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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:46:00 -0400
Hollywood Reporter (Google News)
FilmRise Sets Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' for October DVD, VOD Release
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Hollywood Reporter (Google News)

The Alex Gibney-directed film that investigates the Church of Scientology will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 6, as well as on demand on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, PlayStation, iTunes, Xbox and Vudu on Oct. 30. Adapted from Lawrence ...

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:16:30 -0400
info-europa (Google News)
Tom Cruise's New Naked Scientology Shroud Has enormous Testicles and an
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: info-europa (Google News)

Curator and artist Daniel Edwards assisted with the exhibition arrangements and created the oversized cloth image of a Cruise au natural, with his hands over the Scientology cross placed on his chest. The coin features Cruise's famous profile and reads ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:10:55 -0400
Fortune (Google News)
3 leadership lessons from Tom Cruise's latest box office comeback
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Fortune (Google News)

But just before his publicity crisis began, Cruise surprised Hollywood by firing her and replacing her with his sister, also a Scientologist, according to Vanity Fair. It was a terrible move and very telling because a veteran like Kingsley could quite ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:50:51 -0400
Fx Report Daily (Google News)
Tom Cruise's New Naked Scientology Shroud Has big Testicles and an
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Fx Report Daily (Google News)

Teflon Tom Cruise Dodges Controversy Artist Daniel Edwards assisted Cory Allen Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, Fla.to create the unusual likeness of the movie star for a ?pop-up Church of Scientology? near the religion's headquarters in Clearwater. and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:48:07 -0400
info-europa (Google News)
'Pop-up Church of Scientology' by Cory Allen Salutes Tom Cruise's 25th
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: info-europa (Google News)

Here's some background deets as to why you're about to look at ?Tom Cruise? naked, with what appears to be an armadillo doing a series of press ups on his nether regions? The coin features Cruise's famous profile and reads ?Tom Cruise Scientologist?. and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:32:30 -0400
Junior College (Google News)
'Pop-up' Church of Scientology Salutes Tom Cruise on 25th Anniversary, Unveils
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Junior College (Google News)

Meanwhile, the promo tour of ?Mission: Impossible ? Rogue Nation? continues and, as it opened this week, the film has already pulled in positive reviews. It exists as a document of Tom Cruise's faith in Scientology ? a photo negative of the radiance of ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:27:36 -0400
Press Examiner (Google News)
Tom Cruise's naked Scientology shroud (avec enormous testicles) anyone? NSFW
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Press Examiner (Google News)

Recently, Sophie Gilbert over at The Atlantic wondered why interviewers were neglecting to press Tom Cruise on Scientology during the ?Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation? press tour, with even Jon Stewart sticking to milquetoast territory like Cruise's ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:23:29 -0400
TV Newsroom (Google News)
Interviewers never ask Tom Cruise about scientology
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: TV Newsroom (Google News)

According to a press release, the Shroud of Scientology measures 14 feet by 3 feet and is made of Poplin. There will also be a series of Cruise-related commemorative silver medals created for the occasion, which will be available for purchase through St. and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:15:13 -0400
Entertainment News (blog) (Google News)
The Tom Cruise Movie Matrix - Celebrity Cafe
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Entertainment News (blog) (Google News)

Celebrity Cafe - The Tom Cruise Movie Matrix Celebrity Cafe - The 53-year-old actor's publicity team is said to have been forbidding news outlets from throwing questions relating to his personal life, which includes dating and Scientology, during his worldwide promotional tour for the recently unveiled ?Mission: ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:10:38 -0400
Sentinel Republic (Google News)
Tom Cruise blasted by Church of Scientology after naked shroud is erected
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Sentinel Republic (Google News)

In addition, the Cruise display will have a ?pop-up Church of Scentology? as part of larger exhibit ?reaffirming his commitment to the church?, the gallery said. But as E Online reports, there's a very distinctive feature on the shroud that's raising ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:51:44 -0400
iFreePress.com (blog) (Google News)
'Pop-up Church of Scientology' Salutes Tom Cruise's 25th Anniversary, Unveils
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: iFreePress.com (blog) (Google News)

For months, we've been hearing rumors about Cruise neglecting his daughter and alienating his co-stars due to his intense commitment to Scientology, and after a string of flops, the former A-list is more desperate for a hit than Lindsay Lohan at a ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:37:25 -0400
Rapid News Network (Google News)
Check Out Tom Cruise's Impressive Penis on His Nude Scientology Shroud
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Rapid News Network (Google News)

