more »

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:20:14 -0400
Kansas City Star (Google News)
HBO documentary 'Going Clear' details Scientology's theater of the surreal
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Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Source: Kansas City Star (Google News)

Scientology won't be destroyed when ?Going Clear,? filmmaker Alex Gibney's documentary, airs on Sunday. Unlike another recent HBO documentary project, ?The Jinx,? ?Going Clear? probably won't lead to the high-profile arrest of an eccentric millionaire. and more »

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Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Source: Bustle (Google News)

As you may have heard, there's a big documentary premiering on HBO this week, and it's clearly striking fear into the heart of a hugely controversial organization: the Church of Scientology. On Sunday, filmmaker Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology And ... and more »

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:13:53 -0400
Santa Cruz Sentinel (Google News)
'Going Clear' documentary unites voices against Scientology
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Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel (Google News)

Mike Rinder had spent virtually all of his life in the Church of Scientology. From the age of 6 he was raised in the church, eventually rising to become its chief spokesman. Everyone he knew was a Scientologist, including his mother, brother and sister, as well ...

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Type: Blog
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

A week ago, we reported that a former "employee" at Scientology's flagship drug treatment center in Oklahoma – Narconon Arrowhead – told us that the controversial center was delivering Scientology training rather than drug education, and that its officials have been concerned for years that its state certification was "extremely vulnerable." (The center is currently under investigation by local and state agencies for four deaths that have occurred there, three since last October.) We didn't name that source, but now, he's ...

Tags: Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)DeathFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationLucas A. CattonNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc. (Arrowhead)Rena WeinbergTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Book
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Source: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Janet Reitman

Product Description Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Houghton Mifflin HarcourtJanet Reitman[needtoread][needtotag]

Jun 17, 2011
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Scientologist accused of pressuring sex abuse victim

Type: Press
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Author: Paul Bibby Courts

IT was a rare and at times dramatic public appearance by one of the most senior members of a global religious organisation that shrouds itself in secrecy. Surrounded by supporters, senior Scientologist Janice Meyer arrived at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday, accused of pressuring an 11-year-old girl to lie about sex abuse within the church. Ms Meyer, who also goes by the name Jan Eastgate, left with relaxed bail restrictions that will allow her to travel to and from her ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPaul Bibby CourtsSydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Jun 16, 2011
The Age (Australia)
Scientologist appears in Sydney court

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Source: The Age (Australia)
Author: Margaret Scheikowski

A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California. Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court. She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney. Advertisement: Story continues below The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalMargaret ScheikowskiThe Age (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Alison Rourke

A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...

Tags: Alison RourkeAustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalNick XenophonThe Guardian (UK)

Type: Blog
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

Next month, Janet Reitman's book Inside Scientology will hit bookshelves, and the world of Scientology-watching, and for Scientology itself, will never be the same. Subtitled The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, Reitman's book delivers all it promises, and it promises a lot. "It has been my goal to write the first objective modern history of the Church of Scientology," Reitman proclaims in her introduction. "It is the goal of Inside Scientology to translate [L. Ron Hubbard's arcane] language and separate ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Claire HeadleyDavid MiscavigeJanet ReitmanJason BegheJeff HawkinsLisa McPhersonMarc HeadleyMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Natalie WaletRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Stefan CastleTanja CastleTom CruiseTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

A Las Vegas fundraiser earned $500,000 for soldiers and emergency responders who say chemicals sickened them and earned Utah’s attorney general coveted photographs posing with celebrities. Sandra Lucas, a Salt Lake City resident who recently became president of the nationwide Heroes Health Fund, said she and a board must decide how to split the proceeds, but Utah residents will see a share. Actor John Travolta was the headline speaker at the fundraiser Saturday at the Wynn Las Vegas. Utah Attorney General ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneSandra LucasUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

