Saturday, June 27, 2009

Working To Stop Scientology Racketeering, Human Rights Abuses

On June 27th in Scientology history

Church Seeks Influence in Schools, Business, Science
June 27, 1990, Robert W. Welkos, Los Angeles Times,0,884315,full.story

Today, Scientology executives insist that the organization is law-abiding, that the offenders have been purged and that the church has now entered an era in which harmony has replaced hostility.

But as the movement attempts to broaden its reach, evidence is mounting that Hubbard's devotees are engaging in practices that, while not unlawful, have begun to stir memories of its troubled past.

Tags: Applied Scholastics, Barbara Ayash, Bill Franks, CBAA, Detox, FASE,
Gerald Lionelli, HealthMed, Jack Dirmann, Singer Consultants, Sterling
Management, The Way to Happiness, William Marcus, WISE


Courting the Power Brokers
June 27, 1990, Joel Sappell, Los Angeles Times,0,3614832.story

"We need to be able to approach the right people in order to get things done," wrote Heber Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, in the newspaper Scientology Today. "We need to to find out how to reach key people in the media, in government, in the control points of society, the people who run things."

Tags: Heber Jentzsch, Religious Freedom Crusade


Foundation Funds Provide Assist to Celebrated Teacher Escalante
June 27, 1990, Robert W. Welkos, Los Angeles Times,0,3680369.story

The Scientology movement's Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education has befriended one of America's most celebrated teachers, Jaime Escalante of Garfield High School.

Escalante is the East Los Angeles teacher profiled in the hit 1988 film "Stand and Deliver," which chronicled his success in teaching advanced calculus to barrio students.

Tags: FASE


Scientology's Catholic Guilt
June 27, 2005, Fresh Intelligence, Radar Online

Before Katie Holmes" devoutly Catholic parents officially sign their daughter over to the Church of Scientology, they might want to get in touch with Philip J. Spickler. One of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's original disciples, Spickler is the father of Mimi Rogers, Tom Cruise's first wife and the person responsible for recruiting him into the cult in the mid-"80s.


Tom Cruise discusses psychiatry, Scientology
June 27, 2005, Arts, CBC News

In that story, the magazine asked Cruise  who helped set up a tent staffed by Scientology ministers on the War of the Worlds set  if he sees it as his job to recruit followers for Scientology.

"I'm a helper," he replied. "For instance, I myself have helped hundreds of people get off drugs. In Scientology, we have the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. It's called Narconon."

"That's not correct," the interviewer responded. "Yours is never mentioned among the recognized detox programs. Independent experts warn against it because it is rooted in pseudo science."

"You don't understand what I am saying. It's a statistically proven fact that there is only one successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. Period," Cruise said.

Tags: Narconon, Tom Cruise


Germany 1, Scientology 0
June 27, 2007, Emine Saner, The Guardian

The German government has banned the makers of a film about a failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler from shooting in the country because its lead is Tom Cruise. And Cruise, as he has ensured everyone knows, is a Scientologist. "[The ban] is a good thing," says Antje Blumenthal, a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician who has campaigned against Scientology in Germany. "I don't like that whenever Tom Cruise is written about, it always says he is a Scientologist. I am concerned it could encourage young people to join."

Tags: Antje Blumenthal, Chick Corea, Germany, Tom Cruise, Ursula Caberta,


Church of Scientology buys Falls School Business Center
June 27, 2008, Nashville Business Journal

The Church of Scientology Religious Trust has bought the Fall School Business Center on 8th Avenue.

The Scientology trust purchased the executive suit building at 1130 8th Ave. S. along with adjacent properties at 1112 and 1114 8th Ave. S. for $6 million from Fall School Associates June 26, according to records and the Davidson County Register of Deeds.

Tags: Nashville, Real estate


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