For months, we've been hearing rumors about Cruise neglecting his daughter and alienating his co-stars due to his intense commitment to Scientology, and after a string of flops, the former A-list is more desperate for a hit than Lindsay Lohan at a ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:31:29 -0400
The Weather Space (Google News)
14-foot shroud depicts naked Tom Cruise, salutes his Scientology longevity
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: The Weather Space (Google News)

Edwards, in a gallery statement, called the shroud "a document of Tom Cruise's faith in Scientology" and that he "saved it from obscurity". Artist Daniel Edwards assisted Cory Allen Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, Fla.to create the unusual likeness ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:23:00 -0400
Dispatch Times (Google News)
Have You Seen The Shroud of Tom Cruise?
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Dispatch Times (Google News)

Tom Cruise's 25th year in the Church of Scientology will include a massive 14-foot shroud of the (apparently well-endowed) actor in the buff. An in depth examination of his participation in the Church is a big part of HBO's recent scientology ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:12:06 -0400
In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog) (Google News)
Q&A: Daniel Edwards Explains His Naked Tom Cruise Sculpture
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog) (Google News)

Called the ?Shroud of Scientology,? it is meant to celebrate Cruise's 25-year commitment to the church. Edwards plans to exhibit the work, in conjunction with Cory Allen Contemporary Art, at a pop-up gallery near the church's headquarters in Clearwater ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:48:00 -0400
Daily Democrat (Google News)
Reporters banned from asking Tom Cruise about Scientology
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Daily Democrat (Google News)

Yet the upbeat, positive buzz around Cruise strikes some writers as strange, considering he was featured front and center in "Going Clear," a documentary that exposed the inner workings of the Church of Scientology and accused the institution of human ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:29:27 -0400
NewsBusters (blog) (Google News)
Confession Impossible: Tom Cruise Is Never Asked About Scientology
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: NewsBusters (blog) (Google News)

[S]everal months after HBO's Scientology documentary Going Clear accused the church (and by extension Cruise, its most famous member) of some horrific behavior. The church denied everything, yet Cruise hasn't been able to answer or dodge any ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:46:57 -0400
Softpedia News (Google News)
Ex-Scientologist Lisa Marie Presley Is Helping Tom Cruise Reconnect with Suri
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Softpedia News (Google News)

All representatives of the media have been banned from asking Tom Cruise questions about his family or his love life, and about his involvement with the Church of Scientology, during the promo trail for his latest box office hit, ?Mission: Impossible ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:06:14 -0400
Washington Post (blog) (Google News)
How has Tom Cruise's public image impacted 'Mission: Impossible' box office ...
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Washington Post (blog) (Google News)

The film raked in $56 million, one of the highest-opening weekends ever for a ?Mission: Impossible? film; perhaps a surprise to some, who wondered whether HBO's controversial Scientology documentary ?Going Clear? would affect Cruise's appeal. But how ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:11:15 -0400
Columbus Dispatch (Google News)
Why interviewers aren't asking Tom Cruise about Scientology
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: Columbus Dispatch (Google News)

Tom Cruise isn't the first star to find himself in this situation, as he's making the press rounds for "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" several months after HBO's Scientology documentary "Going Clear" accused the church (and by extension Cruise, its ... and more »

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:56:04 -0400
gulfnews.com (Google News)
Tom Cruise escapes Scientology questions
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Date: Monday, August 3, 2015
Source: gulfnews.com (Google News)

Tom Cruise isn't the first star to find himself in this situation, as he's making the press rounds for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation several months after HBO's Scientology documentary Going Clear accused the church (and by extension Cruise, its most ... and more »

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On this date

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: Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Author: 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. [...]

Tags: An Introduction to Scientology Ethics (book)Anti-psychiatryDisconnectionEthics (Scientology)Gold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsJonny JacobsenMaureen Smith BolstadMedical claimsMental illnessPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Science of Survival (book)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Suppressive person (SP)Tone scale

Type: Press
Date: Friday, August 3, 2007
Source: ABC News
Author: Marcus Baram

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 ...