Utah’s attorney general and a federal agent who busted drug labs in Utah County will be among the guests Saturday at a Las Vegas fundraiser with actor John Travolta. Travolta is helping generate money for what’s called the Heroes Health Fund, a nationwide program which provides treatment to soldiers and emergency responders who believe they were sickened by exposure to chemicals. The treatment — consisting largely of exercise, time in a sauna and a diet of antioxidants — has its roots ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneTim ChardUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Hours after an article appeared about a claim for damages filed against the city by the Church of Scientology over a sewage spill in the church’s building in Old Pasadena, a church official acknowledged that mistakes were made in the filing of the document. The church is listed as the claimant, not subrogate Lexington Insurance Co. Further, the name of the lawyer who filed the claim on behalf of the insurance company is not listed on the document. Making matters even ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaLexington Insurance Co.Pasadena WeeklyReal estateRobert B. "Bob" Adams

May 31, 2011
Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Top Scientologist charged with perverting course of justice

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Author: Steve Cannane

One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney. She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of ...

Tags: AustraliaAustralia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) NewsCarmen RainerChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPhoebe RainerSteve Cannane

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Two days before the Church of Scientology was presented with an award for preserving the 115-year-old Braley Building on South Raymond Avenue, church officials filed a claim against the city for damages incurred after the historic structure was flooded with raw sewage in November. “In the early morning of Nov. 23, water backed up through the toilets and sinks [in] the basement,” the claim states. “When personnel came in, they found four inches of raw sewage covering the entire basement area.” ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaPasadena WeeklyReal estate

May 18, 2011
Courier Mail (Australia)
Fire at Church of Scientology in Annerley

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Source: Courier Mail (Australia)
Author: Anna Chisholm

A FIRE broke out at The Church of Scientology of Brisbane at Annerley overnight. Emergency services said material in a courtyard caught fire and affected a couple of air-conditioning units. The flames started just before 2am on the corner of Dudley and Hastings streets. QFRS Brisbane Duty Manager of Operations Phil Klemm said the fire was not suspicious. "From our perspective there was nothing suspicious - the courtyard was open to the street," Mr Klemm said. "We're unsure of the cause ...

Tags: Anna ChisholmAustraliaCourier Mail (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Source: Haaretz
Author: Yaniv Kubovich

Attorney Gur Finkelstein, who represents the Scientology Center in Israel, was detained several weeks for allegedly hiring this gang to help him with his own criminal endeavors. Israel Police forces have uncovered a Jaffa-based gang allegedly behind a series of attacks and attempted assassinations in the Tel Aviv area, including a plot to kill a senior sheikh of a local mosque, it was revealed after a gag order was lifted on Tuesday. Those mobsters are suspected of plotting to plant an ...

Tags: Gur FinkelsteinHaaretzIsraelWeaponsYaniv Kubovich

May 16, 2011
Brisbane Times
Soldier death to remain a mystery

Type: Press
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011
Source: Brisbane Times

AAP – The mysterious death of a young soldier was likely to remain a mystery until the Church of Scientology chooses to release its file on its extended dealings with him, a defence commission of inquiry has found. There's no dispute that Private Edward McBride, 30, took his own life in Brisbane on February 7, 2007. A trained electrical fitter before joining the army, he climbed into an electrical sub-station and deliberately contacted a 110,000 volt power line. Just why he ...

Tags: AustraliaBrisbane TimesDeathEdward Alexander McBrideSuicide

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Source: Clearwater Patch
Author: Aiyana Baida

Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street, owned by the Church of Scientology, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. An electrical fire caused $700,000 in damages to a building owned by the Church of Scientology, city officials said. Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. To put out the blaze the department needed 35 personnel, five engines, two trucks and two rescues. It took firefighters about an ...

Tags: 531 Franklin Street Clearwater FL United StatesAiyana BaidaClearwater PatchReal estate

On this day

Type: Press
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010
Source: British Medical Journal (BMJ)
Author: Clare Dyer
More: bmj.com

The General Medical Council has been forced to disclose documents it tried to keep secret about its handling of a case involving a lay panel member who was banned from hearing professional conduct cases after failing to disclose the extent of his links with the Church of Scientology. The UK regulator has written to around 70 doctors to tell them that Christopher Brightmore, one of the panel members who sat on their cases, had his contract as a panellist terminated in ...

Tags: Anti-psychiatryBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)Christopher "Chris" BrightmoreCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Clare DyerFreedom of Information Act (FOIA)General Medical Council (aka GMC) (UK)InfiltrationSilencing criticism, censorshipUnited Kingdom (UK)William Thackeray

Type: Blog
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010
Author: Jonny Jacobsen

Violence and abuse in Scientology can be traced right back to the founder, L. Ron Hubbard, said a former Sea Org veteran who worked alongside him. At a conference in Hamburg Friday a former veteran Scientologist who worked directly with L. Ron Hubbard painted a devastating picture of the movement’s founder. [...]

Tags: AbortionApollo (formerly, "Royal Scot Man"; often misspelled "Royal Scotman", "Royal Scotsman")Athena (formerly, Avonriver)Body thetans (BTs)Celebrity CentreChildren, youthCorfu (Greece)David MiscavigeDeathDerek GreeneEthics (Scientology)Felice GreeneFreeloader's debtGeorge MeisterGranada Television (UK)Hamburg Symposium 2010Hana Eltringham WhitfieldInside Scientology (book)Jonny JacobsenJudi LightJulia Lewis-SalmenLynn FroylandMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMichael "Mike" DouglasMoroccoNikki FreedmanOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)OverboardingPearl O'KrackelPhoebe MaurerRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Robert KaufmanRock-Slam ProjectRon's Journal 67Scientology's "Clear" stateSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Silencing criticism, censorshipSuppressive person (SP)Susan MeisterTerry DickinsonVaultVirginia DownsboroughXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch[needtotag]

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2009
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

Luxury lifts up church hotel March 22 story Money could go to better use In this time of recession, when people are losing jobs, houses are going to foreclosure and times basically are tough all over for everyone, it's nice to see the cult of greed spending $40 million on renovations to its lair — not for the good of the community or to help those less fortunate, but to add to its own excess. As a "religion" and a "church," ...

Tags: FloridaFort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesJames DevineReal estateSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2008
Source: Columbus Dispatch
Author: Meredith Heagney

The Church of Scientology plans to move into a former Time Warner building on Dublin Road on the Northwest Side, near Grandview Heights. The church has to move out of its Downtown headquarters, 30 N. High St., because there isn't enough room, said the Rev. John Carmichael, president of the Church of Scientology of New York. The new church will be used for Sunday services, classes and counseling, Carmichael said. Plans call for an opening by mid-2009. The church asked the ...

Tags: Anonymous (group)Columbus DispatchIdeal OrgJohn CarmichaelMeredith HeagneyOhioProtest, picketReal estate

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Source: MSNBC
Author: Jeannette Walls

The battle between Tom Cruise and Scientology and its foes is heating up. Cruise and Scientology have been in the news lately because of an allegedly censored “South Park” parody of the religion — and now Scientology and the “Top Gun” star are being blamed for a woman’s death. “Thanks, Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology, for your expert advice on mental health,” blasts an ad in LA Weekly. The ad goes on to say that a woman was killed ...

Tags: Elli PerkinsJeannette WallsMSNBCTom Cruise

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Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Source: New York Times
Author: Andy Newman

[Picture / Caption: Richard Perry/The New York Times Subway riders have become used to Scientologists' offer to gauge their stress level. But the city has ejected the group for selling books.] A corridor of the Times Square subway station may not seem to be the ideal spot to conduct a carefully controlled psychological experiment. For one thing, the soundproofing is entirely inadequate. The confluence of a dozen subway lines creates constantly shifting sonic interference, ranging from mild to deafening, that an ...

Tags: Andy NewmanBody routingCostJohn CarmichaelNew York TimesNYCPeter DavisRecruitmentStress test

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Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Source: Gothamist
Author: Jen Chung

Months after the poster incident, the NY Times heads to the bowels of the Times Square subway station where the Scientologists are trying to de-stress New Yorkers. Whatever you may think of the Scientologists (Tom Cruise! Aliens! John Travolta! More aliens!), Gothamist has to give it up to them for picking one of the more insane subway stations to prey upon traumatized commuters and naive tourists who think "Wow, the secrets to a stress-free life are in that folding chair with ...