Tags: 9/11ABC NewsKarin PouwMarcus BaramNational Mental Health Association (NMHA)Nerve, touch assistRecruitmentRed CrossRick RossThe Way to Happiness (TWTH)Virginia TechVolunteer Ministers

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

2006
Los Angeles CityBeat
The Dirt on Our Dirt

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, August 3, 2006
Source: Los Angeles CityBeat
Author: Michael Collins

Southern California is seasonally inundated with tour buses plying the streets of Hollywood and the homes of entertainment stars. But a new tour, begun this summer, takes the curious to places far hotter and more significant: the Military Tour of Southern California, sponsored by the L.A. chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). It's a chance for locals to get in touch with the amazing amount of military toxins in our environment, by boarding a bus to military-related sites that ooze ...

Tags: John Whiteside "Jack" ParsonsLos Angeles CityBeatMichael CollinsOccult

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2002
Source: The Press

Key players in the controversial Hokitika plastics factory proposal are devotees of the Church of Scientology. Wayne Byrne, of Sydney, and Soren Kierkegaard, of Tauranga, are the two principals of FT Manufacturing (Westland) Ltd, which has received a $500,000 loan from the Westland District Council, along with a council commitment to build the factory for a further $2.2 million. Several others involved in the Hokitika project are believed to have links with the American-based church, which is centred on a controversial ...

Tags: Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFT Manufacturing (Westland) LtdFundamental Technology (NZ) LtdHokitikaNew ZealandPhoenix Technology CorporationSoren KierkegaardSue KierkegaardTechnology Group Management LtdThe Press (New Zealand)Wayne ByrneWorld Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)

Anonymous contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Monday, August 3, 1998
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Lucy Morgan

Each side is consumed with painting the other as evil in a battle that recently came to gunfire at a 200-acre estate. SANDOWN, N.H. — So is Boston financier Robert S. Minton an arch-enemy of the Church of Scientology or a prospective member? The multimillionaire, who has infuriated the church with his financial support of its enemies, says top Scientologists recently tried to recruit him as a member. Scientology leaders deny offering membership but acknowledge they made overtures to help Minton ...

Tags: alt.religion.scientologyAmerican Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)Elliot J. AbelsonLisa McPhersonLucy MorganMark C. "Marty" RathbunMichael J. "Mike" RinderOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Protest, picketRobert S. "Bob" MintonRobert Vaughn YoungSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Stacy Brooks YoungWeapons

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

1997
Los Angeles Times (California)
Second opinion
Education is the real issue

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, August 3, 1997
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: Rena Weinberg
More: Follow-up: Rebuttal of Ruth McKenna

The problems facing schools are too great to ignore the methods of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. RENA WEINBERG, Rena Weinberg is president of the Assn. for Better Living and Education (ABLE), an organization formed to coordinate the use of L. Ron Hubbard's social betterment methods in society The proposal by a teacher to open a charter school in the Sunland-Tujunga area, one which will include among its textbooks some written by L. Ron Hubbard, has become something of a controversy—which ...

Tags: Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)Bridge Publications, Inc. (BPI)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationLetterLos Angeles Times (California)Rena WeinbergRuth McKennaScott HarrisStudy technology (Study tech)

1994
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A battle of beliefs waged in megabytes

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 1994
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Wayne Garcia
More: groups.google.com, pqasb.pqarchiver.com

Scientologists and their critics are colliding in cyberspace. The critics started the fight, creating an electronic bulletin board dubbed alt.religion.scientology on the Internet, a worldwide web of computer networks with an audience pushing 25-million. Then they downloaded their knowledge and opinions in e-mail messages that just about anyone with a computer, a little money and a modem can view. "As you will see, Scientology is astronomically prohibitive," one anonymous writer said on a.r.s in a message that reprinted the church's price ...

Tags: alt.religion.scientologyalt.scientology.warAuditingChris SchafmeisterChurch of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO)CostDavid MiscavigeElaine SiegelFree ZoneHomer Wilson SmithJeff JacobsenKurt WeilandLawsuitOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Private investigator(s)RussiaSilencing criticism, censorshipSquirrelsSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Stu SjouwermanSuppressive person (SP)Wayne Garcia

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

1994
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Network gives voice to former Scientologists

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 1994
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Wayne Garcia
More: groups.google.com, pqasb.pqarchiver.com

Computers have done what years of opposition couldn't do, uniting the handful of former Scientologists who have waged war against the Church of Scientology. These dissidents are now gathered under the rubric of the Fight Against Coercive Tactics (FACT) network, or FACTnet, a free data base and electronic bulletin board available to the public. The network, based in Golden, Colo., electronically stockpiles information critical of Scientology, from affidavits to court rulings to federal investigations. Although fewer than 150 people now use ...