Tags: GothamistJen ChungNYCRecruitmentStress test

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2000
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientology's building heads upward

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin

The city's permit allows the church to shift from underground work to above ground, where the $45-million building will rise seven stories and a tower, 15 stories. CLEARWATER – After months of negotiations with the Church of Scientology, city officials issued a permit Tuesday that allows the church to continue construction of its massive new downtown building. The pair of towering white cranes that loom over the project, mostly idle since the fall, will come to life once more. For 16 ...

Tags: Bob KellerClearwaterPurification Rundown ("Purif")Real estateSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Super Power/Flag building (formerly, Gray Moss Inn) @ 215 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesTax matterThomas C. Tobin

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Type: Press
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Lucy Morgan

Scientology leaders say they want peace. They say they want to stay out of court. But with both foes at home and foes abroad, that goal may be elusive. The spiritual home of the Church of Scientology is in Clearwater, but for many years now its leaders have had worldwide ambitions. But as disciples have carried L. Ron Hubbard's teachings away from America's shore, the reception has been almost universally chilly at best – and at times openly hostile. At one ...

Tags: Anti-psychiatryBankruptcyBonnie WoodsCanadaCasey HillChurch of Scientology of TorontoCopyright, trademark, patentDeathDenmarkDetoxFranceFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGermanyGreeceHard sellHeber C. JentzschInfiltrationInternal Revenue Service (IRS)ItalyKarin SpainkLawsuitLegalLucy MorganMedical claimsMembershipMental illnessMichael J. "Mike" RinderMonique E. YinglingNazi labellingNetherlandsOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Oxford Capacity Analysis (aka, "free Scientology personality test" aka "U-Test" aka "Pape Test")Patrice VicPrivate investigator(s)Purification Rundown ("Purif")RecruitmentRefundsRichard WoodsRussiaSilencing criticism, censorshipSpainSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)SuicideSwedenSwitzerlandUK Charity CommissionUnited Kingdom (UK)Xenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)Zenon Panoussis

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Type: Press
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Lucy Morgan

Scientology leaders say they want peace. They say they want to stay out of court. But with both foes at home and foes abroad, that goal may be elusive. Leaders of the Clearwater-based Church of Scientology say they hope the years of heavy legal expenses are over. That may not be a realistic hope. While the number of cases Scientology is currently pursuing is down in the United States, a survey of the cases still under way shows a persistence and ...

Tags: BankruptcyBruce PettycrewChurch of Scientology, Mission of BuenaventuraDaniel A. LeipoldFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGlen BartonJeff JacobsenJim HamreJudge Ronald E. SwearingerKeith HensonLawsuitLisa McPhersonLucy MorganMedical claimsMichael HaleyMichael J. "Mike" RinderOxford Capacity Analysis (aka, "free Scientology personality test" aka "U-Test" aka "Pape Test")Protest, picketRaul LopezRaul ValleRefundsRobert S. "Bob" MintonSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)

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Type: Press
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Lucy Morgan

Around the clock, from Norway, the Netherlands, Australia and every corner of the United States, the critics of Scientology discuss the controversial organization and its practices. A court decision in Sweden is quickly posted to the news group, followed quickly by a full translation. Daily transcripts of a trial in Northern California are up before daybreak the next day, and news accounts from all over the world are quickly translated and reproduced. Many of those who post messages to the central ...

Tags: alt.scientology.warAndreas Heldal-LundCopyright, trademark, patentKeith HensonLawsuitLucy MorganMark PlummerMedical claimsMichael J. "Mike" RinderNet NannyRod KellerSilencing criticism, censorshipSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Threat of legal action, lawsuitxenu.net (aka Operation Clambake)

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1999
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientology on the World Wide Web

Type: Press
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

http://www.scientology.org – Church of Scientology's official Web site with links to related sites. http://www.cchr.org – Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a Scientology organization that fights psychiatry and certain drugs. http://www.lronhubbard.org – The life and times of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. http://www.freedommag.org – Home of Freedom magazine, a Scientology publication that includes an issue on Clearwater. http://on-line.scientology.org – An introduction to 13,000 Scientologists on line. Anti-Scientology Web sites http://www.xenu.net – A Web site in Norway called Operation Clambake that contains the ...