Tags: FACTNetKurt WeilandLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawsuitLinda Simmons HightSilencing criticism, censorshipSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)SuicideThreat of legal action, lawsuitWayne Garcia

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 1994
Source: East Grinstead Observer
More: link (55 KiB)

BRITAIN'S newspaper industry watchdog, The Press Complaints Commission has dismissed a complaint by the Scientology movement against the East Grinstead Observer. The cult tried to stop us telling our huge following of readers that an evil sex pervert who preyed on schoolboys at the cult-backed Greenfields school was a Scientology teacher. The cult accused us of inaccurate and misleading reporting following a court case earlier this year, when cultist Mark Kent was jailed for five years for serious sex offences. The ...

Tags: Children, youthConvictionEast Grinstead ObserverGreenfields School (Forest Row, UK)Mark KentPress Complaints Commission (UK)Sheila ChaleffUnited Kingdom (UK)

1991
Los Angeles Times (California)
FDA expected to approve drug related to Prozac

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, August 3, 1991
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link (55 KiB)

INDIANAPOLIS — A cousin to the antidepressant Prozac may receive federal approval before the end of the year for treatment of obesity, representing a new wave of sales growth for this class of drugs. Prozac, now in its fourth year on the market and approaching $1 billion in annual sales worldwide, has been dogged for the past year by claims that it causes violent behavior including suicide. A Harvard researcher's study describing six patients who developed violently suicidal thoughts while treated ...

Tags: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)LawsuitLos Angeles Times (California)Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)

Type: Press
Date: Friday, August 3, 1990
Source: Seattle Times
Authors: Marla Williams, Carol M. Ostrom
More: link (169 KiB)

There is Pepsi-Cola, there is Gillette, there is Eastman Kodak and Fruit Of The Loom. And then there is Dianetics. Wherever there has been Goodwill Games, there has been Dianetics. As one of 12 worldwide sponsors of the international athletic competition, Dianetics has been very visible — on television screens, the sides of buses, banners, even behind the goal of the Tri-Cities hockey rink. In the University District earlier this week, a huge tent at Northeast 50th Street and University Way ...

Tags: Ann RubleBridge Publications, Inc. (BPI)Carol M. OstromGary HarmonGoodwill GamesInternational Scientology News (magazine)Jobee KnightKaryn KueverLawsuitMargery WakefieldMarla WilliamsMembershipRecruitmentRussiaSasha MalininSeattle TimesSettlementSharyn Runyon

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Friday, August 3, 1984
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Author: Howard French
More: link (56 KiB)

U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich Thursday denied a Church of Scientology request to restrain Clearwater officials from enforcing a charitable solicitations ordinance until after further hearings on the law in a higher court. City officials hailed the decision as added support for their position. But sect attorneys said after the Tampa hearing that they intend to continue their battle to have the ordinance ruled unconstitutional. "The judge also said that if the city should abuse the enforcement of the law, ...

Tags: Clearwater Sun (Florida)Howard FrenchJudge Elizabeth KovachevichLawsuitPaul Johnson

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, August 3, 1969
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: John Dart
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RELIGION OR BUSINESS? Practices of Scientology Being Investigated Again By John Dart Times Religion Writer [Picture / Caption: YOUNG INITIATES — The Rev. Robert Bobo talks with two children who are taking Scientology courses. The photo on the wall is of the founder of the worldwide group, L. Ron Hubbard.] The mimeographed notice looked more like a secret police communique than a church message. It informed "those concerned" that a certain 20-year-old girl "is hereby declared a Suppressive Person and assigned ...

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1968
Evening News (Edinburgh)
Check is made on cult premises

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, August 3, 1968
Source: Evening News (Edinburgh)
Authors: Logan Robertson, Nigel Hawkins
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The premises in North-East Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, occupied by the Scientology administered Publications Organisation World Wide, have been inspected by the Sanitary Department of Edinburgh Corporation public health authority. A spokesman for the department said they found nothing to report, "except a few minor infringements of the Office, Shops, and Railway Premises Act, which will be attended to. There was no evidence of employees sleeping on the premises." The inspection was carried out after the Sanitary Department had been approached ...

Tags: DisconnectionEvening News (Edinburgh)Kathleen RileyLogan RobertsonNigel HawkinsPublications OrganizationsSalaryUnited Kingdom (UK)