Tags: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

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1998
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientology's influence grows in Washington

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, March 29, 1998
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: David Dahl

WASHINGTON – After years of holding the U.S. government in contempt, the Church of Scientology is enlisting members of Congress, the U.S. State Department and even President Clinton to advance its agenda in foreign lands. Prodded by the Scientologists' paid lobbyists and its cadre of sympathetic entertainers, several lawmakers and the Clinton administration have criticized the German government for allegedly discriminating against Scientology practitioners. They even got their argument against Germany to the floor of the House of Representatives last November. ...

Tags: Anne ArcherAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Barbara BoxerBill ClintonCarlos MoorheadChick CoreaClearwaterCopyright, trademark, patentDavid DahlDavid H. MillerDCDonald PayneEd PastorFederal Legislative AssociatesGermanyInternal Revenue Service (IRS)Isaac HayesJohn TravoltaLobbyingMichael BilirakisNicholas WiseOperation Snow WhiteReligious Technology Center (RTC)Robert NeySamuel BergerSonny BonoSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)SwedenZoe Lofgren

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Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1994
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
Author: Bob Beaty

Scientology course 'potentially dangerous,' says Oklahoma report A drug treatment program backed by a controversial church is trying to sell Alberta natives addiction-cure services that medical experts have warned are unsafe and ineffective. As many as 10 Alberta reserves have been approached by Narconon, a U.S.-based program associated with the Church of Scientology. The program — which costs about $18,000 US and prescribes daily saunas and megavitamin doses — has been rejected by a U.S. state board of health because it ...

Tags: AlbertaBob BeatyBrendon MooreCalgary Herald (Canada)CanadaCostCult Information Service Inc. (Canada)Gaetane AsselinGary W. SmithMedical claimsNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Robert W. "Bob" LobsingerSteve Koochin

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1994
Source: The Argus (UK)
Author: Paul Bracchi
More: link (1.86 MiB)

IN THE second part of his special investigation into the Church of Scientology, Argus chief reporter PAUL BRACCHI talks to a man who travelled 3,000 miles to join the Sussex-based cult. [A very small picture of Mr. Bracchi is shown, as in yesterday's article. A large picture, in the center of page 6, is shown of a man wearing a neat denim shirt, labelled: "Above: Nowell Matandirotya. "I feel I was exploited" A smaller picture shows a grim stone mansion, with ...

Tags: BlackmailBonnie WoodsConfidential preclear (PC) folderEstates Project Force (EPF)Ken BrownNowell MatandirotyaPaul BracchiPeter MansellReal estateRichard WoodsSaint Hill Manor @ East Grinstead (UK)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)The Argus (UK)United Kingdom (UK)Zimbabwe

1989
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
75 Scientologists go on trial today

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 1989
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Ruth E. Gruber
More: link (782 KiB)

ROME - Seventy-five members of the Church of Scientology's Italian operation go before a Milan court today to face a long list of charges ranging from fraud, extortion and tax evasion to the illegal practice of medicine and taking advantage of incapacitated people. "It should be a lively court session," said the Milan daily Il Giornale, predicting possible courtroom demonstrations by Scientology sympathizers. The Scientologists have hired some of Milan's most prominent lawyers to defend them and are expected to base ...

Tags: ExtortionFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationItalyLegalMedical claimsNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Ruth E. GruberSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Tax matter

1984
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
City to appeal solicitation law ruling (1.96 MiB)

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, March 29, 1984
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Author: Jeff Mangum

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Tags: Clearwater Sun (Florida)FloridaJames "Jim" CalderbankJeff MangumJudge Elizabeth KovachevichLawsuit

1984
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Court reject anti-sect law (1.96 MiB)

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, March 29, 1984
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Author: Jeff Mangum

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Tags: City of Clearwater 1982 HearingsClearwater Sun (Florida)FloridaJames "Jim" CalderbankJames BerfieldJeff MangumJudge Elizabeth KovachevichLawsuitMichael J. FlynnRita Garvey

1983
Ithaca Journal (New York)
Much-criticized Scientology teaching doctrines in Ithaca (1.19 MiB)

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1983
Source: Ithaca Journal (New York)
Author: John Maines

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Tags: Ithaca Journal (New York)John Maines[needtotag]